Call for proposals: PeaceCon 2020: Pandemics, Peace and Justice: Shaping What Comes Next, To be held online, December 7-9, 2020. Deadline: September 13, 2020.
In partnership with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Alliance for Peacebuilding is proud to announce the theme for PeaceCon 2020, Pandemics, Peace and Justice: Shaping What Comes Next, taking place virtually, December 7-9. In the midst of a global pandemic, rising global violence, and a national and worldwide reckoning over systemic injustice and racism, PeaceCon 2020 will bring together experts and practitioners to consider the interplay of justice and peacebuilding, and strategies to elevate and integrate peacebuilding in our collective effort to shape a more just, secure and peaceful future in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recognizing the challenges to international travel and large group gatherings this year, PeaceCon 2020 will take place entirely online, from December 7-9, 2020. Peacebuilders from across the world will be invited to share their ideas for interactive sessions, workshops, or other creative online formats, with an emphasis on moving beyond the traditional format of long panel presentations followed by-brief audience question-and-answers. Organizers seek submissions for interactive panels, ignite talks, workshops, and networking sessions with diverse institutional affiliations and speaker backgrounds. Online sessions will be designed to stimulate discussion and audience participation, with opportunities for engagement in the weeks leading up to PeaceCon and in the year to follow.