and Web Broadcasts Are Scheduled Nobel Peace Laureates Conference
Video and Transcripts Offer Wide-ranging Discussions About Peace
6, 1999 -- The historic Nobel Peace Laureates Conference
held last fall at the University of Virginia, featuring His Holiness
the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other world peacemakers,
can be fully experienced again in a number of ways, including on
videotapes, television and the World Wide Web, as well as in transcript
form on the Web. The conference of the nine peacemakers who gathered
at U.Va. Nov. 5-6, 1998, to discuss "Human Rights, Conflict, and
Reconciliation" included many moving exchanges and far-reaching
ideas about promoting peace.
transcripts of the conference, including audience questions and
responses, are now online on the conference World Wide Web site
at http://www.virginia.edu/nobel ¥ Video of the conference may also
be viewed on that Web site.
conference also will be shown progressively in segments on local
Adelphia public- access cable Channel 14 on April 13, 15, 20, 22,
27 and 29, and May 4, 6 and 11. One approximately hour-long session
will be aired twice on those days, at 10 a.m. and again at 4 p.m.
of the entire conference may be purchased for $70 for a full set
of nine videos. Single tapes of various conference sessions are
$10 each. For information or to order videos call University News
Services at (804) 924-7116.
Nobel Peace Laureates Conference included His Holiness the Dalai
Lama, spiritual and political leader of Tibet and worldwide symbol
of nonviolent advocacy; Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa,
who worked for reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa as
head of the country's Truth and Reconciliation Commission; former
President Oscar Arias Sanchez of Costa Rica, architect of Central
American peace initiatives and promoter of arms control; Jose Ramos-Horta
of East Timor, recognized for his efforts to resolve the East Timor
Indonesian conflict; Rigoberta Menchu Tum of Guatemala, leading
advocate of indigenous peoples' rights and ethnic reconciliation;
Betty Williams, whose work in Northern Ireland helped
forge a "peoples' power" movement; and Jody Williams of the United
States, whose grassroots campaign to ban landmines raised awareness
participating were Bobby Muller, president of the Vietnam Veterans
of America Foundation who co-founded the Nobel-winning International
Campaign to Ban Landmines; and Harn Yawnghwe, director of the Euro-Burma
Office, representing Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, who received the
1991 Nobel Prize for her work to restore democracy to her country.
Civil rights leader Julian Bond, national chair of the NAACP and
professor of civil rights history at U.Va., moderated the discussions.
proceedings will be published next year by the University Press
of Virginia as a book.
Nobel Peace Laureates Conference on Human Rights, Conflict, and
Reconciliation was presented by the University of Virginia and the
Institute for Asian Democracy.
Contact: Charlotte Crystal, (804) 924-6858