The Praxis Conference
linking theory and practice
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August 18-19, 2017 | Fairfax, VA

Building Peace with Youth in Conflict

 
 

2017 Theme
Building Peace with Youth in Conflict

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A conference bridging the gap between scholars, practitioners, social entrepreneurs
& religious communities to develop effectiveness in peace building.
 

~ Presented by George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution,
the Dialogue & Difference Project, and NGO ForgottenSong. ~

 

 
 

Who's Coming?

From youth violence in urban areas of the United States to child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, we're inviting academics, NGO workers, Social Entrepreneurs & faith-based practitioners to discuss pathways to peace with some of the most experienced in our fields. 

 
 
 

 

How Does It Work?

from roundtable discussion to academic presentations 

Scholars, practitioners, social entrepreneurs, and leaders of religious communities will participate in a variety of panels that apply to many fields within the peacebuilding framework. 

The Praxis Conference creates a space for scholars, NGOs, businesses and social-justice minded individuals to connect and exchange knowledge and networks for the betterment of peacebuilding around the world.

When you attend, you'll get to choose from our variety of offerings in academic presentations, roundtable discussions, and focused small group discussions.

We're also developing our list of speakers! Stay tuned as updates roll in.

 

Contact

➤ LOCATION

George Mason University
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030

☎ CONTACT

charles@forgottensong.org
(202) 491-8664

 

 

Conference Topics 

This year's theme is Building Peace with Youth in Conflict.

NGO, Academic and Social Entrepreneurship presentations will be categorized based on the following topics.  We will exploring conflict and peace through each of these broad groupings to build stronger theoretical frameworks for practice in both the NGO and social business worlds.

 

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Economics

In what ways do the economy and finance lead to both conflict and conflict resolution, sustainable peace-building, and community growth? 

 


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Contextual

How do contextual vulnerability and capability contribute to conflict and peace?

 


  

  

Education

In what ways is education utilized in pursuit of direct and indirect purposes or agendas? In what ways is education used to incite both peace and conflict?

 


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Buzzwords

While each of these words represents a direction for research, conflict resolution practice, or humanitarian program development, how might they also be problematic or potentially objectifying?  


  

  

Environment

How do issues surrounding the environment lead to conflict and in what ways are environmental resources utilized to mitigate conflict, grow community, and promote peace and understanding?
 


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Additional Themes

Feel free to contact us with other ideas if you have any additions you feel would be relevant to our conference!



 
 
 
 
Without knowledge action is useless, and knowledge without action is futile.
— abu bakr
 
 

 
 
 
 

Questions?  Contact us.

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thanks to G. Dubourthoumieu and Samuel Gray Art for the photos!