The University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology Joint PhD Program in Religious and Theological Studies, in co-operation with the University of Denver Office of Special Programs and Conferences and the DU’s Human Trafficking Clinic, invites proposals for an international conference on “Religion, Human Trafficking, and Modern Slavery” to be held April 1-3, 2011 on the campuses of the two institutions.
Proposals can be for one of three types of sessions:
Workshops and demonstrations
All proposals should be sent electronically to DUIliffConference@gmail.com. Proposals should be accompanied by CV or resume, including academic position and institutional/organizational affiliation (if applicable), and contact information (email, telephone, FAX, mailing address). Proposals must be received no later than Nov. 15, 2010, after which they will be reviewed by the conference program committee. Program notifications will go out in the first week of January, 2011. Proposals should follow these guidelines:
Academic papers/Symposia. Each paper will be allotted 20 minutes to deliver. Symposia will be allotted 90 minutes. Proposals should be submitted in the form of an abstract of 800-1500 words and (1) address the research or policy literature pertaining to the specific formulation of the issue 2) suggest how the analysis, or contextualization, of the issue will proceed; and 3) clearly state how the paper advances the public as well as scholarly understanding of problems of human trafficking.
Preference will be given to papers that reflect a solid discipline-based grasp of the issue while offering theoretical insights as well as empirical data or practical recommendations. Proposals that entail mainly personal narratives, memoirs, testimonies, journalistic accounts, or public appeals should be submitted as part of the panels and presentations section.
Workshops and Demonstrations. These sessions are intended for non-profit/non-governmental organizations. Proposals should contain in a narrative of 800 to 1200 words 1) contact information and tax-status; (2) the names and positions of its participants, and its intended audience 2) the history and mission of the organization itself, including the number of years in operation; 3) the geographic scope of its operations; 4) a profile of its leadership, sponsors, supporters, members, and/or employees; 5) its general or specific involvement in issues of human trafficking and (6) the particular ongoing projects that educate, publicize, or work with victims of human trafficking and/or modern slavery. Workshops or demonstrations should provide a rationale for a time allocation of 30, 60 or 90 minutes.
Panels/Poster sessions/Presentations. Proposals should contain the following information in a narrative of 800-1200 words: contact information of of panel members/poster presenter(s) as well as the moderator (if not the same as the person submitting the proposal) and a general description of the topic. They should also any audio-visual equipment or room arrangements that are necessary. LCD projectors will be provided.
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