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Centre for Human Rights Education Public Lecture: “Practicing nonviolence in education” by Professor Magnus Haavelsrud

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In celebration of Nonviolence Month 2015, Curtin’s Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE), with support from the Faculty of Humanities, will host a public lecture: Practicing nonviolence in education by Professor Magnus Haavelsrud from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Event details

Nonviolence Month was introduced in 2014 by the International Centre of Non-Violence (ICON) Australia to support its work to make strategic interventions in education that challenge structural violence, enable learning untainted by violence, and advance a culture of nonviolence.

Date
Monday 19 October 2015
Time
5.30pm for 6.15pm start - 7.30pm
Venue
Venue update: Resource and Chemistry Precinct, Building 500, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley
Cost
Free
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Nonviolence Month was introduced in 2014 by the International Centre of Non-Violence (ICON) Australia to support its work to make strategic interventions in education that challenge structural violence, enable learning untainted by violence, and advance a culture of nonviolence.

Professor Haavelsrud has been the Patron of ICON Australia since 2013.

The transformative power of nonviolence has been evidenced in so many contexts and by so many – most notably in the work by Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

In his lecture, Professor Haavelsrud will focus on the question of what is the pedagogic foundation for acquiring a nonviolent identity, and searching for answers as to how nonviolence can be learned and practiced in education.

To facilitate this pedagogy of conviction some guiding principles will be discussed, focusing on how micro conflicts relate to macro conditions and how past, present and future perspectives need to be included in order to grasp the historical roots of conflicts as they impact the present.

Most importantly, however, is to offer an educational safe space in the ‘here and now’ for nurturing visions of nonviolent ways and means towards conflict transformation.

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About the Speaker

Magnus Haavelsrud is Professor Emeritus at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Distinguished Fellow of the South African Research Chair in Development Education, University of South Africa.

His work deals with the critique of the reproductive role of education and the possibilities for transcendence of this reproduction in light of the traditions of educational sociology and peace research.

He took part in the creation of the Peace Education Commission of the International Peace Research Association and served as its 2nd Executive Secretary between 1975 and 1979.

He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Peace Education since 2004, and is a member of the Global Advisory Group of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.