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12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates: Day 3

This is the third 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.

First day schedule:

“A World Without Nuclear Weapons”

Panelists to Include:
President Oscar Arias 
Dr. Shirin Ebadi
Mrs. Ingeborg Breines, International Peace Bureau
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala, PUGWASH Conferences

David Martin, National Security Correspondent, CBS News

Presentation of the 2012 Peace Summit Award

"World Peace and Nonviolence: Never Give Up"

Panelists to Include:
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama 
President Mikhail Gorbachev 
Professor Jody Williams 
Professor Muhammad Yunus

Jim Wooten, Journalist and Author