2018 Conference Schedule

 

Check out our featured and invited plenary and keynote speakers here, and check back often as the list is expanding!

Thursday, September 27

Friday, September 28

Saturday, September 29

  • 8:00 - 8:30: Coffee/tea/breakfast [Location: The Great Room]
  • ​9:00 - 10:30: Concurrent session #3
    • 3.1 [Panel] "Teaching Peace" [Chair: Emily Welty, Location: DC-103]
      • “Teaching Peace in Violent Times,” Margaret Groarke (Manhattan College) and Emily Welty (Pace University)
      • “Motivating Students to Struggle for Justice Using Human Connectedness & Self-Interest,” Jim Handley (University of Wisconsin - Stout)
      • “Cultivating Peace through Teaching History in Rwandan Secondary Schools,” Brittany Fried (Georgetown University)
      • “Teaching for Peace, Human Rights, and Sustainable Development,” Alex Otieno (Arcadia University)
    • 3.2 [Panel] "Cultures of Violence in North America" [Chair: Dustin Hausner, Location: Castle Dining]
      • “Policing in Indian Country: Tribal Police Officers’ Perceptions on Crime and Violence,” Favian Guertin-Martin (Arcadia University)
      • “Native American Relocation - Another Attempt at Cultural Genocide,” Richard Clark (John Carroll University) and Karen Posner (John Carroll University)
      • “The Critique of American Ideology: Ending Domestic Gun Violence, the Death Penalty and the Global War Machine,” Raj Sampath (Brandeis University)
      • “The Erosion of Safe Spaces Gun Violence in the US,” Amal Khoury (University of North Carolina Charlotte)
    • 3.3 [Panel] "Case Studies in Politics, Community & Justice" [Chair: Sherrie Alexander, Location: Castle Mirror]
      • “Community Health and Urban Peacebuilding Strategies,” Lynne Woehrle (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)
      • “Does Margin of Victory Affect the Integrity of Election? Cross-Country Evidence,” Ziaul Haque (Kennesaw State University)
      • “Linking Cooperatives and Peacemaking,” Thomas Decker (Earlham School of Religion)
      • “The Impacts of Human Rights Education,” Zoë Robinson (University of St. Thomas)
    • 3.4 [Panel] "Fanonian Peace - Global Perspectives" [Chair: Yousuf Al-Bulushi, Location: DC-214A]
      • “From Mimesis to Tectonic Rupture: Re-Channeling Fanon Toward a Pangeal Peace,” Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams (Gettysburg College)
      • “(Non)violent liberation and politics: Fanon and Colombia’s Peace Community,” Christopher Courtheyn (Universidad del Rosario)
      • “Fanon, Gratuitous Violence, and the Zone of Non-Being,” Yousuf Al-Bulushi (University of California Irvine)
    • 3.5 [Roundtable] “Translation/Interpretation as Immigrant Advocacy” [Chair: Hilary Parsons Dick, Location: DC-107]
      • Ellen Skilton (Arcadia University)
      • Gabriela Segal (Arcadia University)
      • Aroline Seibert Hanson (Arcadia University)
      • Honorable Christopher J. Cerski (Arcadia University)
      • Hilary Parsons Dick (Arcadia University)
    • 3.6 [Workshop] “Diversity, Disability, & Inclusion in Our Field: Re-Centering PJSA’s Mission for Inclusive Peace & Justice” [Location: Commons 1/2]
      • Elavie Ndura (Gallaudet University)
      • Olugbenga Aina (Gallaudet University)
      • Cara Miller (Gallaudet University)
      • Kirk VanGilder (Gallaudet University)
    • 3.7 ​[Workshop] “Hope & Sustainability in Social Justice Work” [Location: Commons 3]
      • Eleonora Bartoli (Arcadia University)
  • 11:00 - 12:30: Concurrent session #4
    • 4.1 [Panel] "Teaching Peace Across the Curriculum" [Chair: Joy Meeker, Location: Castle Dining]
      • ​“Teaching Climate Change through a Social Justice Lens,” Joy Meeker (Saybrook University)
      • “Contributions of Field-Based Peace Education to Youth Peacebuilding,” Alexander Cromwell (George Mason University)
      • “Slightly Revolutionary: Planting Seeds of Non-Violence in the Writing Classroom,” Heidi Huse (University of Tennessee at Martin)
      • “Expanded View of Peace Studies in an Era of Divisiveness,” Lowell Ewert (Conrad Grebel University College)
    • 4.2 [Panel] "Rethinking Nonviolence" [Chair: Kelly Rae Kraemer, Location: Castle Mirror]
      • “Violence, Nonviolence, and the Possibilities of Political Subjectivity,” Timothy Seidel (Eastern Mennonite University)
      • “Rereading McGuinness: Feminism, Gene Sharp, and Revolutionary Nonviolence,” Kelly Rae Kraemer (St. John's University)
      • “Revolutionary Nonviolence and Rainer Forst’s Critical Theory of Justice,” Dale Snauwaert (University of Toledo)
    • 4.3 [Panel] "Revolutionary Action Abroad 1" [Chair: Emily Welty, Location: Commons 1/2]
      • “Arbitrary Jurisdiction: One Dead, Two Arrested,” Ali Askerov (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
      • “Oasis of Peace: An Analysis of Interpersonal & Political Reconciliation in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” Nicholas R. Sherwood (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
      • TBA
    • 4.4 [Roundtable] “A New Model for Criminal Justice in Philadelphia? What Happens When a Defense Attorney Becomes District Attorney?” [Chair: John Noakes, Location: DC-107]
      • John Noakes (Arcadia University)
      • Marissa Bluestine (PA Innocence Project)
      • Paul Hetznecker (Defender’s Association of Philadelphia)
      • Larry Krasner (District Attorney of Philadelphia)
    • 4.5 [Roundtable] “Learning in Context: Innovative approaches to Understanding Violence & Non-Violence” [Chair: Barbod Salimi and Judith Oleson, Location: DC-103]
      • Mary Mortenson (Boston University)
      • Laura Sabia (Boston University)
      • Audrey Holt (Boston University)
      • Barbod Salimi (Boston University)
      • Judith Oleson (Boston University)
    • 4.6 [Roundtable] “Beyond War: Historicizing Peace & the Theorization of Peace Studies” [Location: DC-214A]
      • John Smolenski (University of California at Davis)
      • Michael Minch (University of Utah)
      • Michael Goode (University of Utah)
      • Elavie Ndura (Gallaudet University)
    • 4.7 [Roundtable] “Teaching Political Violence Non-Violently” [Location: Commons 3]​
      • Richard Jackson (University of Otago)
      • Amy Cox (Arcadia University)
      • Michael Loadenthal (Miami University of Oxford/PJSA)​
  • 12:30 - 2:00: Lunch & American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Plenary, "Nonviolent movement building with grassroots communities, youths, and allies at this political moment" [Location: The Great Room] 
    • Moderator: Kerri Kennedy (AFSC Associate Secretary General for International Programs)
    • Lucy Duncan (AFSC Director of Friends Relations)
    • Jude-Laure Denis (POWER Community Organizer)
    • Chia-Chia Wang (AFSC Advocacy and Organizing Director)
    • Nia Eubanks-Dixon (AFSC Youth Program Officer)
  • 2:30 - 4:00: Concurrent session #5
    • 5.1 [Panel] "Ritual Space, Art & Music 1" [Chair: Swasti Bhattacharyya, Location: DC-103]
      • “Dialogue, Drumming & Synchronicity: Wadaiko in Salvador, Bahia Brazil,” Elizabeth Stela (University of California at Riverside)
      • “Creating a Beloved Global Community,” Joseph de Rivera (Clark University)
      • “Why Nonviolent Resistance Needs the Arts,” Shelly Clay-Robison (George Mason University/York College of Pennsylvania)
      • “Inspiring Desire for Change: Fictional Activists, their Relationships and Communities,” Loretta Long (University of Texas at San Antonio)​
    • 5.2 [Panel] "Reconciliation & its Obstacles" [Chair: Jeremy Rinker, Location: Castle Dining]
      • “Peacebuilding in the Context of Structural Inequality: The Inescapable Grounding of Collective Trauma in Challenges to Neoliberal Social Norms,” Jeremy Rinker (University of North Carolina Greensboro)
      • “Bridging the Divide: Cross-Cultural Mediation,” Joshua M. Mahuna and Laura N. Mahan (George Mason University)
      • “Framing War, Weapons and Peaceful Solutions with Top-Down and Bottom Up Thinking,” Rob Kall (Bottom-up Show/OpEdNews.com)​
      • "Reconciliation comes through mending," Shawanna Vaughn (Silent Cry Inc.)
    • 5.3 [Panel] "Women Working in Peace & Revolution" [Chair: Elavie Ndura, Location: DC-214A]
      • “Women’s Nonviolent Processes of Peacebuilding and Peacemaking in Uzbekistan,” Zulfiya Tursunova (Guilford College)
      • “Gender, Anti-Militarism and Creative Community Building,” Amy C. Schneidhorst (Rhode Island School of Design)​
      • “The Importance of Cultural Approaches in Conflict Resolution,” Yeju Choi (Kennesaw State University)
      • “Building Democracy and Leading a Revolution in Culture: Helen Hoy Greeley, Organizer and Orator of Campaigns for Woman Suffrage in California, Oregon, New Jersey and New York, 1911-19,” Nancy E. Boyer (University of Delaware)
    • 5.4 [Panel] "Decolonizing Knowledge of Revolutionary Nonviolence" [Chair: Sean Chabot, Location: Castle Mirror]
      • Tonga Karena (University of Otago)
      • Richard Jackson (University of Otago)
      • Carol Daniel Kasbari (George Mason University)
      • Stellan Vinthagen (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
      • Sean Chabot (Eastern Washington University)
    • ​​5.5 [Roundtable] "Ending Police Violence, Dismantling Racism, & Building Justice” [Chair: Mark Lance, Location: Commons 1/2]
      • Janet Gerson (International Institute on Peace Education
      • Lynne M. Woehrle (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)
      • Dave Ragland (Truth Telling Project)
      • Timothy Seidel (Eastern Mennonite University)​​
      • Mahdis Azarmandi (Depauw University)
    • 5.6 [Roundtable] “Justice, Gender, Sexuality: An Intersectional Roundtable” [Chair: Emily S. Davis, Location: DC-107]
      • Sheherazade Jafari (George Mason University)
      • Geoffrey Bateman (Regis University)
      • Emily S. Davis (University of Delaware)
    • 5.7 [Workshop] “Courageous Conversations: Exploring Emotional & Cognitive Responses to build an Interfaith Restorative Community” [Location: Commons 3]
      • Alia Sheety (Cabrini University)
      • Lisa Ratmansky (Cabrini University)
      • Raheeda Ahmad (Cabrini University)
  • 4:00: Coffee break
  • 4:30 - 6:00: Concurrent session #6
    • 6.1 [Panel] "Revolutionary Action Abroad 2" [Chair: Barbara Wien, Location: Castle Mirror]
      • ​“Negotiating Justice and Peace for All: Group Versus Individual Rights in South Africa and Beyond,” Bernedette Muthien (Constitutional Rights Commissioner, South Africa)
      • “Nonviolent Struggles against US Military Bases in Okinawa,” Yuichi Moroi (Meiji University)
      • “A Revolutionary Action Campaign towards a Change within the Local Finnish Community,” Hasan Habes and Ingrida Grigaityte (Åbo Akademi University)​
    • 6.2 [Panel] "Ritual Space, Art & Music 2" [Chair: Emily Welty, Location: Castle Dining]
      • ​“Harnessing the Potential of Retirees in Peacebuilding and Conflict Management through Cultural Art Forms at Community Level,” Polly Walker (Juniata College) and Kitchie Magak (Maseno University)
      • “Why Stand on a Silent Platform: The College Art Gallery as an Agent of Nonviolent Resistance,” Matthew Clay-Robison (York College of PA)
      • “Holding a Light for Justice,” Emily Welty (Pace University)
    • ​6.3 [Roundtable] “Palestine-Israel, Pedagogy, & Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)” [Location: DC-107]
      • Chair: Timothy Seidel (Eastern Mennonite University)
      • Stephen Zunes (University of San Francisco)
      • Simona Sharoni (Merrimack College)
      • Mark Ayyash (Mount Royal University)
    • 6.4 [Roundtable] “The Politics of Peace: Intersections of Violence & Non-Violence in Sierra Leone's 2018 Presidential Election” [Location: DC-103]
      • Sabrina Calazans (Arcadia University)
      • Brittany Goodwin (Arcadia University)
      • Kate Whitman (Arcadia University)
      • Jeanna Murat (Arcadia University)
      • Sean Givnish (Arcadia University)
      • Jennifer Riggan (Arcadia University)
    • ​6.5 [Roundtable] “Rethinking power & democracy in destructive times” [Location: DC-214A]
      • Jeff Warnke (Bowling Green State University)
      • Janet Gerson (International Institute of Peace Education)
      • Dale Snauwaert (University of Toledo)
    • 6.6 [Workshop] “How to Engage Students in Community-based Research” [Location: Commons 1/2]
      • Ryan Sanders (York College of Pennsylvania)
      • Shelly Clay-Robison (George Mason/York College of Pennsylvania)
    • 6.7 [Workshop] “Starting Your Career in Peacebuilding” [Location: Commons 3] 
      • David J. Smith (Rockville) 
  • ​6:30 - 8:00: PJSA membership meeting [Location: # TBD]
  • ​8:00: Dinner & keynote (Ticket required) featuring Soina Sanchez, poet and international lecturer [Location: The Great Room]

Sunday, September 30

  • 8:00 - 8:30: Coffee/tea/breakfast
  • 8:00: Silent auction opens [The Great Room]​
  • 9:00 - 10:30: Concurrent session #7
    • 7.1 [Panel] "Pedagogical Approaches to Nonviolence" [Chair: Michael Nagler, Location: DC-107]
      • “The Pedagogical Value of Combining Conflict Resolution Models & Premodern History,” Sean Easton (Gustavus Adolphus College)
      • “Forming Nonviolent Activists through Self-Reflection and Connection,” Linda Land-Closson (Regis University)
      • “Student Diplomacy: For the World and Our Campuses,” Lisa Leitz (Chapman University)
      • “Escalation of Violence in Crisis: Using Education to Raise Awareness Among Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Actors,” Jess Bonnan-White (Stockton University); Chelsea Cornwell (Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education) and Sydna Cooper (Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education)​
    • 7.2 [Panel] "Reconciliation & its Obstacles" [Chair: Amanda Byron, Location: DC-214A]
      • “Building Bridges in a Time of Walls,” Allyshia Dycus (ESIP Consulting)
      • “Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Genocide Ex-Prisoners: Understanding the Correctional Role of Prisons in Rwanda,” Lulu Abdun (Miami University of Oxford)
      • “A Taxonomy of Biases: Preferences, Habits and Inclinations Affecting Group Approaches to Conflict,” Rebecca Subar (West Chester University)​
    • 7.3 [Roundtable] "De-colonizing the Mind: Nonviolent Strategies for Social Change & Reconciliation" [Chair: Steve Schroeder, Location: DC-103]
      • Wendy Kroeker (Canadian Mennonite University)
      • Steve Schroeder (University of the Fraser Valley)
    • 7.4 [Roundtable] “Scholar, Educator, & Activist?: A Starting Point for Politics” [Location: Castle Mirror]
      • Chair: Timothy Seidel (Eastern Mennonite University)
      • Tony Jenkins (International Institute on Peace Education
      • Simona Sharoni (Merrimack College)
      • Maia Hallward (Kennesaw State University)
    • 7.5 [Workshop] Association for Conflict Resolution workshop, "The Impact of a Juvenile Diversion Program on Conflict Competency: A Decade of Outcomes" [Location: Commons 1/2]​
      • Cheryl Cutrona (Good Shepherd Mediation Program)
      • Pablo Miguel Cerdera (Good Shepherd Mediation Program)
      • Shawn Flower, (Choice Research Associates) 
    • 7.6 [Workshop] "Conflict Mapping, Peace Research & the Korean Peninsula: Promoting Our Field’s Underutilized Resources to Prevent War" [Location: Castle Dining]
      • David Prater (War Prevention Initiative)
      • Patrick T. Hiller (Portland State University)
    • 7.7 [Workshop] “Women's Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Social Justice Career” [Location: Commons 3]
      • Kaitlin Rattigan (AccessMatters) 
  • 11:00 - 12:30: Plenary #3: "Looking Forward: International Perspectives" featuring Bernedette Muthien, Jai Sen, Liliane Umuhoza and Stellan Vinthagen [The Great Room]​
  • 1:00 - 2:30: Lunch, awards banquet & silent auction, hosted by Amy Cox [The Great Room]​
  • 3:00 - 4:30: Concurrent session #8
    • 8.1 [Panel] "Politics of Nonviolence" [Chair: Sheherazade Jafari, Location: DC-107]
      • ​“Nonviolent Resistance Movements in the Age of Trump— Building on Earlier Collective Nonviolence Movements,” Linda Groff (Calirornia State University Dominguez Hills)
      • “The Escalating Force to Strategic Incapacitation: The Fate of Non-Violent Protest, 1968 to Today,” John Noakes (Arcadia University)
      • “Denialism and Conspiracies: Attacks on the Nonviolent Left from the Far "Left" the Nonviolent Left,” Stephen Zunes (University of San Francisco)​
    • 8.2 ​[Panel] "Autoethnographies of Peace—Radical Change" [Chair: Wim Laven, Location: DC-214A]
      • “When a Murderer Taught Me Peace,” Wim Laven (Kennesaw State University)
      • "Nonviolence in an age of 'Terror'": How Quakerism, teaching overseas, and 9/11 Shaped my Research Agenda," Maia Hallward (Kennesaw State University)
      • "What I learned in 60 Years of Friendship with Gene Sharp," George Lakey
      • “Data Warriors - going toe to toe with reactionary forces and beating them at their own game,” Jesus Garcia (Dolores Huerta Foundation)
      • "Learning Peace and Justice in Rural Tennessee," Heidi Huse (University of Tennessee)​
    • ​8.3 ​[Roundtable] “Subtle Violence of Interventions in the Criminal Justice System” [Location: DC-107]
      • Marcia Hale (University of North Carolina Greensboro)​
    • ​8.4 [Roundtable] “Faculty & Staff Organizing & Nonviolent Action” [Location: Castle Mirror]
      • Lee Smithey (Swarthmore College)
      • Barbara Wien (American University)
      • Gordon Fellman (Brandeis University)
      • Mark Lance (Georgetown University)
      • Mike Klein (St. Thomas University)
      • Susan Cushman (SUNY)
      • Michael Loadenthal (Miami University of Oxford/PJSA)
    • 8.5 [Roundtable] "Let’s Talk Nuclear Weapons! The facts, the risks, and the path towards abolition" [Location: DC-103]
      • Lydia Wood (NuclearBan.US) 
      • Edward Aguilar (Coalition for Peace Action PA)
      • TBA
    • ​8.6 [Workshop] “A Student-Led Initiative: How Naloxone Outreach Empowered a Philadelphia Neighborhood” [Location: Commons 1/2]
      • Shraddha Damaraju (Drexel University)
      • Ann Carnevale (Drexel University)
      • Caitlin Croke (Drexel University)
  • 4:30: Coffee break
  • 5:00 - 6:30: Concurrent session #9
    • 9.1 [Panel] "Global Revolutionary Action" [Chair: needed, Location: DC-103]
      • ​“Nonviolent civil disobedience: vehicle for peace or war?,” Emily Stanton (Ulster University)
      • “With Puerto Rico in my Heart”: The Young Lords and the Struggle for Puerto Rican Independence,” Juan R. Rodríguez Cepero (Louisiana State University)
      • “Intergenerational Project of keeping the memory of Hiroshima alive: A new step to a renovation of peace education in Hiroshima,” Shizuko Tomoda (Central Connecticut State University)
    • ​​9.2 [Panel] "Environmental & Regional Challenges" [Chair: Sherrie Alexander, Location: DC-214A]
      • “Contemporary History of Afghanistan from Lenses of Violence and Nonviolence,” Bahman Shahi (Eastern Mennonite University)
      • “Climate Change and National Security: When a Nation Must Mobilize,” William C. French (Loyola University of Chicago)
      • “The Palestinian-Israeli Conflicts and the Water Rights Development,” Ningxin Li (Nova Southeastern University)
    • ​9.3 [Roundtable] “How a Very Small Group Forced a Very Large Bank to End its Financing of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining: The story of a successful 5 year, 123 action, campaign” [Location: DC-107]
      • ​Jonathan Snipes (Earth Quaker Action Team)
      • Eileen Flanagan (Earth Quaker Action Team)
      • Ryan Leitner (Earth Quaker Action Team)
      • Vint Deming (Earth Quaker Action Team)
      • Laura Jackson (Earth Quaker Action Team)
    • ​​​9.4 [Roundtable] "Combating racism (in it's many forms) on college campuses” [Location: Castle Dining]
      • Katelyn Scheive (Miami University of Oxford)
      • Brendan Newman (Miami University of Oxford)
      • Jamaira Helm (Miami University of Oxford)
      • Lulu Abdun (Miami University of Oxford)
      • Erin Shelton (Miami University of Oxford)
  • 6:45 - 7:30: Closing remarks [Location: Great Room]