Global Conflict: It’s Not Just About War

Conflict is part of the global landscape in which we live. The symposium addressed the causes, variety, and consequences, as well as explored the possible solutions to global conflict.

John Findley Green Foundation Speaker: James A. Baker III, 61st Secretary of State and 67th Secretary of the Treasury

Plenary Speakers

Brigadier General MacFarland, Deputy Commanding General, Combined Arms Center — Leader, Development and Education.

Antoine Rutayisire, Pastor

Carolyn Forché, Award-winning Poet of Witness and Human Rights Advocate

Sean Gourley, Oxford University PhD in physics, Rhodes Scholar, Decathlete and founder of Quid entrepreneurial technology tools firm, National Churchill Museum Speaker Series.

Breakout Sessions Speakers

Dr. Edward Curtis, Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts & Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Dr. W Christopher King, Dean of Academics, US Army Command and General Staff College.

Dr. Robert Hansen, Director of the Emerson Center for Leadership and Service, Westminster College.

David J. Smith, JD, National Educational Outreach Officer, United States Institute of Peace

Tom Dobbins, WC Director of Budgeting & Financial Controls, 1993 U.S. Naval Academy Graduate, and former Captain in the U.S. Marines
Helen Brady, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY.)

Steven Starr, University of Missouri Center on Nuclear Issues and Science

Jay Antle, Johnson County Community College, Department of History.

Dr Jan Weaver, Director, University of Missouri Environmental Studies.

Emily O’Brien, M.Phil. International Relations, University of Oxford.

Student Refugee Panel: Wesminster College Alumni International Students: Khizir Aydamirov (Chechnya, Russian Federation), Tecber Ahmed Saleh (Western Sahara), Marianne Bampire (Rwanda), Khin Chan Mye “Jue Jue” Min Thu (Burma) moderated by Dr. Sam Goodfellow, Professor and Chair, Department of History, Westminster College

Eric Coppenger ’98, Robert Hamilton ’65 and Eric Meusch ’89, Derick Dailey ’11, Eyob Demeke ’10,  Behe Bekera ‘11, Derrick Jensen, Kevin Grissom, Laura Parrot are Westminster College Alumni.