The Benjamin V. Cohen Peace Conference: Peace in Troubled Times
April 1-2, 2016
Please fill out the appropriate Call for Papers form:
V. Cohen passed away on August 15, 1983. To honor his legacy and dedication to
resolving worldwide conflicts peacefully, the Center for
Peace and Conflict Studies at Ball State University will host the 2nd Benjamin V.
Cohen Peace Conference in Muncie, Indiana on April 6 and 7, 2018.
students, practitioners, and activists from all disciplines as well as
laypersons are invited to submit proposals to present symposia, discussions,
papers, and posters on the theme “Peace in Troubled Times.” Proposals will be
blind reviewed. We welcome submissions that focus on strategies, research, and
recommendations related to peacemaking and peacebuilding, and those that
explore the bridge between activism and research.
theory and praxis
- Community violence causes, analysis,
- School violence causes, analysis,
- Structural violence relative to race,
gender, sexuality, class, religion
- Justice and reconciliation
- Race relations
- Domestic violence
- Restorative justice
- Religious intolerance and/or conflict
- Community corrections
- Community organizing
- Legislative access
- Internet and social media for peacemaking/peacebuilding
- Post-conflict reconstruction
- National/international law and local
- International peacemaking and
peacebuilding/peacemaking and peacebuilding across borders
- Ethnic conflict
- Meditation and mindfulness
- Sports for development and peace
- Suicide prevention
- Human rights
- Sexual harassment
- Economic inequity or equality
- Health disparities
- Environmental issues
$100 award will be given to the best student poster!
proposals, register (early registration ends March 19, 2018) and to learn more
about this conference, visit http://www.bsu.edu/cohenpeaceconference. Questions about the conference can be
directed to the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (765-285-1622; firstname.lastname@example.org ; www.bsu.edu/peacecenter).
Cohen became a major legal architect of much of the New Deal legislation
including the Securities Act of 1933 and the plan for Lend-Lease and economic
stability during World War II. A shy man, Mr. Cohen worked behind the scenes
where his brilliance as a legal draftsman was widely recognized. Following
World War II, Mr. Cohen turned his talents to the problems of world peace and
became one of the architects of the United Nations, serving on the U.S.
delegation to the U.N. and on the United Nations Disarmament Commission. His
abiding interest in world peace and his outstanding legal ability influenced
American Presidents and world leaders until his death on August 15, 1983. The
Ball State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies manages the
Benjamin V. Cohen Peace Fellowship and Travel Award Program.
Submit the Proposal Form by no later than January 31, 2018