Canadian Peace Research Association

Association #46
Canadian Peace Research Association (CPRA)
Conference dates: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 to Friday, June 5, 2020
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CPRA #46 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
The Canadian Peace Research Association - Association canadienne de recherché pour la paix (CPRA - ACRP) seeks to bring together academics, educators, researchers, and peace advocates from Canada and abroad to examine and discuss current and emerging issues and challenges in the field of Peace Research. Individual papers and panels in Peace Research, especially those that have international significance are invited from all disciplines and professions. The CPRA - ACRP facilitates understanding the complex nature of wars and conflicts as well as their short- and long-term consequences. We examine, for example, how violent conflicts, ethnic and religious discrimination, and human rights violations produce forced displacement and how different actors can respond to these crisis situations. Peace researchers can study the preconditions for conflict resolution and sustainable peace in local, international and global contexts. They may place special emphasis on various tools and phases of conflict transformation - peacebuilding, mediation, reconciliation and dialogue. We facilitate close contacts with practitioners in the fields of conflict resolution, crisis management, and mediation. We aim to develop theoretical insights, refine research methodologies, and communicate our findings widely.
Peace researchers conduct research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups, and people. Our panelists and speakers are seeking to understand the processes that bring societies together or split them apart. We explore in round tables and panels how conflicts erupt and how they can be resolved; we investigate how different kinds of violence affect people; and we examine how societies tackle crises – and the threat of crisis. The disciplines that gather together each year through the CPRA - ACRP are widely diverse, ranging from international relations to education to mathematics and philosophy but we are all interested in documenting general trends, seeking to understand processes, and informing concrete responses. The CPRA - ACRP was founded in 1965 and has been committed to academic excellence for many decades. We see this academic excellence as paramount to having a meaningful impact on society. The CPRA – ACRP Conference is part of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, which promotes research, and teaching for “the advancement of an inclusive, democratic, and progressive society.” With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges, and scholarly associations, the Federation or “Congress” represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The CPRA - ACRP is an independent scholarly association, international in its orientation, with an extensive network of collaborators worldwide.We are pleased to cordially invite you to submit your proposals and abstracts for presentation at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Peace Research Association - Association canadienne de recherché pour la paix (CPRA - ACRP). In 2020, it is expected that more than 8,000 scholars will gather under the aegis of approximately 70 academic associations representing a rich spectrum of disciplines in education, social sciences, social work, peace research and other academic disciplines. Congress represents a unique showcase of scholarly excellence, creativity, and leadership. The 2020 CPRA - ACRP Conference, as a constituent of Congress 2020, hopes to offer a welcoming milieu for peace researchers, social scientists, teachers, as well as activists and advocates, in order to present their research as well as influence peace studies. Through its Congress 2020 Program and Theme – Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism – this year’s Congress proposes to do all that, as it opens space for dialogue. We are hoping to embrace this theme in the CPRA - ACRP’s programming, collaborate with other associations, and make many of our sessions open to all Congress participants and to the public. In the next six months, let’s work together to make the CPRA - ACRP Conference at the 2020 Congress our best yet! Our goal is to deliver a positive meeting experience for our association’s members and attendees. The Federation team and the CPRA - ACRP team are here to support you. We look forward to providing you with all you need to make Congress 2020 a memorable experience for all involved. Confirmed Speakers, Keynote Speakers and Graduate Students (as of November 25, 2019)? We have already confirmed the attendance of many academics, notable speakers, peace experts, and graduate students. You can read more about them in the latest version of the Preliminary Program and the Biographies of CPRA Biographies. Please take a look at the confirmed speakers and encourage your colleagues and friends to think about joining the CPRA – ACRP. We will collect the CPRA’s annual fees through the Congress website when you pay your Congress and Association fees. All the information you need to join is available on the Congress website and the CPRA - ACRP website.
Call-for-papers deadline: 
February 21, 2020
President's Reception: 
June 4, 2020
Program Chairs: 

Erika Simpson, University of Western Ontario

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Nigmendra Narain, University of Western Ontario


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