The Chemistry of Peace: Transforming Cultures of Fear Through Education
The Annual Meeting of the Peace and
Conflict Studies Consortium (PCSC)
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
The theme of this year’s conference is “The Chemistry of Peace: Transforming Cultures of Fear Through Education.” We will gather on the Oregon State University campus on the 50th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Linus Pauling, a graduate of OSU.
Pauling is one of the most influential chemists in history, and was winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Pauling and his wife, Ava Helen, were dedicated activists for peace and global justice, and Pauling worked alongside other notable figures such as Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell in the attempt to eliminate nuclear weapons.
OSU is the site of the Linus Pauling archives, including his two Nobel prizes, and is also home to one of the oldest undergraduate peace studies programs in the Oregon University System. We will have the opportunity to visit the archives, and to hear OSU scholars describe the legacy of this visionary, who believed in the need for scientists and other researchers to be actively engaged in the struggle for nonviolence.
Call for Proposals
The Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium invites scholars and activists to present on the topic of Transforming Cultures of Fear. We welcome proposals of ten minute presentations on how your work engages and seeks to transform cultures of fear. Please submit 200 word proposals outlining who you are, your topic, and the presentation to Roberta Hunte, PhD by January 22, 2013 at email@example.com
9:00-10:00 AM: Welcome, introductions and refreshments
10:00-11:15 AM: Collaborative Breakout Sessions on Fostering and Facilitating Peace Education
· Pedagogy of Peace and Justice Studies, curriculum development plans
· Challenges and successes of formulating/maintaining/ and reforming Peace and Conflict programs
· Undertaking Peace and Justice research
Please bring handouts to distribute on courses and programs in existence
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Catered lunch and keynote presentation on Linus Pauling and his legacy
12:45 PM-1:45 PM: Guided Tour of Linus Pauling Archives at OSU
2:00 PM-3:45 PM: Breakout Sessions on Transforming Cultures of Fear
· Extrapolations on Linus Pauling’s work, engaged scholarship, and activists' panel
· Scholarly panel presentations on the breakout session theme; please email presentation requests
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: PCSC annual meeting business.
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Concluding remarks and announcement of 2014 Symposium
Registration and Logistics
The conference registration fee is $25. Lunch is included in registration.
Partial scholarships are available as needed.
Please contact Roberta at firstname.lastname@example.org with registration or proposal queries.
Registration is available both below and at the door,
but payments can only be accepted at the door.
There are multiple hotel options in Corvallis.
The conference will take place in Milam Hall (Room 301, 311, & 319) on the campus of Oregon State University. For those that are driving, there are several free and several pay parking lots that should have spaces available on Saturday.