Canadian Peace Research Association

Association #46
Canadian Peace Research Association (CPRA)
Conference dates: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 to Friday, June 4, 2021
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CPRA #46 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

We are pleased to invite you to the 2021 Annual Conference of the Canadian Peace Research Association - Association canadienne de recherché pour la paix  (CPRA - ACRP). The CPRA - ACRP Conference, as a constituent of Congress 2021, hopes to offer a welcoming milieu for peace researchers, social scientists, teachers, as well as activists and advocates, in order to present their research as well as influence peace studies. 

The CPRA – ACRP Conference is part of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, which promotes research, and teaching for “the advancement of an inclusive, democratic, and progressive society.” With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges, and scholarly associations, the Federation or “Congress” represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada.

The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together each year more than 8,000 participants. In 2021, it is expected that thousands of scholars will gather under the aegis of a virtual platform using Zoom showcasing approximately 47 academic associations representing a rich spectrum of disciplines in education, social sciences, social work, peace research and other academic disciplines. Congress represents a unique showcase of scholarly excellence, creativity, and leadership.



Open events: 
Date & time Event Hosted by Series
9:00 - 9:45
The 55th Anniversary of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Canadian Peace Research Association Association events
The CPRA - ACRP Conference, as a constituent of Congress 2021, hopes to offer a welcoming milieu for peace researchers, social scientists, teachers, as well as activists and advocates, in order to present their research as well as influence peace studies. seeks to bring together academics, researchers, educators, and peace advocates from across Canada and abroad to examine and discuss issues and challenges in the emerging new field of Peace Research. Individual papers , panels, workshops and posters in Peace Research including those that have international significance are invited from all disciplines and professions including: Anthropology, Peace and Conflict Studies, Communications and Journalism, Philosophy, Economics, and Political Science. Many of our members are also in the Canadian Political Science Association and the various Congress associations focusing on History and Philosophy and we also welcome many educators and activists in Education, Psychology, the Environment and Society as well as Science for Peace. If you are a graduate student interested in Ethics and Law, Science, Technology and Global Peace and Indigenous Studies, we would like to introduce you to work with scholars and policy-makers who focus on these issues. If you are a MA or PhD candidate who is interested in learning more about Social Justice, Global Studies and Social Work, we can help you network around the world on these topics from a Peace Research perspective. We have dozens of members with doctoral degrees in International Relations, History, Sociology, Human Rights, and even in Theatre and Film. This is a great opportunity for those of you studying in other fields to network with Peace Researchers across all the disciplines whether they be in in Women's Studies, Law and International Labor in a range of related Interdisciplinary Studies. If you are a retired person who is interested in ethics, philosophy, peace studies or conflict resolution and mediation, please consider joining our association and presenting your ideas and concepts as a paper, poster, panel session or workshop!
Call-for-papers deadline: 
February 19, 2021
Program Chairs: 

Erika Simpson, Western University

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Andrew Knight, University of Alberta


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.