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Submitted by wcm on Thu, 06/28/2012 - 4:13pm

Consortium for Peace Studies (CPS) at the University of Calgary is an interdisciplinary organization devoted to enhancing teaching and research in the field of peace studies. Peace Studies researchers are concerned with war and peace, human security to meet basic human needs, violence and nonviolence, conflict and conflict resolution as well as post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation. Research takes place at all levels, from the macro-level examining international peace issues, to the micro-level examining internal conflict and peace in the individual. The CPS unites peace researchers in many fields of study. Through international research, publication, public presentations and celebration of peace activists, the CPS strives to promote peace studies and educate the community about peace work.

The Consortium is located in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary.

For more information please contact the Consortium for Peace Studies at
Telephone: +1 (403) 220-2136 or Email: peaceuc@ucalgary.ca

Upcoming Events:

To peruse through our past events, click here
 
2014 Peacebuilding and Social Justice - Summer Institute

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: christina.parker@ucalgary.ca

Calgary Peace Prize 2014

The Calgary Centre for Global Community and the Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary are extremely pleased to present the eighth annual Calgary Peace Prize to Dr. Samantha Nutt.  The Calgary Peace Prize was established to recognize outstanding individuals from the global community, who work toward making the world a more just, safer and less violent place.
 
Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker. A medical doctor and a founder of the renowned international humanitarian organization War Child, Dr. Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of the world’s major crises – from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan. With a career that has spanned more than two decades and dozens of conflict zones, her international work has benefited many thousands of war-affected children globally.
 
Dr. Nutt will receive the Calgary Peace Prize on March 20, 2014 at the annual gala dinner beginning at 5:30pm.  Please mark this date in your calendars and stay tuned for more details.

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 ellen@downstage.ca  to reserve your spot.

More about the plays: http://www.ucalgary.ca/peacestudies/playwriting_competition

 

 
2020 Vision for Humanity Symposium
November 2, 2013, Calgary, AB
The symposium organizing committee welcomes Call for Abstracts/ Papers (deadline Sept 2) on armed conflict resolution; nuclear disarmament; post-conflict development; gender issues; how moving beyond a fear culture is necessary for a society based on equity and freedom; peace-building, global citizenship, human rights, intercultural / interreligious explorations, democracy and the global order, best practices, success stories, and capacity building. Details in www.ucalgary.ca/peacestudies/symposium

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.

 


 

Peace Potluck Series

April 12th; Time: 12pm-1pm
Professional Faculties 4th Floor Social Work Lounge

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!
Click here for details


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

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