The thirteenth International Conference and General Assembly of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) will hold at the Redeemer’s University, Ede from November 6 – 8, 2019. The theme of the conference is “Managing Rural and Urban Violence in Nigeria”. This theme is a direct response to the increasing spate of violent attacks in rural and urban Nigeria. The problems in the rural areas include incessant clashes between herders and farmers, cattle rustling, armed banditry. Kidnapping, ritual killings, cultism, mining related conflicts and violent extremism are all issues of major security concern in Nigeria today.