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Vol. XVI, No.3 Spring, 2002




The 17th Annual Meeting of the Research/Study Team on Nonviolent Large Systems Change is at Palwakee Inn, Wheeling Illinois, May 19-21 just prior to the 32nd O.D. Information Exchange. Please send suggestions for the program for the meeting, including willingness to volunteer, to Steve Sachs or Don
Cole. At this time, we expect have volunteers and key organizers from the consulting team to Northern Ireland to discuss the situation there. We will set a preliminary agenda on Sunday night, and update it as the meeting develops, with preferences being given to those already scheduled to present.

There is no registration charge for this interorganizational meeting. (O.D. Institute pays the costs as a contribution toward a nonviolent world). Lodging and meals can be arranged through Don Cole at O.D. Institute (address and phone above) or by contacting Palwakee Inn, (800)537-8423 or (847)537-9100 for about $125 a person per day in a single and about $85 a person per day in a double, with meals and coffee breaks included.

The 32nd O.D. Information Exchange is taking place at Palwakee Inn, Wheeling Illinois, May 21-24 Contact Don Cole at O.D. Institute (address and phone on p. 2) for details, registration and lodging arrangements. Lodging can also be made directly by contacting Palwakee Inn, (800)537-8423 or (847)537-9100 for about $125 a person per day in a single and about $85 a person per day in a double, with meals and coffee breaks included.

The 22nd O.D. World Conference will be at Villa Cisneros Resort on the Volta River, Ghana, West Africa, July 22-27, with the 11th annual meeting of O.D. Networks World Wide on July 27. For details contact Don Cole at O.D. Institute (address and phone above).

Brit Tzedek V'Shalom conference, "American Jews for a Just Peace: Re-Claiming Our Community's Principles," to be held in Washington, DC, April 26-29. For information go to

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and Physicians for Social Responsibility 15Th World Congress, "Summit for Survival" is at the Renaissance Washington Hotel, Washington, DC, May 1-5. Information is available at, or PSR, 1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1012, Washington, DC 20009 (202)667-4260,

The 10Th Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution: Sharing Tools for Personal/Global Harmony, sponsored by the Common Bond Institute and Harmony Institute in cooperation with the Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP) will be in St. Petersburg, Russia, May 9-19. For details contact Common Bond Institute, 12170 Pine Ayr Dr., Climax, MI 49034, Ph./FAX: (616)665-9393, E-mail:;

The Institute for Social Ecology in Plainfield, Vermont has a number of summer courses: May 31-June 12: Sustainable Design, Building and Land Use; Arts, Media, Activism and Social Change Workshop; June 28-28-July 27: Ecology and Community; August 2-12: Economics. Philosophy, and Politics in the Age of Globalization; August 12-14: Science, Technology, the State, and Globalization. For information contact Institute for Social Ecology, 1118 Maple Hill Rd., Plainfield, VT 05667 (802)454-8493,,

Violence Prevention in School Communities Conference, sponsored by Colorado School Mediation Project, is in Denver, Colorado, June 10-11. For details contact Colorado School Mediation Project, 2885 Aurora Ave., #13, Boulder, CO 80303 (303)444-7671,,

Interaction 2002 is set for Charlettetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, June 12-14. For details contact Network: Interaction on Conflict Resolution. Conrad Grabel College. Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6,,

A conference on Justice and Globalization is scheduled for the University of Ottawa, June 13-15, under the sponsorship of International Political Science Association Research Committee (RC) 49, "Socialism, Capitalism and Democracy." For details contact Professor K. Mellos, Departmethn of Political Science,
University of Ottawa, 75 Laurier St East, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada,

The International Peace Research Association Conference is in Soul, South Korea, July 2-6. For information contact Veslemoy Weise, Telemark University College, Pb 203, 3901 Prosgrunm, Norway,

Bearsong I: an international meeting with indigenous elders and spiritual teachers on developing personal, community and world peace, will be in London, Dublin and Belfast (including a major peace rally) August 9-28. For details contact Grandfather Michael Bromley, 18, Eaton Socon, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 3ES, England ph. +44(0) 480 350892,,

11th Annual Mediation Conference is set for Orlando, Florida, August 21-24. For details contact Florida Dispute Resolution Center, Supreme Court Building, Tallahasse, FL 32399 (850)921-2910.

2nd Annual Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Conference is scheduled for San Diego, California, August 21-24. For information contact Association for Conflict Resolution (202)667-9700,

Nonviolent Peaceforce International Convening Event, September (See "Peaceworkers" in Ongoing Activities).

UN Conference "Rio Plus 10" will assess progress since the Earth Summit, September 2-11 in Johannesberg, South Africa.

The Second International Conference on Human Rights will be held at Mofid University, Qom, Iran, May17 18, 2003, with the Cooperation of the United Nations and the International Center for Dialogue among Civilizations. For details contact the Secretariat of the Second International Conference on Human Rights, Mofid University, Sadooq.Ave., P.O.Box: 37185-3611, Qom, Iran, Tel: +98-251-2925764, Fax: +98-251-2911072, 2927395,,

"The Education Project" of the first Universal Forum of Cultures to be held for 5 months in Barcelona, Spain April 24-Sept 22, 2004. Information on this UNESCO approved forum is available at There are 10 themes including Theme three: Common values in cultural diversity: Education for Peace and Cohabitation, Theme nine HUman Rights and Democracy: Education for active citizenship (to be coordinated by Yvonne Hebert, U of Calgary, Coordinator of the Citizen Education Research Network at

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