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Forward Into Memory: Untold Stories of Peace through Law from Pyonyang to V...

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In her final novel, “When Thoughts Will Soar” (Der Menschheit Hochgedanken), Nobel laureate and 19th century peace activist Bertha von Suttner writes of the power of specific ideas and stories to traverse time and space, to soar from one culture and era to another, and provide the “motive power” for the work of human uplift. However, as a consequence of fragmentation and the fragility of memory, these ideas and stories remain largely unknown and their motive power is consequently squandered. Join us for the 6th annual Bertha von Suttner Master Class (July 3/4, 2019) as we replace fragmentation with connection, and forgetfulness with remembrance.
This year’s class will focus on the unearthing of specific important Peace through Law stories of 1919, with special emphasis on Korea’s non-violent, democratic uprising of March 1, 1919 and its connection to the Paris Peace Conference at Versailles. We will also devote some attention to the International Congress of Women at Zurich, conciously seen by its organizers as continuing the work of Bertha von Suttner, who died 5 years prior in 1914. Additionally, given that this year’s theme “pivots to Asia,” and in honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gandhi, a sub-theme of these year’s class is alternative non-Western perspectives of Peace through Law. Please join us at the Peace Palace Library in The Hague (on July 3), and at the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft (on July 4), as we trace the red thread of positive history from East to West, and from 1919 to today.

On July 3rd (from 14:00-18:00), we will gather in the historic reading room of the Peace Palace Library to begin our dialogue about the “red thread” of peace history.

On July 4th (from 18:00 to 21:00), we will continue the dialogue at the historic Nieuwe Kerk in Delft which contains not only the Tomb of Hugo Grotius, but a “Grotius Window” which was unveiled in 1931 by Frank Kellogg - while he was a judge at the Permanent Court of International Justice, the judicial arm of the League of Nations. Remarks and discussion will occur adjacent to the Tomb and the Window, with a reception to follow.

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