CALL FOR PAPERS
CANADIAN PEACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (CPRA) ANNUAL CONFERENCE
RYERSON UNIVERSITY, TORONTO, CANADA
1 MAY--2 JUNE, 2017
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 15 DECEMBER, 2016
DECISION ANNOUNCEMENT: BY 16 JANUARY, 2017
A CORDIAL INVITATION
We are delighted to invite you to the Annual Conference of the Canadian Peace Research Association (CPRA). This conference is part of Congress 2017. Organized by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS), Congress 2017, it will bring together more than 7,000 scholars, graduate students, practitioners and policy makers from Canada and other countries to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow. They will gather under the aegis of 70 academic associations representing a rich spectrum of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Congress represents a unique showcase of scholarly excellence, creativity and leadership.
The CPRA conference, as a constituent of Congress 2017, hopes to offer a welcoming milieu for social scientists, other scholars and peace advocates to present their research and influence future Peace Studies.
Congress 2017 showcases the potential of the academy to challenge, redefine and reconfigure through interdisciplinary research, engagement, imagination and service.
"In the year of Canada's sesquicentennial, Congress 2017 invites reflection on our past as we look to the future. This year's theme "From Far and Wide: The Next 150" evokes the Canadian identity, including the diversity of populations and the reach of this event both nationally and internationally. Toronto itself is a vibrant microcosm of Canada's diversity--and Ryerson University is a metropolitan university within that microcosm interwoven and connected with the community. The theme is inclusive of different ideas, geographies, culture, countries, schools of thought and disciplines, encouraging cross-collaboration and interdisciplinary approach. The theme plays across time, contrasting a traditional Canadian phrase with the idea of moving forward and looking ahead to the future, as a country, and as a society."
The CPRA seeks to bring together academics, researchers, educators and peace advocates from Canada and abroad to examine and discuss current and emerging issues and challenges in the field of Peace Research.
Individual papers and panels in Peace Research, especially the ones that have national and international significance, are invited from ALL DISCIPLINES and PROFESSIONS.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR 2017 CPRA CONFERENCE:
Dr. LYNN MCDONALD (PhD, LLD Hon.) Professor Emerita of Sociology, University of Guelph; Member, Order of Canada (2015); Member of Parliament of Canada (1982-1988); Editor of the 16-volumes 'Collected Works of Florence Nightingale' (2001-2012); Author of the books: 'Mary Seacole: The Making of the Myth' (2014); 'The Early Origins of the Social Sciences' (1993); 'Women Founders of the Social Sciences' (1994); 'Women Theorists of the Social Sciences' (1993); 'Women Theorists on Society and Politics' (1998). Author of Canada's pioneering Non-Smokers' Health Act (1987); Co-founder of Just Earth: A Coalition for Environmental Justice; Former, president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (Canada).
Dr. JOANNA QUINN (PhD), Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, and Faculty of Law, and Affiliate-appointed Women's Studies and Feminist Research, Western University. Author, 'The Politics of Acknowledgement; Truth Commissions in Uganda and Haiti (2010); Editor, 'Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies'.
Dr. Ruhtan Yalciner (PhD), Associate Professor, Department Vice Chair and Erasmus Academic Coordinator, Hacettepe University, FEAS, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Ankara, Turkey.
BIG THINKING LECTURE SERIES:
This series brings together leading scholars and public figures who present-forward-thinking research, ideas and solutions to the critical questions and issues of our time. It includes:
John Ralston Saul, award winning essayist, President Emeritus of PEN International, co-Chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University.
Wade Davis, Professor, BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia.
Aja Mone, Award-winning performance poet and human rights advocate.
Jocelyn Lètourneau, Canada Research Chair in Quebec History at Laval University.
RYERSON UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION:
The President's Receptions hosted by Ryerson University are a long-standing Congress tradition and are an excellent networking opportunity with other academics.
The Ryerson University President's Reception for the CPRA is on Thursday, 1 June, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 PM.
DR. ROSE DYSON'S RECEPTION:
Dr. Rose Dyson, Chair of the CPRA National Advisory Council, has graciously offered to host a reception for the CPRA attendees at her residence to be held during the CPRA conference. Details to follow.
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS/PROPOSALS/PANELS
The deadline for individual paper abstracts/panel proposals is DECEMBER 15, 2016.
ACCEPTANCE DECISION BY JANUARY 16, 2017
ALL SUBMISSIONS FOR PAPER ABSTRACTS/PANEL PROPOSALS MUST CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING NINE ITEMS. PROPOSALS/ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED WITHOUT THE FOLLOWING NINE ITEMS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
1. Title of the paper/panel.
2. Each presenter's full name with title, if applicable (e.g. Dr./Rev. Smith Jones, Assistant Professor of Micro-Biology).
3. Institutional and Departmental affiliation.
4. E-mail address, office and residence telephone numbers and the usual convenient time to contact; complete postal address including Postal Code/Zip Code/PIN.
5. A 150-word abstract/panel proposal with its principal argument and conclusion
6. A 50-word biographical note about each presenter.
7. The CPRA conference room will have the following: computer with internet, DVD playback, projector and screen/display.
Paper /panel presenters are advised that opt to use their personal laptop or Mac that they MUST BRING THEIR OWN ADAPTERS AND POWER CORDS. As these items are not universal, Ryerson University has limited capacity to provide such equipment. Additional costs will be levied to any individual for these items and for any technical help.
9. ALSO, PLEASE SEND A COPY OF YOUR PROPOSAL TO: < email@example.com >
Faculty members presenting papers may be asked to serve as chairs and discussants.
REGISTRATION AND CPRA FEES
THE CFHSS HAS REMINDED CPRA THAT THE PAYMENT OF CONGRESS 2017 REGISTRATION AND ASSOCIATION (CPRA) CONFERENCE FEES ARE COMPULSORY FOR ALL ATTENDEES, INCLUDING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, PRESENTERS OF PAPERS/ PANELISTS AND THOSE CHAIRING OR ATTENDING A SESSION.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THOSE WHOSE ABSTRACTS/ PROPOSALS ARE ACCEPTED MUST REGISTER BEFORE 15 MARCH 2017. PLEASE SEND ME < ShreeshJuyal@ymail.com > A COPY OF THE INTERNET PURCHASE RECEIPT OF YOUR REGISTRATION ISSUED BY THE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES BY MARCH 15, 2017. NON-REGISTERED PRESENTERS WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME OF THE CPRA CONFERENCE.
CPRA REGISTRATION FEES:
The fees for the CPRA conference are as follows:
CPRA Regular Members/Attendees: $135 ($165 if received by Congress 2017 after March 31st).
[Regular/Full Members include all active and retired university/college/institute academic persons, independent researchers and associates, active governmental/non-governmental national and international agencies, organizations and any other fully employed persons. All regular/full members have voting rights in the CPRA General Council and Board of Directors' meetings.]
[Associate Members are generally graduate students (holders of Master's degrees and PhD/EdD and other doctoral degrees' students/candidates/ABDs and others with a similar standing in educational and research institutes/organizations). Associate members are welcome to attend the meetings of the CPRA General Council or the Board of Directors without voting rights.]
Students, Retired and Unwaged Attendees: $75 ($100 if received by Congress 2017 after March 31st).
ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES ARE ENTITLED TO ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP (REGULAR OR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP) IN CPRA, concluding immediately before the following year's General Council Meeting.
All attendees including paper presenters/panelists and other participants must also pay the general Congress 2017 registration fees.
ATTENDEES CAN REGISTER FOR THE 2017 CONGRESS (includes CPRA conference) ONLINE.
HOW TO REGISTER?
Register to both the CPRA and Congress by using the following website starting mid-January 2017:
Everyone who has registered online must visit the on-site Registration Desk located in the Congress Hub in the Mattamy Athletic Centre (Ryerson University) to pick up a name badge, receipt and Congress Essentials guide.
Please visit the following website: www.congress2017.ca/accommodations
As there will be more than 7,000 attendees at the Congress, it is highly recommended that your accommodation is reserved, as soon as possible.
The CPRA is a registration fees-generated conference. IT IS, THEREFORE, REGRETFULLY, UNABLE TO FINANCIALLY ASSIST ANY ATTENDEE FOR TRAVEL AND OTHER CONFERENCE RELATED EXPENSES.
International attendees (paper presenters/panelists) can participate at Congress and the CPRA conference; however, each international attendee should individually confirm for himself/herself whether a visa is required for entry to Canada PRIOR TO REGISTERING. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) provides a list of countries for which visa restrictions apply, as well as all other pertinent information attendees may require before making travel plans. The Congress website provides attendees general information and links to the CIC website at www.congress2017.ca/register/international-attendees.
THE CPRA MAY WRITE A LETTER OF INVITATION FOR AN INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEE WHO HAS ALREADY MET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS AS DETAILED ELSEWHERE IN THIS CALL FOR PAPERS.
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WRITING AN ELECTRONIC (EMAIL) LETTER OF INVITATION TO A QUALIFIED PROSPECTIVE ATTENDEE, THE CPRA REGRETS IT WILL NOT BE INVOLVED IN THE VISA AND OTHER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.
CPRA GENERAL COUNCIL AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETINGS:
NOTICE OF THE CPRA GENERAL COUNCIL AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS:
A notice is hereby given to all those attendees of the CPRA conference who will have paid their registration fees by 31 March, 2017. Please be advised that the CPRA General Council will meet on 31 May, 2017 at 3:30 PM at the site of the CPRA conference. If needed, the CPRA Board of Directors will meet on 2 June, 2017 at 3:30 PM. A provisional agenda of the CPRA General Council will be sent by 8 May, 2017. All regular members of the CPRA are invited to submit items for the General Council and the Board of Directors by 8 April, 2017.
CONTACT PERSONS FOR CPRA CONFERENCE:
Dr. Jon Anuik, General Secretary, CPRA: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Rose Dyson, Local Arrangements Coordinator and Chair, NAC: email@example.com
I look forward to welcoming you at the annual conference of CPRA.
With most cordial greetings,
Dr. Shreesh Juyal, Drs., D.Litt., Fellow CIIA
Dean, Doon International Institute
Senior Research Scholar, St. Thomas University