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Vol. XVII, Number 3                                          Spring, 2003


The 18th Annual Meeting of the Research/Action Team on Nonviolent Large Systems Change is at the Patrick Henry Inn (note change of location and lower cost), 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. A preliminary agenda will be put together by the participants on Sunday evening, which will be updated as the meeting unfolds, with some preference for previously scheduled presentations and discussions.
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 the Patrick Henry Inn, (800)446-9228 for about $95 a person per day, with breakfast and lunch.

The 33rd O.D. Information Exchange is taking place at the Patrick Henry Inn, 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 the Patrick Henry Inn, (800)446-9228 for about $95 a person per day, with breakfast and lunch.

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).

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 Latin American Solidarity DC Conference is April 10-15. For details go to

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,

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

The First Annual B.C. Symposium on Conflict Resolution - Investing in DR Futures: Sharing Direction in Poilicy, Research and Pedagogy is set for Vancouver, BC, April 25. For details contact The Justice Institute Program on Dispute Resolution, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, 1822 East Mall, Vancouver, BC (604)822-9375,

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,,

International Association for Public Participation Second Annual Conference and Training is in Ottawa, Ontario, May 17. For details contact International association for Public Participation, 11166 Huron St., Suite 27, Denver, CO 80234 (800)644-4237,,

National Conference on Minority Professionals in Alternative Dispute Resolution: Eliminating Barriers for Minorities in the Field of ADR is in Columbus, OH, May 19-21. For details contact Capital University Law School, 303 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH  43215 (614)236-6531,,

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, Northridge, CA 91330, or go to

The schedule for the Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Menonite University is available at

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 the Conference Secretariat and Office: Ms Pirjo-Leena Pitkanen, Congress Manager, Updated information will be available at

Peacebuilding and Development Summer Institute 2003 - American University, Washington, D.C.  runs June 29 - July 18,  providing “knowledge, practical experience and skills for professionals, teachers and students involved in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance and development.” For information contact Saji Prelis, Program Coordinator, Summer Peacebuilding & Development Institute, American University, Washington, D.C. 202-885-2014,,

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,,

International Perspectives on Peace and Reconciliation is at Parkville, Victoria, Australia, July 14-17. For derails contact Clare Buuckingham, International Conflict Resolution Centre, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 Australia, Tel.: +61 3 8344 7035,,

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

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 August 2003 Africa conference is at Dar es Salaam as an Ecumenical Network for Partnership of NGO's
Organizations/Ministries/Institutions. For details contact. Rev.Dr.Reward Peter.M.Simbeye/Gren Council Coordinator,  P.O.BOX 3576 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. East Africa. Fax;255 22 2112752-4/Phone 255 744 543992, or iaewpwgi_tz2002@

Peace One Day ( reminds us that, in 2001, the UN passed a resolution declaring Sept 21 of each year would be the official International Day of Peace.

Rethinking Gender, War and Peace: Feminist Perspectives, a conference sponsored by Psychologists for social Responsibility and the Women’s Studies Department of the George Washington University is scheduled for Washington, DC, October 10-12. For details contact Martha Mednick or Myrna Anderson at PsySR, 2604Connecticvut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008 (202)745-7084,

Third Annual Conference of the Association for conflict Resolution is in Orlando Florida, October 15-18.  For details contact Janice Robertson Pauline, ACR, 1527 New Hampshire Ave, NW, 3rd Fl., Washington, DC 20036 (202)667-9700,,

The annual conference for Peace Education in Canada, is at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, November 20 – 24, Co-Hosted by the Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace. The conference Theme is "A World Fit For Children": the desired outcome is the enhancement of a vision and action (initiated last year) to advance peace education in Canada, to help build a world fit for children, in the framework of the UN International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World.  For more information , contact Bob Stewart, Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace, Box 70, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, T1S 1A4,, .

"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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