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Conference: Interdisciplinary and Comparative Approaches to Ethnic Conflic, Sabanci University, Istanbul, 5-6 May 2012‏



Interdisciplinary and Comparative

Approaches to Ethnic Conflict:


An International Symposium



Call for papers



The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Sabanci University, Istanbul and the Marie Curie Action “Sustainable Peace Building” funded under the EU’s 7th Framework Programme invite contributions to Ethnic Conflict: An International Symposium on 5-6 May 2012.



This interdisciplinary conference is dedicated to furthering our understanding of the debates around the causes of ethnic violence, the impact of ethnic tensions and violence on different groups, and the challenges of regulating ethnic conflict on both a global and local scale.



We invite papers around a wide range of themes:

-Ethnicity, Conflict and the Diaspora

-Ethnicity, Media and Violence

-Ethnicity and Civil War

-Ethnicity, Conflict and Religion

-Ethnicity, Violence and Gender

-Ethnic Conflict, Reconstruction and Democratization

-International Regulation of Ethnic Conflict



Date and Venue:

5‐6 May 2012; Sabanci University Karakoy

Communication Center, Bankalar Caddesi No. 2. Karaköy, Karakoy District, European Side, Istanbul.

Organizing committee:

Ayşe Betül Çelik, Tessa Diphoorn, Victoria Araj








Submission of Papers:

In the spirit of providing a widely inclusive platform

for debate, we invite

abstracts for papers adopting a variety of critical approaches to the study of ethnic conflict. However, comparative research analyzing the challenges of accommodation in the Post-Ottoman societies and the successor states are highly welcome. Please send your CV and a 500 word maximum abstract of an unpublished paper by 1 February 2012 to bcelik@sabanciuniv.edu. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 February 2012. Limited funding is available for some participants. Some papers will be selected for submissions to an edited book/journal.