The Consortium is located in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary.
The Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Institute in Peacebuilding and Social Justice (July 21-25, 2014)
The SI will be offered as a block week course (35-40 classroom hours), housed in the Faculty of Social Work and open to students from any faculty registered in Graduate and Undergraduate degree programs, as well as members of the general public.
The SI will focus on understanding and analyzing selected theories and practice methods of peacebuilding / conflict resolution as seen through a social justice lens. Participants will be given a cross-disciplinary perspective on processes that lead toward progressive, non-violent change as it relates to the individual, society (local / global) and the environment.
The instructor for the course is Dr. Christina Parker. She can be reached by email at: email@example.com
Eighth Annual Uprising National Playwriting Competition:
Peace, Politics and Society (2013)
The Consortium for Peace Studies and Downstage Theatre in collaboration with the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (University of Calgary) are proud to announce the winners of the eighth annual Uprising National Playwriting Competition: Peace, Politics and Society (2013). This competition celebrates playwrights whose work dynamically engages with social and political issues and/or promotes peace, social justice and human rights.
You are invited to a Public Reading of the winning play and the Consortium for Peace Studies Holiday Social on Friday, December 6. Robert Tsonos, the winning playwright, will be in attendance.
Holiday Social – Friday, December 6: Hors d’oeuvres will be served 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Joyce and Quenten Doolittle Studio, 2nd Floor Craigie Hall Block F University of Calgary main campus.
Staged Play reading & discussions follow at 7:30 p.m., also in the Doolittle Studio.
This is a free event. All are welcome. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
More about the plays: http://www.ucalgary.ca/peacestudies/playwriting_competition
2013 Summer Institute in Peacebuilding and Social Justice (July 8-12, 2013, Location: PFB 3208 UofC): The popular SI will be offered as a block week course (35-40 classroom hours), housed in the Faculty of Social Work and open to students from any faculty registered in Graduate and Undergraduate degree programs, as well as members of the general public. Click here for course details and registration info for students and public.
These events had food, music and brilliant speakers sharing their ideas and experience around Peace. Music is a huge vehicle in peace building as such it was a natural choice. The discussions center around topics such as What is Peace work & why does it matter, what are the complications involved and what does peace work look like in our everyday lives. Everyone welcome!
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Announcements for who won the Consortium's 2013-2014 Research Grants
Research Fellowships recipients in Peace Studies: Abosede Omowumi Babatunde on human trafficking and security challenges in Nigeria
Research Fellowships recipients in Peace Studies in Global Citizenship: Jorg Ostrowski on his Silk Road of Peace