Annual Peace Studies Conferences
"LIGHTING THE DARKNESS: EXPLORING ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE"
27th Annual CSB/SJU Peace Studies Conference
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Gorecki 204, CSB, 1:00 PM - 9:00PM
1:00-2:30 Opening Address: Mel Duncan
Mel Duncan is the founding Executive Director of Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP), a nongovernmental organization created to promote, develop and implement unarmed civilian peacekeeping as a tool for reducing violence and protecting civilians in situations of violent conflict.
3:00-4:45 Film: "Little Town of Bethlehem"
This award-winning documentary captures the story of three men born into violence who now risk everything to find a path to peace through non-violent resistance. Sami is a Palestinian Christian, Ahmad a Palestinian Muslim, and Yonatan an Israeli Jew. Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi, each learned that peace is possible when adversaries discover the humanity in one another. This film offers a model for conflict resolution that reaches far beyond the Holy Land. Winner of the 2011 Reel Rose (Pope John Paul II Film Festival) and Best Oklahoma Film (deadCENTER Film Festival) awards.
7:00-9:00 Keynote Address: Dr. Erica Chenoweth
Dr. Erica Chenoweth's groundbreaking work promoting the empirical study of civil resistance has already won her numerous awards, leading Foreign Policy magazine to name her one of its "Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013". As an expert on terrorism, she set out with her colleague Maria Stephan (an expert on nonviolence) to study the relative effectiveness of both violent and nonviolent movements. They built a database including over 300 movements from 1900 - 2006, and when they crunched the numbers, they told a surprising tale. They report the details of their findings in their award-winning book, Why Civil Resistance Works Why Civil Resistance Works . For a preview, watch her TEDx Talk (12 ½ minutes long) here: http://www.ericachenoweth.com/speaking/
Acting on Faith: Nonviolence and the Struggle for Interracial Justice, Then and Now
October 14, 2013
Challenges Facing Africans Today
September 17, 2012
Toward a More Sociable World: The Struggle Against the Death Penalty and the Legitimation of Violence
September 19, 2011
Justice, Peace, and Environmental Sustainability
September 27-27, 2010
Have we Overcome? Race and Racism in the Age of Obama.
September 28, 2009
Educating for Peace and Justice: From Minneapolis-St. Paul to Johannesburg.
September 22, 2008
A Conference Exploring the Connections Between Peace and the Fine Arts.
September 17, 2007
Islam and Peace: Exploring peace, war, nonviolence, and peacebuilding in the Islamic tradition.
September 18, 2006
Against Forgetting: The Legacy of the Vietnam War for People and Politics
September 26, 2005
The Peaceful Sex? Women and Peace in the 21st Century
September 20, 2004
A Call to Build Peace and Justice
September 29, 2003
Through the Eyes of a Child: War, Peace, and Reconciliation
January 21, 2003
Democracy, Development and Human Rights in Kenya
September 24, 2001
Healing Hands: Medicine and the Quest for Peace and Justice
September 24, 2000
Nowhere Else to Go: Local, Regional, and Global Dimensions of Homelessness
October 19, 1999
"Media and Violence"
Dr. Joanne Cantor and Mr. Colman McCarthy
October 5, 1998
"Crime and Punishment: Retribution or Redemption"
Mr. Kenneth Schoen and Dr. Donald Cabana
October 6, 1997
"From Rage to Renewal: Seeking Urban Peace"
Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin and Fr. Gregory Boyle
October 7, 1996
"United Nations: The Past and Future"
Dr. Hrach Gregorian
September 25, 1995
Professor Ron Walters and Mahmoud El-Kati
October 17, 1994
"Women and Development"
V. Spike Peterson and Vanessa Castro
September 27, 1993
"Order and Disorder: Implications for Violence and Nonviolence"
Dr. Richard Falk
September 28, 1992
"Environmental Dimensions of the Arms Race and Disarmament"
Mr. Michael Renner
April 4, 1992