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International Summer School  Sarajevo July 16-26, 2014

Association "PRAVNIK" together with the partner organization Konrad Adenauer Stiftung-Rule of Law Program South East Europe will be offering International Summer School Sarajevo 2014 course on Lessons from former Yugoslavia for global peace and security from 16– 26 July 2014. The course will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Accommodation is offered at the Franciscan Students' Hostel in double bedded rooms. The Hostel is at 15 minute walking distance from the city centre in safe and peaceful surroundings.

The program encourages applications from graduate and PhD students of law and related disciplines and young professionals (under the age of 35); including a limited number of undergraduate students from South East Europe, Europe and the US.

200€ for accommodation, meals and working materials. Students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, the Republic of Moldova, and Serbia are eligible to apply for a participation fee reduction of 50%.

Travel costs are not covered by this fee and each participant should take care of personal travel arrangements.


For more information and to apply, please visit their website.


Deadline : April 30, 2014


Call for Papers - 10th Biennial Graduate Student Conference Proposal October 31- November 1, 2014

Since 1996, graduate students and recent graduates from universities across the United States, Canada, and numerous other countries have gathered in Boston for this biennial event.

In addition to showcasing graduate student papers, the conference will feature keynote addresses by thought leaders, skill-building workshops, and opportunities to network with practitioners, scholars, and fellow students. 

The conference will take place in the state-of-the-art Campus Center of the University of Massachusetts Boston,
allowing participants easy access to the City of Boston and its wealth of educational and cultural resources.

For more information, please click here and visit their website. 

Proposal Due: April 23, 2014
Acceptance Notification: June 17, 2014
Papers Due: September 15, 2014

Kimse Yok Mu "InnovAction for Poverty" Research Paper Competition 

The competition aims to produce applicable and innovative ideas for eradicating poverty and support to human and social development, create social awareness and make social impact by implementing these ideas. 

They invite papers on a variety of topics including but not limited to: Anti-Poverty Issues by ICT, social innovation for reducing poverty, micro-finance projects, sustainable development, youth development, education and training, etc.

The competition is open to master's/PhD students and graduates all over the world. The evaluation of the papers will be carried out by the Commission of Evaluation,composed of academicians, chosen by KYD. The language of the competition is English and the paper must be typed in 1.5 spaced, in APA style and must not exceed 20 pages. 

For more information, please visit the website.
Deadline: Abstracts for paper due May 12, 2014

The West Suburban Faith-Based Peace Coalition: 2014 Peace Essay Contest

The West Suburban Faith-Based Peace Coalition is once again sponsoring a Peace Essay Contest with a $1,000.00 award to the winner. In contrast to the previous year’s contest, essays now will have to be directed to a person who can help promote knowledge of the Kellogg-Briand Pact (KBP) and, from whom a response is expected. Essays will be judged not only on the quality of the essay but on the potential impact of the response. Everyone is eligible to participate; there are no restrictions regarding age or place of residence. Participants are required to make 3 submissions. 

For more information, please click here and visit their website.

In 800 words or less write your essay on: How Can We Obey the Law Against War? By April 15, 2014 send the essay to the person named in your application and a copy to frankgoetz@comcast.net with your Essay Number in the Subject line.

By May 15, 2014 send Essay Response documentation to frankgoetz@comcast.net with your Essay Number in the Subject line.

University of Cyprus: International Summer School in Peace and Conflict Studies- Nicosia, 20-30 July, 2014.

The University of Cyprus in collaboration with the European Consortium for Political Research and the International Association of Peace and Conflict Studies organize summer school in Peace and Conflict Studies. The purpose of this Summer School is to bring together leading academics in the interdisciplinary field of Peace and Conflict Studies with post-graduate students who are working in this area from varied disciplines, locations, and orientations. 

The objective is to develop a corpus of critical knowledge which will influence peacebuilding theory, methodology, ethics, and policy, as well as to have a broader impact on one of the key agendas of IR- peacemaking. To this end the subjects and themes of the summer school range from peace theory to policy analysis to field work experiences.

The Summer School will be taught in intensive morning and afternoon sessions. It will be organized around Lectures and Seminars led by experts, and in addition include Roundtables with scholars and practitioners, Case Studies and choice of a Fieldtrip. One day will be allocated to students to present their own research work and receive feedback from the teaching faculty.

For more information, click here and visit their website.

Journal of Peacebuilding and Development - Call for Papers

The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development is calling for papers for its forthcoming open issue Volume 10, Number 1, to be published December 2014. JPD foregrounds qualitative methodologies, especially empirically based case studies that facilitate grounded and fresh analysis to serve theory, policy and strategy development. JPD offers a space for scholars and practitioners to examine the logic and impacts of dominant policies and practices, and to cultivate visionary, holistic approaches striving to advance collaboration between the fields of peacebuilding and development.

Articles submitted to the Journal should be original contributions and are subject to peer review. With occasional exceptions, articles should be based on case studies. All submissions must link issues of peace and/or conflict with some aspect of development. Please indicate clearly if the article is under consideration by another publisher. Articles are read by the journal’s editors as well as by two to four outside reviewers (one or two for briefings). The following types of submissions will be considered: Full articles address critical themes or analyses on the peacebuilding-development nexus and usually have a practice or case study component. They must be contextualized within the scholarly and policy literature and existing debates (7,000 words maximum, including endnotes and bibliographical references); Briefings are country, practice or policy reviews and analysis of current events and topical issues (2,500 words maximum).

More information here

Deadline: Submit the abstract to: jpd.production@gmail.com. Abstracts should reach JPD by 21 April, 2014

15th Annual Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is proud to announce the call for applications for the 15th annual Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law which runs from May 27th to June 13th 2014. Our program offers 19 courses taught by more than 40 prominent scholars in the field of human rights, in both English and Spanish. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law provides through this Program the unique opportunity to learn and interact with judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Special Rapporteurs of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission and Court on Human Rights, recognized members of NGOs and professors from all over the world. The program welcomed more than 165 participants from over 25 countries with differing backgrounds and levels of experience for an intensive three weeks in Washington, D.C. Additionally, the Academy hosts special events, such as panels, a film series, and site visits to international organizations. The Diploma is offered to a select group of 35 law professionals who fulfill the admission requirements. 

For more information, please visit their website.

Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Apply to be a bailiff for the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition, hosted annually at Washington College of Law on May 18—23, 2014. 

This competition is the world’s only tri-lingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese) moot court based on the Inter-American System for Human Rights. The Competition was established to train attorneys on how to use the Inter-American human rights legal system as a legitimate forum for redressing human rights violations.

The Competition requires students to argue the merits of a hypothetical case written on a cutting-edge topic currently being debated within the Inter-American human rights legal system. All student team members must be enrolled in a Juris Doctor (JD) degree program or its international equivalent to participate as a team.
This is an opportunity to network with international human rights experts from all over the world. Last year, there were over 600 students, faculty, diplomats, and human rights practitioners from 35 countries. Any SIS undergraduate and graduate students who are interested are welcomed to participate. Speaking Spanish or Portuguese is a plus, but is not necessary. This is a great opportunity to practice language skills, network with international human rights experts, and learn more about international education program management.

Register for the Competition here.

For more information, please visit their website.

Student Writing Competition in ADR

Each year, the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York (ACR-GNY) hosts a student writing competition in ADR. The competition is organized in conjunction with our Annual Conference, which is held every June in New York City. The conference is a full-day event of presentations, trainings and workshops led by distinguished practitioners and scholars in the field of conflict resolution. Winners of the writing competition are invited to present their work at the the 2014 ACR-GNY Annual Conference, which is being held on June 19, 2014 at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Papers will be considered in one of three categories based upon the degree program of the author (Undergraduate, Graduate or Law) and a first place winner from each category will be recognized.

Additional papers may also be selected for recognition.

Please review the Competition Guidelines for submission and eligibility requirements. Please direct any inquiries to Brian Farkas at writing_competition@acrgny.org. Entries due by April 30, 2014.

2nd International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue by Institute for Peace and Dialogue, IPD

We are so glad to announce 2nd International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue by Institute for Peace and Dialogue, IPD which will take place in Baar, Switzerland during the 17-27 August, 2014.

If you wish to get more academic knowledge by experienced experts and spend fruitful summer time in Switzerland then Please send us your filled application form include your CV and Passport Page (only photo page) by email to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.at till the 30 June, 2014.

Participants from the State Organs, INGOs, IOs, Companies, Universities and Individual Researchers who are interested on peacebuilding, conflict transformation, intercultural-interfaith dialogue, mediation, negotiation, inner peace and etc. related topics are welcome to join us.

Funding Opportunity: The applicants from the European Union area countries can apply and receive training grant from the Lifelong Learning Program.

Please visit their webpage for more information.


IETC 2014 seeks a diverse and comprehensive program covering all areas of educational technology. The program includes a wide range of activities designed to facilitate the exchange of expertise, experience, and resources with colleagues. These include keynote and invited talks, full and brief paper presentations, panels and round table discussion sessions. The International Educational Technology Conference aims to diffuse the knowledge and researches among academicians and lead to development in educational technology and instructional technologies.

We would like to invite you to share your experience and your papers with academicians, teachers and professionals.

The official languages of the conference are English and Turkish. Proposals can be sent and be presented in either language. But all submission process will be done in English.

Abstract Deadline : Until July 5, 2014
Full Article Deadline : Until July 20, 2014
Registration Fee Deadline : Until August 5, 2014

Please send your submissions to ietcsecretary@gmail.com and visit their webpage.

Eleventh Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars

July 16-19, 2014, Winnipeg, Canada

Call For Papers:

The IAGS and the University of Manitoba welcome papers and sessions related to our conference theme of "Time, Movement, and Space: Genocide Studies and Indigenous Peoples." Innovative panels, workshops, and papers that consider the spatial and temporal issues as applied to Indigenous genocide and its commemoration are particularly encouraged, as are comparative studies. Besides panels and papers, the organizers invite other modes of dialogue, including workshops, roundtable discussions, cultural media, artistic works/readings, and forums that relate to policy initiatives, pedagogy, and education. Scholars, practitioners, and students interested in genocide studies from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. While our theme is centered on Indigenous issues, we also encourage innovative and original papers about other genocides. As 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we are eager to accept papers on this genocide.

Papers will be accepted in English and should be sent as an attachment to the following email address: iagswinnipeg2014@gmail.com
Once the proposals are accepted by the selection committee, participants are required to register on-line at: www.genocidescholars.org where IAGS and conference material will be found. All participants must be IAGS members.
Please prepare your abstract for a 15 minute paper.

Canadian School of Peacebuilding

June 16 - 20 & 23 - 27, 2014, Winnipeg, Canada

Come this summer to learn with peacebuilders – local and international, young and old, students, practitioners, and those new to peacebuilding – at the sixth annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding. We invite you to participate in your choice of five-day courses for personal inspiration, professional development, or academic credit.
The sixth annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), a program of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), will be held in Winnipeg, MB, June 16 -20 and 23-27, 2014. Two 5-day sessions, each with three or four courses running concurrently, will be offered for training or for academic credit. The CSOP is designed to be an environment characterized by (a) education for peace and justice, (b) learning through thinking and doing, (c) generous hospitality and radical dialogue, and (d) the modeling of invitational community. The Canadian School of Peacebuilding is for people from all faiths, countries and identity groups.

You can get more information and apply here.

Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Right Based Approaches, International Human Rights Network

June 16 - 20, 2014, National University of Ireland, Maynooth Ireland

This annual IHRN training programme aims at enhancing the skills of justice sector personnel, consultants, managers etc., in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform. The programme is designed for people working in the justice sector (with state or non-state institutions) or undertaking Rule of law/Governance assignments (e.g. UN, EC Framework Contract Lot 7 - Governance and Home Affairs) as well as justice sector personnel wishing to adapt their expertise for international consultancy work.
Knowledge and skills enhanced include:
• The legal principles, policies & practice underpinning human rights based approaches to justice sector reform
• The inter-linkages between justice sector roles (law enforcement, judiciary, corrections/rehabilitation, etc.)
• The relationship between the justice sector and related terms; 'security sector', 'rule of law', 'good governance'
• Human Rights Based needs assessment, programme design, implementation, as well as monitoring & evaluation
• Programming tools & checklists (including benchmarks & indicators of human rights change)
• Case studies from national contexts as well as international field missions (including conflict and post-conflict)
• Teamwork, advocacy, strategic partnerships and consulting opportunities
For the above programme in 2014 IHRN is offering a scholarship to enable a suitably qualified person to participate who would not otherwise be able to do so. An IHRN Scholarship is designed for an individual from a non-OECD country, an activist or someone working with a civil society organisation in an area relevant to the training programme. IHRN scholarships are not generally offered to officials of inter-governmental organisations or state bodies.

For more information please visit their webpage.


International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue

August 17-27, 2014, Eckstein Meeting & Education Center in Baar, Switzerland

The goal of this international summer academy is to support institutional academic peace education and strengthen peace-building skills and intercultural dialogue of the international society.

For more information and access to the application, please click here. Applicants should email their completed applications to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch until June 30, 2014 at the latest.

European Academy of Diplomacy - 2014 Summer Trainings

School of Fundamental Diplomatic Skills - July 7-11, 2014

The School of Fundamental Diplomatic Skills and School of Advanced Diplomatic Skills are two weeklong summer courses designed for university students, recent graduates and young professionals who recognize the value and necessity of soft skills expected by employers and recruiters from diplomatic and international business sectors. Over 30 intensive hours, participants will engage in simulations, workshops and lectures, covering the following subjects:

School of Advanced Diplomatic Skills - July 14-18, 2014

The School of Advanced Diplomatic Skills is a weeklong course designed for young and mid-career professionals from the international business, diplomatic and third sector. The Advanced School builds on previously acquired soft skills and presents an expanded set of topics that are designed to further prepare participants for the challenges and rigors of diplomacy, international business and working in multinational organizations in the 21st century. Participants will engage in 34-hours of simulations, workshops and lectures.

Social Media for Public Diplomacy - July 12-13, 2014

The Social Media for Public Diplomacy Workshop is an intensive two-day program designed to improve professional capabilities to develop and implement successful social media campaigns. Through a balanced series of discussions, workshops, and on-line training sessions it provides master level insight and knowledge necessary to develop strategies and tactics to enhance the ability to efficiently communicate and influence the public opinions using social media outlets. The forum will provide a platform for interaction and knowledge sharing and allow the participants to exchange experiences and effectively implement the skills acquired during the training and to evaluate and correct implemented social media strategies.