Competition for Fifth International Hate Studies Conference Support

APPLICATION FOR SUPPORT TO ATTEND FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HATE STUDIES IN SPOKANE, WASHINGTON ON APRIL 2-4, 2019

ELIGIBILITY: Any Bard student (attending any U.S. Bard campus, including BHSECs) who will be 18 years old by April 1, 2019.

HOW TO APPLY:  By February 15, 2019 submit the following to BCSH director Kenneth Stern – kstern@bard.edu – with a copy to Danielle Riou, Associate Director of the Human Rights Project – riou@bard.edu

  • An essay of between 250 and 500 words, describing your interest in the subject of hate, and explaining how attendance at the conference would benefit your studies or other interests.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript.

If you have any questions, please contact Kenneth Stern at kstern@bard.edu or at 718-503-4441.

From the Conference website:

The Fifth International Conference on Hate Studies is one of the leading interdisciplinary academic forums on hate, related social problems, and ways to create socially just and inclusive communities. It convenes leading academics from around the world, journalists, law enforcement personnel, educators, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, human rights experts, community organizers, activists and others to discuss hatred and ways to engage communities with justice. We anticipate richly interdisciplinary, cross-sector participation from international, national, and regional audiences. The lessons learned and plans which emerge will help educators, researchers, advocates and others better analyze and combat hatred in its various manifestations to lead to communities being committed to peace, human rights, and justice.

 
The theme of this conference is Building Peace through Dialogue, Kindness, and Forgiveness. Papers analyzing this theme from different theoretical or disciplinary lenses are invited such as those from history, communications, psychology, social psychology, evolutionary psychology, anthropology, sociology, criminal justice, law, biology, business, economics, theology, religious studies, political science, literature, philosophy, education, and others. Papers are also invited that provide best practices, organizational structures, and examples of social change and creating peace related to the theme.