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We The World Web Conference With Rep. Kucinich

We The World Videoconference:
Building Peace and Security in the 21st Century with the UN, Universities, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (Dept. of Peace), Mel Duncan (Nonviolent Peaceforce) and others. May be viewed via webcast for the next 4 weeks only!
We The World Videoconference:
Building Peace and Security in the 21st Century with the UN, Universities, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, and others. The event was covered by satellite:on Free Speech TV on the Dish Network and simultaneously on many local cable stations across the country. In New York City it aired on channel 34 in Manhattan.

The show was simultaneously webcast on Manhattan Neighborhood Network July 11th at 6PM Eastern as well.

To view the entire Videoconference anytime during the next 4 weeks on the web, click one of the links below.

For Broadband users (high speed connections like DSL):

For dial-up 56k modem connection users:

You will need Windows Media Player to watch the event if you don't already have it on your computer. It can be downloaded for either PC or Mac from this site:
Rick Ulfik
Founder and Director of We, The World

We, The World, a non-profit organization that globally connects peace and environmental groups, covened this Videoconference.

Building Peace and Security in the 21st Century
A Teach-In/Speak-Out Videoconference Series
Linking the U.N. with Universities
and Participants from Around the World

Presented by We, The World

Sponsored by
The Lifebridge Foundation
and John Krysko

University Sites
American University
The University of Minnesota

Co-Sponsored by
The Buckminster Fuller Institute
The Global Youth Action Network
The Foundation for Ethics and Meaning
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
University of Minnesota's Women's Student Activist Collective

On Wednesday July 9, 2003 at 6:30 PM Eastern Time, We, The World ( launched a University Videoconference Series entitled Building Peace and Security in the 21st Century. It focuses on programs, policies and practices that can prevent armed conflict, repression and terrorism by engendering sustainable societies that increase peace and security around the world.

Each event of the series will link Universities, the United Nations and featured speakers. The series is being webcast and covered on a variety of media. (Contact We, The World for more information.) Speakers for the first of the series on July 9th were:

Congressman and Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich, who has introduced legislation mandating a Cabinet level Department of Peace in the U.S. government
Felicity Hill, from the UN Development Organization for Women working for UN Resolution 1325 and for an essential role for women in conflict resolution and peacebuilding
Mel Duncan, Executive Director of the Nonviolent Peaceforce: international trained, unarmed civilians applying proven nonviolent strategies to protect human rights, deter violence, and help local peacemakers to carry out their work
Rick Ulfik, Founder and Director of We, The World
Gemma Adaba (Moderator), UN Representative, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
American University in Washington, D.C., one of the participating Universities, organized a roundtable for this Videoconference with over 100 participants, including international conflict resolution practitioners who will participate in the Peacebuilding & Development Summer Institute and come from such diverse countries such as Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, The Gambia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Australia, Ethiopia, Japan, Albania, Denmark, and from several Latin American and Caribbean countries. Also participating were Greek and Cypriot youth and professionals from the Washington D.C. area including former and current foreign service officers, World Bank, OAS, CARE, Mercy Corps, UNHCR, and The World Affairs Council officials. In addition, Master's degree students from fields such as International Peace & Conflict Resolution and International Development participated in the Videoconference.

Rick Ulfik
We, The World
211 East 43rd Street, Suite 710
New York, New York 10017

Phone: 212 867-0846
Fax: 212 867-0844
Email: RickUlfik (at)

Nancy Hawthorne
Nancy (at)


(Practices of Prevention that Build Peace and Security by creating a sustainable planet with peaceful co-existence among all peoples and respect for all life)

fund the transition from fossil fuels to renewable non-polluting energy sources worldwide
promote the multilateral framework of the United Nations, its institutions and its legal instruments for resolving international conflicts
support the creation of democratic practices and institutions worldwide.
promote peacebuilding through insuring basic human needs worldwide
establish a Department or Ministry of Peace in every country
support business responsibility regarding labor and just transition policies, the environment and other areas of sustainable development policy
provide significant funding for public media that are independent of special interests
promote peace education programs at all grade levels
prioritize nonviolent forms of communication at all levels from personal to international
promote peacebuilding through empowering women
promote peacebuilding through Interfaith dialogue and understanding
support the use of field-tested programs in nonviolent intervention such as nonviolent civilian peacekeeping forces
support the mediation of conflict
reduce weapons sales
reduce and eliminate stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction worldwide
support disarmament initiatives and treaties

You or your business/organization can become a financial Sponsor at one of these levels:

Friend: $500
Supporter: $1000
Benefactor: $2500
Patron: $5000
Founder: $10000
Other: ______

To become a Financial Sponsor of the Student Videoconference Program, or to make a general donation to We, The World, you may click this link:

Or, send a check or money order payable to We, The World in U.S. currency.

FOOTNOTE: We The World is helping to establish September 1st as the annual international Interdependence Day.

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