WI Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

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.
Pre-registration Remember to pre-register yourself and your students athttp://www.mu.edu/peacemaking/TheWisconsinInstituteforPeaceandConflictStudies.shtml
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 to patrick.kennelly@marquette.edu.
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
10:15-11:00 presentations
11:00-11:15 break
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.