Loyola University New Orleans students are putting on the annual Student Peace Conference April 8-12, hosting a series of interactive lectures, concerts, dances, film screenings and more designed to keep the community talking about hope, renewal and global peace. There is also an academic component to the conference as students are presenting papers or projects on the subject of peace.
The Student Peace Conference was made possible by the participation and support of the University Honors Program, the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, the Women’s Resource Center, the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, the College of Music and Fine Arts, the Student Advocates for Gender Equality, the Loyola Society for Civic Engagement, Loyola’s design association chapter of AIGA, the Affirmative Action and Diversity Committee, Sigma Alpha Kappa and the Middle East Peace Studies Interdisciplinary minor.
For a PDF of the 2013 Student Peace Conference Schedule click here.
Monday, April 8
Panel 1 Law and Ethics: 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Moderated by Sylvester Tan, S.J., assistant professor of Languages and Cultures
Panel 2 Identity and Globalization: 6 - 7:15 p.m.
Moderated by Kenneth Keulman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Religious Studies
Tuesday, April 9
Panel 3 Spotlight on the Middle East: 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Moderated by Roger White, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department Chair of Political Science
Panel 4 Coexistence: 5 - 6:15 p.m.
The Demolition of the Eiffel Tower: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Charles Room
A rehearsed reading of the play written by Jeton Neziraj and directed by Artemis Preeshl features Loyola students. The reading is made possible in part by Artemis and The Wild Things, the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, the College of Music and Fine Arts and the Loyola University Diversity Task Force.
Wednesday, April 10
Panel 5 Historical Injustices: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Panel 7 Revolution Literature: 3 – 4:15 p.m.
Moderated by Nathan Henne, Ph.D., assistant professor of languages and cultures
• Loyola student Jordan Harbaugh-Williams – “Dehumaniztion and Otherization in Guatemalan Literature: Is Marxism the Answer?”
• Loyola student Rebecca J. Moore – “How Language affects Revolution as an Ideological War”
• Loyola student Patricia Bratcher – “The Western Tradition: Romanticizing the Indigenous and Environmental Destruction”
• Loyola student Savannah Logan –“The Hierarchy of Subaltern Issues: Ethnicity over Gender”
Film Screening of “Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist” – 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public, the film “Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist” is directed by Bahman Maghsoudlou and describes Iran's foremost political cartoonist, satirist, painter and illustrator. A Q-and-A session with Loyola assistant professor of history Behrooz Moazami, Ph.D., of the Ardeshir Mohasses Trust, will follow the film.
Thursday, April 11
Panel on “Islamaphobia” – 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Hosted by Loyola Society for Civil Engagement
Panel 6 Spotlight on Domestic Issues: 6 – 7:15 p.m.
International Dance Night: 7:30 p.m.
Junior theatre arts major Gabrielle Landry, junior political science major Jacqueline Joseph and freshman theatre arts major Akeem Biggs, will lead the International Dance Night featuring Afro-Brazilian, Indian, Persian, Polynesian, Russian Gypsy Tahitian and belly dancing.
Friday, April 12
Concert and crawfish boil: 3 – 6 p.m.
The conference will culminate in a concert showcasing Loyola musicians. Sigma Alpha Kappa will host a crawfish boil alongside the concert stage.
Production of “The Vagina Monologues” - 7 p.m.
Hosted by Student Advocates for Gender Equality (SAGE)