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Peace Education and Engagement during COVID-19


Friday, June 4, 2021

13:00 - 13:45
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Session 5, LECTURE HALL, Friday June 4, 2021

Session 5

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Peace education and engagement during COVID-19


Peace Education and Engagement during COVID-19

Chair/Moderator: Frederic Pearson

Dr. Pearson is Professor and Executive Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

1:00 PM-1:45 PM Keynote Presentation Steven Staples on “Peace education and engagement during COVID-19”

Mr. Staples, BEd MLCE, OTC is the chairperson of Peace Quest and an accomplished policy and research strategist, published author, and award-winning peace and social justice advocate with over 25 years of experience in community organizations and the labour movement. Staples is the owner of Public Response, a digital agency that services non-profit organizations and trade unions in the fields of online engagement and government relations. He is the founder of the Rideau Institute, a non-profit, independent research, advocacy and consulting group based in Ottawa.

1:45-1:59 PM Simu-Live Q & A in Networking Lounge Break-out Room.

This Session’s sponsor is Peace Quest, a leadership and education initiative that has launched an ambitious plan to engage students, teachers, and Canadians to promote peace.


  • Steven Staples, Executive Director
  • Ben Langille, Ben Langille, Film Director and CPRA Volunteer Assistant
  • Kevin Hasselman, Student, Western University