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European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU)

In addition to organizing its yearly spring and autumn English-language semesters, the European University Center for Peace Studies has this year published a handbook of postmodern peace-studies (spring 1997) and launched a new series of `Working Papers', beginning last January (see also `Notices and Reports' under Austria). The following courses and seminars are also being offered: Fourteenth Schlaining Summer Academy (6-12 July 1997--see also `Notices and Reports' under Austria); First Schlaining Latin America Week (23-9 August 1997); and, for the first time, a two-month German-language EPU summer session with workshops, displays, cultural projects, musical performances.

Contact: Ronald Tuschl, European University Center for Peace Studies, Friedenszentrum Burg Schlaining, Rochusplatz 1, A-7461 Stadtschlaining, Tel.: +43 (3355) 2598, Fax: +43 (3355) 2662, e-mail:

Culture of Peace Newsletter

Since October of last year, a Culture of Peace Newsletter has been published regularly as part of UNESCO's `Culture of Peace' programme. The newsletter reports in a concise and informative way on transdisciplinary activities within UNESCO and in those other organizations throughout the world which are working to create, promote, or bolster lasting systems of peace and development. It sees itself as a forum where researchers and practitioners can exchange their experiences in the field of peace culture.

The main theme of the first issue is the creation of a `house for a culture of peace' in Burundi. The idea for this came from a colloquium organized by UNESCO in December 1994, which brought together all the different sections of civil society. The next few issues of the Culture of Peace Newsletter will also have a single key theme--e.g. the use of the media in conflict resolution and peace-building, or the role of training and of new approaches to peace education.

Contact: Culture of Peace Programme, UNESCO, 7 pl. Fontenoy, F-75352 Paris 07 SP, Tel.: +33 (1) 45 68 08 77, Fax: +33 (1) 47 83 68 67, e-mail:

Elise Boulding Student Award

The American Sociological Association's Section on Peace and War has given notice of the award of an `Elise M. Boulding Award for a Distinguished Student Paper'. The award is named in honour of the American sociologist and peace researcher Professor Elise Boulding, and is made in recognition of her contribution to the sociology of peace and war.

The association invites undergraduates and graduates to submit papers on any topic related to the sociology of peace and war. Papers must have been written within the last two years. The award will be presented at the section's annual business meeting in Toronto in August this year. The recipient will also be invited to present his or her paper at the `Peace and War Round Table' held during the meeting.

Contact: Lynne Woehrle, Dept. of Sociology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244 USA, Tel.: +1 (315) 443-2367, Fax: +1 (315) 443-3818, e-mail:


Project 20

The International Institute for Negotiation & Conflict Management (IINCM) invites teachers and researchers to take part in a new, international project to develop practical training-opportunities in the peace-studies field. The aim of the project--entitled `Project 20'--is to develop an integrated set of high-quality teaching-materials on negotiation, conflict management, and dispute resolution, for world-wide promotion. The IINCM offers financial support in the sum of A$5,000 to any individual or organization that has developed a specific teaching-module and is willing to make over to the IINCM the rights to promote and use it, with or without the individual or organization's continued involvement. The institute has a total of A$100,000 available to support the project. The completed Project 20 will offer a comprehensive range of teaching-materials for world-wide use by students, researchers, and academics, and by governmental and non-governmental organizations and teaching institutions.

Further information on Project 20 can be obtained via the Internet at:

Contact: Meredith Giffen, Administration Manager, International Institute for Negotiation & Conflict Management, PO Box 123, Broadway NSW 2007, Sydney, Australia, Tel.: +61 (2) 9212 3044, Fax: +61 (2) 9281 1529, e-mail:


Working Papers of the Burg Schlaining Peace Centre

At the beginning of this year, the Friedenszentrum Burg Schlaining (Burg Schlaining Peace Center), comprising the Österreichisches Studienzentrum für Frieden und Konfliktlösung (ÖSFK: Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution) and the European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU), launched a series of `Working Papers', the first of which has recently been published. The papers are the first visible sign of the academic expansion which the centre is currently undergoing, and their purpose is to ensure that the centre's research findings are conveyed as quickly and simply as possible to the relevant specialist circle.

In the first issue, Georg Schöfbanker addresses the question `Neutrality--Quo Vadis? Structure of a Conflict in Foreign-Policy Priorities'. He sets the theme of the Austrian debate about neutrality in the historical context and at the same time outlines the current changes to European security structures and the expansion of NATO (the `new' NATO and eastward expansion) from the standpoint of peace policy.

Contact: Österreichisches Studienzentrum für Frieden und Konfliktlösung, A-7461 Stadtschlaining/Burg, Tel.: +43 (3355) 2498, Fax: +43 (3355) 2662.

EPU Summer Semester 1997

From 6 July to 29 August 1997, the European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) will be holding its first German-language EPU summer semester. The main focus will be the life and work of the renowned Austrian social historian Leopold Kohrs, and the course--entitled `Is Small Beautiful? Leopold Kohrs' Philosophy and its Significance for Current Peace and Conflict Resarch'--will attempt, against the background of the precarious situation of peace in and around Europe, to take on board Kohrs' lateral-thinking world-view.

The two-month summer programme will comprise a total of four sessions, each of which will involve two lecture-cycles and blocks of seminars. In addition, there will be weekend workshops, combined theoretical and practical seminars, and panel discussions on the issues of peace, conflict, development, and security. The semester programme also includes the Fourteenth Schlaining Summer Academy (6-12 July 1997), which, likewise, will deal with the theme `The Overdeveloped Nations: Is Small Beautiful?' (23-9 August 1997). The academy, which will be run in conjunction with the Lateinamerika-Institut Wien (LAI: ViennaLatin-American Institute), will provide a comprehensive picture of peace cultures in Latin America. The EPU summer semester as a whole is recognized in the relevant American educational regulations and in the latest Austrian legislation as eligible to be counted towards the degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Advanced Studies respectively.

Contact: Wolfgang Sützl, European University Center for Peace Studies, Friedenszentrum Burg Schlaining, A-Stadtschlaining, Tel.: +43 (3355) 2498-509, Fax: +43 (3355) 2662, e-mail:


Centre for AfricanGerman Relations

Two of the major aims of the recently founded Centre d'études de recherches et de documentation sur les relations entre l'Afrique et l'Allemagne (CERDRAA: Study and Documentation Centre on German-African Relations) are to promote and strengthen German-African relations and to improve the living conditions of disadvantaged social groups in Africa. With this in mind, a number of projects have been initiated: the `Peace First' project organizes training-sessions for `peace monitors' who will later work in schools and local communities; the `Better and Better' project seeks to establish a programme of grants in research institutes, universities, and training centres in both Germany and Africa, with a view to providing CERDRAA members with training or further training; and the `Culture Plus' project aims to establish a documentation centre providing CERDRAA members, researchers, and interested individuals with detailed information about German, German-African, and African affairs and relations at every level.

In addition, the twice-yearly Zeitschrift der Deutsch-Afrikanischen Zukunft (DAZ: Journal of the German-African Future), with contributions in German, French, and English, aims to provide Afro-Germanists with an opportunity to present research and critical analyses and thus come up with wide-ranging proposals for the development of the Black Continent.

Contact: Centre d'études de recherches et de documentation sur les relations entre l'Afrique et l'Allemagne, Postfach 8413, Yaoundé, Cameroon, Tel.: +237 211599, Fax: + 237 230452/230429.


Conference Report on International Intervention

The report of the `1996 Political Studies Students' Conference', which took place from 1 to 3 February 1996 in Winnipeg, has now been published, under the title International Intervention: A Challenge to World Order? The conference papers deal with the various challenges facing international security after the end of the Cold War and are grouped together under the following subheadings, reflecting the conference's areas of concern: economic intervention; military intervention; diplomatic and cultural intervention; supranationalism and intervention; peacekeeping and intervention.

The Political Studies Students' Conference was initiated in 1985 by Dr Paul Buteux, the then director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba.The conference seeks to provide a forum for academic and professional exchange on the topics mentioned, focusing in each case on contemporary Canadian and international relations issues.

Contact: Centre for Defence and Security Studies, 351 University College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2, Tel.: +1 (204) 474-6472/9172.


Internet & Co.

Günther Gugel and Thomas M. Rother are the authors of a recently published guide to networks and data-banks entitled Internet & Co., produced under the auspices of the Verein für Friedenspädagogik Tübingen (Tübingen Association for Peace Pedagogy). The book provides basic advice about how to use media such as the Internet, mailboxes, computer networks, and online data-bases. It concentrates not only on the technicalities, but also on the practical aspects and content of the networks--without, however, attempting to rate the quality of the services offered. In addition to providing information on peace, environment, and development, the book devotes much space to the educational field, given that there is a `learning revolution' under way in this area. In order to build up as full a picture as possible of current data-banks in specific organizations in Germany, details of all the relevant institutions in the areas of peace and conflict research, environmental science, development, and education were gathered by questionnaire.

The contents of the book are themselves gathered together in a data bank called PENDA (Peace Environment Development Meta-Database). Extracts from the book have ben published on the Internet (

Contact: Verein für Friedenspädagogik Tübingen e.V., Bachstr. 22, D-72070 Tübingen, Tel.: +49 (7071) 21312, Fax: +49 (7071) 21543, e-mail:

Jahrbuch für Historische Friedensforschung

For some time now, the papers of the annual conference of the Arbeitskreis für Historische Friedensforschung (Study-Group on Historical Peace Research) have been published as a yearbook edited by Gottfried Niedhart, with assistance, for individual volumes, from Detlef Bald, Jost Dülffer, Andreas Gestrich, Karl Holl, Arnold Sywottek, and Wolfram Wette. In addition to tackling a key theme, each issue contains a review section and occasionally also supplementary articles and research reports. The latest (fifth) issue, produced in 1996, is dedicated to Karl Holl on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday and is entitled `Non-violence: Pacifist Ideas in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century'. It was jointly edited by Andreas Gestrich, Gottfried Niedhart, and Bernd Ulrich. In addition to the key topic, the yearbook contains six further essays assessing the present state of historical peace-research.

Contact: Prof. Gottfried Niedhart, Seminar für Neuere Geschichte, Universität Mannheim, D-68131 Mannheim, Tel.: +49 (621) 2925530.

Peace not War: Development and Peace Foundation

The initial findings of a project on `Successful Peace-keeping 1945-1995' conducted by the Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden (SEF: Development and Peace Foundation) have been published by Volker Matthies, Christoph Rohloff, and Sabine Klotz in the `Interdependenz' series, which is produced jointly by the SEF and the Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (Development and Peace Institute) at the Gerhard Mercator University, Duisburg. The report, published in 1996 and entitled Frieden statt Krieg (Peace not War), presents various schemes for systematic research into experiences and causes of peace. The authors believe that situations and processes of peace, and efforts to secure it, should undergo much more empirical investigation than has been the case up to now, that they should be made a subject of academic and media discussion, and should be underpinned by political action. They cannot be regarded or treated as `matters of course' or `self-starters'. The book therefore presents and discusses the conditions and criteria for `successful' peaceful conflict resolution, identifies shortcomings in, and priorities for, research and practical action, and presents a selection of instances of successful formalized conflict resolution and peace settlements in various areas of the world in the period from 1945 to the present. It closes with a survey of ongoing peace efforts and processes, providing a kind of `peace report'.

Contact: Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden, Gotenstr. 152, D-53175 Bonn, Tel.: +49 (228) 95925-0, Fax: +49 (228) 95925-99.

Friedensakademie Rheinland-Pfalz e.V.

The Friedensakademie Rheinland-Pfalz e.V. (Peace Academy of the Rhineland-Palatinate) was set up in March 1997 and is still in the process of organizing itself. Its aim is to channel the skills in constructive conflict management that are scattered throughout various institutions, organizations, and groups and to make a range of training opportunities available to all interested parties. One of the academy's specific tasks is to develop training programmes, of varying depth and duration, on the prevention of violence and the settlement of conflicts. These will attempt to cover all the aspects of civilian conflict resolution: preventive action, de-escalatory measures, mediation, options for surmounting or resolving a conflict. The programmes are closely geared to practical action and also have theoretical backing. They include not only special training-options in various areas of social conflict, but also preparation for civilian conflict-settlement missions to other countries. Model projects--for example, on the prevention of violence at the local level--provide specific foci.

Contact: Initiativkreis Friedensakademie, c/o Kai-H. Brassel, Wienerstr. 91, D-64287 Darmstadt, Tel.: +49 (6151) 4424123/16-5168, e-mail:


Student Union for Peace

At a rally in Ramallah last November, more than a hundred students supporting the Israeli `Peace Now' movement and the Palestinian peace movement announced the setting-up of a `Student Union for Peace'. Although the universities are the place where the leaders of both peoples are taught and trained, the academic world has so far not been involved in the Middle East peace process. One notable feature of the movement is that those taking part include students at Bar-Eilan University, and also Popular Front students at Bir-Zait, who have not previously supported the peace process.

As a means of fulfilling its objective--namely, providing practical support for the Middle East peace process--the founding assembly adopted the following resolutions: (1) formation of a joint action committee for continuous activities; (2) mutual visits to universities, in order to organize political meetings and thus expand the circle of students supporting the peace process; (3) political and legal activities to counter the effects of the closure of the Gaza Strip (lack of freedom of movement for Gaza students, prevention of medical treatment for the sick, etc.); (4) regular publications on the student situation (information, opinions, personal stories); organization of meetings with political personalities from both sides.

Contact: Prof. David Newman, Dept. of Geography, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, POB 653, Beer Sheva, Israel 84105, Tel.: +972 (7) 6472016, Fax: +972 (7) 6278991, e-mail:

International Friends of Literature: Correction!

On page 24 of AFB-INFO 2/96, in the second paragraph of the article on the International Friends of Literature Association, it was stated that Sanaa Osseiran (Lebanon) was one of the co-founders of the almost identically named commission set up by the International Peace Research Association (IPRA).

Sanaa Osseiran is keen to point out that, although she took part in the meeting, she was not actually a co-founder of the commission.

Contacts: International Friends of Literature Association, PO Box 6293, Haifa, Israel 31063, Tel.: +972 (4) 385284, Fax: +972 (4) 243230.

Dr Ada Aharoni, Founder-President, Editor of Galim, Horev 57, Haifa, Israel 34343, Tel./Fax: +972 (4) 243230, e-mail:


Contemporary Genocide: Causes, Cases, Consequences

A study on genocide commissioned by the PIOOM Foundation was published in 1996 under the editorship of Albert J. Jongman. The study, entitled Contemporary Genocide: Causes, Cases, Consequences, also formed the basis for a conference on the same theme, organized in October 1996 by a number of Dutch non-governmental organizations.

The first part of the study deals with the historical causes of present genocide. This is followed by three case-studies investigating genocide in the recent past (Cambodia and the role of the Khmer Rouge. Irak and relations with the Kurds, Bangladesh and the 1971 genocide). The papers in the third section are devoted to the opportunities for, and limits to, international and domestic intervention.. The focus in this section is Rwanda.

The study concludes with an examination of the historical effects of genocide (particularly the Holocaust). An attempt is made to draw lessons from the past as to how present instances of genocide may be dealt with--particularly as regards the need to restore justice and to ensure that human-rights crimes are prosecuted under international law and legally penalized.

Contact: PIOOM Foundation, c/o LISWO-Center for the Study of Social Conflicts, Leiden University, Wassenaarseweg 52, NL-2333 AK Leiden, The Netherlands, Tel.: +31 (71) 5273861/273929, Fax: +31 (71) 5273788.

Ethno-nationalism in the World System

The Ethnic Conflict Research Project (ECOR) has recently published the first volume of a `Handbook on Ethnicity and the State'. Against the background of the media discovery of ethnic issues and the general lack of investigation into the forgotten ethnic conflicts of the Third World, Ethno-Nationalismus im Weltsystem: Prävention, Konfliktbearbeitung and die Rolle der internationalen Gemeinschaft (Ethno-nationalism in the World System: Prevention, Conflict Resolution and the Role of the International Community), by Christian P. Scherrer, aims: to outline and compare regional and local approaches to conflict resolution within the framework of government policies on minorities/nationalities; to link these up with proposed solutions; and to locate these solutions within the international system.

The study also discusses the role of multilateral regimes and the international community in the prevention and resolution of violent ethno-national conflicts. The first part of the book addresses the prevention, resolution, and transformation of such conflicts with reference to collective rights, self-government, and the particular nationality policies in each case. The second part deals with the reciprocal relations between ethno-nationalism and the international system.

The second volume of the handbook, which is still in preparation, will deal with `Ethno-nationalism in the Age of Globalization: Causes, Structural Features, and Dynamics of Violent Ethnic Conflicts'. The third volume will be entitled `Ethnicity, Civil War and the State in the Third World: Case-Studies from Southern Asia and the Horn of Africa'.

Another study by Christian Scherrer, an ethnologist and conflict researcher, was published as part of the ECOR findings at the beginning of this year. This is entitled Ethnisierung und Völkermord in Zentralafrika: Genozid in Rwanda, Bürgerkrieg in Burundi und die Rolle der Weltgemeinschaft (Ethnicization and Genocide in Central Africa: Genocide in Rwanda, Civil War in Burundi, and the Role of the World Community). It deals in detail with the following themes: the prehistory of the genocide; the destructive mutual relations between Rwanda and Burundi; state-organized genocide in Rwanda; mass murder, mass exodus, and the role of the UN; cross-border pan-Hutuism and Tutsi extremism; Rwanda after the genocide (no reconciliation without justice); and, finally, unacknowledged and unatoned genocide.

Contact: Dr Christian P. Scherrer, Ethnic Conflict Research Project, Institut zur Förderung der Ethnizitätsforschung und Konfliktbearbeitung (IFEK), Brachterhof 38, NL-5932 XM Tegelen, Fax: +31 (77) 3740290.

Northern Ireland

INCORE Internet Guide to Ethnicity and Conflict in Albania

The Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE) of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster has recently produced the first edition of the INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict and ethnicity in Albania. It can be consulted at:

Contact: Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity, United Nations University/University of Ulster, Aberfoyle House, Northland Road, Derry BT48 7JA, N. Ireland, Tel.: +44 (1504) 375510, Fax: +44 (1504) 375500, e-mail:


Women, War and Love

`Women, War and Love' is the title of a pilot project being conducted at the Nordic Institute for Women's Studies and Gender Research (NIKK). The aim of the project is to bring researchers dealing with these issues--particularly researchers from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden)--together into networks, research groups, and research projects. A prime focus of the institute's investigations is the issue of women who fraternized with `the enemy' during the Second World War.

The institute is also interested in potential, current, or completed projects on the following themes: women/gender and war; collaboration by women in war; women in resistance movements; women (and men) who fraternized with `the enemy'; the children of such men an women; sexual violence against women/public stigmatization of women after the end of the Second World War; and harassers and harassment in wartime.

Contact: Anne Werner, Nordic Institute for Women's Studies and Gender Resarch, University of Oslo, PO Box 1156 Blindern, N-0315 Oslo, Norway, Tel.: +47 22 85 88 64, Fax: +47 22 85 89 50, e-mail:

Nobel Institute Library

As well as engaging in a wide range of academic pursuits, the Nobel Institute in Oslo maintains a library currently stocking some 165,000 titles. These cover the following areas: peace, political history from 1800, international law, international economics. The library is also a depositary library for a range of international organizations (e.g. United Nations, European Union, Church of England, International Labour Organization, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Trade Organization, European Free Trade Association, International Court of Justice).

Contact: Anne Cecilie Kjelling, Nobel Institute Library, Drammensveien 19, N-0255 Oslo, Tel.: +47 22 44 20 63, Fax: +47 22 43 01 68, e-mail:


Europe after the Cold War

In a 1996 publication by the Institute of Political Studies at the Polish Academy of Science, Wojciech Kostecki offers a theoretical analysis of the effects of the ending of the Cold War on Europe. Under the title Europe after the Cold War: The Security Complex Theory, he examines theoretical approaches to security issues following the end of the Cold War and also discusses practical attempts to ensure peace and security in Europe.

The first part of the book offers an introduction to the topic under the following heads: `The Project: Theory Meets History (in the Making)'; `The Security Complex Approach: What We Can Learn from It'; `The Security Debate'. The second, practically oriented part, entitled `Europe after the Cold War', contains individual chapters dealing with: `The Structure' (Boundaries of Europe; Basic Fears and Aspirations; Western Core and Eastern Instabilities); `The Dynamics' (Internal and External Transformations; Options for Europe); and `The European Security Architecture' (Construction and Building Blocks; Security Arrangements for East-Central Europe).

Contact: Institute of Political Studies, ul. Polna 18/20, 00-625 Warszawa, Poland.


Instituto de la Paz y los Conflictos

The recent creation of the Instituto de la Paz y los Conflictos at the University of Granada means that the former Seminario de Estudios sobre la Paz y los Conflictos has now acquired permanent, official status, thus conferring proper institutional form on the work done by the university peace-researchers since the 1980s.

The institute is interdisciplinary in composition, being made up of about thirty teachers and researchers working in the field of peace research, and it bases its work on a broad, integrated concept of peace. Its major interests include: the theory of peace, epistemology, human rights, peace education, scientific and technological aids to peace, problems of the Mediterranean area.

The institute also runs a postgraduate programme of study and publishes a Spanish-language series entitled `Eirene'. Last autumn, it organized the first meeting of Spanish peace researchers, at which it was decided to found a Spanish Peace Resarch Association. This will be linked to the European Peace Research Association (EuPRA) and the International Peace Research Association (IPRA). Further information about the institute, its publications and activities, are available on the Internet at:

Contact: Instituto de la Paz y los Conflictos, Faculdad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología, Rector López Argüeta s/n. E-18071 Granada, Tel./Fax: +34 (58) 244142, e-mail:

United States of America

International Negotiation

Last autumn saw the publication of the second issue of the periodical International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice (1/2, 1996). It took as its main theme the question of `Defining a U.S. Negotiating Style', and it was produced with the assistance of the former US ambassador John W. McDonald, who was guest editor for the issue. Six negotiating case-studies are presented, each of which examines whether the Americans leading the negotiations demonstrated a consistent, persistent, and distinctive negotiating-style. The authors of the case-studies themselves had themselves taken part in the particular negotiations concerned. These included: the Conference on Disarmament in Europe; SALT II; and the UN Conference on the Human Environment. Other contributions examine the American conduct of negotiations from the point of view of non-American authors who were, or are, serving diplomats.

The themes planned for 1997 are: ethnic conflicts and negotiation; conflict resolution training during `hot' conflicts; and post-agreement negotiations.

Contacts: Kluwer Law International, PO Box 85889, N-2508 The Hague, Tel.: +31 (70) 308-1560, Fax: +31 (70) 308-1555, e-mail:

Dr Bertram Spector, Center for Negotiation Analysis, 11608 Le Havre Drive, Potomac, MD 20854 USA, Fax: +1 (301) 309-1962, e-mail:

Sociological Spectrum: Call for Papers

Sociological Spectrum, the official journal of the Mid-South Sociological Association, invites submission of manuscripts for a special issue on `Women and Power: Arenas of Change'. The issue will be devoted to the changing dimensions of power for women in personal and social domains. Papers may be empirical or theoretical in basis, covering such fields as the sociology of emotion, leadership, and politics and the economy. Contributions with a feminist and/or Marxist perspective and methodology are especially welcome.

The deadline for receipt of papers is 15 July 1997. The original plus three copies of the manuscript should be sent to Jackie Eller at the contact address below. Further details can also be obtained from the current editors, Harold J. Corzine and Thomas C. Calhoun.

Contacts: Jackie Eller, Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Box 126, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA, Tel.: + (615) 898-21215, e-mail:

Harold J. Corzine, Chair, Dept. of Sociology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-1360, USA, C. Calhoun, Dept. of Sociology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0324, USA, e-mail:

Peace Review: Call for Papers

The quarterly Peace Review is a multi-disciplinary journal that publishes essays on peace studies. It deals with a wide range of themes including war, violence, human rights, political economy, development, culture and consciousness, the environment, and related issues. Contributions on these topics are requested for the next autumn and winter issues. Papers are also being sought on the key themes of these two issues: `Conflicting Identities' (autumn 1997: deadline for submissions 25 July 1997); and `Third World Peace Perspectives' (winter 1997-8: deadline for submissions 22 October 1997).

Peace Review publishes easily readable, well-researched essays rather than purely academic articles with extensive critical apparatus. Essays should be no longer than 3,500 words in length.

Contact: Robert Elias, Editor, Peace Review, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA, Tel.: +1 (415) 422-6349, Fax: +1 (415) 388-2631/422-2346, e-mail:

Gender and History: Call for Papers

The journal Gender and History invites submissions for a special issue on `Feminism and Internationalism', to be published in 1998. The focus will be the history of internationalism in feminist theory and practice. Articles should be no longer than 9,000 words in length. Further information on conditions of submission may be found in Gender and History itself, or can be obtained from the contact address below. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 1997.

Contact: Mrinalini Sinha, North American Co-editor, Gender and History, Dept. of History, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL 62901-4519, USA, Tel.: +1 (618) 453-4391, Fax: +1 (618) 453-5440, e-mail:

Students Guide to Peace Studies

The Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS) has published the third edition of the Guide to Careers, Internships and Graduate Education in Peace Studies. This gives not only a comprehensive overview of the field of peace studies, but also a catalogue of advanced academic programmes devoted to it. It also includes a detailed discussion of the relevance of peace studies to traditional professions and to alternative `peacemaking' careers. It thus provides information both on educational options in the academic field and on job opportunities in the practical field, and it lists addresses and contacts relating to work placements and study grants.

Contacts: Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA, Tel.: +1 (413) 582-5367, Fax: +1 (413) 582-5620, e-mail:

Earlham College Jerusalem Program

Earlham College in Richmond is accepting applications for the 1997-8 autumn session of the `Great Lakes Jerusalem Program in Peace Studies', which was originally set up in 1982. The programme provides students with an opportunity for in-depth study of multiple perspectives of the region. The 1997-8 programme will focus on the contemporary situation and the possibility of shifting efforts from `peace-making' to `peace-building' measures.

The programme is open to students of all subjects, and courses cover the following themes and projects: Palestinian and Israeli history and politics; the historical geography of Palestine; Zionism; conflict-resolution role-plays; auxiliary courses in Hebrew and Arabic. The course is based in Jerusalem but includes stays in various locations in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.

Contact: Kelley Lawson-Khalidi, International Programs Office, Drawer 202, Earlham College, Richmond, IN 47374, USA, Tel.: +1 (317) 9483-1424, e-mail:

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