Honors Conference

Purpose
The purpose of the annual Richland College Honors Conference is to enrich the academic lives of all Richland College students.

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the Richland Honors Program will host its fourth annual conference. The topic this year is Peacebuilding.

"Peacebuilding is based on knowledge, skills, and attitudes that can be learned. As such, everyone can be a peacebuilder. There are many roles involved, and young people can make important contributions to building peace in today’s world." https://www.usip.org/public-education/educators/peacebuilding-toolkit-educatorshttps://www.usip.org/

The conference will be held in Sabine Hall, rooms 117 and 118. Individual students and groups of students interested in presenting for ten to fifteen minutes at the conference should completethis proposal form and submit it by email to GeriFlores@dcccd.edu or in person (El Paso Hall, room 056--Honors Program Offices) by February 9, 2018. You will be notified by email if your presentation is accepted. Questions? Contact Kathleen Stephens, Honors Program Coordinator, via email at kstephens@dcccd.edu or by phone at 972-238-6938.
 
Tentative conference schedule:
 
9:30 to 10:50 am (SH 117 and 118)            Student Presentations
 
11:00 am (SH 118)                                          Plenary Speaker (TBA)
 
12:30 pm (SH 118)                                          Keynote Speaker, Professor Rick Halperin. 

Professor Halperin is Director of the Southern Methodist University Embrey Human Rights Program (www.smu.edu/humanrights ), and teaches courses at SMU including America's Dilemma: The Struggle for Human Rights; America and the Age of Genocide; and America Enraged: From Brown to Watergate, 1954-1974. Halperin has served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA from 1989-1995, and from 2004-2009; he served as Chair of the Board from 1992-1993 and again from 2005-2007. He is also a member of the National Death Penalty Advisory Committee, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (serving as President from 2000-2006 and from 2007-2008).
 
2:00 to 3:20 pm (SH 117 and 118)             Student Presentations