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LVAIC Conference on War and Peace Building

April 7, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


The War and Peace Building conference will take place on April 7, 2017 at Muhlenberg College .

For far too many local inhabitants, a community-level, truthful reflection on the meaning of the recent U.S. wars remains elusive. We invite local scholars, veterans, activists and students in the Lehigh Valley to become partners and interlocutors in a process of learning and healing. We envision a day together:

  • to enhance and deepen student learning and ethical awareness about war, peace and justice, and promote collaborative faculty scholarship and development;
  • to develop stronger connection between our LVAIC institutions;
  • to build bridges between LVAIC academic communities and our local community of veterans and their families, some of whom may or will be students in our colleges and universities
  • to help us all understand the impact of over ten years of ongoing US wars on the lives of the people in the Lehigh Valley, to develop increased capacity for community involvement and activism

For photos from the 2015 conference, click here.

Conference Schedule

8:30AM – 9:00AM Registration and continental breakfast in Seegers Union
9:00AM – 10:00AM Opening Event in Seegers Union
10:15AM – 11:45AM Breakout panels in rooms in Ettinger Hall
12:00PM – 1:15PM Lunch will be in the Seegers Union Great Room
1:15PM – 3:30PM Interactive presentation from Theatre of War will be held in Seegers Union Events Space. The theater performance will be followed by a plenary discussion.


Conference Planning Committee


2015 Conference Topics

Papers, projects, proposals, and performances for the 2015 conference included the following:
  • Mapping the shadows of war in the Lehigh Valley
  • Explorations of dialogue and narrative to build bridges and enhance understanding
  • Interrogating commemorations and representations of war and peace
  • Explorations of moral injury, sacrifice, victimization, healing
  • War, peace and literature, music, and/or art
  • Investigating the institutions of war, militarism, peace and peacebuilding
  • The roles of gender constructions in war, militarism and peacebuilding

Two years ago, this LVAIC conference was held at Moravian College in connection with InFocus.  This year’s iteration, at Muhlenberg, will feature “Theater of War,” and student and faculty panels from Moravian College, Lafayette College and Muhlenberg College.


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April 7, 2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew St
Allentown, PA 18104 United States
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