Call for Proposals: 8th Annual Conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Building Bridges, Crossing Borders: Gender, Identity, and Security in the Search for Peace

PJSAThe 8th Annual Conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association
October 1-2, 2010
Menno Simons College and the Global College
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Submission Deadline — March 15, 2010

The PJSA Program Committee invites submissions for the 2010 Annual Meeting of the PJSA, to be held on the campuses of Menno Simons College and The Global College, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on Friday October 1 and Saturday October 2, 2010.

We welcome proposals from a wide range of disciplines, professions, and perspectives that address issues related to gender, identity, and security in the search for peace. We seek to explore how security can be re-imagined in the search for a more just world; to examine the many dimensions of gender and identity that must be addressed in the search for peace and justice; and to analyze the complex inter-weaving of all these issues in an evolving world-wide context of global change. We especially welcome contributions that explore the legacy of great women peace advocates in the tradition of Jane Addams, and look forward to proposals and initiatives of various forms that reflect on and assess the legacy, impact, and future of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women and Peace.

Submissions may propose offerings of various forms: research papers, presentations, round-tables, panels, hands-on workshops, posters, and creative works using a variety of media to address gender, identity, and
security in the search for peace. Our goal is to create a stimulating environment where academics and activists, educators, practitioners, and artists can build bridges and cross borders. The conference will invite
participants to engage with three avenues of exploration: papers and presentations, hands-on practitioner workshops, and a youth summit. It seeks to create an environment in which attendees will have multiple opportunities to meet and dialogue in both formal and informal settings.

The deadline for all proposal submissions is March 15, 2010. Abstracts are to be no more than 150 words. Those greatly exceeding this limit will not be printed in the program. Individuals must be members to have their papers accepted into the program. All proposals must be submitted electronically through the PJSA website.

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