March 20-23, 2014
The Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata College, and the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) are pleased to extend an invitation to participate in a conference on “Reconstructing Peace Studies: Assessing New Knowledge & Outcomes.”
Institutions of higher education around the globe are being pressed to identify and assess program goals and student learning outcomes for every field of study. The purpose of this conference is to begin a conversation engaging these questions for the field of Peace Studies. This collaborative project envisions a small, working conference that explores how we identify, name and assess the knowledge, attitudes and skills that students studying in a Peace Studies program should encounter and develop as part of their studies, as well as assessment strategies at both course and program levels.
In bringing together a diverse set of scholars we hope to stimulate our thinking about the purpose and meaning of the field in the 21st century; how to best equip students to deal with emerging global challenges, what it means to engage students in the learning process, and how we build strong programs even as we resist attempts to homogenize higher education.
Apply to Participate
As a working session, space will be extremely limited. Therefore we are asking all potential participants to complete a brief application located at application
Click here to complete the online application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from December 1 – January 15.
Notices of acceptance will be sent shortly after the application deadline.
A small conference fee ($100) will be charged to cover meals and snacks. Please pay the conference fee at
This will include: dinners on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; lunch on Friday and Saturday; and a lunch on Sunday that should be portable for those who may choose to leave the conference early. Breakfast is served at both of the hotels that we suggest. Kosher or Halal is not possible for us, but no pork products will be served. Please tell us of any food challenges you may have on the application form.
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For More Information
For updated information, please visit PJSA or the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata College on the web:
You may also call the Baker Institute at 814-641-3464 or contact us by email at email@example.com