Upcoming Conferences of Interest 2018-2019

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We have compiled a list of upcoming conferences related to the fields of ethics and international affairs through summer of 2019, arranged in chronological order. We hope you find something that interests you!


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

Date: August 19-24, 2018

Location: Sydney, Australia

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.


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

Date: August 24-25, 2018

Location: Beijing, China

GISSF Research Wing announces the international conference on “Academic Research in Social Sciences and Humanities”. This forum is established to discuss  multidisciplinary issues and emerging trends in business and economics. The GISSF invites scholars, scientists, engineers, researchers, practitioners and students to share the new innovative trends in their respective fields. This common platform is expected to provide the basis for joint ventures among different fields.


114th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Date: August 30 – September 2, 2018

Location: Boston

Join APSA 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. APSA encourages submissions from individuals representing a range of countries, fields 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.


8th Review of Socio-Economic Perspectives International Multidisciplinary Conference (RSEP)

Date: September 4-6, 2018

Location: Barcelona, Spain

The conference will explore different trends within the fields of Business & Economics, Teaching & Education, Social Sciences & Humanities, Technology & Science, Law, Health & Welfare.


6th International Academic Conference on Social Sciences

Date: September 8-9, 2019

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The 6th International Academic Conference on Social Sciences is the best interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results within different social science fields. The conference will bring together leading academic social scientists, researchers and scholars from around the world.


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 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 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: September 24-25 , 2018

Location: Singapore

As the world becomes increasingly integrated, the political, social and cultural boundaries are being re-configured and new challenges are emerging. 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 engage in an in-depth discourse by providing an active voice which helps shape the opinions of the public, institutions and the policy-makers.


40th Anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening Up: Institutional Change and Reconfiguration of China’s Political Economy 

Date: October 10-12, 2018

Location: Duisburg, Germany

The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Third Plenum’s decisions on opening-up and reform (1978). The experimental integration of market elements into China’s centrally planned economy, sometimes classified as “Chinese variety of capitalism” or “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics”, is still an ongoing and dynamically evolving process. This conference seeks to undertake a systematic, theory-guided analysis of China’s socio-economic development path in retrospective and comparative perspective. During the past four decades, China’s economic system has evolved in a highly idiosyncratic fashion, in which bottom-up entrepreneurship and pressure for change have been as important as top-down decrees for economic development envisaged by the ruling party and government elite. Likewise, an increasingly intensive exposure to the global markets and its usances has resulted in institutional transplantations becoming a major stimulus for the design of the domestic socio-economic regime.


16th Annual Meeting of the Association for Political Theory

Date: October 18-20, 2018

Location: Pennsylvania, USA

APT is the only national conference dedicated to bringing scholars at all stages of their professional careers together solely to discuss work in political theory and political philosophy. Unlike the larger political science or philosophy conferences, political thought is at the center of our meetings and the organization.


Nuremberg Conference on Gender Economics and the Workplace

Date: November 8-9, 2018

Location: Nuremberg

The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) are pleased to announce a conference on gender research in economics and its application to the workplace. This two-day conference seeks to bring together researchers who tackle gender issues using different empirical methods: laboratory experiments, field experiments, econometrics, or a mixture thereof. Some of the topics of interest include: Gender gaps in educational choices and outcomes; Family (formation), child care, and the gender gap in labour market outcomes; The impact of institutions (e.g. wage-setting regimes) on the gender gap in labour market outcomes; Evidence on the causes of the gender gap in labour market outcomes; Innovations in the workplace and their impact on gender inequalities in the labour market.


35th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development: “Sustainability from an Economic and Social Perspective”

Date: November 15-16, 2018

Location: Lisbon

Topics are focused on, but not limited to, recent challenges in modern national economies and business enterprises, some of which include: Globalization and Challenges of the Modern World, Enterprise in Turbulent Environment, and Entrepreneurship Caught Between Creativity and Bureaucracy.


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

Date: November 21-23, 2018.

Location: Shillong, India

As scientific research conference organizers, The Global Academic Research Institute proudly organized the Second International Conference on Sustainable Development (SICSD 2018)  in collaboration with Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India. The theme of this conference is: “Moving Forward: The SDGs in practice”. Martin Luther Christian University in Shillong has emerged as an academic hub for young aspiring professionals in the North-eastern region of India striving for a sustainable planet.


POLITSCI ’18/International Political Science Conference

Date: November 30, 2018

Location: Istanbul

The 2018 Political Science Conference will discuss theoretical and practical matters of politics and social processes, the means of formation of authoritarian power as well as potentialities of resistance to authoritarianism; social movements, dialectics of force and consent in the creation of power, and the means of ideological legitimization of government policies. The conference aims to constitute a forum for prolific exchanges between different theoretical perspectives, interests and concerns prevalent within political science.


2018 Winter Global Public Policy Symposium

Date: December 6-7, 2018

Location: Los Angeles, California

The themes of this conference are concerned with emerging issues in 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 levels.


CIMIGO SOS 2018: International Symposium on Innovative Management and Governance of Organizations

Date: December 12-13, 2018

Location: Casablanca, Morocco

This international symposium, aimed to be a unique platform for exchanges and reflections on the future economy, on one hand aims to shed light on major contemporary problems and, on the other hand, to highlight technological, organizational, institutional and societal innovations coming from emerging economies. This international symposium intends to enable propositions and explorations of alternative models and to stimulate experience sharing between academics and professionals from different countries.


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

Date: January 21-22, 2019

Location: London, UK

The ICMDHS 2019 event 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.


The Political Economy of International Organization (PEIO)

Date: February 7-9, 2019

Location: Salzburg, Austria

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 academic literature. Questions that will be addressed 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. The conference will also consider that interaction of IOs with transnational actors such as commercial lobbies and NGOs.


St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs

Date: February 12-15, 2019

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs is now in its sixth year as 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 universities, are cordially invited to attend the conference free of charge.


1st ICRU International Conference on World Sustainable Development WSD 2019: “Sustainable Community Development”

Date: February 17-19, 2019

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand

The 1st ICRU International Conference on World Sustainable Development WSD 2019 is initiated as a venue for academicians and researchers to express and share their findings, together with building relationships and networks with others, so as with a purpose to mutually achieve the ultimate goals of United Nations’ sustainable development. The conference sessions will be organized into multiple concurrent session tracks under the Sustainable Development Theme. The tentative session tracks are: 1. Sustainable Development Goals SDGs 2. Pure and Applied Science 3. Education for Sustainable Development 4. Computer and Information Technology 5. The Kings Philosophy 6. Management and Economics 7. Humanities and Social Sciences 8. ASEAN Studies 9. Environmental Science 10. Hospitality and Tourism Management 11. Sustainable Agriculture 12. The Interdisciplinary Research.


The 32nd Camden Conference: Is This China’s Century?

Date: February 22-24, 2019

Location: Camden, Maine

The 2019 Camden Conference will explore what is happening inside China today and how this will affect China’s international role.  The conference will start by asking what historical events have shaped China’s global ambitions, what its leaders’ current priorities are, and how they assess the ambitions of other nations. Speakers will then look inside Chinese society today, exploring the important demographic challenges the country now faces, the relationship between the individual and authority, the rural-urban divide, confrontation over dissent and the rights of minorities, and the role of the Internet and social media. Other questions that will be explored include the Communist Party’s leadership and its control over individual lives, the workplace, media and other institutions.  The Chinese economy is now the world’s second largest and probably on a path to become #1.  Among the topics the speaker will address: how the Communist Party exerts authority over the Chinese economy, the role of the military, the extent of Chinese investment abroad, and the impact of China’s Belt and Road project.  Another speaker will focus on China’s aspirations to be the global leader in technology and innovation.  In what sectors can China be most competitive?    


3rd International Conference on the Political Economy of Democracy and Dictatorship (PEDD)

Date: February 28 – March 2, 2019

Location:  Münster, Germany

The conference addresses the origin and prospects of democracy and dictatorship, policy control and governance structures in comparative political systems, and transition processes from dictatorship to democracy and vice versa.  Bringing together scholars interested in interdisciplinary work on comparative political systems is the focus.Theoretical as well as empirical papers by both economists and other social scientists are welcomed. In particular, papers may cover topics such as: Political accountability in autocracies and democracies; Violence, conflicts, and revolutions; Political stability and transitions; Institutional change and prosperity; Constitutional history of democracy; Culture, religion, and political institutions.


2019 PHISO International Conference: “Praxes Turn in IR”

Date: March 2019 (Exact date to be determined)

Location: Cebu, Philippines

The study of international relations typically gravitates towards decrypting “axiomatic givens” such as state rationality, national interest or regional identity. Moreover, intellectual diversity tends to be ideational with paradigmatic clashes that generates synthesis from theoretical reason as epitomized, for instance, by the “neo-neo” debate following the realism-idealism face-off. Nevertheless, IR as a discipline is not bereft of alternative approaches to studying the international. Thus, from interrogating the discipline to rethinking regions in global IR context, this prolegomenous forum broaches the “practice turn” in IR, the approach of privileging pragmatic imperatives as evidence by analytical units’ proclivities and practices in relational conduct instead of foundational logics in IR scholarship. Thus, in presenting IR realities as products of practices instead of being preordained by theoretical reason, the approach encourages inter-paradigmatic dialogue, if not syncretism, rather than synthetization in understanding world politics. For this forum, particular attention will be given to culture as performance of practices.


National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program

Date: March 13-15, 2019

Location: Washington, D.C.

Leaders from various sectors will engage in 3 days of free exchange of ideas and approaches to achieving environmental justice. These interactive training sessions will feature voices of experience, research, discussions, and thought-provoking dialogue. The program format will feature the needs and challenges of communities, governments, municipalities, tribes, faith-based organizations, and others with an interest in environmental justice. It will highlight programs and collaborations that work, as well as initiatives that have not proven successful. Program speakers will feature representatives from Federal and state agencies, local governments, tribes, community groups, business and industry, public interest groups, academia, and other entities. This interactive forum will give conference participants the opportunity to network with a variety of interests from diverse quarters. All conference participants will realize informative and productive resources that can support their individual program goals and objectives. Conference participants will also see examples of approaches that produce positive results through innovation and collaboration.


2019 Middle East Dialogue

Date: March 22, 2019

Location: Washington, DC

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. Its purpose is to promote multidisciplinary conversation about topics that include, but are not limited to:  Education initiatives; Social, economic and/or political reforms; Syrian civil war; Peace initiatives; Interfaith dialogue; Nuclear proliferation; Israel/Palestinian conflict; Women’s gains and challenges; Terrorism; Issues of stereotyping, bias and media representation; Entrepreneurship; Technological innovation; Addressing the Trump administration.


International Studies Association’s (ISA) Annual Convention: “Re-visioning International Studies: Innovation and Progress”

Date: March 27-30, 2019

Location: Toronto, Canada

Since its founding, the International Studies Association has promoted intellectual diversity as well as respect for theoretical and ideological expansiveness. Going forward, we need to move further toward genuine engagement and communication across disciplinary and methodological fault lines. We invite panel, paper and roundtable proposals that employ novel methodological and theoretical approaches towards addressing 21st century global questions and topics. We look forward to conversations about innovative approaches to international studies. In Re-envisioning International Studies, we encourage the exchange of ideas on new methods and theories and ideas about the best ways to encourage these dialogues across diverse approaches and methods to bring together our community. Some questions that will be addressed include: What kind of new methodological approaches do different disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, philosophy, economics, and communication, contribute to the study of global dynamics? How can scholars protect the integrity of the disciplinary theories and methodologies, while increasing their applicability? How can we communicate our theories and findings beyond scholars who share our approaches and methods? How can we better integrate findings from other disciplines into our own scholarship? What is the future of various theories of international studies? How do we define theoretical progress and innovation in different thematic areas?


19th Annual Africa Conference at the University of Texas at Austin

Date: March 29-31, 2018

Location: Austin, Texas

Africa’s intertwined historical trajectories signals at the imbricated nature of identities in the continent. At the same time, the politicization of different identities for the mobilization of diverse population groups adds another dimension to this complex terrain. The 2019 Africa Conference intends to critically examine the highly intricate and contested processes of identity formation and its significance for African societies. Furthermore, the conference will engage with discussions on identities that are intimately linked to notions of African diaspora across the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Indian Ocean. The primary aim of the conference is to reflect on the varying and varied forms of social practices and processes through which identities are constructed, contested, negotiated, and reconfigured in relation to one another. Simultaneously, the conference intends to create an intellectual space for examining the politics of identity that systematically marginalizes, excludes, disempowers, and denudes certain social groups. Beyond the specific emphasis on Africa, the overarching focus of the conference is to engage with different theoretical inflections that have emerged in the existing scholarship on imbricated identities as well as to probe into the ways in which they have been challenged and reformulated within the academia.


Conference on World Affairs

Date: April 9-13, 2019

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.


International Hellenic Conference of Political Science: New Challenges, New Answers (HEPO 2019) 

Date: April 17-20, 2019

Location: Athens, Greece

The International Hellenic conference of political science: New Challenges, New Answers HEPO2019 is a new interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of empirical and theoretical work that is reflective of a highly dynamic political arena both domestically and internationally. The conference is seeking to receive contributions by scholars who recognise that political science needs to vindicate its relevance by tackling today’s challenges while predicting the themes ahead. We aim to establish a hub for academics that engage with peers over the latest advances and research results in any sub-field of Political Science and International Relations both in the shape of empirical and theoretical work. The theme of the conference is meant to inspire and bring together academic leaders, researchers, and scholars who like to think outside the box and transcend their disciplinary domain. While offering a forum to established academics we also like to see proposals from a new generation of researchers as well as outstanding research students who like to share their work, receive feedback and exchange ideas with faculty from all around the world.


International Conference on Terrorism and Political Violence

Date: May 3, 2019

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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). It will cover different topics within the fields of Terrorism Studies and International Relations.


Women Deliver 2019 Conference

Date: June 3-6, 2019

Location: Vancouver, Canada

The world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. It will serve as a catalyst for advocates working to achieve a more gender equal world. More than 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists will flock to Vancouver with the drive to accelerate progress for girls and women everywhere. The conference will present new knowledge, promote world-class solutions, and engage a broad spectrum of voices. It will focus on several issues from health, nutrition, education, economic and political empowerment to human rights, good governance, and girls’ and women’s agency and equality.


ICPSIR 2019: 21st International Conference on Political Science and International Relations

Date: June 11-12, 2019

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

The ICPSIR 2019: The 21st International Conference on Political Science and International Relations is the premier interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world.


44th British International Studies Association (BISA) Annual Conference 2019

Date: June 12-14, 2019

Location: London, UK

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol, Prifysogol Aberystwyth (Department of International Politics, University of Aberystwyth), the first department of international studies in the world. This anniversary provides an opportunity to critically reflect upon whether there is a distinctive discipline of British international studies, what that discipline might be, what kinds of stories we tell ourselves about it, and how those stories shape us as a collegium in relation to others? More particularly, such questions demand an engagement with the history of international studies within the United Kingdom and how the discipline connects to the practices of the British state. Attention is also drawn to what the discipline may be today and how it may change in response to the myriad worlds within which it is embedded, including the uncertainties of a post-Brexit environment, as well as changing configurations of governance and power in the international system. Thus, alongside traditional concerns of war, diplomacy, trade, and finance, the centennial is a good time to evaluate how well equipped international studies in the United Kingdom is to respond to the challenges of the Anthropocene, climate change, inequality, migration, questions of identity, ubiquitous surveillance, and a revival of imperial nostalgia. It is also an opportune moment to contemplate the pedagogy of international studies, the role of international studies within contemporary British universities, and the composition of our academy. Put bluntly, does international studies in the UK have the people, institutional support, inter- disciplinarity, methods, concepts, and theories to address the challenges of the next 100 years? If not, what is needed and necessary to address these challenges?


Pervasive Powers: Corporate Authority in the Shaping of Public Policy

Date: June 14-16, 2019

Location: Paris, France

The power of corporate business has been a subject of intense debate and many social science studies since the 19th century. This conference is based on the idea that, not only has this power varied among industries, countries and different periods, but also that the way in which it is wielded has evolved over time. By bringing together scholars from various backgrounds within the fields of history, sociology, and political science, we intend to provide new insights on the multiplicity, depth and limits of the forms of influence that corporations, or the organizations furthering their interests – business associations, think tanks, communication or public relations agencies, foundations, etc. –, have on public policy.


17th Annual International Conference on International Studies

Date: June 17-20, 2019

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 2019: 21st International Conference on Human Rights and Human Security 

Date: June 25-26, 2019

Location: Paris, France

The ICHRHS 2019: 21st 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.


12th Global Studies Conference: The “End of History” 30 Years On: Globalization Then and Now

Date: June 27-28, 2019

Location: Krakow, Poland

The Twelfth Global Studies Conference features research addressing the following annual themes: Theme 1: Economy and Trade; Theme 2: Politics, Power, and Institutions; Theme 3: Society and Culture; Theme 4: Resources and Environment.

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