Call for Papers, The Capital Area Association for Peace Studies (CAAPS) announces its 23rd annual Student Conference (for Students in the DC Area)

The Capital Area Association for Peace Studies (CAAPS) announces its 23rd annual
Student Conference Peace and Justice for Our Planet
Hosted by Georgetown University
Saturday, the 10th of April 2010

WHO: Attention students in DC, Maryland and Virginia. You are invited to present your best intellectual, academic, artistic or activist work on peace, justice, social change, and the survival of the planet in a supportive setting at Georgetown University on Saturday April 10th. Be part of a vibrant community of peace educators and students to enhance your learning and build a regional network. This free conference is a welcoming and hospitable environment for young people to gain professional experience presenting or moderating, inviting feedback on their work, sharing activism, and networking for internships or jobs. Students will hear speakers, interact with representatives of non-profit organizations, and join in collective activities (meals, music, movement, etc.). Diverse visions and definitions of peace and justice are welcomed. There are NO fees to attend or exhibit. It is free.

WHAT: Students submit a proposal to the faculty person at their school by March 22nd for the following:
A Paper. Papers with similar themes or topics will be organized into sessions featuring 2 or 3 presenters. Each person will have15 to 20 minutes to present, followed by commentary and questions-and-answers. We are looking for students to present and moderate.
A Roundtable. This is a more informal session among several participants, each of whom gives a 3-4 minute summary of his or her ideas on a common theme or issue, before opening up the discussion for everyone to comment. Student moderators keep track of time and ensure everyone has a chance to speak.
A Workshop. These are designed to be experiential or practical in nature. Workshop presenters share their expertise with participants, provide practical exercises, or lead demonstrations of skills. Past workshops have been organized around topics such as career and professional development, conflict resolution skills, action and reflection for social justice, lobbying, teaching tolerance, among many other skills.

Find the contact at your school below to submit a proposal by March 22, 2010
American University: Rebecca Davis peace(at) and Barbara Wien wien(at)
Catholic University: William Barbieri, Director of Peace and Justice Studies barbieri(at)
DC High Schools:    Sally Schwartz, DC Center for Global Education and Leadership sally.schwartz(at) or dc.cgel(at)
Gallaudet University: Kirk VanGilder, Professor of Religion, kirk.vangilder(at)
George Mason Univ.: Lester Kurtz, Professor of Sociology, lkurtz(at)

Georgetown University:  Mark Lance, Director Justice and Peace Studies, lancem(at)
George Washington University: Irene Oh, Director of Peace Studies, ireneoh(at)
Goucher College, Elham Atashi, Professor of Peace Studies, elham.atashi(at)
Howard University, David Schwartzman, Professor of Biology, dschwartzman(at)
Johns Hopkins University: Terrence Hopmann, Director, Conflict Management Program pthopmann(at)
Marymount University: Michael Boylan, Professor of Philosophy, mboylan(at)
Trinity University: Mary Hayes, Professor of Peace Studies and History, HayesM(at)
University of Maryland, Dottie Chicquelo, Assistant Director and Instructor, Office of Multi Ethnic Students Educationchicodh(at)
University of the District of Columbia (UDC), Joseph Libertelli, Clarke Law School, JLibertelli(at) (primary contact), or Kathleen H. Dockett, Professor of Psychology, kdockett(at)
What is CAAPS?
The Capital Area Association for Peace Studies (CAAPS) was founded in 1988 in order to promote cooperation among peace studies programs in the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Since then, it has brought together students and faculty from area campuses to strengthen students’ academic and leadership skills in the growing, multidisciplinary field of peace studies. A mainstay of CAAPS is its annual student conference, a forum for the presentation of student research and the exchange of experience and ideas among students, faculty, and members of the D.C. peacemaking community. The conference is a moveable feast hosted on a revolving basis. In past years it has found an enthusiastic reception at American University, Catholic University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Marymount University and Trinity University. Thanks to everyone who has sustained CAAPS for 23 years!

Contact Guillermo Barriga or Mark Lance at the Georgetown Peace and Justice Program if you have any questions about logistics for the conference (public transportation, parking, food, conference meeting location):

Telephone: 202-687-4531
Email: guille.barriga(at)

Tags: Call for Papers, Capital Area Association for Peace Studies, Conference, Washington, DC

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