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Call for Papers: Shaping Peace – Local Infrastructures and State Formation

Call for papers for our Third Annual Conference of the International Association for Peace and Conflict Studies and the ECPR Standing Group on Critical Peace and Conflict Studies (11-12 September 2014) at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester What shapes peace? We are familiar with the top-down interventions organised around military, […]

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NOB Prize

In 2013, IAPCS and its journal Peacebuilding decided to inaugurate the NOB (Notorious Belligerent) Prize, as a gentle way of mocking the Nobel Peace Prize. Over the years, the Nobel Peace Prize (began by the inventor of dynamite) has been awarded to some very questionable winners; Henry Kissinger and Menachem Begin come to mind. President […]

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2013 Conference Keynotes

Recordings of the two keynote lecture delivered during the 2013 IAPCS Conference by Prof. David Chandler (Westminster – “Peacebuilding at the End of Power”) and Prof. Sharbanou Tadjbakhsh (Sciences Po – “The Power of Powerlessness”) can be found below:    

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2013 Conference Programme

The final version of our conference programme is now available. You can download a copy by clicking here. We would like to wish safe travels to those joining us. We look forward to seeing you in Manchester!

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Dan Smith joins Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

Dan Smith, General Secretary of International ALert, will be joining the Institute in January 2014 as Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies. Dan will be teaching on our MA in Peacebuilding (http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taughtdegrees/courses/part-timecourses/course/?code=09139) and will also work with us to develop a HCRI’s collaboration with International Alert. Dan has been Secretary General of International Alert since 2003, a […]

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