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Vol. XVII, No.1 Fall, 2002




The 18th Annual Meeting of the Research/Study Team on Nonviolent Large Systems Change is at Woodlands, Williamsburg, VA, May 18-20,2003 just prior to the 33rd O.D. Information Exchange. Please send suggestions for the program for the meeting, including willingness to volunteer, to Steve Sachs or Don Cole.

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 Woodlands Conference Center (800)822-9127, (757)220-7600 for about $165 a person per day in a single, with meals and coffee breaks included.


The 33rd O.D. Information Exchange is taking place at Woodlands, Williamsburg, VA, May 20-23, 2003. Contact Don Cole at O.D. Institute for details, registration and lodging arrangements. Lodging can also be made directly by contacting Woodlands Conference Center (800)822-9127, (757)220-7600 for about $165 a person per day in a single, with meals and coffee breaks included.


The 23rd O.D. World Conference will be at Tilajari, Costa Rica, July 14-19, including the 13th meeting of O.D. Networks World Wide on July 19. For details contact Don Cole at O.D. Institute (address and phone above).

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The First annual conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), formed from the merger of COPRED and PSA, "Confronting Injustice, Ending War: The Role of Peace Educators and Activists after 9/11" is October 4-6 at Georgetown University, Washington DC. For information contact to, or,

First National Conference on Dialogue and Deliberation is in Alexandria, VA October 4-6. For infomation contact Sandy Heierbacher, Conference Director (802)254-7341,,

3rd Annual Conference on Conflict Resolution and Mediation (West Virginaia) is in Morgantown, WV, October 9-10. For details contact WV Center for Dispute Resolution, (866)WVCDR 66 or (304)296-2124,

The Capital Ownership Group (COG), International Policy Conference, "Fix Globalization: Make It More Inclusive, Democratic, Accountable and Sustainable," is in Washington D.C., October 9-11. For details contact OEOC, 309 Franklin Hall, Kent State University, Krnt, OH 44242 (313)331-7821,,

A Global Forum on Peace Building and Conflict Management Practices in Uganda will take place October 23-27 in Kampala, Uganda. The Forum brings together civil society institutions in and outside Uganda to share experiences and practices in conflict management and peacebuilding within the Great Lakes Region. For information, contact: Daisey Muculezi, PO Box 6331, Kampala, Uganda, +256 41 530 764,

Oregon Mediation Association Fall Conference
is in Beaverton, OR, November 1-2. For details contact OMA, P.O. Box 2952, Beaverton, OR 97208,

World Mediation Forum and Association Interdisciplinaria de Mediacion en la Cultura y la Sociedad is in Buenas Aires, Argentina, November 8-10. For information contact

A confernce on peace is being hosted by the Peace Studies, McMaster Unioversity, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada November 9 ­ 11. For more information, visit, or contact the conference coordinator Robert (Bob) Stewart, or visit the Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace website at

The Globalization Research Center Trafficking Project is putting on the conference, The Human Rights Challenge of Globalization in Asia-Pacific-US: The Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, in Honolulu, Hawaii, November 13-15. For information contact Nancie Caraway, Ph.D., Director Women's Human Rights Projects, Globalization Research Center, 1580 Makaloa Street, Suite 970, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 (808)945 1450, ext. 120,,

Research Workshop: Perspective on Conflict. Disputes and Resolution is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada November 16. For details contact Ted Kojima, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University 2602, 1 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON M5G 1Z3, Canada (416)597-p733 or (888)923-3394,

From Conflict to Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities in Water Resource Management is a conference exploring the potential for shared water resources to become a catalyst for regional peace and development through dialogue, cooperation and participative management of transboundary river basins, to be held in Deft, the Netherlands. November 20-22. It is organized by UNESCO and the Green Cross International as part of a their joint program, "From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential: Water for Peace (PCCP)." For details, contact Prof, Janos Bogardi, UNESCO, 1 rue Miolis, Division of Water Sciences, 75732 Parris, Cedex 15, France,,

Middle East Studies Association 35th Annual Meeting is in Washington, DC, November 23-26. For details contact Middle East Studies Association of North America, University of Arizona, 1643 E. Helen St., Tucson, AZ 85721 (520)621-5850,,

Quest for Social Peace in Africa: Transformations, Democracy and Public Policy will be in Khartoum, The Sudan in December. For details contact Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSS-REA), P.O. Box 31971, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, or

Seminar on Globalization, Violence, NGOs and Non-state Actors will be in Tehran, Iran in December, sponsored by the Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV). For details contact Organization for Defending Victims of Violence, P.O. Box 16765-911, Tehran, Iran, +98 21 895 49 28,,

8th Annual Conference on Business and Consciousness: The Future of Business, produced by the Message Company and Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP) is in Santa Fe, NM, January 10-14. For details, call (505)474-7604, (505)474-0998,,

The international conference, Second Global Summit on Peace through Tourism, will be at the UN Conference Center in Geneva, Switzerland, February 5 ­ 8. For information, contact Jacqueline Haessly, WWW.IIPT.ORG, or call (802)253-8671,,, or contact Scott Mills, Director, Communications, World Travel and Tourism Council, London, UK, +44 (0) 870 727 9882 Email: Web:

The Water Sciences and Technology Association's (WSTA) Sixth Gulf Water Conference, Water in the GCC: Towards Sustainable Development, is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 8-12. For information contact Dr. Waleed K. Al-Zubari, President WSTA, P.O. Box 20018, Manama, Bahrain (973)826-512,,

PeaceWeb's (NCPCR) biennial conference, "Weaving the Future of Peacemaking", is in Atlanta, GA April 3-7. For more information, contact, or call 520-670-1541 or (215) 245-6993.

The 3rd international conference of the Peace History Society, "Peace Work: The Labor of Peace Activism, Past, Present, and Future" is at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI, April 25-27. For details contact Program Committee co-chairs: Professor Robbie Lieberman, Department of History, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, and Ian Lekus, Duke University, Department of History, Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708,

The 4th International Conference of the World Mediation Forum, "Building Peaceful Co-existence - Mediation and Negotiation in a Conflictual World" will be held at the Buenos Aires Sheraton Hotel & Convention Center, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 9 - 11. For information, e-mail, or visit

The 11th 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, in May. For details contact Common Bond Institute, 12170 Pine Ayr Dr., Climax, MI 49034, Ph./FAX: (616)665-9393, E-mail:;

The Second International Conference on Human Rights will be held at Mofid University, Qom, Iran, May17 18, 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 Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA) is holding a regional conference in Taipei, Taiwan, June 6-8, known as "APPRA Conference 2003." For details contact by fax (632)913-9255 or e-mail sol_perpinan@hotmail.

The UNESCO Conference on Intercultural Education, "Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Understanding, Human Rights and a Culture of Peace" is June 15-18 in Jyvaskyla, FINLAND. For information, go to:, or contact: Professor Johanna Lasonen, UNESCO Chair, University of Jyvaskyla, e-mail or thr Conference Secretariat and Office: Ms Pirjo-Leena Pitkanen, Congress Manager, Updated information will be available at

"The Education Project" of the first Universal Forum of Cultures to be held for 5 months in Barcelona 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, or go to

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