Faculty Committee


Catlos (Colorado University) is giving a lecture on campus.

February 19, 2015

Details to follow.


Noura Erakat is giving a talk on "Gaza in Context."

March 31, 2015

Details to follow.

Surfing the Middle East

October 22, 2014
HUM 411

“Theatre for Social Change:”
a presentation and roundtable discussion

Date: May 21st, 2014
Time 4:00
Place: CBS 114 (College Building South)

UC Riverside Peace and Conflict Studies presents

"The Assasin of Gandhi is from the Caste As Me"

A lecture and workshop with Brian Brophy (Cal Tech)

Monday, December 2, 2013
HUMN 411 (adjacent to the University Theatre)

The workshop-lecture will present case-studies of peacemaking in India drawn from West Bengal, Benares, and Ahmedabad within a larger context of how academic-social-economic partnership provide new alliance. With an emphasis on conflict-resolution, the lecture will also provide insight into the confluence of new medias, entrepreneurship, sustainability efforts and global creative and cultural interactivity between people.

This event is funded by the Mosten lecture series in Peace and Conflict Studies.

"One World"

A showcase of short films from the Palm Springs International Film Festival
event at the University of California-Riverside

Tuesday, October 15, 5:30

CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg. INTS 1128

Several PCST faculty will participate in a panel discussion and response to the films following the showings.

Mosten Lecture, Spring 2013

Date: May 14th
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Place: Culver Center

Ken Cloke
Director of Center for Dispute Resolutions
Key founder and leader, Mediators without Borders
Author, most recently, of "Conflict Revolution: Mediating Evil, War, Injustice, and Terrorism" (2008)

We have all watched political conversations degenerate into angry quarrels between deeply wounded, frightened, adversarial people; then deteriorate into brutal personal attacks and antagonistic power contests; ultimately sinking into screaming matches, shaming and blaming, and personal viciousness, sometimes resulting in senseless violence, and appalling acts of brutality.

What is our responsibility as dispute resolvers for the environmental, social, economic and political conflicts that are occurring around us? Can we apply conflict resolution principles to the inequalities, inequities, and dysfunctions that fuel chronic environmental, political, economic and social conflicts? Are we not implicitly responsible for learning to address and resolve global conflicts beyond our borders, helping to eliminate their chronic sources, and contributing to the redesign of conflict generating structures, processes, institutions and practices, so as to prevent their recurrence? And how can we bring these changes about without recreating the very problems we seek to solve?

Successful political decision-making and conflict resolution require not silence or rage, but dialogue; not aggression, but collaboration; not accommodation, but courageous, constructive, creative contention. Silence in the face of critical issues signifies not merely the absence of speech, but of integrity, and therefore of self, values, citizenship, and community.

This talk will examine the role mediators can play in helping to resolve chronic, complex global conflicts, and identify ways of acting locally and internationally to build conflict resolution capacity around the world, thereby helping to create a "conflict revolution."


----- NEWS -----

Colombia Policy Initiatives
In a new policy brief, IPJ Executive Director Milburn Line makes the case for strengthened U.S. support for the Colombian peace process. Part of that effort should include stronger inclusion of Colombians directly affected by the conflict.

Peacebuilding Mapping Project
The final report from the Peacebuilding Mapping Project was launched at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) on October 19. The report, funded by USIP and implemented by the Alliance for Peacebuilding and the IPJ, is available electronically here.

Women PeaceMakers Featured in 'Journal of Peacebuilding & Development'
Emiko Noma, Dee Aker and Jennifer Freeman's article "Heeding Women's Voices" has been published in Vol. 7, Issue 1 of the Journal of Peacebuilding & Development. Using documentation collected in the Women PeaceMakers Program, the article highlights the gap between institutional approaches to peacebuilding and the lived experiences of grassroots peacebuilders.

Breaking Barriers Conference Recommendations
IPJ and co-conveners' recommendations on security, justice and peacebuilding – generated from the discussions and work done at the Women PeaceMakers Program conference at the end of September – are now available online.

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies Welcomes New Dean
Edward C. Luck, Ph.D., has been named the new dean of the School of Peace Studies. A highly regarded United Nations official since 2008, Dr. Luck served as the Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Luck was at the International Peace Institute, an independent policy research institute, where he began as a Visiting Senior Fellow and left as the Senior Vice President, Research and Programs.
Dean Luck assumed his position on August 1, 2012, succeeding inaugural Dean William Headley, who launched the school in 2007. Headley will be on sabbatical during Fall 2012 and will resume as faculty in Spring 2013.

Latest Woman PeaceMaker Narrative Published Online
The narrative of 2011 Woman PeaceMaker Rashad Zaydan of Iraq, "Um Al-Iraq (The Date Palm Tree)," written by Nikki Lyn Pugh, is now available to read and download online. The other 2011 narratives — of Wahu Kaara of Kenya, Manjula Pradeep of India and Claudette Werleigh of Haiti — are also available online. Download and read Rashad's narrative.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Blog
Program Officer Zahra Ismail's recent blog post, Birthday Note from Sudan's Arab Spring, explores the opportunity for change that the recent uprising in Sudan has provided and what the Sudanese are doing in response through social media and peaceful protests. Read Zahra's post and other program updates.

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If you would like to share your passion for peace and justice as an IPJ volunteer, please contact Megan Theriault at or (619) 260-7618.

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