Submission Themes & Deadlines

Calls for Essays

Symposium: Mapping Paths from Conflicts to Transformative Changes

Submissions Due: October 31, 2019

Under the guest editorship of Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Senior Advisor of the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) and Professor of Peace and Conflict Resolution, American University, Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 32(1) invites essays for a special issue on: Mapping Paths from Conflicts to Transformative Changes.

Mapping is a tool for situating ourselves in our surroundings and for gaining better knowledge of the past, present, and possible future paths for change. There are many ways in which mapping can be utilized for both building peace and for tracking conflicts and violence. This is a call for submissions for the special issue on Mapping Paths from Conflicts to Transformative Changes.

General themes that contributors can address in their essays include, but are not limited to, the following:

The main themes that the special issue will focus on, but also open to consider related topics, include:

Guidelines

Submissions with quality writing are sought, free of jargon, with simple titles, without embedded footnotes and endnotes. Please refer to the submission guidelines.

Content Questions

Expression of Interest and questions to the guest editor are welcome. Please direct content-based questions or concerns to the guest editor: Mohammed Abu-Nimer: mohammed.abunimer@kaiciid.org

Submissions

Essays should be sent to Peace Review no later that 5 p.m. PST on the deadline.

Publication are expected within six months of the deadline.

Send Essays

Robert Elias, Editor in Chief
Shawn Doubiago, Managing Editor
peacereview@usfca.edu
Subject Line: Mapping Paths from Conflicts to Transformative Changes

Symposium: Walls, Borders, and Peace

Submissions Due: January 15, 2020

Under the guest editorship of Oren Kroll-Zeldin, Assistant Professor at University of San Francisco, Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 32(2) invites essays for a special issue on: Walls, Borders, and Peace.

Throughout his 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump made constant reference to the fifty-foot tall concrete wall he intended to build on the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border. Attempting to follow through on his campaign promise, the President recently shut down the government in his unsuccessful attempt to secure funding to build the wall. Trump’s plan was divisive, further polarizing an already fractured American public, and ignores well-documented historical evidence that no border can be fully secured with a wall. Despite the precarious nature of Trump’s desired wall, he thrust the debate over border walls more broadly into the public conscience not only in the United States but around the world, where border walls are being constructed at an alarming rate.

The proliferation of border walls in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world raises serious questions as to their efficacy. This special issue of Peace Review seeks to investigate the current social, cultural, political, and scholarly discourse around Walls and Borders in a global context. How do walls “secure” borders? What impacts do walls have on global politics and local populations? How do walls affect movement of people and goods, migration patterns, and the exchange of ideas? What are possible responses to how walls have become a normalized response to border (in)security? What other creative strategies or alternative methods can be used in place of walls?

General themes of papers can include but are not limited to

Guidelines

Submissions with quality writing are sought, free of jargon, with simple titles, without embedded footnotes and endnotes. Please refer to the submission guidelines. Deadline for submissions will be January 15, 2020, with publication expected within six months of that date.

Content Questions

Expression of Interest and questions to the guest editor are welcome. Please direct content-based questions or concerns to the guest editor: Oren Kroll-Zeldin: omkrollzeldin@usfca.edu.

Submissions

Essays should be sent to Peace Review no later than 5 p.m. PST January 15, 2020.

Send Essays 

Robert Elias, Editor in Chief
Shawn Doubiago, Managing Editor
peacereview@usfca.edu
Subject Line: Walls, Borders, and Peace

Symposium: Reevaluating the Hiroshima and Nagasaki at 75

Submissions Due: April 15, 2020

Under the guest editorship of Brien Hallet, Professor at University of Hawai'i Manoa, Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 32(3) invites essays for a special issue on: Reevaluating the Hiroshima and Nagasaki at 75.

Seventy-five years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the commemorative year 2020 compels us to reflect, once again, upon on the meaning and impact of the atomic bombings.

Twenty-five years ago, not reflection, but accusations and controversy filled the American media. The Air Force Association, veterans groups, and many others contested the ability of historians at the Smithsonian to properly display the Enola Gay and tell the story of the end of the war in the Pacific. Instead, they insisted on reaffirming the standard, air-power account that the atomic bombs had "ended the war and saved lives.”

Since 1995, a new generation has also been born and come to maturity. The Cold War, not to mention World War II, have faded further into the mist of history to be replaced by America's Forever Wars since 2001. In addition, new light has been shed on ending of the war in the Pacific with the opening of the Russian archives and other relevant sources. Thus, a certain calm reflection is possible in 2020 that was not possible in 1995.

Responding to this calm, the Peace Review is calling for ten to twelve essays of 2500-3500 words for its December 2020 issue on the theme: Reevaluating the Hiroshima and Nagasaki at 75.

General themes of papers can include but are not limited to

Guidelines

Submissions with quality writing are sought, free of jargon, with simple titles, without embedded footnotes and endnotes. Please refer to the submission guidelines: https://www.usfca.edu/arts-sciences/research/peace-review-journal/submission-guidelines. Deadline for submissions will be April 15, 2020, with publication expected within six months of that date.

Content Questions 

Expression of Interest and questions to the guest editor are welcome. Please direct content-based questions or concerns to the guest editor: Brien Hallet: bhallett@hawaii.edu.

Submissions

Essays should be sent to Peace Review no later than 5 p.m. PST April 15, 2020.
Send Essays to: peacereview@usfca.edu to the attention of Robert Elias, Editor in Chief and Shawn Doubiago, Managing Editor
Subject Line: Reevaluating the Hiroshima and Nagasaki at 75.

Call for Profiles

Soliciting authors for the “Peace Profile”

Deadline: open

We are currently soliciting authors for the “Peace Profile” section of the journal, which describes the peace or human rights work of an individual or group. This journal’s Peace Profiles have a limit of 3500 words.

Contact:
Robert Elias, Editor in Chief
eliasr@usfca.edu
Shawn Doubiago, Managing Editor
peacereview@usfca.edu
Subject Line: Peace Profile

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