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The International Association for Reconciliation Studies (IARS), in cooperation with The Center for International Reconciliation Studies at Waseda University, the A-KAKENHI project of "Creation for Reconciliation Studies", The Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies and The Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, seeks paper proposals for the upcoming World International Conference On Reconciliation

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The first-ever IARS (International Association for Reconciliation Studies) World Conference. CALL FOR PAPERS
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CALL FOR PAPERS
The International Association for Reconciliation
Studies (IARS), in cooperation with
The Center for International Reconciliation Studies at
Waseda University, the A-KAKENHI project of
“Creation for Reconciliation Studies”,
The Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies and
The Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution,
seeks paper proposals for the upcoming World
International Conference On Reconciliation
THEMATIC PANELS
Theories of Reconciliation
(Reconciliation with the Self, etc)
Reconciliation in Religion and
Philosophy
Reconciliation and International
Politics
Reconciliation in Divided Societies
Reconciliation and Justice
Indigenous Approaches to
Reconciliation
Reconciliation and Historical Memories
A Panel of Activists, Media and Civil
Society Organizations
Issues of Reconciliation in East Asia
DEADLINE
Prospective participants are invited to submit
proposals in English for paper, panel, round
table, film or book presentations (you must
select one) until 30th April, 2021. The
proposal must include an abstract (about 250
words), a title for their presentation and a CV
to the email: Binyamin.gurstein@uni-jena.de
or bean0903@gmail.com
Additional information can be found at:
https://mir-nikita.wixsite.com/website
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A deep cultural bond between human beings leads us to focus on the
universalities of humanity and connections between identity of the individual and the
collective, and the collective to the social and natural environment. The integrity of
these multidimensional relationships is often threatened by lack of understanding,
anger, inequality, injustice and violence. Empathy and common understanding enable
us to overcome these challenges and make progress toward peace and reconciliation.
Reconciliation seeks to create future-oriented relationships between nations,
groups, social organizations, and individuals who have been affected by contemporary
power interests as well as past memories of violence, enslavement, colonialism and
Apartheid. These relationships developed thorugh reconciliation are meant to
contribute to the prevention of wars, genocide, atrocities, forced displacement,
dictatorship, oppression, and other grave human rights violations and injustices.
The IARS, which was established on August 10th, 2020, has united members
from all five continents. Our mission is to convene activists, academics and politicians
from all segments of society regardless of ethnicity, nationality, region, race or gender
and to support the advancement of peace and reconciliation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the traditional conceptions of
boundaries between nations that prevailed in 20th century. The global pandemic joins
and amplifies other transnational issues, such as politics and the economy, public
health, ideals of democracy, justice, and even human emotions themselves, facing the
world in the 21st century. While physical proximity makes these issues relevant within
nations, we must increasingly work internationally to address them.
We hope that our collective approach to reconciliation studies will provide a
basis for cooperative cultural and educational policy and global citizenship, which will
in turn increase our ability to address global issues facing all of us today, such as
poverty, the environment, infectious disease and the clash of ethnic and national
identities. Together with unification through sports during Tokyo Olympics of 2021,
this conference intends to foster global cooperation around general issues of
reconciliation.
The IARS is open to academics and practitioners in various fields of
reconciliation and peace research, including activists, media reporters, politicians, and
artists. We kindly invite you to attend our conference and join our efforts to promote
values of peace and reconciliation around the world.
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THE CONFERENCE WILL FEATURE THE FOLLOWING THEMATIC PANELS
Theories of Reconciliation (Reconciliation with the Self, etc)
Reconciliation in Religion and Philosophy
Reconciliation and International Politics
Reconciliation in Divided Societies
Reconciliation and Justice
Indigenous Approaches to Reconciliation
Reconciliation and Historical Memories
A Panel of Activists, Media and Civil Society Organizations
Issues of Reconciliation in East Asia
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Prof. Dr. Martin Leiner - Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Germany
Prof. Dr. Karina Korostelina - George Mason University, United States
Prof. Dr. Tayomi Asano - Waseda University, Japan
ACADEMIC COMMITTEE
Prof. Dr. Martin Leiner - Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Germany
Prof. Dr. Karina Korostelina - George Mason University, United States
Prof. Dr. Tayomi Asano - Waseda University, Japan
Dr. Francesco Ferrari
Dr. Luis Pena
COORDINATOR
Mr. Binyamin Gurstein PhD candidate Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Germany
Dr. Huang Bin Waseda University, Japan
DEADLINE
Prospective participants are invited to submit proposals in English for paper, panel, round
table, film and book presentations (you must select one) until 30th April, 2021. The proposal
must include an abstract (about 250 words), a title for their presentation and a CV to the
email:
Europe, Africa, Middle East, North and South America to Binyamin.gurstein@uni-
jena.de
Asia, Australia and Oceania to bean0903@gmail.com
Proposals should indicate one of the thematic panels to which they intend to contribute. All
abstracts will be subject to a blind review process.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
Participants are self-responsible for paying their travel costs as well as for their
accommodation. By participating in the conference participant accepts the membership and
fees of the IARS, according to the statute of the association. Additional information can be
found at: https://mir-nikita.wixsite.com/website
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