December 9

Posted by: Tamsin


Annual Conference 2021


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 in 2021, on August 26th-27th. The call for papers is coming soon.


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 have concluded that the situation remains too fluid and rapidly changing to realistically plan for a large event with more than 200 attendees this autumn. Therefore, after weighing up the merits of different approaches, the council determined that the early postponement of the Annual Conference until 2021 is in our members’ best interests.

We are however very excited to inform you that on the week the conference was due to be held we will instead be offering a series of online events. These will be free for all CRS members. This will include webinars featuring the winner of this year’s CRS book prize, the winner of the Cedric Smith prize, and a roundtable on the implications of COVID-19 for peace and conflict research and practice. The CRS Team will provide you with further details very soon.

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

We thank you for your understanding and support.


Marina G. Petrova – CRS Conference Director
Robert  U. Nagel – CRS Conference Director
Annekatrin Deglow – CRS Programme Chair
Andrew Thomson – CRS Local Conference Organiser
Govinda Clayton – CRS Strategic Director
Hugh Miall – CRS Chair

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