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Conflict Studies Graduate Student Conference: Call For Papers – Proposals due April 30, 2012

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The New Generation of Ideas

Ninth Biennial Graduate Student Conference

October 19–20, 2012

Organized by the UMass Boston Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution, Conflict Studies: this conference brings together graduate students from a variety of fields to present their work and share ideas. Since 1996, graduate students and recent graduates from universities across the United States, Canada, and numerous other countries have gathered in Boston for this biennial event.

In addition to showcasing graduate student papers, the conference will feature keynote addresses by leaders in the field, skill building workshops, and opportunities to network with practitioners, scholars and fellow students.

This conference is seeking papers on any and all aspects of conflict analysis, resolution, and management. Topics may include, but are not limited to International & Political Conflict, Negotiation & Mediation Practice, Culture and Identity, Media and Conflict, Religion, Education and Youth, Health Care Conflict, Gender and Violence, Conflict Prevention &Transformation, Theory as an Analytical Tool, Conflict Intervention Strategies, Restorative Justice, Organizational Conflict, Human Security and Human Rights, and Democracy, Decentralization, and Divided Societies.

We encourage proposals for papers and panels from as many disciplines as possible.

All submissions must be made via the web site

We encourage current students and recent graduates [within the last 2 years] of doctoral, masters, law or graduate certificate programs to submit proposals.

Submissions must include:

* a detailed outline or description of your paper, not to exceed 500 words (for review by the Conference Program Committee)

* a summary, not to exceed 75 words (for Conference Brochure)

* biographical information, not to exceed 75 words.

You will be notified (electronically) of acceptance of your proposal by June 9, 2012.


Final papers (not to exceed 1250 words) are required to be submitted by August 15, 2012.

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