The Peace Studies Program is calling for paper proposals of 350 words or less due November 30, 2009. Proposals may be for papers from any recent or previous class or independently conducted academic work. Proposals are welcome from any discipline - humanities, social science or science - and on any subject as long as it says something interesting about peace, conflict or conflict resolution. See the suggested list of themes for a range of topics.
Proposal acceptances will be sent out by January 7, 2010, and papers of 6-10 page are due to the Peace Studies Program firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2010. See Paper Guidelines. Papers will be reviewed by a Peace Studies Committee professor and revision suggestions returned to students by February 8, 2010. Final papers are due February 16, 2010.
Panels will be comprised of 3-4 students and one professor, who will act as moderator and discussant. Panels will be organized along a theme common to each paper being presented. Each student will have 10-15 minutes to present his/her paper. The faculty discussant will then respond to the papers, bringing out common themes, and providing constructive feedback.
In order for students to prepare for their panel presentations, Peace Studies Committee faculty will be giving a mock panel presentation on February 22