CORVALLIS, Ore. – A screening of the film “World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements,” will be held at Linus Pauling Middle School in Corvallis on Friday, Aug. 5. A panel discussion featuring the film’s subject, World Peace Game creator John Hunter, as well as Mary Yates, former U.S. ambassador to Burundi and Ghana, will follow.
The event, sponsored by Oregon State University’s School of History, Philosophy and Religion, begins at 7 p.m. at the school, 1111 N.W. Cleveland Ave. It is free and open to the public.
The film focuses on Hunter’s work with his fourth-grade class as the students participate in an exercise called the World Peace Game, and discover that they share a deep interest in taking care of the world and each other.
OSU is hosting a World Peace Game camp for area students – enrollment for the camp is full – as well as training for teachers Aug. 1-5. The screening and panel discussion conclude the week’s activities.
Yates, an OSU graduate who served as a U.S. ambassador to the countries of Burundi and Ghana, will join Hunter and students and teachers who have participated in the World Peace Game for a discussion about the diplomacy of the game and diplomacy in the real world.