Peace, youth and the Commonwealth: what role for education?

Goodenough College and The Royal Commonwealth Society are joining together for a series of panel discussions in the run-up to the Commonwealth Summit 2018. This event is the first in the series.

The Commonwealth is home to over one billion young people, and together they have the power to shape the future. As the world finds itself at a time of increasing instability and international unease, what role can education play in ensuring that young people are at the heart of a peaceful future?

This event will begin with a networking reception. This will be followed by a panel of expert speakers from different levels of education, discussing the important role that education can and must play in the peace-building process. There will be an opportunity for questions from audience members to ensure an interactive approach to the subject.

Confirmed panellists include:
  • Dr Joanna Newman, Chief Executive and Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities 
  • Hillary Briffa, Regional Youth Co-ordinator and Associate Fellow, The Royal Commonwealth Society 
  • Patricia Crosby, Countering Violent Extremism Unit (CVE), Commonwealth Secretariat  
  • Anwar Akhtar, Director, The Samosa

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