The International Day of Peace falls on September 21 each year. This year, as the UN’s International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World draws to a close, thousands of events are being planned around the world to signal a global yearning for peace and an intention to advance constructive human and environmental relations. The Millenium Development Goals will feature prominently in this year’s celebrations. You can follow unprecedented live coverage of Peace Day events here on the Peace and Conflict Studies website or at www.peaceday.tv September 17-21. You may preview the broadcast now.
This is a quick follow up on a previous blog post announcing:
Reina Chano ‘09, an honors minor in Peace and Conflict Studies (History major), has been awarded the Elise M. Boulding Undergraduate Student Paper Award by the Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section (PWSC) of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for a paper, “Youth in Northern Ireland: The Role of Narratives in Promoting Reconciliation,” adapted from her interdisciplinary honors Peace and Conflict Studies thesis: Historical Education as Reconciliation: Teaching History in Northern Ireland.
Reina attended the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Atlanta, and on August 14, 2010 the award was presented to her by Dr. Morten Ender (USMA, West Point) during the PWSC section business meeting. Congratulations Reina!
A new report on developing a career in International Peace and Conflict Resolution has been released by the Alliance for Conflict Transformation. Read more about it at the Peace and Collaborative Development Network.