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null Pathways to Reconciliation Summit, December 14-17, 2009

Pathways to Reconciliation: A Summit
Human Security through Community Engagement
Amman, Jordan 14–17 December 2009

Hosted by HRH Prince Hassan of Jordan and organized by Melbourne's RMIT and Monash Universities, the Summit is a response to the intensifying political violence and insecurity across the world. The unique objective of the summit is to explore alternative ways to peace focusing upon informal reconciliation processes. The Summit will bring together 200–300 delegates from around the world, including individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to reconciliation, representatives from NGOs, activist organizations and bodies such as the United Nations and the International Criminal Court, as well as academics and the media.
Objectives of the summit include the creation, or extension of support for, selected exemplary reconciliation projects, the inauguration of a Global Reconciliation Forum to support reconciliation processes, and the publication of a major book based on the conference proceedings.
Patrons include The Reverend Desmond Tutu, The Honourable Sir William Deane, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Dr Jose Ramos-Horta, Dr Bernard Lown, and Dr Lowitja OfDonoghue.
Abstractsare due by 1 September 2009, but preferably earlier.

Early-birdregistration ends 30 June 2009: Regular US$300; Student US$250
Registrationafter 30 June: Regular US$500; Student US$300 Registration subsidy or waiver is available for the following delegates: 1.Members of a Sponsor Institution; 2. Members of the Global Reconciliation Network; 3. Previous participants in a Pathways to Reconciliation Series event; 4. Local Amman Residents; 5. Delegates with an approved request on the basis of financial difficulty.

The themes that the Summit will focus on include the following:

  • health-care and medicine
  • learning and education
  • arts and symbolism
  • celebration and ritual
  • place and environment
  • governance and law
  • sport and leisure

Contributions via email to the development of the proposal for a reconciliation forum will also be welcome from those unable to attend the Summit. (See Amman09/Global Reconciliation Forum ( )).

Enquiries: Dr Elizabeth Kath, Globalism Research Centre, RMIT, Tel: +61 3 9925 5084;

Further information can be found on the summit's website:

See 2008 conference publication Pathways to Reconciliation: Between Theory and Practice at Ashgate Publishing, London ( ).