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CFP: Strange Worlds We Live In: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Affairs

Jan 15, 2014

The Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS; University of Ottawa) and the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS; Université de Montreal and McGill University) are pleased to announce the 5th annual Graduate Student Conference, to take place March 14–15, 2014 at the University of Ottawa. The theme of this multidisciplinary and bilingual conference is Strange Worlds We Live In: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Affairs.

Masters and doctoral students in a wide range of disciplines — including, but not limited to: political science, international relations, international development, law, peace and conflict studies, gender studies, geography, economics and sociology — are invited to present their research on the challenges and opportunities facing the international community in its pursuit of peace, security, and development. The conference aims to include both theoretical and policy–oriented research.

We are seeking to showcase student research covering a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to:

  • New Transnational Security issues: Climate Change, Finance, and Health
  • Rethinking the place of International Security, Human Security and Private Security
  • Defense in the 21st century: unconventional threats and new approaches
  • Transnational migration and citizenship
  • Post–conflict peacebuilding: Rethinking processes of Institutional Reform, Democratization, and Reconciliation
  • NGOs, International Organizations, and transnational networks in global affairs
  • Development, Technical Assistance and Democracy Promotion in Challenging Environments, as well as the role of emerging powers in these areas
  • Contemporary approaches to conflict resolution and diplomacy, including Track Two

This conference offers graduate students an excellent opportunity to gain feedback on their work and hone their presentation skills, as well as a vibrant atmosphere for networking with numerous scholars and practitioners representing a diverse array of fields.

Abstracts: Masters and doctoral students from any university may submit abstracts in English or French. Abstracts should be approximately 250 words. In addition, please include your name, program of study, department, and university. Abstracts should be sent to cepi.cips.conference@gmail.com by January 15, 2014 at 5:00pm EST. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by January 31, 2014 and will be required to submit their final paper March 3, 2014 at 5:00pm EST

Calendar:
Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2014 at 5:00pm EST
Notification of Acceptance: January 31, 2014
Paper Deadline: March 3, 2014 at 5:00pm EST

Publication: The "Best Paper" presented at the conference will be automatically eligible for publication in Potentia, the annual CIPS Graduate Student Journal.

Programming: Students will present their research in thematic panels, each moderated by a professor or researcher affiliated with CIPS or CIPSS. In addition, there will be numerous networking and social opportunities, as well as a high–level opening panel featuring speakers to be announced in the coming months.

Funding: CIPSS will cover transportation costs for a limited number of students from Montreal. Students from outside Montreal may apply for one of five travel bursaries, each worth a maximum of $400. Additional funding may become available. Please indicate whether you wish to be considered for financial assistance when you submit your abstract.

Accommodation: Conference participants from the University of Ottawa will host visiting students.

For further information, please contact us at cepi.cips.conference@gmail.com or visit cips.uottawa.ca/cipsprojects/graduate-student-projects/cips-graduate-student-conference/.


Web Sitehttp://cips.uottawa.ca/cipsprojects/graduate-student-projects/cips-graduate-student-conference/
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