This is only the second time in its 42 year history that the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) has held its biennial assembly in North America. In 1981, 25 years ago, IPRA met in Orillia, Ontario. It has never chanced to meet in the USA. The University of Calgary is thus honoured to host this the 21st Biennial Conference of IPRA.
IPRA2006 in Calgary is designed not only to play host to IPRA’s scholars or educators but to involve the Calgary community in the planning, execution and sharing of the conference. Opportunities will be provided for visitors to the city to explore local issues and to meet Calgary and Alberta citizens of all backgrounds. Thus, together, international and national guests as well as local residents will join in the opportunities to consider the wide diversity of Patterns of Conflict and Paths to Peace.