Central Connecticut State University in partnership with Jewish Academic Network for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (JANIP), the American Task Force for Palestine (ATFP) and the Geneva Initiative North America is calling for proposals for the 2nd international Academic Conference on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Pathways to Peace (April 16-17, 2010) in New Britain, Connecticut. The goal of the conference will be to highlight the contribution that social scientific and humanistic research and scholarship can bring towards peace and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. Presentations and panels will focus on research examining the factors fueling the longest conflict of modern times, and contributions with instrumental ideas to achieve a just and equitable solution to the conflict.
Proposals can be submitted for concurrent presentations or panels. Presentations are 20 minute, single presenter papers. They will be grouped into sessions based on topic and content. Panels are 60 minute long, and have multiple presenters (Recommended 3 or 4). The Conference will strive to maintain a balance between Israeli, Palestinian and other U.S. and international speakers and encourage researchers from all sides of the conflict to send their proposals. Proposals should highlight research regarding obstacles and opportunities to the achievement of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
o Social and psychological factors in the conflict
o Historical, philosophical, and theological issues
o Economic factors and cooperation
o Demographic realities and solutions
o Geographic obstacles to peace
o Negotiations – Models, perceptions and strategies
General Guidelines :
- Submitting a proposal represents a commitment to register and make the presentation at the conference if it is accepted.
- Individuals with religious constraints with respect to the scheduling of the day or time of their presentation should indicate those limitations when the proposal is submitted.
- Submissions must be received by midnight on December 31, 2009.
- Limits on submissions and participation: Any single individual may only present one paper and participate in one panel at the conference.
- Please use the following form for submissions
More information available at: http://www.pathways2peace.org