Starting Date: 03-26-2004
Ending Date: 03-27-2004
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
United StatesFreedom from Fear: The Freedom of Peace
26-27 March 2004
2004 Annual Student Peace Conference
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame
In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms…The fourth is freedom from fear…That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
Call for Presentations
The University of Notre Dame's annual Student Peace Conference will take place on March 26-27, 2004. The conference is officially sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and is planned and directed entirely by undergraduate students of the University.
Adapted from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Message to Congress in January 1941, this year's conference theme is "Freedom from Fear: The Freedom of Peace." The conference will attract participants from all over the United States and abroad. The two-day conference will feature seminars, lectures, artistic performances and exhibits, and a keynote speaker.
We welcome undergraduate and graduate peace visionaries of all majors to submit proposals regarding potential presentations. We encourage presentations of peace in all forms, and from all disciplines and perspectives.
The Peace Conference Committee invites papers, panel proposals, performances, audio-visual presentations, interactive sessions or workshops and other programs broadly exploring the envisioning of peace as liberation from fear. The presentations may be completed research, research in-progress or case studies, especially those reflecting innovative practice. You will have approximately 10 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.
Submission themes could focus on, but are not limited to:
*World Religions and Peace-building
*Changing Scholarly and Popular Conceptions of War and Peace *Peace in Contemporary Literature
*War and the Politics of Memory
*Strengths and Weaknesses of the Existing Peace Movement
*The Role of International Organizations in Peace-building
*Role of Youth in War and Peace
*Issues of War and Peace in Comparative Perspective
*Effects of Propaganda
*The Role of the Mediator
*NGOs and International Dialogue
*Peace despite Economic Condition
*Rebuilding after War
Submissions may be made via e-mail to Nadia Stefko (firstname.lastname@example.org
) marked "Attn: Peace Conference." Submissions will be acknowledged within 3 days. Notification of acceptance of proposals will be sent as soon as the reviewing process is completed, not later than March 6, 2004.
Each submission should include a separate title page, contact information and a brief 250-300 word summary of the presentation.
THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS Monday February 23, 2004!!!
Registration forms are available online at http://www.nd.edu/~mmurph11/confreg2004.html.
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