Join us online for IPRA’s 28th biennial conference

For the first time, IPRA will be holding a major part of its conference online due to COVID-19, so register today.

International Peace Research Association’s 28th Biennial General Conference, to be held from 11-15 January 2021, will bring together students, professors, researchers, community members, activists, and scholars of all types, interested in building for peace with justice.

This year for the first time, we are holding a major part of the conference online due to COVID-19. There will also be an in-person conference, which will be taking place in Kenya (see for more information).

Our plan is to hold panels, workshops and meetings throughout each of the five conference days, and to enable participants in Kenya and virtually to interact with one another. At the same time, there will be pre-recorded programming, which will be available to stream throughout the week.

Our hopes are that IPRA 2021 will be our most inclusive, democratic, scientifically-oriented, technologically innovative, international ever. But we need your involvement now!

There are two main ways to register online:

Existing IPRA members and institutions can fill out this form and pay the correct fees based on your location and membership level. Renewing membership for 2021-2023 is highly encouraged and will permit you to pay the lowered conference registration fee.

All students (undergraduate and graduate level) and youth must also fill out the registration form, but should indicate your student status, thus waiving all registration fees. Students are also encouraged to join IPRA at the special Student Membership rate.

Everyone must fill out the registration form, after which you will receive emails and information on how to join the conference and pre-conference activities. Interested students will be involved in a pre-conference Mapping Project, which will bring together ideas about the violence we are facing and the peacebuilding we can develop. A databased, visual representation of the mapping will be released and discussed by young participants and all those interested at the conference itself.

All new and renewing members will receive all IPRA benefits now, including full subscription to the prestigious and long-running professional journal Peace and Change, as well as other newsletters, journals and on-going information.

All registration and membership information must be sent to:

All online registration fees, as well as membership fees, can be sent to:

This story was produced by IPRA Peace Search

Founded in 1964 to advance research on the conditions of peace and the causes of war and violence — with five regional associations covering every corner of the planet — the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) is the world’s most established multi-disciplinary professional organization in the field of peace, human rights and conflict studies.

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