Unlearning Violence: Evidence and Policy for Early Childhood Development and Peace
This conference topic was proposed by the winners of World Peace Foundation's annual student seminar competition. It is organized by the World Peace Foundation, in association with the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University and the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University.
February 13 & 14, 2014
The Fletcher School
5 - 6.45 pm -- Session 1: The Future of Violence, can we become a more peaceful species? A discussion with Daniel Dennett and Steven Pinker and moderated by Alex de Waal
9 - 10.30 am -- Session 2: Undoing the impacts of violence? Perspectives from neuroscience and education. Speakers: Regina Sullivan, Maryanne Wolf, and John Lawrence Aber; Moderator: Jayanthi Mistry
10.30 am - 12.30 pm -- Session 3: Violence and Abuse Against Children. Speakers: Theresa Betancourt and Michael Wessells; Moderator: Dyan Mazurana
2 - 3.15 pm -- Session 4: Translating Evidence into Policy. Speakers: Jennifer Batton, Yasemin Sırali Altuğ, and Rima Salah; Moderator: Jacqueline Bhabha
3.30 - 4.30 pm -- Closing Keynote: The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche; Introduction and Moderator: Maryanne Wolf
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Feb. 13 (5 - 6.45 pm) - Session 1: The Future of Violence
Feb. 14 (9 - 10.30 am) - Session 2: Undoing the impacts of violence
Feb. 14 (10.30 am - 12.30 pm) - Session 3: Violence and Abuse Against Children
Feb. 14 (2 - 3.15 pm) - Session 4: Translating Evidence into Policy
Feb. 14 (3.30 - 4.30 pm) - Closing Keynote
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