This is a reminder that the March 1, 2015 deadline for submission of proposals is almost here. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a key part of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Atlanta. This event is being organized to promote democratic values and to highlight the significance of freedom and peace in our world. The three and a half days of mini-summits, debates, meetings, workshops and other activities are meant to draw attention to the challenges facing our global civilization. Summit sessions, focused on actions to support democracy and world peace, will cover the following topics:
Civil Rights Nuclear Disarmament
Human Rights Economic Prosperity
Global Health Education
Water/Sustainability Women’s and Girl’s Empowerment
Poverty Climate Change
As discussed in earlier communications, using a digital application process, eight institutions will be selected to present during breakout sessions highlighting global impact research or study aligned with the summit topics. This is an unprecedented opportunity to spotlight your students and faculty. I am pleased that the University System of Georgia is able to award five thousand dollars for each of the selected proposals to help defray the cost of travel, housing and materials for the presenters.
Proposal requirements and instructions for online submission can be found by accessing the proposal submission web portal at http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/nobel_summit. For your convenience, attached to this email is a guideline document outlining the information needed to complete the digital application via the web portal. Please note that the portal will close at midnight on March 1st.
The eight winning presentations will be selected by April 1, 2015. The selected proposals will be showcased at the World Summit in November 2015.
Henry M. Huckaby
Chancellor, The University System of Georgia
USG Committee – 2015 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
University of West Georgia – Dr. Kyle Marrero, Co-Chair
Atlanta Metropolitan State College – Dr. Gary McGaha, Co-Chair
Georgia Regents University – Dr. Karla Leeper
University of Georgia – Dr. Stefanie Lindquist
Georgia State University – Dr. Bill Long
Georgia Institute of Technology – Mr. Joe Bankoff, J.D.
Kennesaw State University – Dr. Lance Askildson
Clayton State University – Dr. Tim Hynes