Middle East Technical University (METU) Department of International Relations calls for proposals for pre-organized panels, roundtables and individual papers for its tenth METU Conference on International Relations to be held between June 15-17, 2011 in Ankara, Turkey.
The Conference aims to provide the broadest possible forum for evaluating and questioning the state of International Relations (IR), covering issues such as the underpinnings of IR as a separate academic discipline, the degree of success of interdisciplinary approaches to IR, research and teaching on IR in Turkey and around the world, and IR as an academic sector. Panel and paper proposals on what may be called sub-disciplines under the IR framework are also welcome in order to facilitate the exchange of views on, for instance, theories of IR, foreign policy analysis, political economy, critical security studies, politics of identity, or area studies.
In addition, the Conference invites scholars and practitioners of IR to critically assess traditional concepts of the discipline such as power, identity, norms, legitimacy, multilateralism, multipolarity, and nation-building. Participants are also encouraged to elaborate on these in relation to various contemporary questions including the financial crisis, climate change, terrorism, armament policies, energy security, development and aid policies, the rise of new powers in global politics, interventionism, and the future of international organisations.
The Conference will therefore facilitate a stock-taking exercise as well as identification of future trends in international relations, concerning not only the discipline itself but also the practice. A non-exhaustive list of themes for the Conference is provided on the Conference website.
Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University.
İnönü Bulvarı, 06531 Ankara, TURKEY
Tel: +90 312 210 20 84 and +90 312 210 20 85
Dept Tel: +90 312 210 20 16
Fax: +90 312 210 79 83
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