Book of the Week – Mercy Under Fire (Larry Minear and Thomas Weiss)

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Mercy Under Fire
War and the Global Humanitarian Community
By Larry Minear and Thomas G. Weiss

Mercy Under Fire provides an examination of the humanitarian practices of private aid agencies, international organizations and governments. Case studies and examples from around the world are used to support the authors’ arguments that the global community should make greater efforts at conflict prevention.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member. For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!




Cancer Society AGM – Thursday, February 3 at 7.00 p.m.

The Belize Cancer Society, Belmopan Branch invites you to join its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, February 3 at 7.00 p.m. at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development.

The Belize Cancer Society’s mission is to establish, promote and further the awareness and treatment of all types of cancer in Belize and provide support to those affected and their families.

The Rich Get Richer
The Rise of Income Inequality in the USA and the World
By Denny Braun

This edition is a penetrating and urgent study of the increasing levels of income inequality in the United States and the world. The erosion of the middle class poses a threat to worldwide economic and political stability, as consumers and their children slowly disappear into growing rates of poverty, crime, and violence. Braun examines the economic plight of all people including those in developing nations where a tiny minority controls much of the wealth, and links this inequality to relationships between Third World nations and multinational corporations. (Note: random cartoon)

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!

The George Price Centre for Peace and Development is hosting the first Conflict Management Working Session for the year, to be held on Thursday, January 27, 2011.  We will start at 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m., ending with a brown paper bag lunch.

Special topic for the day will be “Classroom Management”, presented by Kathryn and Cisco Fernandez.

The group will also share tips, hints, comments, questions, advise, updates … related to Conflict Management! Participation is free.

PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR PARTICIPATION!

Call 822-1054


Kofi Annan
A Man of Peace in a World of War
By Stanley Meisler

Rarely does a prominent world figure cooperate with a biographer who offers no say over the book’s contents, no prepublication examination of the manuscript, and no guarantee that the final product will present its subject in a positive light. Kofi Annan: A Man of Peace in a World of War presents a unique portrait of this widely admired leader – with his own view of events tempered and augmented by those of his allies and opponents, defenders and detractors. It is a must-read for anyone interested in diplomacy, international affairs, war and peace, and the daunting task of saving the world from the ravages of war.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member. For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!


The Belmopan Human Society & Charlotte Hansen and Friends present:

PUPPET SHOW
Music, Comedy and Crazy Fun Characters

Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 2.00 p.m. sharp!

Entrance fee: $5.00
For more information, call Nikki at 610-0400

The Carolina Way
Leadership Lessons from a Life in Coaching

For forty years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina basketball team with unsurpassed success. Now, in The Carolina Way, he explains his coaching philosophy and shows readers how to apply it to the leadership and team-building challenges they face in their own lives. The keystones of Coach Smith s coaching philosophy are widely applicable and centrally relevant to building successful teams of any kind.

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member. For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!


The Belmopan Football Academy is honored to host Dr. Rickey Casey and Mr. Ron Johnson, visiting Walton Scholarship Program Officials. Dr. Casey is a professor of management and business, and executive director of Ozarks’ International Studies program based at the University of the Ozarks. Mr. Ron Johnson is the Director of Walton International Scholarship Program at John Brown University. The distinguished gentlemen are visiting Belmopan to talk with college bound students leaving high school and those at the associates degree level, about the opportunities available for study and scholarship within the programs they manage. This discussion will take place at 3:00 p.m. at the George Price Center on Friday, January 7th. All are welcome to join.

There are currently 6 Belizeans studying at universities in Arkansas under the programs in focus. One of those students is Belmopan’s very own Paul Morgan Jr.


We left 2010 behind and now plan to make 2011 another fantastic year here at The George Price Centre for Peace and Development, so look out for our weekly newsletters (sign up here) and let us welcome you to our cultural and educational activities!

Wishing you all a happy and peaceful New Year!

GOD BLESS !!!


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