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									                                                       Call for Proposals

          5th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE)
    Developing Global Citizens in Schools, Higher Education, and the Community
                                  March 14 – 19, 2012
                                                   Cleveland, Ohio, USA

        March 14th – 15th        Pre-Conference Trainings
        March 16th – 17th        Main Conference – Keynotes and Workshops
        March 18th – 19th        U.S. Community College Seminar: Developing Peace and Conflict Studies

        Keynote Speakers (March 16 and 17, 2012):

                  Organization of American States               Empowering Youth as Democratic Citizens in
                                                                the Community and the Classroom
                  International Center on Nonviolent            Jekyll and Hyde: The Two Faces of Social
                  Conflict                                      Media in Conflict
                  Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting          Conflict resolution through the lens of
                                                                international journalism and education: The
                                                                Pulitzer Center model
                  The Democracy Commitment                      Empowering Students to be Active Global
                                                                Citizens (K-12 and Higher Education)

        Pre-Conference Trainings (March 14 and 15, 2012):

        Please check back on the website as additional workshops will be scheduled and posted by Nov. 1st
                Ohio Campus Compact                      More than Volunteering: How to Effectively
                                                         Develop a Service-Learning Experience
                International School Psychologist        How to Promote and Protect Child Rights (K-
                Association                              12)
                University of North Carolina at          Intercultural Communication: Perception, Self-
                Greensboro                               Reflection, and Change
                Virginia Tech and University of Akron    Actively Caring for People Preventing
                                                         bullying by improving individuals, classrooms,
                                                         schools, and communities
                James Madison University                 Introduction to Restorative Justice (Day 1) and
                                                         Applying Restorative Justice in a Higher
                                                         Education Setting
                International Center on Nonviolent       People Power and Pedagogy: Methods for
                Conflict                                 Teaching about Nonviolent Struggle

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Global Issues Resource Center and Library at Cuyahoga Community College is partnering with colleges and
universities, local, national, and international non-governmental and governmental organizations to host the 5th
International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE), Developing Global Citizens in Schools, Higher
Education, and the Community in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Earlier conferences and working group meetings brought
together government representatives from among the 50 states, around the globe, and their non-governmental
organization partners who have legislation or policies in place to deliver CRE/SEL/PE and Civics Education at the K-
12 level and in universities. Conference and meeting publications are available at: www.CREducation.org

The 5th International Conference on CRE is an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and research
on issues related to the development of infrastructure in CRE. Presentations will focus on innovations in the fields
that are making broad impacts in local, state, national, and international communities. Participants will exchange best
practices, evaluation methodology, creation of policy implementation structures, consideration of obstacles to success,
and new and innovative use of training, resources and technology. Conference participants will be drawn from the
local, state, national, and international community. College students and faculty are encouraged to attend and present
their findings. On-site events include a meeting of Ohio Colleges and Universities developing peace and conflict
studies programs, March 15th, 6:30PM – 9:30PM, an Association for Conflict Resolution Education Section meeting
and a capacity building seminar for U.S. Community Colleges developing peace and conflict studies programs on
March 18th and 19th, 2012.

Audience: Those interested in CRE/Social and Emotional Learning(SEL)/peace education (PE), global education,
citizenship education, democracy education, including policy makers, practitioners, researchers, educators, college
and university faculty, staff, and students, K-12 educators, public health officials, prevention specialists, local,
national, and international policy makers, and individuals who work with youth serving organizations.

Credits offered: Graduate, Social Work, Counselor, and CEUs

Planning Committee:
The American Red Cross
The Association for Conflict Resolution, Education Section
Austin Community College
Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School of Applied Social Science
Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Winning Against Violent Environment Program (WAVE)
Cleveland State University, College of Education and Human Services
Cuyahoga Community College, Peace Club
Democracy Commitment
Eastern Mennonite University, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding
The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)
International Institute for Sustained Dialogue
International School Psychologists Association
University of Maryland, Center for Dispute Resolution
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Program in Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution
Minnesota Department of Education
Nashua Community College, Peace and Justice Studies, New Hampshire
The National Peace Academy
Organization of American States
Ohio Campus Compact
Ohio Department of Education, Office of Safety, Health and Nutrition
Ohio Department of Health, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Program
Ohio Domestic Violence Network
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Sustained Dialogue Campus Network
The University of Akron, College of Education

Themes for proposals:
A. Topics may include prevention and intervention strategies in CRE initiatives or closely related topics
Faith-based Initiatives
Citizenship Education/Democracy Education
Citizenship Responsibility
Conflict Resolution Skills
Restorative Justice/ Peacemaking Circles
Social and Emotional Learning
Gang Prevention
Gender Based Violence Prevention
Dialogue-based Processes
Trauma and Mental-health
Mediation/ Peer Mediation
Family Engagement & Juvenile Justice: Partnering to Prevent Delinquency
Conflict Resolution Education/Peace Education in K-12
Other Traditional and Local Culturally Relevant Approaches
Parent/School/Community Partnerships
Career Paths in Conflict Resolution and Peace
Social Justice

B. Innovative education strategies in CRE:
Faith-Based Initiatives
Social Networks
Gender Dimensions
Curriculum Infusion/Integration
Community Development
Other Traditional and Local Culturally Relevant Approaches
Whole School Approaches/Culture Change
Development of Peace and Conflict Studies Certificates/Programs at Colleges and Universities
Strengthening Student-Teacher Relationships
Effective Family Engagement Strategies & Their Impact on School Climate
Building Democratic Classrooms
Student Councils
Student Clubs (Peace Clubs, International Clubs, Social Justice Clubs, etc)
Youth Participation at a Local Level
Service Learning
Sports and Recreational Activities to Prevent Violence
Sexual Education and Violence Prevention
Economic Fairness
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Family Engagement & Academic Outcomes
Career Paths in Conflict Resolution and Peace

Research, policy, and evaluation on above themes:
Note - Presenters are asked to give emphasis to the positive change strategies. In addition, presenters are asked to
begin their presentations by briefly providing the context for their work – to describe the challenge in the community
briefly and then provide information on strategies used to address these challenges. We invite proposals for organized
panels, roundtable discussions, workshops and other creative contributions on the topics of:
      Best practice program models for teaching and training of CRE, or closely related topics at the
         national/regional/state/local level in K-12 and/or higher education;
      Strategies for creating CRE and justice related policy/standards/legislation at the national/regional/state/local
      Strategies for evaluating CRE related programming;
      Strategies for policy creation/implementation;
      Some possible questions to address include:
             - What does scholarly research, across the disciplines, have to offer on CRE?
             - What political, social and economic structures best assist communities implementing CRE and
                innovative policies and programs?
             - What case studies, negative and positive, can help us work through these issues?
Preference will be given to those proposals that balance descriptions with the implementation of CRE, Global
Citizenship and/or policies/standards/legislation and macro-level capacity building in states, regions, or
                                         Criteria for Evaluation and Selection
       Relevance and interest of topic
       Demonstrated value and originality of topic
       Appeal to varied categories of participants
       Qualifications of presenter
       Demonstrated experience and previous accomplishments
       Creative mode of presentation (assuring varied modalities among the presentations). Indication of
        presentation methods which are suitable for the content
        Presentation of a well-thought-out argument
       Topic of value to other policymakers/educators/researchers/prevention specialists working in the area of CRE
        and/or justice initiatives

All presenters must register for the conference. Special rates are available for those who register by February
11, 2012. After that time, the regular conference rate applies.
Presenters registering before February 11, 2012, may register at a special reduced rate of $50 per day per person on
March 16 and 17, 2012 (A discount of up to 60% off the general conference rate attendance rate).

Hotel: For those needing accommodation, a special rate of $69 per night (single/double room) is secured at the Crowne Plaza
Hotel, Cleveland Airport with free shuttle service to and from the airport and the conference.

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Wuerz at Global Issues Resource Center at 216-987-2582 or via e-mail at:

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                                          Proposal Information Needed
Please send the following proposal information for consideration to Elizabeth Wuerz at:

Workshop Title:
Workshop Summary (no more than 200 words):
Presentation Format Preferred (paper, panel, workshop, roundtable discussion, etc.:
Biographical Sketch – (no more than 200 words)
Presenter(s) Name:
Presenter(s) Titles:
Address where you would like correspondences sent:
Daytime Telephone Number:                         Fax Number:
E-mail Address (required address):

Please tell us how you see your proposal fitting with the Conference’s theme Building Infrastructures for Change:
Innovations in Conflict Resolution Education (CRE)
    Legislation/policies/standards to deliver CRE/Justice initiatives at the K-12 level
    Legislation/policies/standards in colleges of teacher education
    Program best practices
    Evaluation methodology
    Innovations in use of media and technology
    Creation of policy implementation structures
    Consideration of obstacles to success

Audience(s) for your presentation (Please circle all that apply):
     College Administrators          College Faculty                 College Students
     K-12 Educators                  Prevention Specialists          Health Educators
     Public Policy Advocates         Social Workers                  Counselors
     Safe School Centers             Departments of Education        Youth Serving Organizations
     Juvenile Courts                 Juvenile Detention Facilities   Juvenile Prisons

All proposals are due by November 11, 2011. Submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail by November 16,
2011. Late proposals will be reviewed, and may be accepted if there is space on the program. Please return all
proposals via e-mail to Elizabeth.Wuerz@tri-c.edu.

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