Free Online Peace Education Conference on September 17 and 18, 2021
Join us on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18, 2021, for the International Day of Peace Conference, focusing on Peace Education for an Equitable and Sustainable World: Local and Global Perspectives. This conference will be online on Friday evening and Saturday morning, and there is no charge to attend.
International Day of Peace Conference -
Peace Education for an Equitable and Sustainable World: Local and Global Perspectives
Friday, September 17, 2021 (5 pm - 6:15 pm) and Saturday, September 18, 2021 (9 am - 12:30 pm)
IMPORTANT NOTE: This conference was originally scheduled to be at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center. Due to pandemic increases in the area, the KSU Peace Education Conference is now ONLINE.
Sponsored by the School of Peace and Conflict Studies and the Read Center for International and Intercultural Education.
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire. The theme for this year’s International Day of Peace is ‘Peace Education for an Equitable and Sustainable World: Local and Global Perspectives’. As part of our contribution to the Day of Peace, Kent State University will be holding a keynote talk on Friday, September 17 and and workshops on Saturday, September 18.
On Friday September 17th at 5PM via ZOOM, Dr. Barbara Wein and Mainlehwon Vonhm will speak on the importance of peace education. On Saturday the 18th beginning at 9AM, workshops will discuss peace education in practice, also via ZOOM.
There is no cost to attend the workshops.
More info can be found at https://www.kent.edu/peace-conference
Register for the conference at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kent-state-university-peace-education-conference-2021-tickets-168961419153
Agenda for Friday, September 17:
When: Sept 17, 2021 05:00PM EST
Topic: Peace Education for an Equitable and Sustainable World Keynote
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83013682722
On Friday, September 17 at 5:00 PM, join Dr. Barbara Wien and Mainlehwon Vonhm as they speak on the importance of peace education.
5-5:15 PM: Introduction to the event and the talk
5:15-6:15 PM: Keynote Talk: Barbara Wien and Mainlehwon Vonhm: Peace Education for an Equitable and Sustainable World: Local and Global Perspectives (30-40 min talk followed by Q&A)
Agenda for Saturday, September 18:
On Saturday, September 18 beginning at 9:00 AM, workshops will discuss peace education in practice.
When: Sept 18, 2021 09:00AM EST
Topic: Peace Museums: History, Memorialization and Education for Peace.
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86197329232
9-9:15 AM: Introduction to the Day and the First Panel
9:15-10:45 AM: Roundtable 1
Peace Museums: History, Memorialization and Education for Peace
* Mindy Farmer, May 4 Visitors Center
* Kevin Kelly, Dayton Peace Museum
* Kjersti Fløgsta, Nobel Peace Center, Norway
* Freddy Mutanguha, Kigali Genocide Memorial, Rwanda
This panel will consider four questions. The scope, role and purpose of peace museum; the potential and limits of peace museums as vehicles for promoting education for peace; the challenges and opportunities presented for peace museums in the era of COVID; and potential synergies for collaboration going forward.
10:45-11:00 AM: Break
When: Sep 18, 2021 11:00AM EST
Topic: Peace Education Around the World: Strategies for Conflict and Post-Conflict Education for Peace
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88669083686
11:00 AM-12:30 PM: Roundtable 2
Peace Education Around the World: Strategies for conflict and post conflict education for peace
* Dr Sara Clarke-Habibi (focus on Bosnia)
* Dr. Sylvsetre Nzahabwanayo, University of Rwanda
* Dr. Iham Nasser (focus on Middle East)
Peace education has been integrated as a source of conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction around the world. Expert panelists will provide insights from their regional context on the successes and challenges of peace education in conflict and post-conflict regions. The panel will focus, in particular, on the following interconnected issues: The definition, scope and methodologies of peace education; the balance/tension between the universalism of much mainstream thinking on peace and the need for cultural specificity; the relevance of peace education for conflict-ridden societies and/or those emerging from conflict; the challenges involved in implementing peace education in such contexts; and what constitutes appropriate measures of success.
Meet the presenters: