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Photos from the Conference

March 19, 2010

Mallory welcomes students to the 2010 ISLC as the Innovative Applications of Conflict Resolution Panel looks on.

The crowd listens to the opening panel.

Attendees relax during lunch.

Claire and Mallory man the check-in table.

James Lee presents at the Environment and Conflict Resolution Session.

William Hall presents at the Environment and Conflict Resolution Session.


Eighth Biennial Conference for Graduate Students Studying Conflict

March 17, 2010

The UMass Boston Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution are hosting a conference this fall, Conflict Studies: The New Generation of Ideas. As it’s right in line with the spirit of our conference, I thought I would pass the information along. Read more below, or at their site.


October 22 – October 23, 2010

CONFLICT STUDIES: The New Generation of Ideas

The Eighth Biennial Conference for Graduate Students Studying Conflict

Organized by the UMass Boston Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution, Conflict Studies: The New Generation of Ideas brings together graduate students from a variety of fields to present their work and share ideas. Since 1996, graduate students and recent graduates from universities across the United States, Canada, and numerous other countries have gathered in Boston for this biennial event.

In addition to showcasing graduate student papers, the conference will feature keynote addresses by leaders in the field, skill building workshops, and opportunities to network with practitioners, scholars and fellow students.

The conference will take place in the state-of-the-art Campus Center of the University of Massachusetts Boston, allowing participants easy access to the City of Boston with its wealth of educational and cultural resources.

Contact Information

Please direct all correspondence to:

Conflict Studies Conference
Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution
McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125-3393
Tel: 617-287-7489 Fax: 617-287-7412

Conference Organizer:
Roni Lipton, Associate Director
Tel: 617-287-7415

Slides from Military and Conflict Resolution Panel

March 9, 2010

In case you missed it, or attended and wanted to refer back to the slides from Lorelei Kelly’s portion of the session:

Lorelei Kelly’s PowerPoint Presentation

Slides from Environment and Conflict Resolution Panel

March 3, 2010

In case you missed it, or attended and wanted to refer back to the slides:

James Lee’s PowerPoint Presentation

Will Hall’s PowerPoint Presentation

Peace Studies Student Conference

February 28, 2010

Via Panelist Barbara Wien:

The Capital Area Association for Peace Studies (CAAPS) Announces Its 23rd Annual Student Conference: Peace and Justice for Our Planet

Hosted by Georgetown University

Saturday, the 10th of April 2010

WHO: Attention students in DC, Maryland and Virginia. You are invited to present your best intellectual, academic, artistic or activist work on peace, justice, social change, and the survival of the planet in a supportive setting at Georgetown University on Saturday April 10th. Be part of a vibrant community of peace educators and students to enhance your learning and build a regional network. The conference is a welcoming and hospitable environment for young people to gain professional experience presenting or moderating, inviting feedback on their work, sharing activism, and networking for internships or jobs. Students will hear speakers, interact with representatives of non-profit organizations, and join in collective activities (meals, music, movement, etc.). Diverse visions and definitions of peace and justice are welcomed.

WHAT: Students submit a proposal to the faculty person at their school by March 22nd for the following:

  • A Paper. Papers with similar themes or topics will be organized into sessions featuring 2 or 3 presenters. Each person will have15 to 20 minutes to present, followed by commentary and questions-and-answers. We are looking for students to present and moderate.
  • A Roundtable. This is a more informal session among several participants, each of whom gives a 3-4 minute summary of his or her ideas on a common theme or issue, before opening up the discussion for everyone to comment. Student moderators keep track of time and ensure everyone has a chance to speak.
  • A Workshop. These are designed to be experiential or practical in nature. Workshop presenters share their expertise with participants, provide practical exercises, or lead demonstrations of skills. Past workshops have been organized around topics such as career and professional development, conflict resolution skills, action and reflection for social justice, lobbying, teaching tolerance, among many other skills.


Find the contact at your school below to submit a proposal by March 22, 2010.

American University: Rebecca Davis and Barbara Wien

Catholic University: William Barbieri, Director of Peace and Justice Studies

DC High Schools: Sally Schwartz, DC Center for Global Education and Leadership or

Gallaudet University: Kirk VanGilder, Professor of Religion,

George Mason Univ.: Lester Kurtz, Professor of Sociology (Fairfax), or Cheryl Duckworth, Institute for Conflict Analysis & Resolution (Arlington)

Georgetown University: Mark Lance, Director Justice and Peace Studies,

George Washington University: Irene Oh, Director of Peace Studies,

Goucher College: Elham Atashi, Professor of Peace Studies,

Howard University: David Schwartzman, Professor of Biology,

Johns Hopkins University: Terrence Hopmann, Director, Conflict Management Program

Marymount University: Michael Boylan, Professor of Philosophy,

Trinity University: Mary Hayes, Professor of Peace Studies and History,

University of Maryland: Dottie Chicquelo, Assistant Director and Instructor, Office of Multi Ethnic Students

University of the District of Columbia (UDC): Joseph Libertelli, Clarke Law School,


What is CAAPS?

The Capital Area Association for Peace Studies (CAAPS) was founded in 1988 in order to promote cooperation among peace studies programs in the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Since then, it has brought together students and faculty from area campuses to strengthen students’ academic and leadership skills in the growing, multidisciplinary field of peace studies. A mainstay of CAAPS is its annual student conference, a forum for the presentation of student research and the exchange of experience and ideas among students, faculty, and members of the D.C. peacemaking community. The conference is a moveable feast hosted on a revolving basis. In past years it has found an enthusiastic reception at American University, Catholic University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Marymount University and Trinity University. Thanks to everyone who has sustained CAAPS for 23 years!


Contact Guillermo Barriga or Mark Lance at the Georgetown Peace and Justice Program if you have any questions about logistics for the conference (public transportation, parking, food, conference meeting location):

Telephone: 202-687-4531


Summer Program with IPPE

February 28, 2010

Some of you got to meet Todd Walters, founder of International Peace Parks Expeditions (IPPE), when he spoke at the conference. If you didn’t, the summer programs offered by his organization are worth checking out. IPPE’s mission is “to provide a rich, unique, peacebuilding experience which can develop the bonds, skills and compassion of emerging young leaders, so they can serve as catalysts for peaceful change in their communities.” If you’re interested, you can sign up to participate in the accredited academic expedition in the proposed Balkans Peace Park between Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro here.The program fee is $3,500 + tuition for 3 credits, and airfare. UVM would transfer the academic credit back to your University. You can download the course syllabus here.

IPPE’s flyer with more detailed information is linked here. Email with questions.

Thank You!

February 28, 2010

Thanks to all of our attendees, coordinators, and panelists for making this year’s conference a success! Over the next week or so, we will be updating the blog with additional materials from our panelists, along with photos from the conference. In the meantime, please feel free to email us at islconference2010 (at) gmail (dot) com with any additional questions or suggestions.