The Global College “Igbo Educational Lecture Series” (IELS) is a series on peace-building in a multicultural society. The relevance of this is founded on the fact that peace and related phenomena (e.g., human rights, human security, social justice, harmony, etc) enable the realization and optimization of human potential in any society. The lecture series (IELS) is organized and run by the “Umunna (Igbo) Cultural Association of Manitoba, Inc” in collaborative partnership with the UofW Global College. The initiative arose from the vision of the Honourable Dr. Rey Pagtakhan (1st Lecturer, IELS), the founding Director of the Global College; and the Honourable Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, UofW President (4th IELS Lecturer). Dr. Michael Eze is the convener. The Hon. Dr. Rey Pagtakhan delivered the inaugural lecture, thereby launching the series on Friday March 24, 2006. Participants include students, faculty, other institutions, and ethno-cultural communities, as well as the general public.
So far (vide infra), sixteen lectures and special events have been delivered in this public lecture series: The 16th event “Importance of Community Involvement in Policing” by the Commanding Officer, RCMP “D” Division, Manitoba (Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody), was delivered on February 9th, 2018.
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