Causes of war

Helping Palestine and Israel: peace event

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/05/2009 - 18:30 - 20:00
Location: 
Sydney

After Israel's Attack on Gaza: How do we work for peace and
justice?


Hosted by The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at University of Sydney, this event will address what we can do to help Palestinians and Israelis working for peace.

Speakers:

MAPW 2008: Fact sheets 1-12 on the global arms trade

All 12 fact sheets on the global weapons trade prepared by MAPW with the Uniting Church, Quakers and Pax Christi; including Australia's role in armaments production; particular weapons; environmental effects of war; and particular weapons manufacturers. These fact sheets provide a succinct introduction to the human costs of weapons production.

MAPW submission to Australia's 2020 summit: April 2008

MAPW's submission to the Australian Government’s 2020 summit, in April 2009, was prepared by MAPW President Dr Sue Wareham. It discusses three areas of concern: nuclear weapons; war as a response to terrorism; and our future security.

Causes of war

Realising our principal aim of the prevention of war requires a far deeper and wider understanding throughout society of war's root causes.

We need more education programs to highlight the elements involved, particularly those relating to gross failures of human justice and fair trade.

Causes of regional conflicts and wars with regional examples. Necdet Ipekyuz - 1998

Necdet Ipekyuz of the Turkish Medical Association outlines the fundamental issue that regions "where armed conflict is ongoing receives assistance in the form of health, educational equipment, food and clothing from various NGO

Professor Peter Underwood

Position within MAPW: 
Former Coordinator, Western Australia Branch
Contact: 

wa [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
MD; MRCP; FRACGP; DCH; DRCOG
Current field of medicine: 

Health Consultant; Adjunct Professor, Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, Murdoch University, WA; writer

Special areas of interest: 
Primary Health Care policy, practice, research and evaluation; international and community health; medical education and training; medical anthropology and social medicine; ecological and environmental public health; sustainable health systems.
Background: 

Professor Underwood has worked in Australia and overseas, practicing and teaching general practice; and as a teacher, consultant and researcher in health, health policy and overseas development. He is a writer and broadcaster whose other interests include farming and the environment.

Dr Anne Noonan

Position within MAPW: 
Co-Coordinator of MAPW in New South Wales
Contact: 

nsw [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au 
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
MB BS; MD; MA
Current field of medicine: 

Psychiatry, including in remote Indigenous communities in Central Australia

Special areas of interest: 
The connection between human rights and health; conflict resolution in Australia and our region.
Background: 

Long term member of MAPW. Interested in facilitating the ongoing relationship with orther peace organisations such as WILPFi and CPACSi at Sydney University. Speaks Italian and French.

 

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