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  • Peace Philanthropy Learning Event

    October 13, 2016

    How can philanthropists effectively support systemic change that leads to peace and justice for all? The Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy and the Carnegie Foundation are together organizing a participatory learning event on the contribution of philanthropy to preventing, mitigating and resolving conflict, and to building stable, resilient and peaceful societies. The learning event marks the 100-year anniversary of the Dutch banker Johan G.D. Wateler’s bequeathing of his estate to establish the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize awarded by the Dutch Carnegie Foundation. The 2016 award ceremony will take place after the learning event.

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  • Celebrating Peace Philanthropy and Furthering Peace Education - In the Footsteps of Andrew Carnegie

    Celebrating Peace Philanthropy and Furthering Peace Education – In the Footsteps of Andrew Carnegie

    September 2, 2013

    The 100th anniversary of the Peace Palace as local and global icon of peace and justice, cannot be celebrated without thinking about Andrew Carnegie and his act of peace philanthropy. The International Network of Museums for Peace draws special attention to this theme with a two-day international symposium in the Peace Palace.
    Celebrating Peace Philanthropy and Furthering Peace Education - In the Footsteps of Andrew Carnegie

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  • Centenary Activities in September: Symposium and International Conference on Peacemaking, Philantropy and Education

    August 30, 2013

    As part of the celebration of 100 years Peace Palace several lectures, debates and conferences will be organized. You are very welcome to attend. You can sign up and procure tickets per activity. Upcoming in September: Symposium and International Conference on Peacemaking, Philantropy and Education.

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    Building a ‘Temple for Peace’: Inspired Advocates and a Philanthropist

    April 5, 2013

    Shortly after the 1899 Hague Peace Conference had ended, William T. Stead, a highly energetic and respected British journalist and pacifist who had followed the peace conference as an observer, and Andrew D. White, the American head of delegation and ambassador in Germany, convinced the Scottish-born American steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to finance the ‘Temple for Peace’ that was to become the Peace Palace in The Hague.

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