• The 27th Annual Africa & Diaspora International Conference

  • Theme:  The African Peace & Security Architecture: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities


April 26-28, 2018


Reference Category:

International Conference; Call for Papers; Africa & Diaspora Conference



California State University, Sacramento, USA


Sponsored by:

The Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution (CAPCR), California State University, Sacramento, USA.


In Collaboration with the:

Pan African Studies Program

Cooper Woodson College Enhancement Program.

Mediators Beyond Borders International

California Lawyers for Arts


Program Chair and Contact Information

Dr. Michael Walker

Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution

California State University, Sacramento USA

Direct email:michael.walker@csus.edu. or

CAPCR Email: capcr@csus.edu

Re:  CAPCR Conference 2018 -CFP


Abstract Submission Deadline: November 30, 2017:

The Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) at California State University, Sacramento, invites individual paper and panel submissions for its 27th annual conference.  This year’s theme—African Peace & Security Architecture(APSA)— examines the lessons, challenges and new directions or opportunities of the leading framework for peace and security by the African Union and related or allied organizations as well as developments since the 1990s.


The conference explores the central instruments of APSA for conflict prevention, conflict management, peacebuilding/peacekeeping as well as the role of Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms for peace and security. Oher areas include conflict early warning, violent extremism, women and youth peacemakers/leader, peace education, alternative dispute resolution, family/community violence, restorative justice, national peace/reconciliation, etc. The 27th annual conference will explore different political, social, legal, cultural and economic facets of these outcomes or processes and their impacts in Africa and her diaspora.


We welcome papers and panels featuring individual case studies, historical investigations, conceptual approaches and frameworks, comparative studies, and practitioner reflections.  We are especially interested in papers/panels that address one or more aspects of the conference theme, both broadly and specifically.


During the conference closing peace awards event on April 28, we hope to launch the CAPCR new initiative for building the next generation of peace leaders: Africa Peace Fellows program.


Abstract Submission:

The organizing committee welcomes individual paper and panel proposals, provided a panel does not exceed 4 presenters, in each panel. For individual papers, no more than 2 authors/presenters will be accepted for each paper proposal. Each person is limited to only 2 presentations, as individual or co-presenter in the conference.


The abstract length is a maximum of 150 words in MS Word attachment or email text. 


Please include the title, your name, current position, institution/organization, mailing address, email, telephone and fax number.


You will be notified of the acceptance of your proposal by email, including registration, hotel, transportation, and other related information.


Selected abstracts will be published in the final conference program and should be of publishable quality.


Proposals and presentations in English are preferred, but we may be able to accommodate French speakers.


Please submit your abstract on our website



If of some reason you are unable to register on our website. Please email your abstract directly to:

 Dr. Michael Walker at michael.walker@csus.edu.

For more information visit us at www.csus.edu/hhs/capcr.



Participants are responsible for the conference nonrefundable registration fee of $125.00 USD (per person), payable upon the acceptance of their proposal.  Participants will be responsible for their travel costs (flight and lodging) and related conference costs.


Ethical Considerations:

Authorship: Authors must give credit through references or notes to the original author of any idea or concept presented in the paper and proposal. This includes direct quotations and paraphrases.


Publication or Presentation History: If material in your presentation has been published, presented, or accepted for publication or presentation, this must be disclosed in your paper and proposal. Please note that depending on the decision of the reviewers, this may render your material ineligible.


Presentation in Person: Submission of your proposal requires your presence to attend and present your paper in person at the conference as scheduled, except under unforeseen circumstances and with proper alternative arrangements.