Call for Papers - Liverpool Hope University


Call for Papers


Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies

Conference “Restoring peace: building post-conflict societies”


Date : July 3, 2017

Place : Liverpool Hope University, Creative Campus

Deadline : April 15, 2017

Academic interest in peace building has traditionally looked at societies in transition to peace in the immediate years following a conflict. Yet, less is known about peace building as a long-term process. This conference aims to explore the ways that a multiplicity of actors and processes advance peace and stability in societies overcoming conflict. It also seeks to interrogate not only traditional issues related to peacebuilding such as security, human rights and economic development, but also aspects related to the symbolic and cultural expressions of reconciliation and social cohesion. 


We are therefore inviting contributions from wide range of disciplinary perspectives, incorporating reflections on practice and academic research about the challenges of long-term peace building in areas incorporating, but not limited to :


- Transitional Justice

- Memory

- Civil society engagement

- Public policy

- Environmental challenges

- Inequality

- Human Rights 

- Culture, arts and the media


Please send abstracts of maximum 300 words (word format) for presentations lasting no more than 20 minutes, a maximum of 5 keywords, and a biography of 150 words including name, title, institutional affiliation, contact information and technical requirements were applicable at by April 15, 2017.


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