2012 MA in Peace and Justice Studies Capstone Presentations

2012 MA in Peace and Justice Studies Capstone Presentations

Date and Time

Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110




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 http://sandiego.adobeconnect.com/capstone.  

Post Contact

Marisa Alioto
(619) 260-7919