Mapping Local Landscapes: Community Approaches
is the 2011 Peace and Conflict Studies conference, presented by the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.
This year's conference will focus at the community level of analysis; local-level considerations are vital to the reduction of structural violence. With the community as the foundation to the conference, we will survey the contours of six sub-topics: Education; Justice; Media; Memorialization; Infrastructure; and Psychological Trauma in a series of panel discussions. These will be united by an opening keynote event with three keynote speeches.
By concentrating on the community level, we ensure that the lessons from our conference have a wide scope of applicability, whether a community of interest exists in East Timor or Israel, Chechnya or Puntland, São Paulo or Toronto. Based on our subthemes, we expect there to be interest from students of Aboriginal Studies, Architecture, Canadian Studies, Criminology, Education, Engineering, Geography, Global Health, History, International Relations, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, and Urban Studies, inter alia.
The Department of Civil Engineering is a Conference Patron, and the Centre for Globalization Studies (CGEN) is a sponsor. Follow the link for more information and to register for the conference.
Students may attend for free on presentation of student ID; general registration costs $20.