International Peace Research Association (IPRA) General Conference 2018

“Innovation for Sustainable Global Peace”

Ahmedabad, India

December 3-7, 2018

Host institutions: Gujarat Vidyapeeth Peace Research Center & Foundation for Peaceful Change
Conference Place: AMA (Ahmedabad Management Association), Gujarat Vidyapeeth University, Gandhi Ashram

“Today, the earth is screaming with pains of conflicts and was as well as environmental destruction. It has a number of serious ‘pains’ such as regional conflicts, terrorism, poverty and pollution of water (the sea, the river), land (the mountain), air (the sky), the drying-up of natural resources, the water shortage, the decrease of the forest, the disappearance of the species, the desertification, and the food shortage.

We do need to change the “zero-sum” way of thinking to create one’s own wealth by sacrificing others and at the cost of others, to the “plus sum” way of thinking to create prosperity together and to be prosperous together. The problem is the lack of the conscience. For the prosperity of the human race i.e. humanity and the preservation of the global environment i.e. nature, it is decisively vital to regain the lost conscience and to build-up the new earth culture based on the conscience.

We need to make innovation for sustainable global peace in many ways. New ways of thinking, culture, politics, business, society are all needed.

In the place where Mahatma Gandhi was born and raised, IPRA shall discuss new ways and thinking for realizing global peace. We invite all the peace researchers and peace workers to the historical conference in India.”

Visit iprafoundation.org for details on the conference, fees, and how to submit your proposal(s).

Submission deadline: June 30, 2018

Ahmedabad is the sixth largest city with 6.5 million population in India, and it’s India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City. It is the commercial hub of the state of Gujarat where the economy is booming. As Mahatma Gandhi was born and raised in Gujarat. A host university, Gujarat Vidyapeeth was founded by Mahatma Gandhi. Though Climate of Ahmedabad is generally hot, December when the conference is to be held is comfortable, and best for conference and tourism. Learn more about this beautiful city here.