2024 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference: "Peace by Piece"

Author: Lisa Gallagher

The Notre Dame Student Peace Conference is back, and this year, it focuses on breaking down barriers with the theme "Peace by Piece: Disrupting Dualities in Peacebuilding." Join us April 12-13, 2024, here at the University of Notre Dame.

Exploring the Shades of Peace

This year, in a world often seen in absolutes, we're committed to understanding peace as a complex, ever-evolving process. This year’s theme hopes to affirm a commitment to peacebuilding as a dynamic and co-constructive process, resisting the temptation to view people, parties, and events through black-and-white, all-or-nothing lenses. Organized by undergraduate peace studies seniors Lina Abdellatif, Mia Moran, and Garrett Pacholl, the conference will explore the necessary components for a multifaceted understanding of peace, one that is capable of bridging divides. The aim? To create a fuller picture of justpeace. “Each piece of the peacebuilding puzzle moves us toward a more complete picture of the barriers to justpeace and the multiplicity of ways we can overcome them,” this year’s organizers write.

Your Piece of the Puzzle: Call for Submissions Open!

Whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student, we want your insights. Let's piece together a future of harmony—one step at a time.

Submit your proposals of original work by January 26, 2024 in the form of research papers, reflections, panel discussions, artwork, performances, or media projects. Showcase how your work contributes to a global understanding of peace.

Proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to peace studies and fit within the conference theme, the originality of the topic, and the quality of presentation outline and structure.

Key Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: January 26, 2024

  • Acceptance Notification: February 2024

  • Conference: April 12-13, 2024

Ready to be part of the conversation? Dive into the details, review submission guidelines, and send in your proposal through the conference website. For more information on submitting and presenting, visit the conference website.

See you at the conference, where every piece counts!

The Notre Dame Student Peace Conference is an annual student academic event organized by undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame as a space to engage in academic and professional dialogue on important issues of peacebuilding, justice, and conflict transformation.