Peace Movements in the Cold War and Beyond: An International Conference
31 January- 2 February 2008
London School of Economics and Political Science
Submission deadline: 1 September 2007
The Cold War Studies Centre (CWSC) of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), in association with the Centre for the Study of Global Governance of the LSE, and Free University of Amsterdam are pleased to announce their upcoming conference titled, ‘Peace Movements in the Cold War and Beyond’, to be held on January 31 - February 2, 2008, at the LSE.
We welcome paper proposals from scholars as well as journalists and other specialists related to any discipline and working on projects involving research on peace movements, nuclear disarmament, and anti-nuclear movements during the Cold War and after. We also welcome papers from graduate students. Applicants will be considered to present their work on one of the following themes, although we will accept papers addressing other topics as well:
Early Anti-Nuclear Movements, 1945-1960
European Peace Movements in the 1980s
The Vietnam anti-war Movement and its legacy in the 1970s
The Impact of the Cuban Missile Crisis on the anti-nuclear movement
The Church and Peace Movements
Post Cold War Peace Movements (e.g. Iraq)
Peace Movements and the German Question
Peace Movements and Humanitarian Intervention
The East-West Dialogue
Women’s Peace Movement
Concepts of Peace
The Role of Peace Research
Peace Movements and Conscientious Objection
The Conference will host a series of panel and plenary sessions featuring these topics. Sessions will be chaired by prominent academics and scholars specialising in the field. Plenary sessions will also include notable public and political figures who can authoritatively discuss their experiences and the historical significance of peace movements during the Cold War and after.
Successful applicants will be invited to present their work during the Conference. Accommodation during the Conference will be provided by organisers. Only limited funding may be available for those whose academic institutions are unable to support their travel expenses.
Applicants must submit proposals no later than 1 September 2007 and decisions will be announced by 1 October 2007.
For further information please see the following website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/CWSC/peace_conference/Default.htm
Sabine Selchow and Andrea Mason
London School of Economics
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