The Honors College is pleased to co-sponsor the 2013 Women, War and Peace Conference. This conference grew out of the partnership between VCU, the Richmond Sister Cities Commission, Virginia Friends of Mali, and the Richmond Peace Education Center. VCU School of World Studies faculty Dr. Patricia Cummings and Dr. Robin Poulton began to spread information and understanding about the peace efforts surrounding conflicts in French West Africa. The 2013 Peace Conference has educational, cultural, and humanitarian goals. Those attending will learn about the issues that have led to conflicts and the opportunities to transform them through civil societies across West Africa, North Africa, and beyond. Hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University, the conference will address these conflicts and the gender issues that result. The program begins on Friday September 20 and continues through Saturday, September 21. Visit the Program Itinerary page to learn details of the conference schedule.
The conference will feature several films followed by short discussions. Workshops targeting varied audiences will alternate with panels of scholars who address a variety of specific issues. All events, unless otherwise indicated, will take place in the Virginia Commonwealth University Student Commons, as detailed in the Program overview.
The Honors College has partnered with the Conference on Women, War, and Peace to include their conference events in Berglund Seminar Series. For a complete list of events, please visit their website: http://www.vcupeace.net/ *Note: Ceremonies and receptions cannot be counted for Berglund credit. ONLY ONE STAMP CAN BE GIVEN FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE, REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS YOU ATTEND. For example, you may attend three presentations that weekend, but the Honors College will award ONE stamp. There will be an opportunity to get your passport stamped after each screening/discussion/presentation but if there is already a stamp on the passport from this conference, another will not be given. Registration is required in advance through their website and admission is free with a VCU ID.