Call for Proposals: 2016 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference

Author: Kristi Flaherty

The 2016 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference Committee announces "Members of the Mosaic," scheduled for April 8-9, 2016, at the University of Notre Dame. This event is sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

The Notre Dame Student Peace Conference is an annual student conference organized by students for students to provide space for dialogue on important issues related to peacebuilding, global issues, and social justice. Its mission is to provide space for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in dialogue on important issues related to peacebuilding, social justice, and global issues. It is intended as a safe learning environment where students can share their research with other students and network with peers who share their personal passion and academic interest in peace.

As peacebuilders develop solutions to violent conflict, it is important to capitalize on the unique perspectives, backgrounds and experiences that each person and group brings to the process. Reflecting on the distinctness and individuality of each stakeholder, peacebuilding can be illustrated as a mosaic: the combination of individuals and contributions—existing in relationship to each other—that is necessary to effectively confront modern-day challenges around the globe.

Call for Papers

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit proposals for paper or poster presentations, workshops, roundtable or “hot topic” discussions, panel presentations, artwork or media displays or any other innovative presentation of research that explores how peacebuilders and participants form the mosaic necessary to create a better world. Submit proposal »

How to Submit

Interested students should submit an abstract or description of their project (no more than 500 words) and a short biography summarizing their academic interests and background (no more than 250 words).

The deadline for early priority submission is December 22, 2015. Proposals submitted before or on that deadline will be given priority consideration. The final deadline for proposals is January 22, 2016.

General registration will open in late January 2016.

Questions may be directed to the organizers at