Dawn Engle

Peace Education: Change Starts Here

Dawn Engle, author of the „One Billion Acts of Peace” campaign and co-worker of 13 Peace Nobel Prize laureates speaks at Kapuscinski Development Lecture in Warsaw on the role of peace education in nowadays global challenges.

Tuesday 17.01.2017

Dawn Engle, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the The PeaceJam Foundation, shares her experience with encouraging young people from all over the world to work for their local communities.

Dawn Engle – a tireless peace campaigner – has created a network of 13 Nobel Peace Prize winners who now pass their spirit, skills, and wisdom to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world. More than 1.2 million young people from 40 countries have participated in the PeaceJam Program to date. 

Speaking at the University of Warsaw, Dawn tells the story of starting the „One Billion Acts of Peace” Campaign – an international global citizens’ movement designed to tackle the most important problems facing our planet. Her efforts inspired young leaders across the globe to perform 15 million (so far and still counting) “simple acts of peace” that include: improving access to clean water, tackling poverty, promoting women and children rights to name just a few.

The lecture focuses on presenting inspiring methods of youth education and creating sustainable, lasting global change through educational activities.

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Dawn Engle is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The PeaceJam Foundation. The PeaceJam Foundation is at the forefront of developing young people as leaders and engaging them in their local communities. Dawn began her career as an economist, working 12 years for the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. She was the youngest women ever appointed to serve as Chief of Staff to a U.S. Senator. She co-authored the book "PEACEJAM: A Billion Simple Acts of Peace" (2008) and directed the award-winning documentary films "Desmond Tutu: Children of the Light", "Adolfo Perez Esquivel: Rivers of Hope", and "Rigoberta Menchu: Daughter of the Maya" -- the first three films in PeaceJam™s Nobel Legacy Film Series. Dawn has received many awards for her lifetime of service, and she has been nominated sixteen times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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