Schedule of Events
This year's conference will begin mid-day on Friday and run through late afternoon on Saturday. A tentative schedule of events is below, and we will continue to update this page every few days with the details of various events as soon as they are confirmed. Please note that the schedule may require adjustment in the coming weeks, but a final schedule will be provided to participants in their conference materials.
All events will take place in rooms and locations throughout the Hesburgh Center for International Studies, unless otherwise indicated. All times are Eastern Daylight Time.
|Friday, March 28|
|12:00 pm–2:00 pm||Registration, Poster Set-Up
Participants should check in at the hospitality desk to receive their materials
and name badges. Registration will remain open throughout the conference.
POSTER PRESENTERS should plan on setting up their display during this time.
|2:00 pm–2:15 pm||Welcome, Opening Remarks
Ana Dionne-Lanier and Jimmy DeFrieze, Co-Chairs of the 2014 Conference Committee, will offer welcoming remarks.
|2:30 pm–3:15 pm||Roundtable Session #1||Conference Rooms|
|3:30 pm–4:45 pm||Panel Session #1||Conference Rooms|
|Panel A: Human Trafficking and Sexual Slavery|
|Panel B: Improving Peace Processes|
|Panel C: Future of Nuclear Disarmament|
|5:00 pm–5:45 pm||Poster and Multi-Media Session
During this session, presenters will be available near their displays to answer questions and engage in dialogue about their research.
|5:45 pm–7:00 pm||Buffet Dinner & Free Time
The dinner buffet will be prepared by Catering by Design, University of Notre
Dame. The menu will accomodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and pork-
|7:00 pm–8:15 pm||General Session—"Exploring the Field: Career Options and Networking
for Strategic Peacebuilders"
Anne Hayner, Associate Director at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will discuss the various career pathways available for peace studies students, guide reflection on finding a role in the field of strategic peacebuilding, and offer suggestions for networking with peacebuilders.
|8:15 pm–9:00 pm||Opening Night Reception
Join us for a special dessert reception and get to know other conference attendees. This is a great time for networking with peace studies students!
|Saturday, March 29|
|8:30 am–9:30 am||Continental Breakfast Buffet (Optional)||Great Hall|
|9:30 am–10:45 am||Panel Session #2||Conference Rooms|
|Panel A: Youth Programs and Participation|
|Panel B: Peace and Prosperity|
|11:00 am–12:15 pm||Panel Session #3||Conference Rooms|
|Panel A: IDPs and Refugees|
|Panel B: Feminist Perspectives|
|Panel C: Cross-Cultural Understanding|
|12:15 am–1:30 pm||Buffet Lunch & Free Time
The lunch buffet will be prepared by Catering...by Design, University of Notre Dame. The menu will accomodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and pork-
|1:30 pm–2:45 pm||Keynote Address—"Understanding the Global Decline in Violence:
Is it Real? Will it Last?"
The keynote will be delivered by Andrew Mack, Director of the Human Security
Report Project at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. He will speak to the conference theme by reflecting on recent trends in conflict and human security and what they might reveal about our peacebuilding efforts.
|3:00 pm–4:15 pm||Panel Session #4||Conference Rooms|
|Panel A: Collective Memory and Narrative|
|Panel B: Effecting Women's Participation|
|Panel C: Transitional Justice Mechanisms|
|4:30 pm–5:15 pm||Roundtable Session #2||Conference Rooms|
|5:30 pm–6:00 pm||Closing Session||Auditorium|