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Vol. XVIII, Number 1
19th Annual Meeting of the Research/Study Team on Nonviolent Large
Systems Change is at
the Best Western Inn, 162 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL, May 16-18.
Please send suggestions for the program
for the meeting, including willingness to volunteer, to Steve Sachs or
Cole. A preliminary agenda will be put together by the participants on
evening, which will be updated as the meeting unfolds, with some
previously scheduled presentations and discussions. So far, expected
participants include a Nigerian delegation led by Pete Njoku, founder
Nigerian O.D. Network, who will discuss how to eliminate the cast
slavery without violence. Steve Sachs is considering leading a
"Energy, Ecology and Getting to Peace."
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
through Don Cole at O.D. Institute (address and phone above) or by
The Best Western Inn, 162 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611
(800)528-1231. Rooms are $92 a day with breakfast and two coffee breaks
person sharing a double and $136 for a person in a single.
34th O.D. Information Exchange is taking place at The Best Western Inn,
E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611
(800)528-1231. May 18-21. Contact Don
Cole at O.D. Institute (address and phone on p. 2) for details,
lodging arrangements. Lodging can also be made directly or by
Cole, firstname.lastname@example.org (440)729-7419.
24rth O.D. World Conference and O.D.
Networks World Wide will be at Law University of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania. July 12-17. For details contact Don Cole
Institute (address and phone above).
One Day (www.peaceoneday.org)
reminds us that, in 2001, the UN passed a
resolution declaring Sept 21 of each year would be the official
International Day of Peace.
Peace in the Middle East is a Wilton Park organizes
Conference in West
Sussex, England, September
29-October 2, bring together policy practitioners, academics, business
politicians, journalists and other concerned people. for details
Childs, Wilton Park Conferences, Wilton House, Steyning, West Sussex
BN44 3DZ, United Kingdom, tel. (44-1903) 817755,
Mediation Conference Canada is
in Banff, Alberta, Canada, October
1-4. For information, contact FMC, (888)FMC-2004, email@example.com,
2003: the Sixth International Conference on the Mediterranean Costal
Environment is in Ravenna, Italy October
7-11. For information contact the Medcoast Secretariat, Middle East Technical University, 06531 Anlara, Turkey, Tel.
(90-312) 210-54-29. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.medcoast.org.tr.
The Second Annual Conference of the Peace
and Justice Studies Association
(PJSA): "Fostering Alternatives to Violence" is at Evergreen
State College in Olympia, WA, October
9-12. For details contact PJSA, c/o the Evergreen State College,
3127, Olympia, WA 98505
(360)867-5230 email@example.com, www.peacejusticestudies.org. PJSA was
by the merger of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and
(COPRED) and the Peace Studies Association (PSA).
Gender, War and Peace: Feminist Perspectives, a conference sponsored by
Psychologists for Social Responsibility and the Women’s Studies
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
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,
First Annual Plowshares National Student Peace & Justice Conference is Oct.
17-19, in North
Manchester, Indiana. The
conference will examine the role of the media in world affairs with a
peace and justice. For details contact Dean J. Johnson, Assistant Dean
Director of Plowshares, Goshen College, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526 (574)535.7728,
A conference focusing on the plurality
within and among the nations of the Middle East and North Africa, Identity and Difference: Confrontation,
Response and Resistance, is in Austin, TX, October 18.
For details contact Afra Al-Mussawir, Symposium committee, Center for
East Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station,
Austin, TX 78712, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Training, a
conference to empower communities by
developing grassroots organizing skills, is set for November 8-9th in Bloomington, IN. For
Peace Within Self and Society
is being put on by the Open spaces Technology
Institute in Seattle, WA, November
9-12. For information contact Susan Partnow, Partnow Communications,
Baker, NW, Seattle, WA 98107
(206)789-8697, Susan@PatnowCom.com, www.openspaceworld.org/peace/.
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
(initiated last year) to advance peace education in Canada, to help
build a world fit for children, in the framework of the UN
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 2nd Global Conference: Transformations
is December 8-10 in Vienna, Austria. This
inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to examine the
'transformation' and explore the impact of transformations in politics,
culture, and society. The role of media in provoking, supporting and
representing such changes - for example, art and art history, cinema
literature and poetry, music, newspapers, and television and radio -
be explored. For further details see:
or contact Helen Terre Blanche alerts@ConferenceAlerts.com.
2004, Mount Mary College: "Transforming Conflict: Women‚s Ways of Leading" is in Milwaukee, WI, March 5-6.
For information contact the Conference Chair: Dr. Mary Ellen Kohn,
The Department of Foreign Affairs and
the Canadian Consortium on Human Security are organizing the 2003
Peacebuilding and Human Security
Consultations in Ottawa at the
Department of Foreign Affairs, October 22-24. For information: David
Coordinator, Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee, 1, rue
Street, #510, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7, Canada. (613)241-3446
The International Conference on Peace
Education for Contemporary Concerns
is in Jaipur, India, January
5-7. For details Prof. Naresh Dadhich, Jaipur Peace Foundation,
Nagar,Jaipur-302004(INDIA), tel: 91-141-2652846,
The 5th Symposium of Peace Education in Korea and Japan will be held
in Korea, April 1-3.
For information contact Prof. Dr. Soon-Won Kang, Hanshin University, Korea,
2004: Canada's largest CR Conference is in Kiitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. For details
contact Conflict Resolution Network, Canada, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6, Canada,
Education Project" of the first Universal Forum of Cultures is to be held
for 5 months in Barcelona, April
24-Sept 22. Information on this UNESCO approved forum is available at
www.barcelona2004.org. There are 10 themes, including Theme Three:
values in cultural diversity: Education for Peace and Cohabitation,
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
www.canada.metropolis.net/cern-pub/index.html), or go to
The first summer session of "World Peace
Programme", will be
launched at the Townshend International School in the Czech Republic, a new
university-level education project, July 20 to August 10.
Professors and lecturers drawn from the
original team of the World Order Studies Programme, offered in Switzerland from
1989-1998, will be spearheading the project's course. For details
Tel: +49 163 278 38 37,
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