Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology (PACSA) invites papers for its 5th Bi-annual meeting, “Im/mobilities: Products and generators of conflict,” 2-4 September 2015, Frankfurt. Deadline for abstracts: 15 April.
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Washington DC – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is pleased to announce two upcoming reporting trips to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Tanzania. Two groups of six women journalists will report on themes of democracy and governance from June 9 - 22, 2015. The online application for these group reporting trips will be open through March 29, 2015.
Fritt Ord Foundation - Press Release - 9 March 2015 - The 2015 Fritt Ord Foundation and the ZEIT Foundation Press Prizes for Russia and Eastern Europe are being awarded to six courageous journalists and media outlets from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia that have not given in to the fear of censorship and reprisals.
The Berghof Foundation calls for project proposals for the Grant for Innovation in Conflict Transformation. This year's theme is 'Engaging Actors with Radical Religious Narratives in Conflict Transformation'.
For detailed information on the theme and funding conditions, please refer to call for proposals.
Local life worlds are increasingly permeated by global norms and global knowledge, which challenge local institutions and authorities. This is especially true for the so-called non-western states, in which international development programs contribute to spreading and implementing the ideas of good development.
As the international landscape of conflict has been evolving, and changing dramatically, over the last twenty years, so too have the international community’s efforts in preventing or resolving them peacefully. Today, a multiplicity of actors, mechanisms and initiatives are in place to help conflict parties come to early and constructive understandings to settle their disputes; support peace processes and the implementation of agreements; and make them more inclusive, both in terms of groups involved, and issued addressed.
What impact does peacebuilding have? How can it be measured? What are the particular challenges of working in fragile contexts? How do gender roles change during a war and what does this mean for post-conflict societies? When is the right time to begin mediation during a conflict and how can talks be set up? How can a society deal with gross human rights violations and breaches of international humanitarian law? How can an economic system that is conducive to peace emerge from a “war economy“? This Postgraduate Course in Civilian Peacebuilding (CAS) puts these questions centre stage.
The newly launched Environmental Peacebuilding Platform is a joint initiative by the Environmental Law Institute, the United Nations Environment Programme, McGill University and the University of Tokyo with further partners. It reflects the research activities of these institutions over the past five years and documents current progress. The platform hosts a diverse collection of publications and news updates on environmental issues in (post-) conflict settings.
The Conference of the British Conflict Research Society is an interdisciplinary event that brings together academics, practitioners and policy makers to discuss a broad range of issues relating to peace and conflict studies. We welcome abstracts of proposed papers (200-300 words) or panels (500 words) before 30th April 2014. Submissions are welcome on any theme, but the organisers particularly welcome presentations that fit within the following sections.