Henry J. Leir Luxembourg Program

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LLP-CU Conferences/Workshops

The LLP-CU offers Clark faculty the opportunity to run conferences or workshops in Luxembourg. In order to enhance relations between Clark and Luxembourg, Clark faculty members frequently pair up with contact persons from Luxembourg's academic and professional worlds. Usually, conferences or workshops run from three to four days and involve scholars and professionals from around the world. Frequently, publications emerge from these meetings, as ties among colleagues are deepened.

Conference proposal guidelines, as of 2012 (PDF) - requires faculty login.

From 2005 to 2014 alone, nineteen conferences/workshops will have brought 236 scholars to Luxembourg, scholars from Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, England, Egypt, France, Germany, Guiana in the West Indies, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the USA.

As of 2013, the LLP-CU conducts its Luxembourg workshops/conferences at The Centre de Formation et de Seminaires (CEFOS) in Remich. Occassionally, workshops and conferences may also be convened in the U.S., at The Henry J. Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, CT.

Workshops/Conferences:

Upcoming Workshops/Conferences:

June 19 to 22, 2015
"Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. and Abroad"
Conveners: Professors SunHee Kim Gertz and Betsy Huang

June 26 to 29, 2015
"Accelerating a Transition Away From Fossil-Fuels: How Should Academics Engage? And What Can Be Learned from European Experience"
Convener: Professor Halina Brown

Planned Workshops/Conferences in the Making:

2016: Professor Michael Butler on Political Science (June 17 to 20, to be confirmed)

Date TBD: "Knowledge, Practice and Innovation: The Modern Organization of the Research University", Professor Nancy Budwig, Department of Psychology.

Prior Workshop/Conference Held at The Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, CT:

October 14 to October 17, 2013
"Albert Schweitzer's Reverence for Life - Inspiration for the 21st Century (Part II)"
Co-conveners: Professor Paul Ropp, History and Professor Predrag Cicovacki, The College of The Holy Cross.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Awardee:
Tiffany Lee, IDCE.

Prior Workshops/Conferences in Luxembourg:

June 23 to 26, 2014
"Ambivalence in Intergenerational Family Relationships: New Perspectives on Methodology".
Convener: Professor Jaan Valsiner in co-operation with The University of Luxembourg and Aalborg University in Denmark.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Awardee: Kevin Carriere, Psychology Department.

July 5 to 8, 2013
"Campaign Finance and the Global Recession"
Convener: Professor Robert G. Boatright, Political Science.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Awardee:
Matthew Furman, Political Science Department.

June 28 to July 1, 2013
"Albert Schweitzer's Reverence for Life - Inspiration for the 21st Century (Part I)"
Co-conveners: Professor Paul Ropp, History and Professor Predrag Cicovacki, The College of The Holy Cross.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Awardee: Tiffany Lee, IDCE Department.

March 8 to 11, 2013
"Trauma in British and European Nationalism"
Convener: Professor Lisa Kasmer, English.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Awardee:
Kulani Panapitiya Dias, English and Psychology.

August 17 to 20, 2012
"Advancing the Psychology of Genocide and Ethnic Conflict: Integrating Social Psychological Theories and Historical Data"
Co-conveners: Professor Johanna Vollhardt, Psychology, and Professor Michal Bilewicz, University of Warsaw, Poland.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Awardee:
Lucas Mazur, Psychology.

July 22 to 25, 2011
"Global Humanities, Re-envisioned Globally"
Co-Conveners: Professor SunHee Kim Gertz, English, and Professor Chankil Park, Ewha University, Seoul, South Korea.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Awardee:
Johannes Weinreich, English Department.

March 7 to 10, 2011
"Feminist Political Ecology in View of Climate Change and a Broad Range of Environmental Crises"
Convener: Professor Dianne Rocheleau, Geography.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Awardee:
Callista Perrry, Global Environmental Studies. See Poster.

June 25 to 28, 2010
"Bilingual Education Policy and Minority Languages: Issues for the European Union and the United States"
Convener: Professor Fern Johnson, English.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Awardee:
Angela Woodmansee, English Department. See Poster.

March 4 to 7, 2010
"Friendship and The Nation: Political Emotions in the 20th Century,"
Convener: Professor Thomas Kuehne, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and Dr. Danny Kaplan, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Awardee:
Lauren Bloomberg, History Department.

The following conferences were conducted before 2009/10:

June 13 to 16, 2008
"Speaking Pictures: Reconstructuring the Visual Meaning of Dramatic Performance"
Convener: Professor Virginia Vaughan, English.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Awardee: Kate Rafey, English and Theatre Arts.

July 13 to 16, 2007
"Psychology - State of the Art"
Convener: Professor Michael Bamberg, Psychology.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Award:
Martin Dege, Psychology.

June 22 to 25, 2007
"Dialogues Within Societies: Integration of Psychology and Sociology in the Study of Everyday Lives"
Convener: Professor Jaan Valsiner, Psychology.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Award
: Dan Dan Wang, Psychology.

August 4 to 7, 2006
"Freedom and Bondage in the Atlantic World"
Co-conveners: Professor SunHee Kim Gertz, English, and Professor Alfred Hornung, University of Mainz, Germany.

June 16 to 19, 2006
"Evolution and Development"
Convener: Professor Nick Thompson, Psychology.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Award: Emily Lescak, Psychology.

May 8 to 9, 2006
"The European Constitution: A Re-examination"
Convener: Professor Gary Overvold, Philosophy.

September 4 to 7, 2005
"European Union Expansion: Land Use Change and Environmental Effects in Rural Areas"
Co-conveners: Professor Lawrence Lewis, Geography, and Dr. Lucien Hoffmann, CRP-Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourg.

June 24 to 27, 2005
"The Future of Chinese Gender Studies in Europe, Asia and the United States: Challenges of Publishing Across Disciplines and Continents"
Convener: Professor Paul Ropp, History.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Award: Rebecca Michael, Foreign Languages & Literatures.

June 18 to 21, 2005
"Enigmatic Encounters: Semiotic Theory and the Unknown; Part II"
Co-conveners: Professors Jaan Valsiner, Psychology, and SunHee Kim Gertz, English.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Award: Jean-Paul Breaux (English).
PUBLICATION: Kim Gertz, SunHee, Jaan Valsiner, Jean-Paul Breaux, eds. Semiotic Rotations: Modes of Meanings in Cultural Worlds. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2007.

February 17 to 19, 2005
"The European Constitution: Challenges & Perspectives", Part I
Co-conveners: Professor Gary Overvold, Philosophy, and Professor Lukas K. Sosoe, University of Luxembourg.

October 14 to 16, 2004
"The Economy of the Republic of Armenia and the European Union"
Convener: Professor Simon Payaslian,History.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Award: Narreh Ghazarian, Psychology.

July 3 to 6, 2004
"Enigmatic Encounters: Semiotic Theory and the Unknown; Part "I
Co-conveners: Professors Jaan Valsiner, Psychology, and SunHee Kim Gertz, English.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Award: Laura Putnam, English.

Before 2004/2005, the LLP-CU funded the following conferences/workshops/projects:

"Job and Career Security in Historical Perspective"
Convener: Professor John Brown, Economics.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Award: David Gluckman, Economics.
PUBLICATION: Mitch, David, John Brown, and Marco H.D. van Leeuwen, eds. Origins of the Modern Career. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2004.

"Ancient Roman Mosaics: Paths Through the Classical Mind, Part II"
Co-conveners: Professor SunHee Kim Gertz, English and Professor Charles Ternes, Centre Universitaire,Luxembourg.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Award: Stacie Swoboda, English.
PUBLICATION: Ternes, Charles, ed. Ancient Roman Mosaics: Paths through the classical mind. Luxembourg: Imprimerie Linden, 2002.

"Heuristics and Values: Towards Methodological Integration"
Co-conveners: Professors Roger Bibace and Jaan Valsiner, Psychology.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Award: Talia Lapushin, Psychology.

"Ancient Roman Mosaics: Paths Through the Classical Mind, Part I"
Co-conveners: Professor SunHee Kim Gertz,English and Professor Charles Ternes, Centre Universitaire,Luxembourg.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Award:
Meagan Dexter, English.

"Refiguring Latin American Cinema in a Global Context"
Convener: Professor Marvin D'Lugo, Foreign Languages and Literatures.
The Henry J. Leir Student Conference Participation Award: Maria Amaral, Foreign Languages & Literatures.

"Boy's Emotionality: Between Childhood and Adolescence"
Convener: Professor Michael Bamberg,Psychology.
PUBLICATION: Bamberg, Michael, Anna De Fina, and Deborah Schiffrin, eds. Selves and Identities in Narrative Discourse. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2007.

"Feminism, Discourse and Psychology"
Convener: Professor Rachel Falmagne, Psychology.

"Follow-up on Understanding Aids Conference"
Convener: Professor Roger Bibace, Psychology.

"Organizations, Managers, and Design"
Convener: Professor Edward Ottensmeyer, Graduate School of Management.

"Ethnicity and Conflict"
Convener: Professor Ortwin Renn, Environmental Studies.
PUBLICATION: Klinke, Andreas, Ortwin Renn, and Jean-Paul Lehners, eds. Ethnic Conflicts and Civil Society: Proposals for a New Era in Eastern Europe. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Company, 1997.

"Feeling and Knowing"
Convener: Professor James Laird, Psychology.

"Russian Military Conversion Workshop"
Convener: Tom Massey, College of Professional and Continuing Education.

"Technology and the Composer"
Convener: Professor Linda Dusman, Visual Arts and Performing Arts.

"Documentary Dimensions in Film"
Convener: Professor Dana Benelli, Visual Arts and Performing Arts.

"Roman Religions in Gallia Belgica and the Germaniae"
Convener: Professor Paul Burke, Foreign Languages & Literatures.

"Weimar Cinema"
Convener: Professor Walter Schatzberg, Foreign Languages & Literatures.
PUBLICATION: Schatzberg, Walter, and Uli Jung. Filmkultur zur Zeit der Weimarer Republik. Muenchen: K.G. Saur, 1992.

"Women, Politics and Public Voice in the New Europe"
Convener: Professor Rachel Falmagne, Government.

PROJECT: "Exchange of High School Teachers from Worcester and Luxembourg City" (Education).

"Understanding AIDS"
Convener: Professor Roger Bibace, Psychology.

"Responsibilities in the Transfer of Hazardous Technologies Environmental Studies"
Convener: Professor Ortwin Renn, Environmental Studies.