Peace Education Week
Peace Education Week
Join us for a week of events devoted to raising awareness about peace education and those who are working towards a safer, stronger world through nonviolent means and empowerment. Each day will focus on the intersection of education with peacebuilding movements through a different lens. Peace cookies will be provided!
Hosted by Georgetown University’s Program on Justice and Peace (JUPS) and PeaceJam.
Monday, February 13th: Unjust Justice: Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline
When: 7-9 pm
Where: ICC 103
Hosted by JUPS 272: Social Justice and Conflict Studies
Schools are not always an instrument of peace; in the US, the education system often serves to funnel disadvantaged groups further into the margins of society. In particular, the system tends to sweep minority and disabled students from school into the criminal justice system in what is known as the "school-to-prison pipeline." Kick off Peace Education Week with an exploration of how schools can further entrench violence - and what can be done to break this trend. Featured speakers include the Baltimore Algebra Project (www.baltimorealgebraproject.org) and Rickey Bryant, who served time in prison for over 30 years and is now a peace activist.
Tuesday, February 14th: PeaceTalks: Creating space for peaceful dialogue on campus
When: 7-9 pm
Where: MAG 103
Join us on Tuesday night for a discussion on how to build a culture of peace on campus. What is our role as a university in contributing to peace in a global context? In the greater DC community? What about here on campus? This event will be geared towards addressing the need for spaces on campus to examine our own norms and practices and understanding how they contribute to or detract from the development of a peaceful community. Peace education can start here!
Wednesday, February 15th: Peace Jamming: Performance and Peacebuilding
When: 8-10 pm
Where: Walsh 396 (subject to change)
Open-Mic Night and Dialogue. Have a talent? Want to share it? Or just like good entertainment? Join us for an open-mic night and discussion on the role performance can play in building peaceful communities. Any type of performance is welcome - song, dance, spoken word, slam poetry, stand-up, improv, etc. Send a message to the event administrators or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance if you would like to perform. After the performances, we will discuss the ways in which performance can intersect with peacebuilding processes.
Thursday, February 16th: Learn From the Pros - What is Peace Education?
When: 12:30-1:45 Car Barn 316
3:30-4:45, Car Barn 315
What is peace education? What does it look like, and what can it accomplish? Come learn from peace education experts! Two separate panels will share their experiences in the field and their perspectives on how to educate for peace. We're thrilled to have them bring their expertise to contribute to the discussion.
Thursday, February 16th, 2012 from 12:30pm – 1:45pm, Car Barn 316
Daryn Cambridge is Director for Knowledge & Digital Strategies at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. He is also education and training consultant and an adjunct professor at American University, where he teaches two courses: Peace Pedagogy and Education for International Development. Daryn has worked for several social justice and education organizations, facilitating trainings and workshops for learners of all ages and from all across the world. He has done consulting work for organizations such as One World Education, LearnServe International, and the United States Association for the University of Peace. He served for three years as Assistant Director of the Democracy Matters Institute and then Director of Youth Programs at Common Cause, designing and facilitating trainings for youth and young adults on how to do grassroots organizing around pro-democracy issues. He has also been a Program Supervisor and Instructor with the Close Up Foundation – the nation’s largest civic education and engagement non-profit – where he taught civic engagement workshops for young people from all across the United States, the Middle East, North Africa, and Eurasia. He has also been a teacher
for Putney Student Travel’s Excel Program at Amherst College; an urban crew leader with the Student Conservation Association, working with DC area youth in environmental education; and a consultant for Project Agape, the internet company that designed the Causes application on Facebook. Daryn has a B.A. from Middlebury College, a M.A. in International Training and Education and a professional certificate in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University. To learn more about
Daryn's work, visit his blog at daryncambridge.com.
Nick Martin is the Co-founder and President of TechChange. As President, he oversees all strategy and programming for the organization. Nick is an educator, technologist, and social entrepreneur with significant international peacebuilding and development expertise. He is an adjunct faculty member at American University, George Mason University, George Washington University and the United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE), and has given a number of guest lectures and speeches on the role of
technology in peacebuilding, development and humanitarian work. Nick is the founder of two innovative and award-winning digital media and conflict transformation programs: DCPEACE and PeaceRooms. In
2009, Nick was selected as a Global Fellow by the International Youth Foundation and as a Washington DC Humanities Council Scholar for his leadership in launching the programs and his track record as a
young social entrepreneur. Nick received his BA with honors from Swarthmore College and an MA in Peace Education from UPEACE.
Amanda Munroe is a current student in the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution Program at Georgetown University. Amanda became passionate about international education and social justice during her undergraduate studies in Global Studies and French at North Park University in Chicago. In the summer of 2011, Amanda was a Generations For Peace summer research fellow, and spent three months in Germany, France, Belgium, and Italy researching sport and peace education in the context of European integration. This research contributed to a global mapping project on promising practices in sport and peace to be published later this year. In DC, Amanda is a Senior Peace Mover with Dance 4 Peace, a global, peace education non-profit that teaches emotional awareness and conflict resolution skills through movement. She is currently contributing to a curriculum on Peace Education around the world for the organization Teachers Without Borders. Her research interests include critical pedagogy and conflict resolution, sport and peacebuilding, and intercultural education in the European context.
Thursday, February 16th, 2012 from 3:30pm – 4:45pm, Car Barn 315
Ned Lazarus is the FIPSE Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Ned earned his doctorate in International Relations from American University's School of International Service in 2011. His dissertation, entitled Evaluating
Peace Education in the Oslo-Intifada Generation, tracks the peacebuilding activity of more than 800 Israeli and Palestinian graduates of the Seeds of Peace program from adolescence through adulthood.
The study highlights the effects of changing personal, organizational and conflict contexts on graduates’ participation in cross-conflict peacebuilding over periods of 8-15 years. Ned’s dissertation is informed
and inspired by his work as Middle East Program Director for Seeds of Peace from 1996-2004, based in Jerusalem. There, he established and directed dialogue and peacebuilding programs involving hundreds of
Israeli and Palestinian youth, their families and communities, as well as youth from the Balkans, Cyprus, India and Pakistan. Ned has taught Conflict Resolution Theory, Evaluation of Conflict Resolution,
Israeli-Palestinian Peacebuilding, and Nonviolence and Civil Resistance at Georgetown University, The University of Massachusetts-Boston, and American University. He is an Advisory Council member for
Just Vision, and has served as an evaluation and facilitation consultant for Social Impact, the Parents' Circle-Families Forum, the Alliance for Middle East Peace, and other Middle East peacebuilding initiatives. In 2011-12, Ned will join a USAID-sponsored “Learning Community” reviewing best
practices for design, monitoring and evaluation of “people-to-people” reconciliation initiatives.
Arthur Romano is an Assistant Professor at the School of Conflict Resolution and Analysis at George Mason University. He is a scholar-practitioner whose research and applied interests include global educational movements, the use of transformative and experiential education in communities affected by violence and nonviolence education. Arthur is currently teaching courses on identity and conflict resolution, peace education and group, community and organization conflict analysis and resolution. Arthur’s PhD research utilized complexity theory to examine pedagogical innovation in the field of international peace education. Arthur has designed and implemented experiential educational programs in
Asia, Africa, and Central America on peace and conflict resolution related themes. He co-developed the Diversity Matters Now workshop series, which explores issues related to identity and peace-building in
colleges and universities across the US.
Susan Armitage, Senior Program Officer at IREX, is responsible for providing management oversight, as well as technical input and support, to the Youth Theater for Peace programs in Kyrgyzstan and
Tajikistan. She oversees the work of program staff based in Bishkek and Dushanbe and liaises with local partners to meet deliverables. Susan also oversees the design of training curriculum to meet participant
needs; she has extensive experience working on the ground in Central Asia and has served as a trainer at Youth Theater for Peace events. Her work at IREX has also taken her to Moldova, the Caucasus and
Uganda for program trainings and assessments. Prior to her employment at IREX, Susan served as a youth and community development volunteer in Russia and Ukraine. She holds a Bachelor's degree in
English from Oberlin College.
These two panels will take place during the two sections of JUPS 123 Introduction to Justice and Peace, taught by Professor Andria Wisler.
For more information about the organizations mentioned in the speakers’ bios above, please visit:
Georgetown Program on Conflict Resolution: http://conflictresolution.georgetown.edu/
Seeds of Peace: http://www.seedsofpeace.org/
School of Analysis and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University: http://scar.gmu.edu/
Dance 4 Peace: http://www.dance4peace.org/
International Center on Nonviolence Conflict: http://www.nonviolent-conflict.org/
Teachers without Borders: http://teacherswithoutborders.org/
Diversity Matters Now: http://www.wolfmanproductions.com/diversitymatters.html
Youth Theater for Peace: http://www.irex.org/project/youth-theater-peace
Friday, February 17th: "To Sir With Love" Screening
When: 5:30 pm
Where: ICC 108
Relax, kick back, and wrap up an awesome Peace Education week with a viewing of "To Sir With Love," an award-winning movie starring Sidney Poitier. Food will be provided, so eat, drink, watch, and be merry!
- There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time.