Peace Research supplies the intellectual muscle to challenge Australia’s cosy political consensus on foreign policy. It provides conceptual frames to understand and support defenders of human rights. It shows how activists can be successful in bringing arguments to bear, on decision-making processes, in favour of international law. And it explores, fosters and promotes measures to build peace with justice – peace that lasts – in response to conflicts large and small.


TO REGISTER AND PAY TO ATTEND THE IPRA CONFERENCE, FOR THE FULL FIVE DAYS OR JUST ONE DAY, GO TO THE REGISTRATION DESK IN THE FOOTBRIDGE THEATRE FOYER.


IPRA 2010 offers a glittering array of speakers, a ferment of dialogue and debate, a stimulating fringe program of book launches, film premieres, song and dance.


Some highlights:


•Opened by Patrick Dodson, winner of the Sydney Peace Prize for 2009 and known as the ‘father’ of Aboriginal reconciliation;

•Keynote speaker: Professor Johan Galtung, founding figure of peace research.


Other speakers include:


•Irene Khan, outgoing Secretary General of Amnesty International;

•Oliver Richmond, Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, St Andrews University, UK, and author, Peace in International Relations;

•David Kinley, Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Sydney, and author, Civilising Globalisation;

•George Kent, University of Hawai’i, author, Freedom from Want: the Human Right to Adequate Food;

•Carolyn Arguillas, founding editor, Mindanews (Philippines);

•Lawrence Wittner, Professor of History at Albany and author of Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement;

•Ursula Oswald Spring, Navnita Behera and Hans Guenter Brauch, co-editors, Hexagon Series on Human, Environmental Security and Peace: HESP.


The lively Conference Fringe includes:


•Screening of Hope in a Slingshot, showing peace activists in Palestine – THE FILM THE ABC TRIED TO BAN! And Q + A with film-maker, Inka Stafrace;

•Screening of The Garden at the End of the World, a confronting documentary by award-winning film-maker Gary Caganoff on the widespread hunger, homelessness and lawlessness in Afghanistan. And Q and A with Caganoff himself, and the two peaceworkers featured in the film;

•Samah Sabawi, former Executive Director, Council for Arab-Canada Relations and Rifat Kassis, President of Defence for Children International on the case for an academic boycott of Israel;

•Launch of Reporting Conflict: New Directions in Peace Journalism, by Jake Lynch and Johan Galtung;

•Benefit gig for Stop the Intervention Coalition Sydney, with Funk DJ Russ Dewberry and local Indigenous Hip Hop acts.


Main conference venue: Footbridge Theatre, University of Sydney, at square C14 of the map


Fees


Conference fees are as follows.


Prices are in Australian dollars $:


Delegate from OECD = $375

With IPRA membership = $325

Non-OECD/student = $225

With IPRA membership = $175

Day pass for non-student = $75

Day pass for student/concession = $50


Please pay at the registration desk in the foyer of the Footbridge Theatre



For information on accommodation click here.





The International Peace Research Association




The Commissions


Art and Peace

Nonviolence

Conflict Resolution and Peace Building

Peace Culture and Communications

Eastern Europe

Peace Education

Ecology and Peace

Peace History

Forced Migration

Peace Journalism

Gender and Peace

Peace Movements

Global Political Economy

Peace Theories

Indigenous Peoples Rights

Reconciliation

Internal Conflicts

Religion and Peace

International Human Rights

Security and Disarmament

Youth

Click here for information on the Reconciliation and TJ Commission


The working groups

Development and Peace Group

Earth Charter Working Group

Evaluation of Development and Peace Activities Group

World Governance and Peace Group

Knowledge and Peace Group

Middle East Group

Peace Negotiation and Mediations Group

Peace Psychology Group

Peace Tourism Group

Sport and Peace Group click here for call for papers