The 29th O.D. World Conference On Making Change Happen, “What is New in International Organization Development and HRD” is July, 19 – 24, 2009 at The Farm Inn on the Eastern Outskirts of Pretoria, South Africa For more information, contact Organization Development Institute, 11234 Walnut Ridge Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026 (440)729-7419, DonWCole@aol.com, www.odinstitute.org.
The 39th Annual O.D. Information Exchange, “What is New in Organization Development and HRD,” will be May 17 – 22, 2009 at the Beckwith Conference Center on Weeks Bay in Fairhope, Alabama. For more information, contact Organization Development Institute, 11234 Walnut Ridge Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026 (440)729-7419, DonWCole@aol.com, www.odinstitute.org.
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World Universities Forum is at the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, Mumbai, India, January 16-18, 2009. The World Universities Forum was created in the belief that academe must better engage today’s most crucial questions, and that higher education itself must be included as part of the wider discussion of global change. The Forum encourages the participation of university executives, administrators, scholars and research students, as well as journalists, policy makers, business and political leaders, and others who understand that the importance of the university extends well beyond campus. For details go to: http://universitiesforum.com.
Global Stakeholder Summit to design a National Peace Academy is at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, March 2 to 4, 2009. For details contact: Kristin Famula, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is by invitation only.
The Fourth Annual Conference of the International Education Program – New York University, is in New York City, March 5-6, 2009, with the conference theme of developing peace and education for mutual understanding. For details go to: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/conference/ieconf2009/.
Women and Human Rights Conference: A Benefit for No More Tears is at Nova Southeastern University’s Knight Auditorium, 3301 College Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314, March 13, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For information contact Dr. Laura Finley, Director, Center for Living and Teaching Peace, 9272 Chelsea Dr. S., Plantation, FL 33324 (954)592-7893, email@example.com, www.nmtproject.org.
International Conference on “Religion, Conflict, and Peace:” Walking The Talk Through Fear of the Unknown To Understanding And Harmony, A Multi-disciplinary, Multi-cultural Conference, March 13-15, 2009 ~ Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. Co-sponsored by: Oakland University College of Arts and Science, Common Bond Institute, and International Humanistic Psychology Association. Endorsed by universities and organizations internationally. This is an international forum promoting Inter-religious and Intra-religious dialogue to explore the challenges of Extremism, Intolerance, Scapegoating, and Islamophobia, and the promise of Reason, Understanding, Compassion, and Cultural Harmony. The discussion will explore 1) The mutual dilemmas of religious ignorance, extremism, intolerance, negative stereotypes, prejudice, demonization and dehumanization, scapegoating, and fear of “the other,” that can lead to toxic divisiveness, polarization, and social paranoia, with a special focus on Islamophobia and the Muslim community, and 2) The promise of personal engagement through Inter-religious and Intra-religious dialogue in nurturing reason, understanding, familiarity, compassion, cultural harmony, and a shared consciousness of peace – and in doing so promoting the religious experience as a healing remedy rather than problem. For details contact:, Steve Olweean, Director, Common Bond Institute, Conference Coordinator, 12170 S. Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, MI 49034 Ph/Fax: (269)665-9393, SOlweean@aol.com, www.cbiworld.org.
Peace Within Reach: People and Politics Partnering for our Common Security – The 2009 Department of Peace Campaign National Conference is in Washington, D.C., March 20-23. For details go to: http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=671616.
Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies: Global Consultation, Bridging the Gaps: Preparedness, Relief, Development is in Istanbul, Turkey, March 23-26, 2009. For more information please visit: http://www.ineesite.org/page.asp?pid=1457.
The School of Communication Studies at James Madison University is putting on the 2009 International Undergraduate Research Conference on Conflict Transformation, April 15 and 16, 2009, at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. For details contact Dorothy J. Della Noce, Conference Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Creative Youth Forum (WCYF) 2009, on Education for Sustainable Development, with the theme: One Life, One Earth, is in Manilla, Philippines, May 5 -10, 2009. Topics include: peace and human rights, climate change, sustainable life-style, entrepreneurship, education and technology, and advocacy for sustainable development. For information visit: http://www.worldcreativeyouthforum.net/.
First International Conference for Young Leaders of Peace, in Castellon, Spain, May 14-15, 2009, aims to promote, inform and educate youth on the present situation of constant child rights violations everywhere in this world, and on possible ways to change this situation. The deadline for proposals is January 31, 2009. For more information please contact Elena Martin Gil de Tejada at email@example.com
The Second Global Studies Conference is at Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30 – June 1, 2009. The Global Studies Conference and Global Studies Journal are devoted to mapping and interpreting new trends and patterns in globalization – from many points of view, many locations in the world, and in a wide-angle kaleidoscopic fashion. For details go to: http://www.GlobalStudiesConference.com.
World Peace Conference, hosted by Taos Peace House, is in Taos, NM. May 26-31. For details go to: http://www.taospeacehouse/world_peace_conference.html.
The 8th GCG Annual International Conference of Globalisation for the Common Good, will be at Loyola University in Chicago, supported by Loyola University, in June 2009. For information, as it develop, go to: http://www.luc.edu/index.shtml or contact Kamran Mofid, via: www.globalisationforthecommongood.info.
The Global Peace Concert and a two day Global Peace Conference that will feature world renowned peace leaders will be held in Philadelphia, PA. in June of 2009. For information go to: http://www.globalpeaceconcert.com/.
The 2009 U.S. Institute of Peace Annual Seminar for Community Colleges, “Global Peace and Security in Community Colleges and the Communities They Serve” is to be held June 3-7, 2009 in Washington, DC. The seminar will give participants the opportunity to carefully examine the nature of international peace and security and how community colleges can relate this to their students and local communities. Presenters will include leading authorities on global peace and conflict, as well as from the field of community college education. The application process is competitive. The deadline for applications is March 20, 2009. For information go to: www.usip.org/etc/domestic/seminars/ccfs.html, or contact: David J. Smith, J.D., Senior Program Officer, Education & Training Center/Domestic, United States Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-3011 (202)429-4709, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.usip.org.
The Network for Peace through Dialogue, in cooperation with Marymount Manhattan College, presents “Dialogue In/As Action.” A Conference for Community Groups, Researchers, Teachers, Students and Others, Friday evening, June 12 & all day Saturday, June 13, 2009, in New York City. The conference will focus on the rich intersections of the methods, processes, and actions of dialogue that lead to change, exploring the ground rules for practicing good dialogue, as well as the parameters for putting constructive dialogue into action. For more information and for an APPLICATION FOR SESSION PROPOSALS (Originally due January 8, but the deadline is being extended) go to: www.networkforpeace.com or contact Kathleen Kanet, Network for Peace through Dialogue, 240 E 93rd Street 14B, New York, NY 10128 (212)426-5818, email@example.com.
The 8th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations is in Riga, Latvia, June 15-18 2009, For details go to: http://www.Diversity-Conference.com.
Fire & Ice 2009, in Greenland, July 17-19, 1009, brings increased attention to the significance of the melting of the Big Ice, as well as new recognition and respect for indigenous peoples and their perspectives. This event adds the traditional indigenous voice to the dialogue on global warming and care of the earth, providing a very necessary, missing perspective. For more information about the event visit: http://www.fireandice2009.com/
International Institute on Peace Education 2009: “Human Rights Learning as Peace Education: Pursuing Democracy in a Time of Crisis” Is July 26 – August 2 Ý Budapest, Hungary. The institute is being co-organized by the EJBO Foundation in partnership with Global Education Associates (http://www.g-e-a.org/) with the support and sponsorship of UNESCO (http://www.unesco.org/). For more information visit: www.i-i-p-e.org, or contact the International Institute on Peace Education, care of: Global Education Associates, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1626B, New York, New York 10115 (212)870-3290, firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com, www.i-i-p-e.org.
Innovation and Change: Peace Research, Studies and Education in Asia-Pacific is in Taiwan, September 10-12, 2009, sponsored by the Asia- Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA). For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th Annual International Conference on “ENGAGING THE OTHER:” The Power of Compassion, An international, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary conference examining concepts of “The OTHER” from a universal, cross-cultural perspective to promote wider public dialogue about concepts of “Us and Them”, November 13-15, 2009, San Mateo Marriott Hotel, San Mateo, California, near San Francisco. Sponsored by Common Bond Institute. Co-Sponsored by International Humanistic Psychology Association, Institute of Imaginal Studies and Institute of Noetic Sciences. Supported by a growing international list of over 90 organizations and universities. The Purpose of the conference is to: Raise the level, depth, and breadth of public dialogue and awareness on core issues. Explore dimensions and dynamics of “The OTHER” on both individual and group levels, and consider how enemy identity is formed, perpetuated, and manipulated, including fear-based belief systems, negative stereotypes, projection, prejudice, and scapegoating. Identify and compile fundamental questions, dilemmas, and implications for further deep inquiry and examination. Tap our shared wisdom and compassion as a community – from the local to the global – in developing practical applications. For details contact:, Steve Olweean, Director, Common Bond Institute, Conference Coordinator, 12170 S. Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, MI 49034 Ph/Fax: (269)665-9393, SOlweean@aol.com, www.cbiworld.org.
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For more information contact: Dr. Craig Zelizer, Associate Director, Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution, Department of Government, Georgetown University, 3240 Prospect Street, Washington, DC 20007, E-mail: email@example.com, (202) 687-0512, http://conflictresolution.georgetown.edu or http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org.