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Peace, Conflict and Pedagogy

International Conference organised by the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies and the Centre for Education and Policy Analysis CEPA

Promoting peace and reconciliation through education has been a vital tool the development of more tolerant and cohesive societies. Whether it be through the development of a culture of peace throughout education institutions, or through the instilling of inclusive identities that broaden notions of citizenship while dismantling harmful notions of difference, peace education plays a crucial role across the spectrum of conflict and risk. From conflict prevention, to conflict management, to post-conflict peacebuilding, educational tools and strategies have the potential to celebrate diversity, and diffuse tensions.

The aim of this year’s conference is to explore the myriad ways that notions of peace have or have not been incorporated into educational practices in a variety of contexts and institutions, and the ways in which these practices may reproduce conflict dynamics or foster peace.
To that aim, we are calling for papers on all the dimensions of education and peace including 
  • Institutional design and reform
  • Peace and reconciliation in the curriculum (teaching and learning)
  • Research, collaboration and social impact
  • Inclusiveness, plurality and difference in the classroom 
  • How peace, truth, justice and reconciliation has been and may be promoted through academia or educational practices

Abstract Deadline

Please send abstracts of maximum 300 words (word format) for presentations lasting no more than 20 minutes, together with a maximum of 5 keywords and a biography of 150 words including name, title, institutional affiliation, contact information and technical requirements where applicable to by April 1, 2019.

Conference Registration

Register to this conference by visiting our Online Store (Conferences and Events, Faculty of Arts and Humanities) at:  

Useful information

2nd July 2019

Hope Park Campus,
Liverpool Hope University
Taggart Avenue
L16 9JD