Prevention of Mass Violence and Promotion of Tolerance: Lessons from History

International Multidisciplinary Conference
Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata, India
27-28 February 2017 It is a call for papers and posters from different academic disciplines to help us draw lessons from history as to how mass violence can be prevented and tolerance can be promoted. History testifies to the fact that mass violence is as old as human existence. Almost every episode of mass violence has been followed by efforts aimed at preventing its reoccurrence, yet we have miserably failed in achieving that. It is an invitation to explore why we failed and how lessons from history could help us succeed in this endeavour of ours. We are particularly interested in the subthemes mentioned below but open to anything whatsoever relevant to the broad theme of the conference. Subthemes 1. Absence of Genocide/Holocaust Studies in countries worst affected by mass violence 2. Role of Genocide/Holocaust Studies in the Prevention of Mass Violence 3. The Contested Field of the History of Genocide 4. The Demand for Apology and its Refusal 5. Resistance to Holocaust Studies 6. Hurdles and Obstacles in raising Holocaust Awareness in Asia, North Africa and Eastern Europe 7. Genocide/Mass Violence as depicted in Cinema and Literature and its reception 8. Debate on the Prohibition of Hate Speech v/s Freedom of Speech 9. Comparison between societies with Holocaust education and those without it 10. Political Response to Genocide/Holocaust Studies 11. Failure to recognize the warning signs 12. Judicial Response to Mass Violence: Failure and Success 13. State’s Response to Mass Violence: Failure and Success 14. The Clash between Academia and State on the issue of Mass Violence 15. The Distortion of History for instigating Mass Violence 16. Selective Amnesia in Historical Studies of Genocide/Mass Violence 17. Sanitization of History 18. Coming to terms with the History of Genocide/Mass Violence 19. History of Interfaith and Cross-cultural understanding as deterrents for Mass Violence 20. Non-State Actors as Perpetrators and Preventers of Mass Violence 21. The Scholarly Debate on Nomenclature 22. The Centrality of the Holocaust 23. The Uniqueness and/or the Universality of the Holocaust 24. Holocaust as a point of reference 25. Absence of Holocaust Studies in South Asia 26. Conflicting Historical Narratives 27. History of Denial 28. Gender in Mass Violence/Genocide Registration Fee: Foreign Participants: US $100/- Indian Participants: Rs. 2000/- In lieu of the registration fee the participants will get lunch during the two days of the conference and a conference kit. Participants are expected to make their own arrangements for accommodation. Some of the confirmed participants of the conference are the following: Mehnaz M Afridi, Michael Barenbaum, Vian Dakhil, Charles Ehrlich, Reuven Firestone, Edward Mortimer, Dina Porat, David Rosen, Suzanne Rutland, Robert Satloff, and Sarva Daman Singh.

Key Dates: · Deadline for the Submission of Abstract as a Word file (300 words)/Poster (PDF) with a biographical profile (100 words): 15 December, 2016 · Date of the Notification of Acceptance: 22 December, 2016 ·

Deadline for the submission of complete paper (10,000 – 12,000 words): 15 February, 2017 It is planned to publish a collection of selected papers presented at the conference. Email for Paper/Poster Submission: Navras.His@PresiUniv.ac.in Contact: Dr Navras Jaat Aafreedi Assistant Professor Department of History Presidency University Kolkata, India




When submitting a Call for papers, please choose the sub theme clearly. This should be written on the top of the abstract/ paper while submitting. As far as possible, the papers should have a strong Action Research Orientation.

Good Governance has been a leading framework to guide public policy and the development agenda of the world in last 25 years. Since 1990s the IMF and World Bank in particular and the United Nations have been active in promoting the ideals of good governance. The eight parameters of good governance have been identified as the basic scale to assess governance in any given system or country.

There have been several debates both within the frameworks of good governance and beyond in the academia worldwide but not much debate in India regarding the novelty of the eight fold approach and whether these variables are unique and creations of the 1980s and 1990s or have they in essence and practice existed since Ancient Indian times as exalted in the discourses of Su Shashan and Rama Rajya. Mahatma Gandhi invoked the idea of Rama Rajya to emphasize on the need of a modern welfare state on the ancient values of Su Shasan. From Nehru to Modi the focus has been on Welfare of Citizens but there has not been agreement on how to achieve this. From State led growth and distributive economy to Minimum Government and Maximum Governance, India has seen several approaches to policy making, development and governance.

There is a need for current stakeholders and future stakeholders in the policy process to come together in exchange of ideas and practices. For achieving goals of finding innovative solutions to present day governance problems using indigenous techniques, disseminating this knowledge to policy makers of today and tomorrow and facilitating better public service delivery – Department of Good Governance and Public Policy is organizing the first-of-its-kind Good Governance Conference 2017 – Then, Now and Beyond – utilizing the wisdom of the past to solve the problems of today to make a roadmap for the future.

With the prime focus on authentic research, the conference provides a vibrant platform for researchers and academicians, ministers and bureaucrats, policy experts and social activists, and future policy leaders to come together for knowledge exchange and collaboration. It consists of an academic conference, panel discussions and student competitions to cater to all sections of the policy sphere.

Political Governance (including local self-governance and Political Analysis)
Administrative Governance
Corporate Governance and CSR
Global Governance (Look East Policy, India’s stand in a multi Polar Global Politics, United Nations)
Development Governance (including NGO and CSO Engagements)
Media and Governance
Education Governance
Technology and Governance
Environment and Energy Governance-Ujjwal Bharat
Public Policy Analysis and advocacy
Law and Governance
E-Governance and Public Service Delivery
Urban Governance
Rural Governance
Indigenous Techniques of Governance
Art, Culture, heritage and Governance
History and Governance
Any other Related Areas

Prof Nand Lal
Vice Chancellor, Sri Sri University


Prof. R.C. Das
Vice Chancellor,
Berhampur University
Prof Sanjay Bhatt
Delhi University, New Delhi
Mr Niten Chandra
IAS, Principal Secretary, Dept. of SSEPD, Govt. of Odisha
Mr Satyajit Mohanty
IPS, Addl DGP (HQ), Odisha
Prof Leon Miller
KIIT University (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
Prof Niranjan Barik
Professor (Ret’d), Ravenshaw University
Prof Shambunath Singh,
Director, SOJNMS, IGNOU, New Delhi


Dr Vijaya Lakshmi Mohanty

All the accepted papers shall be published in the Summit proceedings in the form of an edited book. A copy of the book shall be provided free to all the registered participants. The authors must have registered and completed the formalities of payment required of registration fee for inclusion of paper in Conference proceedings. We intend to publish all papers in renowned Journals and edited book depending on the originality and research contribution of the paper. These will be ready few months after the commencement of the Conference. We are discussing with following journals for a special issue on the Conference theme.

2. Springer
3. Sri Sri Journal of Management and Innovation
4. Himalaya Publishers
5. Studera Press


Sri Sri University,
Sri Sri Vihar, Bidyadharpur Arilo, Ward No: 3
PO: Cuttack- 754006, Odisha, India
+(91) 8455001805




2-13 January, 2017
Department of Mass Communication & Journalism Tezpur University
Tezpur, Assam

link for details:


Recruitment of Faculty in all Universities of Jharkhand

Applications are invited by Jharkhand PSC from Indian Citizens for following naukri posts of Faculty (Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors) in all Universities of Jharkhand (Advt. No. 39,40,41 / 2016 :

Faculty recruitment :

Professor : 70 posts (Ranchi University- 10, Vinobha Bhave University – 06, Sidho Kanhu Murmu University – 12, Nilambar Pitamber University – 20, Kolhan University – 22), Pay Scale : Rs. 37400 – 67000 AGP Rs. 10000
Associate Professor : 162 posts (Ranchi University- 36, Vinobha Bhave University – 06, Sidho Kanhu Murmu University – 34, Nilambar Pitamber University – 42, Kolhan University – 44), Pay Scale : Rs. 37400 – 67000 AGP Rs. 9000
Assistant Professor : 47 posts (Ranchi University- 08, Vinobha Bhave University – 14, Sidho Kanhu Murmu University – 11, Nilambar Pitamber University – 04, Kolhan University – 10), Pay Scale : Rs. 37400 – 67000 AGP Rs. 9000

Rs. 600/- (Rs. 150/- for SC/ST of Jharkhand only) to be payment challan.

How to Apply :

Application in the prescribed format should be send on or before 20/12/2016 to the Controller of Examinations, Jharkhand Public Service Commission, Circular Road, Ranchi – 834001 (Jharkhand) only.
Details and online submission of application :

For further information and online submission of application, please visit http://www.jpsc.gov.in

Call For Papers/ Books/Conference Proceedings/Thesis Publication-December 2016 Issue
Associated Asia Research Foundation (AARF)
Thomson Reuters Researchers ID Indexed Journal (ID is L-7296-2015)

SCOPUS Evaluation Tracking ID (GE-IJMR)- 78AC760705C9AC43
Call For Papers/ Books/ Thesis Publication-December 2016 Issue
Associated Asia Research Foundation (AARF)

We feel great pleasure to inform you that Associated Asia Research Foundation (AARF) is publishing various journals in fields of Management, Commerce, IT, Engineering, Human Resources, Social Sciences, Natural & Applied Sciences, Economics, Marketing, Law, Mathematics, Humanities, Languages & Literature.

Thomson Reuters Researchers ID Indexed Journal (ID is L-7296-2015)

SCOPUS Evaluation Tracking ID (GE-IJMR)- 78AC760705C9AC43
SCOPUS Evaluation Tracking ID (GE-IJER)- 4D249C6F975E005F
SCOPUS Evaluation Tracking ID (IRJMC)- DC623AA145ECE1F0
SCOPUS Evaluation Tracking ID (IRJME)- 83E99C0A84CEEACD
SCOPUS Evaluation Tracking ID (IRJMEIT)- E36AF00A60452C72
SCOPUS Evaluation Tracking ID (IRJHRSS)- 6971A4120D297CC9
SCOPUS Evaluation Tracking ID (IRJHLL)- 750C505A18140F64
SCOPUS Evaluation Tracking ID (IRJNAS)- BD36038B9EFA6DB5

Print & Online Journals
GE- International Journal of Management Research (GE-IJMR)

Impact Factor-5.779 ISSN (O): (2321-1709), ISSN (P): (2394-4226)

GE- International Journal of Engineering Research (GE-IJER)

Impact Factor-5.613 ISSN (O): (2321-1717), ISSN (P): (2394-420X)

International Research Journal of Human Resources & Social Sciences (IRJHRSS)

Impact Factor-5.414 ISSN (O): (2349-4085), ISSN (P): (2394-4218)

International Research Journal of Management & Commerce (IRJMC)

Impact Factor-5.564 ISSN : (2348-9766)

International Research Journal of Marketing & Economics (IRJME)

Impact Factor-5.671 ISSN : (2349-0314)

International Research Journal of Mathematics, Engineering & IT (IRJMEIT)

Impact Factor-5.489 ISSN : (2349-0322)

International Research Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences (IRJNAS)

Impact Factor-5.46 ISSN : (2349-4077)

International Research Journal of Humanities, Languages & Literature (IRJHLL)

Impact Factor- 5.401 ISSN :(2394-1642)

International Journal of Research in Commerce, IT, Engineering & Social Sciences (IJRCIESS)

Impact Factor- 3.908 ISSN : (2349-7793)

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Associated with: Green Earth Research Network, USA & Swedish Scientific Publications, Sweden.

(ISO 9001: 2008 Certified International Journal)

Science Central Evaluation Score: 14.56

Important Dates :
Issue: December 2016

Submission Deadline: December 25, 2016.

Notification to Authors (Acceptance/ Rejection): within 3 days of manuscript submission

Publication Date (Online): December 31, 2016.

Publication Date (Print): January 10, 2017.

Business Management
Information Technology
Human Resources
Marketing Management
Natural Sciences
Applied Sciences
Social Sciences
Health Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering
General & Corporate Laws

International Journals: with ISSN & Impact Factor

1. GE- International Journal of Management Research (GE-IJMR) Impact Factor-5.779
ISSN (O): (2321-1709), ISSN (P): (2394-4226)
2. GE- International Journal of Engineering Research (GE-IJER) Impact Factor-5.613
ISSN (O): (2321-1717), ISSN (P): (2394-420X)
3. International Research Journal of Human Resources & Social Sciences (IRJHRSS)
Impact Factor-5.414 ISSN (O): (2349-4085), ISSN (P): (2394-4218)
4. International Research Journal of Management & Commerce (IRJMC) Impact Factor-5.564 ISSN : (2348-9766)
5. International Research Journal of Marketing & Economics (IRJME) Impact Factor-5.671
ISSN : (2349-0314)
6. International Research Journal of Mathematics, Engineering & IT (IRJMEIT)
Impact Factor-5.489 ISSN : (2349-0322)
7. International Research Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences (IRJNAS)
Impact Factor-5.46 ISSN : (2349-4077)
8. International Research Journal of Humanities, Languages & Literature (IRJHLL)
ISSN :(2394-1642) Impact Factor- 5.401
9. International Journal of Research in Commerce, IT, Engineering & Social Sciences (IJRCIESS) Impact Factor- 3.908 ISSN : (2349-7793)
Thank You
Editor in Chief
Associated Asia Research Foundation
Website: http://www.aarf.asia
Email: editoraarf@gmail.com, editor@aarf.asia

Essay and Short Film Contests

International Interfaith Dialogue India conducts Short Film and Essay Contests on “Religious Harmony for National Development and World Peace” for Indian College students and youths. Short film should have the maximum duration of 15 minutes. Film can be prepared in any Indian language, but there should be English sub-titles. The word limit for English Essay is 7000 words. First Prize is ₹ 1 lakh; second prize ₹ 50000; third prize ₹ 25000; there will be 10 complimentary prizes @ ₹ 10,000/- each. Separate prizes will be awarded for both Essays and Short Films. Last date is January 25, 2017.


Secretary, IFSED, 4th Floor, Chicago Plaza, Kochi-682035.


National Conference

Global Peace & Psycho-Social Science

(GPPSC 2017)

On 20-21 January, 2017

Venue: Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmadabad India

Dear Madam/Sir,

Please accept our warm greetings. We feel immense pleasure in inviting you to the Global Peace & Psycho-Social Science Conference (GPPSC 2017) organized by GHA-–Global Harmony Network Centre (GHNC), India and Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmadabad in Association with National Association of Psychological Science (NAPS), INDIA & GHA Trust, Gurgaon, India on 20-21 January, 2017.

Main Aim of the Conference:

The primary aims of our ‘Global Peace & Psycho-Social Science Conference’ (GPSC 2017) is to present and explore innovative approaches and practices in Peace & harmonious education, Psycho-Social Science, Peace & human development research and professional practice. To explore peace education, psychological research and curriculum developments for teaching and learning peace building skills, emotional skills & peace leadership skills and to develop the model program applications in organizations, academic institutions and government organizations for a sustainable future.

Call for Papers

Scholars, faculty & organizational & management professionals intending to present papers at the Conference are requested to submit a soft copy of the Abstract (200 Words) to the Conference Secretariat.

1) Global Peace Sciences –conflicts, violence & Peace building in 21st century

2) Psycho-Social Science for Peace, Harmony & Development

3) Gandhian Peace, Philosophy & Development Studies

4) Harmony Education, Peace Education & Human Value Education and Global Ethics

5) Yoga & Meditation for Peace, Harmony including practical session.

One soft copy of the research paper in Microsoft Word will have to be submitted to the seminar Organizing Secretary by 15th December, 2016. The electronic version of the paper should be e-mailed to: E-mail: gppsc2017@gmail.com

Important Dates:

Last date for abstract Submission : 25th December, 2016
Notification of abstract acceptance : 30th December, 2016
Last date for submission of Full Paper : 5th January, 2016
Notification of acceptance of paper : 10th January, 2017
Last date for Registration : 15th January, 2017
Conference dates : 20-21 January, 2017

Category On or Before: 30/12/2016 After: 30/12/2016

Academicians and

Professionals Rs.2000/- Rs.2500/-

Students (Local) Rs.1200/- Rs.1500/-

Students (Outstation) Rs.1500/- Rs.2000/-

Foreign Delegates $100 $150

Accompanying Person Rs.1500/- Rs.2000/-


Registration fees include conference kit, certificate, working tea, lunch and dinner.
Students should show their ID proof with registration fees.
Bank Transaction Details:

Name of bank: Andhra Bank

Account Number 266810100008391

IFS Code: ANDB0002668

Certification of Participation will be provided to all participants.

Three Best papers award will be given.

Contact Us

Abstracts submission last date: 25th December, 2016

For abstract and paper submissions and/other academic/scientific enquiries

Dr. Surendra Pathak, Conference Director, Vice president, GHA
E-mail: gppsc2017@gmail.com; Email: pathak06@gmail.com M: 85276 30124

For Registration: Ramesh Kumar, Conference Secretary, Vice-President Global Harmony Association (GHA) Mob 9971001318; Email: ngocosro@gmail.com
Prof. Pushpa Motiyani, Head, Dept of Peace Research and Gandhian Thought, Gujarat Vidyapith; push101053@gmail.com
We solicit your thoughts on any of the above themes and invite research papers and presentations in the seminar.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we take great pleasure in inviting you to attend this seminar. Please circulate this information among your colleagues and research scholar for a wider participation.

Organizing Committee

Patron : Dr. Anamik Shah, Vice-Chancellor, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmadabad

Subhash Chandra, Conference Chair, President GHA – Global harmony Association, India M -09910241586; Email: schandra101@gmail.com E-mail: gppsc2017@gmail.com
Rajendra Khimani, Conference Co-Chair, Registrar, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmadabad
Pushpa Motiyani, Head, Department of Peace Research and Gandhian Thought, Gujarat Vidyapith; Co-Chair, GPSC 2017 Director, Ghadhiyan, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmadabad; push101053@gmail.com
Surendra Pathak – Conference Director, Vice president, GHA Email: pathak06@gmail.com
Ramesh Kumar, Conference Secretary, Executive Director (CEO) and Vice-President Global Harmony Association (GHA) Email: ngocosro@gmail.com
Roshan Lal, Dept. of Psychology, Punjab University, Chandigarh Convener, GPSC 2017, Secretary NAPS E-mail: roshan257lal@gmail.com M9417882789
Chand Bhardwaj, Conference Joint Secretary, Trustee GHAE-mail: drckb2007@gmail.com

Conference Secretariat, GPPSC 2017

GHA India (Trust)

Mr. Ramesh Kumar, Conference Secretary

A 38, Rosewood City, Sector 49, Gurgaon 122018, India

Ph. 124 4266169, Mob 9971001318; E-mail: gppsc2017@gmail.com

Email: ngocosro@gmail.com


GHA–Global Harmony Network Centre (GHNC), India

The main objectives of GHNC

(1) to provide academic & professional networking for human wellbeing and universal wellness. (2) To organize conferences, workshops, projects, research publications, academic awards and scholarships. Global Network Harmony Centers (GHNC), run by GHA Trust India, provides a platform for social transformation and individual necessity of holistic development through education, research and innovation. The GHNC also provides the training & services of life management foe self development & social development through values education , skill development ,Yoga & meditation.

GHA Trust, Gurgaon, India

GHA Trust is an association for creating global impact on society & the world for creating global peace & harmonious society through global peace science research and innovation

Vision: Advancement of global peace science knowledge for creating global sustainable world.


The Mission of the GHA Trust is to bring global peace by implementing Peace & harmony Projects.
To create a global community of global peace leaders & peace scholars.
Promotion of innovative harmonious thinking and peace leadership innovation on a global platform.
The association is driven by the guidance of the global peace leaders & advisory board members. Scholars, Academicians, Professionals are encouraged to freely join Global Harmony Network Centre) (GHNC), India and become a part of a this GHA Trust working for the welfare of human kind and society through global ethics, peace & harmony research and innovation.

Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmadabad (www.gujratvidyapith.org)

Gujarat Vidyapith was founded by Mahatma Gandhi on 18th October, 1920. Gujarat Vidyapith is a deemed university since 1963. Gujarat Vidyapith is funded by the U. G. C. (University Grants Commission) for higher education programs. It was started as Rashtriya Vidyapith (National Institute of University Education) and was the wake of the Non-cooperative Movement. Mahatma Gandhi remained its life-long Kulpati (Chancellor).

Peace Research Centre

In October 1969, Gujarat Vidyapith organized a seminar on ‘Science, Education and Non-violence’ with support from the University Grants Commission (UGC), Indian National Commission for UNESCO, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Eminent Scientists and Scholars from USSR, USA, Canada, Australia and India attended. Dr. Solandt, Chairperson of the Canadian Science Council, Dr. Robinorich of the USSR, and Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, Chairperson of AEC India, were some of the distinguished participants. The then Deputy Director General of UNESCO had addressed the Seminar.

As a follow-up of the seminar the Vidyapith instituted a project for a study and research programme for peace in November 1971. The then Vice Chancellor, Professor Ramlal Parikh pioneered it and became the founder Director. UNESCO provided support for library and fellowships. UGC also provided some support. Eventually, it was turned into the Peace Research Centre and named after Shri Jamnalal Bajaj, a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. The Centre became consistent with one of the objectives of the Gujarat Vidyapith, which states that the main function of the Vidyapith is to educate youth into becoming empowered, cultured, and committed volunteers, bearing sound character to undertake reconstruction of the nation based on Truth (Satya) and Non-violence (Ahimsa).

National Association of Psychological Science (NAPS), INDIA (www.napsindia.org)

The National Association of Psychological Science (NAPS) has been established in 2010. This is an endeavour for the development, representation and advancement of different areas of psychology as a science. The aim of the association is to promote, advance and disseminate the interests of scientifically oriented psychological research and application for benefit of an individual and society concern. The National Association of Psychological Science provides the platform for the scholarly exchange research in different areas of psychology and allied disciplines.