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Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self

2016 Summit - April 27th - 30th

Madison Union Ballroom - James Madison University


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hotel Pickup 9:30 AM

Pre-Summit Sessions (preregistration required)

10:00-12:00 @ Madison Union 400. "The Power and Skills of International Interracial Dialogue" Screening of American Textures with the Director

10:00-12:00 @ Madison Union 306.  Overview of project development and program evaluation, learn about how to design projects and measure outcomes.

1:00 - 5:00 Meet at Madison Union Loading Dock.  Visit to Radical Roots local organic farm.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions are in the Madison Union Ballroom.

7:45 a.m.  

Hotel Pickup

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.  

Greetings, Updates, and Plans: Past, Present, and Future 

9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Scholar Panel / Discussion: Caring Democracy and the Sustainable Self


Riane Eisler, J.D., Ph.D.(h)
President, Center for Partnership Studies
Director, Caring Economy Campaign and Co-Founder, SAIV; Editor in Chief, Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies
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Douglas Fry, Ph.D.
Professor & Head, Department of Anthropology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Co-Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research

Lester Kurtz, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, George Mason University
Editor, Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict
Past Chair, Peace Studies Association
"Rights and Duties, Children and Gender: Partnership and Dominator Models"
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Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, University of Notre Dame
Editor, Journal of Moral Education
Project Co-Director, The Self, Motivation, and Virtue
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10:45 - 11:00 a.m.


11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

















Practitioner Panel / Discussion: Caring Democracy and the Sustainable Self

Community leaders will discuss the missions and activities of their respective organizations across the five thematic areas of the Summit Series:

Human Rights
Ms. Elizabeth Girvan
Executive Director, Skyline Literacy

Ms. Lee O’Neill
Founder, Radical Roots Community Farm

Global Education
Mr. Boris Ozuna
Director, Harrisonburg International Festival

Conflict Resolution
Mr. Tim Ruebke
Executive Director, FairField Center 

Religious and Cultural Understanding
Ms. Rebecca Sprague
Church World Service
Immigration and Refugee Program

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 

Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Wave I and Wave II Working Group Processes and Goals

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Wave I and Wave II Working Groups: Facilitation and Discussion (breaks as needed)

4:00 - 4:15 p.m.


4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Brief Reflection and Friday Preparation

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.|

Reception Madison Union 256

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.|






Keynote Dinner and Presentation by the IBAVI’s Sustainable Visions and Values Award Recipient, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Dr. Cecilia Christersson from Malmö University in Sweden.

Among many other leadership roles, Dr. Christersson served as Chair of the Steering Committee for the UNESCO Education for All (EFA) Conference in Tanzania, Africa (April, 2015), which is highly aligned with Summit Series goals (see

8:30 p.m.

Return to Hotel

Friday, April 29, 2016

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions are in the Madison Union Ballroom.

8:30 a.m. 

Hotel Pickup

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Orientation to Wave I Working Group Presentation and Outcomes

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Wave I Project Overview: Tracks A (Madison Union 405) and B (Madison Union Ballroom) (Session 1)

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.


11:15 - 12:45 p.m.

Wave I Project Overview: Tracks A (Madison Union 405) and B (Madison Union Ballroom) (Session 2)

12:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Lunch and Panel  How and Why to Cultivate the Globally Sustainable Self: Interdisciplinary and International Visions and Values

Welcome by JMU President Jonathan Alger

Chair/Host: Sharon Lovell, Ph.D.
Dean, James Madison University College of Health and Behavioral Studies

Introductions: Cheryl Alyssa Welsh
President, James Madison University Graduate Student Association

Panel Scholars:

Social Change
Randall Amster, J.D., Ph.D.
Program on Justice and Peace, Georgetown University

John Dirkx, Ph.D.
Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University

Global Education
Teresa Harris, Ph.D.
College of Education, James Madison University

Charles Hopkins
Chair, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Human/Gender Rights
Shagufa Kapadia, Ph.D.
Women's Studies Research Center at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India

2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Wave I and Wave II Project Working Group Discussions (breaks as needed)

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Review and Reflections

4:15 p.m.

Return to Hotel

5:15 p.m.

Hotel Pickup and Dinner Transportation (Local/JMU participants can also ride bus to Mary Baldwin; meet at Hampton Inn by 5:15)

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Reception at Mary Baldwin College Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement

7:00 p.m.

Dinner on your own in Staunton

9:30 p.m.

Board buses to return to Hotel

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Madison Union Ballroom

9:00 a.m.

Hotel Pickup

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Planning and Next Steps: Toward 2017 and Beyond

11:30 a.m.

Summit Conclusion/Airport Transport       

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