2017 Peace and Justice Studies Association conference

University of Alabama at Birmingham. 


In order to register for the 2017 Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) conference, held at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), please visit the UAB registration page. After you have completed your registration with UAB, please consider submitting a proposal to present. You may submit a proposal for a paper, panel, workshop, discussion, film, etc by visiting

The deadline for proposals is June 30, 2017.

    General public rate: $350
    PJSA member rate: $300 (a savings of $50!)
    PJSA member low income rate: $270 (low income is meant as annual individual income <$35,000)
    PJSA member student rate: $250

    Ticket prices include all plenaries, workshops, panel sessions, coffee and snacks throughout, awards luncheon, two catered receptions, and all print materials.


    Frequently Asked Questions: Funding, group rates, Institional Partners & Tabling:

    • Only registered conference attendees will be scheduled to present. We kindly ask that you register for the conference prior to submitting your proposal. Proposals received from non-registered individuals will not be considered until registration can be confirmed. 
      • We understand that some attendees may require proof of an accepted paper/presentation in order to solicit funding from an institution. If you are in this situation, please submit your proposal ( and then email the same information to with an explanation of your needs. In these cases, your emailed proposal will be sent to our conference committee who should be able to return an answer quickly. If the proposal is accepted, PJSA can issue you a letter of acceptance suitable for applying for funding prior to the publication of a full schedule of presenters. We are also able to issue invoices, receipts of payment and W9 forms to those requiring it.
    • Institutional Partners of PJSA seeking to bring groups should contact before registering to arrange a group rate. We are able to provide our Institutional Partners group rates of $200 per professional/professor/staff and $50 for each accompanying student. Those who would like to take this option will need to provide a list of registrants so that an invoice can be created based on the number of attendees.
    • We are offering exhibitors, local organizations, and partner organizations the opportunity to have an exhibition table for the cost of $50 per organization which includes entrance into the conference and regular conference activities for up to 2 people. If you would like to register for a table for your organization, project, or as an individual, please contact ASAP as table space is limited. We welcome publishers, NGOs, community groups, academic departments, individual artists/authors/activists...


    Additional Events Not Included in General Conference Registration

    (Wednesday) Pre-conference Civil Rights Tour including bus to Montgomery, tour of historic Civil Rights locations, and lunch: $70

    (Thursday) PJSA-United Nations Association Dinner & Speaker featuring Dr. Riane Eisler: $25 conference attendees/$70 not attending the conference

    (Thursday) UAB Theatre performance of the muscical "SAVAGE": $15

    (Friday) Benefit Concert featuring The Beatlads: Beatles and Peace: $10 advance/$15 at the door

    (Saturday) Cloising Ceremony and Awards Banquet featuring activist/writer Rev. Dr. William Barber II via video: Free for conference attendees/$45 not attending the conference


    Register Here



    Refund Policy: Registration fees are fully refundable up to July 1, 2017; 50% refundable between July 2 and August 31, 2017; and non-refundable after August 31, 2017.

    Conference Year: 

    • 2017