Schedule Overview

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The conference runs from midday Friday midday through early evening on Saturday. An overview of this year’s schedule is below. Details on the breakout sessions will be added shortly.

All sessions will take place in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies except for the conference meals, which will be held next door in Jenkins Nanovic Halls. All session times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.

Friday, March 29
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Great Hall
Exhibitor Registration
Exhibiting organizations should check in at the Hospitality Desk to receive their table assignments and materials.
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Great Hall
Participant Registration
Participants and presenters should check in at the Hospitality Desk to receive their conference materials. Conference volunteers will be available to answer questions.
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Auditorium
Opening Remarks
Monica Montgomery and Maddie Thompson, 2019 Conference Committee Chairs, will offer welcoming remarks to open the conference.
1:15 pm - 1:30 pmBreak
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
All Rooms
Breakout Session 1
This breakout features three concurrent panel discussions covering three different topics: the impact of migration on peacebuilding, peace education approaches, and the role of sustainable development.
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
All Rooms
Breakout Session 2
This session features three concurrent options: a workshop on nonviolent conflict resolution, a workshop on historiographic approaches to religion, and a roundtable on polarized discourse.
4:30 pm - 4:45 pmBreak
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
All Rooms
Breakout Session 3
This breakout session features three concurrent choices: two panel discussions covering gender in peacebuilding or the intersections of justice and peace, and a documentary screening and discussion on the spiritual significance of water.
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Nanovic Forum
Conference Dinner
This year's conference dinner will be catered by University Catering. The menu will be pork-free and accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets.
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Auditorium
Film Screening: Under the Gun
This 2016 film examines the events and people who have kept the gun debate fierce and the progress slow, even as gun deaths and mass shootings continue to increase. Through the lens of families impacted by mass shootings, as well as those who experience daily gun violence, the film explores why politicians find it difficult to act and what is being done at state and local levels.
9:15 pmHospitality Desk Closes
The Hospitality Desk will reopen in the morning for additional registration and will remain open until the end of the conference.
9:30 pmHesburgh Center Closes
Saturday, March 30
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Great Hall
Exhibitor Registration
Exhibiting organizations should check in at the Hospitality Desk to receive their table assignments and materials.
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Great Hall
Participant Registration
Participants and presenters should check in at the Hospitality Desk to receive their conference materials. Conference volunteers will be available to answer questions.
8:00 am - 9:15 am
Nanovic Forum
Conference Breakfast
This year's conference breakfast is partially catered by Au Bon Pain. The menu will be pork-free and will include gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
9:15 am - 10:30 am
All Rooms
Breakout Session 4
This session features three concurrent discussions: a panel discussion on intersectional justice, a panel discussion on migration, and a roundtable on reform and development in the Global South.
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 11:30 am
All Rooms
Breakout Session 5
This session will feature four concurrent talks covering four different topics: reflective practice and polarization, mass atrocity prevention and sovereignty, nonviolent social and political action, and a biblical framework for Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation.
11:30 am - 11:45 pmBreak
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
All Rooms
Breakout Session 6
This breakout features four concurrent talks on four topics: violence in social change movements, racialized discourse in the opiod crisis, equality and toleration in public institutions, and the effect of corruption on military action.
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Nanovic Forum
Conference Lunch
Lunch is being catered by La Esperanza Mexican Restaurant, a popular eatery in South Bend. The menu is pork-free and should accommodate most vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets.
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Auditorium
Keynote Session
This year's keynote session features Delaney Tarr, a journalism student at the University of Georgia and a founding member of the March For Our Lives. Ms. Tarr will offer some initial remarks and then take questions from the audience.
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmBreak
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Room C102
Poster Session
This session will showcase five different posters. The presenters will be on hand throughout the session to answer questions and engage in discussion about their projects.
4:00 pm - 4:15 pmBreak
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
All Rooms
Breakout Session 7
The final breakout session features three concurrent options: a panel on how state security policy impacts peace, a panel on social movements and policy change, and a film discussion on migration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.
5:30 pm - 5:45 pmBreak
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Auditorium
Closing Remarks
Monica Montgomery and Maddie Thompson, 2019 Conference Committee Chairs, will offer final thoughts and summarize key takeaways to close the conference.
6:30 pmHospitality Desk Closes
Conference volunteers will be on hand until closing to sell t-shirts and answer questions about local dining options and attractions for those remaining in town through the weekend.
7:00 pmHesburgh Center Closes