Academic journal article Tolstoy Studies Journal

"Peace, War and Politics" Lev Tolstoy Centenary Conference, September 22, 2010. University of the Fraser Valley

Academic journal article Tolstoy Studies Journal

"Peace, War and Politics" Lev Tolstoy Centenary Conference, September 22, 2010. University of the Fraser Valley

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The University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford British Columbia is pleasantly poised in the foothills of the ice carved Cascade Mountains and at the lower edges of glacier thick Mount Baker (11,000 feet)--a fine place indeed to do a centenary symposium on Lev Tolstoy. The event was held on a warm blue sky day, and the University sponsored and funded the full day meeting (September 22, 2010). The symposium was standing room only, and the purpose of the gathering was to reflect on the life and writings of Lev Tolstoy on the one-hundreth anniversary since his death in the autumn of 1910. There was an excellent turnout for the symposium from both the university and the Fraser Valley community. In short, town and gown were admirably brought together.

There were six lectures on Tolstoy that covered a variety of topics, and a question and answer session followed each lecture. The speakers and topics were

1. Alan Cameron: War/Peace in Tolstoy's Writings

2. Ron Dart: Tolstoy, the Nobel Peace Prize and Gandhi

3. Larry Ewashen: Tolstoy and the Doukhobors

4. Father Michael Gillis: Tolstoy and the Russian Orthodox Tradition

5. Brad Jersak: Tolstoy and the Russian Mennonites

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