Postponed to 2022: NERPS Conference

Important Announcement: Due to the uncertainties and challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizing committee decided to postpone this year’s conference to October 2021. The health and safety of our participants and communities are important to us. The new dates and arrangements will be announced as soon as we finalize the details.

This postponement is an opportunity for us to deepen our collaboration in the lead-up to 2022. We will be holding several virtual events to start engaging prospective presenters and participants with the themes of the conference. Kindly watch this space and our associated social media accounts for announcements. Thank you for your support and understanding.

About the Conference

2020 NERPS Conference poster

The Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS) at Hiroshima University will hold its inaugural international conference on Peace and Sustainability in the Context of Global Change at Hiroshima University, Japan from 23-24 October 2020.

The 2020 NERPS Biennial Conference invites abstracts for research papers and posters that interrogate the relationship between peace and sustainability in the context of environmental, socio-political, economic, and technological transformations. We welcome a diverse range of disciplinary approaches and methodologies examining peace-sustainability nexus in relation to resources, digital technologies, migration, governance, and education. Download the conference poster.

Scientific Committee

Joshua Fisher – Columbia University
Akira Hibiki – Tohoku University
Fumiko Kasuga – Future Earth Global Hub, Japan
Vally Koubi – ETH Zurich
Paul Shrivastava – Pennsylvania State University
Hassan Virji – Hiroshima University / START

Key Dates

To submit an abstract, please download and fill out this form and send it to with subject line “2020 NERPS Conference.”
May 31 – abstract submission deadline
June 15 – notification of results
July 15 – early registration deadline
August 30 – late registration deadline
September 30 – paper submission deadline (for award consideration)*
*Note: Full papers are not required except from those who want to be considered for the best paper awards.

Registration Fees (JPY)

Registration fees can be paid via bank transfer or Paypal. Details for the registration and payment process will be announced on 31 May 2020.
Early registration
Standard – 30,000
Student – 15,000
Final registration
Standard – 40,000
Student – 20,000
We have limited slots for non-presenting participants. Register early to reserve your place.
Standard – 50,000
Student – 25,000


The Scientific Committee will select the best papers for the following categories. Awardees will be invited to submit their papers for potential publication in a special journal issue. Details will be announced later.

Best Poster Award (student category)
Best Paper Award (student category)
Best Paper Award (early career researcher category)
Best Paper Award (senior researcher category)

The following information will be announced later.

Keynote speakers
Plenary session speakers
Reception dinner
Travel and accommodation guide for participants

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