Starting Date: 10-17-2013
Ending Date: 10-19-2013
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G6
Canada"Peace Studies between Tradition and Innovation"
CO-HOSTED BY: WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF GLOBAL STUDIES, AND CONRAD GREBEL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES PROGRAM
WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA
The enduring tension between tradition and innovation, and between continuity and change, will be the overarching theme of the 2013 meetings of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, to be jointly hosted in Waterloo, Ontario by the University of Waterloo’s Conrad Grebel University College and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of Global Studies. Inspired by the broader Kitchener-Waterloo region -- where a long and distinguished history of Mennonite peacemaking exists alongside a growing reputation as one of Canada’s most dynamic high-technology hubs -- the 2013 PJSA conference theme honours the tradition, history and accomplishments of the peace and justice studies movement while simultaneously seeking to expand the movement’s frontiers in search of new and innovative ways to promote both the practice and the culture of peace in a divided world. The conference will include sessions from across a wide range of disciplines, professions and perspectives on issues such as the innovative use of social or communications technology in the promotion of peace, the use of unconventional or unorthodox peace promotion strategies by long-established actors in the field, or on the comparative accomplishments of ‘new’ vs. ‘old’ actors in the field of peace and justice studies.
Confirmed keynote speakers include: Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams (1997) and James Orbinski (1999), George Roter (Engineers Without Borders), Rhoda Howard-Hassmann (Canada Research Chair, International Human Rights), Sylvia McAdam (Idle No More), Deborah Ellis (author - Teachers Professional Development strand), and Howard Zehr (Eastern Mennonite University - Mediation/Restorative Justice pre-conference session).
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Alongside the main PJSA Conference, there will be a Student Conference for undergraduate and high school students (Gr. 11 & 12) who are passionate and interested in peace and justice.
The students will hear the main speakers (Jody Williams, James Orbinski, Rhoda Howard-Hassmann) and also have their own keynote speakers:
* Sylvia McAdam (Co-Founder, Idle No More)
* Brigette DePape (Canadian Activist)
* George Roter (Co-Founder and CEO of Engineers Without Borders)
* Shannon Moroney (Restorative Justice advocate, and Author of Through the Glass)
There will be opportunities to meet and network with other students, academics, and practitioners with extensive experience in the field of peace and justice.
The registration fee is $60.00 and can be paid when students arrive at the conference. Please register here to reserve your spot. If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact us at email@example.com.
Geographical Scope: International