Center for Justice and Social & Behavioral Research Conferences

Upcoming Conferences and Events

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Past Conferences and Events

Thomas Barnett

September 2013

Tiffin University School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the upcoming speaker Thomas P.M. Barnett, Chief Analyst at Wikistrat, as well as Contributing Editor for Esquire Magazine.

Thomas Barnett will be speaking on behalf of his book Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First century on American Foreign Policy.

John Fabian Witt- Lincoln's Code Conference

April, 2013

Professor John F Witt from the Yale School of Law visited Tiffin University to speak on behalf of his most recent book Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History on April 19. 2013.

Lincoln's Code: The Laws Of War in American History was a New York Times Notable Book in 2012. Professor Witt was also awarded the 2012 Bancroft Prize for Excellence in History Writing, one of the most prestigious annual honors for historians. Additionally in 2012, Professor Witt was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for his project on the laws of war in American history.

The book takes a look at American military history, beginning with the Revolutionary War, through present day, while examining how Abraham Lincoln used the laws of war to further his goals of emancipation, which ended slavery.

Additional works by Professor Witt include: Patriots and Cosmopolitans: Hidden Histories of American Law and The Accidental Republic: Crippled Workingmen, Destitute Widows and The Remaking of American Law.

Adam Mazo- Coexist Conference

January 2013

Adam Mazo, the executive producer and director of the documentary Coexist, visited Tiffin University January 31- February 1st, 2013. Tiffin University hosted a free screening of the documentary at the Ritz Theatre in Tiffin, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Adam Mazo.

Mazo traveled to Rwanda in 2006 to study and film the country's reconciliation efforts. His documentary has been featured at film festivals, high schools, conferences and universities worldwide. It tells the stories of the 1994 Rwandan genocide survivors as they search for way to coexist with their loved one's murderer's.

The overall mission of Coexist is to advance violence reduction, conflict transformation efforts, and community health by providing tools that build social-emotional skills, promote reflection and discussion, teach deep listening, and foster positive action by youth in their communities.

For more information about Adam Mazo and the documentary Coexist, visit

International Criminal Justice Development Conference

September 13-15, 2012

The goal of the International Criminal Justice Development Conference is to bring together people with varying expertise who can assist Tiffin University in identifying core competency areas and with curriculum development for a credible master-level program in international policing.  This type of program is important because, though there are excellent training programs for international police officers, there is little in the way of graduate education.