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Sculpture made of small caliber weapons, used as raw material to educative laboratories for trainee blacksmiths, from the exposition "To Be Deter-mined/At Arms Length", promoted by the Cambodian government in cooperation with the European Union (1998).

Science for Peace: Third World Conference. Milan, 18-19 November 2011

The third World Conference of Science for Peace will be held on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November 2011, at the Aula Magna of the Bocconi University, Milan. Science for Peace is a project launched on initiative of professor Umberto Veronesi, with the participation of representatives of the international scientific community and eminent persons in the field of culture, aimed at finding scientific concrete solutions for peace.

As in the previous editions, the initiative will constitute an opportunity for an international debate aimed at analysing the causes at the origin of conflicts and the solutions science can offer for their prevention and resolution. Four Nobel Prize Laureates and 37 experts coming from 15 world countries will contribute to this debate.

The topics addressed this year by the Conference will be, among others: access to water and food, the contribution of science in peaceful resolution of conflicts, prevention and care for big diseases, economic sciences for peace, crisis management and prevention of conflict at the EU level, science and civil rights, socio-political transformations in the Mediterranean, arms smuggling and the UN treaty on arms transfer, cartooning for peace, information technology and conflicts.

Professor Antonio Papisca, UNESCO Chair "Human Rights, democracy and peace" of the University of Padua will participate in the session on "science and civil rights" alongside 2003 Noble Prize for Peace Laureate, Shirin Ebadi, from Iran.

The Conference of Science for Peace is realised in cooperation with Bocconi University under the high patronages of the Presidency of the Italian Republic.

It is possible to register for the Conference on the dedicated pages in the English website of the Veronesi Foundation for the progress of sciences.