Grinnell Peace Studies Student Conference 2012
The Grinnell College Peace Studies Program is seeking undergraduate student paper submissions addressing issues of peace and conflict from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities for the Grinnell Peace Studies Student Conference March 2-3, 2012.
After receiving paper abstracts, Peace Studies will decide which papers will be accepted and organize papers into themed panels. Students will receive word of acceptance, which panel they are on, and names of fellow panel presenters and their papers by mid-January. Final papers are due February 10, 2012. At that time, faculty respondents for each of the panels will receive copies of the papers for the panel they will be leading. Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes for each paper. Panel sessions will allow time for a short faculty introduction, presentations of three or four papers, followed by discussion, including questions from the faculty respondent.
250 word (max) abstract due December 15, 2011
Acceptance and panel assignment sent no later than January 15, 2012
3000 word (max) final paper due February 10, 2012
- All submissions should be sent electronically as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please put your name, email address, school, and title of your paper on a cover page for both abstract and paper. Document titles should start with your last name. Email subject lines should read “Peace Studies Conference Abstract/Paper.” Contact Val Vetter, coordinator, Peace Studies Program for more information email@example.com
- Submissions from undergraduates attending any institution are welcome.
- There is no registration fee. Peace Studies is not able to cover travel or off-campus lodging costs. However, Peace Studies can arrange for student presenters from off campus to stay with Grinnell students. We can arrange for a limited number of off campus faculty to stay at campus guesthouses. A dinner and lunch will be provided for all participants.
Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
- Environmental conflict
- The role of social media in effecting change
- Interfaith dialogue
- International conflicts
- Education and peacemaking
- Economic development and peacebuilding
- Language, power and conflict
- The arts and peacebuilding
- Trauma healing and the arts
- Trauma and identity
- Restorative justice
- Peace vs. justice
- Peace, conflict and human rights
- Feminist perspectives on peacebuilding
- Truth and reconciliation commissions
- Transitional justice initiatives
- Peace psychology
- Ethnic conflict
- Culture and violence
- Human trafficking and human rights
- Alternatives to violence
- Community building
- Nonviolent regime change