Students present research at 2013 Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies conference
- Carthage College
Five political science students presented papers at the “Borders, Boundaries, and Peace” conference on Friday, March 1, 2013, held at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s new Zilber School of Public Health. Co-sponsored by The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, the interdisciplinary conference included faculty, students, and community professionals.
The following Carthage students presented their research:
Demetri Vincze — Paper: “Racial residential segregation.”
Kate Haapala — Paper: “Sustainable Community Development: A Solution to Human, Indigenous, and Environmental Rights Abuses in Ecuador.”
Cameron Shane Clark — Paper: “American Health Care Failures and the Affordable Care Act.”
Emily Landberg — Paper: “Palestinian Refugees: Internal Policies in Jordan and Lebanon
Kate Haapala received a Paper Recognition Award at the conference, which included a cash prize.
The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies was founded in 1985 in response to concerns about nuclear proliferation. It was one of the first institutions of its kind to unite public and private schools in Wisconsin to raise awareness of peace and conflict issues. Carthage has been a member of the nonpartisan Institute since its founding. Membership in the Institute provides opportunities for Carthage students and faculty to share their research and expertise with other institutions.
In addition to the student presentations, two Carthage professors presented at the conference: Jeffrey Roberg, professor of political science, participated in the round table “Human Rights: How Do We Get Beyond a Good Idea?” with University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse History Professor Deborah Buffton and University of Wisconsin-Superior Political Science Professor Khalil Dokhanchi. Penny Seymoure, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, presented on the topic “Cultural Conflict Over the Psychological Constructs of Borders and Boundaries.”
Carthage will host the faculty/student conference of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies in Spring 2015.