The institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution (ISJCR) at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in collaboration with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) are organizing a two-day peer-reviewed conference at the Lebanese American University - Beirut to address conflict mitigation, dialogue, and reconciliation strategies in Syria. The conference aims to map comparative models in identity-conflict societies with a particular attention given to power sharing arrangements, local initiatives, and the role of non-state actors and religious leadership. Innovative approaches to conflict mitigation and peace-building through dialogue, deliberation, education, mediation, reparations, and transitional justice within the Syrian context are of primary interest.

 

To participate

Please submit a short abstract along your institutional affiliation, short bio, and contact information to Dr. Imad Salamey: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 30 , 2016. Showcases and full paper submission deadline is September 15, 2016. There are limited travel grants available by USIP and KAICIID, please express your interest to receive travel fund when submitting your abstract. There are no conference registration fees.

Preliminary Conference Schedule

Thursday, 17 November 2016

 

1. Keynote Speaker by KAICIID

2. Session I: Challenges to conflict mitigation and reconciliation in divided Society and Syria

3. Session II: Role of religious leaders in reconciliation (Moderated by KAICID)

4. Lunch

5. Session III: Dialogue as a strategy in reconciliation (Moderated by KAICIID)

6. Policy Resolutions and Recommendations I

Friday, 18 November 2016

7. Keynote Speaker by USIP

8. Session IV: Comparative reconciliation strategies in divided society and Syria

9. Session V: Showcases of Local Reconciliation Initiatives (Moderated by USIP)

10. Lunch

11. Session VI: Peace Building through moderation and power sharing (Moderated by USIP)

12. Policy Resolutions and Recommendations II

 

For additional information, please contact:


Lebanese American University
Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution
P.O. Box 13-5053 Chouran
Beirut, Lebanon 2801

Phone Number: +961 1 786456; Ext: 1494
Fax number +961-1-867-098.

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Or, you can directly email the institute director, Dr. Imad Salamey: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.