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Notices and Reports


International

Peace Review--Call for Essays

The quarterly journal Peace Review is soliciting essays for the issues listed below. These may be on the relevant special topic or on other themes. It is also seeking reports on peace projects and book reviews. Relevant themes are: war, violence, human rights, political economy, development, culture and consciousness, environment, gender, race, and related issues. Forthcoming issues and deadlines are: winter 1999 `Sports and Empire' (deadline 16 July 1999); spring 2000 `Transitional Justice' (23 October 1999). Deadlines for essays on other themes are the same. Essays and reports on peace projects should be between 2,500 and 3,500 words long; book reviews should be about 1,200 words long for single books and between 2,500 and 3,500 words long for multiple books.

Contact: Robert Elias, Peace Review, Politics Department, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA, e-mail for attachments: watkinsr@usfca.edu

Peace Education Commission

The Peace Education Commission (PEC) is one of eighteen commissions forming part of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA). The commission promotes international exchange and research in the field of peace education. Twice a year the PEC publishes a newsletter--Peacebuilding--which can be consulted on the Internet (http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Peace/pecnews.pdf) and is sent by e-mail to all PEC members. The newsletter welcomes articles about world-wide developments in peace education, and also book reviews, information on peace-education curricula, conference reports, announcements of meetings, and abstracts of articles.

PEC maintains a mailing-list (PEC listserv) that allows peace educators all over the world to communicate with one another. Anyone interested in having their name entered on the list should write to: listserv@csd.uwm.edu. In the body of the message write: subscribe pec your name. Put nothing else in the message. To contact other peace educators from all around the world, send a message to: pec@csd.uwm.edu

Contact: IPRA Secretariat, c/o Copenhagen Peace Research Association, Fredericiagade 18, DK-1310, Copenhagen K, Denmark, e-mail: bmoeller@copri.dk

The Hague Appeal for Peace: Civil Society Conference

From 11 to 15 May 1999, the `Hague Appeal for Peace Conference' will take place in the Congress Centre in The Hague, Netherlands. The Hague Appeal for Peace is both a campaign and a conference. Its object is to delegitimize armed conflict and create a culture of peace for the twenty-first century. The four central themes of the conference also form the four main strands of the campaign: to strengthen international humanitarian and human-rights laws and institutions; to advance the prevention, peaceful resolution, and transformation of violent conflicts; to develop and link disarmament efforts, including nuclear abolition; to identify the root causes of war and develop a culture of peace.

Contact: Registration Secretariat for the `Hague Appeal for Peace', Van Namen and Westerlaken; Congress Organization Services; PO Box 1558, NL 6501 BN Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Tel.: +31-24-323-4471, Fax: +31-24-360-1159, e-mail: hap99@congres.net

Listserver

Anyone interested in subscribing to a listserv giving information on conflict-resolution work, scholarships, and CEE/NIS jobs and scholarships can visit http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/nisjobs

To consult any other list, replace `nisjobs' with relevant list-name: 1) nisjobs (NIS jobs in the US and abroad); 2) ceejobs (Central Europe related jobs in the US and abroad); 3) conflictjobs (conflict jobs in the US and abroad); 4) nisscholarships (former Soviet Union related scholarships); 5) ceescholarships (Central Europe related scholarships); 6) conflictscholarships (conflict and development related scholarships); 7) dcevents (DC-related human rights, conflict, development talks, conferences); 8) funandjokes (fun jokes).

You can also subscribe by e-mail--e.g. at ceejobs-subscribe@onelist.com. For any other list, substitute the relevant name.

Contact: Craig Zelizer Ph.D. Candidate and Adjunct Faculty, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, 4260 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VI 22030-4444, USA, Tel.: +1-703-993-1300, Fax: +1-703-993-1302, e-mail: czelizer@osfl.gmu.edu

Summer Peacebuilding Institute

From 10 May to 2 July, the Summer Peacebuilding Institute at the Eastern Manson University in Harrisonburg will once again be organizing a series of courses on a variety of themes including: refugees, indigenous peoples, ethno-centrism, conflict transformation, religion, and mediation. For further details, please contact the address below.

Contact: Summer Peacebuilding Institute, Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Road, Harrisburg, VA 22802-2462, USA, Tel.: +1-540-432-4490, Fax: +1-540-432-4449 o. 540-432-4444, http://www.emu.edu/ctp/ctp.htm, e-mail: ctprogram@emu.edu

Peace-Studies Web-Pages Updated

The three web-pages `Resources for Peace' (http://members.aol.com/rasphila/peace.html), `Desktop Resources' (http://members.aol.com/rasphila/index.html), and `Bookstore' (http://members.aol.com/rasphila/bookstore.html) have recently been updated. The `Resources for Peace' page is now faster and easier to use. It also contains new pages--one featuring a specific group working for peace and social justice and one featuring a service or resource that may be helpful to users. There are also new links to relevant search-engines and to groups working for equal rights for gays and lesbians.

Contact: Resources for Peace, 141 W. Harvey St, Philadelphia, PA 19144, USA, Tel.: +1-215-849-4941, e-mail: rasphila@aol.com

European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU)

The European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) in Stadtschlaining, Austria, is an international, non-governmental organization with UNESCO status and is affiliated to the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPRI), which is also located in Stadtschlaining.

The EPU offers two types of courses: the Master of Advanced Studies Program in Peace and Conflict Studies (MAS), and the Academic Credit and Certificate Program. The MAS is a one-year course and is designed to provide students with the skills needed to analyse conflicts and their underlying causes and dynamics. It also prepares students for a career in fields such as peacebuilding, development, and international co-operation. To be admitted to this course, students must have an Austrian university degree or international equivalent (MA/MSc). The Academic Credit and Certificate Program lasts one term and also deals with the analysis of conflicts and their causes and dynamics. It also covers the fields of peacebuilding, development, and international co-operation, laying the ground for an interdisciplinary approach to peace and conflict studies and offering both theoretical and empirical insights into the areas concerned. To be admitted to the course, students must have completed basic undergraduate studies and have been awarded a BA or equivalent. The MAS course begins in the autumn term; the Academic Credit and Certificate Program is offered both in the spring and autumn terms.

One of the EPU's main concerns is to bring the world's various cultures together and to create a transnational culture that respects diversity and pluralism without the constant threat of conflict. Students and staff come from many different countries and cultures.

Contact: EPU Secretariat, A-7461 Stadtschlaining/Burg, Austria, Tel.: +43-3355-2498, Fax: +43-3355-2381, e-mail: epu@epu.ac.at, http://www.aspr.ac.at/welcome.htm


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