The Environment: Issues in Justice, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

Thirty-Fourth Annual Peace Studies Conference
Monday, September 18, 2023
Gorecki Center 204 A/B, College of Saint Benedict

 This year’s conference is in honor of the late Fr. Rene McGraw

Conference Schedule

1:00-1:55 p.m.
Opening words by CSB/SJU President Brian Breuss
Welcome and introduction by Dr. Jeff Anderson, Chair, CSB/SJU Department of Peace Studies
Keynote address by Dr. Ken Conca, American University: Environmental Peacebuilding:
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

2:10-3:05 p.m.
Panel: Religion and the Environment
Abbot John Klassen, Saint John’s Abbey: Benedictinism and the Environment
Dr. Jon Armajani, Department of Peace Studies: Islam and the Environment
Student moderator, TBA

3:20-4:15 p.m.
Panel: Environmental Justice
Dr. Derek Larson, CSB/SJU Department of Environmental Studies: Global Environmental Justice
Angel Stevens, The Giniw Collective and The Niibi Center for the Rights of Nature: Environmental Justice in the US
Student moderator, TBA

Co-sponsored by the CSB/SJU Department of Peace Studies, the CSB/SJU Department of Environmental Studies, and the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning