CFP PeaceCon 2020: Pandemics, Peace and Justice (Online)

EventsCall 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.

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.


Mediating Violent Conflict Workshop (Washington, DC)

Mediating violent conflict
A Course for Practitioners and Policymakers
United States Institute of Peace

Participants will:
• Build competence and confidence for practicing mediation
• Understand the role of international mediation in the larger peacebuilding context
• Learn skills to facilitate the practice and promotion of third-party engagement in peacemaking in interstate and intrastate conflict

Dates: December 7 – 11, 2015
Price: $550
Instructor: Pamela Aall