2011 ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
THE SOCIETY FOR PEACE STUDIES AND PRACTICE
In Collaboration With
THE INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, NIGERIA
Call for Papers and Participation
Theme: Towards sustainable Peace, Security and Development in Nigeria
JUNE 27 - 29, 2011
Sustainable peace, security and development are increasingly regarded as overlapping policy fields. The necessity to link peace, security and development therefore has become a major challenge to scholars, practitioners and policy makers alike. Sustaining peace and containing insecurities provide an opportunity to examine the paths selected for development through public policy designs, and how these decisions shape the future of the people of Nigeria under democratic dispensation. Twelve years after consistent democratic experiment, the development logic remains challenged and elusive by large scale insecurities and absence of peace among ethnic and religious groups. This is further complicated by militancy in the oil producing Niger Delta regions of Nigeria. These amongst others are current problems facing Nigeria as a nation which urgently requires transformation. Critical perspectives suggest that change and transformation of these challenges can only evolve if there are institutional reforms. This bias poses certain challenges to the possibility of building a just and sustainable society. The conference is an invitation to consider a broad range of concepts and strategies for peacebuilding that can yield democratic dividends for the future that is equitable and sustainable. The conference will seek to identify ways to overcome those barriers while.
In keeping with the tradition of SPSP Annual Conferences, we encourage proposals that focus on the conference theme as well as submissions on the array of under listed sub-themes typically relevant, but not limited to the Nigerian environment:
• Security Threat Analysis, Planning and Management
• The Role of Security Agencies in Conflict Management
• Peace Making, Keeping and Peacebuilding
• Religion, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Diversity conflicts
• Farmers, Herdsmen, Settlers and Non-settlers Conflicts
• Niger Delta Crisis, Conflicts and Amnesty Programmes
• Good Governance, MDGs, Vision 20:20:20 and Development
• Politics, Elections, Citizens’ Participation in Violence
• The Judiciary and Conflict Management
• Globalization, Cross-Border Crimes, Transnational Organized Crimes
• Media, Reportage, Communication in Conflict Settings
Abstract Deadline—April 24th 2011
Abstracts can be submitted online through the Society’s website www.spspng.org Participants/paper presenters may be limited to one presentation and please do not submit multiple abstracts. You do not have to be a member of SPSP to submit or participate in the conference. There are no fees for abstract submissions. However, if your abstract is accepted, you must register and pay registration fees associated with your membership category (e.g., member or nonmember or student)
Abstract Decision Date: Acceptance or rejection notices will be sent by May 8th, 2011.
Full Papers must be received on or before June 5th, 2011
IMPORTANT NOTE: Formal conference sessions begin Monday morning, June 27, and ends, June 29. 2011. Individual presenters cannot be guaranteed a specific presentation time slot within those days. Changes in presentation schedules can occur due to late withdrawals. Presenters should therefore check the final program for late changes. If a presenter is unable to attend his/her assigned session as it appears in the final program, he/she may be required to withdraw from the program.
Registration Policy and Rates
ALL participants (Scholars, students, practitioners) must pay the appropriate registration fees for their membership or Non-membership category prior to arriving at the conference venue. Registration can be completed online via the SPSP website using credit card or cash payment into the Society’s Account details held with Zenith Bank of Nigeria Plc.
Rates for the 2011 conference are:
Registration Category Amount in Naira/USD
Official/institutional Participation/Sponsorship N500,000:00 ***
Financial Member (Non-Student) N10,000:00
Student Member (Local) N5,000:00
Foreign Participants (International) $250:00
Foreign Students (International) $150:00
***The institutional member rate is available only to person(s) who has been designated the official representative(s) for an institution partnering, sponsoring or participating in the conference.
Registration fee covers:
Tea Break and Lunch,
Certificate of Participation;
All international participants except ECOWAS Citizens and other Nationals that Nigeria has VISA abolition agreements with; may require entry permit/visa. Letters of invitation for entry permit/ visa applications will be provided only to persons accepted as conference presenters.
The conference will be held at the University of Ibadan Conference Centre, with standard and modest accommodation. Alternative accommodation is available within Ibadan metropolis. The Society can arrange for advance bookings, if so requested by participants.
Exhibit space is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Early contact with the SPSP Office is advised. Fee information and space reservations will be available on the SPSP website by May 8th 2011.
Institute of African Studies,
University of Ibadan, Ibadan,
Society for Peace Studies and Practice
42, Kenneth Dike Way,
Important Dates and Deadlines for 2011 SPSP Conference
April 24th 2011: Online abstract deadline
May 8th 2011: Abstract decision date
June 5th 2011: Deadline for submission of full papers
June 26th 2011: Arrival of participants
June 27th 2011: Opening Sessions/Award of Fellowships/Paper Presentations
June 28th 2011: Conference Session contd.
June 29th 2011: general assembly and Closing Session.
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