The first Teaching Peace Conference on April 15, 2005 was held in the traditional format with a key-note address, workshop strands and concurrent break-out workshop sessions.  Marc Herold, Professor of Economic and Women's Studies at the University of New Hampshire, delivered the key-note address entitled, “War as ‘Edsel’: The Marketing and Consumption of Modern American Wars.” pubpages.unh.edu/~mwherold/page_body.htm.

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We provided 5 workshop strands:

· Creating Cultures of Peace

· Environmental Peace

· The Effects of Modern War

· Personal Peace

· Curriculum for Teaching Peace

in which scholars and community members presented individual sessions that included topics such as:

· Building a Department of Peace

· Remembering the Forgotten UN Decade for International   Peace (2000-2010)

· Putting a Human Face on “Collateral Damage”

· Teaching Students to Recognize and Resist War Propaganda

· Using Documentary Film to Teach the Effects of War·Seeking Peaceful Solutions to Environmental Problems

· Do Emotions Belong in 21st Century Classrooms and How Does Personal Peace Find Its Way?

· Creating Inner Peace

· Teaching Peace

· Modeling Peace in the Classroom and Beyond.