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12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates: Day 2

This is the second day of a three-day summit. The three-day World Summit, themed “Speak Up, Speak Out for Freedom and Rights,” will feature moderated discussions with Nobel Peace Laureates that will be webcast around the world, providing a rare opportunity for audience members to observe and engage the world’s most notable figures in a discussion on global peace and human rights. Chicago is the first North American city to host the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

A special emphasis will be placed on empowering youth to action through interactive panel discussions and school visits. Summit organizers have partnered with the Chicago Public Schools and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, as well as a variety of national education-focused non-profit organizations, to connect Nobel Laureates in sharing their powerful stories directly with students in the classroom.

Chaired by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and former Mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni, the 12th World Summit will have as its Honorary Chair Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and a Host Committee comprised of leaders from Chicago’s civic, academic and corporate communities.

A schedule and much more information is available on the Nobel Summit Chicago website.

Second day schedule:

“One Person Can Make A Difference”

Panelists to Include:
President Frederik Willem de Klerk
President Lech Wałęsa
Dr. Shan Cretin, American Friends Service Committee
Mr. Steve Goose, International Campaign to Ban Landmines
Dr. Bruce Lampard, Médecins Sans Frontières

Jim Frederick, International Editor, TIME

Presentation of the Peace Summit Medal for Social Activism

“Women Forging Peace”

Panelists to Include:
Dr. Shirin Ebadi
Professor Jody Williams
Ms. Suzanne Nossel, Amnesty International

Fionnuala Sweeney, CNN International