** Note: Delegates should not purchase general admission tickets (all ticket sales are final and non-refundable). Delegates purchase Delegate tickets once their application is accepted and they receive the pre-sale code.
The high-level dialogues will cover the following topics:
• Peace by Design: Dialogue under the Cosmopolitan Canopy (Design thinking and urban planning as tools for reducing violence and promoting justice in cities, examines four case studies that engage with public infrastructure, public health dimensions of urban planning, police-community relations, and the proposal for Dialogue Cities from the Nansen Center for Peace and Human Rights.)
• Dialogue Across the Red-Blue Divide: A depolarizing workshop with Bill Doherty and David Blankenhorn of Better Angels (This workshop will include three sessions. The first is a three-hour dialogue with local college and university students, which will be video recorded. Participants will be half Republican and half Democrat participants, and some observers, and be facilitated by Bill Doherty and David Blankenhorn. The second, led by David Blankenhorn, will be a debrief and discussion of future implications with the morning dialogue participants and observers. The third session, on Thursday morning, will be a skills training workshop taught by Bill Doherty, for delegates who want to learn about how to have difficult one-to-one conversations across political differences.)
• The Role of Worker-Owned Cooperatives in Post-Conflict Societies (Explores the benefits cooperatives provide to a society, as well as questions about how to maintain healthy cooperatives. Featuring representatives of six different worker-owned cooperatives from Central America & Colombia.)
• Peace Curriculum and Student Engagement: Integrating Peace Studies on Our Campuses (Exploring how the NPPF and the examples of the Nobel laureates can be used in peace studies courses. The group will be developing curriculum, extra-curricular programs, and readings to be used for courses that could be linked to the Nobel Forum and which can be used by faculty and students who attend the Forum, or other peace studies events.)
• Crossing Cultures and Faith Traditions: Respecting the Sacred and Honoring Holy Sites (A workshop on treaty rights and the legal status of American Indian sacred sites, both man-made and natural. The discussion will explore several case studies showcasing learning moments and best practice examples. Begins with a tour of local sacred sites on Wed., Sept. 13th)
• Youth Entrepreneurship and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (Using the inputs of SDSN Youth’s work as a basis for showcasing the effectiveness of youth solutions in achieving the SDGs and discuss ways to further encourage and support youth-led innovation with the help of all stakeholders. With leaders from the UN's SDSN-Youth Solutions Report and Project Twenty-Thirty) Note: This session is on Thursday, Sept. 14th from 4-5:30.
• Healthcare and Peacebuilding in Africa (Session to share best practices and explore partnerships to strengthen healthcare delivery in Africa.) Note: This session is on Friday, Sept. 15th from 11:15-12:30.
• Northstar Public Health Conference on Gun Violence: Focus on Guns and Mental Illness (afternoon high-level dialogues organized in partnership with Protect Minnesota and Americans for Responsible Solutions; will focus on gun violence as a series of inter-related public health problems that can be solved through integrated, community-based responses.) Note: Separate registration required to attend the other programming at this conference.
Delegates need to meet three requirements: 1) You must have a specific topical focus for your involvement at the Forum
2) Work with a supervisor, faculty member, or peace or justice related organization, (unless you are faculty or already work for such an organization in a supervisory position)
3) Produce a specific product or "deliverable" (project, paper, or action) out of the experience.
To apply, please answer the questions below. The NPPF office at Augsburg will review your application and let you know if you have been accepted as a delegate shortly. If accepted, you will receive a registration code that allows you to register as a delegate. Schools or organizations can sponsor delegates to attend with no charge (contact your school or organization to see if they are a sponsor). The registration fee for un-sponsored delegates is $120.