Kids gather round this Friday September 26th for our Pajama Party Story Time 4-5PM. Wear your PJs and get ready for some reading fun here at The Bookstore in the Grove.
Beyond Conflict: 20 Years of Putting Experience to Work for Peaceis dedicated to the memory of Václav Havel, David Ervine and Leonel Gómez – three extraordinary individuals who showed that peaceful change was possible and shaped history by leaving behind a lasting legacy that resonates to this day. Phillips draws from 20 years of experience on the front lines of peace negotiations around the world to offer lessons for our current foreign policy challenges. He relates the stories of six individuals from South Africa, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Israel, Chile and Czechoslovakia who stood up to dictatorship, sat down with their enemies and confronted their greatest fears to pave the way for lasting peace and reconciliation. In an era in which war and devastation dominate the headlines,Beyond Conflictis a timely, relevant and fascinating reminder that peace is not an illusion, but a reality.
Tim Phillips: Author and editor ofBeyond Conflict: 20 Years of Putting Experience to Work for Peace. Co-founder of the organization Beyond Conflict, a widely respected conflict resolution and reconciliation initiative that has made important contributions to the consolidation of peace and democracy around the world.
Veton Surroi: Former editor-in-chief of Kosovo newspaper,Koha Ditore. Former member of the Unity Team that negotiated independence for Kosovo and Head of the Foreign Policy Association.
Donna Hicks: Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and author ofDignity: The Essential Role it plays in Resolving Conflict.
With a special introduction by:
Martin Palous: Director of the Václav Havel Initiative for Human Rights & Diplomacy at FIU. Former Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations.
Co-sponsored by theEuropean Studies Programand theMiami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information please, call 305-348-7266.
Pick up the new novel from New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder, “the master of the modern thriller,”*
about a father who is forced to make a choice with unspeakable consequences
When single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford the private school his teenage daughter adores, he has no one to turn to for financial support.
In what seems like a stroke of brilliant luck, Danny meets Thomas Galvin, the father of his daughter’s new best friend, who also happens to be one of the wealthiest men in Boston. Galvin is aware of Danny’s situation and out of the blue offers a $50,000 loan to help Danny cover his daughter’s tuition. Uncomfortable but desperate, Danny takes the money, promising to pay Galvin back.
What transpires is something Danny never imagined. The moment the money is wired into his account, the DEA comes knocking on his door. Danny’s impossible choice: an indictment for accepting drug money that he can’t afford to fight in court, or an unthinkably treacherous undercover assignment helping the government get close to his new family friend.
As Danny begins to lie to everyone in his life, including those he loves most in the world, he must decide once and for all who the real enemy is or risk losing everything—and everyone—that matters to him.