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Workshop details last updated 21 June 2010.
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Global Studies, in collaboration with the United States Institute of Peace, Madison College (formerly MATC), and the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at UW-Madison offers a two-day development workshop for professional educators interested in understanding and teaching about international peace-building movements. The workshop will be held 28-29 June 2010 at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus.

The theme -- Nonviolent Civic Action around the World -- will appeal to educators broadly defined to include K-12 teachers, university educators, professional communicators, and college and university students training in these fields.

The workshop will consist of short talks & interactive exercises and will draw upon experts from the US Institute of Peace and scholars within the UW System and with Wisconsin colleges. Presentations will offer both topical/content information as well as strategies for teaching about peace and international peace-building movements. Sessions include:

  • Approaches to sustainable peace-building
  • Bringing the themes of nonviolent struggles into the curriculum
  • Cultivating forgiveness on a community level in Belfast
  • How nonviolent movements help shape global issues
  • Negotiating cynically, ethically, and effectively
  • Women, power, and peace-making in Africa
  • ... and many more.

The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (WIPCS) and the UW-Madison School of Education are also contributing to the workshop.


Registration for the workshop is now closed!!

All workshop participants must have pre-registered for the workshop. If you believe you have registered for the workshop and have not received confirmation, or if you are interested in joining us for the workshop for all or part of the program, please contact Mark L Lilleleht ( immediately.

Madison Metropolitan School District staff attending the workshop can request PAC credit for the workshop by completing and submitting a Request for PAC for Out of District Professional Development Activities (MMSD).


Registration on Monday, June 28, opens at 8:00 am (with the program set to start at 8:30am). Programming begins on Tuesday at 8:30 am.

The workshop is being held at the Pyle Center.

A final workshop agenda is available here.

A roster of speakers, descriptions of presentations, and links to additional resources is also available now.


Confirmed speakers include:

Deborah Buffton, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Daryn Cambridge, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict & USIP
› Brandon Claycomb, Edgewood College & WIPCS
Ian Harris, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Jeff Helsing, United States Institute of Peace
› Mark Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
› Illana Lancaster, George Washington University & USIP
Rob Ricigliano, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee & WIPCS
Aili Tripp, University of Wisconsin-Madison

A developing roster of speakers, descriptions of presentations, and links to additional resources is available now and will be updated throughout the coming weeks and months.


With the generous support of the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at UW-Madison, we were able to offer lodging (at the Lowell Center; a block from the workshop venue) at no cost to workshop participants who are coming from outside the Madison area!!

Registrants receiving lodging are still responsible for their transportation costs and meals outside of those provided at the workshop as well as all relevant workshop fees.


A roster of speakers, descriptions of presentations, and links to additional resources as well as a workshop agenda are available.

All workshop participants will receive a flash drive with a complete set of resources before leaving Madison.