ANNOUNCEMENT

GLOBAL PEACE SUMMIT
June 14–15, 2017  •  Kiev, Ukraine

An Invitation to Scientists and
Governmental Leaders of All Nations

The Global Union of Scientists for Peace (GUSP) is hosting a high-level global peace summit this June in Kiev, Ukraine. This conference, entitled SCIENCE AND PEACE: Proven Solutions to Violence and Global Conflict, will showcase innovative, evidence-based solutions to the ongoing problems of violence and conflict in Ukraine, Europe, and throughout the world.

Top governmental, military, and academic leaders from across the globe have already agreed to participate in this historic conference. We are now inviting other top scientists and political leaders from around the world to join us.

Among those confirmed or expected to speak are Dr. Yukio Hatoyama, the former Prime Minister of Japan; President Joachim Chissano of Mozambique, who applied innovative GUSP-inspired programs to end that nation’s civil war and transform his nation from poverty to prosperity; Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for ending decades of civil war in Colombia; Ecuadorian General José Martí Villamil, who applied GUSP-supported peace-creating methods to end the longstanding war between Ecuador and Peru; Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize; and renowned Ukrainian leaders General Vasyl Krutov, former chief of the Ukraine Anti-Terrorism Center, and Academician Dr. Sergiy Maksymenko, Ukraine’s most distinguished research scientist.

The Conference will take place at the extremely elegant Fairmont Hotel in Kiev on Wednesday–Thursday, June 14th–15th. Plenary sessions are being scheduled all day on the 14th, with additional talks and breakout sessions on the morning of the 15th.  The afternoon of the 15th will be reserved for focused meetings on important peace initiatives in Ukraine and throughout the world.

You will want to arrive on Tuesday, June 13th. Many participants have elected to stay an extra day for sightseeing and a guided tour of Ukraine’s famous art museums. We have therefore reserved hotel rooms for four nights (13th–16th), with checkout on the morning of the 17th. The cost for accommodations for four nights is 600 €, which includes breakfast for four days; our conference luncheon buffet on the 14th and 15th; a grand Dinner Cruise on the beautiful Dnipro River on the evening of the 14th; and a Gala VIP Banquet for our out-of-town guests on the evening of the 15th.

We encourage all scientists and leaders
committed to the cause of peace to
attend this historic conference.

For questions, and to apply, please contact
the Conference secretariat at:
Conference@GUSP.org