Bowling Green State University

Pre-Conference Workshop

Media and Educators' Roles in Peace and Justice Communication
Wednesday, September 17, 2008

These workshop sessions emphasize the themes of the Conference on Media, War and Conflict Resolution and capitalize on the strengths of our faculty members. In the morning session, our facilitators will examine what journalists and the public can do to foster improved accuracy and cultural sensitivity in media reporting, especially when it comes to reporting on issues that affect Muslim communities locally or internationally. The audience for this session includes Telecommunication and Journalism students, journalists, media critics and scholars and members of the public. In the afternoon session, our facilitators will discuss how peace and conflict studies can be seamlessly incorporated into education programs at all levels and in a wide variety of contexts. The audience for this session includes Education and Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) students, educators at all levels, and members of the public. All workshop sessions will be held at the Bowen Thompson Student Union, Bowling Green State University.

SCHEDULE

Morning Workshop Theme: Improving Media/Journalist/Communication Relationships With Muslim Communities

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Muslim Communities / Communication Experts panel featuring: Dr. Lengell, Dr. Mishra, Dr. Croucher, Dr. Cassara

15 Min. Tea/coffee break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Breakout sessions [Teams/Individual/Mix]

12:40 – 1:45 p.m.
Luncheon at Mylander - Rm. 207

Afternoon Workshop Theme: Peace and Justice Education

2:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Peace Education Experts Roundtable Discussion featuring: K-12 Montessori representative; Jake Gallardo, founder of ‘Students Initiative for Global Competitiveness and Collaboration’; Marc Simon and Ian Young on developing Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Minor at BGSU; Patty Kubow on International Outreach Education

FEATURED SPEAKERS

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Muslim Communities / Communication Panel featuring:

Lara Lengel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Expertise: Communication
of Muslim Communities
Catherine Cassara-Jemai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Expertise: Journalism and
Communication of Muslim Communities
 Smeeta Mishra, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Expertise: Media and
Women in the Middle East
Stephen Croucher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Expertise: Communication
of Muslim Communities


2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Peace Education Experts Roundtable Discussion featuring:

Patricia Kubow, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Expertise: Comparative
International Education
and Outreach
Marc Simon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Expertise: Political Science;
developing Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Minor at BGSU
 Jake Gallardo
Founder of ‘Students Initiative for Global Competitiveness
and Collaboration’
Ian Young, Ph.D.
Lecturer / Chapman Learning Community Faculty
Expertise: Political Philosophy; developing Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Minor at BGSU
Brett Holden, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Film Studies
Department of Theatre
and Film
Expertise: Film and war, service learning, Peace Studies faculty member.
  


REGISTRATION
Please complete the Pre-Conference section on the regular Conference Registration form at: http://scs.bgsu.edu/mwcrConf/index.php

Overview of Pre-Conference rate information:

Select one rate option:
Early Bird (by July 15)
Regular (after July 15)
1) Workshops Only
(without Luncheon)
$50$75
2) Workshops with Luncheon$70$95
3) Luncheon Only$20$25