Upcoming Conferences of Interest 2018

| October 2017
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We have compiled a list of upcoming conferences related to the fields of ethics and international affairs through fall of 2018, arranged in chronological order. We hope you find something that interests you!

2017 Winter Global Public Policy Symposium

Date: December 7-8, 2017

Location: Los Angeles

The themes of this conference are concerned with the emerging issues in the contemporary society. Some of the key challenges of the present include security, civil society, environment and sustainability, leadership and legitimacy. The academic community, government, business community and civil society must rise to these challenges. The challenges for all are to reconsider their ways of thinking and this must be reflected in government policies and actions. This gives rise to the ethical dimension of the current discussions in economics, politics and social. They are vital in tackling these challenges, and achieving the right balance between economic growth, environmental protection, and high quality of life for citizens. A comprehensive policy response to these issues needs to cut across societal level.

POLITSCI ’17/International Political Science Conference

Date: December 8-9, 2017

Location: Istanbul

The conference aims to constitute a forum for prolific exchanges between different theoretical perspectives, interests and concerns prevalent within political science. Presently the world is witnessing a series of radical transformations in the political sphere; the debate about the great transformation of the 2010s is focusing on the process of authoritarianization on the one hand, and on social and political resistance movements on the other. We believe the gathering of scholars who work on the complex web of relationships between political institutions, society, and the individual with a focus on the dialectics between consent and coercion in politics and who seek to transcend perspectives that tend to confine the question of authoritarianism to a schematic struggle between State and civil society will be most fruitful.

ICMDHS: 20th International Conference on Migration, Development, and Human Security

Date: January 25-26, 2018

Location: Paris, France

The ICMDHS 2018: 20th International Conference on Migration, Development and Human Security aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Migration, Development and Human Security. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Migration, Development and Human Security.

Political Economy of International Organizations

Date: February 8-10, 2018

Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison

The PEIO conference brings together economists, political scientists and other scholars to address political-economy issues related to any international organization, including the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Union, and also other international organizations that have as yet received less attention in the academic literature. Questions we seek to address include how IOs are organized and governed, what are the incentives of governments dealing with IOs as well as the incentives of the bureaucrats who staff them, and what are the effects of IOs on policy outcomes. We will also consider the interaction of IOs with transnational actors such as commercial lobbies and NGOs. Finally, we have a particular interest in the interaction of the international political economy with the domestic political economy of IO members.

Imagining a Different Future: Overcoming Barriers to Climate Justice

Date: February 8-10, 2018

Location: Hobart, Tasmania

A multidisciplinary conference examining the barriers to responding to climate change, implementing climate justice, and proposing ways forward.

The 31st Camden Conference: New World Disorder and America’s Future

Date: February 16-18, 2018

Location:  Camden, Maine

The 2018 Camden Conference will explore shifts in global power and the ramifications for major players, particularly China, the US, and the nations of Europe, in pursuing their national interests. Our speakers will address the impact of globalization, the rise of nationalism, transformations in global economies, and the management of a range of future threats such as climate change, population growth, and cyber insecurity. How can the United States remain competitive economically, preserve national security, safeguard American values, and meet dangerous challenges from unstable countries? What role in the world do Americans want for their country?

The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum 2018

Date: February 21-23, 2018

Location: Berlin (held parallel to the Berlin Film Festival)

The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum 2018 is an international conference taking place in Berlin to explore the potential for art and music to provide a neutral platform for cultural exchange. Artists and practitioners from the fields of music, film, performance art, digital art, literature, and painting, will share their perspectives alongside renowned artists and leading figures from international politics, diplomacy, academy civil society, and the private sector.

St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs

Date: February 21-23, 2018

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida

The St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs is a cooperative venture of a group of civic-minded St. Petersburg residents and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Multiple panels of distinguished diplomats, military, media, and academic experts will discuss critical international issues of the day. The public, including students of USF St. Petersburg and other area universities, are cordially invited to attend the conference free of charge.

2018 PHISO International Conference: “Re-thinking Regions in Global International Relations”

Date: March 23-24, 2018

Location: Phillipines

Acharya’s (2014, 2016) calls toward a Global International Relations (IR) research agenda stressed the importance of area studies as a source of new concepts and perspectives in IR. The essential objective of which is to accommodate marginalized identities into mainstream IR theoretical discourses. While the desire for economic development and peace were key justifications for the institutionalization of regions during the Cold War, the increasing emphasis on identities and civilizations in world politics suggests that regions are expected to move ‘beyond’ their primary material basis to ideational forms of interaction. This has manifested in the attempts to explore what would constitute, for example, an ASEAN identity. At the same time, these processes involve the reimagining of pre-colonial identities and the networks of sub- and non-state actors that shape identities outside of the confines of the Westphalian state and institutionalized political regions, necessitating critical engagement with the epistemological and ontological assumptions of International Relations. In this conference, we would like to explore such connections.

Middle East Dialogue: A New Collective Vision

Date: March 23, 2018

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Middle East Dialogue (MED) has established an international reputation as a focal point for new research, and a forum for the exchange of opinions and different views. The Middle East Dialogue is for policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders, to discuss current issues.

18th Annual Africa Conference at the University of Texas at Austin

Date: March 29-31, 2018

Location: Austin, Texas

The 2018 Africa Conference will critically examine Africa’s political leadership and extant institutions vis-à-vis the continent’s history of underdevelopment, present challenges, and future trajectories within the global political economy. Scholars are invited to interrogate the nature and evolution of leadership and institutions in Africa from the pre-colonial era to contemporary times. Institutions in this context are broadly defined to include formal and informal institutions, including history, traditions and culture of the people. Is it leadership that shapes institutions or do institutions determine the quality of leaders that emerge? How can African states achieve the leadership and institutional transformation necessary to address the perennial development challenges of the continent? Are there lessons that could be drawn from the experiences of the pre-colonial era to inform contemporary issues of leadership? We invite proposals for papers, panel presentations, roundtables and artistic works/performances that would critically examine these and other related issues on Africa’s leadership and institutions.

International Studies Association’s 59th Annual Convention

Date: April 4-7, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA

Power of Rules and Rule of Power:Many approaches to understanding international politics begin with the observation that international politics operates in a condition of anarchy, and that this creates fundamentally different interactions than those we witness in domestic politics. Yet, despite the lack of a formal government, the international system operates through a vast web of rules– formal and informal, explicit and implicit. While powerful actors may have disproportionate influence in the creation, maintenance, and contestation of rules, explicit and implicit rules also influence notions of power and serve as sources of power. There is an endogenous, mutually constitutive, relationship between power and rules.

Our 2018 conference theme seeks to understand the relative and relational influence of power and rules in international politics. While the interaction between power and rules characterizes the subject we study, it also characterizes the international studies profession. We invite proposals that address and problematize power structures, rules, and norms in our discipline, our universities, and our professional associations as well as in international interactions.

Conference on World Affairs

Date: April 9-13, 2018

Location: Boulder, Colorado

The Conference on World Affairs brings a world of thought leaders together to discuss “everything conceivable” with the residents and students of Boulder. Founded in 1948 as a forum on world affairs, the CWA expanded rapidly in its early years and now encompasses the arts, media, science, technology, politics, business, human rights, and more. The event reaches viewers throughout Colorado and the nation as well through livestreaming and video and audio recordings, archived over many decades. Although most CWA events take place on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, Conference sessions and activities are open to the public and there is no admission fee.

Gender Inequality: It’s about Time

Date: April 19-20, 2018

Location: Boston

Hosted by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. The conference will focus on recent and novel research on time use and policies that affect the lives of working parents and children. These will include: firm policies and work organization; state or national policies on parental leave; subsidized daycare, after school programs, school hours, and parental time inputs in child education. Thus, the three main topics that will each be the focal point of a half-day session are: Firms, Government, and Families.

International Conference on Terrorism and Political Violence / International Conference on International Relations

Date: April 20-21, 2018

Location: Istanbul

The International Conference on Terrorism and Political Violence will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions). The event will be on the same days with INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ’18 / II. International Conference on International Relations Studies. Participants will be able to attend any of the sessions of these conferences.

Food in the Global Welfare State: Consumer Subsidies as Social Protection Conference

Date: April 27-28, 2018

Location: Boston

Hosted by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.  As a first step towards gaining a better understanding of the role of consumer subsidies in the global welfare state, this conference will bring together political scientists and sociologists who specialize in consumer subsidy programs and welfare in each of the regions where these programs have been important. (In other words, every region except western Europe.)  The goal will be to formulate a shared comparative framework. By asking the participants to review the literature on this topic for each region, we seek to identify the most important variation in subsidy policies and their welfare outcomes, as well as to identify key country cases. We will primarily focus on food subsidy programs, since they have diffused more widely and have proven to be especially durable. Furthermore, we will focus on the period defined by the transnational campaign that began in the 1980s to reform these subsidy programs. This planning conference will set the stage for a larger conference the following year.

International Conference on Pervasive Powers: Corporate Authority in the Shaping of Public Policy

Date: June 14-15, 2018.

Location: Paris

The role of corporate organizations in the shaping of public policy has been a classical subject of interest in sociology and political science. Since the seminal work of C. Wright Mills, Elmer E. Schattschneider, Peter Bachrach and Morton S. Baratz in the fifties and sixties, it has fuelled much research on the interactions between economic, administrative and political elites, on the production of decisions or “non-decisions”, and on inequalities of access to political power. Yet, although these issues have played a key part in the development of sociological and political science studies on issues of power, many of them no longer receive any attention, especially in public policy analysis. The Conference will welcome scholars from various fields of the social sciences (sociology, history, political science, science & technology studies…). We may cover travel expenses, in accordance with the budget of the conference.

16th Annual International Conference on International Studies

Date: June 18-21, 2018.

Location: Athens, Greece

ATINER was established in 1995 as an independent world member-based association of academics and researchers. Athens was chosen as the meeting place because of its long history and culture. ATINER’s mission is to act as a forum where academics and researchers from all over the world can meet and exchange ideas on their research, and discuss the future developments in their disciplines. ATINER aims to revive Athens’ long historical tradition by organizing and hosting international conferences and symposiums as well as promoting research and producing publications. Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 such international academic meetings and has published close to 200 books. In 2012,  the Association launched a series of conference paper publications with close to 1500 papers on various subjects, and in 2014 a series of e-journals.

ICHRHS 2018: 20th International Conference on Human Rights and Human Security 

Date: June 25 – 26, 2018

Location: Paris

The ICHRHS 2018: 20th International Conference on Human Rights and Human Security aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Human Rights and Human Security. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Human Rights and Human Security.

SWSD2018: Social Work, Education and Social Development

Date: July 4-7, 2018.

Location: Dublin

The theme of the 2018 conference is Environmental and Community Sustainability: Human Solutions in Evolving Societies and over 2,000 delegates are expected to attend. The conference scientific programme aims to build on the successes of the previous world conferences with sub-themes built around the sustainable development of our environment and our communities. Our conference will be opened by Mary Robinson, our former President of Ireland and a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Our discussions will consist of lectures, oral presentations, workshops, symposia, poster rounds as well as exhibition space. We are working with our colleagues in Northern Ireland to offer an opportunity to visit social work services in Belfast as part of our conference programme.

The 1st Annual Kurultai of the Endangered Cultural Heritage

Date: July 5-8, 2018.

Location: Romania

The Kurultai is organized in the spirit of communion, as this is an imperative time for international scholars, independent researchers, artists, and activists to fear the potential disappearance of our individual cultural heritages and to engage in shared dialogues towards generating world-changing impact and a better future. We believe we can better understand different habits of mind when we immerse ourselves into different perspectives and unique approaches. We imagine a rich future rooted in a better understanding of our intricate history and in a multitudinous cultural present.At AKECH 2018, we agree that many problems affecting cultural heritage require insights and problem-solving skills from many disciplines, perspectives, and practices. We realize that no overall theme can really accommodate the great variety of interests around the issues relating to endangered cultural heritages. Therefore, we invite contributions which address current cultural heritage issues from a great variety of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

5th International Academic Conference on Social Sciences

Date: July 7-8, 2018

Location: Bali, Indonesia

The 5th International Academic Conference on social Sciences is the best interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Social Sciences. The conference will bring together leading academic social scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world.

ICPSIR 2018 : 20th International Conference on Political Science and International Relations

Date: July 9-10, 2018

Location: Prague

The ICPSIR 2018: 20th International Conference on Political Science and International Relations aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Political Science and International Relations. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Political Science and International Relations.

25th World Congress of Political Science

Date: July 21-26, 2018

Location: Brisbane, Australia

The Congress will integrate the annual conference of the Australian Political Studies Association and  the biennial Oceanic Conference on International Studies. The Congress will have a rich program under the theme Borders and Margins, which will be coordinated by the Program Co-Chairs Professor Terrell Carver and Professor Füsun Türkmen.

8th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation

Date: August 19-21, 2018

Location: Madrid

The 8th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation (ICEPR’18) aims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to environmental pollution and remediation. The goal of ICEPR’18 is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in the relevant fields and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. This conference will also provide an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields.

International Law association conference: ‘Developing International Law in a Challenging World’

Date: August 19-24, 2018

Location: Sydney

The Australian Branch of the International Law Association warmly invites you to join international lawyers from around the globe at the 78th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association. The Conference will consider cutting-edge themes of international law as it responds to social and political challenges in a new environment.  Leading experts in public and private international law will join with lawyers, academics and other professionals to consider the responsiveness of international law to a world presenting increasing challenges.

Second International Conference on Sustainable Development: Moving Forward: The SDGs in practice

Date: August 23-24, 2018.

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

As a scientific research conference organizers, The Global Academic Research Institute proudly organized Second International Conference on sustainable Development (SICSD 2018) under the theme of “Moving Forward: The SDGs in practice”. Submissions are now open for both oral and poster presentation of all the scholar around worldwide.

2nd International Conference on Academic Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

Date: August 24-25, 2018

Location: China

GISSF Research Wing announce the international conference on “Academic Research in Social Sciences and Humanities”. This forum is established to discuss the issues of multidisciplinary field collaboration with business and economics emerging trends. We invite the scholars /scientists / engineers/ researchers / practitioners / students to join with us and share the new innovative trends in their respective field. This common platform is expected to provide the bases for joint venture among different fields to serve the society in a better way.

114th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Date: August 30 – September 2, 2018

Location: Boston

Join us to address the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2018 theme, “Democracy and Its Discontents.” APSA and the 2018 Program Chairs Henry Farrell, The George Washington University, and Anna Grzymala-Busse, Stanford University, look forward to your participation in panels and sessions prepared by APSA’s 56 divisions and numerous related groups at the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting. The Call for Proposals is now open, and the deadline for all submissions is January 16, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. APSA encourages submissions from individuals representing a range of geographic distribution, field of professional interest, methodological orientation, types of institutions where members are employed, race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexuality, disability, and other important forms of diversity.

2018 European Society of International Law Conference

Date: September 13-15, 2018

Location: Manchester, UK

The 2018 conference will take a hard and unflinching look at the multitude of roles and functions played by universality in international legal discourses as well as the in its associated narratives of progress and virtues. In doing so, it will provide a critical appraisal of the mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion that comes with international law and its universalist discursive strategies. This will require that universality is not reduced to the question of the geographical outreach of international law but, instead, is understood in terms of boundaries. This will also entail examining how the idea universality – which does not lend itself to a translation in all languages – was developed in some of the dominant vernaculars of international law – primarily English and French – before being universalised and imposed upon international lawyers from all traditions. This will simultaneously be offer an opportunity to revisit the ideologies that constitute the identity of international lawyers today as well as the socialisation, reproduction, and legal education processes which they undergo to become international lawyers. Special attention will be paid to the place which Europe has secured for itself by virtue of the progress and historical narratives built around the idea of universality.

8th Annual International Conference on Political Science, Sociology, and International Relations (PSSIR 2018)

Date: 24-25 September, 2018

Location: Singapore

As the world becomes increasingly integrated the political, social, and cultural boundaries are being re-configured and new challenges emerge. Political power is shifting beyond the traditional state models and governance is taking on new forms. Social conflict arises across different regions of the world.

Amidst all of these, political scientists, political experts, academics, sociologist should actively engaged in an in-depth discourse by providing an active voice which helps shape the opinions of the public, institutions and the policy-makers.

16th Annual Meeting of the Association for Political Theory

Date: October 18-20, 2018

Location: Pennsylvania, USA


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