"Forward Into Memory: Untold Stories of Peace through Law from Pyongyang to Versailles" is the 6th annual 2019 Bertha von Suttner Master Class.

Since 2014, The Bertha von Suttner Project (an initiative of the Cora di Brazzà Foundation ) has partnered with the Peace Palace Library to organize a two day long series of dialogues inspired by the work of Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914). Each Master Class is focused on a theme from peace history. Archives of prior classes can be viewed here.

The 2019 Master Class will focus on different Peace through Law stories of 1919: Korea’s non-violent, democratic uprising of March 1, 1919; the Paris Peace Conference at Versailles; and the International Congress of Women at Zurich, which openly criticized the Treaty of Versailles, and which was consciously seen by its organizers as continuing the work of Bertha von Suttner, who died 5 years prior in 1914. Additionally, given that this year’s theme “pivots to Asia,” and in honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gandhi, a sub-theme of these year’s class is alternative non-Western perspectives of Peace through Law. Join us at the Peace Palace Library in The Hague (on July 3, 2019), and at the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft (on July 4, 2019), as we trace the red thread of peace history and international ethics from East to West, and from 1919 to today. See above link for draft agenda.

On July 3 (from 14:00-18:00), we will gather in the historic reading room of the Peace Palace Library to begin our dialogue.

On July 4 (from 18:00 to 21:00), we will continue the dialogue at the historic Nieuwe Kerk in Delft which contains not only the Tomb of Hugo Grotius, but a “Grotius Window” which was unveiled in 1931 by Frank Kellogg - while he was a judge at the Permanent Court of International Justice, the judicial arm of the League of Nations. A reception will follow in the Nieuwe Kerk. There is no charge for attendance, but registration is mandatory. Register by July 2, 2019 below.