CIPS Graduate Student Conference 2015

Identity, Ideology and Security in a Globalized World

CIPS/CIPSS 6th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Université de Montréal

March 12, 2015

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) will hold 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 is “Identity, Ideology and Security in a Globalized World”.

We invite doctoral and masters students in various social sciences disciplines to present their research on issues related to international peace and security (broadly defined) and global governance. Given the theme of this year’s conference, we encourage students to submit proposals exploring issues of identity and ideology in international security and global governance.

Here are a few suggestions for topics of interest:

• 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 will present their research in thematic panels, each moderated by a professor or researcher affiliated with CIPSS or CIPS. 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 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 of no more than 250 words at by January 16, 2015.

Please include your name, program of study, department, and university. Selected applicants will be required to submit their final paper by February 26, 2015.

Deadline for proposals: January 16, 2015


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