2019 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
Researchers, analysts, and policy makers have been trying to find out whether there is a correlation between violent conflict and economic growth. A new study shows evidence of global economic impact of violence and conflict and provides an empirical basis for understanding the economic benefits resulting from improvements in peace (Institute for Economics and Peace, 2018). Other research findings suggest that religious freedom is linked to economic growth (Grim, Clark & Snyder, 2014).
Although these research findings have initiated a conversation about the relationship between conflict, peace and global economy, there is an urgent need for a study aimed at understanding the relationship between ethno-religious conflict and economic growth in different countries and at the global level.
The United Nations, member states and the business community are hoping to achieve peace and prosperity for all peoples and the planet through the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030. Understanding the ways in which ethno-religious conflict or violence is related to economic development in different countries around the world will help to equip government and business leaders to act effectively and efficiently.
In addition, ethno-religious conflict or violence is a historical phenomenon that has the most devastating and horrific impact on humans and the environment. The devastation and loss caused by ethno-religious conflict or violence are currently being experienced in different parts of the world. The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation believes that knowing the economic cost of ethno-religious conflict or violence and the ways in which ethno-religious conflict is related to economic growth will help policy makers and other stakeholders, especially the business community, design proactive solutions to address the problem.
The 6th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding therefore intends to provide a pluri-disciplinary platform to explore whether there is a correlation between ethno-religious conflict or violence and economic growth as well as the direction of the correlation.
University scholars, researchers, policy makers, think tanks, and the business community are invited to submit abstracts and / or full papers of their quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research that directly or indirectly address any of the following questions:
- Is there a correlation between ethno-religious conflict and economic growth?
- If yes, then:
A) Does an increase in ethno-religious conflict or violence result in a decrease in economic growth?
B) Does an increase in ethno-religious conflict or violence result in an increase in economic growth?
C) Does a decrease in ethno-religious conflict or violence result in a decrease in economic growth?
D) Does an increase in economic growth result in a decrease in ethno-religious conflict or violence?
E) Does an increase in economic growth result in an increase in ethno-religious conflict or violence?
F) Does a decrease in economic growth result in a decrease in ethno-religious conflict or violence?
Guidelines for Paper Submission
- All abstracts and papers for presentation at the 6th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding must respond to the question: Is there a correlation between ethno-religious conflict and economic growth?
- Proposal for a Panel: University scholars, researchers, policy makers, representatives from think tank organizations and the business community can submit joint proposals for special panel discussions on any topic that explores whether there is a correlation between ethno-religious conflict or violence and economic growth as well as the direction of the correlation.
- Papers for presentation must be between 3,500 and 4,000 words, submitted with 300-350 word abstracts, and a biography of no more than 50 words. Authors can send their 300-350 word abstracts before submitting the full paper.
- Abstract Submission Deadline: Thursday, July 18, 2019
- Selected abstracts for presentation notified by Thursday, August 1, 2019.
- Full paper and PowerPoint submission deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
- If English is not your native language, please have a native English speaker review your paper before submission.
- All submissions to the 6th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding must be typed double-spaced in MS Word using Times New Roman, 12 pt.
- Please use the APA Style for your citations and references.
- Please identify a minimum of 4, and a maximum of 7, keywords reflecting the title of your paper.
- Authors should include their names on the cover sheet only for purposes of blind review.
- Authors should also include the title of the paper on each page as well as page numbers for ease of organization and identification.
- Email graphic materials: photo images, diagrams, figures, maps and others as attachment in a jpeg format and indicate by use of numbers preferred placement areas in the manuscript.
- All abstracts, full papers, graphic materials and inquiries should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “2019 Annual International Conference” in the subject line.
All abstracts and full papers will be carefully reviewed by a Peer Review Panel and Editorial Board made up of renowned scholars, specialists and practitioners in the fields of ethno-religious conflict and conflict resolution. Each author shall then be notified by email about the outcome of the review process.
Basil Ugorji, Ph.D. Scholar, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Department of Conflict Resolution Studies, Nova Southeastern University's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Fort Lauderdale, Florida