Schedule of Events

The conference schedule runs from midday Friday to early evening on Saturday. Specific details about sessions and times will be posted as they are finalized, so continue to check for more information. Please click on the session links to see full titles and presenter information.

The schedule provided below is current as of Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Note that the schedule is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. We will provide as close to a final schedule as possible in the conference materials.

All events will take place in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, unless otherwise indicated. All times are Eastern Daylight Time.

Friday, March 31
10:30 am—12:30 pm Exhibitor Check-In, Set-Up

Exhibiting organizations should check in at the Hospitality Desk to receive their table assignment and conference materials.
Great Hall
11:00 am Hospitality Desk Opens, Registration

Participants and presenters should check in at the Hospitality Desk to receive their conference materials. Registration will remain open throughout the conference. Volunteers at the desk can answer questions about nearby eateries for those seeking lunch before the opening session.
Great Hall
1:00 pm–1:15 pm Opening Remarks

Victoria Lew and Leah Landry, co-chairs of the 2017 conference committee, will offer welcoming remarks and announcements to open the conference.
Auditorium
1:30 pm–2:45 pm Breakout Session 1—Panels Conference Rooms
3:00 pm–4:30 pm Breakout Session 2—Workshops Conference Rooms
4:30 pm–5:15 pm Poster Session

During this session, research posters will be displayed throughout the room, and the presenters will be available to answer questions and engage in dialogue about their research.
Room C102
5:15 pm–6:30 pm Keynote Address—"Binding, Bonding, and Bridging: Building Blocks of Peace"

This year's keynote address will be given by Nell Bolton, Senior Technical Advisor for Justice and Peacebuilding at Catholic Relief Services.
Auditorium
6:30 pm–7:45 pm Conference Dinner

Included with pre-registration. Dinner is buffet-style and catered by Purple Porch Co-Op, a local organic grocery and restaurant. The menu will accomodate vegetarian and pork-restricted diets. Vegan and gluten-free options might be available as well.
Great Hall
7:45 pm–8:30 pm Documentary Film—Ubumwe: Together We Grow

This documentary short feature presents a shared look at the participation of women in agriculture in both Rwanda and central Minnesota as a driver of nutrition education, community building, economic development, and empowerment.

The film was produced by Extending the Link (ETL), a student-run venture at the College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University that uses film to educate others on global social justice issues, inspire engagement and action, and offer options for involvement. Students Jason Kosch and Danica Ischler Simonet will represent the group to introduce the film and faciliatate discussion.
Auditorium
9:00 pm Hospitality Desk Closes

Great Hall
Saturday, April 1
7:30 am—9:30 am Exhibitor Check-In, Set-Up

Exhibiting organizations should check in at the Hospitality Desk to receive their table assignment and conference materials.
Great Hall
8:00 am Hospitality Desk Opens

Participants and presenters should check in at the Hospitality Desk to receive their conference materials. Registration will remain open throughout the conference.
Great Hall
8:00 am–9:00 am Conference Breakfast

Included with pre-registration. A light Continental-style breakfast buffet, catered by Purple Porch Co-op, will be available along with hot beverages.
Great Hall
9:00 am–10:15 am Breakout Session 3—Panels Conference Rooms
10:30 am–11:00 am Breakout Session 4—Talks Conference Rooms
11:15 am–12:30 pm Breakout Session 5—Panels Conference Rooms
12:30 pm–1:45 pm Conference Lunch

Included with pre-registration. Lunch is buffet-style and catered by Purple Porch Co-Op, a local organic grocery and cafe. The menu will accomodate vegetarian and pork-restricted diets. Vegan and gluten-free options might be available as well.
Great Hall
1:45 pm–2:15 pm Breakout Session 6—Talks Conference Rooms
2:30 pm–3:45 pm Breakout Session 7—Panels Conference Rooms
4:00 pm–4:30 pm Breakout Session 8—Talks Conference Rooms
4:45 pm–6:00 pm Closing Panel—"War to Peace: Multifaceted Peacebuilding Strategies in Afghanistan, Colombia, Indonesia, and Lebanon"

In this session, the concept of "systemic conflict transformation" is advanced as a tool for peacebuilding in complex and protracted conflicts, with presenters offering analyses of—and intervention proposals for—several different conflicts around the world.

The panel will feature students Abdul Stanikzai, Christine Kindler, Diana Maria Tovar Rjoas, Agnes Chen, and Myriam Aziz from Eastern Mennonite University.
Auditorium
6:00 pm–6:15 pm Final Remarks

Victoria Lew and Leah Landry, co-chairs of the 2017 conference committee, will offer final thoughts and remarks to close the conference.
Auditorium
7:00 pm Hospitality Desk Closes

Great Hall