Student presentations are the heart and soul of this conference!

We invite all students to consider participating as a presenter. Students can present on their own or as part of a small team, and both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.


To present, students must prepare and submit a proposal that engages with the theme outlined in the call for papers or that otherwise addresses a peace studies issue. Students who want to present as a group should designate a single group member to submit their materials and serve as the group’s point of contact.

The submission form will require students to provide their name, school, contact information, academic biography, presentation title, and topical keywords. Students must also select their preferred presentation formats, upload their proposal, and offer a brief comment about how the presentation will enhance this year’s conference.


Submitted proposals are read, scored and selected by the students on the conference steering committee, then reviewed and confirmed by the committee’s academic advisor. Students who are selected to present will be notified by email of their invitation in February and given instructions on how to confirm their participation.

Proposals are evaluated based on relevance to peace studies and fit with the conference theme, the originality of the topic and its interest to a student audience, and the quality of the presentation outline and structure. Reviewers might also consider the overall diversity of topics submitted, and the student’s level of experience on the subject. These other factors do not automatically disqualify proposals, but if space is limited, they may be used to select between proposals of similar quality.