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Peacebuilding Symposium

Peacebuilding Symposium

A lecture series and community conversation with visiting Fulbright Scholars

 


SYNOPSIS


 

From April 17-19 2018, four visiting Fulbright Scholars will visit San Antonio, TX to participate in a program of campus and community visits at the University of the Incarnate Word, Trinity University, St. Mary’s University, and Our Lady of the Lake University. The purpose of this symposium is to have conversations about how we can all contribute to peacebuilding and gain insights into the challenges confronting today’s global community and finding collective solutions that promote and facilitate peace. The scholars will deliver a series of lectures on each university campus and will participate in a panel discussion at UIW on the evening of Thursday, April 19, moderated by Congressman Charlie Gonzalez. All events are free and open to the public.

 


SPONSORS


 

The Peacebuilding Symposium is sponsored by the University of the Incarnate Word, Trinity University, St. Mary’s University, Our Lady of the Lake University, the Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund, Fulbright Association – San Antonio Chapter, World Affairs Council of San Antonio, City of San Antonio – International Affairs, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Texas Public Radio is a Media Partner.

 


SCHOLARS


 

Dr. Manusyan

Dr. Sona Manusyan, Armenia

Dr. Manusyan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Personality Psychology at Yerevan State University in Armenia. She is currently a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. Her research interests are in the philosophy of psychology, identity and agency, boundary work, and national subjectivity.  Her lecture is titled “What and who makes societies ready for peace: how psychology can join the conversation today.”

 

 

Dr. Hatipoglu

Dr. Emre Hatipoglu, Turkey

Dr. Hatipoglu is Associate Professor at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University, Istanbul where he acted as the coordinator of International Studies (BA), Conflict Analysis and Resolution (MA) and European Studies (MA) programs. He is currently a Fulbright scholar at Columbia University. Dr. Hatipoglu obtained his Ph. D. in Political Science from Penn State University in 2010. His research interests include economic sanctions, energy politics, and social media and public opinion. His lecture is titled “Peacebuilding: Conflict vs. Post-conflict Polities: The Case of Bosnia.”

Dr. Gradon

Dr. Kacper Tomasz Gradon, Poland

Dr. Gradon is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Warsaw and the Director of the Center for Forensic & Investigative Sciences (University of Warsaw). He is also an Associate Visiting Professor at UCL Department of Security and Crime Science (since 2010) as well as the University College London Honorary Senior Research Associate.  Currently, he is a Visiting Fulbright Professor at University of Colorado Boulder (Institute of Behavioral Science, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence). His lecture is titled “Preparing for uncertain times – future trends in crime and the future of terrorism.”

Dr. Sikhimbayeva

Dr. Damira Sikhimbayeva, Kazakhstan

Dr. Sikhimbayeva is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Political Science and Religion Studies, Department of Political Science in Kazakhstan. She is currently a Fulbright Scholar at the Department of Anthropology, Texas A & M University. Dr. Sikhimbayeva obtained her PhD in Political Science at Al Farabi Kazakh National University in 2014. Her research interests include the impact of religion on the modern world, interethnic relations, and ethno politics. Her lecture is titled “Interplay of Ethnic Nationalism and Islam in post Soviet Kazakhstan.”

 


SCHEDULE


 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

9:00 – 12:00 PM  

Scholar campus visits:

  • Sona Manusyan, University of the Incarnate Word
    • Lecture in Student Engagement Center 2030, 10:00 – 11:00 am
    • Meet the Scholar, Student Engagement Center Patio, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (refreshments served)
  • Damira Sikhimbayeva, Trinity University
    • Faculty breakfast in Skyline Room hosted by Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 9:00 – 11:00 am
  • Emre Hatipoglu, St. Mary’s University
    • Lecture in Law Alumni Room in the Sarita Kenedy Law Library, 9:45 – 11:00 am

2:00 – 5:00 PM      

 Scholar campus visits:

  • Emre Hatipoglu, University of the Incarnate Word
    • Lecture in Student Engagement Center 2030, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
    • Meet the Scholar, Student Engagement Center Patio, 4:00  – 5:00 pm (refreshments served)
  • Sona Manusyan, Trinity University
    • Open reception with faculty and students hosted by Department of Psychology, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
  • Damira Sikhimbayeva, Our Lady of the Lake University
    • Classroom experience, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

 

 Wednesday, April 18, 2018

9:00 – 12:00 PM   

Scholar campus visits:

  • Kacper Tomasz Gradon, University of the Incarnate Word
    • Lecture in Student Engagement Center 2030, 10:00 – 11:00 am
    • Meet the Scholar, Student Engagement Center Patio, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (refreshments served)
  • Emre Hatipoglu, Trinity University
    • Faculty reception in Gold Room, hosted by Department of Philosophy, 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • Damira Sikhimbayeva, St. Mary’s University
    • Lecture in Law Alumni Room in the Sarita Kenedy Law Library, 9:20 – 10:10 am
  • Sona Manusyan, Our Lady of the Lake University
    • Classroom experience, 9:00 – 11:00 am

2:00 – 5:00 PM 

Scholar campus visits and lectures:

  • Damira Sikhimbayeva, University of the Incarnate Word
    • Lecture in Student Engagement Center 2030, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
    • Meet the Scholar, Student Engagement Center Patio, 4:00  – 5:00 pm (refreshments served)
  • Kacper Tomasz Gradon, Trinity University
    • Faculty reception at Storch Memorial Library Lobby, 4:00 pm
  • Sona Manusyan, St. Mary’s University
    • Lecture in Law Alumni Room in the Sarita Kenedy Law Library, 1:45 – 3:00 pm
  • Emre Hatipoglu, Our Lady of the Lake University
    • Classroom experience, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

9:00 – 11:00 AM

Scholars will tour Downtown San Antonio with City of San Antonio – International Relations Office

2:00 – 5:00 PM

Scholar campus visit:

  • Kacper Tomasz Gradon, St. Mary’s University
    • Lecture in Law Alumni Room in the Sarita Kenedy Law Library, 2:00 – 3:15 pm

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Peacebuilding in the Modern World

University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg Sky Room 

Moderator: Congressman Charles A. Gonzalez

 

*Parking for the Panel Discussion is available in the Ancira Tower Garage

UIW Campus Map

RSVP for the Panel Discussion 

 


For more information please contact:

Dr. Ana Hagendorf

wandless@uiwtx.edu

(210) 805-3036