It is hard to end a war, all the harder to establish peace. The social, economic, cultural, and political
responsibilities of peace fall both to the victors and the losers. Knowing what peace looks like, on both
practical and philosophical fronts, is an essential point of debate. Multiple perspectives across the disciplines
are needed for a proper and rigorous understanding of these issues.
The Villanova University Graduate Liberal Studies Program will host a one-day graduate student conference on
the politics of peace. We invite students across the humanities and social sciences, especially the following
• Liberal Studies
• Political Science
• Peace and Justice Studies
• Classical Studies
Any graduate student conducting research on this subject is welcome to submit a proposal.
We especially welcome proposals that are cross – disciplinary.
The following topics are suggested, but by no means exhaustive:
o The ethics of peacekeeping
o What is the price of peace?
o How do revolutionaries become politicians?
o Contesting paradigms of peace
o How can human nature sustain peace?
oHow has peace been maintained in the past?
Please submit a 500 word abstract (maximum) to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline April 20
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