Peace Advocate Olivier Urbain Speaks at City College Feb. 21

Peace advocate and author Olivier Urbain will speak at The City College of New York 4 p.m. Friday, February 21, in Steinman Auditorium. His talk precedes by six days the publication of his newest book, “A Forum for Peace: Daisaku Ikeda’s Proposals to the UN” (I. B. Tauris, 2014).

In “A Forum for Peace,” Dr. Urbain presents the essence of Buddhist philosopher and educator Ikeda’s proposals and ideals concerning the unique mission of the United Nations. Themes covered include the abolition of nuclear weapons, global education or sustainability, and mankind’s interconnectedness with the environment.

Dr. Urbain is director of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to the pursuit of peace through peaceful means and a complete abolition of war, with offices in Honolulu and Tokyo.

The event is free and open to the public. The Steinman Auditorium is in Steinman, located at Convent Avenue and St. Nicholas Terrace.

For more information, please contact Professor Suzanne Pittson at (212) 650-7656 or email .

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