Call For Papers: "Making Peace Profitable"

Call For Papers: "Making Peace Profitable"

The 2019 United Democratic Commonwealth Symposium on Human Rights is themed "Making Peace Profitable"

The symposium will begin March 1, 2019.

The symposium is calling for discussion and commentary papers on the theme "Making Peace Profitable." Papers may be of academic, political, economic, social commentary or other form.

Topics should be aimed at the idea of how positive action can be taken by individuals, states, social/political movements or other actors, with the aim to make temporary and permanent progressive structural change in societies, which rewards peace in economic terms, or punishes violence and aggression in economic terms. However, they may be anything connected with the idea of making peace profitable, including:

  • analysis
  • recommendations,
  • trategies
  • comparative studies
  • case studies
  • anecdotal discussions
  • historical examples
  • or any other approach.


Each paper must:
  • be in pdf format; no other format will be accepted.
  • be in the English language
  • have a title page with complete contact information,
  • have page(s) for cited references
  • in addition to title and reference pages, have content of no less than 6 standard pages, and no more than 100 pages, including diagrams and appendices
  • not have been published before
  • be original to the writer
  • only completed papers can be accepted

**submission of a paper constitutes permission to publish.


Completed papers must be received electronically by December 15, 2018

Papers will be considered by a panel of at least 3 members of the UDC diplomatic council. A paper which is accepted will be published by the 2019 UDC Conference on Human Rights, electronically and possibly made available in print. Selected papers will be included for discussion at the symposium starting on March 1, 2019.

Those whose papers are accepted will be notified via email at the contact email they provide for that purpose, no later than February 1, 2019.


Use the contact form on this site to request a submission form and instructions. You will be emailed a short form which must be returned electronically with your paper.