PeacePlayers International is proud to be participating in the 6th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE), hosted by the Global Issues Resource Center at Cuyahoga Community College. The conference brings together thought leaders in conflict resolution education, from international practitioners in the field to K-12 teachers here in the United States, all focused on the question: how can we best teach peace?
We’ll be sharing our work using sports as a peace education tool, including the development of our peace education curriculum in partnership with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and The Arbinger Institute. We’re excited to look for new partnerships, new approaches and new ways to help children play together and live together.
In this video, the PPI – NI team uses some of our peace education activities on the court.
About the Conference
Global Issues Resource Center at Cuyahoga Community College is hosting the 6th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE), Bridging Cultures: Education for Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, June 12 – 17, 2013 in collaboration with the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, Ohio Campus Compact, the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, the American Red Cross, and the International School Psychology Association.
During the conference there are 4 keynotes, 32 workshops, 7 pre-conference intensive trainings, and many other events with presenters from 16 countries including: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Ghana, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Montenegro, Philippines, South Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. Presentations focus on innovations in the fields that are making broad impacts in local, state, national, and international communities.
Pre-Conference trainings cover topics including: Integrating Core Theories of Conflict Resolution Across Disciplines; Sustained Dialogue Campus Network; Collaborative Negotiation; Teaching International Humanitarian Law in the Humanities; Integrating Service Learning and Civic Engagement into Courses; Child Rights; and Methods for Teaching about Nonviolent Struggle. On-site events include a networking meeting of Colleges and Universities developing peace and conflict studies programs, March 15th, 6:30PM – 9:30PM and a capacity building seminar for U.S. Community Colleges developing peace and conflict studies programs on June 16 and 17, 2013. The 2013 conference builds upon prior conferences and meetings in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 which brought together representatives from around the globe. The annual audience includes college/university educators and students, K-12 educators, prevention specialists, and state, local, national, and international policy makers. For more information or to register, please visit: http://creducation.org/cre/goto/6th