Center’s Annual Conference to Consider Challenges to Nonviolence: Practical and Theoretical

Center’s Annual Conference to Consider Challenges to Nonviolence: Practical and Theoretical

1/27/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University will hold its first conference, titled “Considering the Challenges to Nonviolence: Practical and Theoretical,” on March 28 in the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the AU campus.

The conference will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Brimlow, associate professor of philosophy at St. John Fisher College and author of “What About Hitler?” Brimlow, who received a Ph.D. from University of Rochester and his B.A. from Fordham University, will consider the challenge about nonviolence in the face of injustice.

Dr. Craig Hovey, executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, said the Center plans to make this conference an annual event.

“ACN's first conference aims to respond seriously to challenges, questions and objections to nonviolence,” Hovey said. “Although the concept of nonviolence is often considered only in relation to political and international matters, we will also host presentations that consider the challenges to nonviolence in the nation, in communities, in families and in personal relationships.

Hovey said the conference is interdisciplinary and will consider challenges from a variety of areas, whether practical or theoretical, such as religion, business, education, the social sector (e.g. family), arts and entertainment, government and media.

The conference features an early bird rate of $50 per person through Jan. 31 with a regular rate of $65 per person after the Jan. 31 date. For students, there is an early bird rate of $15 per person through Jan. 31 and a regular rate of $25 per person after the Jan. 31 date.

The conference fee includes lunch and access to all sessions, exhibits and conference materials. All fees are nonrefundable after Feb. 28. Cancellation prior to Feb. 28 will incur a $15 processing charge per registration.

Those wanting to register for the conference should go to: https://www.ashland.edu/cas/ashland-center-nonviolence/acn-conference-2015.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###