Human Development lists speakers, topics for ‘War and Peace’ series

The Human Development academic unit has scheduled a series of public programs addressing the 2008-09 UW-Green Bay common theme of “Waging War, Waging Peace.” The sessions are in conjunction with the special spring-semester course Developmental Issues in War and Peace. Every class is led by a different UW-Green Bay faculty member speaking on topics related to his or her areas of expertise. In addition, guest speakers from institutions across the state and nation will make special presentations. These sessions are open not only to enrolled students but to campus and community. These sessions are every Wednesday starting at 5:15 p.m. in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 219.

Dates, speakers and topics are:

Feb. 4 — Joe Hatcher, Ripon College, An Introduction to Peace Studies
Feb. 11 — Regan A. R. Gurung, UW-Green BayThe Role of Belief, and Dean Von Dras, UW-Green Bay, The Role of Spirituality
Feb. 18 — Christine Smith and Kim Nielson, UW-Green Bay, Gender and War
Feb. 25 — James Marten, Marquette University, Children and War

March 4 — Kate Burns, UW-Green Bay, Stereotyping and Prejudice
March 11 — Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges, UW-Green Bay, Impact of War on How We Live: The American Dream After WWII
March 18 and 25 — No Meetings

April 1 — Jill White and Deirdre Radosevich, UW-Green Bay, Child Soldiers and Children and Trauma
April 8 — Denise Bartell and Jennifer Zapf, UW-Green Bay, Military families: Attachment issues and Relationships
April 15 — Ryan Martin, UW-Green Bay, Combat-related mental illness
April 22 — Kris Vespia, UW-Green Bay, Genocide: Explorations of Devastation and Altruism
April 29 — Illene Noppe, UW-Green Bay, Death and Children of War

May 6 — Interdisciplinary Poster Session: Student presentations on children living in different countries during war

To Be Scheduled –– Denis Lorenz, UW-Green Bay, War and Substance Use/Abuse, and Linda Woolf, Webster University, Peace Psychology