Conflict Studies Conference
- Watch this space for information on the 10th biennial conference, planned for October 31 - November 1, 2014.
- Stay connected with fellow conference participants of the 2012 Conflict Studies Conference - Log in to your Facebook account and join the the Facebook group "UMass Boston Conflict Studies Conference 2012".
Organized by the UMass Boston Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution, Conflict Studies: The New Generation of Ideas brings together graduate students from a variety of fields to present their work and share ideas. Since 1996, graduate students and recent graduates from universities across the United States and around the world have gathered in Boston for this biennial event.
In addition to showcasing graduate student papers, the conferences feature skill building workshops, and opportunities to network with practitioners, scholars and fellow students.
The conference takes place in the state-of-the-art Campus Center of the University of Massachusetts Boston, allowing participants easy access to the City of Boston with its wealth of educational and cultural resources.
Watch this space for information on the 10th biennial conference, planned for October 31 - November 1, 2014.
The 2012 conference brought more than 120 participants from 13 countries and 46 universities to the Harbor Point campus on October 19 and 20. Eighty authors presented 77 papers on topics such as environmental and natural resources, identity, law and justice, education and training, media and conflict, women and conflict, human rights, and language and communication.
The keynote address at the October 19 - 20, 2012 conference was delivered by Joshua S. Goldstein, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, American University (Washington, DC); Research Scholar, University of Massachusetts; and Nonresident Sadat Senior Fellow, CIDCM, University of Maryland.
Professor Goldstein is an interdisciplinary scholar of war, and author of Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide (Dutton/Penguin, Sept. 15, 2011). Goldstein's textbook International Relations (with Jon C. Pevehouse) has been used by half a million college students over eighteen years. War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa (Cambridge, 2001) won the International Studies Association's "Book of the Decade" award. His book The Real Price of War (NYU, 2004) discusses war and the economy. Prior books include Three-Way Street: Strategic Reciprocity in World Politics (Chicago, 1990; with John R. Freeman) and Long Cycles: Prosperity and War in the Modern Age (Yale, 1988). Goldstein has published articles in The American Political Science Review, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and International Studies Quarterly, among others, and Op Ed pieces in The New York Times and elsewhere. His research on great-power management of regional conflicts, funded by the National Science Foundation, includes articles on the Middle East, Kosovo, and Bosnia. Goldstein has won a MacArthur Foundation Individual Research and Writing Grant, the International Studies Association's Karl Deutsch Award for research, and the American Political Science Association's Victoria Schuck Award, among others.
Papers/Paper Proposals (see final program)
We received over 150 proposals for presentation from graduate students across North America and many international locations. The proposals represented a broad range of disciplines. Those who submitted a proposal are to be commended for your fascinating insights and cutting edge research.