Former Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue recipient (2015-16) Tim Flannery. (Darren James)

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Searching for the next Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue recipient

November 01, 2016
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By Ian Bryce

Reconciliation Canada Ambassador Chief Robert Joseph, Charter for Compassion founder Karen Armstrong, dance choreographer Liz Lerman, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and leading international environmentalists Maurice Strong and Tim Flannery.  These past winners of the Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue are renowned for convening influential government, business, community, and individual stakeholders to create global conversations on critical issues.

Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue is now seeking a new voice to receive the biennial Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue.

Anyone from around the world may nominate a candidate who uses dialogue to increase mutual understanding in international diplomacy and conflict resolution, climate solutions, intercultural dialogue, civic engagement, and urban sustainability.

“We’re looking for a candidate who has created space for a meaningful, two-way exchange of perspectives to address issues of international significance,” says Robin Prest, program director, Centre for Dialogue.

The cutoff for nominations is Dec. 16.

The successful nominee will receive $10,000 and complete a short residency in Vancouver where they will work with the Centre for Dialogue on programming that builds upon their work. Past examples include international announcements, book launches, capacity-building workshops, and participatory research.

To nominate a candidate, visit the Centre for Dialogue’s website for forms and contact information.