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Loyola to host conference on global peace

Loyola press release - January 5, 2009

The Student Coordinating Committee for World Peace at Loyola University New Orleans will host the first annual Student Peace Conference, an interdisciplinary summit dedicated to global peace, the week of March 23, 2009.

In an effort to create a peaceful and just world for all, this conference will offer students of all colleges and universities in the New Orleans area an opportunity to explore the multifaceted meanings of peace and conflict from a variety of perspectives.

Along with speakers, community action programs and cultural events, students who submitted a paper or project to the committee on the subject of peace will present their work. The committee hopes to provide at least three different workshops to prepare interested students for the conference and is in the process of recruiting faculty members to serve as discussion facilitators.

The conference objectives include:

  • Promote student creativity.
  • Promote student research skills.
  • Encourage students to consider viable solutions to problems of violence and conflict existing in our homes, communities and world.
  • Provide an opportunity for undergraduate research publications.

For more information or to volunteer for the Student Peace Research Committee, contact Jihan Shami, committee chair, at jshami@loyno.edu, or Vice Provost for Academic Programs Roger White, committee advisor, at rwhite@loyno.edu or visit http://chn.loyno.edu/peace.

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