[P2P-F] Fwd: Violence Prevention Conference

Michel Bauwens michel at p2pfoundation.net
Sun Mar 8 10:29:34 CET 2015

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From: Joám Evans Pim <jevans at nonkilling.org>
Date: Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 4:25 PM
Subject: Violence Prevention Conference

*Call for Proposals – Meeting to bring together academics and implementers*

The Center for Global Nonkilling is happy to announce that this year, the
World Health Organization Violence Prevention Alliance (
http://www.who.int/violenceprevention) will be holding its first Annual
Academic Meeting alongside the Global Campaign for Violence Prevention 7th
Milestones Meeting in Geneva.  The side event will be held on the day
before the two-day Meeting, on Monday, September 21, 2015, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Participants will also be able to register to attend the Milestones Meeting
after the event.

The theme – “Merging Evidence and Implementation” – invites proposals from
academics, practitioners, and policymakers alike, in the spirit of the VPA
and the Milestones Meeting, bringing together different sectors invested in
violence prevention.  The academic framework will allow for these different
sectors to come into conversation, in a series of roundtables and townhall
meetings.  We hope that the unique setting will allow for fruitful
exchange: implementers can hear about research in plain language, and
academics can find ways to better meet the needs of practice.

Eventually, the goal of this event is to establish a dialogue among
academics, implementers, researchers, and practitioners, in order to
encourage more collaborative projects, such as partnerships to help
disseminate knowledge or to document work in the field.

Submission deadline – a 200- to 300-word proposal is requested by
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, and should be submitted via email:
bandy.lee at yale.edu.  The format is either: (a) roundtables, with a
selection of 3-4 presenters to speak for 10 minutes, after which a general
discussion will ensue; or (b) poster presentations.  Themes of the
roundtables will be determined by the accepted proposals, although all
topics related to violence prevention are welcome (e.g., description of a
problem or intervention, areas of research, recent policy initiatives,

Notification – All presenters will be notified via email of their proposal
status by Friday, May 15, 2015.

Registration and Membership – You do not have to be a Violence Prevention
Alliance member to submit a proposal or to attend as a
delegate.  Non-academics and scholars/practitioners from the Global South
are especially welcome and will be given priority.  Registration is free,
but spaces are limited, and all attendees are asked to register via email:
bandy.lee at yale.edu.

 Article Writing Workshop – This will be held at the end of the day, at 6 -
9 p.m., after the conference and in the same venue.  It is open to all, but
especially to low- and middle-income country scholars who are looking to
publish their work.  This event requires a separate registration, by email:
bandy.lee at yale.edu.  Please note that there will be a preparatory

Milestones Meeting – Participants who are also interested in attending the
Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Milestones Meeting on September
22-23, 2015, are invited to register at:

Scholarships – While we are still waiting on some funding sources,
scholarships are unfortunately not likely to be available in time for this
year.  If you have your own potential funding sources, however, we would
gladly write letters of acceptance or of support that would help you to
procure the funds. If you would like to make a donation, please contact us.

Thank you for your attention, and we look forward to seeing you in Geneva!

Bandy Lee (Yale University)
Maria Valenti (IPPNW)
Joám Evans Pim (Center for Global Nonkilling)

On behalf of the VPA Academic Collaborations Project Group

 Organizing Committee:

Mary Davoren

Andrew Day

Jorja Leap

Bandy Lee

Gordon Phaneuf

Joám Evans Pim

Patrizia Romito

Cassandra Simmel

Sherry Sykes

Maria Valenti

Catherine Ward


Alexander Butchart

Berit Kieselbach

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