Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Talk: "Sowing Seeds of Peace" by Barbara Gottschalk

Tue, October 29, 2013 | Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium, St. Edward's University

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Sowing Seeds of Peace

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7–8:30pm

Jones Auditorium, Ragsdale Center

Please join a conversation about the pursuit of lasting peace in regions of conflict.

Barbara Gottschalk, co-founder and Board of Directors member of Seeds of Peace, will discuss how the organization empowers young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence. The program began in 1993 with Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian youth, and has grown to include
young people from South Asia, Cyprus and the Balkans.

Seeds of Peace is an organization that brings together young people from Israel, Palestine, and other troubled areas for experience in living together peacefully. The organization has a summer camp in the United States and a Center for Coexistence in Jerusalem. More than 2,000 participants have graduated from the camp in Maine and then returned to their regions for regular meetings and coexistence programs. Barbara Gottschalk also has directed social service agencies responsible for treatment of people with mental and physical disabilities.

For more information about Seeds of Peace, please visit

To see the flyer for this event, click HERE.

Sponsored by: The Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance, St. Edward's University

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