Zoilamerica Ortega, from Managua (Nicaragua) has been selected as the 1996-7 recipient of the International Peace Research Association Foundation's Marcus Senesh Fellowship for Third World Women in Peace and Development.
Contact: Prof. Elise Boulding, President, IPRA Foundation, Conflict Resolution Consortium, University of Colorado, Box 327, Boulder, CO 80309, USA, Tel.: +1 (303) 492-1635, Fax: +1 (303) 492-6388.
The Graduate School of International Relations at the University of Kent's Department of Politics and International Relations in Canterbury (Britain) are to begin publishing an Electronic Journal of International Conflict Analysis. Its editor will be Dr Keith Webb of the University of Kent. The journal will investigate and analyse communal, international, and internationalized conflicts from a broad range of perspectives: comparative conflict-studies; research into the causes of conflicts; reviews of relevant literature; moral and philosophical analysis of conflict; mediation and third-party intervention; the role of international and regional governmental and non-governmental organizations in the management of conflict; the theory and practice of conflict resolution; letters and responses to articles.
Given the medium in which it is to be published, the journal will not appear in issues but as single `volumes' equivalent to one calendar year. The initial contributions to the first volume will be on unrestricted access from 1 January 1997 on the Graduate School's WWW page: http://www.ukc.ac.uk/international/. Copyright of articles will remain with the authors.
Contact: Dr Keith Webb, Editor, Electronic Journal of International Conflict Analysis, Dept. of Politics and International Relations, The University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NX, UK, Tel.: +44 (1227) 823404 or 764000, Fax: +44 (1227) 827033, e-mail: K.Webb@ukc.ac.uk.
The European Peace Research Association (EuPRA), in collaboration with the Wilhelms-Universität Münster and the University of Twente, will be marking the 350th anniversary of the Peace of Westphalia with an event entitled `350--The Peace of Westphalia, 1648-1998: From Pragmatic Solution to Global Structure'. From 18 to 21 June 1998, a conference on the current world order will take place which will be targeted both at the general public and at academics in the field. Taking as its starting-point the role which the Westphalian treaties can continue to play today, the conference will consider current prospects for peace and co-operation and the possibilities of conflict, war, and anarchy.
The various festivities and this particular meeting are intended to mark the birth of state sovereignty. Although fierce civil wars are conducted all over the world in the name of state sovereignty, and would-be states lay claim to their own sovereignty, the principle of state sovereignty also stands for tolerance and the right to be different from others. The conference will therefore examine the two faces of the Janus of `sovereignty', as well as considering the latter's future development. Twenty workshops will be offered, each of which will meet for a maximum of twelve sessions over three days. The conference will open on the first day with a public plenary and three keynote lectures on the theme of `The Modern State System'.
Contact: European Peace Research Association, c/o Dr Karlheinz Koppe, Wurzerstr. 136, D-53175 Bonn, Tel./Fax: +49 (228) 353603, e-mail: email@example.com or Dr Jaap H. de Wilde, G. Noodtsstr. 15, NL-3515 Utrecht, Netherlands.
The Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE) of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster has produced the first editions of the INCORE Guide to Internet Sources on Conflict and Ethnicity in India and the INCORE Guide to Internet Sources on Conflict and Ethnicity in Pakistan. The guides are available at: http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/cds/countries/index.html.
Contact: Niall O Dochartaigh, Research Officer, INCORE, Aberfoyle House, Northland Road, Derry BT48 7JA, Northern Ireland, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED) has produced a new edition of the Global Directory of Peace Studies Programs. This is a considerably expanded version of the 1990 edition and lists peace-studies programmes at universities and colleges all over the world. Details of 345 degree and non-degree programmes in 32 countries and the United States at undergraduate and graduate levels are included. The increase in numbers reflects a growth in peace studies over the last five years that is particularly impressive at a time of severe cutbacks in educational budgets. The directory, which covers a broad transdisciplinary terrain, is organized into three sections (1. undergraduate programmes, 2. graduate programmes, 3. consortia of peace studies institutions) and four appendixes (a. defunct programmes, b. alphabetical index , c. state-country index, d. religious index).
Contact: COPRED, c/o Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, 4103 Chainbridge Road #315, Fairfax, VA 22030, Tel.: +1 (703) 273-4485, Fax: +1 (703) 934-5142, e-mail: email@example.com.
A book entitled Organized Anarchy in Europe, which examines the role of states and intergovernmental organizations in the formation of a new European security order, has been published by Jaap de Wilde and Håkan Wiberg at the behest of the European Peace Research Association (EuPRA). The book takes a combined look at the domains of international relations, international organizations, international law, foreign-policy analysis, and history.
Contact: European Peace Research Association, c/o Dr Karlheinz Koppe, Wurzerstr. 136, D-53175 Bonn, Tel./Fax: +49 (228) 353603, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) was founded in 1984 to provide a forum for scholars and practitioners interested in the study and teaching of, and training in, conflict resolution. The annual IACM conference offers scholars working on international and group conflict the opportunity of sharing information in the following areas: environmental and public-resource conflict; organizational conflict; communication; social justice; conflict in the public sector; negotiation; third-party intervention; international and intergroup conflict; decision-making processes.
The conferences so far held have taken place in Canada, the USA, and Europe. The next conference will be held from 15 to 19 June 1997 in the Gustav Stresemann Institute in Bonn (see `Meetings' listing). Members of IACM receive a regular newsletter with details of forthcoming conferences, ongoing research-projects, and other organizations working on conflict resolution.
Contact: Tom Fiutak, Executive Officer, International Association for Conflict Management, Conflict and Change Center, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, Tel.: +1 (612) 625 3046, Fax: +1 (612) 626 0273.
As part of its international activity, the International Council of Psychologists (ICP) looks into the psychological aspects of peace issues. Its quarterly newsletter, International Psychologist, reports regularly on peace-related topics such as peace-keeping operations or disarmament and security, as well as on violence against women and in the family.
Contact: International Council of Psychologists, c/o John M. Davis, Dept. of Psychology, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA, Fax: +1 (512) 245-3153, e-mail: email@example.com.
The Asian Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA) has a new homepage address: http://188.8.131.52/appra/appra2/main.html.
Contact: Asian Pacific Peace Research Association, c/o Prof. Katsuya Kodama, Dept. of Humanities, Mie University, Kamihama, Tsu 514, Japan, Tel.: +81 (592) 319156, Fax: +81 (592) 19199, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few free copies of past issues of Peace and Conflict Studies are available. These include: June 1995, vol. 2, no. 1 (Johan Galtung, `Peace and Conflict Research'; Nelson Keith, `Indigenous as a New Global Norm'; Hanna Newcombe, `The Roots of Cooperation'; Joseph Wronka, `Creating a Human Rights Culture'; Paul Rogers, `The Evolution of an Interdisciplinary Peace Studies Centre'; Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, `The NPT Conference'); December 1995, vol. 2, no. 2 (Nelson Keith, `East is East and West is West'; Hal Pepinsky, `Peacemaking Primer'; Steve McGuire, `Tempting Simplicity and Robust Complexity'; Stephanie Mills, `From Test Ban to Ban on Nukes').
Peace and Conflict Studies can also be accessed at: http://www.trenton.edu./~psm/pcs/.
Contact: Miranda Duncan, Conflict Resolution Program, University of Missouri, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, St Louis, MO 63121, USA, Tel.: +1 (314) 516-5402, Fax: +1 (314) 516-6757, e-mail: email@example.com.