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The Eighth Biennial Conference for Graduate Students Studying Conflict

October 22 - October 23, 2010 CONFLICT STUDIES: The New Generation of Ideas The Eighth Biennial Conference for Graduate Students Studying Conflict
U.S. Defense Policy in Transition with

Keynote Speaker

Hughes Paul Hughes, U.S. Institute of Peace

Director, USIP Nonproliferation and Arms Control Project

Executive Director, Quadrennial Defense Review Panel

The United States Institute of Peace is an independent nonpartisan national institution established and funded by Congress; its mission is to help prevent, manage, and resolve violent conflicts by empowering others with knowledge, skills, and resources, as well as by direct involvement in peace-building efforts.

Paul Hughes joined USIP after a long and distinguished career in the military. As an active duty Army colonel he served in Iraq as a senior staff officer for the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance and later with the Coalition Provisional Authority.  During that time he developed several policy initiatives, such as the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of the Iraqi military. He has served in numerous roles at USIP, including Director of Iraq Programs in the Institute’s Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations and Executive Director of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States.

Register for the conference

Organized by the UMass Boston Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution, Conflict Studies: The New Generation of Ideas brings together graduate students from a variety of fields to present their work and share ideas. 21 countries are represented in the paper presentation submissions for this year's conference.

The conference will take place in the state-of-the-art Campus Center of the University of Massachusetts Boston, allowing participants easy access to the City of Boston with its wealth of educational and cultural resources.


Contact Information

Please direct all correspondence to:

Conflict Studies Conference

Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution

McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies

University of Massachusetts Boston

100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125-3393

Tel: 617-287-7489        Fax: 617-287-7412


Conference Organizer:

Roni Lipton, Associate Director Tel: 617-287-7415; 617-287-7415     

Published Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2010