Annual Peace Studies Conferences

Fall 2017

Moving Beyond Stereotypes: The Somali Community in Minnesota

September 12, 2017

Fall 2016

Toward the Beloved Community: Ending Racial Disparities in Health

September 22, 2016


Fall 2015

Restorative Justice, Peacebuilding & the Use of Circles in Minnesota's Schools & Communities

September 14th & 15th, 2015

Additional Resources on Campus Restorative Justice Programs (link provided here)

Fall 2014

Lighting the Darkness: Exploring Alternatives to Violence

September 17, 2014

Fall 2013

Acting on Faith: Nonviolence and the Struggle for Interracial Justice, Then and Now

October 14, 2013


Fall 2012

Challenges Facing Africans Today

September 17, 2012

Fall 2011

Toward a More Sociable World: The Struggle Against the Death Penalty and the Legitimation of Violence

September 19, 2011

Fall 2010

Justice, Peace, and Environmental Sustainability

September 27-27, 2010

Fall 2009

Have we Overcome? Race and Racism in the Age of Obama

September 28, 2009


Fall 2008
Educating for Peace and Justice: From Minneapolis-St. Paul to Johannesburg.
September 22, 2008

Fall 2007
A Conference Exploring the Connections Between Peace and the Fine Arts.
September 17, 2007

Fall 2006
Islam and Peace: Exploring peace, war, nonviolence, and peacebuilding in the Islamic tradition.
September 18, 2006

Fall 2005
Against Forgetting: The Legacy of the Vietnam War for People and Politics
September 26, 2005

Fall 2004
The Peaceful Sex? Women and Peace in the 21st Century
September 20, 2004

Fall 2003
A Call to Build Peace and Justice
September 29, 2003

January 2003
Through the Eyes of a Child: War, Peace, and Reconciliation
January 21, 2003

Fall 2001
Democracy, Development and Human Rights in Kenya
September 24, 2001

Fall 2000
Healing Hands: Medicine and the Quest for Peace and Justice
September 24, 2000

Fall 1999
Nowhere Else to Go: Local, Regional, and Global Dimensions of Homelessness
October 19, 1999


Fall 1998

"Media and Violence" - Dr. Joanne Cantor and Colman McCarthy

October 5, 1998

Fall 1997

"Crime and Punishment: Retribution or Redemption" Kenneth Schoen and Dr. Donald Cabana

October 6, 1997

Fall 1996

"From Rage to Renewal:  Seeking Urban Peace" Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin and Fr. Gregory Boyle

October 7, 1996

Fall 1995

"United Nations: The Past and Future" Dr. Hrach Gregorian

September 25, 1995

Fall 1994

 "Africa" Professor Ron Walters and Mahmoud El-Kati

October 17, 1994

Fall 1993

"Women and Development" V. Spike Peterson and Vanessa Castro

September 27, 1993

Fall 1992

"Order and Disorder: Implications for Violence and Nonviolence" Dr. Richard Falk

September 28, 1992

Spring 1992

"Environmental Dimensions of the Arms Race and Disarmament"  Michael Renner

April 4, 1992