Center for Conflict Studies Knowledge as Action, Action as Change

Maneuvering the Maze: Understanding Justice in Conflicts


This conference seeks to explore the many notions of justice, the importance and role of justice in conflict and peace, the various approaches to justice, and the key players involved in providing, seeking and receiving justice.

We invite proposals from graduate students, academics, and practitioners in conflict studies and other related disciplines (such as law, human rights, philosophy, psychology and environment) who can offer perspectives from their empirical research (we do place a lot of emphasis on first-hand, ground-up research) particularly on but not limited to the following conference sub-themes:

    1. Retributive/ Legal/ Procedural Justice
    2. Restorative Justice
    3. Psychological/ Personal Justice
    4. Social Justice/ Distributive Justice
    5. Environmental Justice
    6. Transitional Justice
    7. Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, Tribunals and Special Courts
    8. Apology, Forgiveness and Justice
    9. History, Memory and Justice
    10. International Law/ Human Rights/ Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
    11. Religion/ Philosophy/ Ethics and Justice

Guidelines & Deadlines

All proposals, of 400-500 words, together with a bio of 100-150 words should be submitted in Word format using the form below. Proposals must include the specific dates of when empirical research was or will be conducted. All proposals must be received by midnight (PST) on July 25, 2013. Selection of participation will be based on scholarly merit, depth of empirical research and relevance to conference topics.

Conference Chair

Dr. Pushpa Iyer
Director, Center for Conflict Studies
Associate Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Tel. 831-647-7104