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The society for peace studies and practice.2

  1. 1. + <br /> THE SOCIETY FOR PEACE STUDIES AND PRACTICE<br />In Collaboration with<br />NIGERIA ARMY PEACEKEEPING CENTRE, JAJI, KADUNA, NIGERIA<br />Holds its 6th Annual Conference and General Assembly<br />Venue: NAPKC, Jaji, Kaduna<br />Date: 7th – 9th March, 2012<br />CALL FOR PAPERS & PARTICIPATION<br />Theme: Managing National and International Security in a Globalized World<br />The last two decades have been very challenging for Africa in terms of security threats and their management. Evidence of these problems are most evident in the Darfur crisis in Sudan; the election crises in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Cote d’Ivoire, the 2011 uprisings in North Africa; the problem of maritime piracy in Somalia; crises in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, Plateau, North-East geopolitical and several others. The security threats posed by each of these problems are as complex as the questions arising from their management by local and multilateral security actors. It is within this framework that our proposed conference intends to interrogate the challenges of national and international security in our globalized world and the aggregate useful lessons from our collective experiences.<br />The traditional conception of the term (“national security”) places emphasis on the security of the state and the use of military force. This position is now challenged by globalization in such a manner that the meaning of security has now become broadened to capture a broad range of social, political, economic, and environmental considerations. The conference would interrogate security in its traditional and non-traditional connotations. Hence, such “mundane” issues such as diseases, hunger, environmental management, human rights violations and the like are considered to be vital security issues at both national and international levels. Because the proposed conference cannot address all these issues, it would explore doctrinal, logistical and operational issues relating to security management at national and international levels in more details. <br />The underlining assumption of the conference is that globalization tends to increase security problems even at the national level. First and foremost, it enables armed groups to have better access to weapons and logistical support. The increased attention now being given to “border security” arises from this challenge. It is interesting to note at same time that globalization moderates the level of force that a state could use in checking threats to state security. In fact, the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine encourages international intervention (even militarily) when some thresholds are exceeded by national governments in dealing with “dissidents”. But equally problematic is how international peacekeepers (whether global, regional or sub-regional) get their mandate and exercise the powers given under such mandates. The ongoing NATO operation in Libya is an interesting case study. It poses a number of questions that are sometimes tangential to the problem it is trying to solve. This leaves us with the question: what are the best practices in national and international peacekmaking?<br />It is thus necessary for us to pose some African-specific questions. Which groups constitute security threats in African States? What are their demands and strategies? How do they secure local and diaspora support? In what ways do the activities of these groups affect the international image of African States? How the security sector in Africa is dealing with these groups? What form of synergy has this necessitated? What roles are being played by civil society in engaging these groups? What gaps are left to be filled? Who is responsibility for filling these gaps?<br />Sub-themes:<br />Theoretical Issues in National and International Security<br />Domestic and International Terrorism<br />Small Arms and light Weapons proliferation and deployment<br />Border Security (Air, Sea and Land Borders)<br />Combating Cross-Border Crimes in Nigeria<br />Challenges of Armed Forces in Internal Security Operations<br />The Role of Para-military Organizations in Joint Operations<br />Community Policing Techniques in Internal Security Contexts<br />Peace Support Operations, Strategies and Lessons learnt<br />Domestic Response to Terrorism<br />International Interventions in African Crisis<br />Management of Radicalization and Radicalized Groups in Nigeria<br />Responsibility to Protect [R2P] in Human Security Context<br />Peace Education in the Security Sector<br />Civil Society Organizations and Peacebuilding in Africa<br />The Management of Electoral Violence in Africa.<br />Abstract Deadline: 16th December, 2011.Abstracts should be submitted to the Society’s website: Limit submissions to 20 pages (Times New Roman, 12 pts, spacing 1.5), one paper per presenter.<br />Abstract Decision Date: Acceptance or Rejection Notices will be sent by 16th January, 2012.<br />Full Papers must be received on or before 17th February, 2012 instant. <br />Conference Fees Apply: Please Check the Website for details.<br /> For further information, please contact:<br /> or<br /> +2348066559669 or +234809722006<br />TEMPLATE OF PAYMENT FOR MEMBERS<br />2012 Annual, Conference and Dinner Dues<br />Annual DuesConference DuesDinner DuesRemarksFellowsN40,000:00N10,000:00N2,000:00Pay B4 28/02/2012Full MemberN10,000:00N10,000:00N2,000:00SameAssociate MemberN5,000:00N5,000:00N2,000:00SameStudent MemberN2,500:00N5,000:00N2,000:00SameNon-Member-N25,000:00N2,000:00Foreign Participant-$250:00N2,000:00Foreign Student-$150:00N2,000;00<br />All payments should be made into the Society’s Account Details held with:<br />First Bank of Nigeria PLC, Oluyole Branch, Ibadan, Oyo State<br />Account Number: 3052030003872 <br />