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2012 MA in Peace and Justice Studies Capstone Presentations

Event Start DateThursday, December 13, 2012
Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Event Start Time1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Students earning their MA in Peace and Justice Studies (Class of 2012) will present their final capstone projects.

There will be 10 presentations by our students, beginning promptly at 1 p.m. Each presentation will last 15 minutes, and there will be a 15-minute Q&A session at the end of each panel. Please feel free to attend as many of the presentations as your schedule will permit.

Capstone Presentation Schedule

PANEL 1: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Crafting Policies for Social Progress

  • Sara Johnson: “Effect of Investment Form on Social Enterprise Growth”
  • Carina Berg: “Integrating Restorative Justice Principles into a State-led Justice System: The Northern Ireland Experience
  • Sharia Walker: “Saudi Women Negotiate With the State for Greater Rights: A Look Into the Workings of Negotiation Theory and Advocacy Network in Policy Formation”
  • Panel Q&A

BREAK: 2 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

PANEL 2: 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Seeking Protection for Victims: Towards a Human Protection Agenda

  • Anne Chmilewski: “Protecting the Mental Health of Immigrants and Asylum Seekers: The Ethical Dilemmas of Locking Up a Vulnerable Population”
  • Carly Dunn: “The Hidden Millions: Towards the Development of Better Strategies for Addressing the Plight of Domestic Workers”
  • Candy Marie Nasir: “A Thousand Tiny Fists: A Typology of Intimate Partner Violence/Evaluating California’s Legislative Response to Psychological Violence and IPV Prevention”
  • Jill Ferguson: “Challenging Development Policy to Change it: A Study on how to Utilize Legal and Educational Strategies to Empower the Marginalized Communities in Gujarat, India”
  • Panel Q&A

BREAK: 3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

PANEL 3: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Between the Family and the State: Civil Society Institutions in Conflict and Recovery

  • John Patterson: “Values and Violence: The Effect of Religious Zeal”
  • Monica Kinyua: “Integrating Children in Inter-Ethnic Conflict Transformation Strategies: A Case Study of Northern Kenya”
  • Anna Zamejc: “The Role of Civil Society in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict”
  • Panel Q&A

If you are unable to attend, please note that the presentations will also be streamed live at  

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