Call for Papers

CIPSS/CIPS Graduate Student Conference

“International Institutions and Conflicts”

Date: March 31, 2017

Location: McGill University

The Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS; Université de Montréal and McGill University) and the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS; University of Ottawa) will hold their 13th joint Annual Graduate Student Conference on March 31st, 2017, at McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada). The theme of this multidisciplinary and bilingual conference is “International Institutions and Conflicts”.

We invite doctoral and master students in various social science and humanities disciplines to present their research on issues related to security or international politics. Given the theme of this year’s conference, we encourage students to submit proposals that discuss and expand our knowledge on the relations between international institutions and conflicts. Conflicts can be international or domestic, contemporary or historical. We welcome papers that expand the boundary of security studies, such as human security, environmental security, and conflicting social interests are also welcomed.

Some suggested topics of interest include:

• international institutions and conflict management

• international institutions and peaceful power transition

• the constitution and the evolution of international institutions

social and domestic impact of international institutions

• the future of international institutions.

Students will present their research in thematic panels, each moderated by a professor or researcher affiliated with CIPS or CIPSS. This colloquium is an excellent opportunity for doctoral and masters students to receive feedback on their work and to network with fellow graduate students and other researchers. In addition, the best paper presented at the conference will be automatically eligible for publication in Potentia: Journal of International and Public Affairs, the annual CIPS Graduate Student Journal.

Proposals and papers can be presented in English or French. To submit a proposal, please send an abstract in WORD format of no more than 250 words at [email protected] by January 25, 2017. Please include your name, program of study, department, and university. Selected applicants will be required to submit their final paper by March 17, 2017.

Deadline for proposals: January 25, 2017

Additional information

Notification of acceptance: During the week of February 8, 2017

Paper Deadline: March 17, 2017

Funding: Financial assistance to help cover transportation costs may be available for a limited number of students from outside Montreal.

For any questions, please contact us at [email protected] For information about the CIPSS and the CIPS, please visit our respective websites:

We look forward to receiving your submissions and to having you join us! The CIPSS/CIPS Graduate Student Conference Committee.

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