Archive for Conferences

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

How to Make a Living and Change the World, Launch of PCDN’s Online Event Series with Dr. Craig Zelizer


Given the PCDN’s community desire for increased interaction and learning, the network is pleased to announce their new online event series. Regular series of online webinars with leading scholars and practitioners from around the world, related to core themes of PCDN’s mission are planned for the future. This will include career guidance, advice on scholarships/funding, discussion of new books, applied practice and much more.

To start the series PCDN will be using a wonderful new platform called Shindig  a revolutionary patented technology for large-scale video chat events (see below for more details about Shindig)

This first event with Dr. Zelizer, on How to Make a Living and Change the World will be a pilot to see how strong is user interest and using the technology with a global community. Dr. Zelizer will conduct a short presentation and then there will be time for discussion and questions with the PCDN community. He is one of the world’s experts in the field and has helped mentor thousands of younger practitioners and students in their professional development. To RSVP for the free event, visit (and click on RSVP)

The events are free and open to participants around the world.

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.

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 19th, 2013

Call For Application: International Fellowship For Reconciliation 2013!

logoAre you between the ages of 18 and 28? Then you are eligible to apply with the International Fellowship for Reconciliation School for a 9-week nonviolence training and internship program in Nyack, New York. The program will start October 21 through December 21. Deadline is August 30, 2013.

The Fellowship School is sponsored, among others, by the European Union’s Youth in Action program. Fellows are supported to design and implement their own project. At the end of the program, each participant has 7 months to evaluate the implementation of the project, and even get the opportunity to attend the School’s centennial celebration in Konstanz, Germany to present their projects in August 2014.


Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Institute for Humane Studies Announces Hayek Fund Grant


The Hayek Fund awards grants to academics who pursuit careers that go beyond standard curricula. Up to $750 can be provided for career development for students and untenured scholars. The grant can cover a variety of projects: travel costs for presenting a paper at a conference or for an interview abroad, publications and library research, application or conference fees, or other career-related expenses. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) of The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy offers Master Programs and Certificates


The Centre for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) of the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Germany, offers a variety of academic programs and professional certificates which comprise the “World´s first Master Degrees in Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations/Global Governance/Globalization as well as Certificates & Training Programs” and a PhD Program in Cultural Diplomacy and Global Economy. CCDS also hosts conferences with experts and scholars from Europe and the United States.

For more information about deadlines, application requirements and upcoming conferences, please click here.

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

4th Social Good Summit in NYC in September 2013.


Become part of a great summit where “world leaders, technology pioneers, grassroots activists and engaged citizens” discuss ideas on technology and how it can be used for social change and better lives! The summit is supported by the United Nations Foundation, Ericsson, the United Nations Development Programme and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The summit will take place in NYC from September 22-24. Ticket prices start from $130.00.

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Call for papers: European Peace Research Association (EuPRA) 2013 Conference


The Northern Cyprus Eastern Mediterranean  University in Famagusta will host the upcoming 8th EuPRA Conference on “Building Positive Peace in Europe and Its Neighborhood” on November 7-9, 2013.

Having endured conflict for such a long time itself, Cyprus as the venue gives the conference even more meaning.  The country will be a case study a major focus among topics such as “European Union and its Eastern neighbours”, “The Mediterranean: connecting or dividing continents?”, or ” The state of peace in education in Europe”. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Call for Innovative Projects for Youth for the 2013 UNESCO Youth Forum.


In 1999, the UNESCO launched the UNESCO Youth Forum that have can help achieve positive change.  Social inclusion, civic engagement and participation, social entrepreneurship and innovation, prevention of violence and conflicts, intercultural dialogue, democracy and skills development are among the prominent fields that young men and women focus on. Now you can make a difference and become active. For more information on the application deadlines and regulation, click here.


Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Call for Papers for 2013 International Humanitarian Studies Conference in Istanbul!

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On October 24-27, Istanbul, Turkey will host the Human Security: Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses Conference. A list of panels can be found here. If you have questions with regard to the panels and structure of the conference, contacts can be found at the Peace&Collaborative Development Network (PCDN).

The PCDN is a great source of information regarding calls for papers, job postings and the latest publications on development and peacekeeping issues.


Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

2nd Annual Human Rights Conference, ‘Celebrating the Art of Human Rights Protection’ April 27-28

The Amnesty Club, STOP Club, the Monterey Bay United Nations Association Chapter, and the Peace Coalition are co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual Human Rights Conference, “Celebrating the Art of Human Rights Protection,” presented by the faculty and students of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The event brings together practitioners, professors, and student activists to celebrate the efforts of rights advocates and to discuss the most pressing human rights issues confronting our world today.

Date, Time, and Locaton: Friday, April 27, 2012, 6-9 p.m.
Irvine Auditorium in the McCone Building of the Monterey Institute of International Studies
499 Pierce Street, Monterey (cross street is Jefferson)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charlie Clements
Director, Carr Center for Human Rights, Harvard University
Formerly Director, Physicians for Human Rights
Formerly Director, Unitarian Universalist Service Program

Topic: Frontiers in Human Rights and Wrongs: Crossing the Line

This event will continue on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., with panel discussions, speakers, workshops, and film screenings to address topics ranging from human tracking, treatment of U.S. prisoners, and war abuses. Saturday’s events will include screenings of “sex and money” and “KONY 2012”.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

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


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.

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Registration is now open for the 2012 YNPNdc Annual Conference!

Registration is now open for the 2012 YNPNdc Annual Conference! Participate in this conference on Friday, May 18th from 9:00am – 5:00pm for a day of dynamic discussion, vibrant speakers, and interactive workshops.


Each year, the YNPNdc Annual Conference brings together more than 150 young professionals with the same questions, challenges, and interests as you. You’ll leave the conference with tangible new strategies, thoughtful insights from emerging leaders, and more professional contacts than you’ll know what to do with! In one day, you will gain new skills, learn new best practices, and build strong relationships with colleagues from across the nonprofit community.


Speakers Just Announced, including:

– Alison Elissa Horner, Professional Coach

– Ashley Hoffman, Director, Marketing and Communications, Brazen Careerist

– Jennifer Elwood, Executive Director Consumer Marketing, American Red Cross

– Darius Graham, Co-founder, DC Social Innovation Project

– Christian Curtin, Controller, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

– Whitney May Parker, VP User Experience, Brazen Careerist, Inc

– Patricia Pasqual, Director, Washington DC Office, Foundation Center


Register Today!

Your registration includes access to all conference plenary and workshop sessions with accompanying materials, breakfast and lunch, and an invitation to the post-conference evening reception. Network Members of YNPNdc (and their guests) can attend for $75. Professional Members receive a special rate of only $60. Register now at  .


Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Religion & Security in World Affairs, May 23-25, 2012, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, The Collaboration and Adaptive Security Initiative, and the Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies Proudly present:

 “Religion & Security in World Affairs”

May 23-25, 2012

Georgetown University, Washington, DC


Religion and security considerations intersect in multiple, complex ways across the globe and thus are consequential for government policy, strategy, and engagement. Workshop participants will explore the multi-dimensional context of religion on the world stage, including its role in the phases of conflict, terrorism, peace operations, and development. An enhanced perspective on these factors will inform what has largely been a neglected area in U.S.national security policy: how stakeholders can understand and address urgent contemporary security challenges with religious implications. The speakers, largely drawn from the Washington, DC policy community, will include academics, specialists, and individuals with a wide range of government andsecurity expertise. In sum, this workshop is an opportunity to better understand religion as a set of factors that cannot be ignored in international security and to overcome resistance to engaging this sensitive topic in foreign policy conversations. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, the Collaboration and Adaptive Security Initiative, and the Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies, both of which are located at the US Naval Postgraduate School.


Learning Objectives:

1. Explore religious factors in conflict-affected societies.

2. Identify patterns of reciprocal influence that religion and security have on one another, and how these patterns may influence development, governance, and peace-building.

3. Develop tools and capacities for designing and implementing effective, religiously sensitive stabilization initiatives.

4. Expand professional networks among the other practitioner communities that operate in highly religious contexts.



· Dr. Eric Patterson is Associate Director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and Visiting Assistant Professor of Government at Georgetown University. He is the author or editor of 8 books, including in late 2011 Politics in a Religious World (Continuum) and Ending Wars Well: Just War Thinking in Post-Conflict (Yale University Press). His public speaking, research, and teaching focuses on ethics and international affairs, religion and contemporary statecraft, and just war theory.

· Dr. Dayne Nix is an Associate Professor in the Naval War College program at the Naval Postgraduate School, teaching Joint Professional Military Education (JPME). Aretired chaplain, he served 27 years in the Navy and Marine Corps. Herecently published his first book, The Integration of Philosophy, Politics and Conservative Islam in the Thought of Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938): The Restoration of Muslim Dignity Against the Tide of Westernization (2011). His primary areas of interest include civil-military relations and the religious dimensions of peace-building and peace operations.

· Andrew Natsios is Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy and Advisor on International Development in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Previously he served as Administrator of the US Agency for International Development and US Special Envoy to Sudan. Mr. Natsios will present the keynote address.

· Additional presenters for specific sessions include current and former government civilian staff as well as Georgetown and NPS faculty and experts from NGOs.



The workshop will be highly participatory, engaging and experiential. A series of panels, presentations, and an in-depth simulation exercise will be used to support the learning objectives. Participants will be asked to play an active role in sharing their experiences, perspectives and questions, to create the practical context necessary for reflective dialogue and creative approaches to the relationship between religion and security.


Desired Participants:

Approximately 60-70 participants (from the United States and abroad) from government civilian agencies, the armed forces, non-governmental organizations and inter-governmental organizations will attend. The co-sponsors will attempt to obtain equal number of representatives from each community. Participants should be mid- to senior-level representatives from their communities with policy-making and/or field experience.


Specific Dates:

Workshop begins with an opening reception and keynote address at 1800 Wednesday, May 23, and concludes 1500 Friday, May 25. Registration will be from 0830 – 0900 Thursday, May 24.



Allinternational and domestic participants should plan to arrive in Washington, DC, for the opening session on the evening of Wednesday, May 23, 2012.



All accommodation expenses will be the participants’ responsibility. Event organizers can provide recommendations on local hotels.



· There is no tuition or conference fee.

· Participants are responsible for their own meals; ample time will be allotted for lunch breaks. Coffee and tea breaks are offered gratis during the course.

· Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging.


CASI/CSRS Contact: Nick Tomb,; +1.831.656.1829.

Berkley Center Contact: Erin Coleman,; +1.202.687.5183



Theapplication period will close on May 1, 2012. We anticipate that demand for this course will exceed the number of participants than can be admitted. Admission decisions will be announced on a rolling basis starting April 16, 2012 until all seats arefilled. Applications are accepted via the CSRS online system:

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Growing SMEs Conference in Kigali, Rwanda May 17 – 18, 2012

What is Growing SMEs?

‘Growing SMEs’ is a premium international conference geared towards SME growth. The conference brings together high growth entrepreneurs and experts in the topics of developing, growing and financing SMEs. Its aim is to facilitate knowledge exchange, networking and learning, hence further paving the way for advanced SME development and therefore economic growth.

What Happens at This Conference?

After 6 successful editions, the next Growing SMEs will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, the 17th and 18th of May 2012. This unique platform will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, leaders and experts to explore and activate the SME sector development in Africa and beyond. 400+ participants will join to CONNECT with local and international networks of entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders, EXCHANGE expertise, best practices and lessons learned, and accelerate INVESTment in high-growth SMEs.

You can also look over the conference schedule here:

To learn more about Growing SMEs, the upcoming conference in Rwanda or to register for the conference, please visit:

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Women Deliver Scholarship

Women Deliver is a global advocacy organization bringing together voices from around the world to call for action on maternal, sexual and reproductive health. We work globally to generate political commitment and resource investments to reduce maternal mortality and achieve universal access to reproductive health.

This groundbreaking conferences in 2007 and 2010 was the largest of the decade to focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women. In 2010, the conference convened more than 3,400 people from 146 countries in Washington, DC, including 75 parliamentarians and government ministers, five UN agency heads, the UN Secretary-General and more than 100 global media outlets. The third global conference–May 28 to 30, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia–will be even bigger and better, with more than 5,000 public and private sector participants from around the world. The goal is to mobilize action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women everywhere.

In order to maximize participation from those traditionally under-represented, namely young people and those from the Global South, Women Deliver will be offering full conference support to a select number of participants. This support includes conference registration, round-trip economy class airfare, hotel accommodations, and a fixed stipend for visa fees and other incidentals.

Deadline for all scholarships to be received is April 15, 2012 (12pm EST), with no exceptions.

Scholarship winners must:

  • Attend the conference in its entirety.
  • Be able to communicate in English, both orally and in writing. We will have translation available at plenary sessions, but this will not be possible for all breakout sessions.
  • Have regular access to email, as that will be our way of communicating with you about deadlines, registration, hotel and travel arrangements.
  • Possess an interest in global development issues.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner.

Please note:

  • Your participation will require you to respond to our emails in a timely way. Failure to do so will result in your space being forfeited.
  • We are only able to offer economy-class airfare from your point of origin to Kuala Lumpur and returning from Kuala Lumpur to your point of origin, and hotel accommodations during the length of the conference only. Any modifications or extensions will be at your own expense.
  • For information on visa requirements, please click here.

For more information, please visit: .

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Fifth Annual Conference on Global Studies- Moscow, Russia

The 2012 conference will be held at Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 20-22 June 2012. The 2012 Global Studies Conference will address a range of critically important ideas relating to globalization in the world today, as well as focusing on a special theme – Eurasia and Globalization: Complexity and Global Studies. Plenary speakers will include leading thinkers and practitioners, as well as paper, workshop and colloquium presentations.

This year’s Plenary Sessions will feature world-famous scholars including: Ulrich Beck (Munich University and London School of Economics), Roland Robertson (University of Aberdeen), and John Urry (Lancaster University).

Global Studies invites prospective participants to submit a presentation proposal for one of the following parallel session options: a 30-minute paper; a 60-minute workshop; a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session; or a virtual session. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream forms a talking circle, an informal forum for focused discussion of issues and conference themes.

This is a conference for any person with an interest in, and concern for, the question of globalization – including researchers, teachers and graduate students. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. Accommodation options are also available.

Participants may choose to submit written papers before or after the conference for possible publication in the peer reviewed Global Studies Journal. Virtual participants also have the option to submit papers for consideration by the Journal. All registered conference participants receive a complimentary online subscription to the journal when registration is finalized. This subscription is valid until one year after the conference end-date.

If you would like to know more about this conference and join the online community for discussion of the key issues it addresses, you may subscribe to the Global Studies Conference Email Newsletter or subscribe to the RSS feed of the News Blog of the this online knowledge community. You may also wish to subscribe to Global Studies Facebook or Twitter feeds.

For all inquiries, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

The 5th Annual Monterey Institute International Trade and Investment Conference

The Monterey Institute International Trade Club (MITC) cordially invites you to the 5th Annual Monterey Institute International Trade and Investment Conference. This year’s theme is Global Integration and the Future of Development. Three panels will examine timely issues including social unrest; global governance; trade and development; climate change and social responsibility; and investment opportunities. MITC is proud to have economist, Dr. Charles Wheelen, author of the bestseller Naked Economics as the keynote speaker.

The conference will take place Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Admission to the conference is free, and all friends or colleagues are encouraged to attend. It is requested that all attendees register on the conference webpage.

The conference is a wonderful opportunity to welcome the public and visiting professionals to our campus. More information on the MIIS International Trade Club can be found at


We look forward to your participation and seeing you at the conference!


Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Institute for Human Studies at George Mason University: Graduate Student Summer Seminar June 23- 29

For 50 years, The Institute for Humane Studies has helped graduate students interested in individual liberty pursue their intellectual and career goals.

The offered Scholarship and a Free Society Summer seminar is an interdisciplinary research workshop for graduate students interested in the classical liberal perspective and how leading academics apply it to their work.

Early stage graduate students will gain inspiration and dissertation ideas; late stage graduate students have the opportunity to present current research for peer review and expert feedback.

The seminar faculty includes professors of history, philosophy, political science, and economics- offering students an opportunity to explore cutting edge research across all disciplines.

There is no cost to attend. More details are available at


Friday, February 10th, 2012

The UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation’s Project on the Study of Innovation and Technology in China

The UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation’s Project on the Study of Innovation and Technology in China is now accepting applications for our Third Summer Training Workshop on the Relationship Between National Security and Technology in China. This two week workshop will be held on July 9-20, 2012 in La Jolla, California. Additional details and applications for graduate students and junior faculty are attached. Acceptance into this program is awarded on a competitive basis and applications are due by March 15, 2012. There are a small number of grants available for graduate students which cover the program cost and in some cases cover travel expenses as well.

For more information about this workshop, please visit