PJSA2018: "Nonviolence in Violent Times: 50 years since 1968"

The 2018 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association will be hosted by the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program at Arcadia University in Glenside/Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference will run from September 28-30 2018, with full day pre-conference events and a keynote September 27.

Both today and fifty years ago, violence and nonviolence were used as tactics as well as strategies. One might argue progress towards peace evades us. It isn’t particularly clear how to bring about sustainable change and progress. Are our notions and definitions of what constitutes violence and nonviolence oversimplified? What exactly has changed, if anything? What does revolutionary nonviolence, pacifism, and militancy look like then compared to now? How do we understand these terms and definitions today? How is revolutionary nonviolence expressed, practiced or utilized in this current political environment? What lessons and ideas still resonate? From the passive to the coercive, and from the Gandhian to the guerrilla, what are effective means of struggle today, and how are they different from the past? 

Pre-Conference Events & Evening Keynote: September 27

Conference Plenaries, Panels and Sessions: September 28-30



Read the 2018 Call for Papers



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September 27th, 2018 7:00 AM   through   September 30th, 2018 10:00 PM
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
United States
Early bird registration
General public $ 225.00
PJSA member rate $ 175.00
PJSA member, low income/OR student rate $ 150.00
Optional extras
World Cafe lunch $ 15.00
Saturday night dinner/keynote $ 35.00
Pre-conference NVCD training $ 65.00
Pre-Conference Revolutionary Philadelphia Walking Tour $ 45.00

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