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Building Sustainable Peace: Ideas, Evidence, and Strategies

November 8 - November 10

An interdisciplinary conference on the state of the field of peace research and practice and the nexus between them. 

November 8-10, 2019
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, one of the world’s leading academic centers for the study of the causes of violent conflict and strategies for sustainable peace, invites scholars, educators and practitioners to a Fall 2019 conference on the state of the field of peace research and practice, and the nexus between them. The conference is designed to animate conversations about the synergies and the contestations between theory and practice, the field and the classroom, and the different local, national, regional and global orientations towards peace.

The conference is organized around four overarching themes:peace, invites scholars, educators and practitioners to a Fall 2019 conference on the state of the field of peace research and practice, and the nexus between them. The conference is designed to animate conversations about the synergies and the contestations between theory and practice, the field and the classroom, and the different local, national, regional and global orientations towards peace.

  • Understanding Violence
  • Peacemaking
  • Confronting Injustice
  • Building Peaceful Societies

Keynote speakers include:

  • John Paul Lederach, Professor Emeritus of International Peacebuilding, Kroc Institute
  • Séverine Autesserre, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College​​​​​​, Columbia University
  • sujatha baliga, Director of the Restorative Justice Project and Just Beginnings Collaborative Fellow at Impact Justice
  • Sergio Jaramillo, Colombia’s Former High Commissioner of Peace; Ambassador of Colombia to Belgium

The full conference schedule will be published at a later date.

Call for Submissions

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

Papers will be considered for publication in an edited volume following the conference.

Submissions are due by May 1, 2019, and notifications of acceptance will be sent by July 15, 2019. Conference registration will open on May 30, 2019.

View the full call for submissions

Conference Registration

Registration will open on May 30, 2019. The registration fee will also include all meals served on the Notre Dame campus during the conference (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast). Limited need-based registration fee waivers are available.

Fees are tiered as follows:

  • Graduate Students: $50
  • Practitioners and NGO employees: $75
  • Junior Faculty Members: $100
  • Senior Faculty Members: $150

Questions? Contact Ariane Woodworth at krocconf@nd.edu.

Other

Event Purpose
Build Consensus, Build Practical/Technical Skills, Connect Key Stakeholders, Facilitate Collaboration Amongst Attendees, Gather Shared Intelligence and Resources, Generate and Refine Ideas, Share Latest Developments and Insights
Target Audience
Academics, Civil Society Leaders, Data Analysts, Non-Profit Practitioners, Policy Makers, Service Providers, Students