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10th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE)

The 2016 conference, Building Stronger Communities Through Peace, Justice and Security, builds upon prior conferences in 2004-2015 in Ohio and Virginia, which brought together government representatives from among the 50 states and around the globe and their non-governmental organization partners who have legislation or policies in conflict resolution education and related fields. The annual audience includes college/university educators and students, K-12 educators, prevention specialists, and state, local, national and international policy makers. Conference and meeting publications from past conferences are available at CREducation.

Attendees can select from 14 pre-conference intensive trainings (June 8-9), 58 workshops (78 presenters) and 5 keynotes (June 10-11) and/or participate in the Seminar for Colleges and Universities Developing and Enhancing their Peace and Conflict Studies Programs (June 12-13).

June 8-9: Pre-Conference Trainings (14 to select from)
June 10-11: Main Conference (5 Keynotes and 58 Workshops presented by 78 individuals)
June 12-13: Seminar for Colleges and Universities Developing and Enhancing their Peace and Conflict Studies Programs

Two-Full Day Pre-Conference Trainings, June 8th AND June 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Conflict Resolution and Multifaith Dialogue in Prison Settings – Horizon Prison Initiative
2. Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation – Two Day Core – Institute for Human Rights and Responsibilities
3. Transforming Relationships and Creating Concrete Community Change through Sustained Dialogue: A Training for College and University Faculty, Staff, Administrators and Students – Sustained Dialogue Institute
One Full Day Pre-Conference Trainings, June 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

4. Restorative Practices in Schools – The Community Conferencing Center
5. Peace Literacy: A New Paradigm in Human Understanding – Nuclear Age Peace Resource Center and Sinclair Community College
6. When Students Misbehave: How Using Insight Skills Can Help You Deescalate Conflict and Make Targeted and Supportive Disciplinary Decisions, K-12 – George Mason University
7. The Practice of Peacekeeping: Unarmed Civilian Protection Monitors – Nonviolent Peaceforce
8. Developing Effective Peace Education Programs: Policy, Theory and Practice – Nansen Dialogue Centre (Montenegro), Department of Education and Training, Victoria (Australia), Women in Alternative Action Program (Cameroon), West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (Ghana)
One Full Day Pre-Conference Training, June 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9. Conflict Management and Peacebuilding as a Classroom Management Tool – Antioch University
10. Integrating Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Concepts into College and University Courses – George Mason University and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
11. Mediation as a Second Language® (MSL®) Teaching Integrated Courses in ESL & Conflict Management for International and First Generation Students – UC Berkeley
12. Trauma Informed Peacebuilding: Integrating into Program Design – Mediators Beyond Borders
13. Developing Effective Peace Education Programs: Good Practices and Education Tools from Asia – Seisen University (Japan), Miriam College (Philippines)
14. Cultural Sensitivity in Peace Education – Integration and Development Center, NGO (Ukraine)

Registration for this event is required. Please note, no on-site registrations will be accepted.  Registration closes June 1st. The on-line system only accepts credit cards.  We are only able to issue letters of invitation to those who are presenting. There are no refunds for registrations; however, you may substitute someone if needed.  Finding that substitution is the registrants responsibility. 

Special for Ohio State Students -  only $35 per day if you register by April 29. 
For more information on the conference schedule and costs, visit CREducation. For further questions, call 216-952-5609 or email the conference coordinator at