CARFMS 2016 Journal Special Edition – Call for Papers, deadline extended to May 15, 2017

Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies

Call for Papers: CARFMS 2016 Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies invites presenters at the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) 2016 Conference held in Winnipeg, Manitoba to submit conference papers focused specifically on conflict resolution and international development. The 2016 conference “Freedom of Movement: Exploring a Path from Armed Conflict, Persecution, and Forced Migration to Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, and Development” was chaired and hosted by Dr. Stephanie Stobbe and the Conflict Resolution Studies Department of Menno Simons College (MSC), a College of the Canadian Mennonite University at the University of Winnipeg. MSC is also the home of Canada’s premiere journal of peace research, Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies. In a spirit of collaboration and recognition of the centrality of refugees to peace and conflict studies, MSC will be devoting the 2017 volume of Peace Research to CARFMS papers.

Peace Research is inviting papers focused on three of the four themes of the 2016 CARFMS Conference:

Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding have the potential to engage people across grassroots to top-level leadership in working towards peaceful relationships and communities. This sub-theme explores and analyzes the interests, motivations, and practices of conflict resolution, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding in addressing social justice and positive peace for refugees and other migrants.

Human Rights

Human rights are set out in the UN Universal Declaration, other international rights documents, and legal frameworks. This sub-theme explores the actualization and denial of these rights where individuals, organizations, communities, and governments enable or hinder the human right of freedom of movement for refugees and forced migrants.



Improving the livelihoods of people migrating due to war, armed conflict, and persecution is imperative. This sub-theme invites contributions that examine innovative strategies for improved livelihoods through economic, social, environmental, and political change in situations of war, armed conflict and persecution.

Please submit an electronic copy of the manuscript by email to The electronic copy can be submitted as either a Word DOC file or an RTF file from any other word processing program. The preferred length is 20-30 pages or 6,000 – 9,000 words double spaced. Chicago Style is the journal’s citation format. Priority will be given to submissions from PhDs and PhD students. The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2017.