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International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding


  • Queens College 65-30 Kissena Boulevard Flushing, NY, 11367 United States (map)

The 5th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding will be held October 30 - November 1 at Queens College, CUNY, and co-sponsored by the Center for Ethnic, Racial & Religious Understanding (CERRU).

The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation believes that an international conference on the Traditional Systems of Conflict Resolution is highly needed at this crucial time in world history. The traditional rulers are the custodians of peace at the grassroots level, and for a long time, the international community has ignored them and their wealth of knowledge and wisdom in the areas of conflict resolution and peacebuilding.  

This international conference will serve as an international forum where researchers, scholars, policy makers and practitioners will have an opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from the traditional rulers from various countries around the world. In turn, the traditional rulers will discover emerging research and best practices presented by scholars and practitioners at the conference. The outcome of the exchange, inquiry and discussion will inform the international community on the roles and importance of the traditional systems of conflict resolution in our contemporary world.

All abstracts and papers for presentation must focus on  Traditional Systems of Conflict Resolution. Qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods research studies are accepted. Case studies, lessons learned, success stories and best practices from academics, traditional rulers, indigenous leaders, practitioners, civil society organizations, law enforcement or military, and policymakers are also accepted.

The deadline for presenter registration and full paper submission is Friday, August 31, 2018.

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