Archive for Call for Papers

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Call for Papers: Notre Dame Student Peace Conference 2014, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

kroc conferenceThe 2014 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference Committee announces “Building Peace: Integrating Two Decades of Progress,” scheduled for March 28–29, 2014, at the University of Notre Dame. This event is sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

The conference committee seeks submissions from undergraduate and graduate students for paper or poster presentations, workshops, panel or roundtable discussions, media displays or artwork, and other innovative presentations of research that explore this theme.

We welcome proposals that explore, but are not limited to, topics such as: peace negotiations, international policy, nuclear disarmament, the Internet, social media, revolution, terrorism, Islamophobia, racial equality, cultural understanding, women’s human rights, crisis and disaster response, the rise of social enterprise, and other highlights of the recent period. Exploring these topics in specific historical context will allow us to facilitate discussion on themes and connections that can inform our work as the world’s future peacebuilders.

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). Please submit proposals on this page or via the conference website. The deadline for submission is Monday, January 27, 2014.

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. Questions may be directed to the organizers at Click here for other information.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Women and Conflict Essay Prize


Submissions are invited for the Naval War College Award for Research on a topic related to women and conflict outcomes. The Naval War College is a professional military education institution that offers an M.A. degree in national security and strategic studies to military officers and civilians from national security agencies. The $10,000 award, sponsored by the Naval War College Foundation, is designed to encourage outstanding new research that advances understanding of the roles of women during conflict and in conflict prevention and conflict resolution.

The National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, issued by the President in December 2011, states that “deadly conflicts can be more effectively avoided, and peace can be best forged and sustained, when women become equal partners in all aspects of peace-building and conflict prevention, when their lives are protected, their experiences considered, and their voices heard.” In today’s conflicts women are disproportionately victimized. Women are also emerging as agents for conflict resolution, bringing perspectives that may contribute to viable and lasting peace settlements.

This competition is intended to broaden the field of inquiry and stimulate scholarly research on questions related to the roles of women in modern conflict and the impact of women on conflict outcomes. The competition is open to scholars from all disciplines. Papers should be approximately 6,000 words long and suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Preference will be given to research-based papers with policy relevance. The contest is open to citizens of all countries but essays must be written in English.

The essays will be judged by a distinguished panel of scholars and practitioners: General James Mattis, USMC (ret.); Ambassador (ret.) Swanee Hunt; Dr. Kiron Skinner; and Ambassador (ret.) Christopher Hill. Submissions should be sent online no later than April 15, 2014, to Mr. Richard Menard, and questions may also be directed to him, at

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

RSC International Conference 2014 – Refugee voices, Oxford


The Refugee Studies Centre’s international conference, 24-25 March 2014, will explore the voices and aesthetic expressions of those dispossessed, displaced and marginalised by the pre-eminence of the nation state. The Conference will bring together scholars from across the social sciences as well as researchers in cultural studies, literature and the humanities, to look beyond the nation state and international relations in order to give new attention to the voices and aspirations of refugees, stateless persons and other forced migrants themselves.

Call for Papers: Among the themes to be explored are historical and cultural sources and meanings of flight, exile and forced migration, as well as the significance of encampment, enclosures and forced settlement. Conference papers are sought which recognise and investigate unheard voices of forced migrants who exhibit adaptability, resilience and resistance in the ‘grey zones’ and borderlands between states and state bureaucracies.

Deadline extended: Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted by 30 November 2013. Authors of abstracts which are selected to proceed to full papers will have until 28 February 2014 to submit their final drafts. The conference organisers intend to edit and publish a selection of papers in special issues of leading journals. An interest in having a paper published should be indicated at the time of submission of the abstract. Other initiatives to share the outcomes of the conference papers and events with those whose voices have been sought will also be developed. Click here for more information.

Friday, November 8th, 2013

TA Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (EDU), UNICEF, Amman, Jordan


If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. Responsibilities include 1) Monitoring and Evaluation of key end-results by 2) providing professional expertise and assistance in information/data collection, statistics and data analysis,  preparation of reports, communication and partnership, and implementing training programmes for national and sub-national data collection, monitoring, evaluation and research capacity building with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of primary stakeholders. Deadline for application is November 13, 2013. Click here for online application process.

For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Attention IEM Students: WISE Awards 2014 Call for Applications

Each year, the WISE Awards identify, showcase and promote innovative educational projects that are having a transformative impact on societies and education. Since 2009, WISE has received thousands of applications that have emerged from a wide variety of sectors and from over 130 countries. The winning projects constitute a growing pool of expertise and diverse sound educational practices.


At the annual WISE Summit in Doha, Qatar, representatives from Award winning projects are also given the opportunity to present and discuss their work at a dedicated Summit session. Application guidelines, especially eligibility and submission criteria can be found here. Apply until January 15, 2014!

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Call for Papers for “Eyes on the ICC”


Description: Eyes on the ICC is the first peer-reviewed, scholarly journal devoted to the study of the International Criminal Court. This publication seeks to advance the understanding of the ICC as well as promote positive relations between the international criminal law community and the United States. Eyes on the ICC publishes papers and book reviews from diverse perspectives that examine the ICC and related areas of international criminal law and human rights.

Qualifications: Eyes on the ICC invites quality submissions for its tenth volume from practitioners, scholars, jurists, and professionals. Occasionally, exceptional student work will be accepted.

Requirements: Articles and notes may range in length from 4,000 to 15,000 words. Book reviews may range from 1,000 to 2,500 words. Submissions should adhere closely to The Chicago Manual of Style and cite sources in legal format according to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Additionally, authors are encouraged to seek comments on their manuscripts from colleagues within their discipline. Prior to publication, submissions will be subject to external, double-blind peer review.

How to Apply: Manuscripts must be computer-generated and submitted electronically via e-mail to, or via Berkeley Electronic Press’s ExpressO submission service. Each submission should contain an abstract, the author’s curriculum vitae, appropriate contact information, and a cover letter.

Deadline: Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis until December 31, 2013. For further information please visit their website.

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Save the Date for 2014 25th IPRA Global Conference in Istanbul, Turkey

indexThe Ecology and Peace Commission (EPC)Towards Sustainable Peace: Nature, Gender and Resilience Building is sending out its Second Call for Papers:

From August 10-14, 2014, the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) will host its 25th Global Conference”Uniting for Peace: Building Sustainable Peace Through Universal Values” in Istanbul, Turkey. 

confFor the Conference, the EPC suggests several sessions to the theme “Towards Sustainable Peace: Nature, Gender and Resilience Building”:

  • Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace
  • Engendered Peace with Nature
  • Peace Ecology
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Disasters, Coping Strategies, Adaptation and Resilience-Building
  • Climate Change, Environmental Security and Resource Conflicts
  • International Environmental Policy:        Lacking Political Will and Implementation
  • Peace and Security Impacts of Business-as-usual Policies in the 21st Century
  • Additional submitted papers related to environment and peace themes

Here is the link to the conference application. Contacts are: Úrsula Oswald Spring, Mexico (, Hans Günter Brauch, Germany ( and Keith G. Tidball, USA (

Selected results of the EPC’s work during the 24th IPRA conference in November 2012 at Mie City in Japan resulted in a peer reviewed book that will be published on 30 November 2013.

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Human Rights Essay Award Competition

index45This annual competition sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. The 2014 topic is Persons with Disabilities and International Human Rights Law.

images25Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the assigned topic. The best articles may be published in the American University International Law Review. The Academy will grant two Awards, one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish. The Award in each case will consist of: 1) a scholarship to the Academy’s Program of Advanced Studies, 2)     travel expenses to and from Washington D.C., 3) housing at the university dorms, and 4) a per diem for living expenses. Deadline for submission is February 1, 2014. Click here for more information.

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Call for Papers, Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law (IJHRL) is an annual peer-reviewed scholarly journal designed to address international human rights issues more broadly. The IJHRL has been ranked among the top international law journals on ExpressO rankings. The journal explores political, philosophical, and legal questions related to international human rights from diverse perspectives. It strives to create a more thoughtful polity better able to make informed choices about ethical foreign policymaking.  The journal invites quality submissions from scholars, jurists, and professionals in fields related to human rights. The IJHRL also welcomes review essays, book reviews, and comments/notes from the field.  Occasionally, exceptional student work will be accepted.

IJHRL 5.1 coversmall

Manuscripts must be computer generated in MS Word and submitted electronically in .doc format via e-mail or Berkeley Electronic Press’s ExpressO submission service. Each submission should contain:

  • An abstract of no more than 150 words
  • 5-7 identifying keywords
  • A CV
  • Appropriate contact information
  • A cover letter to the editor confirming that the manuscript has not been submitted or published elsewhere and that the author will not submit the manuscript to any other publication while under consideration with the IJHRL.

Manuscripts should range from 3,000 to 10,000 words (including footnotes) and be typed, double-spaced. Notes from the field run at approximately 4,000-5,000 words.  Book reviews may run from 1,000 to 2,500 words.  Please cite sources in standard American legal format according to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.  Submissions that do not adhere to the aforementioned guidelines may not be considered for publication.  Submissions are subject to external, double-blind peer review. Additionally, authors are encouraged to seek comments on their manuscripts from colleagues within their discipline.

The deadline for submissions for consideration for the 2013-2014 issue is December 15, 2013.  Notification of acceptance, rejection or need for revision will be given within approximately 6-8 weeks of receipt of manuscript.  Submissions and other editorial correspondence should be addressed to  For more information, please click here.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Journal of Peacebuilding and Development – Call for Papers – Vol.9, No.3

indexDeadline – November 8, 2013 for consideration in Volume 9, Number 3. The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development is calling for papers for its forthcoming open issue Volume 9, Number 3, to be published December 2014. JPD foregrounds qualitative methodologies, especially empirically based case studies that facilitate grounded and fresh analysis to serve theory, policy and strategy development. JPD offers a space for scholars and practitioners to examine the logic and impacts of dominant policies and practices, and to cultivate visionary, holistic approaches striving to advance collaboration between the fields of peacebuilding and development. Our authors, advisors and editorial staff represent global scholarship, practice and activism.

Articles submitted to the Journal should be original contributions and are subject to peer review. With occasional exceptions, articles should be based on case studies. All submissions must link issues of peace and/or conflict with some aspect of development. Please indicate clearly if the article is under consideration by another publisher. Articles are read by the journal’s editors as well as by two to four outside reviewers (one or two for briefings). The following types of submissions will be considered: Full original articles: critical case studies and/or thematic discussion and analysis of topical peacebuilding and development themes, 7,000 word maximum, including references and endnotes; Briefings: discussions of 1) training, peacebuilding and intervention strategies and impact, 2) policy review/analysis, or 3) country briefings, 2,500 word maximum; Book reviews: 900 word maximum; Resources: notices of new books, reports, upcoming conferences, videos, e-communications and websites, 150 word maximum; Documents: declarations, communiqués, and other relevant NGO or multilateral organisation statements, 1,000 word maximum.

Please be advised that JPD has changed its submission procedures following its recent arrangement with Taylor & Francis. All submissions should be made electronically via the JPD site at ScholarOne, accessible at the following location:  Copyright of articles published in the Journal rests with the publisher. For more information and Author Submission Guidelines please visit our website:

Authors are advised to send abstracts for review first. Abstracts should be submitted in the following format, as an MS Word document containing: title; full author contact details (mailing, phone, email); a 50 word author biography; and a 250-500 word abstract. Abstracts should reach JPD by: November 8, 2013 for consideration in Volume 9, Number 3. Late submissions, including full manuscripts, will be considered pending space and may be referred to future issues. Authors who have difficulty accessing or submitting online are advised to contact the Managing Editor at for assistance.

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Call for Outline Research Proposals

The Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program aims to generate new evidence on women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, and growth in low-income countries. The program will address key evidence gaps by generating and synthesizing rigorous empirical research. It will also stimulate innovative partnerships and ways of working to ensure that robust evidence helps shape policies and programs to deliver better development outcomes for women, economies, and societies more broadly. The program will bring together leading researchers from around the world to work collaboratively in addressing critical knowledge gaps.
The program is funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the International Development Research Centre in Canada. Deadline is October 25th, 2013 (Ottawa time). To apply, complete and submit the online application. For more information, read the Call for Outline Research Proposals (PDF)

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Call for Applications: Ashoka ChangemakerXchange

imagesThe Ashoka ChangemakerXchange is a platform for collaboration among the world’s most inspiring young social entrepreneurs. In 2012 40 youth from Europe and Turkey got the chance to come together in Istanbul and Berlin to share experiences, exchange ideas and develop new social innovations. ChangemakerXchange 2013 is on it’s way – stay tuned!

The application deadline for the next changemakerXchange conference, taking place in Istanbul, Turkey, is Sunday, September 22 2013. Final participants will be chosen and notified latest by Monday, September 30 2013.

images45Selection Criteria: – you are between 18-28 years old – you lead, co-lead, founded or co-founded your own social venture which is up and running – you speak English well enough to understand presentations in English and participate in discussions – you are interested in meeting other European, Turkish and North African young social entrepreneurs – you are willing to start collaborations with other young social entrepreneurs from different countries Country restrictions | Please note: For the changemakerXchange summit in Istanbul we can, unfortunately, only accept applications from people living (or being born) in Europe, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco – more countries will be added for the next summits.


Friday, September 20th, 2013

Call for Papers: Mapping the Southern Thailand Conflict


In light of the newly established peace process between the Royal Government of Thailand and the BRN, the Webster University Thailand Colloquium seeks to bring together both scholars and practitioners to examine the multiple impediments to peace in the southern Thailand provinces and offer a realistic appraisal of the conflict and its management, resolution or transformation in light of the tentative talks currently under way. The event will be a multi-disciplinary examination of the problems in the southern Thailand region in terms of security, identity, socio-political and economic organization, issues of governance, regional inter-state interdependence and the global factors with a bearing on local issues.

A three-hundred word abstract of any proposed paper along with author name(s) and affiliation should be emailed to Papers and contributions will be considered up to a month before the conference event. Click here for the official announcement and here for other conference opportunities.

Friday, September 20th, 2013

SSR Resource Centre: Call for Blog Contributors


The Security Sector Reform Resource Centre is looking for talented academics, practitioners, analysts and researchers to contribute to the Resource Centre’s dynamic blog. Blog entries should focus primarily on security sector reform, but related issues such as disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR), transitional justice and peace and statebuilding may be accepted if deemed appropriate.

The SSR Resource Centre is an informative and interactive website for statebuilding and security academics and practitioners. This is a great opportunity for you to discuss your work/insights and contribute to the Resource Centre’s collection of relevant material. If interested, please contact Matt Redding at for further details.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Call for Articles for ACCORD


The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is presently soliciting contributions for the fourth 2013 Issue of Conflict Trends (2013, Issue 4). As this will be a General Issue we welcome submissions on any topic related to conflict, conflict resolution, peace, development, security, human rights, peacebuilding, etc. Submissions can address any topic as related to specific contexts and cases in Africa or more broadly/generally.  In addition we also welcome book reviews (on related topics/themes) for the Issue. Articles must be 2500-3000 words in length; book reviews must be 1500 words. The deadline for submission of fully completed articles and book reviews for Issue 4, 2013 is 4 October 2013.

Should you wish to submit an article (or book review) for publication consideration in this Issue please refer to the Guidelines for Contributors. Articles must be submitted to The Managing Editor, Venashri Pillay, at Articles selected will be awarded honorariums upon publication.

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

2nd Annual International Conference on Transgenerational Trauma: Communal Trauma and Victim Identities in Amman, Jordan


The Common Bond Institute will be hosting the 2nd Annual International Conference on Transgenerational Trauma for 4 days in October in Amman, Jordan. It will run from October 16th through October 19th, 2013. For more information on guidelines for calls for proposals, conference fees and travel expenditures, please click here.

Purpose and goals of the conference: Transgenerational trauma is seen as an underlying and potent fuel for the eruption of violence in the past, present, and future. Understanding it’s dynamics, influences, and implications, and developing new ways to effectively treat it, are essential to freeing ourselves of fear-based beliefs, healing and reconciliation within and between communities, establishing compassionate local and global relations, and achieving a true and sustainable culture of peace.

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Unrest Magazine seeks contributions for upcoming issue – focus on Syria, Egypt, US Policy

submit v sign2_0Unrest Magazine is looking for people who are interested in submitting contributions (short articles) for its Issue 8 on Syria, Turkey and Egypt. Additionally, the online web portal welcomes responses examining the ongoing issues related to the 2008 economic crisis and the West’s policy (or lack of policy) toward engaging global violence. Unrest Magazine is dedicated to publishing and covering a range of topics, such as: the role of systemic violence in perpetuating conflict, inequality and poverty, post-conflict peace building, development, foreign policy, social movements, peace/conflict education, and human rights. The magazine works with a variety of interested people: scholars, students, activists, practitioners and all those interested in engaging in critical discussion about the problems facing the world today and what might be done to address them. Guidelines and Terms of Conditions can be found here. Drafts should be sent to by October 15, 2013.  Submitted articles should be no more than 3000 words in length and include proper citations for texts, charts, and figures cited in the piece.  Accepted submissions will be published online in our November issue.  All submissions will be considered by the review board, but the editors will give priority to publishing those pieces that deal with current issues and/or best fit the vision of the magazine.

If you are interested in more information on the Unrest Magazine project which was founded in 2009, please click here. The link provides a short introduction on the work of Unrest Magazine from the prestigious George Mason School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Call for Papers for Conference at Columbia University, December 2013

index-columbiaAHDA’s (The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability) Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network, at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, will hold its second annual conference in New York City, December 5-7, 2013.

 Historical dialogue and accountability is a growing field of advocacy and scholarship that encompasses the efforts in conflict, post-conflict, and post-dictatorial societies to come to terms with their pasts. In contesting nationalist myths and identities, in examining official historical narratives, and opening them to competing narratives about past violence, historical dialogue seeks to provide analysis of past violence grounded in empirical research; acknowledge the victims of past violence and human rights abuses; challenge and deconstruct national, religious, or ethnic memories of heroism and/or victimhood; foster shared work between interlocutors of two or more sides of a conflict; identify and monitor how history is misused to divide society and perpetuate conflict; enhance public discussion about the past.

This conference seeks to consider questions relating to these topics, with primary consideration given to the following themes: sharing sacred spaces; perpetrators as victims; and historical dialogue as part of conflict resolution.

Please e-mail a 300-500 word abstract and a 2-3 sentence bio as well as contact information to no later than September 5, 2013. The abstract and bio should be sent as a single e-mail attachment. Applications for panels or roundtables are also welcome. Partial funding may be available for participants.

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Call for Papers – Volume 9 – Issue 2 and Issue 3 Journal of Peacebuilding & Development

RJPDCall for papers announcement from Taylor & Francis: The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development (JPD) is calling for papers for its forthcoming open issues – Volume 9, Number 2, to be published August 2014 and Volume 9, Number 3, to be published December 2014. JPD foregrounds qualitative methodologies, especially empirically based case studies that facilitate grounded and fresh analysis to serve theory, policy and strategy development. JPD offers a space for scholars and practitioners to examine the logic and impacts of dominant policies and practices, and to cultivate visionary, holistic approaches striving to advance collaboration between the fields of peacebuilding and development. Our authors, advisors and editorial staff represent global scholarship, practice and activism. For more information on submission guidelines and due dates, please click here.

The Journal is published by the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development is a tri-annual refereed journal providing a forum for the sharing of critical thinking and constructive action on issues at the intersection of conflict, development and peace.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Fellowships At The Heidelberg Centre For Transcultural Studies


The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS), Germany, is now accepting applications for March 1st or September 1st, 2014. Currently, there are five fellowships available. Visiting fellows will receive a stipend to cover costs of living in Heidelberg. Candidates will have to take up residence in Heidelberg ranging from six months to a full academic year.

Deadline is October 1, 2013. You need to submit a research proposal of 1500 words (max.) and your current CV. The center focuses on three major aspects: 1. Detours—Mediated Circulations of Knowledge; 2. Transcultural Exchanges in a Pre-modern World; and 3. Urban Spaces. Click here for more information on the application process.

The Centre for Trancultural Studies is an Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Heidelberg. Building on the structures established by the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” it is open to scholars especially in the humanities and the social sciences. Founded in April 2013, the Institute assembles scholars from all over the world to engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue and to enhance their understanding of transcultural processes. The institute offers an M.A. and a Doctoral Programme in Transcultural Studies.