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July 2014

24 Proposal deadline, (ICD) Institute for Cultural Diplomacy: The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Africa 2014

Sponsor: Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

Dates: July 25, 2014-May 28, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: July 24, 2014

Registration Deadline: July 24, 2014

Location: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Website: http://www.icd-international-symposium-africa.org

Conference Description: 

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Africa 2014 will present the importance of building cultural bridges for the benefits of African national security, economy, and well-being of African citizens, while illustrating the cost-effective advantages of such programs compared to other policy alternatives.

25 (ICD) Institute for Cultural Diplomacy: The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Africa 2014

Sponsor: Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

Dates: July 25, 2014-May 28, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: July 24, 2014

Registration Deadline: July 24, 2014

Location: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Website: http://www.icd-international-symposium-africa.org

Conference Description: 

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Africa 2014 will present the importance of building cultural bridges for the benefits of African national security, economy, and well-being of African citizens, while illustrating the cost-effective advantages of such programs compared to other policy alternatives.

30 Proposal deadline, (KYSYPE/CAPS) Cypriot Association of Political Science: Politics in Crisis

Sponsor: Cypriot Association of Political Science

Dates: November 21, 2014-November 22, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: July 30, 2014

Registration Deadline: November 21, 2014

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus

Website: http://www.kysype.org/en/

Conference Description: 

Abstract

Contemporary politics is in crisis. Public discourse and political practice is overwhelmingly concerned with problems that escalate threat, uncertainty and urgency and undermine the routine operation of the systems within which we live and act. Politicians and the mass media, governments, civil society and radical social movements, national and supranational institutions, are busy addressing the causes and effects of crises and legitimate their own actions or inactions by constant reference to crisis. At the same time, there is increasing understanding that the wide range of governmental and non-governmental responses to crises, are inadequate and can sometimes cause or exacerbate social problems. This is especially the case in places of violent conflict and where acceptable standards of living have been seriously depleted and can no longer be guaranteed for a part of the population. Political scientists are therefore called upon to understand and explain the complex predicaments and implications of living and politically operating in a crisis world.

The first conference of the newly established Cyprus Association of Political Science, calls for papers and panels that address the following as well as other related thematic issues:

• Democratic accountability and the radicalization of politics
• Shifts in political behaviour, culture and public opinion
• Intra- and post-crisis transitions
• Crisis diplomacy and global governance
• Economic crisis and variations of capitalism
• Emerging (in)securities and state response
• The role of the media in communicating crises
• Online and offline protest movements
• Parties, Elections and voting behaviour

There will also be one or more special panels on the Cyprus crisis.

Submissions

Paper submissions must include a title, an abstract of less than 200 words and at least one author identified by name and institutional affiliation.

Panel submissions must include an abstract of less than 200 words and 4-5 papers. Additionally, panel submissions can include both a Chair and a Discussant; otherwise, a Chair and a Discussant will be assigned to the panel in case of acceptance.
Please submit paper/panel proposals to:
[email protected] and/or [email protected]

Travel Grants

A few travel grants will be available for doctoral students whose paper is accepted for presentation at the conference. Those interested should include a statement of interest for a travel grant in their paper/panel application.


Key Dates

The submission deadline for participation in the conference is 30 July 2014.

Decisions will be announced by 25 August 2014.

The programme of the conference will be announced by 10 September 2014.

Registration will take place at the conference.

Completed papers must be circulated to Chairs, Discussants and other members of the assigned panel by 10 November 2014.

30 (cii) cii - Centre for International Intervention, University of Surrey, UK: Reconceptualising ‘International Intervention’

Sponsor: cii - Centre for International Intervention, University of Surrey, UK

Dates: July 30, 2014-July 31, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 31, 2014

Registration Deadline: June 02, 2014

Location: Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/politics/news/events/2014/reconceptualising_international_intervention.htm

Conference Description: 

CONFERENCE BACKGROUND

This is the first in a 3-year, ESRC-funded, seminar series entitled: “Explaining the Intervention Matrix: Theory and Practice from Northern and Southern Perspectives”.

The concept of ‘International Intervention’ remains relatively undefined in both the academic and policy literature. Much Western intervention in the recent period has been characterised under the label of ‘humanitarian intervention’. Put crudely, this describes coercive military intervention to achieve humanitarian ends. But intervention by outside actors, usually from powerful countries in the North, in the affairs of poorer countries in the South has always taken a much broader course. From the activities of Britain’s East India Company in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries to those of the World Bank and international NGOs in the late 20th international intervention has occupied many different shapes and forms. Now, in the 21st century, the very context of intervention is changing fundamentally and at gathering speed; economic globalisation, disruptive technological innovation, shifting power relations between North and South all challenge established models and allow the emergence of new ones. Intervention may occur to secure an economic end state as much as a political one and appears less as a series of separate episodes and more as a set of continuous processes, involving a wider range of actors impacting on each other in an increasingly interdependent world. New tools such as those exploiting cyberspace and those geared at manipulating currencies to expand – or contract – markets are increasingly powerful.

CONFERENCE THEMES

The conference will map current theoretical approaches to international intervention and critique new and emerging frameworks for conceptualising this issue. It will attempt to answer the question whether it is possible and useful to understand and frame intervention in a holistic way. In particular it will seek to establish a framework that encompasses the motivations and expectations of interveners and the consequences both intended and unintended of intervention, comparing the perspectives of people ‘on the receiving end’ of international intervention with those of the outsiders who intervene. This framework will then be used to help shape the remaining seminars in the series.

Professor Mark Duffield, Professor Emeritus at the University of Bristol, has agreed in principle to be a keynote speaker at the conference.

Proposals are sought, both from academia and from the practitioner community, for papers and posters looking at international intervention with regard to, for example:
•economic globalisation;
•disruptive technological innovation;
•shifting power relations between North and South;
•challenges to established models of intervention;
•new and emerging tools of intervention;
•new theoretical models of intervention.

Other angles are also welcome and contributions are sought from a range of disciplines including, but not limited to, international relations, international development, security studies, and international law. The conference aims to break new ground and generate a fresh perspective on the topic.

Limited funds may be available for postgraduate bursaries.

Abstracts (maximum 300 words) are requested by 31 March 2014.
Further details: www.surrey.ac.uk/cii

30 (cii) Centre for International Intervention, University of Surrey: Reconceptualising ‘International Intervention’

Sponsor: Centre for International Intervention, University of Surrey

Dates: July 30, 2014-July 31, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 31, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 30, 2014

Location: Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/politics/news/events/2014/reconceptualising_international_intervention.htm

Conference Description: 

In much contemporary discourse, ‘international intervention’ in response to situations of crisis and conflict connotes coercive, military, intervention. But intervention by outside actors, usually from powerful countries in the North, in the affairs of poorer countries in the South has always taken a much broader course. Now, in the 21st century, the context and nature of intervention is changing fundamentally and at speed. Intervention may occur for economic and financial as well as political purposes and appears less as a series of separate episodes and more as a set of continuous processes, involving a wider range of actors impacting on each other in an increasingly interdependent world.

Taking an inter-disciplinary approach, this ESRC-funded conference to be held on 30-31 July 2014 at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, will seek to establish a framework that accounts for the motivations and expectations of interveners and the consequences both intended and unintended of intervention, comparing the perspectives of people ‘on the receiving end’ of international intervention with those of the outsiders who intervene.

Proposals are sought, both from academia and from the practitioner community, for papers and posters looking at international intervention with regard to, for example:

• economic globalisation;
• disruptive technological innovation;
• shifting power relations between North and South;
• challenges to established models of intervention;
• new and emerging tools of intervention;
• new theoretical models of intervention.

Other angles are also welcome and contributions are sought from a range of disciplines. The conference aims to break new ground and generate a fresh perspective on the topic.

Limited funds may be available for post-graduate bursaries.

Abstracts (maximum 300 words) are requested by 31 March 2014.

For further details and an online submission form, please visit the conference page
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/politics/news/events/2014/reconceptualising_international_intervention.htm

August 2014

01 Proposal deadline, (SPSA) Southern Political Science Association: Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting

Sponsor: Southern Political Science Association

Dates: January 15, 2015-January 17, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: August 01, 2014

Registration Deadline: December 07, 2014

Location: New Orleans, LA, United States

Website: http://spsa.net

Conference Description: 

The Southern Political Science Association is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 Annual Meeting. The SPSA conference is one of the oldest and largest Political Science Conferences in the United States.The SPSA prides itself in hosting an excellent Annual Meeting, valuable to those interested in presenting research and networking with political scientists from around the world. Join the SPSA in its mission to nurture an intellectually charged environment where scholars come together from around the world to discuss topics ranging across the entire spectrum of national and international political issues. It is our goal that participants have the opportunity to discuss ideas, theories, and research with colleagues within the field of political science and strive to make improvements within the discipline.

01 Proposal deadline, Harvard University: Harvard Graduate Conference in Political Theory

Sponsor: Harvard University

Dates: October 31, 2014-November 01, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: August 01, 2014

Website: http://tinyurl.com/harvardtheory

Conference Description: 

The Department of Government (FAS) at Harvard University will host its annual conference for graduate students in political theory and political philosophy on October 31–November 1, 2014. Papers on any theme or topic within political theory — from the history of political thought to contemporary normative theory — will be considered. Between six and eight papers will be accepted.

Submissions are due via email in PDF form by August 1, 2014. Papers will be refereed by current Harvard graduate students, and acceptance notices will be sent by early September. Please limit each submission to 7,500 words (about 20 double-spaced pages). Essays longer than 10,000 words will not be considered. Each submission should include two PDF files: one with the paper formatted for blind review (free of personal and institutional information), and the other including a cover page with the title of the paper, an abstract (250 words max.), and your name, email address, and institutional affiliation.

The keynote speaker will be Danielle Allen, UPS Foundation Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Conference presentations should last no longer than 10 minutes. Each presentation will be accompanied by comments from a Harvard graduate student. Presenters will have a chance to answer questions during a general discussion period after the presentation.

Food and housing will be provided by the Government Department and its graduate students. Unfortunately, Harvard will not be able to provide funds for transportation.


Questions, comments, and submissions should be sent to


For more information, please visit the conference website at
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04 (IfAA) Institute of English and American Studies, University of Osnabrück: 5th International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law

Sponsor: Institute of English and American Studies, University of Osnabrück

Dates: August 04, 2014-August 16, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 15, 2014

Location: Osnabrueck, Germany

Website: http://www.osi.uni-osnabrueck.de/

Conference Description: 

The fifth International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law will be held from August 4 to 16, 2014, at the University of Osnabrück, Germany. Hosted by the Institute of English and American Studies (IfAA), the Osnabrück Summer Institute seeks to bring together advanced graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral students of the humanities and/or the law from around the world to promote and examine the interdisciplinary study and research of law and culture.

During the two week program, students will partake in a unique experience of scholarly collaboration and exchange through workshops, public lectures, panel discussions, excursions and a final symposium. Participating faculty in this year’s Summer Institute include:

* Rosemary J. Coombe (York University, Toronto)
* Helle Porsdam (University of Copenhagen)
* Fiona Macmillan (Birkbeck School of Law, University of London)
* Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Aarhus U)
* Joseph Slaughter (Columbia U)
* Leti Volpp (U of California, Berkeley)

with more faculty to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The Institute will offer a total of four workshops for 20-30 international participants (doctoral, post-doctoral and advanced M.A.) over a two-week period. The first workshop will be concerned with basic theories, concepts and perspectives within the emerging field of cultural legal studies, focusing specifically on the range and potential of interdisciplinary studies and approaches. The remaining three workshops will focus on key areas of critical inquiry that have been central to the dynamic development of the field:

* The tripartite relationship between culture, cultural rights, and the nation state
* The historical development and current debates about culture as heritage, property and as a resource and its legal definition and regulation (including concepts such as copyright, intellectual property and authorship)
* The cultural presence and representation of the law and the role of culture in the representation and dissemination of the concept of rights (e.g. law and literature, life writing and human rights, visual culture and rights rhetoric)

Applications are to be submitted at http://www.osi.uni-osnabrueck.de/admission/ by March 15, 2014

Please submit any questions to our coordinator Dr. Sabine Meyer at the following adress: [email protected]

04 Athens Institute for Education and Research: Annual International Conference on Social Sciences, 4-7 August 2014, Athens, Greece

Sponsor: Athens Institute for Education and Research

Dates: August 04, 2014-August 07, 2014

Location: Athens, Greece

Website: http://www.atiner.gr/social.htm

Conference Description: 

The Social Sciences Research Division (SSRD) of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is organizing its first Annual International Conference on Social Sciences which will be held in Athens, Greece on 4-7 August 2014. In the past, the five research units of SSRD have organized 45 annual international conferences on economics, sociology psychology, politics & International Affairs, as well as the mass media & Communication. Papers from all branches of social sciences are welcome: Anthropology, Media and Communication Studies, Economics, Education, Human Geography, Political science, Public Administration, Psychology and Sociology. Papers on Social Research and Social Theory are also welcome.
The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, 2 lunches, the official dinner (Greek Night of entertainment), coffee breaks and conference material. In addition, a number of cultural and educational activities are being organized such as an urban walk around Athens (which will include the Acropolis), an additional dinner, a special one-day cruise to the Greek islands and a visit to Delphi. Special arrangements will be made with local hotels for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate.
Please submit a 300-word abstract before 20 March 2014 via email, [email protected] to: Dr. Gregory A. Katsas, Head, Sociology Research Unit, ATINER and Associate Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece. 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. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form available at http://www.atiner.gr/2014/FORM-SOS.doc.
If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos ([email protected]), President, ATINER. The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic association and its mission is to act as a forum, where academics and researchers - from all over the world - can meet in Athens in order 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: [email protected]

28 (APSA) American Political Science Association: 110th APSA Annual Meeting: Politics After the Digital Revolution

Sponsor: American Political Science Association

Dates: August 28, 2014-August 31, 2014

Registration Deadline: June 01, 2014

Location: Washington, DC, United States

Website: http://www.apsanet.org/content_77049.cfm?navID=1063

Conference Description: 

The 2014 Annual Meeting will take place in Washington, DC, from August 28-31, 2014. More than 6,000 political scientists typically attend the Annual Meeting. Meetings in DC have historically drawn the largest attendance.These attendees are authors, professors and scholars. These are decision-makers responsible for curriculum development in both individual classes and political science departments. All panels, business meetings, receptions, special events, and exhibits will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and the Washington Hilton. Registration and exhibits will be located in the Marriott Wardman Park.

29 Proposal deadline, (RSA) Regional Studies Assocation: RSA Early Career Conference in conjunction with Regional Studies, Regional Science Open Access Journal

Sponsor: Regional Studies Assocation

Dates: October 30, 2014-October 31, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: August 29, 2014

Registration Deadline: August 29, 2014

Location: 219 Portobello, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/regional-studies-association-early-career-conference-2014

Conference Description: 

The Regional Studies Association encourages submissions of abstracts to our annual Early Career conference, to be held in Sheffield in October 2014. This exciting conference, sponsored by new open access journal Regional Studies, Regional Science, will provide early career researchers with the opportunity to network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and science. The objective of the conference is bring together students and early career researchers* to present and debate their work in a welcoming and stimulating environment, with a view to getting invaluable feedback and new ideas and learning more about how and where to publish their research results. One session will focus on how the publishing environment is changing and the new opportunities it creates. A number of distinguished Plenary Speakers will be in attendance, in addition to the Editors-in-Chief of Regional Studies, Regional Science. Participants working in the following areas are invited to submit an abstract, though we welcome all submissions with a regional studies or regional science focus.

Conference Themes:

Urban & Regional Development & Policy
New Challenges in Urban Planning
New Economic Geography
Big Data & Regions
Climate Change & Sustainability
Urban & Regional Governance
Politics & Territory
Innovation & Knowledge
Mega-regions
City Regions
Regional Mapping & Visualisation
Clusters & Smart Specialisation
Labour Markets & Migration
Spatial Justice

30 (PluriCourts) PluriCourts, University of Oslo, Norway: The Legitimacy and Effectiveness of International Criminal Tribunals

Sponsor: PluriCourts, University of Oslo, Norway

Dates: August 30, 2014-August 31, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: November 01, 2013

Location: Oslo, Norway

Website: http://www.jus.uio.no/ior/english/research/events/conferences/2014/20140830-pluricourts-call-for-papers.html

Conference Description: 

This conference seeks papers pursuing empirical, normative, comparative or theoretical approaches to the study of ICTs. We welcome contributions from law and social science, including philosophy, sociology, criminology, psychology and history.

Time:
Pluricourts Call for papers - legitimacy and effectiveness of international criminal courts Aug 30, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014 Add to calendar
An aim of this conference is to assess the legitimacy of the international criminal courts (ICTs), and pursue identification of lessons learned from comparative studies of the tribunals: best practices that may be applied by ICTs and other relevant mechanisms. Below are some suggested topics:

Fairness, Application of Legal Standards, and the Relationship to the Security Council
Evaluating the Effectiveness of ICTs
Cross-Fertilization of ICT with Other Regimes and Complementarity
Towards the Future: Facing Funding and Legitimacy Challenges
We also welcome submission of abstracts addressing other related issues.

More details in The Legitimacy and Effectiveness of International Criminal Tribunals Conference website pdf attachment.

September 2014

02 SGEM Conferences: International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts

Sponsor: SGEM Conferences

Dates: September 02, 2014-September 07, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: May 26, 2014

Registration Deadline: July 21, 2014

Location: Albena, Varna, Bulgaria

Website: http://sgemsocial.org/

Conference Description: 

It is an honor for us to invite you to the International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts, where we bring together scientists, educators, and practitioners representing research and educational institutions, companies, government agencies and consulting organizations from all over the world to exchange ideas, to define research priorities in the above fields and to propose potential solutions to problems related to the global changes. Over the past years, we have established high standards in publishing research papers, stimulating their progress and achievements. Papers approved by the Review Committee are published into the SGEM CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (ABSTRACTS+FULL PAPERS) (ISSN: 1314-2704) indexed by Thomson Reuters, ISI Web of Knowledge, Web of Science, CrossRef, ELSEVIER Products, Scopus, ProQuest, EBSCO, Mendeley, CiteULike, Google Scholar.
SGEM Social&Arts considers questions concerned with Psychology, Sociology and Education; Economics, Finance and Law; Anthropology, Archeology, History and Philosophy; Arts, Architecture and Design, Music, Theatre.

The conference will be organized in Workshops and Invited Sessions that will be held alongside with the conference oral sessions and presentations. This is an international forum where open detailed and constructive discussions, consider pressing issues, express divergent views, introduce new ideas, analyze concepts, and review doctrines. The concurrent SGEM Expo, related to the conference topics, is another excellent opportunity to promote a company and to meet potential clients and business partners. All the sessions are accompanied with various social events to make the conference a pleasant experience in of its all aspects.
All theoretical, methodological and conceptual reports concerning Social Sciences and Arts are expected with a great interest. Special attention will be given to reports, proposing science based ideas for decision-making and adaptation to the new reality of global changes. During the Official Award Ceremony that will be on the last day, authors of the Best Presentations (Oral/PhD/Poster) will be awarded by the Scientific Committee with special crystal plaques

03 (ISCI) The International Society for Child Indicators: A Mentoring Workshop for Recent Ph.Ds. and Ph.D. Students in Child Well-Being

Sponsor: The International Society for Child Indicators

Dates: September 03, 2014-September 04, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: June 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: August 15, 2014

Location: Baltimore, MD, United States

Website: http://isci.chapinhall.org/

Conference Description: 

The International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI), in collaboration with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applies Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, the Haruv Institute and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, will hold mentoring workshop for Ph.D. students. The workshop will take place September 3-4, 2014 at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore. MD. Abstracts are due June 15. More information can be found on ISCI’s website: http://isci.chapinhall.org/

05 (FIIA) Finnish Institute of International Affairs: Geoeconomics as Foreign Policy Strategy: Comparing Regional Powers

Sponsor: Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Dates: September 05, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: April 04, 2014

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Website: http://www.fiia.fi/en/news/2248/call_for_papers_geoeconomics_as_foreign_policy_strategy_-_comparing_regional_powers_workshop/

Conference Description: 

Geoeconomic power and its use are a crucial, albeit understudied, aspect of today’s international relations. Traditionally, power has been thought of in geopolitical rather than geoeconomic terms. Looking at the balance of power from such a traditional geopolitical perspective, the world looks doggedly unipolar, with the US as the undisputed hegemon on the basis of its military power. However, applying geoeconomic lenses, the balance of power looks different. The US appears to be in decline and the balance of power multipolar. From a realist geopolitical perspective, we would expect rising powers to start balancing militarily against the US. Yet, there is still little evidence of that. Instead, we are more likely to observe efforts towards “soft balancing”, i.e. through economic methods, something a geoeconomic perspective is better able to detect. Generally, the imperatives of economic development are starkly evident in the foreign policies of the BRIC countries. A crucial question thus concerns to what extent the relative decline of military concerns and rise of economic security concerns is redefining the classical balance-of-power concept, and whether geoeconomics has risen to rival geopolitics as a strategic desideratum in the foreign policies of regional powers. Recent developments seem to denote a newfound economy-oriented notion of foreign policy Realism that understands the global political economy in terms of a zero-sum competition in which one side’s gain is another’s relative loss. Some observers even speak of a new geoeconomic game, where economic power is leveraged aggressively to extract concessions and pressure neighboring countries. Tensions over resource access (energy, food, and water) also appear to be on the rise. Such intensified resource stress is said to be propelling economic security to the center of the global agenda and, thus, for geoeconomics to become paramount in the concerns of regional powers’ policy calculus. This workshop will focus on what role the geoeconomics approach play in the foreign policy strategy of regional powers and whether its role has been elevated over the last decade. Comparing to what extent geoeconomics has emerged to rival geopolitics in the strategic thinking of regional powers and the means they deploy to operate in geoeconomic space, should help clarify whether and how geoeconomics is redefining power and the rules of the contemporary balance of power game. Professor Andrew Hurrell, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford, has been confirmed as the initial keynote speaker. An open call is now announced seeking additional papers by IR scholars focusing on foreign policy of regional powers, economic and resource security, the interplay between economy and foreign policy and other geo-economic aspects of international relations. The aim is then to publish the papers from the workshop as peer-reviewed articles in a special issue/section of a forefront journal of IR. Conference registration for the event is free of charge with travel and accommodation to be funded by the participants themselves. Abstract submission for paper proposals should be sent to [email protected] with the deadline set at April 4, 2014.

15 Proposal deadline, (EMU) Eastern Mediterranean University: ICOINE 2014

Sponsor: Eastern Mediterranean University

Dates: October 29, 2014-October 31, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: September 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: October 01, 2014

Location: AS Hotel, Milano, Italy

Website: http://icoine2014.org/

Conference Description: 

The main goal of this conference is to present and discuss new trends in interdisciplinary in education. ICOINE - 2014 conference is supported by many universities and organizations. ICOINE - 2014 has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who love to share ideas. ICOINE - 2014 invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, round tables, posters/demonstrations and workshops. The proceedings book will be published in e-book format after conference. Participants will be able to reach and download e-book from www.icoine2014.org web site.

17 (RAI) Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford: The Rights of the Political Minority in America

Sponsor: Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford

Dates: September 17, 2014-September 18, 2014

Location: 1a South Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk/conferences

Conference Description: 

This conference will meet in the shadow of a debate about the future of the rules governing the filibuster in the United States Senate, where the rights of individual senators and the minority party to hold up business have never seemed stronger, but also in the context of a period where the rights of minority parties in state-level governments have seemed as weak as they have ever been. It is hoped, therefore, that this conference will attract the interest not only of historians of American government, but political scientists and practitioners.

A persistent tension in American thought and a continuing problem for political science revolves around the principle of rule by the majority on the one hand and the protection of the rights of the political minority on the other. The problem dates to the very earliest days of the republic and is more easily stated than resolved.
It is the aim of this conference to bring together historians and political scientists, inviting papers on both the conditions under which minority parties have been able to assert their rights within legislatures, and considering the subject of minority-party rights in the wider discourse of American politics and in works of political philosophy. The papers presented at the conference, which will be pre-circulated, will be published in a volume divided in to two sections, Part 1 dealing with the rights of the congressional minority party, charted throughout American history, and Part 2 dealing with the rights of the political minority as understood more generally by politicians and political philosophers in different periods.

How widely shared has been the belief that majorities should rule? Under what circumstances has the right of the minority party to stall or even frustrate legislation been recognised? How does this particular ‘check’ on the will of the majority interact with the other ‘checks and balances’ provided for by the Federal Constitution? It is not the aim of the conference to provide normative answers to these questions, but rather to chart the various ways in which they have been approached, highlighting the distinctive approaches of different eras. Though not a central aim of the conference, it is hoped that papers will contrast Congressional practice with that of state-level legislative bodies. How is minority party obstructionism shaped by partisan preferences, institutional opportunities, and growing partisan polarization? Are parties engaged in a zero-sum game over policy content? Is ‘cost-free filibustering’ really cost-free?

26 Hellenic African Studies Network and Sciences-Po Bordeaux: The European Union and Africa: The Interregional Dynamics

Sponsor: Hellenic African Studies Network and Sciences-Po Bordeaux

Dates: September 26, 2014-September 28, 2014

Location: Athens, Greece

Website: http://hellenicafricanstudies.wordpress.com

Conference Description: 

CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

The European Union and Africa:
The Interregional Dynamics

Athens, Greece, 26-28 September 2014

Scientific Committee
Prof. Maurizio Carbone, University of Glasgow, UK
Prof. Tony Chafer, University of Portsmouth, UK
Prof. Daniel Compagnon, Sciences Po Bordeaux, France
Prof. Robert Kappel, GIGA, Universität Hamburg, Germany
Prof. Gorm Rye Olsen, Roskilde University, Denmark
Prof. Daniella Sicurelli, University of Trento, Italy
Prof. Ian Taylor, University of St. Andrews, UK


All papers should be original and submitted for circulation to conference participants in advance. The best papers will be included in a collective volume to be published by a renowned international publisher.

Conference Topics
The outcome of 4th EU-Africa Summit, which took place in Brussels on 2-3 April 2014, is bound to influence the way Africa-EU affairs will develop in the years to come. A Roadmap 2014-2017 was adopted to revamp the Joint Africa-EU Strategy as the strategic political reference for bilateral relations. Undoubtedly a lot has changed since the 3rd Summit held in Libya in November 2010. Many an African country have been experiencing rapid economic growth with democratic governance on the rise, while Europe is coming out a damaging financial and banking crisis, which has also revealed deep political and institutional rifts and divisions. Against this background, the Workshop seeks to bring together scholars and researchers from relevant disciplines (political science, international relations, law, economics, sociology, etc.) to discuss from both an African and a European perspective a broad range of topics on the challenges, the dynamics, the problems and the prospects of the ever developing EU-Africa relationship. Although papers can be proposed on all aspects of the relationship (politics and security, trade and aid) - always focusing on the interregional level, preference will be given to discussion of the following topics and themes:

1. The contemporary status of the relationship: a post-post colonial relationship or a more equitable partnership?
2. The current EU foreign policy architecture and its relevance to relations with Africa.
3. The African Peace and Security Architecture (ASPA) and the role of the EU.
4. The EU and the African Union: contributor, facilitator or strategic partner?
5. The EU and regional integration in Africa,
6. The building stocks of the Africa-EU dialogue including the Joint Africa-EU Strategy, the Pan-African Programme and the European Neighbourhood Policy.
7. EU Development Assistance to Africa.
8. EU and African contributions to the MDGs and the global development agenda beyond 2015.
9. The Economic Partnership Agreements and the future of EU-African trade relations.
10. The EU Common Agricultural Policy and African agriculture.

Keynote speaker: Professor Daniel Bach, Sciences Po Bordeaux

28 (APSA2014) Australian Political Studies Association: Australian Political Studies Association annual meeting, Sydney 2014

Sponsor: Australian Political Studies Association

Dates: September 28, 2014-October 01, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: March 01, 2014

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Website: http://www.apsa2014.org

Conference Description: 

CALL FOR PAPER AND PANEL PROPOSALS

What: Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference
When: Sunday 28 September to Wednesday 1 October 2014
Where: University of Sydney, Australia
Conference theme: Elections, democracies and autocracies
Details: www.apsa2014.org
Deadlines: Proposals must be uploaded online by 1st March 2014.

The annual conference of the Australian Political Studies Association will meet from Sunday 28th September to Wednesday 1st October 2014 at the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Call for Panel and Paper Proposals

The association welcomes paper and panel proposals falling within any area or sub-field within the discipline of political studies, broadly defined. This includes: International Relations, Public Policy, Australian and Indigenous politics, Political Theory, Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics, Thematic stream: Elections, democracy and autocracy, Open stream.

Conference theme: Elections, democracies, and autocracies

In addition, the organizers encourage submissions addressing the main conference theme of ‘Elections, democracies and autocracies’ from multiple disciplinary and methodological approaches.

Pre-APSA Workshops Sunday 28th September

Several thematic workshops held the day before the main conference are designed to bring together scholars presenting research papers around a common topic. Workshops include a graduate student workshop; The legal regulation of political parties; Electoral integrity in Asia-Pacific; Comparative immigration policy and politics; and, The future of environmental movements.

Submission Deadline: 1st March 2014
Contributors are invited to go online to the conference website, www.apsa2014.org by the deadline of 5pm (AEDT) 1st March 2014, to submit a proposal.

More details are available at: www.apsa2014.org

Queries should be sent to the conference assistant: [email protected]

Conference Conveners: Pippa Norris (University of Sydney and Harvard University) and Richard W. Frank (University of Sydney)

30 Proposal deadline, Medieval Institute: International Congress on Medieval Studies

Sponsor: Medieval Institute

Dates: May 08, 2015-May 11, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: September 30, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 08, 2015

Location: Kalamazoo, Mi, United States

Website: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval

Conference Description: 

Call for papers for two sessions on The Medieval Tradition of Natural Law. Session 1-Papers in Honour of Cary J. Nederman’s Contributions to the Study of Natural Law in Medieval Political Philosophy. Session 2- Natural Law and Moral Philosophy
Proposals should be sent to Harvey Brown, Dept. of Political Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Canada
[email protected]

30 Proposal deadline, Hertie School of Governance: Political Economy of International Organizations (PEIO) VIII

Sponsor: Hertie School of Governance

Dates: February 12, 2015-February 14, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: September 30, 2014

Location: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Website: http://www.peio.me

Conference Description: 

Submissions are invited for the eighth annual conference on the political economy of international organizations, to be held at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany, on February 12-14, 2015. The conference brings together economists and political scientists to address political-economy issues related to international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the European Union, and also other international organizations that have as yet received less attention in the academic literature.

Submission of Papers
Both empirical and theoretical papers will be considered. Please submit full papers to [email protected] The deadline for submission is 30 September, 2014. Decisions will be made by 31 October, 2014. The special issue of the Review of International Organizations will focus on Developing Countries and International Organizations, edited by Eric Werker (Harvard University). Submission to the conference does not require submitting to the special issue.

Conference Format, Attendance, and Registration The number of participants will be limited to about 70 to allow for in-depth discussion of each paper. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the entire conference. There is no registration or conference fee. Travel and accommodation are at the expense of participants.

Conference Venue: Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany. Berlin has several airports which are roughly equidistant from downtown Berlin.

Conference Website: www.peio.me

Program committee
Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich)
Lawrence Broz (UC-San Diego)
Renee Bowen (Stanford)
Chad Bown (World Bank)
Axel Dreher (Heidelberg)
Mark Hallerberg (Hertie School)
Simon Hug (Geneva)
Mark Kayser (Hertie School)
Christopher Kilby (Villanova)
Stephen Knack (World Bank)
Katharina Michaelowa (Zurich)
Helen Milner (Princeton)
Daniel Nielson (Brigham Young)
Peter Rosendorff (NYU)
Randall Stone (Rochester)
Michael Tierney (William and Mary)
James Vreeland (Georgetown)
Eric Werker (Harvard)


We look forward to your submission.

October 2014

03 Proposal deadline, University of Warwick: New Directions in International Political Economy

Sponsor: University of Warwick

Dates: May 13, 2015-May 15, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: October 03, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 01, 2015

Location: Coventry, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.warwick.ac.uk/ipeconference

Conference Description: 

CALL FOR PAPERS:
The organizers invite proposals for two types of short papers (3,000–4,000 words in length) based on the conference section themes: 1) theory notes; 2) research notes.

Please submit a paper proposal with a 300-word abstract, author details, institutional affiliation, and section theme to [email protected]

CONFERENCE THEMES:
1: The changing geography of International Political Economy
2: Global development and International Political Economy
3: Gender in International Political Economy
4: Everyday and Cultural Political Economy
5: New actors and networks in International Political Economy

THEORY NOTES:
Theory notes should make a straightforward intervention in an ongoing theoretical or conceptual debate or dilemma that speaks directly to one of the conference section themes on New Directions in IPE. Theory notes should make an important and compelling argument about theoretical innovation and theory development in IPE, and should demonstrate the relevance to empirical research and how this advances the ‘state of the art’ in the field.

RESEARCH NOTES:
Research notes should make a novel and focused contribution to empirical knowledge that speaks directly to one of the conference section themes on New Directions in IPE. Research notes should include preliminary empirical findings that demonstrate the importance and novelty of the research, as well as their relevance to important theoretical or empirical discussions in the field.

09 College of Wooster: Mentoring Conference for New Research on Gender in Political Psychology

Sponsor: College of Wooster

Dates: October 09, 2014-October 12, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: May 01, 2014

Location: Wooster, OH, United States

Website: http://genderandpolipsych.com/

Conference Description: 

This mentoring conference aims to achieve the goal of young female scholars studying political psychology to receive mentoring and to create an ’intentional networks’ of scholars. Such networks should work to keep female scholars from leaving academia through the ‘leaky pipeline,’ which remains a problem for the field of political science in particular and academia more generally.

09 (CSI) African American Studies Program at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island: First Annual African and African Diaspora Studies Conference

Sponsor: African American Studies Program at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island

Dates: October 09, 2014-October 10, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: June 30, 2014

Registration Deadline: September 08, 2014

Location: 2800 Victory Boulevard, New York, United States

Website: None provided

Conference Description: 

First Annual African and African Diaspora Studies Conference

Full name / Name of organization:
The African American Studies Program at The City University of New York, College of Staten Island

Contact email:
[email protected]

The African American Studies Program (soon to be African and African Diaspora Studies Program) at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island announces its First Annual AFRICAN AND AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES CONFERENCE to be held October 9-10, 2014 at the CUNY/College of Staten Island Campus.

This inaugural conference aims to explore the current state of African and African Diaspora Studies. We invite papers presenting emerging research related to African and African Diaspora Studies from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Proposals for individual papers and pre-formed panels will be accepted from academic and independent scholars, advanced graduate students and community leaders.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts/Proposals: June 30, 2014.

Please submit abstracts/proposals electronically to [email protected] (and copy [email protected]).
For individual papers, please provide a clear and useful title for your paper, an abstract describing the paper (250-500 words) and a one-page CV. For pre-formed panels, please provide a clear description of the panel and its goals, the titles of individual papers, appropriate abstracts for the papers, and a one-page CV for each participant.

In the subject line of the email, please include the relevant discipline (eg. African Studies, African American Studies, Africana Studies, Caribbean Studies, Criminal Justice, History, International Relations, Literature, Media Culture, Political Science, Psychology, Social Works, Sociology, etc OR Inter-disciplinary) and a short (1-5 word) title for your paper or panel. Be certain to include the full name, institutional affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address for each presenter. Finally, please indicate whether you will need any audio-visual equipment to present your work.

Complete papers will be requested for review on or before September 08, 2014.
Selected Conference papers will be peer-reviewed and published in one or two edited volumes.

Upon acceptance of abstracts, participants are expected to pay a non-refundable registration fee of $ 100 ($ 50 for students with proof of current school ID). The registration fee can be paid by check, Postal/Bank Monet Order, Western Union or MoneyGram (drawn in US dollars), payable to African American Studies Program, CUNY/College of Staten Island.

Send payment to:
Conference Committee
African American Studies Program
The College of Staten Island/CUNY
2800 Victory Boulevard, 2N-213
Staten Island, New York 10314

10 Proposal deadline, Council for European Studies: 2015 International Conference of Europeanists in Paris - Call for Proposals

Sponsor: Council for European Studies

Dates: July 08, 2015-July 10, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: October 10, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 11, 2015

Location: 27 Rue Saint-Guillaume, France

Website: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/conferences/2015-ces-conference

Conference Description: 

The Council for European Studies (CES) calls for proposals for its 22nd International Conference of Europeanists, taking place on July 8-10, 2015 at Sciences Po in Paris, France. This time, the conference is organized around the theme ’ Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures .’

In many historical moments, Europe’s futures have seemed not simply open and uncertain, but replete with contradiction. Similarly, in contemporary Europe, the responses of both ordinary Europeans and the continent’s collective institutions to the challenges posed by crisis again constitute a series of contradictions—many of which reiterate large questions from Europe’s past, while also affecting the ability of social forces to imagine possible futures.

Today, Europe is a space within which the principle of social solidarity appears firmly rooted, yet also one in which the politics of austerity threaten to erode welfare state commitments. It is a context in which supra-national institutions and transnational social connections have progressed far, but also the scene of substantial efforts to reassert nationalism. It is a setting in which many are disenchanted with mainstream politics, yet also challenged by the possible growth of new movements. These and other tensions manifest themselves in individual lives, social relations, institutions, and collective projects.

Thus, for its 2015 conference, the Council for European Studies (CES) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers that examine such opposing tendencies and, facing forward, consider the many potential futures emerging from the European crisis. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and, in particular, proposals that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. Although it is not mandatory that papers be related to the conference theme, papers that do so are especially welcome.

Proposals may be submitted from August 18 to October 10, 2014.
For more information, please visit our website: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/conferences/2015-ces-conference

17 (APLS) Association for Politics and the Life Sciences: 32nd Annual Conference

Sponsor: Association for Politics and the Life Sciences

Dates: October 17, 2014-October 18, 2014

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Website: http://aplsnet.org/conference.html

Conference Description: 

This year’s theme is “Life Sciences and Public Policy.” Advances in the life sciences have raised questions in a wide range of policy areas such as biosecurity, medicine, the environment, mental health, cognitive enhancement, child development, criminal responsibility, and the ethics and regulation of emerging discoveries. Theme panels and presentations relevant to public policy, political behavior, and ethics are encouraged, although any topic related to biopolitics is welcome.

17 (PSAI) Political Studies Association of Ireland: Continuity and Change: Celebrating thirty years of the PSAI

Sponsor: Political Studies Association of Ireland

Dates: October 17, 2014-October 19, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: June 06, 2014

Location: Salthill, Galway, Ireland

Website: http://psai2014.wordpress.com

Conference Description: 

On the thirtieth anniversary of its founding, the PSAI returns to Galway, the site of its first annual conference in 1984. In this anniversary year we particularly welcome papers that address the conference theme of ’Continuity and Change’ and deal with temporal aspects of the political;including processes, institutions or mechanisms of political change as well as forces for continuity. In addition, paper and panel proposals are welcome in all areas of politics and international relations, and not just those with an Irish dimension.
This can include (but is not confined to):-

? Political theory and philosophy
? Political parties and elections
? Government, Governance, regulation and policy making
? Peace and conflict studies
? International Relations
? Local government and administration
? Political communication
? Political History
? Political Economy
? Politics and the Law
? Teaching and Learning for political science.

>Procedures for Submitting a Proposal
Please submit an abstract of no more than 150 words to: [email protected] or
[email protected]
This abstract should be submitted as a word attachment and include: (1)the title of your paper; (2) your institutional affiliation; (3) your professional status ? whether academic, doctoral student, independent scholar/other; (4) your contact details, including your email.
Before submitting your proposal please consider assembling a panel. You can do this by bringing together other potential panelists yourself, or by contacting the appropriate PSAI specialist group (see www.psai.ie). Panel proposals must include abstracts and contact details for each paper.

23 (AMU) Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland: Theoretical Schools and Methodological Approaches in Contemporary European Political Science. A Comparative Perspective

Sponsor: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

Dates: October 23, 2014-October 24, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: May 31, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2014

Location: Pozna?, Poland

Website: http://politicalphilosophy.amu.edu.pl/conference2014

Conference Description: 

Keynote Speaker
Professor Quentin Skinner
Queen Mary, University of London

Department of Political Philosophy, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna?, invites for the international conference on theoretical schools and methodological approaches in contemporary political science. The multiplicity of perspectives in political science is a great value, but at the same time – a challenge for political scientists. On the one hand they have at their disposal a vast array of theoretical instruments that allow the comprehensive analysis of political phenomena and processes but, on the other hand, they approach a problem of integrating knowledge these analyses produce.

The aim of the conference is to indicate differences and similarities between distinct theoretical traditions and practices of European political science. It should allow to undertake a close dialogue between representatives of different approaches and, as a result, to produce the more unified, yet still diverse knowledge about politics. The conference is a part of a research project ‘Basic literature of the discipline and the state of contemporary political science. Political science, Politische Wissenschaft and politologija in comparative perspective’. Therfore one of the main focus of the conference will be a comparison between British, German and Russian scientific reflection on politics.

Conference topics include:
- national traditions, history and development of political science in the European countries;
- history and development of theoretical schools in political science;
- quantitative and qualitative research;
- life sciences and political science;
- political science and other social sciences;
- role of theory in political science;
- interpretivism in political science;
- political science and politics;
- political science and ideology;
- political thought research in political science;
- new theories in the 21st century political science.

Keynote speech will be presented by Quentin Skinner, one of the founders of ‘Cambridge School’ in history of political thought, professor of Queen Mary, University of London.

The conference will be held on October 23-24, 2014 at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna?, Poland.

We invite methodologists, political theorists, philosophers of science and researchers in political thought and philosophy to participate and offer proposals for 20-minute papers.

Submissions & conference fee
Submission form will be open until May 31st, 2014. Conference fee is 400 PLN (about 100 EUR).

Languages
The languages of the conference will be Polish and English.

29 (EMU) Eastern Mediterranean University: ICOINE 2014

Sponsor: Eastern Mediterranean University

Dates: October 29, 2014-October 31, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: September 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: October 01, 2014

Location: AS Hotel, Milano, Italy

Website: http://icoine2014.org/

Conference Description: 

The main goal of this conference is to present and discuss new trends in interdisciplinary in education. ICOINE - 2014 conference is supported by many universities and organizations. ICOINE - 2014 has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who love to share ideas. ICOINE - 2014 invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, round tables, posters/demonstrations and workshops. The proceedings book will be published in e-book format after conference. Participants will be able to reach and download e-book from www.icoine2014.org web site.

30 Proposal deadline, (SPPIA- VIU) Virginia International University: Inagural Conference on International Development

Sponsor: Virginia International University

Dates: March 19, 2015-March 21, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: October 30, 2014

Registration Deadline: February 01, 2015

Location: 4401 Village Drive, VA, United States

Website: http://www.viu.edu/spia/CID

Conference Description: 

The Conference on International Development (CID) seeks to explore the latest ideas and innovations in international development and capture new conceptual debates, learned lessons, and best practices in the field. The question of how developmental strategies have changed – and are likely to change in the near future – are especially relevant at this moment as the United Nations is in the process of crafting its post 2015 goals and agenda and as the sector faces increasing challenges, from shrinking budgets to increasing global insecurity. Within this context, the CID’s goal of analyzing recent trends, identifying emerging approaches, and proposing new solutions is even more pressing and urgent.
The conference will provide a forum for dialogue and the exchange of ideas and expertise between researchers, practitioners, and policy makers, and will expand the discourse and collaboration between the academic and policy domains. It will aim to contribute to the larger discussion on topics of international development as well as the process of designing programs for the future.


The thematic areas include but are not restricted to:

1. The Future of Economic Development
2. Transforming Institutions and Government, Conflict and Peacebuilding
3. New Actors and Surprising Strategies
4. Youth, Gender Issues and Public Health
5. Education

30 (RSA) Regional Studies Assocation: RSA Early Career Conference in conjunction with Regional Studies, Regional Science Open Access Journal

Sponsor: Regional Studies Assocation

Dates: October 30, 2014-October 31, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: August 29, 2014

Registration Deadline: August 29, 2014

Location: 219 Portobello, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/regional-studies-association-early-career-conference-2014

Conference Description: 

The Regional Studies Association encourages submissions of abstracts to our annual Early Career conference, to be held in Sheffield in October 2014. This exciting conference, sponsored by new open access journal Regional Studies, Regional Science, will provide early career researchers with the opportunity to network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and science. The objective of the conference is bring together students and early career researchers* to present and debate their work in a welcoming and stimulating environment, with a view to getting invaluable feedback and new ideas and learning more about how and where to publish their research results. One session will focus on how the publishing environment is changing and the new opportunities it creates. A number of distinguished Plenary Speakers will be in attendance, in addition to the Editors-in-Chief of Regional Studies, Regional Science. Participants working in the following areas are invited to submit an abstract, though we welcome all submissions with a regional studies or regional science focus.

Conference Themes:

Urban & Regional Development & Policy
New Challenges in Urban Planning
New Economic Geography
Big Data & Regions
Climate Change & Sustainability
Urban & Regional Governance
Politics & Territory
Innovation & Knowledge
Mega-regions
City Regions
Regional Mapping & Visualisation
Clusters & Smart Specialisation
Labour Markets & Migration
Spatial Justice

31 Harvard University: Harvard Graduate Conference in Political Theory

Sponsor: Harvard University

Dates: October 31, 2014-November 01, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: August 01, 2014

Website: http://tinyurl.com/harvardtheory

Conference Description: 

The Department of Government (FAS) at Harvard University will host its annual conference for graduate students in political theory and political philosophy on October 31–November 1, 2014. Papers on any theme or topic within political theory — from the history of political thought to contemporary normative theory — will be considered. Between six and eight papers will be accepted.

Submissions are due via email in PDF form by August 1, 2014. Papers will be refereed by current Harvard graduate students, and acceptance notices will be sent by early September. Please limit each submission to 7,500 words (about 20 double-spaced pages). Essays longer than 10,000 words will not be considered. Each submission should include two PDF files: one with the paper formatted for blind review (free of personal and institutional information), and the other including a cover page with the title of the paper, an abstract (250 words max.), and your name, email address, and institutional affiliation.

The keynote speaker will be Danielle Allen, UPS Foundation Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Conference presentations should last no longer than 10 minutes. Each presentation will be accompanied by comments from a Harvard graduate student. Presenters will have a chance to answer questions during a general discussion period after the presentation.

Food and housing will be provided by the Government Department and its graduate students. Unfortunately, Harvard will not be able to provide funds for transportation.


Questions, comments, and submissions should be sent to


For more information, please visit the conference website at
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November 2014

06 Center for Communal Studies, University of Southern Indiana: CAPITALISM & SOCIALISM: UTOPIA, GLOBALIZATION and REVOLUTION

Sponsor: Center for Communal Studies, University of Southern Indiana

Dates: November 06, 2014-November 08, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: May 26, 2014

Registration Deadline: October 27, 2014

Location: New Harmony, IN, United States

Website: http://www.usi.edu/newview

Conference Description: 

’Capitalism & Socialism’: A Multi-Disciplinary Conference at New Harmony, Indiana
6 – 8 November 2014
* Proposals due 26 May 2014 *

New Harmony, Indiana – the home of well-known communalist experiments – will host a conference on “Capitalism & Socialism: Utopia, Globalization and Revolution” on 6 – 8 November 2014. The conference coincides with the Bicentennial of New Harmony’s founding by German Harmonists in 1814. New Harmony is probably best known as the site of industrialist Robert Owen’s experiment in communal living in 1825. As a factory owner and manager in early nineteenth-century Scotland, Owen achieved success in the new regime of modern capitalism. But as a critical observer of the effects of industrialization, he was also a reformer and one of the “utopian socialists” described by Marx. The legacy of Owen and the Bicentennial of New Harmony are relevant as the world emerges from the shadow of the recent economic crisis and as socialism has returned to the political and economic lexicon.

Panel and individual paper proposals: “Capitalism & Socialism” is a multi-disciplinary conference that welcomes presenters from economics, history, political science and sociology, as well as the humanities. We seek proposals for full panels or individual papers on topics related to Capitalism and Socialism, past and present.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Joyce Appleby (History, UCLA): Author of The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism (2010); past president of the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians
David F. Ruccio (Economics, University of Notre Dame): Author of Development and Globalization: A Marxian Class Analysis (2010) and Economic Representations: Both Academic and Everyday (2008)
Erik Olin Wright (Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison): Author of Class Counts: Comparative Studies in Class Analysis (1997) and Envisioning Real Utopias (2010); past president of the American Sociological Association

13 (NPSA) Northeastern Political Science Association: Annual Meeting

Sponsor: Northeastern Political Science Association

Dates: November 13, 2014-November 15, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: June 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: November 01, 2014

Location: boston, massachusetts, United States

Website: http://www.northeasternpsa.com

Conference Description: 

The Northeastern Political Science Association will hold its 46th annual meeting on November 13-15, 2014 at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. We invite paper, panel, and roundtable submissions from academics, graduate students, journalists, and practitioners. Proposals for papers, panels, or to serve as a chair and/or discussant must be submitted by June 15, 2014 through the NPSA website. Once on the submission website, create a username and password and follow the instructions (past account may no longer exist). E-mail submissions will not be accepted.

NPSA prohibits multiple paper submissions. Only one paper submission per person will be accepted. However, a paper presenter may also serve as a chair or discussant on another panel or as a roundtable participant. If a faculty member sponsors an undergraduate research paper that does not count as the single submission and such faculty member may submit a separate paper to present.




Questions should be directed to the appropriate Program Section Chair (see below) or the conference Program Chair. All conference information is available on the NPSA website (www.northeasternpsa.com), which is regularly updated.





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13 (GPSA) Georgia Political Science Association: 2014 Georgia Political Science Association Annual Meeting

Sponsor: Georgia Political Science Association

Dates: November 13, 2014-November 15, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: July 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: November 13, 2014

Location: Savannah, GA, United States

Website: http://www.gpsausa.org/gpsa-conference/2014-conference-call-for-proposals

Conference Description: 

Political life in domestic politics and international affairs is constantly strained by brinksmanship. Despite these tense conditions, political life in many areas continues to make steady progress. We invite you to submit your papers under the general conference theme of Pulling Back from the Brink: Politics and Society in Transition. Please note that to be accepted, proposals need not specifically address the conference theme.

We invite and encourage faculty, independent scholars, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students to submit their research for discussion and review at the 46th annual conference to be held in Savannah, GA, at the Doubletree Hotel, located in the heart of the city’s famed historic district.

Papers will be accepted from all fields of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and other related disciplines. Once presented, scholars and faculty members are also encouraged to submit their papers for publication consideration in our edited and refereed annual proceedings, published online every year. The best presented paper submitted for publication will be selected for the McBrayer Award, which includes a cash prize of $500.

In addition, undergraduate student research will have a special panel devoted to the Pajari Award. Faculty advisors should nominate student presenters to submit papers for consideration to the program chair. This undergraduate research panel will be judged by a panel of political scientists, with the best paper and presentation receiving the Pajari Award.

The deadline for submission of proposals is July 15, 2014. Acceptances will be offered on a rolling basis with panels to be organized no later than Sept. 1, 2014.

Send your paper and/or panel proposals via electronic mail to the 2014 Program Chair, Kyle Christensen, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Columbus State University at [email protected]

Please also indicate your willingness to serve as discussants and chairs!

14 George Washington Forum: Equality and Public Policy

Sponsor: George Washington Forum

Dates: November 14, 2014-November 16, 2014

Location: Baker Center, Athens, OH, United States

Website: http://www.gwfohio.org/news_events

Conference Description: 

(apologies for cross-posting)

The George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics, and Institutions, which has its home at Ohio University, invites you to attend our conference on Equality and Public Policy. This conference aims to promote academic discussion and to explore new research trends on equality as a social and political ideal guiding public policy.

The conference will be held at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio (14–16 November 2013). Gerald Gaus (Arizona) will deliver the keynote lecture. Full conference program below.

Limited rooms at a conference rate may be available at the Ohio University Inn; please inquire if you are interested.

Program

Thursday, 14 Nov.
Keynote Session, 7:30 pm.
Gerald Gaus (University of Arizona): “The Egalitarian Species”

Friday, 15 Nov.
Session I, 8:30 - 10:15
Kristin Voigt/Gry Wester (McGill University): “Equality in Public Health: Relational or Distributive?”
Steve Horwitz (St. Lawrence University): “Inequality, Mobility, and Being Poor in America”

Session II, 10:30 - 12:15
Elizabeth Anderson (University of Michigan): “Equality and Freedom: Forgotten Connections”
Sarah Skwire (Liberty Fund): “Without Regard of Persons: Gender Equality, Theology, and the Law in the Writing of Margaret Fell”

Session III, 2:00 - 3:45
Scott Winship (The Manhattan Institute): “Inequality of Income and Inequality of Opportunity”
Paul Weithman (Notre Dame University): “Relational Equality and Inherent Stability”

Session IV, 4:00 - 5:45
Dierdre McCloskey (University of lllinois): “Equality is Better Viewed as Dignity”
Debra Thompson (Ohio University): “What Lies Beneath: Equality and the Making of Racial Classifications”

Saturday, 16 Nov.
Session I, 8:30 - 10:15
Govind Persad (Stanford University): “Equality over Time: Mobility, Security, and Economic Justice”
George Sher (Rice University): “How does Choice Justify Inequality?”

Session II, 10:30 - 12:15
Tom W. Bell (Chapman University): “What Can Corporations Teach Governments About Democratic Equality?”
Rich Vedder (Ohio University)/Daniel Bennett (Florida State University): “Inequality and American Higher Education: History, Theory and Evidence”

Dr. Mark LeBar ([email protected])

Dr. Robert G. Ingram ([email protected])

Conference flyer at http://www.gwfohio.org/news_events.

21 (KYSYPE/CAPS) Cypriot Association of Political Science: Politics in Crisis

Sponsor: Cypriot Association of Political Science

Dates: November 21, 2014-November 22, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: July 30, 2014

Registration Deadline: November 21, 2014

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus

Website: http://www.kysype.org/en/

Conference Description: 

Abstract

Contemporary politics is in crisis. Public discourse and political practice is overwhelmingly concerned with problems that escalate threat, uncertainty and urgency and undermine the routine operation of the systems within which we live and act. Politicians and the mass media, governments, civil society and radical social movements, national and supranational institutions, are busy addressing the causes and effects of crises and legitimate their own actions or inactions by constant reference to crisis. At the same time, there is increasing understanding that the wide range of governmental and non-governmental responses to crises, are inadequate and can sometimes cause or exacerbate social problems. This is especially the case in places of violent conflict and where acceptable standards of living have been seriously depleted and can no longer be guaranteed for a part of the population. Political scientists are therefore called upon to understand and explain the complex predicaments and implications of living and politically operating in a crisis world.

The first conference of the newly established Cyprus Association of Political Science, calls for papers and panels that address the following as well as other related thematic issues:

• Democratic accountability and the radicalization of politics
• Shifts in political behaviour, culture and public opinion
• Intra- and post-crisis transitions
• Crisis diplomacy and global governance
• Economic crisis and variations of capitalism
• Emerging (in)securities and state response
• The role of the media in communicating crises
• Online and offline protest movements
• Parties, Elections and voting behaviour

There will also be one or more special panels on the Cyprus crisis.

Submissions

Paper submissions must include a title, an abstract of less than 200 words and at least one author identified by name and institutional affiliation.

Panel submissions must include an abstract of less than 200 words and 4-5 papers. Additionally, panel submissions can include both a Chair and a Discussant; otherwise, a Chair and a Discussant will be assigned to the panel in case of acceptance.
Please submit paper/panel proposals to:
[email protected] and/or [email protected]

Travel Grants

A few travel grants will be available for doctoral students whose paper is accepted for presentation at the conference. Those interested should include a statement of interest for a travel grant in their paper/panel application.


Key Dates

The submission deadline for participation in the conference is 30 July 2014.

Decisions will be announced by 25 August 2014.

The programme of the conference will be announced by 10 September 2014.

Registration will take place at the conference.

Completed papers must be circulated to Chairs, Discussants and other members of the assigned panel by 10 November 2014.

December 2014

01 (NZPSA) New Zealand Political Studies Association: New Zealand Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2014

Sponsor: New Zealand Political Studies Association

Dates: December 01, 2014-December 03, 2014

Proposal or Application Due: May 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: November 28, 2014

Location: Auckland, Auckland Central, New Zealand

Website: http://nzpsa2014.org.nz/

Conference Description: 

The organizers invite submissions for the 2014 Annual Conference of the New Zealand Political Studies Association. We encourage paper abstracts (150-200 words) or panel proposals (of up to five papers) that speak to the diverse approaches, issues and methods in the study of politics. These include the following streams:
• New Zealand politics
• M?ori and Indigenous politics
• Political theory
• Public policy and administration
• International relations
• Political economy
• Comparative politics
• Environmental politics
• Media politics
• Teaching and learning politics
• Conference theme

We would also welcome papers on the following theme:
Conflict and discord: Politics in a time of crisis
The political landscape is characterized by conflict and discord. This is most evident during times of socio-political and economic upheaval, but also features in the everyday practice of contemporary democratic politics. Issues of voter apathy, cynicism and democratic decline more broadly herald significant challenges for the legitimacy and effectiveness of political institutions. At the same time, new political forces have emerged, challenging established practices and actors. For example, the battle between scientists and climate change deniers continues to rage, while public opinion in New Zealand and Australia is divided over the economic and environmental impacts of offshore drilling, mining and agricultural intensification. Protest movements from Occupy to the Indignados have sprung up calling for a radical rethink in the social, economic and political configuration of society. In the Middle East, the sense of hope that accompanied the initial discord of the Arab Spring has quickly evaporated as a new wave of repressive measures is introduced to clamp down on protestors. By focusing on themes of conflict and discord, we encourage participants to think about changes to the decision-making process and the allocation of power in a society during times of crisis. In what ways does the practice of politics change? To what extent is conflict natural, necessary and perhaps even constructive? What insights can some conflicts, such as those around climate denial, provide for our understanding of political processes?
Particular issues welcomed in the theme include:
• Democratic decline
• Theories of crisis
• Austerity and new social movements
• Racism, racialization and conflict
• Retribution and reconciliation
• Conflict and revolutionary change

Conference queries should be sent to: [email protected]

15 Proposal deadline, Saint Anselm College and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics: The American Election 2014: Contexts and Consequences

Sponsor: Saint Anselm College and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics

Dates: March 13, 2015-March 14, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: December 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: February 01, 2015

Location: 100 Saint Anselm Drive, NH, United States

Website: http://www.anselm.edu/Institutes-Centers-and-the-Arts/NHIOP.htm

Conference Description: 

On March 13-14th, 2015, Saint Anselm College and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics will host the second biannual day-long academic symposium, The American Election 2014: Contexts and Consequences. This conference will explore the dynamics of the 2014 elections, including trends at the national and state levels, their causes and consequences across the political spectrum, and the implications for the future of American politics, including looking forward to the 2016 elections. Papers are welcome exploring a wide range of topics connected to the 2014 elections. We anticipate receiving proposals in the areas of campaign and election strategies, foreign and domestic policy and the election, President Obama at the midterms, the role of faith, race, and gender in electoral politics, political party dynamics, and elections at the state level.

Selected papers presented at the conference will serve as drafts of chapters in an edited volume. The symposium format is designed to facilitate feedback and discussion; therefore, participants are expected to attend the full day of sessions.

Proposals of not more than 250 words must be submitted by December 15th, 2014, to ensure full consideration. Please submit proposals to Tauna Sisco at [email protected] Further details about the conference, including registration fees, accommodations, and a tentative schedule of events, can also be found on the conference website.

About Saint Anselm College and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics:
Saint Anselm College and its New Hampshire Institute of Politics has become a locus of presidential campaigning, serving as ground zero for New Hampshire’s first-in-the nation primary, and hosting more election events than any other venue in America. http://www.anselm.edu/Institutes-Centers-and-the-Arts/NHIOP.htm

January 2015

15 (SPSA) Southern Political Science Association: Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting

Sponsor: Southern Political Science Association

Dates: January 15, 2015-January 17, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: August 01, 2014

Registration Deadline: December 07, 2014

Location: New Orleans, LA, United States

Website: http://spsa.net

Conference Description: 

The Southern Political Science Association is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 Annual Meeting. The SPSA conference is one of the oldest and largest Political Science Conferences in the United States.The SPSA prides itself in hosting an excellent Annual Meeting, valuable to those interested in presenting research and networking with political scientists from around the world. Join the SPSA in its mission to nurture an intellectually charged environment where scholars come together from around the world to discuss topics ranging across the entire spectrum of national and international political issues. It is our goal that participants have the opportunity to discuss ideas, theories, and research with colleagues within the field of political science and strive to make improvements within the discipline.

30 Proposal deadline, (RSA) Regional Studies Association: Global Growth Agendas: Regions, Institutions & Sustainability

Sponsor: Regional Studies Association

Dates: May 24, 2015-May 27, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: January 30, 2015

Registration Deadline: January 30, 2015

Location: Via Emilia Parmense 84, Piacenza, Italy

Website: http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/regional-studies-association-annual-conference-2015-piacenza-italy

Conference Description: 

Social and economic imbalances of the current phase of globalization require a rethinking of the model of international and regional development. The issues of inequality, ecological risks, and poor growth in some areas put at the center of the scientific and political debate the theme of values ??and institutions. What are the values ??for sustainable regional development in the future? And what institutional reforms are needed to overcome the negative consequences of the recession triggered by the financial turmoil of recent years? Which tools can strengthen the capacity of regions and cities to adapt to all changes and to increase the resilience of areas?

To answer these questions the RSA 2015 European Conference in Piacenza offers some lines of reflection about the themes of well-being and quality of life, technological and social innovation, individual and collective entrepreneurship, by starting from the analysis of the values ??and motivations that drive individual and institutional action.

The conference will also include an excursion to the Milan Expo for the final plenary session, which addresses ’Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’, to debate the urgent need for answers in the field of global food supply and sustainable energy production.

The conference offers the opportunity to researchers and workers in local and regional development to explore and discuss collectively these key issues from different theoretical perspectives and empirical observation.

Conference Themes
A. Community Economic Development
B. Culture and Creativity as a Driver of Regional Development
C. Developing Rural and Peripheral Regions
D. EU Regional Policy and Practice
E. Innovation and Knowledge Economies
F. Labour Markets and Migration
G. Mega Events and Regional Development
H. Region to Region Trade
I. Regional Challenges in Health and Education
J. Regional Well-being and Happiness
K. Role of Institutions in Regional Development
L. Role of Social Networks in Regional Development
M. Spatial Planning and Infrastructure
N. Social Justice, Housing and Civil Society
O. Sustainability - Climate Change, Environment and Energy
P. Territorial Governance and Regional Leadership
Q. The Geography of Crime
R. The Geography of Finance
S. Tourism and Regional Development
T. Urbanisation and Cities

February 2015

12 Hertie School of Governance: Political Economy of International Organizations (PEIO) VIII

Sponsor: Hertie School of Governance

Dates: February 12, 2015-February 14, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: September 30, 2014

Location: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Website: http://www.peio.me

Conference Description: 

Submissions are invited for the eighth annual conference on the political economy of international organizations, to be held at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany, on February 12-14, 2015. The conference brings together economists and political scientists to address political-economy issues related to international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the European Union, and also other international organizations that have as yet received less attention in the academic literature.

Submission of Papers
Both empirical and theoretical papers will be considered. Please submit full papers to [email protected] The deadline for submission is 30 September, 2014. Decisions will be made by 31 October, 2014. The special issue of the Review of International Organizations will focus on Developing Countries and International Organizations, edited by Eric Werker (Harvard University). Submission to the conference does not require submitting to the special issue.

Conference Format, Attendance, and Registration The number of participants will be limited to about 70 to allow for in-depth discussion of each paper. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the entire conference. There is no registration or conference fee. Travel and accommodation are at the expense of participants.

Conference Venue: Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany. Berlin has several airports which are roughly equidistant from downtown Berlin.

Conference Website: www.peio.me

Program committee
Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich)
Lawrence Broz (UC-San Diego)
Renee Bowen (Stanford)
Chad Bown (World Bank)
Axel Dreher (Heidelberg)
Mark Hallerberg (Hertie School)
Simon Hug (Geneva)
Mark Kayser (Hertie School)
Christopher Kilby (Villanova)
Stephen Knack (World Bank)
Katharina Michaelowa (Zurich)
Helen Milner (Princeton)
Daniel Nielson (Brigham Young)
Peter Rosendorff (NYU)
Randall Stone (Rochester)
Michael Tierney (William and Mary)
James Vreeland (Georgetown)
Eric Werker (Harvard)


We look forward to your submission.

March 2015

06 (ISPP) International Society of Political Psychology: Workshop on Political Psychology Perspectives on Participation and Protest in the Middle East

Sponsor: International Society of Political Psychology

Dates: March 06, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: June 30, 2014

Location: Izmir, Turkey

Website: http://garikan.yasar.edu.tr/participation_and_protest_in_middleeast/

Conference Description: 

We invite paper proposals for the Workshop on Political Psychology Perspectives on Participation and Protest in the Middle East, which will take place on March 6, 2015 at Yasar University in Izmir, Turkey and is sponsored by the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). The workshop aims to bring together political psychology research that deals with the issues on political participation, protest, and social movements in the Middle East, and encourage interaction and cooperation among political psychologists in the region. We invite original (i.e., not previously published) proposals that apply psychological theories to questions concerning but not limited to 1) political participation and political protest, 2) voting behavior and electoral politics, 3) attitudes towards democracy, 4) identity issues, and 5) intergroup relations, conflict and cooperation in the region.

Proposals will be evaluated, in addition to academic merit and potential for original contribution to the relevant literature, considering the logistics of a one day workshop, i.e. forming coherent panels. Priority will be given to proposals from scholars with affiliations in institutions in Middle Eastern countries. Travel and accommodation for the workshop for up to 10 qualified participants will be reimbursed.

Please send original paper proposals including title and an abstract of about 250-350 words along with your name, institutional affiliation, and contact details to [email protected]

The deadline to submit proposals is June 30, 2014. Acceptance decisions will be sent around July 30, 2014. Participants will be asked to submit full papers by January 15, 2015.

13 Saint Anselm College and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics: The American Election 2014: Contexts and Consequences

Sponsor: Saint Anselm College and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics

Dates: March 13, 2015-March 14, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: December 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: February 01, 2015

Location: 100 Saint Anselm Drive, NH, United States

Website: http://www.anselm.edu/Institutes-Centers-and-the-Arts/NHIOP.htm

Conference Description: 

On March 13-14th, 2015, Saint Anselm College and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics will host the second biannual day-long academic symposium, The American Election 2014: Contexts and Consequences. This conference will explore the dynamics of the 2014 elections, including trends at the national and state levels, their causes and consequences across the political spectrum, and the implications for the future of American politics, including looking forward to the 2016 elections. Papers are welcome exploring a wide range of topics connected to the 2014 elections. We anticipate receiving proposals in the areas of campaign and election strategies, foreign and domestic policy and the election, President Obama at the midterms, the role of faith, race, and gender in electoral politics, political party dynamics, and elections at the state level.

Selected papers presented at the conference will serve as drafts of chapters in an edited volume. The symposium format is designed to facilitate feedback and discussion; therefore, participants are expected to attend the full day of sessions.

Proposals of not more than 250 words must be submitted by December 15th, 2014, to ensure full consideration. Please submit proposals to Tauna Sisco at [email protected] Further details about the conference, including registration fees, accommodations, and a tentative schedule of events, can also be found on the conference website.

About Saint Anselm College and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics:
Saint Anselm College and its New Hampshire Institute of Politics has become a locus of presidential campaigning, serving as ground zero for New Hampshire’s first-in-the nation primary, and hosting more election events than any other venue in America. http://www.anselm.edu/Institutes-Centers-and-the-Arts/NHIOP.htm

19 (SPPIA- VIU) Virginia International University: Inagural Conference on International Development

Sponsor: Virginia International University

Dates: March 19, 2015-March 21, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: October 30, 2014

Registration Deadline: February 01, 2015

Location: 4401 Village Drive, VA, United States

Website: http://www.viu.edu/spia/CID

Conference Description: 

The Conference on International Development (CID) seeks to explore the latest ideas and innovations in international development and capture new conceptual debates, learned lessons, and best practices in the field. The question of how developmental strategies have changed – and are likely to change in the near future – are especially relevant at this moment as the United Nations is in the process of crafting its post 2015 goals and agenda and as the sector faces increasing challenges, from shrinking budgets to increasing global insecurity. Within this context, the CID’s goal of analyzing recent trends, identifying emerging approaches, and proposing new solutions is even more pressing and urgent.
The conference will provide a forum for dialogue and the exchange of ideas and expertise between researchers, practitioners, and policy makers, and will expand the discourse and collaboration between the academic and policy domains. It will aim to contribute to the larger discussion on topics of international development as well as the process of designing programs for the future.


The thematic areas include but are not restricted to:

1. The Future of Economic Development
2. Transforming Institutions and Government, Conflict and Peacebuilding
3. New Actors and Surprising Strategies
4. Youth, Gender Issues and Public Health
5. Education

May 2015

08 Medieval Institute: International Congress on Medieval Studies

Sponsor: Medieval Institute

Dates: May 08, 2015-May 11, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: September 30, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 08, 2015

Location: Kalamazoo, Mi, United States

Website: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval

Conference Description: 

Call for papers for two sessions on The Medieval Tradition of Natural Law. Session 1-Papers in Honour of Cary J. Nederman’s Contributions to the Study of Natural Law in Medieval Political Philosophy. Session 2- Natural Law and Moral Philosophy
Proposals should be sent to Harvey Brown, Dept. of Political Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Canada
[email protected]

13 University of Warwick: New Directions in International Political Economy

Sponsor: University of Warwick

Dates: May 13, 2015-May 15, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: October 03, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 01, 2015

Location: Coventry, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.warwick.ac.uk/ipeconference

Conference Description: 

CALL FOR PAPERS:
The organizers invite proposals for two types of short papers (3,000–4,000 words in length) based on the conference section themes: 1) theory notes; 2) research notes.

Please submit a paper proposal with a 300-word abstract, author details, institutional affiliation, and section theme to [email protected]

CONFERENCE THEMES:
1: The changing geography of International Political Economy
2: Global development and International Political Economy
3: Gender in International Political Economy
4: Everyday and Cultural Political Economy
5: New actors and networks in International Political Economy

THEORY NOTES:
Theory notes should make a straightforward intervention in an ongoing theoretical or conceptual debate or dilemma that speaks directly to one of the conference section themes on New Directions in IPE. Theory notes should make an important and compelling argument about theoretical innovation and theory development in IPE, and should demonstrate the relevance to empirical research and how this advances the ‘state of the art’ in the field.

RESEARCH NOTES:
Research notes should make a novel and focused contribution to empirical knowledge that speaks directly to one of the conference section themes on New Directions in IPE. Research notes should include preliminary empirical findings that demonstrate the importance and novelty of the research, as well as their relevance to important theoretical or empirical discussions in the field.

24 (RSA) Regional Studies Association: Global Growth Agendas: Regions, Institutions & Sustainability

Sponsor: Regional Studies Association

Dates: May 24, 2015-May 27, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: January 30, 2015

Registration Deadline: January 30, 2015

Location: Via Emilia Parmense 84, Piacenza, Italy

Website: http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/regional-studies-association-annual-conference-2015-piacenza-italy

Conference Description: 

Social and economic imbalances of the current phase of globalization require a rethinking of the model of international and regional development. The issues of inequality, ecological risks, and poor growth in some areas put at the center of the scientific and political debate the theme of values ??and institutions. What are the values ??for sustainable regional development in the future? And what institutional reforms are needed to overcome the negative consequences of the recession triggered by the financial turmoil of recent years? Which tools can strengthen the capacity of regions and cities to adapt to all changes and to increase the resilience of areas?

To answer these questions the RSA 2015 European Conference in Piacenza offers some lines of reflection about the themes of well-being and quality of life, technological and social innovation, individual and collective entrepreneurship, by starting from the analysis of the values ??and motivations that drive individual and institutional action.

The conference will also include an excursion to the Milan Expo for the final plenary session, which addresses ’Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’, to debate the urgent need for answers in the field of global food supply and sustainable energy production.

The conference offers the opportunity to researchers and workers in local and regional development to explore and discuss collectively these key issues from different theoretical perspectives and empirical observation.

Conference Themes
A. Community Economic Development
B. Culture and Creativity as a Driver of Regional Development
C. Developing Rural and Peripheral Regions
D. EU Regional Policy and Practice
E. Innovation and Knowledge Economies
F. Labour Markets and Migration
G. Mega Events and Regional Development
H. Region to Region Trade
I. Regional Challenges in Health and Education
J. Regional Well-being and Happiness
K. Role of Institutions in Regional Development
L. Role of Social Networks in Regional Development
M. Spatial Planning and Infrastructure
N. Social Justice, Housing and Civil Society
O. Sustainability - Climate Change, Environment and Energy
P. Territorial Governance and Regional Leadership
Q. The Geography of Crime
R. The Geography of Finance
S. Tourism and Regional Development
T. Urbanisation and Cities

June 2015

15 Athens Institute for Education and Research: 13th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs

Sponsor: Athens Institute for Education and Research

Dates: June 15, 2015-June 18, 2015

Location: Athens, Greece

Website: http://www.atiner.gr/politics.htm

Conference Description: 

The Politics & International Affairs Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold its 13th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs, 15-18 June 2015, Athens, Greece. For further details (including previous programs), please go to the conference website: www.atiner.gr/politics.htm.
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.
For programs of previous conferences and other information, please visit the conference website: www.atiner.gr/politics.htm.

19 Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center: Violence in Twentieth-Century Russia and Eurasia: Experience, Affect, Memory, and Legacies

Sponsor: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

Dates: June 19, 2015-June 20, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: March 01, 2014

Website: None provided

Conference Description: 

Call for Paper Proposals

Violence in Twentieth-Century Russia and Eurasia: Experience, Affect, Memory, and Legacies

Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
June 19-20, 2015

Organized by Harriet Murav and Mark Steinberg

In a poem dedicated to the memory of 19 June 1914, Anna Akhmatova wrote “we aged a hundred years, and this / Happened in a single hour.” The twentieth century brought unprecedented violence to the European world, not least in the Russian empire and the Soviet Union. The years 1914-1921, among the most bloody and destructive in Russia’s history, cannot be understood in isolation from the whole jagged landscape of violence—international wars, violent political force, national and revolutionary violence, ethnic and racial violence, and interpersonal and domestic violence. Boundaries do not easily stand in violent conditions. Emancipatory and repressive violence mix and blur. Purposeful political and social struggles mix with “hooliganism” and commonplace human brutality.

And violence itself is only part of this story. The twentieth century, especially its first decades, saw a remarkable explosion of creativity in the arts, literature, science, politics, philosophy, and social organization, as well as extraordinary technological innovation and invention. Indeed, violence itself could be understood in radically different ways, including as creativity, even as actions in the name of life.

We are seeking paper proposals from diverse disciplines that will examine the immediacy, effects, and refractions of violence in Russia and Eurasia (defined as the spaces occupied by the Russian empire and the Soviet Union) from 1900 through 1945. Papers might explore violence in culture (from art and literature to popular culture), in society and politics, as recorded in documentary and photographic form, in science, law, and technology, and in subjective, sensory, and emotional life.

No less important, papers should engage the problem of how to interpret and theorize violence, as practice, as experience, as legacy. Indeed, while our focus is on the past, we cannot ignore lasting effects and persistent meanings, including for our own time. Our shared interpretive and theoretical concerns, as well as the richness and diversity of the research, will both make our discussions fruitful, and help us produce a coherent and publishable volume.

If you are interested in participating, please send a 2-page CV (focusing on publications), and a tentative title and abstract (maximum 300 words) to Harriet Murav [email protected] and Mark Steinberg [email protected] by March 1, 2014.

July 2015

08 Council for European Studies: 2015 International Conference of Europeanists in Paris - Call for Proposals

Sponsor: Council for European Studies

Dates: July 08, 2015-July 10, 2015

Proposal or Application Due: October 10, 2014

Registration Deadline: May 11, 2015

Location: 27 Rue Saint-Guillaume, France

Website: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/conferences/2015-ces-conference

Conference Description: 

The Council for European Studies (CES) calls for proposals for its 22nd International Conference of Europeanists, taking place on July 8-10, 2015 at Sciences Po in Paris, France. This time, the conference is organized around the theme ’ Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures .’

In many historical moments, Europe’s futures have seemed not simply open and uncertain, but replete with contradiction. Similarly, in contemporary Europe, the responses of both ordinary Europeans and the continent’s collective institutions to the challenges posed by crisis again constitute a series of contradictions—many of which reiterate large questions from Europe’s past, while also affecting the ability of social forces to imagine possible futures.

Today, Europe is a space within which the principle of social solidarity appears firmly rooted, yet also one in which the politics of austerity threaten to erode welfare state commitments. It is a context in which supra-national institutions and transnational social connections have progressed far, but also the scene of substantial efforts to reassert nationalism. It is a setting in which many are disenchanted with mainstream politics, yet also challenged by the possible growth of new movements. These and other tensions manifest themselves in individual lives, social relations, institutions, and collective projects.

Thus, for its 2015 conference, the Council for European Studies (CES) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers that examine such opposing tendencies and, facing forward, consider the many potential futures emerging from the European crisis. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines, and, in particular, proposals that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. Although it is not mandatory that papers be related to the conference theme, papers that do so are especially welcome.

Proposals may be submitted from August 18 to October 10, 2014.
For more information, please visit our website: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/conferences/2015-ces-conference

 

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