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 hosted WIPCS and participants for a lively and engaging conference. There were over 70 participants. See the conference program here.

EDGEWOOD COLLEGE and the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies invite students, academics, and activists to submit proposals for papers, presentations, posters, roundtable discussions, and artistic products or performances for a one-day conference at the Edgewood College campus in Madison.

TOPICS MAY INCLUDE (but are not limited to) the challenges of mass migration, the potential for resource-motivated military interventions, and the disparate effect of environmental challenges on national economies in a post-colonial world. Submissions from environmental scientists and activists are encouraged, as are submissions discussing these issues within the context of Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato si’ (“Praise be to you”) and his 2023 apostolic exhortation Laudate Deum (“Praise God”).