Call for Papers: Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding


Emerging Ethnic, Racial, Religious, Sectarian, Caste, and International Conflicts: Strategies for Management and Resolution

The 9th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Dates: September 24-26, 2024

Location: Westchester Business Center, 75 S Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601

Registration: Click Here to Register

Organizer: International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERMediation)

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Call for Papers

Conference Overview

The 9th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding invites scholars, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and activists to submit proposals for papers addressing any emerging ethnic, racial, religious, sectarian, caste, or international conflicts worldwide. In addition to our heritage preservation and transmission theme, the conference aims to explore innovative strategies for managing and resolving identity and intergroup conflicts to promote peace, stability, and social cohesion.

Conflicts rooted in ethnic, racial, religious, sectarian, caste, or international tensions continue to pose significant challenges to global peace and security. From communal violence to inter-state disputes, these conflicts often result in profound humanitarian crises, displacement, and loss of life. Understanding the complexities of these conflicts and identifying effective approaches for resolution is essential to fostering sustainable peace and reconciliation.

Conference Themes

We invite papers that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Analysis of emerging ethnic, racial, religious, sectarian, caste, or international conflicts
  2. Causes and drivers of conflict escalation
  3. Impact of identity politics on conflict dynamics
  4. Role of media and propaganda in exacerbating tensions
  5. Comparative studies of conflict resolution mechanisms
  6. Case studies of successful conflict resolution initiatives
  7. Innovative approaches to mediation and negotiation
  8. Reconciliation and post-conflict reconstruction efforts
  9. Role of civil society in peacebuilding and conflict transformation
  10. Strategies for promoting interfaith dialogue and cooperation

Proposal Submission Guidelines

All submissions will undergo a peer-review process. Papers should adhere to the conference’s academic standards and formatting guidelines, as stated below.

  1. Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and clearly state the objective(s), methodology, findings, and implications of the study. Authors can send their 300 word abstract before submitting the final draft of their paper for peer review.
  2. Full papers should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words, including references, tables, and figures, and follow the formatting guidelines below.
  3. All submissions must be typed double-spaced in MS Word using Times New Roman, 12 pt.
  4. If you can, please use the APA Style for your citations and references. If that is not possible for you, other academic writing styles are accepted.
  5. Please identify a minimum of 4, and a maximum of 7, keywords reflecting the title of your paper.
  6. At the moment, we are accepting proposals written in English only. If English is not your native language, please have a native English speaker review your paper before submission.
  7. All submissions must be in English and should be submitted electronically by email: . Please indicate “2024 Annual International Conference” in the subject line.

Proposals can also be submitted on this website from user’s profile page. If you prefer to submit a proposal for conference presentation or journal publication online, sign in to your profile page, click on your profile’s Publications tab, and then click the Create tab. If you don’t have a profile page yet, create an account to log in to your profile page.

Submissions should include the following information:

  • Title of the paper
  • Name(s) of the author(s)
  • Affiliation(s) and contact details
  • Brief biography of the author(s) (up to 150 words)

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024. 
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: July 31, 2024
  • Full Paper and PowerPoint Submission Deadline: August 31, 2024. The final draft of your paper will be peer reviewed for a journal publication consideration. 
  • Conference Dates: September 24-26, 2024

Conference Venue

The conference will take place in White Plains, New York.

Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce the participation of eminent scholars, policymakers, indigenous leaders, and activists. Their keynotes will provide valuable insights and perspectives to inspire conference discussions.

Publication Opportunities

Selected papers from the conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of our academic journal, the Journal of Living Together. The Journal of Living Together is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes a collection of articles that reflect various aspects of peace and conflict studies.

We encourage submissions from diverse disciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to political science, international relations, sociology, anthropology, peace studies, conflict resolution, and law. We also welcome contributions from early career researchers and graduate students.

Registration and Contact Information 

For registration details, conference updates, and further information, please visit the 2024 conference registration page. For inquiries, please contact the conference secretariat at: .

Join us in advancing knowledge and fostering dialogue to address the pressing challenges of ethnic, racial, religious, sectarian, caste, and international conflicts, and contribute to building a more peaceful and inclusive world.


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