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Graduate Student Conference

Reppy Graduate Student Conference, SP 24 participants

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Peace and Conflict

Conference date: April 26, 2025

Deadline for abstract submission: February 20, 2025

Each year, the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies organizes a Graduate Student Conference. It invites submissions from graduate students whose work seeks to answer global peace and conflict questions using innovative methods, novel theoretical applications, and creative interdisciplinary approaches.

The conference encourages submission from graduate students from fields including, but not limited to, government, sociology, history, science and technology studies, anthropology, philosophy, law, and communications. Topics should be related to the Reppy Institute’s interest in the problems of war and peace, arms control and disarmament, and instances of collective violence.

Questions that we expect to be useful for developing abstracts for this conference include, but are not limited to:

  • How do law, technology, peace, and conflict intersect, both conceptually and in historical or contemporary contexts?
  • How have national/international legal structures been used to mediate conflicts and define peace?
  • How have technologies been deployed in peace/conflict scenarios? How do specific technological artifacts or systems embody the politics of peace or conflict?


The deadline for abstract submissions is Thursday, February 20, 2025 (11:59 p.m. ET).

How to Apply

Abstracts (300 – 500 words) should explain the topic, theoretical framework, methodology, implications of the scholarship, and a brief statement highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of the work.

Scholars whose submissions are accepted will be notified in early March. Participants will be offered a modest stipend of up to $500 to defray their expenses for travel, room, and board.

Submit your abstract

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