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Is this so far-fetched?This is a Panel for the Annual Congress of the European Consortium for Political Research, which will be held in Prague from 7-10 September 2016. Further details of the conference can be found here.  

Chair: Prof Tim Jacoby, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. Discussant: Prof Richard Jackson, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago.

This panel seeks to present alternative political explanations of violence – an attempt to get towards what Chris Cramer has called “the relations of force rather than just choices of violence‟. Papers might look critically at representations of violence, the politically contingent use of history, the role of the state, the distribution of resources, the meanings/motives of “terrorism” and war or the maintenance of the international order, but any contribution that speaks broadly to our theme will be considered. Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words (the title of which should be no more than 20 words) to Tim Jacoby (tim.jacoby@manchester.ac.uk) by Monday, February 1st, 2016. The Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester has provided some funding, so a contribution to presenters’ costs will be available.

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Dead line: 3rd of February 2016

The Women in Peace and Conflict Conference invites papers regarding the historical, contemporary and potential future involvement of women in peace and conflict. Submissions focused on contemporary conflicts, such as those in Ukraine and Syria, are especially encouraged.
For more information visit The Centre for War and Peace Studies website.

Date: 9th March 2016

The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, Liverpool Hope University.

Women in Peace and Conflict 2016images-1, organised to celebrate International Women’s Day will bring together academic researchers and practitioners with the aim of identifying the historical and contemporary involvement of women in peace and conflict.
Globally women are on the fringe, from the global gender pay gap and the devaluing of “feminine” labour to a critical lack of access to education and health care as well as the issue of gender specific violence. Women are at the forefront of conflict and violence from the domestic to international arenas. Theoretically and empirically unpacking historical involvement, narratives and potential future opportunities, the conference aims to reflect on involvement and enhance visibility of women in peace and conflict.

Date: March 3-5, 2016

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginiaimages

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster inquiries into the complex and multifocal issues faced by women and girls around the world, both historically and today. The conference seeks not only to clarify key questions that must be asked in this vital area of public policy but also to unearth the forces that created these current dilemmas. Through the interdisciplinary study of past and present, the conference will engage researchers in policy conversations benefiting the global community.

The conference keynote speaker is Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Sheryl Wu Dunn. The conference will also feature a screening of the film He Named Me Malala, an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

IMG_20150219_171732 Never Again Rwanda, one of Rwanda’s leading peacebuilding organizations and a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, has published a new study that uncovers the need for more work to heal ‘invisible wounds’. The study, entitled ‘Societal Healing in Rwanda: A mapping of actors and approaches’ found that while there has been great progress made in recovering from the devastating 1994 genocide against Tutsis, the country is still in need of more societal healing initiatives to help citizens deal with a painful past and to build a sustainable peace for the future.

For further information about this study visit transconflict.com


International Institute of Social Studies

Conflict and Peace Studies is a specialization within the Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies MA Major in Development Studies. This blog provides a platform for discussion for researchers, students and others interested in this field of studies. The blog is administered by the Conflict and Peace Studies teaching team.

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