Call for Papers: Empirical Studies of Conflict
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) is holding its Annual Meeting on May 10-11, 2018 at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. You are invited to submit a paper addressing this year’s theme.
Theme: Post-Conflict Transitions: Lessons for Syria
The conflict in Syria appears to be entering a new stage. The Syrian government has consolidated its control over many regions and the remaining rebel-held areas are under the control of two fairly cohesive blocs. In neighboring Iraq, the government is establishing control over most contested territories. If these trends continue, Syria may begin its post-conflict transition in the next few years. Therefore, ESOC, The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts at the University of Chicago, and the United States Institute of Peace invite paper submissions about post-conflict transitions that may be applicable to Syria.