Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada Annual Workshop

September 21-22, 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University / Balsillie School of International Affairs (TBC)

The Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada (PACS-Can) is sponsoring a two-day Workshop on Canadian Peacekeeping and is inviting proposals via the submission of an abstract (maximum 300 words), paper title and three key words. Up to 15 proposals will be chosen for formal paper presentations; of these, a smaller number will be selected for publication either in an edited volume or in a special issue of Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies. Paper presenters will be required to submit drafts of their papers to PACS-Can twenty-one days in advance of the workshop for the purpose of forwarding to respondents, who will be selected by PACS-Can organizers for this purpose. Individuals submitting a proposal may propose their own topic or choose one from the list of potential topics below. For further information or to submit an abstract, please contact: Edmund Pries or Timothy Donais

Deadline for proposals: Friday, March 31, 2017.

Canadian Peacekeeping – Potential Topics

  • Peacekeeping, Tim Hortons and Canadian Identity: Why do Canadians Believe?
  • Between Greeks and Turks: Evaluating Canada’s Longest Peacekeeping Mission
  • To Shoot or not to Shoot: Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia
  • Rejecting the Blue Helmet Legacy: Peacekeeping and the Harper Years
  • Drawing Lessons from the Afghanistan Mission
  • Post-2015 Canadian Peacekeeping: Where Should we Go? What Should we Do?
  • Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding: Exploring the Linkages
  • Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping: A New Movement – Or an Extension of the Old?
  • Peacekeeping Training for a New Era: What Needs to be Taught? Learned?
  • Making Peace across Cultures and Religions: The Conflicted Cross-cultural Complexities of International Peacekeeping
  • Sexuality and Gender Issues in Peacekeeping: Is There another War Going On?

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