= CALL FOR PAPERS: HiPeC International Peace Conference 2011 =
HiPeC International Peace Conference 2011
"Peace from Disasters: Indigenous Initiatives across Communities,
Countries and Continents"
September 18-19, 2011, Hiroshima, JAPAN
Hiroshima University Partnership Project for Peacebuilding and Capacity
Development (HiPeC-II), a research/education based project of Hiroshima
University, is pleased to announce an international peace conference
2011 in Hiroshima, JAPAN.
Based on our conference theme, we invite practitioners and researchers
to submit papers for a session.
Please forward this email to those who may be interested.
Thank you very much.
Besides the efforts towards a peaceful solution of conflict or the
attempts for reconstruction and reconciliation in the post-conflict
states everywhere on the earth, the waves for democratization in West
Asia and North Africa have surfaced as new agenda for the international
Furthermore, Japan, considered to be a leading donor for peacebuilding
assistance until recently, is finding itself as a recipient of the
reconstruction assistance for the first time since the end of the World
War II after the Great East Japan Earthquake in March of this year.
These global, regional and local development have prompted us, Hiroshima
University Partnership Project for Peacebuilding and Capacity
Development(HiPeC-II) and the Global COE Program of the University of
Tokyo, "Development and Systematization of Death and Life Studies" to
jointly hold the International Conference on "Peace from Disasters".
This Conference aims to integrate the perspectives from academic
scholars, peacebuilding practitioners and civil society activists from
different countries and localities to explore the ways of building peace
and reconstruction from various human and/or natural disasters across
communities, countries and continents. By focusing on the comprehensive
human capacities at the time of extreme devastation, this conference
aims to cover four broad spectrums of peacebuilding initiatives that are
to constitute the following three sessions and one panel discussion.
- SESSION 1: Peacebuilding and Democracy across Communities, Countries
Objective: While peacebuilding and democratization are two inseparable
subjects, they include the difficulties at implementation. This session
will illuminate the complex dynamics of institutional-building in post
conflict society with those political development in West Asia and North
Africa in comparative perspectives. It will examine various challenges
of human life from the perspectives of micro to macro. e.g. local
communities through countries to continents.
- SESSION 2: Nuclear and Environmental Peace for Better Human Life
Objective: After the devastative Great Earthquake and nuclear disaster
in Japan in March 2011, people around the world become more anxious
about the future of human life that is affected by the use of nuclear
energy. This session will discuss peace from the environmental aspect
and seek for the realistic policy suggestion about what should be the
society to be built after the reconstruction process.
- SESSION 3: Spiritual Reconciliation from Devastations
Objective: Damages by a catastrophic natural disaster or human conflict
cause and expand the social unrest, conflict or despair in affected
societies. This is a big obstacle for peacebuilding. This session will
pay attentions to the spiritual aspects of human development in the
process of reconstruction from devastation in order to find the road to
= CALL FOR PAPER =
Those wishing to present a paper in person for any of the above
mentioned sessions are invited to submit the abstract of your
presentations and your CV. The abstract should be formed around 500
words or less and sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org . The
deadline for submission of an abstract is 18:00, 18 July, 2011(JST).
Your name, affiliation, email address and session you want to present
must be included in your e-mail. Those who are selected for presenting
the paper at this conference, MUST subsequently send the full paper,
fewer than 5000 words, by 15 August, 2011. Travel expense including the
economy class return air ticket from the airports closest to their
residences to Hiroshima, JAPAN for presenters from developing countries
will be provided by the organizer and upon submission of their full
= IMPORTANT DATES =
- Deadline for Abstract:
18 July, 2011
- Deadline for Full Paper:
15 August, 2011
= GUIDELINES FOR AN ABSTRACT AND PAPER =
An abstract must be sent electronically, in Microsoft Word format to:
email@example.com . Upon receipt of the abstract, a confirmation
email will be sent to your address within 48 hours or before 18:00, Mon.,
July 18, 2011, whichever earlier. If you do not receive the
confirmation mail from us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or
call +81-82-404-6936 .
Should there be an exceptional case where you are unable to submit
electronic files in Microsoft Word format, please contact the HiPeC
office: email@example.com .
1. Papers submitted to the Conference should NOT be already published or
under consideration for publication at any other places or in any other
2. All submissions should be the original works of the applicants.
3. Full papers consisting of 5000 words or less are accepted.
4. Please use the Times New Roman font in 10.5-point type.
5. Margins for Abstracts and Manuscripts are 25mm for Top, Bottom, Left,
6. All submissions should include a separate title page with each author
's name and contact information.
7. A reference list is required.
8. Acknowledgements must be removed.
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