2023 Annual Student-Faculty Conference on Peace and Conflict Studies

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and St. Norbert College

March 31, 2023, at St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin

Theme: Innovative Peacebuilding in Times of Trouble

Link to Conference website

Link to Registration

St. Norbert College, together with the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, is pleased to invite faculty, staff, and students from any college or university to a one day conference on topics related to peace and conflict, with a special emphasis on multi-disciplinary, creative contributions to sustainable peace. Our planned plenary sessions will highlight the role of the arts in activism and peacebuilding, and other sub-themes will include gender-based violence, climate change, and the reception and integration of refugees. The conference will include panels, paper presentations, performances, and posters from faculty, students, or collaborative teams.

Friday March 31, 2023

Registration 7:45 – 8:30 am
Conference 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

FK Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College

This event is sponsored by the Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding at St. Norbert College and the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.  

Tentative Schedule

7:45 am  Registration opens
8:30 am  Welcome (Fort Howard Theater)
9:00 am  Plenary #1 — Dr. Brandon Bauer, Associate Professor of Art, St. Norbert College: “Artistic Activism”
10:00 am  Breakout Session #1
11:00 am  Breakout Session #2, with concurrent poster sessions
12:15 pm  Lunch (Hendrickson Dining Room), with presentation of awards
1:00 pm  Plenary Session #2 — Maggie McConnaha, PhD student, Michigan State: “Restorative Justice”
2:00 pm  Breakout Session #3
3:00 pm  Plenary Session #3 — Dr. John Miller, Professor of Social Work, Dean of Curriculum, and Senior Advisor for Diversity, St. Norbert College: “Moving Beyond the Tranqualizing Drug of Gradualism: 60 Years After Dr. King’s Dream”
4:00 pm  Closing

The conference will include coffee breaks and lunch at no additional cost. Participation is free for faculty and students of WIPCS member schools. Cost for non-members is $15 for students and $40 for faculty. Conference rate of $99/night is available at the Kress Inn for March 30-31. Call 920-403-5100 and mention WIPCS when booking.