A keynote speaker confirmed for Sydney is Prof Johan Galtung, one of the founders of Peace Research, seen here with conference organiser, Assoc Prof Jake Lynch, Director of CPACS.

Conference to be opened by Patrick Dodson, ‘Father’ of Australian Reconciliation.

Other speakers include:

Lawrence Wittner, Professor of History at NY State University, Albany, and 

author, Confronting the Bomb

Irene Khan, immediate past

Secretary General, Amnesty


David Kinley, Professor of

Human Rights Law, Sydney

For more visit CPACS

and IPRA

All enquiries to Jake Lynch


Communication (kə-myū'nĭ-kā'shən), n.

The act of communicating; transmission. The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behaviour. Interpersonal rapport.


We are winning the arguments against war and in favour of peace and sustainability. Publics all over the world are convinced that military solutions represent a contradiction in terms, and that we have to get better at sharing the resources of our planet if humanity is to survive. So why do preparations for violence continue to ratchet up and how come so little is being done to switch course to a greener future? The sheer unresponsiveness of institutional frameworks challenges us to upgrade our communication for peace, before disaster strikes. It’s time to start, in Sydney, 6-10 July 2010.

All enquiries to Jake Lynch 

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Communicating Peace