Call for Co-Authors for a Regional Network and Publication

Extended Deadline for Some Themes Only

The Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation, the Center for Independent Social Research – Berlin, and the Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation are looking for researchers, analysts, analytic journalists, and other professionals that write critically. The selected professionals will join an existing network in the South Caucasus, working on policy analysis and policy development aimed at conflict transformation. In the next three months, the network will be working on producing co-authored analytic articles and policy papers that will be published this fall on the Caucasus Edition – online and in hard copy. Below are the themes of the analytic articles and policy papers and the profiles of the professionals we are looking for:

Communitarian approaches to peace in the South Caucasus

For this paper, we are looking for co-authors from Azerbaijan – anthropologists/ethnographers, journalists, or civil society workers who are interested in non-linear perspectives in peace and conflict and can contribute to the paper with observations from the ground of how peace and conflict may exist at the same time.

Environmental rights and peace in the South Caucasus

For this paper, we are looking for co-authors from Georgia – professionals in the fields of Environmental Studies, Ecology, Resource Management, Sustainability Science, and related fields who can analyze the potential links between regional collaboration around environmental rights and conflict transformation.

De-colonizing conflict and human rights in the context of the South Caucasus

For this paper, we are looking for a co-author from Azerbaijan – a professional in the fields of Post-Colonial Studies or a professional studying the role of civil society organizations and international institutions and organizations in human rights, peace and conflict work, and related fields.

We are inviting all interested professionals to submit a CV and a brief letter of interest at by July 16, 2018 (extended from July 6).

The project “Joint Platform for Realistic Peace in the South Caucasus” is funded by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) / Funding program Zivik with resources provided by the German Federal Foreign Office.