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Rawlins Meets with Nobel Prize Recipients in Campus Peace Initiative


Rawlins and Nobel Prize winners
Brad Rawlins (right) with two previous recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, left, and Rigoberta Menchu Tum.

JONESBORO -- Dr. Brad Rawlins, vice rector of Arkansas State Campus Querétaro, attended an event to launch a campaign for The Voices for Peace Network (Red Voz por la Paz) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The campaign launch included two previous Nobel Peace Prize recipients, Adolfo Perez Esquivel (1980) and Rigoberta Menchu Tum (1992).

The network, launched by Argentinian singer, poet and philosopher Odino Faccia, included a summit with the Nobel Peace Prize winners and other representatives sponsoring peace throughout the world and a concert that premiered theme songs for the campaign: “Busca la Paz (Search for Peace)" and “Somos el Cambio (We Are the Change)." 

Arkansas State Campus Querétaro has committed to earning the designation of “Campus for Peace” and Rawlins has been asked to set up a network of university rectors (presidents) in Mexico to promote peace.

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