Dear colleagues,

Since the deadline for abstract submissions is in two days, allow me a last 
reminder for our “Nature of Peace” conference:

The conference will take place in Lund on the 26th and 27th of April 2018 and 
will explore links between the natural environment and peace-building in 
post-conflict societies. It serves as a platform to engage with professionals 
working on this nexus topic from a variety of theoretical angles and empirical 

We therefore invite both scholars and practitioners from different disciplinary 
backgrounds to participate or present their work under one of the following 
conference themes: (1) Natural resources exploitation, (2) Environmental 
legislation / nature governance, (3) Biodiversity conservation, (4) Monitoring 
environmental transformation (tools and mechanisms), (5) Nature, culture and 
rights, (6) Intersectionality, post-conflict and natural environment.

Confirmed keynote speakers are: Päivi Lujala, Department of Geography, 
Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Carl Bruch, Environmental Law 
Institute, Washington DC (US); and Miguel Londoño, Global Green Growth 
Institute, Colombia.
Conference organiser is the interdisciplinary research group ‘The Nature of 
Peace’ at the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies at Lund University, 

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit your proposal no 
later than 15 February to my colleagues Andrea Nardi ( 
or Lina Eklund (
Submissions should include (1) an abstract of no more than 500 words; (2) a 
brief bio containing the author’s name, institutional affiliation and contact 
information; and (3) the title of the conference theme on which you like to 
If you like to participate without a paper, please send an e-mail to the same 
colleagues, preferably also by 15 February.
All participants will be notified of the final selection by 28 February 2018.

For further information on the conference, please see: 
. Please note that we cannot reimburse for travel and accommodation.

We look forward to your proposals.

Dr. Fariborz Zelli,
Chair, ISA - Environmental Studies Section
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Lund University
Box 52
22100 Lund
Phone: +46-46-222-4764

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