Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.2

September 23, 2004


The Peace & Conflict Resolution series enters its second year


This year's program of the Concordia University Peace and Conflict Resolution Academic Series includes 16 events, ranging from film screenings to panel discussions and lectures.

The series opened on Sept. 17 with Creating Social Change: Obstacles and Strategies, a panel (see below).

The series continues with two lectures by Sumit Sarkar, a leading scholar on modern Indian history. He will talk about the political, economic and social development of post-colonial India.

Entitled Globalization and Secularism: A Historian's Perspective on These Challenges of the Contemporary World, the lectures will take place on Oct. 6, from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. at FB-060, SGW Campus, and on Oct. 7, from 7 to 9 p. m. at the D.B. Clarke Theatre. For the titles, please see the Back Page, this issue of CTR.

Starting in January 2005, the series will present three documentary films exploring the theme of reconciliation, under the leadership of Communication Studies professor Lorna Roth.

Bonjour! Shalom!, Promises, and Route 181 will be shown on Jan. 18, Feb. 15 and March 20, respectively.

Each screening will be followed by an open discussion with the audience.

For more details and a complete list of events, log on the series' website at or consult the CTR Backpage.