2013 Leadership for Peace and Prosperity Conference
University of San Diego – October 3-5, 2013


This conference provides a forum for sharing best practices, research and insight on the dynamic nexus of conflict, violence, sustainable peace and business. Papers will be considered that present theoretical, applied, and empirical research on the following broad topics (including but not limited to):  peace and business, recognizing the economic and social benefits of peace, the role that business can play in developing a more peaceful society and contributing toward peace, conducting business in zones of conflict and post-conflict areas, how managers balance corporate risk exposure in conflict-sensitive zones, business benefits of peace, how business contributes to social resilience and/or less violence in their service communities, peace metrics and current practices of involving business in peace efforts.

Best paper and case awards sponsored by the Institute for Economics and Peace (the creators of the Global Peace Index).

The goal of this conference is to have both business practitioners and academics come together to discover and discuss ideas related to the nexus between business and sustainable peace.  Business has an important role in securing a peaceful society; similarly, the existence of conflict or violence can impact the viability and sustainability of business.  To encourage the inclusion of these topics in the classroom, cases on peace and prosperity—from various academic disciplines including those in management, development, peace economics and peace studies—are encouraged and will be eligible for the teaching case awards. 

Information for presenting a paper

Abstract Deadline:

Notice of Acceptance:

Manuscript Due Date:

May 15, 2013

June 30, 2013

August 15, 2013


$4,000, $2,000 and $1,000 Research Paper Awards

$4,000, $2,000 and $1,000 Teaching Case Awards

Qualifying paper submissions will also be eligible for submission to a special issue from this conference of the journal, Business, Peace and Sustainable Development (BPSD) (GSE Research Publishing in association with Greenleaf Publishing).

Submit your one page abstract at: Please include names and a brief biography of all authors. If you want to be involved without presenting a paper or need further information, please email Erin Kellaway [log in to unmask] or Nadia Auch [log in to unmask]

Hope to see you in San Diego in October!

Denise Dimon, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for International Affairs
Professor and Director Ahlers Center for International Business
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park – Coronado 116
San Diego, CA 92110
tel:  619-260-4836
fax: 619-260-4198

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