promote Peace and Conflict Studies at Oberlin College,
This event was held on the Oberlin College campus from Thursday, February 15th through Saturday, February 17th 2007. Led by noted peace educator, Colman McCarthy, we explored the necessity and practical possibilities for developing a program at Oberlin, thinking outside the box of violence and into world of peaceful conflict resolution.
Symposium Final Report
2007 Concentration Proposal
|Thursday, Feb 15
6:000 – 7:30 pm: Lewis Atrium
An informal dinner with music by Andy Barnett and the Gateway Band. This was a chance for informal discussions among invited students, faculty, and guests concerning the proposed concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies.
8:00 pm: Hallock Auditorium,
Lewis Environmental Center
Speaker: Colman McCarthy
“To Reach Peace, Teach Peace”
McCarthy is a former Washington Post Columnist, a noted peace educator, and author of “I’d Rather Teach Peace”
Friday, Feb 16 details
9:00 – 3:00 pm
Colman McCarthy was a guest lecturer at a selected number of Oberlin College classes.
12:00 – 1:00 pm: King Bldg. Rm. 239
Hardy Merriman demonstrated a computer simulation game of nonviolent struggle, "A Force More Powerful."
7:15 - 9:00 pm: Hallock Auditorium,
Lewis Environmental Center
Dessert and films.
"New Shoots for Peace" by Colman McCarthy and a student.
"Bringing Down a Dictator" by Steve York - the involvement of students in the nonviolent overthrow of Serbian dictator Milosevic.
|Saturday, Feb 17
10:45 – 11:45 am: Lewis Center
Hardy Merriman , OC ‘01
“A Force More Powerful: Strategic Nonviolent Action and Political Change”
Merriman is the Director, Programs and Research at the International Center for Nonviolent Conflict.
11:45 – 12:30 pm: Lewis Center
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lewis Center
Workshops by guests from other colleges and universities.
Workshop A: Lee Smithey
“Peace Studies and Action”
Smithey is Director of Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Swarthmore College.
Workshop B: Carol Hunter
"Introduction to Peace Studies: History of Nonviolent Movements"
Hunter teaches this core course for Earlham College's Peace & Global Studies.
2:00 – 3:30 pm: Lewis Center
Panel discussion: “Brainstorming and Recommendations for a Peace and Conflict Studies Concentration”
Sheera Bornstein, Prof. Steve Crowley, Prof. Carol Hunter, Colin Jones, Prof. Baron Pineda, Prof. Lee Smithey, and Prof. Steve Volk, with Prof. Steve Mayer as moderator.
The symposium's list of generous sponsors included:
►Office of the President
►Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
►Oberlin Peace Activist League
►Oberlin Young Friends
►Old Barrows Co-op
►Third World Co-op
►Community Peace Builders
►First Church Christian Outreach
►Oberlin Cooperating Ministries
►Oberlin Rotary Club
►Peace Community Church
Organized by the Oberlin Peace and Conflict Studies Development Group, a student and community organization: