26th Annual Student Conference
Negotiating in a Polarized Society
A conference for students hosted by Marquette University Center for Peacemaking
Friday, March 30, 2012
The conference is open to students from all disciplines. It will address the theme: Negotiating in a Polarized Society, including topics such as:
|Haves and have nots
||Left and right|
|Religious and secular
||Restorative and retributive justice|
|State and non-state terrorism
||Absolute nonviolence v. just war|
|Wealth and poverty
||Analysis of seemingly intractable conflicts|
|Self and structural transformation
||Peace and war|
|Gender, ethnic, racial, and religious conflict
||International legal and political institutions|
Keynote Address: Sara Terry, filmmaker and former correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor,
and Libby Hoffman, international peacemaker and founder of Peace Discovery Initiative and Catalyst for Peace, www.catalystforpeace.org/
Location: The conference will be held at Marquette University, Milwaukee, in the Alumni Memorial Union, http://www.marquette.edu/visit/map.shtml.The Alumni Memorial Union is located at 1442 W. Wisconsin Avenue. There is street parking available on Wells Street and in the blocks just north of Wells Street. Additionally, there is pay parking available in the parking structure at 749 N. 16th Street. The hotel shuttle can also bring you.
Finished work on accepted submissions is due March 19. Send to Patrick Kennelly, Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881, and
Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. in the second floor lobby (no cost).
Coffee and refreshments will be available in room 227 as people arrive.
10:00 a.m. opening and welcome in room 227
11:15-12:00 keynote in room 227
12:00-1:00 lunch break. There is a cafeteria and coffee shop in the union and numerous options available on Wells Street
1:00-3:30 concurrent sessions running on the half hour.
4:00 awards and closing in room 227
4:15 end of conference
Hotel: A block of 15 rooms for the conference has been reserved at the Ambassador Hotel, 2308 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233, 1-888-322-3326, or 414-345-5000, http://www.ambassadormilwaukee.com/. The Ambassador is near Marquette's campus and has a complimentary shuttle to get to campus and downtown. The room rate for a single or double is $109.00, for a triple, $119.00, and for a quad, $129. The reservations need to be made by March 18. Reservations can be made by calling Connie at (414) 345-5065 and indicating it is for the "MU–Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies” block.
WIPCS Executive Council Meeting: Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. to noon, Cudahy Hall 131, Marquette University, 1313 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233 (campus map link above). Same parking instructions as for conference. Coffee and continental breakfast.