November 12, 2013

CFP: 2014 Transatlantic Policy Symposium Hot Wars and Cold Wars: Europe's Near Abroad

Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014

8th Graduate Student Conference

2014 Transatlantic Policy Symposium


CALL FOR PAPERS


Hot Wars and Cold Wars: Europe's Near Abroad


The 2014 Transatlantic Policy Symposium will bring together established experts in European foreign policy with the upcoming generation of thinkers to discuss topics related to Europe’s relations with its near abroad. This daylong conference will be comprised of expert panel discussions and student panel responses, as well as a high-level keynote address. We invite PhD and Master’s candidates to submit policy papers to present at the Symposium.

Paper submissions should address one of the panel topics below:


1. Building New Bridges: EU Neighborhood Policy Enters Its Second Decade

In 2004, the EU launched the European Neighborhood Policy with the stated intent of promoting ‘stability, security, and well-being for all.’ This panel will evaluate the success of the ENP thus far. Has the ENP succeeded or failed in making the EU’s neighborhood more stable and secure? What about the world outside of the EU’s immediate neighborhood? How do the interventions in Libya and Mali fit into Neighborhood Policy or conflict with it? What does this mean for the future of the EU’s neighborhood?


2. Is it a Zero-Sum Game? The Contest for Influence over Eastern Europe and Central Asia


The EU’s recent quest for building closer ties with neighboring post-Soviet countries and the Caucasus region has increased tensions with Russia. This panel will discuss the role of the Eastern Partnership and other EU initiatives, the prospects for further EU expansion eastward, and the tensions surrounding the Vilnius Summit of November 2013. Will the growing tension between Russia and the EU result in countries having to pick between the two for partnerships? Or is there a way for Russia and the EU to share influence in this region without challenging the other’s authority? How could this tension affect the EU’s foreign policy in the future?


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Deadline for submission: MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1:00 PM EST.


Submissions should be made via email to: TAPSGeorgetown@gmail.com.


Submission Requirements:


● Paper format: policy memo or a policy-oriented paper, maximum 2000 words. Submissions must be in English. References may be in any format but should be consistent.

● Please include a CV or Resume, in English.

● Please note your selected topic in the body of your submission email.

● Applicants should use their papers to express clear and concrete opinions, assessments, criticisms, and recommendations regarding EU foreign policy.

● Applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their proposals relate to the fields of politics, economics, history, and/or culture.

● Participation is limited to currently enrolled Master’s and Doctoral students.

● The BMW Center will contribute to travel expenses for select panelists.


Questions?
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Consult our website for further details: http://cges.georgetown.edu/events/conference/​

Posted by sarayu at 12:56 PM

November 07, 2013

CFP: 12th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs

Deadline: November 18, 2013

12th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs, 16-19 June 2014, Athens, Greece

Call for Papers and Participation

The Politics & International Affairs Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold its 12th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs, 16-19 June 2014, Athens, Greece.

For further details (including previous programs), please go to the conference website: www.atiner.gr/politics.htm. The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks and conference material. Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi.

The aim of the conference is to bring together academics, researchers, students and professionals in private and public organizations and governments of Politics and International Affairs and other related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer.

If you think that you can contribute, please submit a 300-word abstract by 18 November 2013, by email, atiner@atiner.gr to: Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER and Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form available at http://www.atiner.gr/2014/FORM-POL.doc.

Announcement of the decision is made within 4 weeks after submission, which includes information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a mini conference or a panel (session), chair a session, evaluate papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos (gtp@atiner.gr), President, ATINER.

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic association with the mission to become a forum, where academics and researchers - from all over the world - could meet in Athens to exchange ideas on their research and to discuss future developments in their disciplines. Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 200 international conferences, symposiums and events. It has also published approximately 150 books. Academically, the Institute consists of five Research Divisions and twenty-three Research Units. Each Research Unit organizes an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects. Academics and researchers are more than welcome to become members and contribute to ATINER's objectives. The members of the Institute can undertake a number of academic activities. If you want to become a member, please download the form (membership form). For more information or suggestions, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.

Currently, ATINER is upgrading its system of mailing list. Please let us know if you want to receive emails from us. Typically, we will not send you more than 5 email alerts per year.

Posted by sarayu at 12:12 PM

August 26, 2013

The 'Second World' and the 'Global South'

The conference seeks to bring together specialists working on different regions (such as Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, Africa, Latin America, Asia) and on forms of exchange, intervention and subjugation. In doing so, it seeks to provide new insights into the global circulation of ideas during the Cold War, and explore ‘the socialist world’ as well as ‘the Global South’ as a dynamic hub of global interactions during the second half of the twentieth
century.

Deadline: October 31, 2013

Continue Reading to full Call for Proposals

Posted by zkwaiser at 04:03 PM

July 18, 2013

CFP: 12th Annual International Conference, Athens

12th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs, 16-19 June 2014, Athens, Greece
Deadline: November 18, 2013

The Politics & International Affairs Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold its 12th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs, 16-19 June 2014, Athens, Greece. For further details (including previous programs), please go to the conference website: www.atiner.gr/politics.htm. The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks and conference material. Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi.

The aim of the conference is to bring together academics, researchers, students and professionals in private and public organizations and governments of Politics and International Affairs and other related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer.
If you think that you can contribute, please submit a 300-word abstract by 18 November 2013, by email, atiner@atiner.gr to: Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER and Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form available at http://www.atiner.gr/2014/FORM-POL.doc.

Announcement of the decision is made within 4 weeks after submission, which includes information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a mini conference or a panel (session), chair a session, evaluate papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos (gtp@atiner.gr), President, ATINER.

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic association with the mission to become a forum, where academics and researchers - from all over the world - could meet in Athens to exchange ideas on their research and to discuss future developments in their disciplines. Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 200 international conferences, symposiums and events. It has also published approximately 150 books. Academically, the Institute consists of five Research Divisions and twenty-three Research Units. Each Research Unit organizes an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects. Academics and researchers are more than welcome to become members and contribute to ATINER's objectives. The members of the Institute can undertake a number of academic activities. If you want to become a member, please download the form (membership form). For more information or suggestions, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.

Posted by bkohlerk at 02:29 PM

CFP: 13th International Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe

Conference venue: London
Period: February 19-21, 2014
Deadline for submitting abstracts: August 16, 2013

Description of the Conference
The School of Slavonic and East European Studies of the University College, London announced its 13th International Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe. The conference will take place in February 2014 and will discuss generational divides in Central and Eastern Europe. Generational divides with regard to rules and traditions are a recurring theme in the past and present of Central and Eastern Europe. The region has been subject to great turmoil and has undergone amultitude of changes and transformations over time. While some traditions have survived, others have been overhauled. Rules have been broken or adapted; yet each generation has also attempted to make their own rules and created new traditions. These phenomena can be observed and analysed from a variety of perspectives: historical, cultural, political, economic, social, and beyond. Therefore, 13th International Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe welcomes papers that analyze generational divides in Central and Eastern Europe adopting various perspectives.

Eligible topics for the conference
The School of Slavonic and East European Studies looks forward to submissions that are cross-cultural, cross-national, and multi-disciplinary. Topics can include but are not limited to the following areas:
national identity and nation building;
a clash of urban and rural ways of life;
insiders and outsiders;
economic or political reform;
religiosity and secularism;
modernisation;
Particular attention will be given to papers addressing the conference theme but also other research dealing with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and the former Soviet Union are also welcome. Submissions that place these countries into an inter-regional comparative context are also encouraged.

Guidelines for submission
The conference invites applications from postgraduate students and early career researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities. Abstracts of up to 300 words and a CV with full contact information should be sent to postgradconference2014@gmail.com. The language of theconference is English. A selection of papers will appear in a separate conference publication.

Organizer
The School of Slavonic and East European Studies of the University College London
Information & contacts
The School of Slavonic and East European Studies
e-mail: postgradconference2014@gmail.com
conference website

Posted by bkohlerk at 01:45 PM

May 07, 2013

CFP Workshop: Populism, a historiographic category?

Deadline: June 15, 2013

Populism is a category which is often abused in public discourse
nowadays. For this reason, it is a category historians will have to face
more and more frequently. In spite of this, it is undeniable that the
issue is usually looked at from the perspective of political science or
cultural studies, clearly dominated by a need for conceptualization and
abstraction of the category. As some scholars have pointed out, the clear
difficulty in reaching a unique and unitary definition of the phenomenon
shows how indefinite its outline is and how problematic it is to ascribe
different experiences to a single ideal-type.

This limit is clearly reflected in the difficulty of historical
disciplines to thematize the phenomenon. Nonetheless, the study of
historical cases is a necessary preliminary task. This also demonstrates
the importance of creating a link between the reflections of political
scientists, sociologists and philosophers and those of historians.
Furthermore, it also shows the need to set up a critical debate on how
historical disciplines can contribute to a better understanding of this
category.

Four bi-monthly workshops on the subject will be organized in Florence
(Italy) during 2013-14, under the sponsorship of the Italian Society for
the Study of Contemporary History (SISSCo). The seminars aim to discuss -
through a survey deployed on a large temporal and spatial horizon - how
different features of the populist phenomenon (privileged relationship
between leadership and masses, criticism of the established order,
anti-political nature, strongly nationalistic orientation and recovery of
a mythic vision of the mother country, etc.) transform in correspondence
to national and international historical developments.

The workshops will be structured as follows:
- The first workshop, preparatory to the discussion, will aim to
open a channel of dialogue and discussion among historians and political
scientists, in order to launch a debate on the declination of the populist
phenomenon and identify some assumptions concerning the methodological
differences that both disciplines find when analysing the phenomenon
- The second workshop will focus on the analysis of the first
populist or "proto-populist" experiences that took place in the nineteenth
and twentieth centuries.
- The third workshop will deal with experiences on the European and
international scene in the inter-war years. On this occasion, it will be
essential to examine and debate on the populist (or not) nature of the
authoritarian and totalitarian regimes.
- The fourth workshop will be dedicated to "populist" experiences
after WW2.

We invite those who are interested to send proposals examining the
phenomenon of populism in a historical perspective.

Proposals which intend to examine the following topics will be well-
appreciated:
- The US People’s Party
- experiences and theories of populism in Eastern Europe
- Populism in authoritarian and totalitarian regimes
- L’Uomo Qualunque
- Le Poujadisme
- Populism in Latin America

Please send an abstract (max 300 words) and a biosketch (max 100 words) to
seminari_populismi@libero.it by 15 June 2013.

Posted by sarayu at 01:44 PM

April 08, 2013

CFP Conference: Central Europe and the English-Speaking World

Deadline: June 1, 2013

Central Europe and the English-Speaking World
An International Conference
29 July-02 August 2013
Debrecen, Hungary

The conference will be organized by Debrecen Summer School
in association with the
Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen (Hungary),
Poznan University College of Business (Poland) and
Emanuel University (Romania)

1.Description of the Conference

The conference organizers invite scholarly papers which investigate the interrelationships and interactions between the countries and cultures of Central Europe and the English-Speaking World in any walk of life including the arts and sciences, languages and literatures, history and economics, politics and sociology. The interdisciplinary conference—which is organized by three Central European institutions of higher education with a significant network of international connections—is designed to bring together primarily but not at all exclusively PhD students and young scholars whose main professional aim is to build an intellectual bridge of better understanding between Central Europe and the English-Speaking countries. Traditional lectures and presentations will be supplemented with workshops and roundtable discussions. Participants of the conference will have the opportunity to experience and/or take part in some traditional Hungarian cultural events.


2.Major Topics

Papers are expected to include but not limited to the following topics:
—Language and Literature
—Religion and Philosophy
—Music and the Performing Arts
—Architecture and the Fine Arts
—Economy and Politics
—Cultural Studies
—Gender Studies
—Social Studies
—Education and Pedagogy
—Diplomacy and International Relations
—History and Geography
—Science and Technology

3. Preliminary Programme

Sunday: Arrival
Monday: 09:00-11:00 Registration
11:00-12:30 Opening Ceremony with 2 plenary lectures
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session(s) 1 (if necessary: 1A, 1B, … simultaneously)
16:00-17:00 Sightseeing in Debrecen
19:00- Welcome Party
Tuesday: 09:00-10:30 Session(s) 2/(Sub-)Plenaries
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session(s) 3/Workshops
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session(s) 4
19:00- Hungarian Folk Night with singing and dancing
Wednesday: 09:00-10:30 Session(s) 5/(Sub-)Plenaries
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session(s) 6/Workshops/Roundtable Discussions
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Free Programme
Thursday: 09:00-15:30 Cultural Programme: Visiting cultural institutions in Debrecen
(Csokonai Theatre, Déri Museum, Cultural Centre, etc.)
and/or Meeting with Hungarian Students/Scholars
Friday: 09:00-10:30 Session(s) 7/(Sub-)Plenaries
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session(s) 8/Workshops/Roundtable Discussions
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Closing Session
19:00 Farewell Party
Saturday: Optional Excursion to Oradea, Romania
(not included in the conference fee)

4. Costs of the Conference

Registration Fee: 30 EUR
Conference Fee: 85 EUR
Accommodation: 95 EUR (double room)
150 EUR (single room)
Meals (3 times a day): 90 EUR
Excursion: 45 EUR

If you want to present a paper, please send an abstract of maximum 200 words
no later than 20 May 2013
to the following email address: debrecen@nyariegyetem.hu

Application deadline: 1 June 2013


For further information please contact Dr. Péter Szaffkó at peterszaffko@yahoo.com

Posted by sarayu at 10:32 AM