Hiroshima International Conference on Peace and Sustainability 2022

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March 1-4, 2022

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The Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS) at Hiroshima University will hold the inaugural Hiroshima International Conference on Peace and Sustainability in the Context of Global Change from March 1-4, 2022 at Hiroshima University.

Important Dates

Submissions & Notifications
21 Nov 2021 – Abstract Submission Deadline
30 Nov 2021 – Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance
31 Jan 2022 – Full Paper Submission Deadline (optional)
20 Feb 2022 – Last Notification for Full Paper Acceptance (optional)

31 Jan 2022 – Regular Payment Deadline
5 Feb 2022 – Final Payment Deadline for presenting participants
22 Feb 2022 – Final Payment Deadline for non-presenting participants (extended to 28 Feb)

Conference Preparation
8 Feb 2022 – Program Overview Released
10 Feb 2022 – Last Day for Issuing the Invitation Letter for Visa Application (optional)
15 Feb 2022 – Full Program Released
24 Feb 2022 – Last Day for Sending the Letter of Acceptance (upon confirmation of registration payment)


Jeffrey D. Sachs

Professor, Columbia University

Mitsuo Ochi

President of Hiroshima University

Shinji Kaneko

NERPS Director, Hiroshima University

Conference Topics

Since the late 1980s, and in order to regulate the increasingly detrimental impacts of humans on the environment, transition towards sustainability has been high on the agenda of researchers and policy makers alike. Meanwhile, peace considerations have expanded in recent decades to include the varied types and sources of conflict, from inter-state to intra-state conflicts due to various social, political, economic, and environmental factors.

Academic and policy circles widely recognize sustainability and peace as intrinsically interrelated. The concepts of sustainability and peace are multi-dimensional and constantly evolving, and the pathways of their relationship are complex and dynamic. Some studies have highlighted the myriad factors and mechanisms that influence this relationship, particularly that of between climate and conflict (e.g., IPCC 2014Koubi 2019). They shed light on the mediating role of political institutions, economic conditions, and social practices, especially in understanding the implications of climate for security (e.g., Hendrix and Haggard 2015Koubi et al. 2012von Uexkull et al. 2016). However, there is still a need to better understand the pathways where sustainability and peace interact considering the different factors and contexts that are constantly shaping and reshaping the conditions for sustainable and peaceful societies (e.g., Fisher et al., 2021Sharifi et al. 2021).

The Hiroshima International Conference on Peace and Sustainability is a platform to facilitate transdisciplinary research and policy conversations on the peace-sustainability nexus. The overall goal of this conference is to facilitate inter- and trans-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration between various stakeholders working on issues related to peace, sustainability, or their nexus. Through facilitating interaction between stakeholders that focus on peace and/or sustainability, it is hoped that the conference will foster further research and practice on the peace-sustainability nexus. Students, researchers, and practitioners are invited from different disciplines and sectors to present their research and initiatives and explore new partnerships and collaborations.

The Hiroshima International Conference on Peace and Sustainability 2022 is planned as a hybrid event, where various presentation contingencies will be planned.  Students, researchers, and practitioners are therefore encouraged to submit abstracts on the following topics. 

Peace-Sustainability Nexus

• Conflict and cooperation over transboundary resources
• Digital technologies for both peace and sustainability
• Education for both peace and sustainability
• Environmental peacebuilding
• Environmental/climate activism
• Environmental/climate justice
• Environmental/ecological security
• Human-nonhuman coexistence
• Impact of COVID-19 on both peace and sustainability
• Just transitions
• Peace-development nexus
• Planetary justice
• Politics of sustainability
• Others


• Anthropology of peace
• Conflict resolution
• Diplomatic negotiations
• Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration
• Geopolitics
• Global justice
• Good governance
• Human rights
• Human security
• Humanitarian assistance
• International and regional organizations
• International peace and security
• Just institutions
• Local peacebuilding or indigenous peacemaking
• Migration
• Peace education
• Peace research methodologies
• Peace, conflict, and COVID-19
• Peacemaking/peacebuilding
• Post-conflict reconstruction
• Sociology of peace
• Transitional justice and reconciliation
• Urban peacebuilding
• Women, Peace and Security
• Youth in Peacebuilding
• Others


• Biodiversity Conservation
• Climate change adaptation & mitigation
• Disaster risk reduction and management
• Economic sustainability
• Ecosystem services
• Energy resources planning management
• Food resources planning and management
• Human health and well-being
• Land/terrestrial resources planning and management
• Non-renewable resources and extractive industries
• Oceans / marine resources planning and management
• Post-COVID green recovery
• Smart solutions and technologies
• Social sustainability
• Sustainable development goals
• Urban Sustainability (including transportation, construction, planning)
• Water resources planning and management
• Water-Energy-Food nexus
• Others

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