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PJSA 2013 Conference: "Peace Studies between Tradition and Innovation"
October 17-19, 2013 -- 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. The 2013 PJSA conference theme honors 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), and George Roter (Engineers Without Borders).REGISTER TODAY!
Special Saturday Conference Event!
"War Requiem" by Benjamin Britten * October 19, 2013 7:30pm * Centre in the Square * 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener, ON. The War Requiem is thought by many to be the greatest choral work of the 20th century. Britten’s heart-breaking music combines with Wilfred Owen’s poetry of the First World War, and the words of the Requiem Mass, to bring us an experience full of moral and emotional depth. Our performance marks Britten’s 100th birthday, and is offered in partnership with the Peace and Justice Studies Association conference. If you would like to reserve a ticket (at special discounted rates for conference attendees: $55 for A+ seating, $45 for A seating, $35 for B seating, or $20 for C seating), please email as soon as possible: info(at)peacejusticestudies.org.For more info...
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Announcing the PJSA Speaker's Bureau!
Are you interested in finding a keynote speaker, presenter, trainer, or consultant related to the broad areas of peace and social justice? Consider one of our highly qualified, dynamic Speaker's Bureau members! We have launched an exciting new venture that will highlight the incredible work of our members, and advance the workings of the "peace and justice" fields as well. The primary intention of the Speaker's Bureau is to help carry the mission and values of the PJSA to a broader audience. Understanding that various groups and organizations are often seeking trainers, workshop facilitators, presenters, keynote speakers, and the like, the new PJSA Speaker's Bureau will allow us to address these needs while showcasing the many talented scholars, educators, and activists among our membership. PJSA members can apply to be part of the effort, and general queries may be addressed to: speakers(at)peacejusticestudies(dot)org.LEARN MORE...
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Undergraduate Student Innovation Competition
This year’s conference focus is on innovation. As a result, the conference organizers would like to invite all undergraduate students to submit innovative ideas to a competition. This competition is wide open; undergraduate students from any discipline are encouraged to be involved. Student submissions may be abstract or concrete, physical prototype or conceptual idea, technical or non-technical; the range of possible submissions is wide open, limited only by the need to promote some aspect of peace and justice. The competition will be adjudicated by an interdisciplinary committee, and will include awards in the following categories: (1) Best presentation, (2) Most innovative idea, (3) Greatest potential for Peace & Justice impact. All competition participants will be welcome to take part in all other aspects of the conference.MORE DETAILS
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