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WHO and University of Cambridge Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014

Conference Programme

Download the PDF Programme of the Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014 

 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 

King's College,

Cambridge

Reception & Welcome                                                                                       

All day

Scott's Building

Arrival and Registration 

19:00 - 21:00

Dining Hall

Reception and Welcome Dinner


Thursday, 18 September 2014 

King's College,

Cambridge                                                                                 

Conference Day 1              

Chair: Alexander Butchart

World Health Organization, Coordinator of the Violence and Injury                                       

09:00 - 09:30

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Welcome and Objectives 

Jeremy Sanders

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Institutional Affairs at the University of Cambridge

Etienne Krug

Director of the Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability at the WHO

Manuel Eisner

Deputy Director of the Institute of Criminology and Director of the Violence Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

 

09:30 - 10:00

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Where Do We Want to Get and How? Outlining the Challenges

Alexander Butchart

World Health Organization, Coordinator of the Violence and Injury Prevention Unit

 

10:00 - 10:30

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Linking Developmental Science and Prevention Research to Intervene More Effectively in Child Development

Theresa Betancourt

Harvard University, Associate Professor of Child Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, Director of the Research Program and Children and Global Adversity

10:30 - 10:45

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Discussion 

10:45 - 11:15

Chetwynd Room 

Coffee Break 

11:15 - 11:45

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Reducing Child Abuse: Tackling the Challenges in High Violence Societies 

Bernadette Madrid 

University of Philippines, Director of the Child Protection Unit; Philippine General Hospital, Executive Director of the Child Protection Network Foundation

11:45 - 12:15

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Global Strategies to Reduce Violence Against Children

David Finkelhor

University of New Hampshire, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Crimes Against Children Research Centre, Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory

12:15 - 12:45

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Global Strategies to Reduce Violence Against Women

Rachel Jewkes

Medical Research Council, Director of the Gender and Health Research Unit 

12:45 - 13:00

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Discussion 

13:00 - 14:30

Dining Hall

Standing Buffet with Poster Presentations from Bursary Scholars 

14:30 - 16:30

TBC

Thematic Sessions

  1. Creating and Using the Global Evidence Base for Violence Reduction
  2. Building Violence Prevention Research Capacity
  3. Reducing Sexual Abuse of Children and Adolescents 
  4. Reducing Violence in Public Space
  5. Promoting Good Governance and Civil Society
  6. Reducing Organised Forms of Violence

16:30 -17:00

Chetwynd Room 

Coffee Break

17:00 - 17:30

Keynes Lecture Theatre

From Universal Mechanisms to Evidence-Based Violence Reduction 

Manuel Eisner

University of Cambridge, Deputy Director of the Institute of Criminology, Professor of Comparative and Developmental Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Director of the Violence Research Centre

17:30 - 18:00

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Discussion

19:30 - 22:00

Dining Hall

Conference Banquet 

 

Friday, 19 September 2014

King's College,

Cambridge                                                                                  

Conference Day 2                                                                           

Chair: Manuel Eisner

Deputy Director of the Institute of Criminology and Director of the Violence Research Centre at the University of Cambridge                                                         

09:00 - 09:30

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Principles of Evidence-Based Practice for Youth Violence Prevention: Lessons from Around the World

Nancy Guerra 

University of Delaware, Director of the Institute for Global Studies 

09:30 - 10:00

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Reducing Youth Violence: Tackling the Challenges in High Violence Societies

Maria Fernanda Tourinho Peres

University of São Paulo, Professor at the Department of Preventive Medicine, Associate Researcher at the Center for the Study of Violence

10:00 - 10:15

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Discussion

10:15 - 10:45

Chetwynd Room 

Coffee Break 

10:45 - 11:15

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Preventing Civil Conflict: Effective Leadership and Good Governance

Robert Rotberg

Harvard University, Founding Director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Intrastate Conflict, President Emeritus of the World Peace Foundation, Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center

11:15 -11:45

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Promoting Justice and Making the Police More Effective

Lawrence Sherman

University of Cambridge, Director of the Institute of Criminology, Wolfson Professor of Criminology, Director of the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology, Director of the Police Executive Programme

11:45 - 12:15

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Treating Violent Offenders More Effectively: Alternatives to Punishment

Friedrich Lösel

University of Cambridge, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Criminology; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Professor of Psychology at the Institute of Psychology

12:15 - 12:30

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Discussion

12:30 - 14:00

Dining Hall

Standing Buffet

14:00 - 16:00

TBC

Thematic Sessions

  1. Global Actors: International Organisations and Private Philanthropy
  2. Scaling Up Interventions and Building Evidence-based Support Systems
  3. Reducing Intimate Partner Violence Against Women
  4. Controlling Triggers to Violence
  5. Reforming the Police Forces and Making Them Better Serve Their People
  6. What Penal Policy for Less Violent Societies?

16:00 -17:00

Keynes Lecture Theatre

Plenary Discussion: What Kind of Science is Needed for an Effective Global Violence Reduction Strategy?

 

Friday, 19 September 2014

West Road  Concert Hall, Cambridge

Public Lecture of the Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014                                              

18:30 - 19:30

West Road Concert Hall  

The Past, Present and Future of Violence

Steven Pinker

Harvard University, Johnstone Family Professor at the Department of Psychology