Alfred Fried Photography Award (Austria)

Call for entries: Alfred Fried Photography Award for images of “what does peace look like?”. Deadline: June 2, 2019.

The Alfred Fried Photography Award recognizes and promotes photographers from all over the world whose pictures capture human efforts towards a peaceful world and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives. The award goes to those photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence.

Those 14 years or younger can enter photos for the Children’s Peace Image of the Year.

The top five listed photographers will be awarded the Alfred Fried Photography Award Medal. The Peace Image of the Year will receive €10,000. The winning picture will be on display for one year at the Austrian Parliament and will be included in the permanent art collection of the Austrian Parliament. There is an award ceremony in Vienna and worldwide exhibitions as well.

The Conflict Conference 2016 (Texas)

Call for submissions: The Conflict Conference 2016

The Conflict Conference (TCC) will hold its 2015 conference at the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) on April 8-9, 2016. TCC is a multidisciplinary annual conference promoting the study of conflict and conflict resolution. We invite Papers, Panel Proposals, and Posters on any relevant topic such as apologies, advocacy, dispute resolution, peace, negotiation, reconciliation, mediation, restorative justice, conflict management, and ethics.

The DEADLINE for submissions is January 24th 2016. Notices of acceptance will be sent no later than February 7th, 2016.

・PAPER PROPOSALS must include the author’s name and institutional affiliation, the title of the paper, and an abstract of no more than 150 words for the program. In addition, proposals must include a 600-word extended abstract without personal information. Abstracts should be based on research that is clearly in progress (if not yet completed), with a well-formulated research question, and with a good description of the types of data used (if the work is empirical) and of the approach.

・PANEL PROPOSALS must include a maximum 150-word abstract for the program, names, titles, and abstracts for each participant.

・POSTERS must include the author’s name and institutional affiliation, the title of the paper, and an abstract of no more than 150 words.

A clear description of a research design may be acceptable, as this can lead to useful discussions in the early stages of a project. Documents must be attached to an email as a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document.

TCC welcomes submissions from students. Please indicate student status in all paper proposals. Please send all proposals to TCC via email.

Conference events will be held on Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th 2016 on the UT-Austin campus. A registration fee of USD $75.00 (two Austin artisan lunches, coffee, and refreshments included) is required.

Peace and Dialogue Awards

“The Rumi Forum gave its traditional awards of the RUMI Peace and Dialogue at the dinner held at Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill. At the ceremony, extraordinary individuals and organizations who have greatly contributed their time, energy, leadership and dedication to the cause of dialogue, peace,  community service and understanding were awarded.”

See details at the Rumi Foundation site.