New Institute at UVic! Co-operative Institute for Peace and Social Inclusion

The Institute will explore generally how co-operatives contribute, directly and indirectly, to more peaceful communities through the application of their values and principles, their capacity to include people from different backgrounds and their concentration on specific, achievable objectives. The Institute will be formally established on January 1, 2013.

It will be located in the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria. The Executive Committee consists of: Charles Gould, Executive Director of the International Co-operative Alliance, Yehudah Paz from the Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development, Ian MacPherson, Emeritus Professor of History, the University of Victoria. A fourth person, yet to be appointed, will come from the Centre for Global Studies. An Advisory Board of 14 people, drawn from around the world as well as Victoria, is being appointed.

Please communicate with Ian MacPherson at

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