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Call for Papers: Conflict Studies Graduate Student Symposium

We are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the sixth annual Graduate Student Symposium at Saint Paul University. This year's theme is Innovative, Restorative & Transformative Shifts in Conflict Studies: Opportunities & Challenges. The bilingual (English-French) symposium will be held online on January 27-28, 2022.

Conflict Studies has seen increasing diversification and growth in the past few years. The field has come to include more than traditional warfare and conflict to areas such as asymmetrical warfare, social justice, nonviolent civil resistance, interrogations of power, gender, ecology, and much more. The symposium's theme seeks to highlight and explore these opportunities and challenges in the field. Potential topics for the symposium may include but are not limited to: conflict theories, peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and emerging dimensions of conflict such as the environment, human security, multiculturalism, gender, religion, and ideology.

Details for submissions:

  • All later-year undergraduate and graduate students in Conflict Studies or related disciplines are invited to submit a presentation title and abstract in English or French.
  • Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words. Provide your name, program of study, and contact information when submitting your title and abstract.
  • Submit electronically by November 17, 2021, at: uspconflictstudiessymposium@gmail.com. Authors of selected presentations will be notified by December 1, 2021.
  • In order to offer additional support, all accepted undergraduate and master's submissions will receive feedback on their draft papers prior to the conference. All presenters must submit electronic copies of their papers by January 17, 2022.
  • A workshop available to all participants on how to deliver briefs/papers will be offered on January 14, 2022.
  • Each individual will be allotted 20 minutes to present their paper.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for abstract submissions  November 17, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: December 1, 2021
  • Presentation Workshop: January 14, 2022 Deadline for presenters to submit electronic copies of the paper they will be presenting: January 5, 2022
  • Deadline for undergraduate and Master's students to submit their edited copies: January 17, 2022
  • Symposium: January 27-28, 2022

Submissions and questions may be directed to: uspconflictstudiessymposium@gmail.com

Organizing Committee: Shannon Gallagher (co-chair), Katrina Leclerc (co-chair), Peace Mukazi Ndekezi, Linda Ehrichs, Kirstie Brewer

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