Hiroshima International Conference on Peace and Sustainability March 1-3, 2022

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 1-3, 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 – Early Payment Deadline
5 Jan 2022 – Regular Payment Deadline for presenting participants
22 Feb 2022 – Regular Payment Deadline for non-presenting participants

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

Keynote Speaker: Prof Jeffrey D. Sachs

Call for Abstracts

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 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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