WI Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

 Borders, Boundaries, and Peace
An Interdisciplinary Conference for Faculty, Students,
and Community Professionals
 Thursday, February 28 – Friday, March 1, 2013
@ University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s new Zilber School of Public Health
Thanks to all who participated in Borders, Boundaries, and Peace. The conference was a huge success thanks to the diversity and exceptional quality of presentations from faculty, students, and professionals from Wisconsin and beyond. We look forward to reconnecting at next year's conference at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, April 4, 2014 (date tentative).
The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and UW–Milwaukee recently hosted a conference to explore Borders, Boundaries, and Peace.  Borders and boundaries – physical or socially constructed; fixed or dynamic – relate closely to peace. What are the ways in which borders and boundaries influence peace? Can peace change borders and boundaries? Do borders and boundaries provide opportunities for building peace?
This conference was open to faculty, students, and community professionals.  
Parallel sessions for presentations were organized into the following thematic areas:
·        Cultural, Religious, or Educational Borders and Boundaries
·        Institutional or Political Borders and Boundaries
·        Physical, Biological, or Geographical Borders and Boundaries
Creative presentations, performances, posters, and visual art were also presented and on display.
The list of presenters and their contact information is in the Abstracts and Contacts document above. Those interested in research, papers, and powerpoints should contact the presenter directly. 
There were four paper prizes awarded from the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. They went to:
Undergraduate students:
Kaylee Beck and Rachel Schindler, St. Norbert College
Towards Universal Education and Improved Maternal Health: Interrelated Millennium Development Goals
Kate Haapala, Carthage College
"Sustainable Community Development: A Solution to Human, Indigenous, and Environmental Rights Abuses in Ecuador"
Angela Hellstrom, UW–Parkside
"Analyzing Compassionate Communication: Conflict Resolution Students Explore Service Learning at a Homeless Shelter"
Ph.D. student:
Brian Mueller, UW–Milwaukee
"Disarmament Without Borders: Arthur Waskow’s Exploration of Strategies for a World Police Force"
Registration fees were: faculty and community professionals ($60 early/ $75 standard/$90 on-site); students ($5 early/$10 standard/$15 on-site). Registration included breakfast and lunch on Friday and break refreshments both days.  There was also a dinner and networking reception on Thursday evening at Mo's Pub. Conference attendees stayed at the Doubletree Hotel.
The conference took place at UW-Milwaukee’s new Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N 10th Street, Milwaukee, Zilber School of Public Health  
Google map of conference locations.