• Deadline:  Friday 1 November 2019 
  • Date: Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 February 2020
  • Location: Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations, Coventry, UK
  • Paper and panel proposals should be sent to [email protected]
  • Download the Call for Papers 

This two-day conference is the second in a series of events organised by the BISA Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Working Group, which explores how peace operations are conceptualised and implemented from ‘local’, ‘national/regional’ and ‘global’ perspectives. For this two-day conference, we welcome papers that analyse national and regional perspectives of peace operations, and broach all aspects of the activity, including humanitarian, security, and peacebuilding dimensions.

About the BISA Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Working Group: The BISA Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding working group was established in March 2018 to provide a space for international studies researchers to develop their work on the various aspects of peacekeeping and peacebuilding. For further information on the working group
or to join, visit the website

We invite submissions on the following themes and topics:

Humanitarian Aspects
• Challenges to aspirational human rights and humanitarian goals
• Approaches to intervention to protect human rights
• Humanitarian action when the state is a belligerent

Privileging Security
• Comparability between national security, global security, and human security
• Security, counter-insurgency, and ‘robust’ approaches to intervention
• The role of non-militarised approaches to security

Building Peace
• Actors, policies and interests in building peace
• Peacebuilding, statebuilding, and strong state institutions
• Building peace and ‘exit strategies

Abstracts for papers should be no more than 250 words. Panel proposals should consist of no
more than four participants.