Conference on Divided Societies VI: Conflict and Security
22 April to 3 May 2003
Sharp societal divisions frequently create security dilemmas both within states and beyond their borders. Certain divided societies, however, avoid both internal and external conflict. The sixth annual Conference on Divided Societies will reconsider conventional wisdom about the relationship between societal–particularly ethnic and religious–diversity and the necessary conditions for domestic and international security in an era of “internal wars” and a “war on terrorism.” The two-week conference combines seminars for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students with opportunities for the presentation of scholarly research. More information can be found on the conference website.
Call for Papers
Conference organizers invite seminars and paper presentations from faculty and advanced graduate students. Proposals should address the topic of security in diverse societies in ways that move beyond a narrow focus on "international security." Topics may include not only questions of military and state security but also ecological, cultural and socio-psychological aspects of security (and insecurity) as well as practical aspects of preserving security and rebuilding trust in post-conflict situations. Papers may focus on the experience of particular countries or regions (not limited to the former Yugoslavia) or broader multi-national and historical comparisons.
Paper Proposal Application: Please send an abstract of approximately 250 words and a curriculum vitae to the email address below.
Deadline: February 1, 2003 (earlier submissions will receive preference in scheduling)
Call for Student Participation
Conference organizers invite participation from graduate and advanced undergraduate students. Past conferences have included student participants from western, central and eastern Europe, as well as North America and South America. Student activities include daily seminars and lectures, films, dinners with fellow students and excursions in southern Croatia. Participating students may apply for academic credit through Wayne State University in Detroit.
Student Application: Please a send brief letter of interest containing your current academic status and contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: March 1, 2003
Kevin Deegan Krause
Department of Political Science
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48220
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