Call: 1st International Conference on Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies
Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Portugal
The absence of justice, in its diverse forms, is not conducive to safe environments and, in the end, does not promote peaceful societies.
At this conference, we intend to explore the concepts, techniques and tools for Conflict Management and Resolution, highlighting their limitations and strengths. The conference will focus on violent and non-violent conflicts with the potential of destabilizing security, both among and within countries, exploring their power and interest issues.
We welcome presentations that explore several areas, from conflict prevention to peacebuilding, including conflict management, security sector reform and institution building, in intra and inter-state conflicts regardless of: their causes (religious, ethnic, among others), the role of informal and external actors, the importance of the conflicts in the different regional political dynamics and the methods and strategies used (mediation, use of force, truth commissions, and track II diplomacy, among others) to mitigate the tensions between parties. We are particularly interested in understanding how these aspects affect the processes to reach and maintain peace.
The presentation can deal both with theoretical and methodological issues as well as empirical evidences of conflict resolution, namely the presentation of case studies.
We are particularly interested in case studies that: a) are relevant to the Portuguese geostrategic interests (for instance, in North Africa or the Sahel), to the regions where they occur or with global relevance; b) illustrate the use of the different concepts, techniques and tools of conflict resolution; c) or that focus on the role of multilateral organizations with a security mandate.
The conference is organized around thematic panels on conflicts in the regional areas of Africa, Greater Middle East and other regional areas and on the theoretical aspects of conflict resolution and peace studies.
The articles presented at the conference will be considered for publication in one of two formats: at the journal JANUS.NET, e-journal of International Relations (bilingual, SCOPUS) or in a book published by UAL/OBSERVARE.
Presentations can be submitted in Portuguese or English.
The proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com containing an abstract (maximum of 300 words) and a brief biographical resume of the authors mentioning the affiliation, location and country as well as emails for contact.
Deadline for submission of presentation proposals: 15 July 2018
Further information: CfP - Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa