Session A: 9-10:45

A1: Room 104

  • May 4, 1970: Is Reconciliation Possible? - Robin Burkhardt (Kent State University)
  • Gun Violence, Vision and Languages of Grace - Mark Ryan (University of Dayton)
  • Lead, the Brain, and Violence - Jeff Weidenhamer (Ashland University)

A2: Room 105

  • Peaceful Identity: A Critical Evaluation of Giorgio Agamben’s Philosophy - Hank Spaulding (Mount Vernon Nazarene University)
  • Political Theology, Martin Luther King, Jr., & Frantz Fanon: Can “the apostle of nonviolence” & “the apostle of violence” meet? - Seth Gaiters (The Ohio State University)
  • Reborn in the Salvadoran People: Oscar Romero and the Future of Nonviolence - Zachary Dehm (Duquesne University)


Session B: 10:55-12:05

B1: Room 115

  • Religious Conviction in Antiwar Identity - Julie Hart (Ohio Domincan)
  • Violence and Expulsion as Obstructions to Asylum: Questioning Obstacles - Gary Baker (Denison University)


Lunch: 12:05 - 1:25 in Room 115


Session C: 1:25 - 3:10

C1: Room 104

  • Thomas Merton and Pope St. John XXIII: 20th Century Apostles of Nonviolence and Peace - Thomas Snyder (Ashland Theological Seminary)
  • Gender Stratification - Ekklesia Jenkins and Ty Olson (Cuyahoga Community College)
  • Does Nonviolence Even Have A Future? - Paul Robinson (North Central State College)

C2: Room 105

  • Nonviolence in Violent Times: Exploring militant antifacism, eco-defense, and property destruction - Michael Loadenthal (Miami University/Peace and Justice Studies Association)
  • Comparing Nonviolence, Terrorism, and other Tactics of Influence - Marc Simon (Bowling Green State University)


Session D: 3:20 - 4:30

D1: Room 104

  • Some Thoughts on Justice, Responsibility and Violence - Charles Blatz (The University of Toledo)
  • And God Said to Them: How Radical Anthropocentrism Does Violence to God’s Gift of Creation - Krista Stevens (John Carroll University)

D2: Room 105

  • Panel on Rethinking Democracy and Nonviolent Power in Dangerous Times - Colins Imoh (The University of Toledo), Janet Gerson (International Institute on Peace Education), Dale Snauwaert (The University of Toledo), Jeff Warnke (Walsh University)
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