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Vol. XVII, No.2 Winter, 2003


The 18th Annual Meeting of the Research/Study Team on Nonviolent Large Systems Change is at Woodlands, Williamsburg, VA, May 18-20, 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. 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 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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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 Third International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, focusing on "Cultural Diversity in a Globalizing World," is at the The East-West Center, University of Hawai'i, February 13-16. For details go to

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,,

Psychologists for Social Responsibility 20th annual Conference on Social Responsibility in the Twenty-First Century is in Washington, DC, March 28-30. For information go to

Political, Economic and social Reform in the Arab World, organized by Wilton Park, an executive agency of the British foreign and Commonwealth Office, is in West Sussex, United Kingdom, March 31-April3. For details contact Jo Childs, Wilton Park Conferences, Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ, United Kingdom, Ph. (44 1903)817755,,

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 Third 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,

An Interfaith Perspective on Globalization, 2003 is in St. Petersburg Russia, April 25-30. For details, Contact Tatiana Roskoshnaya & Kamran Mofid, Conference Convenors.,

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 8-18. For details contact Common Bond Institute, 12170 Pine Ayr Dr., Climax, MI 49034, Ph./FAX: (616)665-9393, E-mail:;

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

Lifelong Citizenship Learning, Participatory Democracy and Social Change, An international conference organized by the Transformative Learning Centre (TLC) of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT) in association with the Instituto Paulo Freire (IPF), Brazil will take place at the University of Toronto, Canada May 15-17, 2003. For information contact: Transformative Learning Centre (TLC) Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto(OISE/UT) Room 7-184, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (416) 923-6641 ext. 2595,,

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 AHP (Association for Humanistic Psychology) National Members Conference, "High Hopes: Sustaining Spirit in a Turbulent World" is set for June 6-8 at California State University Northridge. For details contact Sran Carnofsky, Departmetn of Psychology and Counseling, California State University Northridge, Notyhridge, CA 91330, or go to

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 Peace and Justice Support Network of Mennonite church USA (PJSN). will hold its first gathering June 30 - July 2, just before the church wide convention in Atlanta, at a yet to be announced nearby site. For details contact Peace and Justice Network, Mennnonite Church USA, 722 Main st., P.O. Box 347, Newton, KS 67114 (866)866 2872,,

An Interfaith Perspective on Globalization, 2003 is in Oxford, England, July 22­August 3. For details, Contact Tatiana Roskoshnaya & Kamran Mofid, Conference Convenors.,

International Institute on Peace Education 2003: "Educating for Peace In Divided Societies" Is hosted by the Asia-Pacific Center of Education for International Understanding, organized in association with the Peace Education Center of Teachers College Columbia University, in Seoul, Korea - August 4-10. For details contact Peace Education Center, Box 171, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, peace or Asia Pacific Center of Education for International Understanding, 50-14, Myong-don 2 ga, Chung-gu, Seoul, Korea,100-810, UNESCO Bldg 604,

"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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