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Wednesday, February 10th
8:00 AM

Conference Introduction

Nova Southeastern University

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Peace Research from within Peace Practice: Discovering the Untapped Potential of Reflective Practice for Research Innovation

Tatsushi Arai, Kent State University

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:45 AM

Educational Challenges in the U.S. in times of COVID-19: Experiences from Parents of PreK-12 Students

Elena Bastidas, Nova Southeastern University
Gabriel Ipasu, Nova Southeastern University
Lizyvette Ramos, Nova Southeastern University
Alithia Payan, Nova Southeastern University

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Implementing peace education strategies in the post-nursery and post primary schools: an example from Nigeria

Zipporah Onyinyechi Omenma, University of Nigeria,Nsukka.
Nkechinyere Charity Edeh, University of Nigeria ,Nsukka.
Eric Kenechukwu Nwagu Professor, University of Nigeria,Nsukka.
Bernedeth Nkiru Ezegbe Professor, University of Nigeria - Nsukka
Chukwuma Patrick Nwabudike, University of Nigeria Nsukka
Emmanuel Eze, University of Nigeria,Nsukka.

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Narratives from a violent-peaceful country: perceptions of violence, peace and power among the youth in Brazil

Roberta Holanda Maschietto, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra
Marcos Alan S. V. Ferreira, Universidade Federal da Paraíba

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

The Need for Social Justice Education in 6th-8th Grade Florida Curricula

Jessica N. Arriola, Nova Southeastern University

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

11:00 AM

Amnesty or Prosecution: Dealing with the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Ireland and Internationally

Féilim Ó hAdhmaill, University College, Cork, Ireland

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Charles O. Okonkwo Ph.D, Chukwuemeka Odumegu Ojukwu University, Anambra State, Nigeria
CHINYEREUGO C. EZEONUEGBU MSc, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

State conspiracy and counterterrorism engagements in Nigeria: changing the peace agenda narratives

Victor Chidubem Iwuoha Dr., University of Nigeria - Nsukka
Jude Tochukwu Omenma, University of Nigeria - Nsukka
Celestine Uchechukwu Udeogu, University of Nigeria - Nsukka

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

The Failures of Power-Sharing Agreements and the Necessity for Trust Building: The Case of the South Sudan Peace Process

Sam A. Onapa, University of New England
Sam Angulo Onapa, PhD

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

The Turkish Foreign Policy in the Era of Erdogan: a threat to peace in the Balkans?

Atanas Dimitrov, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
Ani Arutyunyan, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

11:15 AM

A theoretical treatise to the Cyprus Problem: Neoliberalism, Securitization, and Neoclassical Realism

Nikos Lekakis Dr, University of Crete

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Costs of Ideologically Driven Conflicts A Case of Nepal

Mukunda Raj Kattel, Tribhuvan University

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Indigenous monitoring and evaluation: Assessing local impacts of peace practice

Gearoid Michael Millar, University of Aberdeen
Sukanya Podder, Kings College London

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Peace and Conflict Studies : A Global Perspective

Unmana Sarangi, Government of India

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Promoting peace through gender equality: A study on cultural alternatives to counter stereotypical patterns of gender inequality

Anshu Subedi Ms, Tribhuvan University

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Refugee economic integration and its Implications for Social Justice in Canada

Aziz Rahman

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

11:45 AM

Cultivating a shared society among Jews and Arabs in Israel: An integrative conflict-engagement approach for transforming social fragmentation

Ran Kuttner

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Devotional Religious Practice as Trauma-Informed Response to Nationalist Polarization

Jeremy Rinker, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Moroccan Islamists and COVID 19: The Challenge from the Margins

Jack V. Kalpakian, Al Akhawayn University

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM


Adebayo O. Afolaranmi, Lead City University, Ibadan

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM


Sezai Ozcelik, Cankiri Karatekin University

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

1:15 PM


Aarti Upadhyay Ms., Independent
Mohammad Ayub Yusufzai Mr., Balkh University & Commissioner at Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Environmental Degradation and Sustainable development in Nigeria: The Need for Environmental Education

Chukwuma Patrick Nwabudike University of Nigeria nsukka
Zipporah Onyinyechi Omenma, University of Nigeria,Nsukka.
Emmanuel Eze, University of Nigeria - Nsukka
Nkechinyere Charity Edeh, University of Nigeria Nsukka
Uloma Adaugo Onwuzurike, University of Nigeria nsukka

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

The Curious Case of Nationalism and Female Subjectivities: A Study of Exiled Tibetan Women in India

Surbhi Mehta, Jamia Millia Islamia University

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Wellbeing and Resilience: A Grounded Theory Using a Trauma-Informed Lens for a Healing-Centered Peacebuilding

Angi D. Yoder-Maina, Green String Network

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM


Sezai Ozcelik, Cankiri Karatekin University

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

1:45 PM

Learning with Peaceful, Heterogeneous Communities: Lessons on Sustaining Peace in Mauritius

Naseem Aumeerally, University of Mauritius
Allegra Chen-Carrel, Columbia University
Peter T. Coleman, Columbia University

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Metro de Medellín: Urban infrastructure and historical memory in the creation of territorial belonging and identity

Phoenix Paz, Universidad de Medellin, Colombia
Paula-Andrea Valencia-Londoño, Universidad de Medellín

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

“Never at heart’s ease:” Perceptions of identity and radicalization amongst second- generation Pakistani-Canadians

Saad A. Khan, University of Winnipeg

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Peace and Conflict Studies Journal Inaugural PCSJ Conference

Egoitz Gago, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM


Costas N. Apostolides, University of Malta
Erdal Guryay, Cyprus Science University

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

2:15 PM

Critical and Emancipatory Peacebuilding and Ethnopolitical Conflicts

Sean Byrne Professor, University of Manitoba
Thomas Matyok, Middle Georgia State University
Franke Wilmer, Montana state University
Chuck Thiessen, Coventry University
Surulola J. Eke, Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario
Jessica J. Senehi, University of Manitoba
Calum Dean, University of Manitoba

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

3:00 PM

Sustainable Development in The Time of Pandemic: A National and Global perspective.

Elena Bastidas, Nova Southeastern University

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

3:15 PM

Comparative Master Narratives and Global Peacebuilding

Solon Simmons, George Mason University

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Conceptualising Nonviolent Revolution

Chris Brown, Swinburne University of Technology

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Peacebuilding Responsss to America's Crises

Chip Hauss, Alliance for Peacebuilding

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Power, Emotions, and Violent Conflicts

Daniel Rothbart, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Why Would I Want to Talk to Them? An Exploration of Attitudes Towards Talking Across the Red-Blue Political Divide

Mindy Burrell

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

3:30 PM

Crises Beyond Nationalities

J P. Linstroth, Barry University

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Nationalism and violence in Africa: case study in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Yvon Muya Cimanga, Saint Paul University

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Self-determination, Plebiscite and U.N. Resolutions: A Case of Kashmir Conflict

Rizwan Ali, University of Massachusetts Amherst

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The opportunities and limits of a military coup as a conflict resolution mechanism for social change: The case of Zimbabwe

Douglas Mpondi, Metropolitan State University of Denver

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Tribal Nationalism and the Challenges for Conflict Resolution

Ismael Muvingi, Nova Southeastern University

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

3:45 PM

A Study Investigating Depictions of Workplace Bullying in Hollywood Films

Alexia Georgakopoulos
Maria Georgo, Valencia Community College

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Conflict in Familial Relationships: A Case Study of A Veteran Living Beyond War

Krystle L. Hunter, Nova Southeastern University
Shaun M. Hunter

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Media Depictions of Workplace Bullying

Maria C. Georgo PhD, Valencia College

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

The marketing behind the merging of Conflict Resolution with Communities

Emily K. Skinner

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

4:00 PM

Conflict Analysis and Pathways to Conciliation: The Communist Party of China and Uyghurs

Taylor Ordway, Univ. of Denver
Raisa Wells, Univ. of Denver
Caitlin Sheridan, Univ. of Denver

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Lessons learned from Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS): Finding solutions for “economic inclusion” challenges for Migrant Professionals

Alka Kumar

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Nationalism and the pursuit of international peace: A comparative study of nationalist movements in Africa and Europe

Samuel Adu-Gyamfi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Sebastian Angzoorokuu Paalo, University of Queensland, Australia

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Columbus Monument: A Hermeneutical Analysis

Basil Ugorji, Nova Southeastern University

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The ‘Silent’ Conflict (& Resolution) Between Refugee Community and Host Society

Anuj Gurung, Kent State University - Kent Campus

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

4:45 PM

Conflict Resolution in the Virtual World: The Impact of COVID-19 on New Ways of Doing Business

Eileen P. Petzold-Bradley, Nova Southeastern University (active PhD Student)

4:45 PM - 6:15 PM

COVID-19, Colonialism, and Indigenous Peoples: How Can Peace and Conflict Scholars and Practitioners Help?

Laura Finley, Barry University

4:45 PM - 6:15 PM

COVID-19’s Impact on UN Peacekeeping Operations in Africa’s Mineral based Wars: African Indigenous Knowledge Systems as an Alternative

Namakula Evelyn Mayanja Dr., University of Winnipeg

4:45 PM - 6:15 PM

Gendering the Pandemic in the United States

Katerina Standish, Otago

4:45 PM - 6:15 PM

Social Cohesion in the Time of COVID-19: Exploring Changes in Attitudes, Behaviors, and Identities

Robin Cooper, Nova Southeastern University
Tanna Krewson, Nova Southeastern University
Mazen Younis, Nova Southeastern University

4:45 PM - 6:15 PM

5:00 PM

Facilitated Dialogue: Peace Education vs Patriotic Education

Darby Munroe, Nova Southeastern University
Darby Munroe, Nova Southeastern University

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Mentorship: A Conflict Intervention Tool at the Collegiate Level

Krystle L. Hunter, Nova Southeastern University
Erica W. Martin, Nova Southeastern University

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

The Expansion of the International Baccalaureate in the U.S.: Is it Mission Accomplished for this Popular Peace Education Program?

Eliana Mukherjee

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

5:15 PM

Peace and Conflict Studies Journal Conference

Christopher Appiah-Thompson, The University of Newcastle, Australia

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

The drum beat of the Inuit Circumpolar Council - conflict transformation through communication and collaboration

Lydia Schoeppner, Canadian Mennonite University

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Theoretical and action-oriented vindication of peace: the recognition of structurality to overcome usual preconceptions of the category

DORA ELVIRA GARCIA-GONZALEZ, Tecnologico de Monterrey
Natalia Vargas Escobar, Tecnologico de Monterrey

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Water in divided societies: scarcity, conflict and the community experience

Peter McArdle, The University of Sydney

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Who's Looking: Listening for the Hidden Story of Women's Peace Leadership Learning

Robin Neustater, St. Francis Xavier University

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

5:45 PM

Black nationalism: A path to peace

Adrianna T. Davis, AdventHealth University

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM

How militarism fuels and is sustained in an age of “-isms”. Introducing a new framework for analysis to understand and transcend destructive discourses and practices in the way of peace with justice.

Patrick T. Hiller, Patrick Hiller

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM

“I did not want to look him in the eyes”– Analysing Process-related Justice Needs of Rwandan Victim-survivors of Genocidal Sexual Violence and their Experiences with the Gacaca Courts

Judith Rafferty

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM

Mediating an Intercultural Convergence Zone by Marginalised Communities in Sri Lanka

Scott R. Hearnden, University of Sydney, Australia

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM

My Account of the Bolivian Revolution of 2019 and Facilitated Dialogue About Its Value As Autoethnography That Buffers Polarization

Adam R. Zemans, Nova Southeastern University

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM

Peace politics and the political spectrum: a co-creative approach to left and right

Juliet Bennett

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM