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Schedule set for Loyola's annual peace conference

March 28, 2014

Loyola University New Orleans students present the sixth annual Student Peace Conference March 31 – April 4. The conference includes a series of panels and lectures exploring the multifaceted meanings of peace and conflict from a variety of perspectives.

All events are free and open to the public and include:

Monday, March 31

  • Panel I: Twentieth Century Social Dialogues
    5-7 p.m., Monroe Library, Multimedia Room II

Tuesday, April 1

  • Panel II: Socio-Politics of Violence
    12:30-2:30 p.m., Monroe Library, Multimedia Room II
  • Lecture I: We Won. Women and Men who Courageously Stood up to Combat the Criminalization of their Lives. This lecture by Deon Haywood, executive director of Women with a Vision, Inc, is part of the Women’s Resource Center’s Brown Bag Lunch Series.
    12:30-1:45 pm, Marquette 315

Wednesday, April 2

  • Panel III: Women and Women’s’ Rights in the Middle East and Beyond
    5-6:30 pm, Monroe Library, Multimedia Room II

Thursday, April 3

  • Panel IV: National and Ethnic Tensions in the Modern Middle East
    12:30-2:30 p.m., Monroe Library, Multimedia Room II
  • Lecture II: Orientalism in Action: Changing Images of Muslim Women: a Comparison of 19th-20th Centuries
    12:30-1:45 p.m., Marquette 315
  • Lecture III: Istanbul’s Gezi Protests (2013), and the
 future of Turkish Democracy and Politics
    7-8:45 p.m., Miller Hall 114

Both of these lectures are presented by Kumru Toktamis, Ph.D., Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute, New York.

Friday, April 4

  • Lecture IV: Killer Drones: The Vehicle of Empire? This lecture is presented by Kevin Caron of the Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition Drone Task Force.
    3:30-5:45 p.m., Miller Hall 114

The Student Peace Conference is made possible by the participation and support of the University Honors Program, the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, the Women’s Resource Center, the Loyola Society for Civic Engagement, the Department of History, LUCAP, the Student Peace Initiative and the Middle East Peace Studies Interdisciplinary Minor. For more information, contact the student organizer Simon Whedbee at 773-208-2529.

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