ICAR Holds Conference on Youth in Post-Conflict Settings

Posted: October 30, 2009 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: October 29, 2009 at 3:49 pm

In celebration of the five-year anniversary of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) undergraduate program, the institute is convening a conference to discuss the plights and prospects of youth in post-conflict settings.

The conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Research I, Room 163, on the Fairfax Campus.

Presenters will discuss recent research and activities in a wide range of post-conflict settings and will center their remarks on the challenges facing youth in three broad areas that warrant attention: healing, justice and development.

The conference’s final session will explore youth-focused programs in post-conflict settings and will include a facilitated brainstorming session about future directions in research and practice.

Panelists include the following ICAR faculty members and students:

  • Sandy Cheldelin, Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Professor of Conflict Resolution
  • Leslie Dwyer, assistant professor
  • Benjamin Gaylord, student
  • Susan Hirsch, associate professor
  • Patricia Maulden, assistant professor
  • Agnieszka Paczynska, associate professor and undergraduate program director
  • Krista Rigalo, student
  • Carlos Sluzki, professor

The keynote speaker is writer and researcher Helena Cobban, author of “Amnesty after Atrocity? Healing Nations after Genocide and War Crimes.”

The conference is sponsored by ICAR, Point of View and the TTJ Working Group.

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