GERNIKA GOGORATUZ CELEBRATES WITH AIPAZ, 25 YEARS BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE
Gernika Gogoratuz is taking part in the annual Aipaz Conference with a delegation made up of María Oianguren Idigoras, director of the centre, Jokin Alberdi Bidaguren, president, Andreas Schäfter, from European Programmes and Juan Gutierrez, founder and first director, in a special edition as it is the 25th anniversary of the association. The event will be held on 10 and 11 November in Zaragoza.
For the celebration, Aipaz has programmed the conference around the advances, setbacks and challenges that the Culture of Peace has experienced in the last 25 years with the aim of analysing, reflecting and elaborating proposals jointly on the peace agenda. As well as exchanging information on the work, research and activities being carried out by the different centres in order to promote collaboration between them.
María Oianguren Idigoras will participate, on the 11th, in the Round Table: Is Spanish society now less peaceful? Changes in complex and plural societies. Proposals for a pacifist society together with Jesús Núñez Villaverde (IECAH), Javier Murillo Torrecilla (DEMOSPAZ-UAM) and Juan Manuel Jiménez Arenas (Institute of Peace and Conflicts of the University of Granada). The round table will be moderated by María Jesús Luna Serreta, Director of the Fundación Seminario de Investigación para la Paz (Fundación SIP).
Jokin Alberdi Bidaguren, for his part, will moderate the Meeting of the Aipaz centres “25 years working together for just, peaceful and inclusive societies”, also on the 11th. And Juan Gutierrez will be at the institutional ceremony to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Aipaz together with the founders and foundresses of Aipaz: Carmen Magallón Portolés (Zaragoza Peace Research Seminar), Martín Rodríguez Rojo (University of Valladolid), Jesús Sánchez Cazorla (Institute of Peace and Conflict, University of Granada) and José Tuvilla Rayo.
10 November. Women’s House
17:45 h. OPENING
Ana Barrero Tíscar, President of: Spanish Association for Peace Research (AIPAZ);
Carmen Magallón Portolés, President of Fundación Seminario de Investigación para la Paz (Fundación SIP)
ROUND TABLE: THE URGENCY OF PEACE: PATHS, CHALLENGES AND KEYS TO THE CURRENT CONTEXT
SPEAKER: Olga Rodríguez Francisco, journalist and writer specialising in international news, the Middle East and Human Rights. She is co-founder of elDiario.es.
Carmen Magallón Portolés, SIP Foundation and WILPF Spain.
Tica Font Gregori, Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau
Mariano Aguirre Ernst, expert in international conflicts, peacebuilding and peacekeeping.
MODERATOR: Pamela Urrutia Arestizábal, Escola de Cultura de Pau de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
11 November. Aljafarería Palace – (GOYA HALL)
18:00 h. ROUND TABLE: IS SPANISH SOCIETY NOW LESS PEACEFUL? CHANGES IN COMPLEX AND PLURAL SOCIETIES. PROPOSALS FOR A PACIFIST SOCIETY
Jesús Núñez Villaverde, Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action (IECAH).
Maria Oianguren Idígoras, Gernika Gogoratuz. Peace Research Centre.
Javier Murillo Torrecilla, Institute for Human Rights, Democracy, Culture of Peace and Nonviolence (DEMOSPAZUAM).
Juan Manuel Jiménez Arenas, Institute for Peace and Conflict, University of Granada.
MODERATOR: María Jesús Luna Serreta, Director of the Seminar for Peace Research Foundation (SIP Foundation).
María Rodrigo Plá, First Vice-President of the Cortes de Aragón (Aragon Parliament)
María Jesús Luna Serreta, Director of the SIP Foundation