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3rd Annual Student Peace Conference


This event will happen

  • every day between Monday, April 4, 2011 and Friday, April 8, 2011

Contact: Jihan Shami ·

Loyola University New Orleans will host its third annual interdisciplinary conference dedicated to global peace the week of April 4, 2011.

In an effort to promote peace and understanding in our community and beyond, this conference offers students of all colleges and universities in the Greater New Orleans area the opportunity to explore the multifaceted meanings of peace and conflict from a variety of perspectives. Along with speakers, community action programs, and cultural events, there will be an academic component in which all students are invited to present a paper or project on the subject of peace. We encourage individual or collective papers or projects from any discipline, which may include, but is not limited to, peace and conflict as understood through ethics, literature, philosophy, environmental studies, women’s studies, political science, sociology, history, the media, etc.

Accepted students will present at the conference, and the Middle East Peace Studies Program at Loyola will be presenting awards to three selected research papers (at least one award will be given to a paper relating to the Middle East). The papers will be judged by a committee composed of Loyola University faculty.


Tuesday, April 5, 4 - 5:20 p.m.

Theme: Current Human Injustices
Sex Trafficking: the History, the Industry, and the Future
The Economics of Immigration and Catholic Social Teaching
The State of Public Education Since Brown v. Board of Education

Wednesday, April 6, 4 - 5:20 p.m.

Theme: Revolution and Social Change
The 1953 Iranian Coup and its Lasting Influence in American/Iranian Relations Social Media and Revolution
Modern Revolution: Implications of Social Media on Popular Change

Wednesday, April 6, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Theme: Nationalism, Literature, and Individual Identity
Poetry: A Vehicle for Catharsis and Change to Israelis and Palestinians Revisiting Revisionism: A Study In Israeli Nationalism
In Iran, We Have No Feminists: Themes of Agency and Homelessness in Post 1979 Iranian Women's Literature

Thursday, April 7, 4 - 5:20 p.m.

Theme: U.S. State Policy and Morality
Military Enlistment: An Unsustainable Solution to National Unemployment Torture: A Perverse Temptation
Capital Punishment International Relations and the United States

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