Call for Proposals - Due November 9th, 2012

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 6th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE)

Bridging Cultures: Education for Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement

Conference Details Available at:

June 12 – 17, 2013

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Audience:  Those interested in Civic Engagement, Conflict Resolution Education (CRE)/Social and Emotional Learning(SEL)/peace education (PE), global education, citizenship education, democracy education, and the role and impact of migrating populations/communities, including policy makers, practitioners, researchers, educators, college and university faculty, staff, and students, K-12 educators, public health officials, gender based violence prevention practitioners, local, national, and international policy makers, and individuals who work with youth serving organizations.


June 12th-13th  Pre-Conference Trainings

June 14th-15thMain Conference – Keynotes and Workshops

June 16th-17th — Community Colleges Intensive Working Group Meeting: Curriculum Development and Action Planning

Keynote Speakers (June 14-15, 2013):



  • Organization of American States
  • Education for Democracy
  • Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting
  • Promoting Global Awareness through International Journalism and Education
  • Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
  • Inter-cultural Conflict Resolution, Political Processes and Impacts on Minority Groups Including Migrants and Immigrants
  • United States Institute of Peace
  • Integrating Conflict Resolution Themes into the Curriculum, Including Culture and Conflict, Civic Engagement, and Democracy

Pre-Conference Trainings (June 12-13, 2013, 9:00a.m.-5p.m.):

  • Kent State UniversityCenter for Applied Conflict Management
  • Integrating Core Theories of Conflict Resolution Across Disciplines
  • Sustained Dialogue CampusNetwork
  • Developing a Sustained Dialogue Campus Student Network
  • American Red Cross
  • Integrating Humanitarian Law Concepts Into the Humanities
  • Ohio Campus Compact
  • Integrating Service Learning and Opportunities for Civic Engagement Into Courses
  • International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
  • People Power and Pedagogy: Methods for Teaching about Nonviolent Struggle

Global Issues Resource Center and Library at Cuyahoga Community College is partnering with colleges and universities, local, national, and international non-governmental and governmental organizations to host the 6th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE), Bridging Cultures: Education for Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.  Earlier conferences and working group meetings brought together government representatives from among the 50 states, around the globe, and their non-governmental organization partners who have legislation or policies in place to deliver CRE/SEL/PE and Civics Education at the K-12 level and in universities.  Conference and meeting publications are available at:               

The 6th International Conference on CRE is an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and research. Presentations will focus on innovations in the fields that are making broad impacts in local, state, national, and international communities.  Participants will exchange best practices, evaluation methodology, creation of policy implementation structures, consideration of obstacles to success, and new and innovative use of training, resources and technology. Conference participants will be drawn from the local, state, national, and international community.  College students and faculty are encouraged to attend and present their findings.  On-site events include a meeting of Colleges and Universities developing peace and conflict studies programs, June 13th, 6:30PM – 9:30PM and a capacity building seminar for U.S. Community Colleges developing peace and conflict studies programs on June 16th - 17th, 2013.

Credits offered: Graduate, Social Work (pending), Counselor (pending), and CEUs

Planning Committee:

  • The American Red Cross
  • The Association for Conflict Resolution, Education Section
  • Austin Community College
  • Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School of Applied Social Science
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Winning Against Violent Environment Program (WAVE)
  • Cleveland State University, College of Education and Human Services
  • Cuyahoga Community College, Peace Club
  • Eastern Mennonite University, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding
  • The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)
  • The Democracy Commitment
  • International Institute for Sustained Dialogue
  • International School Psychology Association
  • Kennesaw State University, Master of Science in Conflict Management Program
  • University of Maryland, Center for Dispute Resolution
  • National Peace Academy
  • Organization of American States, Department of Education and Culture
  • Ohio Campus Compact
  • Ohio Domestic Violence Network
  • Ohio State University, Center for Slavic and East European Studies
  • Sustained Dialogue Campus Network
  • The University of Akron, College of Education

Questions?  Contact Global Issues Resource Center at + 1 - 216-987-2224 (USA) or e-mail at: [email protected]