Gabriela Rincon, from Tijuana, Mexico, is a junior in the International Relations Major at the Autonomous University of Baja California. As the Youth Ambassador for Peace of the 2015 International Peace & Humanity Day, Gabriela presented a message for peace. She addressed the the massive costs of history’s violence and warfare and the need for our attention as species to focus towards peace. Gabriela’
Adam Khan (age 9) from London, United Kingdom, is an American, British, and Australian citizen with Indian and Pakistani heritage. As an incoming 5th grader at the King’s College Junior School in Wimbledon, he received the highest honor for his WWII history project and continued on to published a book containing interviews with WWII veterans and survivors. Adam, as the Child Ambassador for Peace of this year
Dr. Akiko Mikamo will be giving a keynote at “Seventy Years After Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Nuclear Abolition and Passing on Atomic Bomb Survivors’ Accounts of the Atrocities” international symposium held at the Hiroshima City University Peace Institute. The symposium will take place on July 20, 2015 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Japan time).
On July 16th 2015, Dr. Mikamo will be giving a keynote at ‘Sowing the Whirlwind’: Nuclear Politics and the Historical Record at the University of London. This conference explores the contestation of knowledge about nuclear bombs and warfare, including the impact and roles of misinformation and secrecy, from the start of World War II until present day. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ICWS
Dr. Mikamo will be speaking at the Inauguration Ceremony of the exhibit world tour: Transforming the Human Spirit, organized by SGI and co-sponsored by City of Tijuana, Mexico. The exhibition has toured over 20 countries in past 8 years spreading messages of peace all around the world. To read more please visit: http://www.sgi.org/resource-center/ngo-resources/peace-disarmament/transforming-the-human-spirit.html
Dr. Mikamo’s Japanese edition of “Rising from the Ashes”, “8ji15fun Hiroshima de Ikinuite Yurusu Kokoro (8:15 – Survival and Forgiveness from Hiroshima)” (Kodansha Editorial) has been nominated for the 2015 Hiroshima-Book Grand Prix award. The award is a regional event in Hiroshima prefecture to nominate and select the Grand Prix in 2 categories (“Novels” and “Oth