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Baker Peace Conference

About the Baker Peace Conference

The Baker Peace Conference is an annual event that brings together a diverse group of leading experts to discuss a significant national or international issue related to peace.

The first Baker Peace Conference took place in 1988, six years after the late Dr. John C. Baker, the University's president from 1945-62, and his wife, Elizabeth, established the John and Elizabeth Baker Peace Studies Endowment to encourage the education of students and the general public in the means by which peace can be established and maintained throughout the world. The Baker Conferences are jointly sponsored by the Contemporary History Institute and the Baker Peace Studies Program.

All events are free and open to the public. Institute students participate in these conferences and are involved in helping to organize them.

Conferences

Recent News about Baker Peace Conference

Stavridis Discusses National Security Risks, Opportunities at Baker Peace Conference

Admiral (ret.) James Stavridis at the Baker Peace ConferenceAdm. (ret.) James Stavridis opened the 2019 Baker Peace Conference with the keynote address “21st Century: Risk and Opportunities.” Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe from 2009 to 2013, Stavridis discussed the security challenges facing the United States and highlighted what opportunities exist for the nation to create security. In the category […]

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Posted on 04/03/2019

2019 Baker Peace Conference To Focus on International Cooperation and World Order Since 1945

Adm. (ret.) James Stavridis, portraitBy Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer Associate Professor of History & Director of the Contemporary History Institute The Contemporary History Institute hosts the 2019 Baker Peace Conference on March 28-29, 2019. Our theme this year is “Temple of Peace? International Cooperation and World Order since 1945.” The keynote is at 7:30 pp.m. […]

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Posted on 02/19/2019

2019 Baker Peace Conference To Focus on International Cooperation and World Order Since 1945

Adm. (ret.) James Stavridis, portraitBy Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer Associate Professor of History & Director of the Contemporary History Institute The Contemporary History Institute hosts the 2019 Baker Peace Conference on March 28-29, 2019. Our theme this year is “Temple of Peace? International Cooperation and World Order since 1945.” With this conference, we hope to […]

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Posted on 11/26/2018

OHIO Today Quotes Trauschweizer on Baker Peace Conference’s 30 Years

Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer, portraitOHIO Today marked the 30th anniversary of the Baker Peace Conference with a story headline “Daring to dialogue.” The theme for the 2018 Baker Peace Conference on March 22 and 23 was “Populism, the Press, and the Election of 2016.” The keynote speakers and panelists examined the upsurge of populism […]

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Posted on 06/29/2018

Baker Keynote Speaker Argues for More Meaningful Political Conversations

Ken P. Stern talks at the 2018 Baker Peace Conference.The 2018 Baker Peace Conference dealt with the subject of modern populism and how the media, academics, and other analysts have interpreted its role in the U.S. election of 2016 and world politics in general. Keynote speaker Ken P. Stern discussed his book Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal […]

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Posted on 04/13/2018

Baker Peace Conference: Populism, the Press, and Election, March 22, 23

Ken P. Stern, portraitThe theme for the 2018 Baker Peace Conference on March 22 and 23 is “Populism, the Press, and the Election of 2016.” The keynote speakers and panelists will examine the upsurge of populism during the 2016 presidential election in the United States as well as elsewhere in the world. The […]

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Posted on 03/01/2018

Baker Peace Conference | Communism: Reflections on a Violent Century, March 23-24

CCCP logo with hammer and sickleThe Contemporary History Institute and the Baker Peace Studies program present the 2017 Baker Peace Conference, “Communism: Reflections on a Violent Century,” on March 23 and 24. This conference will examine what we have learned from Communism during the century since the Bolshevik seizure of power in Russia in 1917. […]

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Posted on 03/01/2017

2016 Baker Peace Conference Focuses on Middle East, March 24-25

Bohemian patternThe 2016 Baker Peace Conference at Ohio University “History, War, and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East” is March 24 & 25. The conference focuses on the Middle East, from World War I to the present time. These events are free and open to the public. Keynote Address Thursday March […]

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Posted on 03/02/2016

Baker Peace Panel | Making Sense of Today’s Middle East, March 25

Bohemian patternThe 2016 Baker Peace Conference features a panel on Making Sense of Today’s Middle East on Friday, March 25, at 3 p.m. in Baker Ballroom A, The theme of the 2016 conference, held March 24 and 25 at Ohio University, is “History, War, and the Shaping of the Modern Middle […]

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Posted on 03/02/2016

Baker Peace Panel | Iraq, Saudi Arabia, & the U.S. During the Cold War, March 25

Bohemian patternThe 2016 Baker Peace Conference features a panel on Iraq, Saudi Arabia, & the U.S. during the Cold War on Friday, March 25, at 1 p.m. in Baker Ballroom A, The theme of the 2016 conference, held March 24 and 25 at Ohio University, is “History, War, and the Shaping of […]

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Posted on 03/02/2016