Rotary International and Griffith University hosted a dedicated gathering of people in pursuit of peace in our lifetime for the 2013 Rotary Peace Forum on the Logan campus.
Griffith University co-hosted the Rotary Regional Peace Forum which was also streamed live to more than 200 viewers at various locations throughout the world including Azerbaijan and Japan.
Keynote speakers included, Reverend Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision and Griffith University Chancellor, Ms Leneen Forde who spoke on “The Responsibility of Peace”, plus a number of Griffith Academics and guests.
The Global Peace Forum helod on Sunday 10 June, was the vision of Rotary President Sakuji Tanaka with the idea to convene Rotarians in several locations in the world to develop Tanaka’s mission of ‘Peace through Service’.
The forum was an opportunity for people of different ages from different parts of the world to gather, share ideas and develop strategies to progress toward a more peaceful world.
There were three major forums and several regional ones, including the one at Griffith.
The day involved several keynote speakers and breakout sessions with live streams to viewers and listeners around the world through a dedicated facebook page and the event’s website.
Presentations were varied in their mode of delivery and included keynote addresses and small group sessions, video recordings and a live cross to a Rotarian on a rooftop in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Check out some photos from the day on Facebook: Rotary Peace Forum Logan 2013
Recordings of the event are available at: