Coming Spring 2021:
Virtual Student Conference hosted by UW-Stout
on the Role of Activism in Democratic Societies

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our annual spring conference for 2020 was cancelled. This is what was planned:

Trauma in Everyday Life: Trauma, Compassion, and Reconciliation
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies
and Madison College, Madison, Wisconsin
Originally scheduled for April 3, 2020.

Link to Conference program draft.

Planned presenters included:

Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Kaleka, Keynote Presenters
Masood Akhtar, Workshop leader
Marcus Lewis, Workshop leader

Alverno College: Alejandra Gonzalez, Melissa Rojas, Russell Brooker, Maya Kasch
Cardinal Stritch University: Michael Donahue, Glady Van Harpen, Mette Baran, Sarah Foust Vinson
Carthage College: Isabella Norante
Madison College: Geoff Bradshaw, Morgan Lekander, Ahmad Sultan
Marquette University: Madeline Hahn, Chi Pham, Gabriel Velez
Portsmouth Law School: Tonny Raymond Kirabira
Ripon College: Paul Jeffries
St. Norbert College: Robert Pyne, Emily Dehmer
UW-Eau Claire: Ali Abootalebi, Reed Hoffmann
UW-Oshkosh: Michael Fonkem, Peter Meyerson
UW-Milwaukee: Anastassia Christensen, Lynne Woehrle, Aaron Schutz, Jada Morgan-Woodley
UW-Stevens Point: Lauren Gantz, Marcus Josiger, Joseph Lorenzi, Sanne Roeven, Sam Schmidt, Stephanie Gardner, Briana Walker
UW-Superior: Khalil Dokhanchi

If you have any questions, please contact the Institute at