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Department Senior Official to Serve on Panel at Newark Peace Education Summit

Panel to help explore how to build foundations for a peaceful society

David Thomas, (202) 401-1576,

Event Date 1: May 14, 2011 09:00 am - 11:00 am

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate on a panel at the Newark Peace Education Summit on Saturday, May 14 in Newark, N.J. The event will examine how individuals, communities, cities, and nations can build foundations for peaceful societies. In the plenary session, Shelton will participate in discussions that focus on creating safe and supportive environments, both in schools and in the community, that are necessary for improved academic outcomes.

The summit is a three-day conference focusing on peacemaking practices from around the world. It will feature panels and workshops with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Nobel Laureates and peace advocates from a wide cross section of cultures, disciplines and perspectives. The summit will explore the programs, policies, and methods used by communities to establish peace, why and how they work, and how to replicate them in America and around the world.

Event 1
Who : Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton, Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education
What : Panel discussion at the Newark Peace Education Summit
When : 9:00 a.m.-11 a.m. EDT—Saturday, May 14, 2011
Where : New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, N.J.