George Mason University’s Undergraduate Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution is partnering with schools, colleges, universities and governmental and non-governmental organizations around the globe to host the next International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) June 11th – 16th, 2014 in Fairfax, Virginia. This year’s conference focuses on culturally inclusive CRE related policies and practices that are being applied at a local level, such as within individual schools, colleges , or universities, and at a more macro level, within countries. Work which takes into consideration the various important aspects of cultural identity specific to the communities in which the policies and practices are implemented will be highlighted. These aspects of cultural identity may include, but are not limited to, race, religion, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, ability, gender, and/or sexual orientation. On-site events include a networking meeting for colleges and universities developing peace and conflict studies programs, June 12th, 6:30PM – 9:30PM and a capacity building seminar for colleges and universities developing peace and conflict studies programs on June 15th – 16th, 2014.
The 2014 conference builds upon prior conferences in 2004 – 2013 in Ohio, which brought together government representatives from among the 50 states and around the globe and their non-governmental organization partners who have legislation or policies in conflict resolution education and related fields. The annual audience includes college/university educators and students, K-12 educators, prevention specialists, and state, local, national and international policy makers. Conference and meeting publications from 6 of the conferences are available at : http://www.creducation.org/cre/global_cre
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