The 5th Annual Conflict Conference

April 11-12, 2018

The Conflict Conference (TCC) will hold its fifth annual conference at the Moody College of The University of Texas at Austin April 11-12, 2018. TCC is a multidisciplinary annual conference promoting the study of conflict, conflict resolution, and peace making. We invite papers on any relevant topic, such as apologies, advocacy, civic conflict and disputes, dispute resolution, emotions, peace, negotiation, reconciliation, mediation, dialogue, public deliberation, restorative justice, conflict management, environmental disputes, and ethics.   This year we feature two presentations by Brooke Fisher Liu of the University of Maryland.  The keynote presentation is open to the public.  For the workshop, please RSVP below:

The Conflict Conference 2018 Speaker:

Brooke Fisher Liu-

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) - a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence; Director of the Risk Communication & Resilience Research Program; Department of Communication, University of Maryland

Do You Want to Combat Terrorism?

How persuasive risk communication protects and motivates the public

BMC 5.208, Dean's Briefing Room

Wednesday, April 11, 3:00-5:00


Qualitative Research Methods workshop, RSVP to attend :

Into the Storm: 

Methodological lessons learned from observing tornado forecasters in the Southeast U.S.

​BMC 3.204

Thursday, April 12, 3:30 - 6:00

The dates of the 2019 Conflict Conference have been announced! The 2019 Conflict Conference will be held April 12-13, 2019. Please send all inquiries to All are welcome. The 2017 Conference schedule is located here.

The 2019 keynote speaker is Greg Paul of Kansas State University.

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Dr. Paul’s research focuses generally on the construction of communities both at work and at home. He specifically explores issues related to restorative justice, conflict management in the workplace, forgiveness and revenge, dialogue and deliberation. He has conducted research that explores how facilitators of victim-offender dialogue understand justice and their roles in helping participants to accomplish justice. His dissertation explored how employees in four different organizations practiced forgiveness following hurtful events. He is also conducting research on motivations to forgive following hurtful events as well as motivation to participate in deliberative programming. Dr. Paul’s research has been published in journals such as Conflict Resolution Quarterly and Communication Quarterly.