CIPS/CIPSS 6th Annual Graduate Student Conference

“Identity, Ideology and Security in a Globalized World”

Location: Université de Montréal

Date of Conference March 12, 2015

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The Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS; Université de Montreal and McGill University) and the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS; University of Ottawa) held their joint annual graduate student conference on March 12, 2015 at the University of Montreal (Quebec, Canada). The theme of this multidisciplinary and bilingual conference was “Identity, Ideology and Security in a Globalized World”.

Doctoral and masters students in various social sciences disciplines were invited to present their research on issues related to international peace and security (broadly defined) and global governance. Given the theme of the 2015 conference, students were encouraged  to submit proposals exploring issues of identity and ideology in international security and global governance.


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• Ideologies and identities in world politics
• Transnational security issues
• Intrastate conflicts and peace operations
• Democratization and authoritarianism
• Diplomacy and foreign policies
• Defense policies
• International organizations and global governance

Students presented their research in thematic panels, each moderated by a professor or researcher affiliated with CIPSS or CIPS. 

Conference 2015 (66) This colloquium is an excellent opportunity for masters and PhD 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 is automatically eligible for publication in Potentia: Journal of International and Public Affairs, the annual CIPS Graduate Student Journal.