LAHORE: Four students of the Government College University (GCU), Lahore, are going to participate in the prestigious Normandy Chair for Peace Summer School to be held at the University of Caen, France, on the rights of future generations.

The summer school will cover a wide range of themes including climate change, peace on earth, transitional justice, international environmental law and human security.

Students and professionals from various countries including the USA, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Italy, Singapore, Tunis, Chile and Cameroon West Africa are participating in the week-long summer school to be held from Sept 1.

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi said it’s a great opportunity as students and professionals from various backgrounds and education levels would gather in Normandy, France, to learn about key issues and initiatives undertaken by different countries, international organisations and Normandy Chair for Peace, as well as training in science-based policy development and diplomacy.

Prof Zaidi announced that GCU students Ahmad Ali, Raeesa Riaz, Fatima Asif and Muhammad Shahzad and its Senior Public Relations Officer Musadaq Sultan had been selected by the Normandy Chair for Peace as participants for the summer school. He said eminent lawyer and senior faculty member of GCU Allama Iqbal Law School, Prof Dr Shakeel Kazmi, was also specially invited to the summer school by the Chair.

The summer school will also hold a Model United Nations simulation on climate, existential risks, peace, and human security to explore how multilateral negotiations take place.

Speakers include lawyers, professors, environmental experts, human rights activists and researchers.

Published in Dawn, August 19th, 2022

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