The 10th Intl. Conference on Conflict Resolution Education, “Building Stronger Communities through Peace, Justice and Security,” June 8 – 13, 2016, Columbus, OH

By David J. Smith, November 30, 2015

Call for proposals due December 4th!  Proposal form available at

Hosted by

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (


The Ohio State University (Mershon Center for  International Security Studies – Peace Studies Program, Center for Slavic and Eastern European Studies, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and the Department of Political Science)

 Sponsor and Partner Forms (Due January 31, 2016)

Your organization, college, university or school could be a conference partner ($35 display table) or a conference sponsor (discounts on attendance, ads and more).  Colleges, universities and schools that are sponsors can send students for only $35 per day.  Details are available on the main conference web site at:

Main Conference (June 10 – 11) Choose from 4+ keynotes and 75+ workshops

Keynote Speakers and Panelists

  • (June 10 – Afternoon) Julia Roig, Partners for Democratic Change with a panel including representatives from the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
  • (June 10- Afternoon) Maya Soetoro-NG, Ceeds of Peace, The University of Hawaii with a panel including Scarlett Lewis, Sandyhook E.S. Parent, Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation and Jill Jackson, The Ohio Department of Education
  • (June 11- Morning) Grande Lum, Director of Community Relations, United States Department of Justice
  • (June 11– Afternoon) Alex Leslie, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center with a panel including the Ohio Domestic Violence Network/Ohio Sexual Assault Prevention Taskforce and Colleges and Universities working to prevent rape on College campuses.
  • (June 11- Afternoon) Hans Sinn, Peace Brigades International with a panel including Mel Duncan, Nonviolent Peaceforce

Workshops, Scholarships, and Awards

  • Submit a workshop proposal!  DeadlineDecember 4, 2016.  Workshop proposals forms available at:
  • Peace/Conflict Resolution Educator and Organization Award!  (Application posted in November)
  • Student Peace and Conflict Resolution Education Scholarship Award (Application posted in November) If you are a U.S. High School Student who was either a peer mediator and/or in a student peace club, consider submitting an application for the scholarship!

Full Day Pre-conference Trainings (June 8 – 9, 9AM – 5PM)

  • (2 days) Conflict Resolution and Multifaith Dialogue in Prison Settings – Horizon Prison Initiative
  • (2 days) Kingian Nonviolence – Institute for Human Rights and Responsibilities
  • (2 days)Toward a Healthier Campus Community Through Sustained Dialogue: A Training for College and University Faculty, Staff, Administrators and Students – Sustained Dialogue Institute
  • (1 day) The Practice of Peacekeeping: Unarmed Civilian Protection Monitors Restorative Justice – Nonviolent Peaceforce
  • (1 day) Developing  Effective Peace Education Programs in Multicultural Contexts – Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, Educators from Australia, Ukraine, Philippines, Cameroon and Montenegro
  • (1 day) Integrating Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Concepts into College and University Courses – Kent State University
  • (1 day) Conflict Management and Peacebuilding as a Classroom Management Tool – Antioch University

Seminar for Colleges and Universities Developing Peace and Conflict Studies Programs June 12 – 13

Working group tailored for faculty, staff, and administrators who are working to enhance and/or develop their peace and conflict studies programs.  Consider highlighting your work! Complete the questionnaire so we can determine where to highlight your expertise in the agenda!  Deadline December 4th (pdf.)

To see past conferences, please visit the conference web site and click on any of the past conferences on the right hand side:

Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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