PEACE & LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015 | Student Center | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As the world is becoming increasingly interconnected, interdependent and diverse, there is a greater need for new leaders who can address the issues of our time. At a time of uncertainty and not having clear answers, new skills of leadership and new understandings are required in creating peaceful communities that are just, compassionate and sustainable.
FREE to Coast Community College District students (GWC, CCC, OCC)
Other students: $10 pre-registered / $20 at the door
Faculty, Staff and Community: $25 pre-registered / $35 at the door
Jess Markt -An international wheelchair basketball coach and consultant specialized in organizing leagues and training players in developing countries. His efforts have transformed the young lives in Afghanistan, India, Cambodia and Palestine: read more...
Daryl Davis –Musician, author, actor and bandleader, known for his energetic style of Boogie-
woogie piano. His efforts to improve race relations, in which as an African-American he engaged with members of the Ku Klux Klan, have been reported on by media such as CNN and The Washington Post. read more...
Lisa Shultz - Is the recipient of the 2015 GWC Peace Award. She is the founder of the international online artistic creative community, TheWhole9.com and The Peace Project, with the help of a network of 500 medical professionals, members of the disabled community and concerned citizens, distributed 10,000 pairs of crutches across the war zone areas of Africa on September 21, 2011, World Peace Day. read more...
Prakash Bista, A sophomore from Soka University and one of the Orange County's 100 Most Influential People in 2014 by Orange County Register is a social entrepreneur. He has led the residents of his village, Lalu (in Nepal), to build the village's first service-oriented non-profit school. Prakash knows that the world is not fair for the children in the most remote parts of the world, so he is committed to provide innovative educational opportunities to the children in these regions. read more...
Tony Damico - received a Master’s in Communication Studies from CSU, Long Beach and his BA in Organizational Communication at Western Kentucky University. He competed in and coached competitive speech and debate, known as Forensics, for 13 years, winning national and international championships, both as a competitor and a coach. He teaches at Long Beach City College and Mt San Antonio College, and works with non-profits in Long Beach. His non-profit work involves three projects that he co-founded: The Long Beach Time Exchange, (where members use a currency called time credits to exchange skills and services) Shift Long Beach(create and support consciousness-raising events) , and Long Beach Fresh. He was recently awarded the LB Post’s “40 Under 40” award for his collaborative contributions to the city. He also curates a quarterly music event called Beat Theatre.
Whitney McIntyre Miller joined the Graduation Leadership Programs faculty at Chapman University as an Assistant Professor in August of 2014. Prior to coming to Chapman University, she was an Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership at Northern Kentucky University. She received her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego, and holds masters degrees in International Development and Social Work, as well as a bachelor degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. McIntyre Miller centers her research around peace leadership and issues of community development and leadership, with a particular focus on post-conflict societies. She teaches PhD courses on Leading from Within, Global Leadership, and Grounded Theory and masters courses on Leading for Emerging Social Issues and Leadership in Popular Culture. Dr. McIntyre Miller has researched and worked in Sierra Leone and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and has also lived in Russia. She has traveled to over 40 countries for work, study, and leisure.
She has also worked in the areas of international development, refugee return and resettlement, nonviolence, elections monitoring, and community development. Dr. McIntyre Miller takes an active role in international education and global study, and has led several study abroad programs and is an active alumna with the Institute of Shipboard Education’s Semester at Sea program. Dr. McIntyre Miller is a member of the International Leadership Association and is a co-convener of its Peace Leadership Affinity Group, the Community Development Society and is the co-chair of its International Committee, and the Peace and Justice Studies Association.
This conference sponsored by the Peace Studies Program in partnership with Associated Students and Intercultural Program.