2011 K-12 Global Education Symposium

Peace and Conflict: Ten Years after 9/11

October 19-20, 2011

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World View’s 2011 K-12 Global Education Symposium explores the ten years post September 11 and how this significant 21st century event has shaped global perspectives in geopolitics, East-West relations, and educational discourse. We will also look at the nature and causes of international conflict, human rights, peace resolutions, and more. This symposium offers general sessions, concurrent sessions, and support for school-based teams in creating an Action Plan for globalizing schools and school systems.

The program is designed for teachers and administrators of all disciplines, providing current information and unique strategies for helping students learn about the world.


Featured Speakers

Rye Barcott. Rye Barcott co-founded the non-governmental organizationCarolina for Kibera (CFK) with Salim Mohamed and Tabitha Atieno Festo while he was an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earning his B.A. in Peace, War, and Defense. CFK invests in local leaders in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya through its model of participatory development.  After graduation, Barcott served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 5 years in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa. He then earned master’s degrees in business and public administration from Harvard University, where he was a Reynolds Social Entrepreneurship Fellow and a member of the Harvard Endowment’s Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility. In 2006, ABC World News named then Captain Barcott a ‘Person of the Year’ for his dual service to Kibera and the Marine Corps. In 2009, he joined the inaugural class of TED Fellows. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter and works in the Sustainability Office at Duke Energy.  He is the author of It Happened On the Way to War, a memoir of Barcott’s experience as a Marine and as the founder of Carolina for Kibera.

Gary Bland. Fellow in democratic governance, is a senior advisor and scholar of democratic institutional development. He specializes in decentralization and local governance, primarily in Latin America. His work has also involved legislative process, electoral systems, participatory governance, and democratic transitions. Dr. Bland’s academic, policy, and programmatic expertise has informed development in many countries through multiple research and assistance projects. He directed RTI’s Center for Democratic Governance for nearly five years. Dr. Bland was a Democracy Fellow at USAID and has consulted with various international organizations. Earlier, he was a senior associate at the Woodrow Wilson Center and legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives. Dr. Bland is active in professional associations and has presented at numerous conferences. He has been an adjunct graduate professor of public policy at Georgetown University, and he most recently co-edited a volume on democratic deficits in the developing world.

Peter Feaver. Peter D. Feaver is a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University. He is director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS) and also director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS). From June 2005 to July 2007, Feaver was on leave to be Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council Staff at the White House. Feaver is author of Armed Servants: Agency, Oversight, and Civil-Military Relations and of Guarding the Guardians: Civilian Control of Nuclear Weapons in the United States. He has published numerous other monographs, scholarly articles, book chapters, and policy pieces on American foreign policy, public opinion, nuclear proliferation, civil-military relations, information warfare, and U.S. national security. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, blogs at shadow.foreignpolicy.com, and is a Contributing Editor to Foreign Policy magazine.

Fay Gore. Fay Gore currently serves as the Interim Section Chief for K-12 Social Studies and a middle grades consultant with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI). In her role at DPI, Fay helps to set the vision for social studies in the state, assists districts with developing their local curriculum frameworks as well as identifies and creates resources for teachers. Fay has been an educator for over 14 years. In addition to working for DPI, she has also worked as a secondary social studies teacher for Hoke County Schools and an assessment consultant for North Carolina State University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, and is currently working on her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Charles Kurzman. Charles Kurzman is a professor of sociology at theUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of “The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists” (Oxford University Press, 2011), as well as “The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran” (2004) and “Democracy Denied, 1905-1915″ (2008), and editor of anthologies on “Liberal Islam” (1998) and “Modernist Islam, 1840-1940″ (2002). His work has been noted by CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, and other major media, as well as by members of Congress and by Islamic movements around the world – a radical Islamic group in Indonesia accused him of posing as a false “prophet,” and Congressman Peter King (R-NY) called his research “biased.” Professor Kurzman denies both of these accusations, but is flattered by the attention.

Christian Lundberg is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at UNC at Chapel Hill teaching courses on globalization and communication. His current interests and research focus on the relationship between violence, trope, and the constitution of publics, with special attention to the ways that these three are coordinated in religious communities. Lundberg received his Masters of Divinity from Emory University and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.


Program At-A-Glance*

Wednesday, October 19 Thursday, October 20
8:00 Check In and Registration 8:00 Coffee, Juice, and Pastries
8:15 Welcome
Exec. Associate Provost Ronald Strauss
UNC at Chapel Hill

Howard Lee, President
Howard N. Lee Institute for Equity and
Opportunity in Education
8:30 The Role of Democracy in International Conflict
Gary Bland
RTI International
8:45 America’s Global Role after 9/11
Peter Feaver
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University
9:30 It Happened on the
Way to War
Rye Barcott
Carolina for Kibera
UNC at Chapel Hill
9:45 Why There Are So Few
Muslim Terrorists
Charles Kurzman
Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, UNC at Chapel Hill
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10:45 Break and Book Signing
It Happened on the Way to War
by Rye Barcott
10:45 Break and Book Signing
The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists by Charles Kurzman
11:00 Peace and Conflict in Media: What Every Educator Needs to Know
Christian Lundberg
Department of Communications
UNC at Chapel Hill
11:00 Concurrent Sessions I:
Understanding A World In Conflict
12:00 Next Steps and Adjournment
Robert Phay
Grades K-12
1. The Role of Food and Environmental Insecurity in Global Conflicts
Greg Pillar
Departments of Environmental Science and Chemistry, Queens University
2. Human Trafficking: Global and
Local Perspectives

Donna Bickford
Carolina Women’s Center, UNC at Chapel Hill
3. Refugee Resettlement 101
Jason Payne
Lutheran Family Services/ Carolina Refugee Resettlement Services
4. Dimensions of Conflict
in the Americas

Patrick Duddy
U.S. Ambassador and former Diplomat-in-Residence, Duke University
5. An Introduction to the
Israel-Palestine Conflict

Shai Tamari
Center for the Study of the Middle East & Muslim Civilizations, UNC at Chapel Hill

6. Understanding the Root Causes of Conflict in Africa
Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Department of African and Afro-American Studies, UNC at Chapel Hill
7. Unwrapping Religious Stereotypes
Jessica Butcher
UNC School of Education
8. The New Eurasia: Regional Conflicts, Transnational Challenges and Global Responses
Zumrat Salmorbekova
Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, UNC at Chapel Hill

9. Microenterprise: Changing the Face of Global Poverty
Larry Chavis
Kenan-Flagler Business School
UNC at Chapel Hill
10. Understanding and Addressing Sources of Conflict in East Asia: China and North Kore
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Concurrent Session II: Global Education Strategies
Grades K-12
1. CHAMPS International (Children Against Mines Program): Students Saving the World
Kimberly McCasland
Tamara Klingsheim
CHAMPS International, Marshall Legacy Institute www.champsinternational.org
2. Learning from Evaluation: Arabic Language Classes in Public Schools
[1:30-2:30pm only]
Annette Conroy
Reham Mikhail
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Bruce Yelton
Praxis Research, Inc
3. From Conflict to Compassion: How to Discuss Difficult Issues in the Classroom
Rachel Rafferty
UNC School of Education
Grades K-5
4.Bringing the World to Your Students with Carolina Navigators [2:45-3:45 only]
Cate Brubaker, Callie Uffman, Emily Doll, Sophia Zhang, Kristen Sawyer, Lizzie Smith, and Mandy Edison
Carolina Navigators, UNC at Chapel Hill
5. Integrating Peace and Conflict in K-5 Curriculum
Chris Knott and Amy Scheffel
J.Y. Center for Spanish Language/I.B. Elementary School
Wake County Public Schools
6. Teaching Conflict and Peace through Multicultural Children’s Literature
Sandra Hughes-Hassell
Shannon Harris
UNC School of Information and Library Science

Grades 6-12
7. Global Nomads Group and the “Exchange 2.0” Virtual Classroom: Peacemaking through Cross-Cultural Collaborations
Tonya Muro Phillips
Global Nomads Group
8. International Peace Day: A School’s Celebration and Dream
Rob Jackson
Cuthbertson High School, Union County Public Schools
9. Music of Peace in a World of Conflict
Eric Cole
East McDowell Junior High School, McDowell County Schools
Grades 9-12
10. Model UN Programs in Secondary Education
Frank Felicelli
Cedar Ridge High School, Orange County Schools
11. Learning and Teaching About Global Issues: Sometimes Overwhelming, Never Boring
Matt Cone
Carrboro High School, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
2:45 Concurrent Sessions III: Repeat of Concurrent Sessions II
3:45 Team Meetings with Faculty Advisors on Action Plans and
Alternative Plenary Session:

Why Integrate Global Conflict and Compromise in Your Curriculum?
Fay Gore
NC Department of Public Instruction
5:00 Reception at the home of
Robert and Jean Phay

*Program is subject to change.

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