The Conflict Research Society News 

Winner of 2021 Conflict Research Society Book of the Year Prize

The Conflict Research Society congratulates Janet I. Lewis on winning the 2021 Conflict Research Society Book of the Year Prize for her book titled How Insurgency Begins: Rebel Group Formation in Uganda and Beyond published by Cambridge University Press (2020). How Insurgency Begins: Rebel Group Formation in Uganda and Beyond examines how rebel groups form, and why only some incipient armed rebellions succeed in...

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Moral Restraint in War: Thinking About its History

The Conflict Research Society and OxPeace will co-host a webinar with Professor Alexander Bellamy on Friday, 4 June at 12:30 BST. What makes moral restraint in war possible? How have moral restraints been constructed and how – and why – have they changed over time? To what extent do such restraints actually restrain and what factors tend to shape this? This talk introduces a...

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Open letter to UK Government: Reverse cuts to Overseas Development and Aid (ODA) budget

The Conflict Research Society (CRS) condemns the cuts in the Overseas Development and Aid budget which threaten efforts to tackle global poverty and responses to conflict in developing countries. We are concerned that these cuts will damage the valuable work underway by conflict researchers and practitioners, including NGOs working in areas of conflict. The Foreign Secretary has announced that the...

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Call for Papers: The CRS Virtual Annual Conference 2021

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...

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The winner of the Cedric Smith Prize 2020 is… Sebastian van Baalen!

The Conflict Research Society congratulates Sebastian van Baalen, winner of the Cedric Smith Prize 2020. Sebastian is a doctoral candidate in his last year at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. The Cedric Smith Prize is awarded annually to the best article or thesis chapter in peace and conflict research by a PhD student. Sebastian’s winning...

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Winner of the 2020 Conflict Research Society Book of the Year Prize

The Conflict Research Society congratulates Pamina Firchow on winning the 2020 Conflict Research Society Book of the Year Prize for her book titled Reclaiming Everyday peace: Local Voices in Measurement and Evaluation After War published by Cambridge University Press (2018). Reclaiming Everyday Peace addresses the effectiveness and impact of local level interventions on communities affected by war. Using an innovative...

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Postponement of the 2020 annual CRS Conference

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of the 2020 Annual Conflict Research Society Conference. The Belfast conference will now instead take place on August 26-27, 2021. The health and safety of CRS members is our greatest priority. The CRS conference team and governing council have diligently monitored the evolving situation over the past weeks, and...

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CRS Statement Regarding COVID-19

The Conflict Research Society is closely monitoring the situation regarding the recent COVID-19 outbreak. The health and safety of CRS members is always our utmost priority. We have therefore postponed our annual AGM and are in regular discussions about all future events. The CRS 2020 Annual Conference is still months away, but we will be keeping you continuously informed about...

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