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International Peace Research Association (IPRA) – Freetown, Sierra Leone, 27th November –1st December 2016
Theme of the Conference: AGENDA FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT: Conflict Prevention, Post-Conflict Transformation, and the Conflict, Disaster and Sustainable Development Debate
Peace History Commission
The Peace History Commission seeks to present an alternative to military victors and conflict dominated historical narratives to pursue historical patterns of human survival; longer durations of peaceful co-existence; war as aberration (rather than a natural state of being); and to broaden the understanding and possibilities of world peace. Peace is a diverse concept, impacted by history and culture and that it is constantly evolving. Peace is not a state to be achieved but rather a process to be maintained, and a better understanding of the history of peace will improve its prospects in the future. While peace may be culturally and locally specific, it is a global social imperative, and thus we must continue to strive for understanding local histories of peace-making contexts for sustained co-existence. Diplomatic, pacifist, legal, non-violent, anti-war histories are a few of such histories we welcome.