Wayne State University hosting 2008 Fall Symposium on "Global Peace and Conflict Studies" on Nov. 21September 4, 2008
Wayne State University's Humanities Center, in collaboration with the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, is hosting its 2008 Fall Symposium on "Global Violence: Impact and Resolution." The conference, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Alumni House on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m. The Alumni House is located at 441 Ferry Mall on the WSU main campus. The keynote speakers will be John Vasquez, Political Science professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Rey Chow, Humanities professor at Brown University.
Vasquez is a T. Mackie Scholar and Professor of Political Science. He was president of the Peace Science Society (International), 1999-2000, and President of the International Studies Association, 2001-2002. He is an author of several books including: The War Puzzle (1993) and The Power of Power Politics: From Classical Realism Neotraditionalism (1998).
Chow is an Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Modern Culture & Media Studies, Comparative Literature and English. She is the author of many books including: The Age of the World Target: Self-Referentiality in War, Theory, and Comparative Work (2006). Her book titled Primitive Passions (1995) received the James Russell Lowell Prize from the Modern Language Association.
In addition to the keynote speaker, nine Wayne State University faculty will be presenting at the symposium:
- • Clifford Clark, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Economics, will discuss "Development or Military Action as a Source of National Security."
- • Annie C. Higgins, Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, will present "See the Faces, Hear the Voices."
- • Barry Lyons, Anthropology, will examine "Anthropological Contributions to Resolving the Arab-Israeli Conflict."
- • Frank Koscielski, academic service officer and Interdisciplinary Studies, will discuss "Teaching Non-Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach."
- • Perry Mars, Africana Studies, will speak about "Hot Legacies of the Cold War: Destabilization and Change in the Caribbean."
- • Frederic S. Pearson, director of WSU's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and Professor of Political Science, and Susumu Suzuki, Ph. D student in Political Science, will discuss "Approaching Peace: Origins, Processes and Outcomes of Negotiations in Civil Wars, 1990-2006."
- • Michael Scrivener, Distinguished Professor of English, will investigate "Habermas and Taylor on Global Violence."
- • Anca Vlasopolos, English, will examine "Global Violence and the Creation of the Transnational Subject as Reflected in Contemporary Fiction and Memoirs."
- • David Weinberg, director of Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, and Professor of History, will look at "Jewish Communities in postwar Western Europe."
For more information about the event, visit http://research.wayne.edu/hum/symposia/index.html, or contact Caitlin Richardson at 313-577-4054.
The Humanities Center at Wayne State is dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary research in the arts and humanities through the funding of several faculty and student fellowships, grants and other awards. The Center's director is Walter F. Edwards, who is also a professor of Linguistics in the English Department.
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