Submissions are invited that explore topics related to conflict initiation, political violence, polarization, peacebuilding, and reconciliation. As always, we welcome a breadth of methods and methodological approaches.

The CRS conference features a range of participants, papers, and invited keynote speeches from both practitioners and academics based around the globe. To ensure we maintain our open international format, we intend to schedule panels at times that accommodate different time zones.

The conference will feature keynote talks, including from the winner of the CRS Book Prize. Previous book prize winners have included Pamina Firchow, Christine Cheng, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, John Paul Lederach, and Kristin Bakke, see the full list here.

Please submit your proposals online by 29 March 2021. Panel proposals should include a title, abstract (less than 200 words), and a list of four papers. Individual paper proposals should likewise include a title and abstract.

This year the CRS is continuing with the workshop format as part of the CRS Virtual Annual Conference. The CRS will provide virtual rooms that can be used for either a half or a full day workshop. The workshops will provide scholars and practitioners with the space to learn, exchange ideas, and form collaborations. Find out more about these sessions here.

To apply for a workshop, you will need a workshop abstract (200 words) and an indicative list of participants. 

If you have any questions please email the conference organisers, Robert Nagel and Marina G. Petrova,

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