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Peace as a Global Language
Third Annual Conference in September, 2004

Announcement for Peace as a Global Language Conference The following information about the upcoming "Peace as a Global Language" Conference in Kyoto was originally posted to the JALTTALK listserv by Dr. John T. Denny of Kyoto University. For more information about the conference, please contact him at kyotopgl2004@yahoo.com, or go directly to the conference Web pages at www.eltcalendar.com/pgl2004.

The "Peace as a Global Language" Conference will be held September 24th, 25th and 26th, 2004, at the Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University, in Kyoto, Japan.The "Peace as a Global Language" Conference (PGL) invites educators, students, activists and others interested in peace and global studies to submit presentation proposals to their third annual conference. They especially welcome presentations that include innovative teaching/learning approaches developed on the following general themes:

Global issues
Human rights
Alternative Education
Multicultural issues
Teaching/learning issues
International/comparative studies

Session formats include, but are not limited to; panel discussions, workshops, research presentations, slide/video shows, and poster sessions. Submissions which indicate progressive presentations methods are encouraged, and there are two basic formats: seven or eight of the above topics will be chosen to form 5-person moderated panel sessions lasting 2 hours each, with each panelist speaking briefly, allowing maximum time for interactive discussion; the alternative format will be through concurrent sessions of 1-hour in length, with individual or joint presentations encouraged.

Here are the specifications for submitting a PGL III proposal:

1. name(s), postal address(es), telephone/fax number and email addresses
2. language of presentation- Japanese, English or bilingual
3. title of presentation (less than 45 Japanese letters or 15 English words)
4. summary of presentation (less than 150 Japanese letters or 50 English words)
5. presentation type- workshop, lecture with Q&A, demonstration, panel, poster session or alternative
6. preferred length of the session- part of a 5-person 2-hour panel or 1-hour concurrent session
7. preferred presentation day- Friday, Saturday or Sunday

The deadline for submission of proposals is March 15, 2004, and notification of decisions will be made by about April 30, 2004. All submissions should be sent by e-mail to:

Dr. John T. Denny
Kyoto University

Anyone interested in distributing posters to raise awareness of this event can get the original artwork at www.geocities.com/kyotopgl2004/pgl3poster.jpg.

Announcement by Dr. John T. Denny
Kyoto University

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