The high-level dialogues will cover the following topics:
- Peacebuilding and Sustainable Development in Post-conflict Societies (with a focus on Tunisia)- Reducing gun violence and improving the effectiveness of violence-reduction policies (in partnership with Americans for Responsible Solutions and Protect Minnesota)- Youth Entrepreneurs and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (with the UN's Sustainable Development Solutions Network)- Peace X Design: Building the Cosmopolitan Canopy and fostering Dialogue Cities (Design thinking and urban planning as tools for reducing violence and promoting justice in cities)- Dialogue across the partisan divide: a depolarizing workshop with Bill Doherty and David Blankenhorn of Better Angels- The role of worker-owned cooperatives in post-conflict societies (with representatives of 6 different worker-owned cooperatives from Central America & Colombia)- Peace education and curriculum development related to the Nobel Peace Prize-Sacred sites and indigenous rights (a workshop on treaty rights and the legal status of American Indian sacred sites, with a tour of local sacred sites on Thurs., Sept. 14th)
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-related organization, and 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.