CIPS Graduate Student Conference
Coping with Change in Global Affairs
4th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS),
University of Ottawa
March 22-23, 2012
Call for papers
This annual conference is organized by graduate students with the support of the Centre for International Policy Studies and is intended to be fully interdisciplinary in nature. The conference aims to include both empirically and theoretically interesting research. It aims to include contributions from various disciplines such as law, political science, gender studies, geography, economics, sociology and many others from graduate students in universities across Canada and beyond.
To this end, CIPS is calling for paper abstracts in English or French from graduate students at Canadian universities.
Papers may address specific issues or develop more conceptual analyses on the impact of changeon the policymaking process and/or on academic understandings of international affairs. In particular, the conference wishes to:
• Foster innovative scholarship and conversation on the potential impacts of change in the international system (climate, politics, economics, governance theory, policy-making, etc.) on various actors’ political stability or security, and strategies to address these challenges;
• Further our understanding of how issues across disciplines are affected and challenged by shifts/issues in other disciplines;
• Identify possible constraints of existing policy interventions and actions (economic incentives, political cooperation, norms, institutions, etc.); andrisk assessment tools related to the prevention of political, security, environmental and economic crises; and
• Advance theoretical and conceptual understandings of international affairs in light of the ongoing, rapid change in the world system.
Abstracts should be no more than 500 words in length and should be submitted along with a short biography and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2012 (11:59 EST).
Those who are accepted for participation will be notified in the beginning of February. Financial assistance will also be considered to offset the travel related costs of participation, but will be contingent on other funding sources being explored first. For further information, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
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