Upcoming Events



The 40th Annual O.D. Information Exchange, “What is New in Organization Development and HRD,” is probably in May 2011. For more information, contact Organization Development Institute, 11234 Walnut Ridge Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026 (440)729-7419, DonWCole@aol.com, www.odinstitute.org.

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The UN DPU-NGO (Department of Public Information – Non-Governmental Organizations), United Nations, DPI/NGO Resource Centre, Room L-1B-31, (212)963-7233, 7234, 7078, Fax: (212)963-2819, dpingo@un.org, www.un.org/dpi/ngosection, publishes a provisional briefings and events calendars for spring 2011.

University of Notre Dame Student Peace Conference: “Partnering for Peace” is April 1-2, 2011 at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. Questions may be directed to the organizers at: peacecon@nd.edu.

National Peace Academy and Metta Center for Nonviolence, The Science of Nonviolence: Theory and Practice (a 2-weekend workshop), is April 30-May 1 & May 7-8, 2011 in Berkeley, California. For details go to: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=m647c9cab&et=1104905612767&s=2121&e=001u7EJyFxRHPgMubCusVpdx7wBp3Cn7Z4MK_Z5Z0BAJM_woAj7ENChtYI1z7Pp3vF7QGeYU4jJypOyhzuiEMvxs8hXaQQWWf2m8uQLWD8lmZlCEtuIFmHFPirBWewlCGxOPYFknPYSrHA-P0mU68mB-WNh9Bsm4lb2z15-6OuG8KtXC8TACDKjCiTvD.

Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference 2011 on the theme “Education is that which Liberates” – CIES Peace Education Special Interest Group (SIG) is at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, May 1-5, 2011. For more information go to: http://cies2011.mcgill.ca/CIES_2011_Montreal/Call_For_Papers.html.

Adelphi University: 6th Annual Conference on Teaching for Peace and Human Rights is May 5-6, 2011 at Adelphi University & the United Nations Headquarters in New York, NY. For more information visit:  http://education.adelphi.edu/peaceeducation/index.php.

The Third Inter-American Dialogue on Education and Human Rights – 3er Coloquio Interamericano sobre Educación y Derechos Humanos is at the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 9-10, 2011. For more information go to: http://coloquioedh.blogspot.com/2010/08/ano-2011-iii-coloquio-interamericano.html.

Six-week Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI) – Women’s Human Rights: Building a Peaceful World in an Era of Globalization is in Toronto, ON, Canada, May 2 – June 10, 2011. For more information go to: http://learnwhr.org/programs/whri-six-week-institute/.

Summer Peacebuilding Institute 2011 at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, is May 9 – June 17, 2011. For more information visit: http://emu.edu/cjp/pti/spi/courses/.

From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Past and Present Perspectives on Nuclear Abolition, a free public event featuring:  Shigeko Sasamori Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor) from Hiroshima,  Jonathan Schell (*invited) Renowned Disarmament Expert, is May 20, 2011, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Adelphi University Manhattan Center, 75 Varick Street, 2nd Floor (at the corner of Varick and Canal), RSVP is required: rsvp@nationalpeaceacademy.us.

Conflict Resolution in the South Caucasus is at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, May 27 – June 5, 2011. For details visit: http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/forum/topic/show?id=780588%3ATopic%3A345438.

POLiTeUma, Politiche e Teorie dell’Umano, University Of Verona, Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology and The Finnish Center of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Change present: The Politics and Aesthetics of Non-violence International Symposium at the University of Verona, Italy, June 2-4, 2011.For information contact Olivia Guaraldo, Lorenzo Bernini, Lecturers in Political Philosophy, University of Verona, olivia.guaraldo@univr.it or lorenzo.bernini@univr.it.

The Metta Center for Nonviolence in Berkeley, California, Metta Mentors Nonviolence Immersion Program in Summer, 2011 is June 3, 2011 –August 12, 2011. For details go to: http://www.mettacenter.org/mc/projects/metta-mentors.

Third Annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) is at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Canada, June 6-24, 2011. For more information visit: http://www.cmu.ca/csop/ or email csop@cmu.ca.

Advanced Professional Training on Systemic Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation & Post-War Stabilization, Recovery, and Reconciliation (PCTR) is offered at International Peace and Development Training Center (IPDTC) of the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR), Cluj-Napoca, Romania, June 6-10, 2011. For information visit: http://patrir.ro/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49%3Acontent&catid=45&Itemid=43&lang=en.

4th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE), Building Infrastructures for Change: Innovations in Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) is June 8 – 13, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (June 8th – 9th Pre-Conference Trainings, June 10th – 11th, Main Conference – Keynotes and Workshops, June 12th – 13th, U.S. Community College Seminar: Developing Peace and Conflict Studies Programs). For details go to: http://creducation.org/cre/goto/4th.

In-service training on Civic Education and Election observation is at Bran, Romania, June 12-18, 2011. For details go to: http://www.formarestudia.ro/?content=7email2.

12th INCORE International Summer School is at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK, June 13-17, 2011. The INCORE Summer School provides a structured learning opportunity to analyze the dynamic and constantly changing field of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. For details go to: http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/courses/ss/.

The Second Emory Conference on Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding is at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, June 17-19, 2011. For details go to: http://www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org/news/55301/Call-for-Papers—Emory-University.htm.

3rd Annual summer Institute for Faculty: “Teaching Peace in the 21st Century” is June 19-24 at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. For details go to: http://kroc.nd.edu/newsevents/events/2011/06/19/807.

The Fletcher Summer Institute, a week-long advanced, interdisciplinary program on nonviolent conflict taught by leading scholars and practitioners of strategic nonviolent action and authorities from related fields is taking place at Tufts University June 19-25, 2011. For details visit: http://www.nonviolent-conflict.org/index.php/learning-and-resources/educational-initiatives/fletcher-summer-institute/fsi-2011-apply-now.

The Eleventh International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations is at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, June 20-22, 2011. For details visit: http://www.Diversity-Conference.com.

22nd Conference of North American and Cuban Philosophers and Social Scientists is at the University of Havana, Havana Cuba, June 20 through 24. For details visit: www.cubaconference.org, or contact Cliff DuRand at cliff@globaljusticecenter.org.

On the occasion of the United Nations Conference on the world financial and economic crisis and its impact on development, to be held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 24-26 June 2011, the United Nations University, a think-tank for the United Nations and its member states, presents a multimedia intellectual forum on the economic crisis, the “UNU Conversation Series“. The objective is to bring clarity to some of the key issues at the center of the economic crisis, to explain what is at stake and what should be done to overcome the problems that we currently face. With this in mind, the United Nations University brings together some of the most important intellectual and policy voices from around the globe, including Olivier Blanchard, Francois Bourguignon, Noam Chomsky, Richard Cooper, Evsey Gurvich, Robert Johnson, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Léonce Ndikumana, Eisuke Sakakibara, Joseph Stiglitz, to name a few. To view the conversations, please visit: www.unueconomiccrisis.org. For further information contact: UNU-ONY, 2 UN Plaza, DC2-2060, NY, New York 10017 (212)963-6387, http://www.ony.unu.edu.

The Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM), University of Surrey / Roehampton University, CRONEM 7th Annual Conference: Joint international multidisciplinary conference with VU Institute for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society (VISOR), Free University Amsterdam: Global Migration and Multiculturalism: Religion, Society, Policy and Politics is June 28-29, 2011, at the University of Surrey, UK. Deadline for paper submissions is February 15 2011. For more information go to: http://www3.surrey.ac.uk/Arts/CRONEM/.

ACR’s Environment and Public Policy (EPP) Section and the National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC) at Portland State University are putting on ACR/EPP Environment and Public Policy Section Conference 2011: Seeking Sustainability Through Collaborative Governance: Using the Full Spectrum of Collaborative Techniques, From Public Engagement to Share Decision Making, June 28th – 30th 2011 at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon For details visit: http://www.acrnet.org/Conferences.aspx.

PsySR 2011 Conference: “Transforming a World in Crisis: The Role of Socially Responsible Psychology” is July 14-16 in Boston/Brookline, MA. For details visit: http://www.psysr.org//conference2011.

The National Peace Academy’s Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive (PPI), a one-week learning program for people who wish to create significant, meaningful and sustainable change in their communities, is July 17-24 in Burlington, VT. For more information go to: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=m647c9cab&et=1104264435204&s=856&e=001a1nWQcV_XtlppL384KTseLAq5vJQuS7e6oxMWuJxkrdv4u6KoA6rzdeme7dXjtfC489XgCnaYR7KZUQqr91CijCiStPjQbwH1bna-ERYs1DkCgTTDjW69ERc_fTRTlK0Tkds12CBZziylb0DoxphP1OhT4rvQXn8IFKup0SFvJFrpcruC1LVAAjoEC.

The Global Studies Conference is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 18-20 July, 2011. For details visit: http://www.GlobalStudiesConference.com.

European Peace Research Association (EuPRA) Conference: ”Europe and the World.”  is at he University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, July 20-22, 2011. For additional details go to: http://www.uta.fi/laitokset/yti/english/tapri/news.html?id=54757.

International Conference on Transforming Conflict: Sharing Tools for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, At a time of unprecedented transformation in the Middle East, bringing together best practices and successful models for Compassionate, Cooperative, and Peaceful Relationships Within and Between Communities; A Multi-disciplinary, Multi-cultural Conference empowering the individual in society with effective, collaborative skills in dialogue, interpersonal communication, teamwork, leadership, decision making, negotiation, problem solving, mediation, conflict resolution, and sustainable reconciliation; July 21-24, 2011, in Amman, Jordan, Sponsored by: Common Bond Institute (US), Youth Without Borders (Jordan), International Humanistic Psychology Association; Endorsed and Supported by: King Abdullah II, the Jordanian Government, and over 100 universities and organizations internationally, Official Partner of Charter For Compassion & Parliament of World’s Religions. Conference Details are at: www.cbiworld.org/Pages/Conferences_TC.htm; or contact Common Bond Institute, Steve Olweean, Conference Co-coordinator. 12170 S. Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, MI 49034, (269)665-9393, SOlweean@aol.com.

The 6th Rocky Mountain Retreat: “Integration of the Conflict Practitioner: Zen & the Sustainable Mediator” is July 29-31, 2011 at St. Malo Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colorado. For details go to: http://www.acrnet.org/Conferences.aspx.

International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) 2011: “Toward Human Security: A Gender Perspective on Alternatives to the War System”, organized in partnership with the National Peace Academy (home of the IIPE secretariat) and the Global Campaign for Peace Education Japan (GCPEJ) cooperating with a consortium of other national organizations invested in furthering peace education in Japan, is at the National Women’s Education Center (NWEC) near Tokyo, Japan, August 12-19, 2011. Hosted at the National Women’s Education Center (NWEC) Applications will be available in early 2011. Click above for more information visit: http://www.i-i-p-e.org/2011.html.

World Peace Festival is in Berlin, Germany, August 26-28, 2011. For more information go to: http://www.worldpeacefestival.org/.

The 64th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference: Sustainable Societies; 
Responsive Citizens is September 3-5, 2011 at Bonn, Germany. For details go to: http://www.un.org/dpi/ngosection.

The 5th Annual CICA – STR International Conference on Contemporary Issues on violence, Aggression and Terrorism: Local to Global Perspectives, is September 7-9, 2011 at the University of California at Irvine, co-sponsored by: CICA – Coloquios Internationales sobre Cerebros y Agresion; Society for Terrorism Research (STR), http://www.societyforterrorismresearch.org/, DTIPS – Diversity Training Institute for Public Safety, http://diversitytips.org/; UC Irvine – School of Social Science and Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, http://www.uci.edu; and Golden West College – Criminal Justice Training Center, International Student Program, and Peace Studies. For information go to: http://diversitytips.org/?page_id=196

International Day of Peace is September 21st.

The 2011, 10th annual, Association for Conflict Resolution Conference: “Many Paths, One Destination” is in San Diego, CA, October 12 – 15, 2011. For details visit:

The 9th Annual Conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association: “A Living Movement” is October 21-23, 2011 at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN, jointly sponsored by the PJSA and the Gandhi-King Centre.  , For details contact Randall Amster, Executive Director, Peace & Justice Studies Association, Prescott College, 220 Grove Ave., Prescott, AZ  86301 (928) 350-2008, www.peacejusticestudies.org.

Diversity, Human Rights, Going to the Primordial Source: South Africa 2013 International Transpersonal

Assn. Conference is in South Africa in 2013. For information contact: stuartcs1@comast.net, http://www.atpweb.org.



Term Assistant Professor

The George Mason University School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution invites applications for a one-year Term Assistant Professor position in its Undergraduate Program to begin August 2011, with the possibility of renewal. The Institute’s growing Undergraduate Program currently has approximately 250 majors and about 70 minors.

The Term Assistant Professor’s responsibilities will include teaching three courses per semester, advising undergraduate students, and participating in curricular development activities. The Term Faculty will have an opportunity to fully participate in the intellectual life of the institute.

We invite applicants who have completed their Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree or who will have defended their dissertation by August 1, 2011. Methodological approaches are open but the successful candidate will have expertise in interpersonal and community conflict analysis and resolution as well as reflective practice. We are especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on social, political and economic conflicts in the United States.

For full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F9460Z, complete the faculty application, and upload a statement of interest that includes a discussion of the candidate’s teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (25-30 pages), and the names of three references.

We will begin reviewing applications on March 31, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Compensation is competitive. For additional information, please contact Libby Thompson at ethomps4@gmu.edu

Mason is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to diversity within its community.  George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is over 32,000, with students studying in over 185 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William.