Trinity Washington University will host the 24th annual Capital Area Association for Peace Studies Student Conference on Saturday, March 26. The theme this year is “Peace and Justice for Our Planet.” College students from the Washington area will present academic papers, make more informal presentations at roundtables and lead experiential or practical workshops. Students are encouraged to present their best intellectual, academic, artistic or activist work on peace, justice, social change and the survival of the planet. All college students in the Washington region interested in peace studies are welcome to attend the free conference, which runs from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and will be in Main Hall.
Those who participate in the conference will be part of a vibrant community of peace educators and students who will have an opportunity to enhance their academic experience and build a regional network. The conference provides a welcoming and positive environment for students to gain professional experience presenting papers or moderating sessions, inviting feedback on their work, sharing activism, and networking for internships or jobs. Diverse visions and definitions of peace and justice are welcomed.
Students who are interested in presenting a paper, make a more informal presentation at a roundtable or lead a workshop should:
- Find the contact at their school to submit a proposal by March 16, 2011
Institutions participating in the conference are: American University, Catholic University, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Goucher College, Howard University, Johns Hopkins University, Marymount University, Trinity Washington University, and the University of the District of Columbia.
The Capital Area Association for Peace Studies was founded in 1988 to promote cooperation among peace studies programs in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia metropolitan area. Since then, it has brought together students and faculty from area campuses to strengthen students’ academic and leadership skills in the growing, multidisciplinary field of peace studies. A primary focus of CAAPS is its annual student conference, a forum for the presentation of student research and the exchange of experience and ideas among students, faculty, and members of the D.C.area peacemaking community.