2014 Annual Conference

“Courageous Presence: Shifting Stories and Practices of Peace”

October 16–18, 2014, in San Diego, California, USA

Co-hosted by the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Learn more about registering for the 2014 PJSA annual conference in San Diego.

To work for peace and justice from a place of hope, compassion, and persistence requires courage — not only to face conflict, suffering, and violence, but also to claim one’s own share of the trouble and thereby disrupt the cycle of disowned projection that creates the Other. Such courageous presence invites spaciousness, creativity, and inclusivity.

In this spirit, the 2014 PJSA conference has invited presentations that tell new stories, shift perspectives on old ones, include participants who are not commonly at the table, and develop transformation and emerging possibilities.

Our conference will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego on a mesa overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Taking advantage of its location just 20 minutes from the busiest international border crossing in the world (San Diego/Tijuana), we have expressly welcomed presentations from Mexican and Latin American colleagues, as well as on border and indigenous issues. We also plan to host presentations from the area of disability studies as well as the broad range of fields comprising peace, conflict, and justice studies.

Register for the 2014 PJSA conference this October now!

Disability accommodations

If you are an attendee with a disability who anticipates a need for accommodations, please contact Suzanne Stolz at sstolz@sandiego.edu or 619-260-2707 as early as possible prior to the conference start date. Additionally, you may contact University of San Diego Disability Services at disabilityservices@sandiego.edu or 619-260-4655.

CART captioning will be provided for all plenaries. If you require captioning for breakout sessions, please let us know.



We thank those who have sponsored this year's conference! 


The Sean and Kyle Imagine Fundhttp://www.seanandkyleimaginefund.com/


Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs (University of San Diego)


The Leadership Institute


Mary Woods Scherr

Peace Resource Center of San Diego

More information will be available on-site and in the conference program.  If you would like to become a conference sponsor, please visit the link in the right sidebar…