The 9th Annual Eurasian Peace Science Conference will take place on January 13-14, 2020, at the Rumelifeneri campus of Koç University.


The conference’s goals are to broaden cooperation and intellectual dialogue amongst Eurasian and Middle Eastern peace science scholars, to encourage the fruitful interaction with the worldwide peace science community, and to bring together the most updated and relevant research on conflict and peace-related topics from throughout the entire world.


All aspects of the peace science discipline are welcome, including in particular: (a) empirical studies of political violence and peaceful resolution; (b) quantitative and formal analyses of conflict and peace processes; (c) peace science methodology and theory; (d) alliances, investment, trade, and conflict; (e) economic and political causes of international and domestic violence, encompassing war, ethnic conflict, terrorism, and criminal activity; (f) contemporary regional conflicts, particularly in Eurasia and the Middle East; (g) security and foreign policy; and (h) conflict analysis, management, and resolution.


Paper submissions are welcomed until October 1, 2019 and can be submitted here. Proposals submitted after that date will only be considered if presentation slots remain available. We will notify you by email about your prospective participation in the conference in October. We look forward to welcoming you in Istanbul in January 2020.


Questions can be directed to hosts Dr. Belgin Şan Akça and Dr. Reşat Bayer through or


Further details about the Conference, Network, venue, and past conferences will be added soon.