CfP: Bridging Divides: European Peace Architecture of Integration and Engagement

Bridging Divides: European Peace Architecture of Integration and Engagement
6th EuPRA bi-annual Congress, 23-25 July 2009, TIRANA

European Peace Research Association (EuPRA), the European affiliate of International Peace Research Association (IPRA) in cooperation with Faculty of Social Sciences, European University of Tirana, Albania is currently accepting submissions for its 6th bi-annual Congress to take place on 23-25 July 2009.


Bridging Divides: European Peace Architecture of Integration and Engagement
6th EuPRA bi-annual Congress, 23-25 July 2009, TIRANA

European Peace Research Association (EuPRA), the European affiliate of International Peace Research Association (IPRA) in cooperation with Faculty of Social Sciences, European University of Tirana, Albania is currently accepting submissions for its 6th bi-annual Congress to take place on 23-25 July 2009.

Historically, Europe has experienced splits and divisions that have created its unique and shared history and culture. As to Western Europe, it is evident that the process of integration that was initiated in economic terms, found its political momentum after 1989 with the unification of Germany, the dismantling of the Warsaw Pact and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. The integration that extended eastwards is evident not only in figures but also in political terms. However, the future of an integrated Europe and its identity face two challenges: the future of EU institutions and functioning, and the issue of enlargement towards Southeast Europe. The conference aims at promoting discussion of both strategic and ethical questions surrounding issues of peace, integration, security, and justice, while committed to balanced discussions of diverse perspectives on division and engagement. The convenors are most interested in the cultural and political issues surrounding peace and integration occurring between nations and peoples. We invite papers on topics such as war, peace, global cooperation, domestic violence, and interpersonal conflict resolution; including questions of military and political security, the global and European economy, and global and European environmental issues.

Submissions are welcome from political and social sciences, and related disciplines. Our intentions are to welcome scholars from a wide range of interests within the academic community and educated members of the larger public. Doctoral students are also invited to submit proposals for papers to be delivered at the conference. Papers should be intended for a wide scholarship, though following academic standards in quality and style. Original papers presented at the Congress will be published.

Convener: Assoc. Prof. Enika Abazi, Ph.D., Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, European University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
Venue: European University of Tirana, Bul. Gjergj Fishta, Tirana, Albania
Deadlines: Each applicant should submit a paper proposal (max. 250 words) and a short bio (max. 100 words) of his/her academic affiliation/ research topic/general research interests by March 31, 2009. Accepted papers will be announced by May 1, 2009. As each panel will have a discussant – an invited scholars from the relevant field, the approved – candidates will have to submit a full-length paper by July 1, 2009. This is a strict deadline. Conference papers will be made available to all participants in advance and included in the publication of the conference proceedings. Proposals should be sent by email to the address: eupra2009@gmail. com. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it.