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Source: University College of Cape Breton

World Leader in Peacekeeping Key Note at CBU Annual Progress Dinner

October 13, 2006

(ret’d) Lewis Mackenzie to speak at Cape Breton University Alumni
Association Annual Progress Dinner, Thursday November 23, 2006 at the Delta
Sydney. For tickets contact the CBU Alumni Office (902) 563-1824 or
toll-free at 1-800-282-0314.

(Sydney, NS) - The CBU Alumni Association is pleased to announce that
internationally renowned peacekeeper, CBU alumnus and former resident of
Sydney Major General (Ret’d) Lewis MacKenzie will be the key note speaker
for this year’s fundraising dinner on Thursday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m.
(cocktails; dinner at 7:30) at the Delta Sydney.

Considered to be the most experienced peacekeeper in the world, General
MacKenzie speaks from experience. He has commanded ground troops in some of
the world’s most dangerous places: the Gaza strip, Cyprus, Vietnam, Cairo,
Central America and Sarajevo. It was in Sarajevo that his superior
leadership skills and courage came to the fore. At the start of the Bosnian
Civil War, he created and assumed command of Sector Sarajevo and, in the
midst of a brutal civil war, with a contingent of troops from 31 nations,
and under fire from all sides, managed to open the Sarajevo airport for the
delivery of humanitarian aid.

"We are very pleased to host such a high profile alumnus at our important
fundraising event," says Patricia MacNeil, President, CBU Alumni
Association. "Peacekeeping is something that is top of mind with many
people, particularly right now. To hear first hand General MacKenzie’s
experiences and perspective will be fascinating."

It will be an interesting topic for many at CBU and in the peacekeeping
world as well. CBU currently offers an MBA in Community Economic Development
with a focus on Peace-Building, Good Governance and Reconstruction. The
option deals with conflict resolution, civil-military cooperation, and
planning for civil and military crises and emergencies within the context of
a blend of theory and practise. Courses are designed to meet the present
needs of nations, the UN, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and
international and non-governmental organizations. It was first delivered in
2006 by Lt. Col. (ret) Alex Morrison, Founding President, Pearson
Peacekeeping Centre in Alberta in conjunction with Lakeland College. Studies
for four of the students have been put on hold as they take part in a
Canadian peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan.

About General MacKenzie:
General MacKenzie retired from the Canadian Forces in March of 1993. His
book, Peacekeeper: The Road to Sarajevo, a personal account of his
peacekeeping experiences, was a number one best seller, and a two-hour
documentary based on the book, A Soldier’s Peace, has aired in over 60
countries and won a New York Film Festival award.

He is currently the president of Major General MacKenzie Enterprises and
comments regularly on international affairs for The Globe & Mail as well as
numerous North American television networks. He is also bringing his high
profile and leadership to the fundraising efforts of

ICROSS (International Community for the Relief of Starvation and Suffering),
a Canadian charity whose mission is to serve the poorest of the poor in
Africa, and throughout the world. For his lifetime achievement in protective
services, MacKenzie was named, in 2006, a member of The Order of Canada, the
country’s highest honour.

The CBU Alumni Annual Progress Dinner is one of the many annual fundraising
projects the Association organizes to raise money for scholarships at Cape
Breton University. The CBU Alumni Association has pledged $500,000 to the
Cape Breton University ‘Future First’ Campaign. This project will raise
money to help fulfill this pledge.

Tickets are $50. For more information or tickets, contact Bill O’Brien, CBU
Alumni Development Officer at (902) 563-1824; toll-free at 1-800-282-0314 or

Photo of General MacKenzie attached

Kelly Rose
Communications Officer
Cape Breton University
Tel: (902) 563-1638

Bio & Photo Source:

Event Address:
Delta Sydney
300 Esplanade, Sydney, NS

More About CBU’s MBA Option in Peace-Building, Good Governance and

The 2004 Memorandum of Understanding between Cape Breton University (CBU)
and the Department of National Defense (DND) established the commitments,
responsibilities and understandings that govern the delivery of Cape Breton
University’s Peace-Building Option in its Master of Business Administration
in Community Economic Development degree program to military (regular and
reserve) and civilian members of DND. The Option is of specific interest and
benefit to personnel involved in planning and implementing post-conflict
resolution and restoration activities across a broad spectrum of national
and international need.

Canada’s 3D (Defense-Diplomacy-Development) approach clearly indicates the
importance of development in achieving and maintaining peace. It is no
longer enough for a neutral international body to stand between opponents in
divided lands. Peace-building involves a pro-active, dynamic approach to end
hostilities, deliver humanitarian aid, restore civil society and
rebuild devastated economies. The MBA in CED program and its Peace-Building,
Reconstruction and Good Governance Option in particular directly respond to
this priority.

The program offers flexibility in timing, program and opportunity for
military personnel. More and more military leaders aware of the importance
of blending peace-building efforts with community-driven



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