The Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences congratulates two of our students who have been accepted and will be presenting the 2012 Student Peace Conference. Senior Political Science major, Sociology minor, Philip Quigley, and sophomore Peace Studies and Sociology double major, Ashley Lovell, will be attending the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies’ 2012 Student Peace Conference, which is being hosted at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, from March 30-31, 2012.
Mr. Quigley and Ms. Lovell jointly created a multimedia presentation titled, “Engineering the Future: Nation Building Opportunities Presented by the Arab Spring,” which they will be presenting at the conference as part of a panel discussion that will be debating how the global community can assist in fostering sustainable peace-building processes during the on-going Arab Spring movement.
The annual Notre Dame Student Peace Conference provides a space for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in dialogue on important political science issues related to peace-building and other contemporary international relations topics. The conference this year, “Strategies of Peace: Transforming Conflict in the Modern World,” will explore approaches to building sustainable peace around the globe. Mr. Quigley and Ms. Lovell will be presenting their research topic on the final day of the conference. The keynote speaker is Molly Kinder, the Director of Special Programs for Development Innovation Ventures in Washington, DC, part of the United States Agency for International Development.