Call For Papers - Proposals due April 30, 2012 <http://www.umb.edu/editor_uploads/images/mgs/mgs_conflictres/ConflictStudiesConferenceCallForPapers2012.pdf>
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: The New Generation of Ideas <http://www.umb.edu/academics/mgs/crhsgg/conflict_studies_conference/> (see http://www.umb.edu/academics/mgs/crhsgg/conflict_studies_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. The conference will take place in the state-of-the-art Campus Center of the University of Massachusetts Boston, allowing participants easy access to the City of Boston with its wealth of educational and cultural resources.
We are 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. In prior years presenters have come from fields including anthropology; business management; conflict studies; dispute resolution; economics; education; environmental studies; gerontology; international affairs; labor relations; law; peace studies; political science; psychology; public health; public policy; social work; sociology; and urban planning.
All submissions must be made via the web site <http://www.conflictstudiesconference.umb.edu/2012/submitproposal2012.php> at http://www.conflictstudiesconference.umb.edu/2012/submitproposal2012.php
We encourage current students and recent graduates [within the last 2 years] of doctoral, masters, law or graduate certificate programs to submit proposals.
We ask applicants to be mindful of the multidisciplinary nature of the conference and strive to make their work accessible to those trained in other disciplines.
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
Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution
Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance
McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston