Call for Proposals: Notre Dame Young Scholars Peace Conference 2015


Graduate students and early career faculty focusing on peace and conflict are invited to submit proposals for the inaugural Notre Dame Young Scholars Peace Conference, which takes place November 6-7, 2015, at the University of Notre Dame.

Sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, this conference is organized by peace studies Ph.D. and master’s students.

The conference theme is “Beyond Boundaries: Shifting Dynamics in Peace and Conflict Studies.” The student organizing committee invites potential participants to submit a proposal for a paper, panel, roundtable, workshop or poster presentation by July 15, 2015.

Submissions that address issues of peace and conflict from an interdisciplinary perspective are highly encouraged. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • diffusion of ideas, attitudes, narratives
  • role of religious beliefs and practices
  • migration of people within and across borders
  • circulation of media, arts, and technology
  • movement of drugs, weapons, money, or material resources
  • influence of business and institutions
  • building of relationships, communities, and governance
  • patterns of mobilization and militarization
  • public health, mental well-being, and the spread of disease
  • conceptualizations of identity, culture, gender, and sexuality
  • transformation of interpersonal and intergroup relations
  • organization of social movements and civil society
  • practices of negotiation, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution
  • climate change and related patterns of local or global conflict
  • individual or community resilience and engagement
  • food systems and resource scarcity

Proposals should include a 300-word abstract explaining the topic, theoretical background, methodology, and implications of the project.