When is the conference?

 

26-27


March

 

2019

 

Nepal Peace Conference

Understanding of the role of religion and culture in conflict and peace-building is crucial to building just and harmonious communities and societies across the world. This is particularly relevant in South Asia today; where religious actors and institutions are playing vital and complex roles in conflict transformation, civic awareness, state transitional processes and reconciliation initiatives.

The International Conference on ‘Religion and Culture in Conflict and Peace’ offers opportunities for peace-building scholars and practitioners from all over the world to collaborate in exploring some of the most complex and pressing challenges we face today. The conference aims to go beyond reporting on ‘religious peace-building activities’, and examine critically the role of religion in conflict and peace-building, and the contribution of religious leaders and organisations to societal harmony. It is hoped that the conference will propose new avenues for research and practice.

Objectives

  • The conference aims to go beyond reporting on ‘religious peace-building activities’, and examine critically the role of religion in conflict and peace-building, and the contribution of religious leaders and organisations to societal harmony.  It is hoped that the conference will propose new avenues for research and practice. 
  • The International Conference on ‘Religion and Culture in Conflict and Peace’ offers opportunities for peace-building scholars and practitioners from all over the world to collaborate in exploring some of the most complex and pressing challenges we face today.

     

  • The conference will bring peace-building scholars and practitioners from all over the world to Lumbini, The birthplace of Gautam Buddha” which recognise Lumbini as a centre for excellence in exchanging global peace.

Programme

  • International Conference on ‘Religion and Culture in Conflict and Peace-2019” be organised under this procedure paper.
  • The program will be organised in Lumbini on 26-27 March 2019. The program aims to invite over 80 international delegates from around the globe who are contributing in the global peace,
  • The program will held several panels where papers from peacebuilding scholars and practitioners from all over the world will be presented and discussed
  • The presented papers will be encrypted in the upcoming journal paper and be printed
  • Program will recognise Lumbini as a centre for excellence in exchanging global peace and promoting Lumbini as a global peace centre.

Thematic Areas for the Conference:

The major thematic areas for the papers presentation will be on:

  • The role of religion in building just and sustainable peace in South Asian countries  
  • The role of the UN, governments and CSOs in empowering women’s leadership in post-conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
  • The consequences and implications of the rise of religious nationalism for peacebuilding.  
  • The role of Reconciliation in the future of Nepal.
  • Buddhist perspectives on the ethics of violence, non-violence and peace-building
  • Just peace vs Liberal Peace? New theoretical insights and developments in religious peacebuilding


Nepal Peace Conference, is going to caste significant role in changing

how we see social political situation of Nepal and also will explain the importance of peace in tourism.

Venerable Metteyya, Lumbini Bikas Board

Process for submitting abstracts

Participants are invited to submit abstracts of 250-300 words (in Word or Open Office format). Proposals should also include name, institutional affiliation (if relevant), a short biography (no more than 100 words) and an email address and phone number. Proposals for panel discussions (organised by the participants) will be considered. We hope to publish a selection of papers.

Presentations will be in English, and each speaker will be allocated 20 minutes with up to 10 minutes for discussion. During the conference there will also be sessions allocated specifically for open discussions on themed topics and networking.

Please submit papers to: Rebecca.Bellamy@winchester.ac.uk

 

When is submission deadline?

8 Feburary 2019 

Where can I send my paper?

Please submit papers to: Rebecca.Bellamy@winchester.ac.uk

 

Is presenter going to get support in accomodation?

Presenters whose papers are accepted will have bursaries supporting their accommodation and subsistence

When will I receive the confirmation of paper acceptance?

Confirmation of paper acceptance will be at 15 February  2019

Who are conference organizers?

We have 3 organisers: Lumbini Development Trust, The University of Winchester Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace and Ministy of Culture and Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal

Do I have to manage my own travel arrangements??

Yes. All delegates must pay for their own travel to and from the conference location.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Hugh Miall

Professor Hugh Miall is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Kent, and Chair of the Conflict Research Society, the main professional association for peace and conflict researchers in the UK. He has been Director of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre and Head of the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and was formerly Director of the Richardson Institute for Peace and Conflict Research at Lancaster University, and a Research Fellow in the European Programme at Chatham House, research director of the Oxford Research Group, and a researcher in energy and environmental issues at the Centre for Earth Resources Research. He has taught at Essex University and the Open University and has been a visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Conflict Studies at the University of Utrecht.

 

Steve Killelea

Steve Killelea is an accomplished entrepreneur in high technology business development and at the forefront of philanthropic activities focused on sustainable development and peace. After successfully building two international software companies, Steve decided to dedicate most of his time and fortune to sustainable development and peace. In 2007 Steve founded the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), an international think tank dedicated to building a greater understanding of the interconnection between business, peace and economics with particular emphasis on the economic benefits of peace. IEP’s ground-breaking research includes the Global Peace Index, the world’s leading measure of peacefulness.

Conference Panel

Mr. Rabindra Adhikari

Conference Chair, Tourism Minister Nepal


Venerable Metteyya

Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Mark Owen

Executive Committee , University of Winchester

Mr. Mukti Suvedi

Director, Executive Committee , Nepal

Mr. Govinda Subedi

Executive Committee (Nepal), Tribhuvan University

Rebecca Bellamy

Executive Committee (London), University of Winchester

Anna King

Executive Committee (London), University of Winchester

Mr. Bibek Upadhayay

Nepal Secretariat, Tech Cafe INC , Nepal

Conference Organisers

Lumbini Development Trust

Lumbini Development Trust was formed by the Government of Nepal in 1985 to implement Lumbini Master Plan, explore, excavate and conserve archaeological sites scattered in Kapilavastu, Rupandehi and Nawalparasi districts. The LDT was constituted in order to present before the people of the world and commitment of Government of Nepal to project goal and ideal of development of Lumbini. The jurisdiction of LDT also includes the places Tilaurakot (ancient Kapilvastu) Gotihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Sisaniyakot, Araurakot, Kudaan (Kapilvastu), Devadaha (Rupandehi), Ramgram (Nawalparasi), which are all directly or indirectly related with the life of the Lord Buddha and his birth place.

For more information please visit: https://lumbinidevtrust.gov.np/en/

For more information please contact: info@lumbinidevtrust.gov.np

The University of Winchester Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace

The conference is being organised and hosted by the ‘Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace’ (CRRP) at the University of Winchester. The CRRP was established in 2010 with the intent of encouraging research and knowledge exchange between communities affected by conflict and their leaders, practitioners of reconciliation and peace, and academics seeking greater understanding and dissemination of ways to sustainable peace. Our staff work with a range of religious, academic and humanitarian organisations nationally and internationally, with the aim of sharing knowledge, skills, and best practice in reconciliation and peacebuilding with people of all religions and none.

For more information please visit: www.winchester.ac.uk/wcrrp

Or contact Director, Dr Mark Owen – mark.owen@winchester.ac.uk

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal

Tourism reaches into the varied aspects of Nepalese life and its benefits are encompassed by diverse sectors directly and indirectly. It generates employment opportunities and helps in the promotion and conservation of the art and culture. The tourism industry is one of the foreign currency earners in the country and thus makes a significant contribution to the economy. Government of Nepal has been actively promoting tourism in Nepal and has always encouraged the private sector for their involvement and participation.

For more information please visit:

http://www.tourism.gov.np

Contact Us

Mr. Mukti Suvedi
DIRECTOR-CONFERENCE
VISITING RESEARCH FELLOW- UNIVERSITY OF WINCHESTER
+977-9841245514
muktisuvedi@gmail.com

 

Conference Venue

Buddha Maya Garden Hotel 
Lumbini, Nepal

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Tel: (+977 71) 580219/220