Tbilisi Conference 2017 is an opportunity for scholars, academics and researchers from around the world, who are involved in and conflict studies, to come together and share their ideas about studies approaches and current conflict transformations issues.

These are following broad themes for consideration:

  • International and local conflicts as a source of instability.
  • Conflict transformation and security;
  • Comparative Peace Processes;
  • Peace processes and peacebuilding practices/initiatives;
  • Restorative justice and reconciliation;
  • Gender and peace building.

For participation both the completed research papers as well as works in progress are accepted.

Please, submit your abstract (250-300 words) based on one of the topics above via e-mail: ipc@cu.edu.ge no later than 15th of July, 2017.

The Conference will include a special panel “Youth and Peace building” for students (BA and MA levels) to present their ongoing research on peace issues.

Students must also submit abstracts (200-250 words) no later than July 15th via e-mail: ipc@cu.edu.ge

Selection results will be communicated on August 15, 2017.

* Conference working language is English.

* * Funding could be available for selected international participants.

About the organizers: The Conference is organized by the Institute of Peace Studies (IPS), which was set up in the Caucasus under the framework of the Erasmus + project – Creation of the Graduate Curricula in Peace Studies in Georgia (PESTUGE) with ongoing collaboration from four European Universities, renowned in their Peace Studies programs: Dublin City UniversityTrinity College, Innsbruck University and University of Ulster and participating Georgian Universities: Caucasus University, Tbilisi State University, Ilia State University and Sokhumi State University. The aim of the PESTUGE project is to establish and promote Peace Studies teaching and research in Georgia’s higher institutions and promote academic networks on peace studies.

For additional information, please visit the project website.

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