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Serageldin proposes Education for Peace at second Petra conference of Nobel laureates
Petra, 22 June 2006  -- At the inaugural session of the second Petra conference of Nobel Laureates, His Majesty King Abdullah II called to help establish a Palestinian state and avert a humanitarian crisis in the cash-strapped Palestinian territories. Joining the Nobel Laureates at the conference were world-renowned leaders from the public and private sectors as well as from the civil society. At the session on Education, Ismail Serageldin presented a paper on Education for Peace. Session participants included His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dr. Khaled Toukan, Jordan's Minister of Education, CNN's Jeff Greenfield, and Professor Robert Thurman. The conference participants discussed challenges to global security and development, particularly in the fields of nuclear non-proliferation, education, health and poverty and economic empowerment. Special attention was given to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Petra II: A World in Danger is the second conference organized jointly by the King Abdullah II Fund for Development and the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.

 
 
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