2024 Annual Student-Faculty Conference on Peace and Conflict Studies

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and Edgewood College

Friday, April 5, 2024
Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin

“RESOURCE WARS: Conflict and Peacebuilding in a World of Environmental Challenge”


EDGEWOOD COLLEGE and the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies invite students, academics, and activists from across Wisconsin to the Edgewood College campus in Madison, Wisconsin, for a one-day conference on the theme of peace and conflict in a world beset by resource depletion, climate change, and ongoing environmental degradation.

THOSE who would like to participate in this event are encouraged to submit proposals for papers, presentations, posters, roundtable discussions, or artistic products or performances.

TOPICS may include (but are not limited to) the impact of environmental challenges on mass migration, the potential for future resource-motivated military interventions, and the disparate effect of environmental challenges in a post-colonial or neo-colonial world economy.

IN ADDITION, submissions from environmental researchers or activists providing a factual basis for claims of world environmental degradation will be welcome, as will submissions addressing such questions within the context of Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato si’ (“Praise be to you”).

MORE DETAILED information on the conference will be provided in the weeks to come. In the meantime, please feel free to contact conference organizer, John Fields, at [email protected] or at 608-663-3407.