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Bridging Divides: Youth, Peace, and Reconciliation

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Bureau of Public Affairs
October 26, 2011


Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs, held a conversation with Forest Whitaker, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation, on “Bridging Divides: Youth, Peace, and Reconciliation.” The discussion was moderated by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs.  Transcript»  Video»  DipNote»

Date: 10/26/2011 Description: Conversations With America: Bridging Divides: Youth, Peace, and Reconciliation. Start slate. - State Dept Image

You are invited to participate by submitting questions, some of which will be selected for response during the live broadcast.  Participants submitted questions below on DipNote.

Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker is best known for his performances in films ranging from “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” to “Bird” and as Ugandan leader Idi Amin in “Last King of Scotland.” He spearheaded the documentaries “Better Angels”, a film about Ugandan child soldiers, as well as “Common Destiny” about the power of education in promoting peace and reconciliation between communities. Mr. Whitaker’s humanitarian and artistic work earned him the UNESCO designation of Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation.

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