Friday, 15 March 2013
Monday, 9 December 2013 to Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Mediation in a Globalizing World: Challenges to Multi-Culturalism, Peace-Building, and Religious Tolerance
De La Salle University, Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines
December 9-11, 2013
The main objective of the APMF Summit is to facilitate the exchange and development of knowledge, values and skills of mediation in any form including inter-cultural, interpersonal, inter-institutional and international, within and between the diverse countries and cultures in the Asia Pacific region through bi-annual conferences, which are held in the Asia-Pacific region with a different country taking responsibility for hosting each conference.In 2013, the host of the APMF Summit is the Philippines, and the lead convenor is the De La Salle University. The aim of the upcoming Summit is to bring together and engage experienced conflict resolution and mediation practitioners, researchers, educators, trainers, civil society workers/practioners, human rights activists, jurists, businessmen, and policy makers from different cultural, organizational and professional backgrounds who are culturally fluent, creative and innovative, want to contribute and build on their knowledge and expertise, and are prepared to play a leadership role in transforming the way that conflicts are handled in the Asia-Pacific region. The program of the 2013 APMF Summit includes three days of optional pre-Summit activities, and three days of combined paper presentations, round table discussions and mediation workshops at basic and intermediate levels.
Call for Presenters
Topics to be explored through presentations, panel discussions, open forums, and group dialogues during the conference include:
- Business and Mediation
- Mediation and Conflict Resolution/Transformation of Religious, Ethnic, Ideological, and Resource Management conflicts and disputes.
- Mediation and Politics
- Mediation and the Media
- Mediation and Public Policy
- Mediation and Peace and Security
- Mediation and Human Rights
- Mediation and Education
- Mediation, Gender and Development
- Family Mediation and Family Violence (Violence Against Women and Children).
- Mediation and the Courts
- Mediation and Armed Conflicts
- Global Trends in Mediation
Abstracts for presentations
Prospective delegates of the Summit are invited to submit an abstract no more 500 words, and a short biography of no more than 500 words, on any of the above topics through apmf2013Summit@gmail.com. The deadline for submission is the close of business, March 15, 2013. Accepted abstracts will be announced on April 30, 2013. Please read the ‘Concept Note’ at the bottom of this notice before writing your abstract.
Please indicate the following in submitting your abstracts: a) name of author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of presentation (e) body of the abstract, and (f) key words. We will acknowledge receipt of all submitted abstracts, and authors of accepted abstracts will be duly notified via email. Papers judged to be of sufficient academic quality through a peer review process may be included in a post-Summit edited volume.
If you do not receive a reply from us regarding the acceptance of your abstract in the week following April 30, 2013, please contact us via email for your inquiries.
Pre-Summit Mediation Activities
December 6-8, 2013
Exposure trips will be organized for Summit registrants who wish to be exposed to the best practices in the field of mediation in the Philippines. These pre-summit trips will allow participants to have exchanges and conduct face-to-face dialogues with grassroots communities and local organizations that practice mediation in various areas of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, while serving as an opportunity to interact with and appreciate the cultural heritage of the Filipino people.
Registration for these pre-Summit activities is distinct from that of the APMF Summit proper.