CFP Peacebuilding

Call for Submissions: Peacebuilding journal. Deadline: Rolling.


Peacebuilding is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research.

Peacebuilding accepts the following types of article: Original articles, Review Articles, and submissions under the “Beyond the Metropole” section. The goal of this section is to promote voices who speak from positions of marginalisation, including (but not limited to) perspectives emanating from the global south, engaging with decoloniality, or affected by censorship and other forms of silencing and underrepresentation. Contributors are not limited to academics, rather the journal actively encourages activists, practitioners and community representatives (such as elders, curators, innovators) to contribute to “Beyond the Metropole.”

Conceptual innovation and ideas that lead us to challenge our ideas of peace, power and justice are particularly encouraged. Acknowledging the discipline’s tendency to focus on accessible global spaces (“metropoles”), the section features innovative, unorthodox and marginalised ideas that are often overlooked in the discipline. Providing an opportunity to take account of the weaknesses of Peace and Conflict Studies, which has sometimes aligned with power, spoken primarily from European and North American perspectives, or “normalised” its core ideas, this section provides a series of encounters with a different set of ideas about peace in the broadest sense. It is particularly interested in insights about the workings of power in relation to peace, or the various challenges and expressions of resistance against it, from positions where such power is most acutely felt.

Kennesaw State U: Conflict Management & Peacebuilding (USA)

“JobDirector of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, USA. Deadline: 10 January 2023.

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, administrative faculty position as a tenured Professor and Director of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development (SCMPD) in the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences beginning July 2023.

Responsibilities include:

  • The Director is responsible for providing leadership for the School and Center for Conflict Management.

  • They will oversee SCMPD’s academic programs and budgets, facilitate fundraising, and manage the School’s outreach to the academic and practitioner communities.

  • The College is looking for an accomplished scholar with demonstrated administrative leadership skills and the ability to create an environment for collaboration, transparency, and shared governance.

  • The Director will have the responsibility to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity.

  • Working in collaboration with School faculty and staff and the Dean’s office, the Director will support and enhance teaching effectiveness, scholarship and research, student success, and community outreach.

swisspeace: Postdoc in Peacebuilding (Switzerland)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Peacebuilding, swisspeace, Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Deadline: 15 October 2022.

The postdoctoral researcher will become part of the swisspeace research community and will be hosted by a respective programmatic team. The researcher is expected to contribute to the research profile and intellectual environment at swisspeace by producing high quality research in the, broadly defined, area of peace studies and participating in scientific activities. Candidates with a research background and plan fitting within swisspeace’s areas of expertise and strategic interests will be given preference. Postdocs at swisspeace are affiliated with the University of Basel’s Department of Social Sciences, where they can also teach and enjoy full access to the university’s resources. swisspeace strives to create conditions for the Postdoc to complete their research plans, initiate new research agendas, and apply for third-party research funding.

KC64: Peacebuilding Translated into Turkish

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#64: Peacebuilding, which Elenie Opffer wrote for publication in English in 2015, and which Candost Aydın has now translated into Turkish.

As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

KC64 Peacebuilding_TurkishOpffer, E. (2022). Peacebuilding [Turkish]. (C. Aydın, trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 64. Retrieved from:

If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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CFP Ethnic & Religious Conflict (USA)

ConferencesCall for papers, 7th International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, White Plains, NY (Hybrid), Sept 28-29, 2022. Deadline: December 18, 2021.

Presented by the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation, in partnership with Drew University’s Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, this year’s theme is Ethnic, Racial and Religious Conflicts Globally: Analysis, Research and Resolution. To increase our understanding of ethnic, racial and religious conflicts in countries around the world, the 2022 International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding will consider submissions from multidisciplinary fields of study and practice. Qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods research studies from university scholars and researchers are accepted. Case studies, lessons learned, success stories, policy analysis or design, and best practices from policy makers, practitioners, religious leaders and indigenous peoples are also accepted.
Successful abstracts or full papers shall not only bridge theory, method and practice, but must include findings and recommendations designed to further understanding and inform practical application.

Swisspeace: Program Officer (Switzerland)

“JobProgram Officer: Peacebuilding Analysis and Impact, swisspeace, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Deadline: 30 May 2021.

To reinforce its Peacebuilding Analysis & Impact (PAI) program, swisspeace is looking for a Program Officer – Peacebuilding Analysis & Impact (80-100%). The Peacebuilding Analysis & Impact (PAI) program is the methodology innovation hub of swisspeace. Research and practice insights shape our cutting-edge approaches, which help our partners and clients to improve analysis, management, and learning processes to ultimately increase the effectiveness and positive impact of their work in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. swisspeace stands at the forefront of advancing conflict sensitivity and adaptive management both in research and policy as well as in institutional practice.

swisspeace is a practice and research institute dedicated to advancing effective peacebuilding. It supports and advises local, national, and international actors relevant for peacebuilding, researches topics particularly relevant for peacebuilding practice, provides spaces for exchange and dialogue, and shapes peace policy in Switzerland and globally. swisspeace is an associated institute of the University of Basel.

Elenie Opffer Interview

“Interviews”Dr. Elenie Opffer was interviewed about the concepts of peacebuilding and safe space, on October 27, 2020, by Rehana Paul, CID intern.

Dr. Opffer answers the following questions:

  • What is peacebuilding and why is it important?
  • How are intercultural dialogue and peacebuilding related?
  • Describe your involvement in high conflict areas of Africa.
  • What are safe spaces, and why are they important?

For further information, see her one-page summaries:
Opffer, E. (2015). Peacebuilding. Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 64.
Opffer, E. (2015). Safe space. Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 71.


CFP Are We Making a Difference? Peacebuilding Effectiveness

“PublicationCall for Chapters: Are We Making a Difference? Global and Local Efforts to Assess Peacebuilding Effectiveness, to be edited by Stacey L. Connaughton (Purdue) and Jasmine R. Linabary (Emporia State). Deadline for abstract only: November 1, 2020.

Assessing Peace CFP

Chapter abstracts invited for a forthcoming edited book project on assessment and peacebuilding. The book is entitled “Are we making a difference?: Global and local efforts to assess peacebuilding effectiveness” and will be published by Rowman & Littlefield. Peacebuilding practitioners at local, national, and international levels and educators are the primary audiences for the book.

This edited volume seeks to highlight data-driven/evidence-based efforts to assess the effectiveness of peacebuilding efforts worldwide and to be inclusive of voices worldwide and of diverse methods for assessing effectiveness (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, participatory). The book will also serve as a platform to share case studies of, critical reflections on, and practical tools for assessment. We encourage chapters written by peacebuilding practitioners and/or academics from a variety of fields. We are particularly interested in chapters written by or co-authored with local peacebuilders.

US Institute of Peace Offers Online Courses for Free in 2020

Intercultural PedagogyEntire catalog of online courses tuition-free, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC. Deadline: December 31, 2020.

As the coronavirus pandemic forces us to change the ways in which we interact with one another and as people across the United States and the world demand racial justice, today’s peacebuilders are in need of increased access to resources and tools to support them in transforming conflict. To meet that demand, the U.S. Institute of Peace is offering its entire catalog of online courses tuition-free from now until the end of 2020.

Course topics include: civil resistance, conflict analysis, community-based dialogue, peacebuilding, negotiation, and more, as well as access to the game Mission: Zhobia.


USIP: Dialogue & Peace Process Support (USA)


Senior Expert, Dialogue and Peace Process Support, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC. Deadline: Open until filled, posted January 23, 2020.

The Senior Expert position will serve as program lead on promoting and enhancing dialogue as a predominant peacebuilding method for the Inclusive Peace Processes Team, which is located in USIP’s Center for Applied Conflict Transformation. The Senior Expert will oversee USIP’s thought leadership on dialogue as well as develop practice, particularly to support transformation in peace processes globally. This position will provide strategic guidance and practice-oriented training, and serve as a comparative analyst on issues related to dialogues including political dialogues and consultations, intercultural dialogues, national dialogues, track II dialogue, among others.

The Inclusive Peace Processes team provides support to a range of internal and external stakeholders working at various stages of peace processes. The team provides capacity-building support as well as technical expertise on issues related to peace processes such as power-sharing, ceasefires, and mediation support. The Senior Expert will report to the Director, Inclusive Peace Processes and Reconciliation. This position will be a Full-Time position, however ISIP is open to include candidates that are available to work Part-Time as well.

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