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23Jul 2015

CFP CARFMS16

Freedom of Movement: Exploring a Path from Armed Conflict, Persecution, and Forced Migration to Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, and Development

9th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS)

Hosted by

the Conflict Resolution Studies Department of Menno Simons College, a College of the Canadian Mennonite University located at the University of Winnipeg

in

Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA

Home of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

12–14 May 2016

Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state; and, (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his or her own, and to return to his or her country. Unfortunately, people in situations of persecution, armed conflict, and displacement are prevented from exercising their right to freedom of movement. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates in the 2014 Global Trends Report that war, conflict, and persecution have displaced some 60 million people worldwide, resulting in the highest level since records have been kept. Of these people, 20 million are displaced across borders, with more than half of this refugee population comprised of children. Since its inception in 2011, the Syrian crisis has produced a total of 11 million internally displaced people and refugees. New waves of “boat people,” displaced by violence, are crossing the Mediterranean Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and entire oceans to seek asylum, safety, and freedom. Many perish on their dangerous journeys, and others who arrive at their destinations are refused entry or detained.

Much of the responsibility falls on the world’s developing countries, who host nine out of ten refugees. Neighbouring countries, governments, and humanitarian organizations struggle to deal with the social, economic, and political ramifications of these situations. The minority who are resettled face numerous integration issues.

The 2016 CARFMS Annual Conference will gather a diverse group of stakeholders such as academics, researchers, students, government officials, lawyers and lawmakers, community organizations, and practitioners (including from non-governmental organizations) to discuss the question: What strategies can host states, origin states, the international community, private citizens, and civil society undertake to fulfill their collective responsibility to address these escalating global forced migration crises? From interdisciplinary perspectives and diverse regional backgrounds, we invite participants to explore, examine, and recommend theories, policies, and practical responses to the theme of freedom of movement in the context of:

  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding;
  • Human Rights;
  • Development; and,
  • Methodology and Knowledge Production.

We welcome proposals for individual papers, organized panels and roundtables, film screenings, video documentaries and news media clippings, or poster/photo exhibits around these broad sub-themes. 

1.        Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Conflict resolution, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding have the potential to engage people across grassroots to top-level leadership in working towards peaceful relationships and communities. This sub-theme explores and analyzes the interests, motivations, and practices of conflict resolution, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding in addressing social justice and positive peace for refugees and other migrants. How do we commit to conflict resolution, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding practices that address the right to seek asylum in situations of war, armed conflict and persecution? How do structural factors and other root causes (systemic or institutionalized discrimination, cultural imperialism, power-based systems) impact migration and resettlement? How do governments, NGOs, and other actors participate in the different roles, structures, and processes that support or impede freedom of movement? What role can refugees and diaspora communities play in conflict resolution activities that will contribute to post-conflict development, security, and transitional justice? Can freedom of movement and the right to asylum be strategies for conflict transformation? 

2.        Human Rights

Freedom of movement and asylum are fundamental human rights. This sub-theme explores both the actualization and denial of these rights. How are various human rights instruments used to facilitate movement? Who are the actors (individuals, organizations, communities, and governments) who enable movement? What legal and regulatory frameworks can and have been implemented to respect the right to freedom of movement? What restrictions (legal, judicial, administrative or otherwise) serve to prohibit, complicate, or reduce movement and asylum? How does freedom of movement interact with other human rights? Where is the intersection between the human right of freedom of movement and the refugee’s right to non-refoulement

3.        Development

Improving the livelihoods of people migrating due to war, armed conflict, and persecution is imperative. This sub-theme invites contributions that examine innovative strategies for improved livelihoods through economic, social, environmental, and political change in situations of war, armed conflict and persecution. Creating safe and sustainable environments, meeting human needs, and addressing social justice issues are keys to freedom of movement. In situations of short- and long-term displacement, what strategies ensure the timely provision of sufficient, nutritional, and culturally-appropriate food? In protracted displacements, what key strategies enhance skills and develop vocations and small businesses to provide opportunities for young people, increase family income, and build resilience? Considering that the vast majority of migrants are women and children, how do gender considerations inform development planning and implementation? What practices result in meaningful engagement in the decision-making processes that impact the lives of refugees and forced migrants while ensuring peaceful co-existence with host communities? 

4.        Methodology and Knowledge Production

Research in the contexts of migration, war, armed conflict, extreme violence, and serious human rights violations, and development poses particular epistemological, methodological, and ethical questions. This sub-theme explores how knowledge is created, under what structural constraints, and for what purposes. How can non-academics, including forced migrants themselves, overcome structural and epistemological barriers to contributing to research and scholarship? What are the opportunities and challenges of interdisciplinary research in this area? To what extent do standard research methods need to be adapted to the particular political and practical contexts of war, armed conflict, development, and migration? Is there a need for greater cross-pollination of ideas across conflict studies, development studies, and migration studies? What are the particular ethical challenges of research with forced migrants, and how can these be addressed?

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

Individuals wishing to present a paper, organized panels and roundtables, film and video documentaries and news media clippings/exhibits, or poster/photo exhibits must submit a 250-word abstract and 100-word biography.

Organized panel proposals or roundtables must include a general title, a 250-word abstract and a title of each paper, as well as 100-word biography of each presenter forming the panel or roundtable.

Please submit your abstract directly online: http://tinyurl.com/ox6oeo2 by September 1, 2015. Earlier submissions are welcome.

We invite filmmakers or producers to submit video documentaries as well as those who wish to present materials in support of their organizations and/or causes, that are directly related to refugees and other forced migrants, to request space on our conference display tables. Please submit a brief outline of your organization and what materials you wish to have included on your display table and whether you will have someone available to answer conference participants’ questions regarding your organization and/or your cause and/or campaign.

More information about the conference can be found on the CARFMS/ACERMF website:http://carfms.org/conferences/9th-annual-conference/. Please keep checking back for updates.

For more information, please contact:

Michele Millard
Centre for Refugee Studies
CARFMS Secretariat
Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 30391
Email: mmillard@yorku.ca
www.yorku.ca/crs
www.refugeeresearch.net

23Jul 2015

Assistant Professor in the Politics of China -- Hamilton College

The Government Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the politics of China.  Candidates will also be expected to contribute to Hamilton’s program in Asian Studies.

 

Appointment begins July 1, 2016.  ABD or Ph.D. required.   Five courses per year with competitive salary and research and travel support.  Please submit curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, writing sample, a list of courses the applicant is prepared to teach, evidence of teaching performance, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/30160 addressed to Philip Klinkner, Chair, Government Department, Hamilton College.  Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment.  Previous experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. We will begin consideration of applications on October 1 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants wishing to be interviewed at the APSA should submit materials by August 15. Questions can be sent to govsrch@hamilton.edu

 

Hamilton College (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York; for applicants with dual-career considerations, Hamilton participates in the regional Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which posts additional area employment opportunities at www.upstatenyherc.org.  Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community.  Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.  Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

23Jul 2015

Assistant Professor in the Politics of the Middle East -- Hamilton College

The Government Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the politics of the Middle East. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to Hamilton’s program in Middle East and Islamic World Studies.

 

Appointment begins July 1, 2016.  ABD or Ph.D. required.   Five courses per year with competitive salary and research and travel support.  Please submit curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, writing sample, a list of courses the applicant is prepared to teach, evidence of teaching performance, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/30161, addressed to Philip Klinkner, Chair, Government Department, Hamilton College.  Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment.  Previous experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. We will begin consideration of applications on October 1 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants wishing to be interviewed at the APSA should submit materials by August 15. Questions can be sent to govsrch@hamilton.edu

 

Hamilton College (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York; for applicants with dual-career considerations, Hamilton participates in the regional Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which posts additional area employment opportunities at www.upstatenyherc.org.  Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community.  Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.  Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

23Jul 2015

CFP Revista de Relaciones Internacionales

CALL FOR PAPERS

No. 32 / Rethinking terrorism from the International”

To be published in June 2016


Terrorism is a well-known word, widely used in politics. Virtually anyone in the word has suffered terrorism or at least has been touched by the counterterrorism measures governments are deploying in our societies. Thousands of people have died or mained in terrorist attacks. Broadcast executions like the ones committed by ISIS are intended to provoke terror and they manage to achieve it.


Because of this, since the 9/11 attacks, the research in the terrorism studies field has increased exponentially and more and more authors started analysing the “phenomenon” of terrorism, the counterterrorism measures that should be adopted -fighting methods similar to the ones used by the people they are supposed to fight, outside any framework of ius in bello (in fact, there is no declaredbellum)-, the repercussions it has on our societies, the roots causes of it, the consequences on its victims and so on.

Terrorism has thus become a very widespread term in politics and is nowadays one of the most powerful words in our contemporary society. Nevertheless, terrorism is not a neutral word: when uttered, it invokes emotions of fear, hatred and panic, being in this sense a highly pejorative word that can be said to have almost reached a “taboo” status. However, in spite of the wide usage of the word, a big question arise if we analyse it closely: what is exactly terrorism? As a matter of fact, there is still no universal definition of terrorism and governments, international organizations, NGOs and scholars seem not to be close to the formulation of a fixed definition of it. But, why does this happen? Why is terrorism so difficult to define and to analyse?

There are many possible answers to these questions but probably it is possible to summarize them all under the idea that with the term terrorism governments and international organizations are supposed to describe very different political phenomena depending on their different political views and interests. Thus, terrorism is best read as a socially constructed word whose meaning is created through a discourse that, as Pierre Bourdieu would argue, has managed to become very strong because of the symbolic capital the political powers behind its formulation own, especially thanks to their position in the political society. “The discursive power works concealing the terms in which it has been constructed and, therefore, malleability and contingency: either the discourse fixes the significance naturalizing it or it loses its power as a discourse” (Brown, Wendy, La política fuera de la historia, Enclave de Libros, Madrid, 2014, p. 175).

Our idea is that it is possible to read terrorism in a different way which is not the one in which the mainstream, “orthodox” studies on terrorism have understood it. Consequently, what we would like to do in this number is to “Rethink Terrorism from the International”. Leaving aside the traditional, orthodox views on terrorism and the mainstream way it is intended, we would like to rethink the concept of international terrorism by analyzing it both from a theoretical and practical point of view. In this sense, many authors from the International Relations and not provide us with theoretical tools that may help us to examine and deconstruct international terrorism: constructivism, reflectionism, the Frankfurt school, the Paris school, Foucault's genealogy and the critical discourse analysis are all approaches that provide us with tools that may help us reconsider what we think we know about international terrorism, its causes and its consequences.

We are thus looking for contributions, both theoretical and practical, that may contribute to the debate on international terrorism, that may help us see it in a new way and may answer the major questions that are related with this new way of understanding and deconstructing international terrorism.

 

DUE DATE:
Abstracts: 7th October 2015.


The abstracts (max. 250 words) should be sent via email to the following address, the deadline being 17th January 2016:
alice.martini@relacionesinternacionales.info

Notification of acceptance or refusal will be done along the week following the deadline.

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SUBMISSIONS:
The articles accepted must be sent no later than the 17th January 2016 and abide by the Style Guide (in Spanish, Manual de Estilo) of our journal for submission to a double blind peer-review. The articles must be uploaded on the Relaciones Internacionales website (www.relacionesinternacionales.info), after registering as an author.


For registration, please follow the instructions posted in the section “Sending articles” on the website: http://www.relacionesinternacionales.info/ojs/about/submissions.html.


For further information and questions please contact:
Alice Martini - alice.martini@relacionesinternacionales.info

 

LANGUAGES:
Articles in Spanish or English will be accepted. 
The articles will be translated into Spanish for publication.

23Jul 2015

Assistant Professor of American Politics -- Tufts University

The Department of Political Science at Tufts University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in American Politics. The position is open with respect to area of specialization, though we are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in fields such as gender and politics, judicial politics, inequality, representation, American political development, parties and elections and religion, among others, or who specialize in an area of public policy (such as environmental policy, social welfare policy, or educational policy, etc.). Promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching is required. Teaching duties are two courses per semester. Ph.D. in Political Science required by September 1, 2016.  Teaching experience preferred. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/30494.  The search committee will begin screening applications on October 1, 2015 and will continue until the positions is filled. Please contact Paula Driscoll, Department Administrator, at paula.driscoll@tufts.edu with any questions.

 

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

30Mar 2015

EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE EAST – THE MIDDLE EAST IN EUROPE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS 2015/2016

5 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016 (Location: Berlin / Closing Date 24 April 2015)

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites scholars to apply for five postdoctoral fellowships for the research program: europe in the middle east – the middle east in europe (EUME)

EUME seeks to rethink key concepts and premises that link and divide Europe and the Middle East. The program draws on the international expertise of scholars in and outside of Germany and is embedded in university and extra-university research institutions in Berlin. It supports historical-critical philology, rigorous engagement with the literatures of the Middle East and their histories, the social history of cities and the study of Middle Eastern political and philosophical thought as central fields of research not only for area or cultural studies, but also for European intellectual history and other academic disciplines. The program explores modernity as a historical space and conceptual frame.

The program puts forward three programmatic ideas:

1) supporting research that demonstrates the rich and complex historical legacies and entanglements between Europe and the Middle East; 2) re-examining genealogical notions of mythical 'beginnings', 'origins', and 'purity' in relation to culture and society; and 3) rethinking key concepts of a shared modernity in light of contemporary cultural, social, and political entanglements that supersede identity discourses as well as national, cultural or regional canons and epistemologies that were established in the nineteenth century.

EUME supports and builds upon the following interconnected research fields:

CITIES COMPARED: URBAN CHANGE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND ADJACENT REGIONS is directed by Ulrike Freitag and Nora Lafi, both of the Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin. It contributes to the debate on plurality, citizenship and civil society from the historical experience of conviviality and socio-cultural, ethnic, and religious differences in the cities around the Mediterranean;

ISLAMIC DISCOURSE CONTESTED: MIDDLE EASTERN AND EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES is directed by Gudrun Krämer, Institute for Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. It analyzes modern Middle Eastern thought in the framework of discourses on modernity, secularity, and justice;

PERSPECTIVES ON THE QUR'AN: NEGOTIATING DIFFERENT VIEWS OF A SHARED HISTORY is directed by Angelika Neuwirth, Seminar for Arabic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. This research group situates the foundational text of Islam within the religious and literary landscape of late antiquity, early Islamic History and Arabic philology, and combines a historicization of its genesis with an analysis of its hermeneutics, its reception and perception in Europe and the Middle East;

TRAVELLING TRADITIONS: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON NEAR EASTERN LITERATURES is directed by Friederike Pannewick, Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg, and Samah Selim, Rutgers University. This research group reassesses literary entanglements, translations, and processes of canonization between the Middle East and other regions.

TRADITION AND THE CRITIQUE OF MODERNITY: SECULARISM, FUNDAMENTALISM AND RELIGION FROM MIDDLE EASTERN PERSPECTIVES is a special forum, directed by Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, Ben-Gurion University, that attempts to rethink key concepts of modernity like secularity, tradition, or religion in the context of experiences, interpretations, and critiques from the Middle East.

EUME is interested in developing new fields of research that bridge the gap between political science approaches and cultural studies in cooperation with Cilja Harders, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, Freie Universität Berlin, and Rachid Ouaissa, Political Science Departement, Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg.

FELLOWSHIPS

The fellowships are intended primarily for scholars of art history, history, literature, philology, political philosophy, political science, religion and sociology who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin program. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level and should have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years. Fellows gain the opportunity to pursue research projects of their own choice within the framework of one of the above-mentioned research fields and in relation to the overall program 'Europe in the Middle East - the Middle East in Europe'. Successful applicants will be fellows of EUME at the Forum Transregionale Studien, and associate members of one of the university or non-university research institutes listed below.

As a rule, the fellowships start on 1 October 2015 and will end on 31 July 2016. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2.500 € plus supplement depending on their personal situation. Organisational support regarding visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Fellows are obliged to work in Berlin and to help shape the seminars and working discussions related to their research field. Scholars are also invited to apply with their own funding. The working language of EUME is English.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

An application should be made in explicit relation to one of the research fields and consist of
- a curriculum vitae,
- a project description (no longer than 5 pages, and including a title), stating what the scholar will work on in Berlin if granted a fellowship,
- a sample of scholarly work (maximum 20 pages from an article, conference paper, or dissertation chapter) ,
- the names of two university faculty members who can serve as referees (no letters of recommendation required).
The application should be submitted by e-mail as three separate word documents or PDF files in English and should be received by 24 April 2015, sent in to:

eume@trafo-berlin.de

Europe in the Middle East - the Middle East in Europe (EUME) c/o Forum Transregionale Studien Attn: Georges Khalil Wallotstrasse 14, 14193 Berlin Fax +49 30 - 89 001 440

INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK

europe in the middle east – the middle east in europe (EUME) has been initiated in 2006 as a joint research program of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. It builds upon the previous work of the Working Group Modernity and Islam (1996-2006). Since 2011 EUME is continued at the Forum Transregionale Studien.

In scholarly terms EUME is directed by a Collegium that currently consists of the following persons: Ulrike Freitag (Zentrum Moderner Orient), Cilja Harders (Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, Freie Universität Berlin), Kader Konuk (Institut für Turkistik, Universität Duisburg-Essen), Gudrun Krämer (Institute for Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin), Nora Lafi (Zentrum Moderner Orient), Angelika Neuwirth (Seminar for Arabic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin), Rachid Ouaissa (Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg), Friederike Pannewick (Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg), Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, (Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva), Samah Selim (Rutgers University), and Stefan Weber (Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin).

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien is a research organization that promotes the internationalization of research in the humanities and social sciences. The Forum provides scope for collaboration among researchers with different regional and disciplinary perspectives and appoints researchers from all over the world as Fellows. In cooperation with universities and research institutions in Berlin and outside, it carries out research projects that examine other regions of the world and their relationship to Germany and Europe systematically and with new questions. It supports four research programs: Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices, Rechtskulturen, Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship, and Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME).

For more information on the ForumTransregionale Studien, please visit www.forum-transregionale-studien.de

For further information on EUME and for detailed information on the research fields, please visit http://www.eume-berlin.de

For information on the research institutions in Berlin participating in EUME, please visit
- Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, FU Berlin
- Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, FU Berlin
- Corpus Coranicum, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
- Zentrum Moderner Orient
- Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, FU Berlin
- Institute for Islamic Studies, FU Berlin
- Museum for Islamic Art
- Seminar for Arabic Studies, FU Berlin
- Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg

30Mar 2015

Political Identities Research Group (PIRG)


**re-posted on behalf of Benjamin J. Newman and Yamil R. Velez**

We are pleased to announce the launch of Political Identities Research Group (PIRG), a research group based in the New York City metro area, and Northeast more broadly, interested in the study of race, class, gender, religion, and sexuality in American politics and comparative contexts.

You can visit our website here: http://www.pirgnyc.org/

Upon visiting our website, you can learn about our group and upcoming meetings, view a list of our Faculty Affiliates at NYC-area universities, and join our Mailing List.

The vision of PIRG is to bring together researchers in Political Science, as well as other disciplines (e.g., Sociology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Psychology), for ongoing meetings showcasing new research in key political science sub-fields related to groups and identity, such as Race and Ethnic Politics, Class and Income Inequality, Women and Politics, Religion and Politics, Sexuality and Politics, and the intersection of these areas.

As a newly organized research group, our goal is to hold three one-day long meetings per academic year with one meeting in the fall, one meeting in the spring, and another meeting in summer. Each meeting will span the course of an entire day, and will be broken into three segments, with the first segment of each meeting consisting of short research presentations (15-20 minutes each), the second segment consisting of methods-oriented workshops focused on helping identity scholars enhance their research through the use of new methodological tools and techniques, and the third involving a break-out session for the purpose of incubating new research ideas and collaboration.


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** INAUGURAL MEETING AND CALL FOR PROPOSALS **
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We are pleased to announce that our first meeting will be on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at the University of Connecticut regional campus in Stamford, CT. This meeting will be from 10am to 4pm, after which we will break to The Cask Republic (http://caskrepublic.com/) for drinks and socializing. At this time, we would like to announce a call for proposals for our inaugural meeting. We are interested in receiving proposals in any of our topic areas of interest. Additionally, we are interested in receiving proposals for our methods workshop; such proposals should discuss the method to be presented, as well as how it might assist identity politics scholars in their research. We invite workshop proposals covering topics ranging from experimental methods, causal inference, mediation analysis, text analysis, regression discontinuity designs, multi-level regression and post-stratification, etc. For full consideration, proposals must be submitted by April 15, 2015.

Please RSVP so we can get a head count for the meeting room and food order.

You can RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/wfYujTtLyC

You can submit your proposal here: http://goo.gl/forms/e6AcO7p1Ix

As we build steam, we would very much like bring as many scholars in the NYC metropolitan area and Northeast on board with us. We would like to invite you to join our Mailing List and participate in our meetings. Further, if you have any colleagues, including graduate students, that you believe would be interested in our research group, it would be a great help to us if you forwarded this information along to them!

Yours,

Benjamin J. Newman, University of Connecticut

Yamil R. Velez, Stony Brook University (Wesleyan University Fall 2015)

30Mar 2015

The 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2016-2017 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.

Of the nearly 600 awards being offered this year, currently there are some 43 awards available in the field of geography. Moreover, there are 355 All Discipline awards that welcome teaching and/or research proposals in this field and others, including interdisciplinary projects. These awards are offered in various regions around the world. Click here to view awards available to scholars of geography.

In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright will be offering more opportunities for multi-country grants through enhanced global and regional awards.

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards or by participating in one our webinars.

The application deadline for most awards is August 3, 2015. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and more program information, please visit our website or contact us at scholars@iie.org.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.

30Mar 2015

CFP -- Migration Experience: from words to plans

Network Migration Research is pleased to inform you that call for papers planned to do (cf attachment) to its second annual seminar hosted by Migrinter (International Migration), University of Poitiers, France on 16 and 17 june 2015.

We will be adressing at this annual seminar migration experience in the light of speech of those primarily affected and plans that shape it. During two days, we will be discuss about " migration experience: from words to plans".

These two days will be partly dedicated to the network life and a creation of informal discussion space for researchers in migration studies.

For the panelists in the form of workpapers, posters funding opportunities are possible. (futher informations: logistiquereseaumig@googlegroups.com).

Deadline : 20 april 2015

Furthers informations can be obtained from scientifiquereseaumig@googlegroups.com

Network informations: http://reseaumig.hypotheses.org/

Sincerely,

Scientific and logistic commitees - for the second annual seminar Migration Network.

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Bonjour,

Le réseau Migrations a le plaisir de vous informer de l’appel à communication qu’il lance (pdf ci-joint à ce message) pour son deuxième séminaire annuel qu’il organise à la M.S.H.S. de Poitiers, accueilli par le laboratoire Migrinter de l’Université de Poitiers, France, les 16 et 17 Juin 2015 prochains.

Nous aborderons lors de ce séminaire annuel l’expérience migratoire aux prismes de la parole des premiers concernés et des dispositifs qui la façonnent, au cours de deux journées ainsi rassemblées sous la thématique « L’expérience migratoire : de la parole aux dispositifs ». Ces deux journées seront en partie dédiées à la vie du réseau et à la création d’un espace informel de discussion pour les chercheurs dans les études migratoires, dans la continuité des premiers événements scientifiques organisés par le réseau depuis Juin 2014. L'idée est de créer un cadre informel d'échanges et de discussions où tous les participants pourront évoquer leurs travaux et leurs réflexions, parallèlement et au-delà de la thématique fixée pour l’événement.

La date limite de soumission des propositions de communication est fixée au 20 avril 2015 inclus.

Pour les personnes qui interviendront lors des deux journées sous la forme d’une communication ou d’un poster, des possibilités de financement sont envisageables. (Renseignements: logistiquereseaumig@googlegroups.com)

Deadline : 20 avril 2015

Et pour toute demande d’informations complémentaires : scientifiquereseaumig@googlegroups.com

Informations sur le réseau : http://reseaumig.hypotheses.org/

En espérant vous trouver nombreux à cet événement !

Les comités scientifiques et logistiques – pour le deuxième séminaire annuel du réseau Migrations.

30Mar 2015

CFP -- 33rd International Geographical Congress: Shaping our harmonious worlds

21-25 Beijing, China.

The call for session proposals for the 33rd International Geographic Congress (IGC) in Beijing 2016 is now open.

Unlike IGU regional conferences, this is a MAIN IGU congress held every four years. For more details of the IGC, please look at: http://igc2016.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/70032

Due to its significance as a main congress, your active participation would be highly encouraged. Although currently working hard to collect papers for the 2015 IGU Moscow Regional Conference, the IGU Commission on Political Geography (CPG) needs YOUR SUPPORT for the organization of sessions on political geographic subjects to be discussed in BEIJING 2016.

The deadline for session proposal is APRIL 15TH. This is much earlier than those for regional conferences, but in order to have substantial (i.e. not nominal) sessions for CPG, we need to start to prepare NOW. Your understanding and support for this great event would be greatly appreciated.

If interested, you can submit a session proposal form (see the attached) directly to the Local Organizing Committee or with the sponsorship of an IGU Commission. For IGU-CPG, please contact the co-chairs:

Takashi Yamazaki at yamataka@lit.osaka-cu.ac.jp and/or Virginie Mamadouh at v.d.mamadouh@uva.nl

If you have any questions, please contact us. Thank you very much and hope to see you in Beijing.

Best regards, Takashi Yamazaki Virginie Mamadouh

See attached document for more information.

15Jan 2015

Call for Papers: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015

Materialising (geo-)politics: bodies, things, technologies

Organisers: Jason Dittmer (UCL) Martin Müller (Universität Zürich)

Sponsored by the Political Geography Research Group.

Geopolitics has always been about the material world. In classical geopolitics, geographical features shape, indeed determine, the conduct of politics and struggle for territory. In recent debates, however, the material world has entered politics and geopolitics in a much more subtle fashion. A revalorisation of the material has taken place under the banner of a plethora of approaches, often lumped together loosely as ‘new materialism’. Assemblage thinking, actor-network theory, object-oriented ontology, vital materialism, and affect and more-than-human approaches have, in distinct ways, accorded the material world a status that makes it neither the determinant and cause of human action, nor its passive objects, waiting to be inscribed with meaning. For political geography, this expands the engagement with the material world, which feminist geographers pioneered with attention to the body and embodiment.

Political geographers have picked up on this momentum of new materialism to examine how understandings of politics and space change if the material world is reinserted. This session aims to further this engagement. We thus invite contributions that zoom in on particular materials – technologies, objects, bodies, buildings, documents, nature and so on – and the political work they do. We are looking for papers with an empirical grounding that seek to conceptualise the political implications of materials through one or several theoretical lenses. While such work can have a descriptive or analytical character, it could also consider ways in which to arrive at a more responsible material politics.

Proposal for papers, including a title and an abstract of no more than 250 words, should be sent as an attachment to both organisers: Martin Müller (martin.mueller@geo.uzh.ch) and Jason Dittmer (j.dittmer@ucl.ac.uk) until Tuesday, 10 February 2015.

Indicative Literature

Anderson, Ben, and John Wylie. 2009. “On Geography and Materiality.” Environment and Planning A 41: 318–35.

Barry, Andrew. 2013. Material Politics: Disputes along the Pipeline. Oxford: Blackwell.

Bennett, Jane. 2010. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Braidotti, Rosi. 2013. The Posthuman. Oxford: Wiley.

Braun, Bruce, and Sarah Whatmore, eds. 2010. Political Matter: Technoscience, Democracy, and Public Life. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Depledge, Duncan. 2014. “Geopolitical Material: Assemblages of Geopower and the Constitution of the Geopolitical Stage.” Political Geography. Accessed July 18.

Dittmer, Jason. 2014. “Geopolitical Assemblages and Complexity.” Progress in Human Geography in press: 1–17.

Fregonese, Sara. 2009. “The Urbicide of Beirut? Geopolitics and the Built Environment in the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1976).” Political Geography 28 (5): 309–18.

Grosz, Elizabeth A. 2008. Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth. New York: Columbia University Press.

Hyndman, Jennifer. 2004. “Mind the Gap: Bridging Feminist and Political Geography through Geopolitics.” Political Geography 23: 307–22.

Meehan, Katharine, Ian Graham Ronald Shaw, and Sallie A. Marston. 2013. “Political Geographies of the Object.” Political Geography 33 (March): 1–10.

Müller, Martin. 2012. “Opening the Black Box of the Organization: Socio-Material Practices of Geopolitical Ordering.” Political Geography 31 (6): 379–88..

Protevi, John. 2009. Political Affect: Connecting the Social and the Somatic. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Squire, Vicki. 2015. “Reshaping Critical Geopolitics? The Materialist Challenge.” Review of International Studies 41 (1): 139–59.

Stengers, Isabelle. 2005. “The Cosmopolitical Proposal.” In Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy, edited by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel, 994–1003. Cambridge: MIT Press.

15Jan 2015

CFP New and emerging electoral geographies: methods, patterns, movements: EUGEO 2015

Event: EUGEO 2015 - Convergences and Divergencies of Geography in Europe
Date: 30th August - 2nd September
Venue: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

Session: New and emerging electoral geographies: methods, patterns, movements

Session organizers:
Martin Šimon, Institute of Sociology, CAS

Balázs Szabó, Geographical Institute, RCAES HAS


The party-structure of European countries has changed significantly for the last decades. New cleavages have emerged both in the Western democracies and post-socialist countries. The processes of globalisation, the new waves of immigration, and the economic crisis have had strong effects on the election results in the western part of Europe. The Eastern European party-structure, which originally developed in the early 1990s after the change of regime, has been modified since then due to the new cleavages caused by the EU enlargement and the economic reforms. These changes created a flux of changes in electoral landscape in Europe and thus provides a rich material to be analysed.

For the session of electoral geography we kindly invite researchers dealing with: A) analyses of spatial differences in election results in different countries, regions or cities, and participants of comparative studies of different territorial levels; B) analysis of the impact that the new social movements and the rapid development of communication technologies (the new media) make on the election results; C) spatial features of electoral base of new political parties like populist, pirate, Eurosceptic, anti-globalist parties. The aim of the session is to provide a state-of-art report of a new and emerging research in electoral geography and related fields in Europe, therefore papers dealing with multi-country perspective are encouraged to participate.

We welcome papers that address the issues outlined above.

If interested please visit http://eugeo2015.com/registration for details, registration and abstract submission (max. 250 word)!

Abstract submission deadline is 31st January 2015.

In case of any question, please don’t hesitate to contact Balázs Szabó (szabo.balazs@csfk.mta.hu)

15Jan 2015

CFP 28th Annual PGSG Pre-Conference — DePaul University, 20 April 2015

Sponsor: Department of Geography, DePaul University

Local coordinator: Kara Dempsey (kdempse5@depaul.edu)

Co-organizers: Reece Jones (reecej@hawaii.edu), Natalie Koch (nkoch@maxwell.syr.edu)

The PGSG and the Department of Geography at DePaul University are pleased to announce that the 28th Annual PGSG Pre-conference will be held at DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus on Monday, 20 April 2015. The paper sessions will take place during the day and the PGSG will host a group dinner for pre-conference participants during the evening.

More details will follow about the specific event location, but the meeting is scheduled to take place in Munroe Hall: http://www.depaul.edu/campus-maps/buildings/Pages/munroe-hall.aspx

Information about lodging near the Lincoln Park campus is available here: http://www.depaul.edu/about/campuses/Pages/lincoln-park.aspx#PlacestoStay6

Campus and parking maps can be found at: http://www.depaul.edu/campus-maps/Pages/default.aspx

Deadlines and registration

Please submit a paper title and a 200 word abstract, along with author contact details (name, institutional address, email address), to Reece Jones and Natalie Koch at aag.pgsg@gmail.com no later than 1 February 2015.

As with our past pre-conferences, there will be a nominal $20 registration fee for faculty only. Faculty, please bring cash on the day of the event.

15Jan 2015

CFA “Trajectories of Change”, Ph.D. Scholarships in Humanities and Social Sciences -- The State of the State: Organizing Power, Authority and Legitimacy

Programme

Both the on-going fragmentation in Syria and the progressing territorial disintegration of Ukraine demonstrate currently the radical character of changes in the European neighbourhood. Numerous states are dramatically challenged in their function as administrative, political and territorial entities. They are subject to violent transformations and their viability is being increasingly questioned. Which role do states play in transformation periods and in revolutionary situations? Are they still the key analytical category for analyzing the political change?

The scholarship programme “Trajectories of Change” addresses historical and current transformation processes in the European neighbourhood. It offers stipends and fieldwork grants for Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences, and supports both empirical research and projects centred on theoretical reflection. For 2015, applications dealing with the role of the state in transformation processes are especially welcome. Innovative research questions and comparative approaches are highly encouraged.


Scholarships
The programme offers flexible funding schemes for Ph.D. students at various stages of their dissertation research as well as for graduate students in the phase of Ph.D. project development:

  • Ph.D. Scholarships
  • Dissertation Completion Scholarships
  • Pre-Doctoral Research Grants
  • Fieldwork Grants


Requirements

  • Applicants must be Ph.D. students of social sciences or humanities. Prospective Ph.D. students can apply for Pre-Doctoral Research Grants.
  • Deadline 26 February 2015 for a stipend starting in September 2015
  • Please apply online at www.trajectories-of-change.de with Ph.D. proposal and two references.


Further information: www.trajectories-of-change.de

10Dec 2014

CFP: Museums, Discourse & Power -- MIDAS issue 6

MIDAS – Museum Interdisciplinary Studies is launching a call for papers for issue 6 for publication in Autumn 2015. This issue will include a thematic dossier under the theme “Museums, Discourse and Power” with Paulo Simões Rodrigues (University of Évora), and Laurajane Smith (Australian National University) as guest editors.

All accepted articles will undergo a double peer-review. Articles should not exceed 6 000 words (without bibliography) or ca. 40 000 characters (with spaces). It must follow the classical structure of an academic paper. Articles should include abstract, keywords and the biography of the author(s). More information at: http://midas.revues.org/390?lang=en

Deadline: March 31st, 2015.
Send your text to: revistamidas@gmail.com


Museums, Discourse and Power

Throughout their History, museums have established discourses about the cultural significance of their collections through the selection, reception, classification, cataloguing, and exhibition of objects. These discourses were - and still are - determinant for the creation of collective memories as well as for establishing the ways in which societies deal with the past in the present. They also contribute actively to shape social, moral, political and ideological values. By doing so, museums were and are not only institutions of power but also instruments of power. With the theme “Museums, Discourse and Power”, we intend to gather and publish a group of articles about the relation between Museums and Power, and about the relevance of that relation in the past as well as for contemporary societies.
Themes Priority will be given to articles, which approach the theme according to the following topics:

  • Museums and Globalization;
  • Museums and Post-Colonialism;
  • Museums and National Identities;
  • Museums and Immigrations, Emigrations and Migrations;
  • Museums and Cultural and Heritage Politics;
  • Museums and Propaganda;
  • Museums and Education;
  • Museums and their Communities;
  • Museums from the Point of View of their Users (includes visitor studies, community, critiques, etc.);
  • Museums, Art and Historiography;
  • Museums, Art and Gender;
  • Museums and Patronage;
  • Museums and Communication;
  • Museums and Technology.

10Dec 2014

CFP: International Conference

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE


Local Government and Urban Governance: Citizen Responsive Innovations in Europe and in Africa


IGU Commission on Geography of Governance (IGU-GoG) & Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning - University of Lisbon


Lisbon, 9-10 April 2015


Call for Papers


The 2015 Annual Conference of the IGU Commission on ‘Geography of Governance’ (IGU-GoG), to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 9 - 10 April 2015, at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning – University of Lisbon, aims to explore recent developments in local government and urban governance in Europe and in Africa, challenges and opportunities confronting local government, and the recent reforms and institutional experiments on both continents.


We welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of the broad area of local /urban governance, but would particularly encourage papers on three main themes:

  • Theme 1 - Local Government and Urban Governance in Europe: the impact of austerity, recent reforms and the role of local government in an 'EU Urban Agenda'
  • Theme 2 - Local Government and Urban Governance in Africa: democratic decentralization, good governance and the role of local government in the ‘Post-2015 Agenda’
  • Theme 3 – The use of ICT to expand the role of citizens in Urban Governance: national cases and international comparisons


Participation in the Conference & Selection criteria

  • Participation in the conference requires the presentation of a paper
  • The working language of the conference will be English
  • All submissions will be peer-reviewed for content and appropriateness to this conference
  • Information on registration will be available soon in the conference website
  • If necessary, contact us to discuss any ideas that you might have for a paper on these or on other related issues, even if with a focus outside Europe or Africa


Conference Convenor & Organization

Carlos Nunes Silva

Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning

University of Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal

E-mail: locgovgeo@gmail.com


Conference venue

Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning

University of Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal


Further information available in the Conference website


All inquiries, expressions of interests, and abstracts should be sent, by e-mail, to:

Carlos Nunes Silva E-mail: locgovgeo@gmail.com

09Dec 2014

CFP: EUGEO 2015 - Convergences and divergences of Geography in Europe

CFP for the Panel New and emerging electoral geographies: methods, patterns, movements
In EUROREG 2015

Proposed by: Martin Šimon (martin.simon@soc.cas.cz) and Balázs Szabó.

The party-structure of European countries has changed significantly for the last decades. New cleavages have emerged both in the Western democracies and post-socialist countries. The processes of globalisation, the new waves of immigration, and the economic crisis have had strong effects on the election results in the western part of Europe. The Eastern European party-structure, which originally developed in the early 1990s after the change of regime, has been modified since then due to the new cleavages caused by the EU enlargement and the economic reforms. These changes created a flux of changes in electoral landscape in Europe and thus provides a rich material to be analysed.

For the session of electoral geography we kindly invite researchers dealing with:
A) analyses of spatial differences in election results in different countries, regions or cities, and participants of comparative studies of different territorial levels;
B) analysis of the impact that the new social movements and the rapid development of communication technologies (the new media) make on the election results;
C) spatial features of electoral base of new political parties like populist, pirate, Eurosceptic, anti-globalist parties. The aim of the session is to provide a state-of-art report of a new and emerging research in electoral geography and related fields in Europe, therefore papers dealing with multi-country perspective are encouraged to participate.

Other sessions are listed in this page. Note that the deadline to submit abstracts is Jan 31, 2015.

05Dec 2014

CFP: Geopolitics in Europe - 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

Geopolitics in Europe: power, crisis and the return of territory -- European International Studies Association’s 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 23-26 September 2015, Sicily, Italy

Organized by: Gonzalo Pozo (KCL) and Ian Klinke (Oxford)

European geopolitics has long enjoyed an intimate relationship with forms of political violence, from 19th century imperialism to 20th century territorial revanchism. Yet, post-Cold War Europe is often cast as a curiously post-geopolitical continent, a place where geopolitics no longer matters. Struggles over territorial space seem to happen elsewhere.

The Russian annexation of Crimea is only the most recent reminder that the politics of territory has not been banned from Europe. This comes as no surprise to those who have noted that whilst the European Union may have dissolved borders throughout the Schengen era, it has long hardened and militarised its outer border in attempt at keeping the global poor outside its fortress of wealth. Classical geopolitics may remain a taboo in the corridors of Brussels power, but it has made a revival in national capitals throughout the EU. Moreover, the Eurozone crisis has installed a new hierarchical geography of core and periphery in which the economies of the North limit the sovereignty of the South. As territorial conflict returns to haunt the continent, territorial borders are also being questioned by peaceful nationalisms, from Glasgow to Barcelona. In short, political power in Europe continues to be exercised over and resisted through territorial space. Perhaps more surprisingly, the recent uprising in Ukraine has also shown that street level violence can still be sparked in the name of ‘Europe’.

Bringing the fields of International Relations and Political Geography into dialogue, this section seeks to attract critically minded work from a whole range of theoretical backgrounds to reflect on the geopolitics of contemporary Europe.

Submissions will address issues such as:
- Territorial conflict, separatism and centrifugal nationalism
- The return of great power rivalry and the spectre of a new Cold War
- The status of classical geopolitical thought in Europe
- The political economy of crisis Europe
- Geopolitical fantasies of the European Union as a global actor
- The European border regime, economic migration and the current refugee crisis
- The role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in Europe

Submissions will be made through the conference website, but in the meanwhile please get in touch with a title and short (200w) abstract. Ian Klinke (ian.klinke@ouce.ox.ac.uk) and Gonzalo Pozo (gonzalo.pozo-martin@kcl.ac.uk).

05Dec 2014

CFP : “Geographies of Violence” - 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

“Geographies of Violence” - The Worlds of Violence - 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 23-26 September 2015, Sicily, Italy

Panels organized by:

Simon Springer University of Victoria, BC, Canada springer@uvic.ca

Philippe Le Billon University of British Columbia, BC, Canada philippe.lebillon@ubc.ca

In carrying forward the ‘Violence and Space’ sessions that we organized for the AAG in Los Angeles in 2013, we wanted to bring more attention to geographical scholarship on violence by reaching out beyond the confines of human geography and encouraging a more interdisciplinary conversation. With this in mind we are assembling a 10 panel Section on the theme of‘Geographies of Violence’ for the upcoming ‘The Worlds of Violence - 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations’, which will be held 23-26 September 2015 in Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy.

Studies on the geographies of violence have rapidly increased in number over the past decade, both within and outside the discipline of geography. Reflecting greater sensitivity to multiple forms of violence and their spatial dimensions, this growing interest has responded to renewed violent forms of imperialism, debates about the trends of violence, and renewed methodological interest in spatial analysis. Engaging this broad literature, this Section will consider the theoretical implications and empirical groundings of violence with the aim of more rigorously demonstrating the ways in which violence is woven through everyday lives, institutions, and structures. As such, the included themes range from a discussion of racism and genocide, sovereignty, neo-colonialism and development, gender inequalities, terror and territory, political ecology, war and militarism, displacement, geopolitics and subaltern resistance. Conceptually the Section will raise issues ranging from routinized performances and banal geographies of violence that serve conventional social, economic, and political norms that go largely unnoticed, through to the spectacular eruptions of ‘exceptional’ violence that capture public attention. By forwarding an agenda for the study of violence from a geographical perspective, we hope to demonstrate the myriad ways in which violence is relationally embedded within the human experience, a process that we envision will support greater understanding of pathways towards nonviolence and peace.

The 10 included Panels are as follows, each of which will include 5 speakers/papers:
1. Development, Neo-colonialism, and Violence
2. Race, Hate, and Genocidal Geographies
3. Geopolitical Violence and Subaltern Resistance
4. The Political Ecology of Violence
5. Sovereign Violence and Spaces of Exception
6. Geographies of Gender(ed) Violence
7. The Violence of Displacement
8. Geographies of Militarism and War
9. Terror, Terrorism and Geography
10. Peace and Nonviolent Geographies

We encourage submissions from scholars writing on any of the above named themes. In your submission, please identify which one of the identified 10 Panels you would like your paper to be considered for. Abstracts of approximately 200-250 words should be sent to both of the organizers at springer@uvic.ca and philippe.lebillon@ubc.ca

Please note that at the same time you email your abstracts to the organizers you will also need to register and submit your abstract through the conference’s online system found here: https://www.conftool.pro/paneuropean2015/

More details about the conference, including travel, accommodation, venue, and location details can be found on the conference website here: http://www.paneuropeanconference.org/2015/

The deadline for receiving abstracts is January 15th, 2015.

03Nov 2014

New Board elected at the IPSA Conference in Montreal

A new Board of Officers was elected during the most recent IPSA conference, held in the city of Montreal in July, 2014.

RC15_Business_Meeting_participants_-_Montreal_July_2014.JPG Members of the RC 15. From left to right: Johanna Pettersson, Cristina Sarmento, Patricia Oliviera, Przemyslaw Osiewicz, Gabriela de la Paz, Heriberto Cairo Carou, Luna Vives, Alan Henrikson, María Lois, Marina Sanz, Carlos González Villa.

Chair

Heriberto Cairo Carou, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

Co-chair

Luna Vives, Dawson College, Canada.

Secretary

Przemyslaw Osiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland.

Board Members

Sanjay Chaturvedi, Panjab University, India.

Gabriela De la Paz, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico.

Alan Henrikson, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA.

María Lois, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

Johanna Pettersson, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Jaime Preciado, Universidad de Guadalajara, México.

Cristina Sarmento, New University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Takashi Yamazaki, Osaka City University, Japan.

We thank the members of previous Boards for their hard work!!

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