First anniversary of the Normandy Chair of Excellence for Peace

On June 5, 2020, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Normandy Chair of Excellence for Peace, a first assessment was made: the progress of the educational kits project carried out by the students of the Caen campus of SCPO Rennes on the SAPARA people (ATUPAMA project), the partnership with the NGO Planète Amazone on the forest sanctuary project and the launching of the Good Stories movement under the aegis of Tony OPOSA, the leader of the Chair

Two high-level university lessons were given:

  • The first one by the professor at the Collège de France and Academician Mireille DELMAS MARTY on the Compass of possibilities. This is now a new line of research on Peace with the Earth, included in the roadmap of the Normandy Chair for Peace.
  • The second by Professor Nicholas ROBINSON, our chair emeritus on the ways of peace with Nature.

Finally, Emilie Gaillard, general coordinator of the Chair, presented the various high-level partnerships sealed by the Chair and announced the next scientific activities for the coming months.

On the program

(subject to changes)

– 2:30-2:45 pm: Welcoming remarks

  • Pascal Buléon, Director of the MRSH
  • François-Xavier Priollaud, Vice-President in charge of European Affairs and International Relations of the Normandy Region
  • Christine Brunel, Delegate CNRS Normandy
  • Pierre Denise, President of the University of Caen Normandy

– 2:45 pm: Welcome by Professor Nicholas Robinson (Chair Emeritus)

– 2:45-2:55 pm: Opening message from Antonio Oposa Jr. (Chair Leader) At the Break of Dawn…


– 3:00-3:15 pm: Presentation of the 10 lines of the Chair and video retrospective by Émilie Gaillard (General Coordinator of the Normandy Chair for Peace)

– 3:15-3:30 pm: Some examples of achievements

  • Presentation of the ATUPAMA project
  • Partnership with the NGO Amazon Planet
  • Presentation of the Good stories

High level meeting

– 3:30-3:45 pm: Presentation by Professor Mireille Delmas Marty (Professor Emeritus at the Collège de France) A compass of possibilities. Global governance and legal humanisms.

– 3:45-4 pm : Presentation by Professor Nicholas Robinson Instinctive Curiosity: Pathways for a Just World at Peace with Nature


– 4:05-4:15 pm: Focus on partnerships

  • Justice Antonio Benjamin, Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law
  • Sébastien Goupil, Secretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

– 4.10pm-4.15pm: The next scientific activities in COVID time by Emilie Gaillard

– 4:15 – 4:20 pm: The next science diplomacy activities in COVID time


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