Peace and Justice Studies Events

Tuesday-Thursday, March 7-9, 2017: J. Bonner Ritchie Dialogue on Peace and Justice:

“Globalism and You: The Crisis of Neoliberalism”
During the 1980s, the reaction against global liberation movements began to consolidate.  Over the next three decades, as market powers expanded, democracy was diminished and destroyed.  The privatizing agenda and growing power of capitalist market power that accompanied these reactive forces has a name. It is Neoliberalism.
See website for full schedule, conference locations, and speaker bios:
March 7: CB 510
8:30:Introduction to Conference and Reports from Local NGOs
10:00:Leonardo Figueroa-Helland:  Global Crises and Neoliberalism
11:30:Michael Minch:  The Neoliberal Attack On Democracy
1:00:Jeff Torlina:  What Neoliberalism Means for the US: Problems and Solutions
2:30:Patience Kabamba:  Neoliberalism, Or the Fetishism of Merchandise
​4:00:Q and A with Panel 
March 8: CB 510 & 511
Details arriving soon
March 9 : CB 510 & 511
10:00:Thomas Bretz:  The Ecological Limitations of Neoliberal Subjectivity
11:30:Susan Merrill:  Multinational Corporations, Globalization, and the Calculus of Civil Conflict
1:00:Abigail Perez Aguilera:  The Global Crises of Gender Inequality: A Critical Perspective on Genderized Violence
2:30:Macleans Geo Jaja:   Liberating Humanity from the Chains of Globalization’s Imperialism 4:00:Q and A with Panel

Tuesday, March 28, 2017: Contours of Knowledge: An Interdisciplinary Conference
See website for updated schedule:
Contours of Knowledge is a one day conference in which students, faculty and the larger UVU community share current interdisciplinary knowledge and practices. The conference is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical examples of interdisciplinary emphases, minors, and degree paths, and how they can positively impact academic and professional opportunities.
Thursday, March 30, 2017: PJST Open House
10 a.m.-2 p.m.                           Location TBA
Monday, April 3: Christopher Davey, “Rwanda in the Congo: A Hidden Genocide” and “Theory and Fieldwork Session”
Former UVU student Christopher Davey, will present on the research for his PhD dissertation in the Peace Studies program at Bradford University (UK) on Monday, April 3, 12:00-1:00.  The title of his presentation is:  Rwanda in the Congo: A Hidden Genocide.  This presentation will introduce various notions of genocide in a postcolonial state, analyze the effects of the genocide on the region, and in the internal politics of Rwanda.
Immediately after, from 2:00-3:00, Mr. Davey will offer a Theory and Fieldwork Session in which he will explain his approach to genocide studies, relational sociology, and the process by which multiple experiences of mass violence and genocide can uniquely form identities of perpetrators.
 Both presentations are in CB 510.

PJST Open House 
Drop by to learn more about Peace and Justice Studies at UVU. We will have information about the PJST minor, upcoming classes and events, and more. 
Thursday, March 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Science Building Atrium