CfP for the 20th Annual Conference of the German Peace Psychology Association

The aim of the conference is to take stock of recent research on the dynamics of domestic and international conflicts with special emphasis on communication within and between the groups. Three aspects of this subject, which will already be touched upon in the invited keynote speeches, will constitute the thread running through the conference: Migration, national identity and the role of the media for the escalation and de-escalation of conflict.

Keynote-speakers will be

The aim of the conference is to take stock of recent research on the dynamics of domestic and international conflicts with special emphasis on communication within and between the groups. Three aspects of this subject, which will already be touched upon in the invited keynote speeches, will constitute the thread running through the conference: Migration, national identity and the role of the media for the escalation and de-escalation of conflict.

Keynote-speakers will be
– Valerie Purdie-Vaughns (Yale University, New Haven, U.S.A): Exploring multiculturalism in the context of national identity: Cross-cultural studies in United States and Germany.
– Eli Avraham (University of Haifa, Israel): Ways of Constructing the \’Other\‘: Media Images of National and Cultural Minorities
– Wassilios Baros (Dimokritos University, Alexandroupoli, Greece): Bildung und Überprüfung von
Hypothesen in der Migrationsforschung

It is being called for empirical and theoretical papers from all fields of psychology, sociology, political science, communication studies and other social sciences that can contribute to the topic of the conference. Papers may be submitted in English (preferred) or German. For each paper 30 minutes including discussion time are scheduled. Submitted papers will be screened with regard to their general appropriateness and grouped with related papers into thematic sessions.

Deadline for the submission of papers is April 15, 1007. Please submit your contributions, including a summary of approximately 500 words, as soon as possible at the E-mail address Wilhelm.kempf@uni-konstanz.de.

Date and location of the conference:
June 15, 2007, 2:30 pm – June 17, 2007, 1:00 pm
University of Konstanz, Universitätsstraße 10, 78457 Konstanz