International CRE Summit 2015

International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE)

Human Rights and Conflict Resolution: Tensions and Opportunities

June 17 – 22, 2015
Hosted by The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution,
George Mason University,
Arlington, Virginia, USA


Registration Information

  • Conference Costs (.pdf) – Discounted rates available for college students with valid I.D. and workshop presenters.
  • Click Here to Register Online
  • Presenters and Students require a code in order to register and receive the reduced rates. Registration is non-refundable. You may substitute someone if you are not able to attend.
  • Questions? – Email GMU at

Program Schedule

  • Wed & Thurs, June 17 – 18, 2015   Pre-Conference Trainings
  • Fri & Sat, June 19 – 20, 2015   Main Conference (Keynotes & Workshops)
  • Sun & Mon, June 21 – 22, 2015   Seminar for Colleges & Universities Developing Peace and Conflict Studies Programs

Keynote Speakers (June 19 – 20, 2015)Details available here (.pdf)

  • Luis Moreno Ocampo, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
  • Suraya Sadeed, Executive Director, Help the Afghan Children; Author, Forbidden Lessons in a Kabul Guesthouse
  • Dr. Hal Saunders, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State; Director of International Affairs, Kettering Foundation; Former President, International Institute for Sustained Dialogue
  • Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Assistant Executive Secretary, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Coordinates the work of the Office of the Rapporteur on the Rights of Women
  • Kay Pranis, Restorative Justice Trainer and Author of Circle Forward: Building a Restorative School Community

Pre-Conference Trainings (June 17 – 18, 2015, 9:00a.m.-5p.m.)

Main Conference Workshops

June 17 – 18, 2015 Seminar for Colleges and Universities Developing Peace and Conflict Studies Programs

Special Events

Planning Committee:

Travel Information

Event Overview: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict are partnering with schools, colleges, universities and governmental and non-governmental organizations around the globe to host the next International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) in Arlington, Virginia.

The 2015 conference builds upon prior conferences in 2004 – 2014 in Ohio and Virginia, which brought together government representatives from among the 50 states and around the globe and their non-governmental organization partners who have legislation or policies in conflict resolution education and related fields. The annual audience includes college/university educators and students, K-12 educators, prevention specialists, and state, local, national and international policy makers. Conference and meeting publications from 6 of the conferences are available at :

Questions? Please contact George Mason University at 1-703-993-1300 or e-mail Jennifer Batton, Conference Coordinator at