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Kyung Hee University System to hold Peace BAR Festival

In celebration of the 41st United Nations International Day of peace, Kyung Hee University System is holding its annual Peace BAR Festival on Sept. 21. In celebration of the international day of peace, the annual PBF discussion sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., navigating through modern efforts to restore tranquility.  
The event will be hosted offline at Kyung Hee University Grand Peace Palace. However, the location will be equipped with online webcasts for participants who are not able to attend in person.  
Kyung Hee University System’s initiatives for the Peace BAR Festival stem from its priorities firmly established in 2004. The first festival during this era was a means of celebrating the cooperative practices led by the UN Peace Park and Global NGO Complex. Ever since, the PBF has situated itself as a dedicated symbol of Kyung Hee’s attempts to promote peace and mutual prosperity.  
BAR is an acronym that reflects Kyung Hee’s interpretation of worthwhile values that the 21st century pursues. The term BAR comprises three values: “spiritually Beautiful, materially Affluent, and humanly Rewarding.” Embracing such values, the Peace BAR Festival endeavors to deliver the significance of arriving at a harmonious consensus with assistance from diverse organizations including the UN.  
The theme for this year’s conference is “Peace of Collapse: In Search of New Horizons for Geopolitics.” Participants will discuss and handle related matters which are of great significance considering the timely concerns humanity faces. Climate change and the destruction of ecosystems are matters inseparable from modern industries. We now inhibit an era where no one is free from moral hazards that arise from idle greed, trust and cultural perception. It is inevitable for everyone to escape the lament posed by ethics and the environment and this is where the Peace BAR Festival 2022 steps in.  
This year’s meeting is dedicated to speculating on the essence of humans, navigating through our past and present to discover our responsibilities and faults. By pondering the traditional idea of separating culture and science and placing strict boundaries between many aspects of human life, the 2022 Peace BAR Festival strives to assess matters in an articulate and coherent way. Uncovering past malpractices and analyzing immediate responsibilities will guide participants in a new direction of sustainability and prosperity.  
The program details of the Peace BAR Festival 2022 are as follows:
The commemorative ceremony for the International Day of Peace will begin on Friday Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. A ceremony will begin with Kim Won-soo, a rector at Kyung Hee University Global Academy for Future Civilizations, giving a briefing on an updated report on the International Day of Peace. After the address, a special video will be displayed to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the passing of Dr. Choue Young Seek, founder of Kyung Hee University System. Choue’s words will be recited via a collection of his past speeches and a song will be performed by students of Kyung Hee University College of Music.  
The remaining time will consist of dialogue and discussions to bring together brilliant minds in order to diagnose and resolve existing matters.  
The second session will begin at 10:45 a.m. Kyung Hee University System Chancellor Choue Inwon will address the intimate discussion under the dialogue’s theme "An Existential Moment: New Wave of the Holistic Perspective." A talk will be led by Professor Kwon Gibung of Kyung Hee University graduate institute of peace studies. There will be an hour break after this session.  
The next session will begin at 1 p.m. It will take the form of a symposium where two experts will debate Choue Young Seek’s interpretation of peace as well as his ideological beliefs on the conceptual term. The talk will proceed under the topic “Peace is More Precious Than Triumph” and the PBF hopes that participants can establish their own terms of peace throughout this fruitful session.  
In efforts to encourage interactive and active discussions, the last session will take the form of a roundtable discussion. Under the theme “Onset of Disaster: In Search of a Gateway to New Life,” speakers will discuss answers to the ultimate question of the modern era. Ahn Byong Jin, a professor at Kyung Hee University, Global Academy for Future Civilizations, will host the discussion. Presenters and discussants will be comprised of only the best experts including professors from other universities. The fourth roundtable will be the longest of all the sessions, taking place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

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