Presentations at this international on the traditional systems of conflict resolution will be given by two groups of people. The first group of presenters are the delegates representing the councils of traditional rulers or indigenous from various countries around the world who are invited to share best practices and speak on the roles the traditional rulers play in the peaceful resolution of conflict, promotion of social cohesion, peaceful coexistence and harmony, restorative justice, national security, and sustainable and development in their various countries. The second group of presenters are experts, researchers, scholars and policy makers whose accepted abstracts cover a wide range of qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research studies on the traditional systems of conflict resolution, including, but not limited to, theoretical frameworks, models, cases, practices, historical analyses, comparative studies, sociological studies, policy and legal studies (both national and international), economic studies, cultural and ethnic studies, systems design, and processes of traditional systems of conflict resolution.

Guidelines for Paper Submission

  • All abstracts and papers for presentation at the 5th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding must focus on the Traditional Systems of Conflict Resolution. Qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods research studies are accepted. Case studies, lessons learned, success stories and best practices from academics, traditional rulers, indigenous leaders, practitioners, civil society organizations, law enforcement or military, and policymakers are also accepted.
  • Proposal for a Panel: Researchers, theorists, and practitioners can submit a joint proposal for a special panel discussion on any topics focusing on the Traditional Systems of Conflict Resolution.
  • Papers for presentation must be between 3,500 and 4,000 words, submitted with 300-350 word abstracts, and a biography of no more than 50 words. Authors can send their 300-350 word abstracts before submitting the full paper.
  • Abstract Submission Deadline is Friday, June 29, 2018.
  • Selected abstracts for presentation notified by Friday, July 6, 2018.
  • Full paper submission deadline: Friday, August 31, 2018.
  • If English is not your native language, please have a native English speaker review your paper before submission.
  • All submissions to the 5th Annual International on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding must be typed double-spaced in MS Word using Times New Roman, 12 pt.
  • Please use the APA Style for your citations and references.
  • Please identify a minimum of 4, and a maximum of 7, keywords reflecting the title of your paper.
  • Authors should include their names on the cover sheet only for purposes of blind review.
  • Authors should also include the title of the paper on each page as well as page numbers for ease of organization and identification.
  • Email graphic materials: photo images, diagrams, figures, maps and others as attachment in a jpeg format and indicate by use of numbers preferred placement areas in the manuscript.
  • All abstracts, full papers, graphic materials and inquiries should be sent by email to: icerm@icermediation.org. Please indicate “ Annual International Conference” in the subject line.

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