The Second International Conference on Hate Studies


Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding the Nature of Hate, Crafting Models for Combating Hatred, and Implications for Practice

April 6-9, 2011, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, Airway Heights, Washington, USA, 509.313.3665

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The Second International Conference on Hate Studies builds upon the successful 2004 initial conference.

We will explore this year's theme through four main areas: Education, Research, Practice, and Advocacy.

The conference convenes leading academics from multiple disciplines from around the world, law enforcement personnel, journalists, educators, representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations, human rights experts, community organizers, activists, and others to discuss hatred from multiple perspectives.

The conference includes keynote addresses, special sessions, workshops, panels, and paper presentations across theoretical and disciplinary lenses.

Our featured speakers include:

  • Izzeldin Abuelaish- Michael and Amira Dan Professor in Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and author of I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity
  • Keith Aoki - Professor, University of California at Davis School of Law
  • Steven Bender - James & Ilene Hershner Professor and Director of Portland Programs, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Barbara Perry - Associate Professor and Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Hannah Rosenthal - Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, U.S. Department of State
  • Kenneth Stern - Specialist on Anti-Semitism and Extremism, American Jewish Committee
  • Charlene Teters (Slum Tah, Spokane Nation) - Professor, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe; subject of documentary film In Whose Honor

The lessons learned and plans which emerge will help educators, researchers, law enforcement, advocates, and others to better analyze and combat hatred in its previous manifestations.

Conference registration is available now (payment by VISA or MC credit/debit card or by check only). All presenters and attendees must register to participate.

Conference Dinner: Members of the Gonzaga community and the public may join the Conference presenters and attendees for the Conference Dinner with featured speaker Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish. Pre-registration and payment are required.

Lodging Reservations at the conference site, the Northern Quest Resort and Casino, are also available. To make reservations, call 1-877-871-6772 (ask for the "Hate Studies Conference rate").

Spokane Information including travel, food, sightseeing, and more can be found through the Spokane Visitors' Bureau.

Sponsorship support for the Second International Conference on Hate Studies comes from the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, the Northern Quest Resort and Casino, the Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium, the Providence Center for Faith and Healing, and the following units at Gonzaga University: the School of Law, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Education, the School of Professional Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Center for Global Engagement, the Office of Student Life, the Unity Multicultural Education Center, and the Canadian Studies Committee. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

NOTE: The Institute cannot provide financial support for conference attendance or participation. All expenses - including conference registration fee, travel, accommodations, meals (those not included in the conference fee) are the responsibility of the presenters and attendees.

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