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The NYU Center for Global Affairs at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and the September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows present “Grassroots Solutions to Intractable Problems,” on Friday, September 8th, 2006, from 8:30am to 12pm. Join Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams and our international guests as they guide a morning of interactive dialogues about some of the world’s most challenging problems. The discussions will be followed by expert commentary from human rights leaders in New York.

The event is free and open to the public and takes place at the Center’s location at the Woolworth Building, 4th Floor, 15 Barclay Street [between Broadway and Church Street]. By subway, take the R or W to City Hall; the 4, 5 or 6 to City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge; the 2 or 3 to Park Place; or the A or C to Chambers Street.

Reservations are required. For more information, the public may call the Center at 212-992-8380 or visit

  • WHO: Speakers: Afifa Azim, Afghanistan; Father Michael Lapsley, South Africa; Naba Hamid, Iraq; Robi Damelin, Israel; Nadwa Sarandah, Palestine; Julia Duany, Sudan; Jean-Baptiste Ntakirutimana, Rwanda Moderator: Vera Jelinek (Center for Global Affairs)
  • Keynote Address: Jody Williams
  • WHAT: “Teach-in” with interactive dialogues and audience participation in break-out sessions with the speakers
  • WHEN: Friday, September 8, 2006

The new NYU Center for Global Affairs, within the University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies [], is located in the School’s state-of-the-art facility in the Woolworth Building - one of downtown New York’s architectural treasures. The Center presents provocative and timely public events regarding the latest topics in world affairs (formerly held at the NYU Vernon Center for International Affairs), and houses a new graduate program in global studies and myriad non-degree courses in international affairs.

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