Agenda

MARCH 23-24, 2016

DAY 1

9:00 OPENING REMARKS

Dr. Lynn England, Director of Peace and Justice Studies at Utah Valley University
Jeff Olson, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Utah Valley University

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Mr. Chukwuemeka Eze, Executive Director of West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), Rethinking Gender-Based Violence and Inequality in West Africa: The WANEP Perspectives

10:00-12:00 PANEL DISCUssion: WOMEN’S ROLE IN PEACEBUILDING

Moderator: Kelli Muddell, Director of the Gender Justice Program, International Center for Transitional Justice 
Dr. Patience Kabamba, Assistant Anthropology Professor, Utah Valley University, Peace Activist, Congolese Women and Everyday Peacemaking
Anna Applebaum, Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellow, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, Women Leading Peace

Utah Valley University, Grassroots Peacebuilding
Susan Merrill, The Mitchell Group, Women’s Role in the Peace Process

12:00 Lunch Break

1:00-3:00 Pannel Discussion: WOMEN AS REFUGEES: A GENDERED TRANSITION 

Moderator: Susan Merrill, The Mitchell Group
Dr. Gerald Brown, Executive Director, Utah Governor’s Office on Refugees
Halima Hussein, Refugee Women’s Coordinator, Utah Refugee Services Office, Women as Refugees: A Gendered Transition to Refugees
Dr. Mara Rabin, Executive Director, Utah Health and Human Rights, Gender Based Violence and Trauma
Samira Hamrish, Women of the World,  Women of the World Founder and Executive Directory, The Trials and Triumphs of Refugee Women Settling in Utah 

3:00 STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

Moderator and Critique: Dr. Gregory Jackson
Heartlee Harman
Andee Gempeler
Michael Harding
Aimee Vera Greg

5:00 Training Workshop: Women’s Role in GRASSROOTS PEACEBUILding

Moderator: Dr. Michael Minch
Sarah Hamilton, 
Peacebuilding Practitioner and Refugee Grant Manager

DAY 2

10:00 WORKSHOP: WOMEN AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Moderator: Natalie Romeri-Lewis, Professor, Political Science, BYU
Dr. Rachel Wareham, Board Member Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women’s Education, UK, Board Member Medica Women’s NGO Afghanistan, Are Women’s Rights Only on Paper?: Kosovo and Afghanistan
Dr. Donna Lee Bowen, Professor of Middle East Studies and Political Science, BYU Islamic Women, Refugees and Human Rights
Dr. LizJevtic-Somlai, Professor, Political Science, BYU Child Soldiers: The Child’s Role in Warfare

1:00 Brown bag Keynote Luncheon

Moderator: Dr. Lynn England, Director of Peace and Justice Studies, Utah Valley University

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Kelli Muddell, Director of the Gender Justice Program, International Center for Transitional Justice, From Invisibility to Impact: Understanding the Evolution of Gender in Transitional Justice

3:00 Panel Discussion: The Global Dimension of Women and Security

Moderator: Dr. Michael Minch
Natalie Romeri Lewis,
Senior Project Associate The WomanStats Project and Adjunct Professor, BYU International Development Program, Women and Security: Global Policy 
Kif Augustine-Adams, 
Charles E. Jones Professor of Law, BYU Law School, Feminist Legal Theory: Doing Good Within and Without the Law
Anna Applebaum, Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellow, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, Global Challenges to Human Security

Peacebuilding Career Night

5:00 TRAINING WORKSHOP: Development as a Career

Moderator: Dr. Lynn England, Director of Peace and Justice Studies at UVU
Anna Applebaum, Women, peace, and security, research and policy perspective
Kelli Muddell, International fieldwork, transitional justice, NGO perspective
Susan Merrill, US government, military, and private sector perspective
Dr. Michael Minch, University, peace activist, and development data NGO perspective
Ange DeMarco, Student perspective, UVU

5:00 TRAINING WORKSHOP: Women as victims of violence and trauma: the healing process

Moderator: Sarah Hamilton, Peacebuilding Practitioner and Refugee Grant Manager
Dr. Mara Rabin, Executive Director of UHHR and guest clinical psychologists
Cheri Mockli, Clinic Psychologist at UHHR
Nyandeng Aleu, South Sudan/UT

6:30 Concert: Music for Social Change

Introduction: Michael Minch
Peacebuilding Performer: Tom Neilson

 

 

 

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