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The 2020 Vision for Humanity symposium is the first of what will hopefully be a series of annual symposia to be held in Calgary, focusing on human security from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
The symposium will be held in Calgary at Parkdale United Church on 2 November 2013.

The symposium is being presented in collaboration with the Calgary Centre for Global Community, and the presentations for the Parhad Research Program will be a part of the symposium.

November 2, 2013, Parkdale United Church, 2919 8th Ave NW 

Conference Agenda (Click on presentation titles for abstract and author bio)

8:00 – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast and Registration
8: 30 AM Welcome, Announcements, and Introductory Remarks by Dr Arthur Clark

Updated October 11

8:45 AM Session A:  Transformative Movements and Initiatives (Presentation + Q&A)
·       Gulen Movement: The Turkish Peace Ideology (Saima Jamal)  
·       Coexistentialism: Advancing Human Security by Transforming Relationships (Mahendra Singh)  
 
8:45 AM Session B: Peace, Natural Resources, and the Environment (Presentation + Q&A)
·       Silk Road to Peace: The Marco Polo Trail through History and Nature, RecoFitting one caravanserai at a time (Anahita Atashbiz, Marilyn Mora, Sara Tehranian, and Jorg Ostrowski)
 
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break with complimentary snacks
 
10:45 AM Session C: What You Can Do (Presentation + Q&A)
 
10:45 AM Session D: Human Rights and Human Capabilities (Presentation + Q&A)
 
Poster presentations (on display continuously throughout the symposium):
 
·       Global Cooperation for a Sustainable Future (Karen Huggins)  
·       Greening and energy issues: An Analysis of four Canadian Newspapers (Gregor Wolbring and Jacqueline Noga)
·       Disabled People and the Post-2015 Development Goal Agenda through a disability studies lens (Gregor Wolbring, Jacqueline Noga, Rachel Mackay, Theresa Rybchinski)
 
12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunch
 
1:15 – 3:15 PM Parhad Research Scholars' Presentations
 
3:15 – 3:30 PM Coffee break with complimentary snacks
 
3:30 – 5:00 Afternoon Facilitated Break-out sessions