NERPS Conference 2023 in Thailand

The Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS) at Hiroshima University and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will jointly host the NERPS Conference 2023 – the second edition of the Hiroshima International Conference on Peace and Sustainability in the Context of Global Change – from February 28 to March 3, 2023 in Thailand.

The NERPS Conference 2023 is planned as an in-person event at the Asian Institute of Technology campus. Fully virtual sessions will be scheduled during the first day of the conference.

Keynote Speakers

H.E. Dr. Suwit Khunkitti – Vice Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Asian Institute of Technology and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education of Thailand

Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana – Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Conference Theme
“Bridging Peace and Sustainability amidst Global Transformations”

Following the success of the first Hiroshima International Conference on Peace and Sustainability (HICPS 2022), the NERPS Conference 2023 is a platform to facilitate continued inter- and trans-disciplinary research and policy conversations among students, researchers, and practitioners working on issues related to peace, sustainability, or their nexus. The conceptual and empirical linkages between peace and sustainability are widely recognized in academic and policy circles. The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development confirms this recognition. However, many of the initiatives on peace and sustainability operate in silos, undermining the positive and mutually-reinforcing relationship between them. Enhanced integration of peace and sustainability components is imperative for addressing complex challenges that come with global transformations that are manifested environmentally, socially, politically, and economically across levels. It is, therefore, crucial to identify the pathways that enhance the peace-promoting potential of sustainability and the sustainability-promoting potential of peace. The theme of this conference will focus on various pathways that bridge peace promotion and sustainable development. At the time of submission, authors will be required to choose one of the three main topics (i.e., peace, sustainability, or their nexus) and one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) most relevant to their abstracts.

In addition to the conference theme, abstracts on the following sub-topics are also welcome.

Peace-Sustainability Nexus

• Cooperation and conflict 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/climate 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
• Geopolitics
• Global governance
• Human security
• International peace and security
• International politics
• Migration
• Peace education
• Peace research methodologies
• Peace, conflict, and COVID-19
• Peacemaking/peacebuilding
• Sociology of peace
• Women, Peace and Security
• Others


• Biodiversity conservation
• Climate change adaptation & mitigation
• Disaster risk reduction and management
• 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 for sustainable development
• Sustainable development goals (SDGs)
• Urban Sustainability (including transportation, construction, planning)
• Water resources planning and management
• Water-Energy-Food nexus
• Others

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Conference Sponsors

The Embassy of Japan in Thailand provides nominal support to this conference.

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