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The Rotary Peace Centers Symposium 2020

4 – 6 February, 2020
(Peace Conference 6 – 8 February 2020)

Mena House Hotel, Cairo
The objective of this conference is to explore the challenges, opportunities and innovations of the theory and policy discourse on peace, conflict and development. The normative goal is to contribute to knowledge about peacebuilding and development in fragile and conflict-affected areas where the great majority of very poor people live. This is in line with Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions for poverty reduction and social justice.

The Conference themes include but are not limited to the following:

  • Specific approaches to peace, conflict and development
  • Peace Building in Everyday Life
  • The Local Turn: Does the “local” represent a potentially emancipatory alternative to liberal universalism or reconstruction of power and how can it contribute to peace and development?
  • Gender, Conflict and Development
  • Forced Migration: displacement, resettlement and refugee protection.
  • How can we build Data on Six Areas of Focus: 1. Conflict prevention and Resolution; 2. Disease Prevention and Treatment, 3. Maternal and Child Health, 4. Basic Education and Literacy, 5. Water and Sanitation, 6. Economic and community development
  • How can data bring nuance, complexity, and depth to our understanding of negative and positive peace?
  • Rethinking Peace: Does the dichotomy between “Positive” and “Negative” Peace work any more and is there an alternative which transcends it?

Format and Approach:

The conference seeks to facilitate a ripe context for dialogue through an interactive exchange of ideas and experiences. While academic papers and presentations will be a core element of the conference, we will also utilize workshops, discussions, debates, and opportunities for creative expression and analysis. We seek to engage this work from both a theoretical and practice-based approach, acknowledging the importance of reflective practice and conversation.

The conference will bring together academics, civil society organisations, policymakers, Rotarian and the six Rotary Peace Centers, to explore the sustainability of approaches in diverse spatial contexts. The papers will be published in the form of an edited book and / or a special issue of a journal.

Additional Information at University of Bradford – Rotary Peace Centre


Please submit your registration and abstract via email:

Registration forms can be found at University of Bradford – Rotary Peace Centre

This conference will be followed by the Peace Conference on 6 -8 February in the presence of RIP Mark Maloney. Both will be held in Mena House Hotel, Cairo.

For registration to the Peace Conference please contact: Mohamed Delawar –

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