Madrid, Spain: International Conference on Security, Conflict and Cross-cultural Dialogue


An announcement from the International Conference on Conflict and Aggression (CICA) (abbreviated)

We would like to inform that the coming 42nd CICA (International Conferences on Conflict and Aggression) will take place in Madrid, Spain, from 18th to 20th September 2017.

The main goal of this 42nd CICA, organized by the Nebrija-Santander Global Chair for Management of Risks and Conflicts (Center for Conflict Studies, Nebrija University) and the Spanish Pugwash National Group, will be an opportunity to exchange our ideas on the main issues in the broad field of Conflict and Aggression, with a specific focus on the current knowledge and research on Conflict and Cross-cultural Dialogue, emphasizing that problems or disputes cannot be permanently resolved through the use of military force, but through respect, tolerance and dialogue. This, indeed, may be a quite effective tool for bridging the diverse cultures and, consequently, for solving many of the conflicts of today’s world, characterized by a dynamic interchange of populations with very diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Consequently, the main, but not exclusive, topics of this conference are: international conflict and security problems, with a special focus on migrations and refugees, and their possible solutions; values and risks of cross-cultural societies; and the crosscultural dialogue as a mean for overcoming this kind of conflicts.

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For this purpose, we have the tentative active participation of reputed scholars from different continents and from different cultures and fields of expertise. Among them, the following keynote speakers:

Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, President of the Parliament., Luxembourg.

Sheikh Dr. Hojjat Ramzy, Executive Member of the Muslim Council of Britain. U.K.

Prof. Saideh Lotfian, Chair, International Council, Pugwash Movement (Nobel Peace Prize 1995). Iran.

Ms. Emina Omanovic, Secretary General, ABACUS., Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Hon. Amiira Neff, President of l’Alliance Globale MGF. Switzerland.

Prof. Predrag Vujovic, Founder and President. PublicRelations Business School, Serbia.

Dr. Abraham Haim, President of the Council, Sefardi Community of Jerusalem. Israel.

George Rayess Yazbeck, Interpreter & Journalist., Líbano.

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Please, submit communications abstracts by July 15th, 2017 (notification of acceptance will be e-mailed in one week), and early registration deadline: July 30th, 2017. The submitted contributions (with title, authors with short biosketches, and about 300 words abstracts) may have the form of:

1. Oral (duration: about 20 min) and Poster presentations

2. Symposium (3-4- talks on a common topic, with a total duration of about 90 min)

3. Languages: English and Spanish

An edited volume based on the most outstanding contributions of the conference will be published by a prestigious international Publisher.

For their submission and more information, you may contact us, writing directly to both the following e-mail addresses:

In any case, we would be grateful for spreading the attached invitation and draft program throughout your respective networks. Since this is meant to be a multidisciplinary event, the widest diversity in backgrounds (business, science, government, international organizations, civil society, media, etc.) will be welcome.