Sustainable Peace Conference in Fall 2019, Call for Submissions Now Open

Sustainable Peace Conference in Fall 2019, Call for Submissions Now Open

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The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies announces plans for an interdisciplinary conference, “Building Sustainable Peace: Ideas, Evidence, Strategies,” to be held November 8-10, 2019, on the Notre Dame campus.

The conference grows out of the Institute’s five-year strategic plan, launched in 2018, which emphasizes an Institute-wide commitment to enhancing cutting-edge peace studies research and practice. The three-day conference will bring together multidisciplinary scholars, educators, practitioners, and graduate students working in the peace studies field.

Confirmed keynote speakers for the conference include: John Paul Lederach, Professor Emeritus of International Peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute; Séverine Autesserre, Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University; Sujatha Baliga, Director of the Restorative Justice Project and Just Beginnings Collaborative Fellow at Impact Justice, and Sergio Jaramillo, Colombia’s Former High Commissioner of Peace and Colombian Ambassador to Belgium.

The conference content will be organized around four key themes: understanding violence, peacemaking, confronting injustice, and building peaceful societies.

The conference planning committee welcomes the submission of proposals for single paper presentations, organized panels, and roundtables that focus on one of the conference’s four themes and that engage with cutting-edge peace research or practice. The planning committee is particularly interested in submissions that explore tensions and/or synergies between theory and practice, the field and the classroom, and the different local, national, regional, and global orientations towards peace.

Select papers from the conference will be considered for publication in an edited volume following the conference.

Proposals are due by May 1, 2019. General registration for the conference will open in Summer 2019.

View the full call for submissions

The conference planning committee includes seven Kroc Institute faculty members: Asher Kaufman, Professor of History, John M. Regan, Jr. Director; Erin Corcoran, Executive Director; David Anderson Hooker, Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding; Caroline Hughes, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Chair in Peace Studies; Ann Mische, Associate Professor of Sociology and Peace Studies; Laurie Nathan, Professor of the Practice of Mediation and Mediation Program Director; and Ernesto Verdeja, Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies.


About the Kroc Institute

The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, is one of the world’s leading centers for the study of the causes of violent conflict and strategies for sustainable peace.

Questions? Contact Ariane Woodworth, Conference Program Coordinator, at [email protected].

Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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