Upcoming Conferences of Interest 2019-2020

| April 2019
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We have compiled a list of upcoming conferences related to the fields of ethics and international affairs through spring of 2020, arranged in chronological order. We hope you find something that interests you!

International Conference on Terrorism and Political Violence

Date: May 3-4, 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.

RLI 4th Annual Conference 2019

Date: June 3-5, 2019

Location: London, UK

Theme: Rethinking the “Regional” in Refugee Law and Policy

Hosted by Refugee Law Initiative, University of London, the RLI Annual Conference offers a dedicated annual forum internationally to share and debate the latest research and cutting-edge developments in refugee protection. This year’s special theme interrogates the role of regional refugee law and policy in light of refugee movements and shifting politics of today’s world. It asks participants to reflect on the construction of both ‘regions’ and ‘regional responses’ to local and global refugee challenges and to rethink the changing role of both law and policy in these processes.

Women Deliver 2019 Conference

Date: June 3-6, 2019

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Theme: Power. Progress. Change.

The world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being 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.

CEEISA-ISA 2019 Joint International Conference

Date: June 17-19, 2019

Location: Belgrade, Serbia

Theme: International Relations in the Age of Anxiety

Co-hosted by the International Studies Association and the Central and East European International Studies Association, this year’s convention considers how International Relations as a discipline can begin to offer solutions for overcoming the problems of global insecurity. Beyond the traditional paper, panel and roundtable proposals, the convention will also include (1) professional development sessions in which participants can engage in discussions with established IR scholars in an informal setting, as well as (2) informal discussion and networking sessions on research methodologies.

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.

The Migration Conference 2019 

Date: June 18-20, 2019

Location: Bari, Italy

Currently in its 7th year, the conference comprises sessions on topics related to: migration, migrant populations, diasporas, migration policies, labor migrations, refugees, economic impacts, remittances as well as non-migrants and the wider impact of human mobility on sending, transit and receiving societies.

International Conference on Ethics 

Date: June 19-21, 2019

Location: Porto, Portugal

The aim of this conference is to bring together a diverse group of researchers and scholars from different perspectives and backgrounds to discuss the numerous aspects of Ethics and its importance for society in general.

9th Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association 

Date: June 20-22, 2019

Location: Belfast, UK

The 9th Annual Conference comprises over 185 panels across 11 topic tracks, including: Political Communication and Media; Political Theory; Public Policy and Public Administration; EU Politics; International and Domestic Conflict; Legislative Studies and Party Politics; Political Methodology; Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior; Political Economy; Comparative Politics; and International Relations.

2019 Association for Social and Political Philosophy Conference 

Date: June 24-26, 2019

Location: Newcastle, UK

Theme: Justice in Times of Austerity, Rupture, and Polarization

Hosted by the Politics Department at Newcastle University, conference sessions are set to include a range of topics in social and political philosophy, including social and economic policy, inequality, political ruptures, and democratic crisis and renewal. This year’s conference theme looks to consider the issue of justice alongside the normative and evaluative perspectives within the contemporary political climate.

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.

16th IMISCOE Annual Conference 2019 

Date: June 26-28, 2019

Location: Malmö, Sweden

Theme: Understanding International Migration In The 21st Century: Conceptual And Methodological Approaches

The 16th Annual Conference of IMISCOE will focus on the conceptual and methodological approaches for understanding the growing diversity and complexity of international migration. Topics covered will include: socio-cultural and structural integration of refugees in Europe; migrant transnationalism in violent origin democracies; the role of place in international student mobility and migration dynamics; and EU’s external migration governance.

2019 World Conference on Statelessness and Inclusion 

Date: June 26-28, 2019

Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Theme: Citizenship for Inclusive Societies

Taking place in the international city of peace and justice, the 2019 World Conference on Statelessness and Inclusion will provide a forum to explore and discuss statelessness related challenges, opportunities, research, policy and advocacy; shape the strategic direction of the field; find creative ways respond to emerging challenges and forge collaborations to achieve change. The event offers a unique opportunity for the participating stateless activists, academics, NGOs, UN officials, artists, government officials and journalists to engage in conversation across geographic and disciplinary divides.

4th Biennial International Conference on Public Policy

Date: June 26-28, 2019

Location: Montreal, Canada

Following the success of the previous editions of the Biennial International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP), the 4th ICPP will now be held for the first time in North America, at the University of Concordia. Conference panels cover a range of topics on public policy e.g. policy process theories, comparative public policy, design and implementation, policy issues like gender, technology, health and environment, etc. An additional pre-conference session will be held the day before the conference, which comprises courses and workshops by renowned international scholars for PhD Students and early career scholars.

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.

19th International Migration Conference 2019

Date: June 27-28, 2019

Location: Dudelange, Luxembourg

Theme: Mapping the Nation

This year’s International Migration Conference seeks to shed new light on the cultural, social and economic conditions under which the nation and nation-state are re-constructed and reproduced in the context of migration. What connections and challenges exist between nation-state/ nation and migration? What current developments of nation-state/nation and migration are emerging in the face of the processes of internationalization? How do conflicts and wars impact on the connections between nation/ nation-state /internationalization? What are the reactions within nation-state/ nation to different migration movements? What significance do right-wing populist movements have in connection with processes of the (re- )nationalization of nation-states? What counter-movements are emerging, and what connections can be made to the complex of migration and associated policies?

IDSS-KAIS Joint Conference 2019

Date: July 4-6, 2019

Location: Seoul, Korea

Theme: Regionalist Perspectives on World Order – Challenges and Responses

Hosted by the ISA Interdisciplinary Studies Section (IDSS) & Korean Association of International Studies (KAIS), this Joint Conference aims to provide a platform for a critical discussion on regionalism and regionalist trends in the international community, in light of the uncertainty about the ‘Liberal International Order’ and the centrifugal tendencies within it. The conference will examine contending approaches to regionalism and seek to explain variations among them and their evolving understandings of the relevant ‘communities’ affected by their adopted policies and practices.

ISA Asia-Pacific Conference 2019

Date: July 4-6, 2019

Location: Singapore

Theme: Asia-Pacific and World Order – Security, Economics, Identity and Beyond

This conference seeks to shed light on perspectives within Asia-Pacific vis-à-vis contemporary understandings and conceptualizations of world affairs, as well as the prospects and challenges for peaceful sustainable development in the region.

7th European Conference on the Social Sciences (ECSS2019)

Date: July 9-10, 2019

Location: Brighton, UK

Theme: Independence and Interdependence

The European Conference on the Social Sciences (ECSS) is a multidisciplinary conference organized by the International Academic Forum (IAFOR), in conjunction with other global university and institutional partners. This year’s conference theme provides a lens for reflections on the importance and interrelation of such concepts as autonomy and identity, rights and responsibilities, and power and control; and within a variety of contexts from politics and geopolitics to energy, sustainability and the environment; and from education, technology and logistics, to culture and language; from psychology and security, to considerations of equity and justice.

14th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Date: July 10-12, 2019

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Theme: Global Flows, Diversified Realities

Founded in 2006, the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences examines the nature of disciplinary practices in the study of society and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of “real world” applications of social research and theory. The conference comprises various themes, from social and community studies to civic and political studies, as well as global studies. Additionally, this year’s special theme (“Global Flows, Diversified Realities) introduces a platform for scholars and practitioners to consider how the world can and should remain open to the alternative points of view and to the different ways in which globalization is expressed.

9th Annual International Conference on Political Science, Sociology, and International Relations (PSSIR 2019)

Date: July 15-16, 2019

Location: Singapore

Theme: Politics and Society in a Globalizing World – Issues, Actors, and Explanations

The PSSIR Conference is an academic research conference in which scholars from different countries, with diverse scholarly interests and orientations, can explore and exchange observations and theories in relation to the perceptions, policies and actions of particular actors and communities, as well as issues and developments of wider, actual or potential significance in a globalizing world.

2019 Social Science Education Consortium Conference 

Date: July 17-21, 2019

Location: North Carolina, USA

Theme: The Divide Within – Intersections of Realities, Facts, Theories & Practices

The 2019 SSEC Annual Conference seeks to stimulate dialogue concerning the divide within and the intersections of realities, facts, theories, and practices in social science education. In a polarized political climate characterized by skepticism, hostility, and claims of fake news, what common ground can be found in the social sciences to help bridge the divide within our nation and the broader global society? In that regard, the conference provides a platform for presenters and attendees to discuss the future of world democracy, by looking at recent historical cross-cultural phenomena and noting what these portend for social science and social studies educators now and in the future.

ICPCR 2019: International Conference on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolutions

Date: July 22-23, 2019

Location: Berlin, Germany

ICPCR 2019 aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolutions. It aims to provide an 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 peacebuilding and conflict resolutions.

2019 APPAM International Conference

Date: July 29-30, 2019

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Theme: Public Policy in an Era of Rapid Change

The 2019 APPAM International Conference aims to provide a platform for scholars and practitioners to discuss some of the new and emerging global challenges that warrant pragmatic and evidence-informed policy responses.

ISA Accra International Conference

Date: August 1-3, 2019

Location: Accra, Ghana

Theme: Exploring the Agency of the Global South in International Studies (Practices)

As the first ISA international conference in Africa, ISA Accra 2019 aims to provide a platform to consider the agency of the Global South, so as to effectively frame analyses that would foreground Global South actors as the objects of study and move beyond the types of past narratives within international studies that relegate them to a minor role in the global order. Some representative questions the theme might address include: What are the analytical and theoretical implications for International studies of a study of GS agency? How do strategies such as interregional cooperation contribute to the flipping of the regions’ narratives of marginalization and victimhood?

115th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Date: August 29 – September 1, 2019

Location: Washington D.C., USA

Theme: Populism and Privilege

In this annual meeting, the American Political Science Association invites scholars throughout the discipline to explore how political scientists should explain and assess the new self-proclaimed populist movements, their relationships to various systems of privilege, their historical antecedents, and their probable trajectories–as well as what kinds of political responses to them might serve as a feasible challenge, and what kinds might be normatively desirable.

AHRI Conference 2019

Date: September 6-7, 2019

Location: Potsdam, Germany

Theme: Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law – Challenges Ahead

Organized by the Association of Human Rights Institutes, this year’s conference considers how 21st century developments are raising fundamental ethic, legal, and political issues at the borderline between international humanitarian law and international human rights law, in light of the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. Specifically, the conference provides a platform for attendees to discuss how the fundamentally changed character of armed conflicts has affected the relevance of international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

EISA 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

Date: September 11-14, 2019

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Theme: A Century of Show and Tell – The Seen and the Unseen of IR

The 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations invites the International Studies community to envision what the International Relations discipline has seen and what has remained out of its sight. How might the visual and ways of seeing inform the study of international politics? How does IR see, and what has a Century of IR shown? Does IR only see what it gets, or does it only get what it sees?

2019 European Society of International Law Conference 

Date: September 12-14, 2019

Location: Athens, Greece

Theme: Sovereignty – A concept in flux?

State sovereignty, both one of the fundamental principles as well as an underpinning of public international law, is facing numerous contemporary challenges that call into question its basic contours. The time is ripe to revisit sovereignty, a concept so broad and yet instrumental to the current structure of the international legal order. Thus, the conference aims to encourage a vigorous and fruitful exchange of ideas on the normative, theoretical, and practical aspects of sovereignty, which will appeal to academics, researchers, students, and practitioners.

2019 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research

Date: September 19-20, 2019

Location: Salzburg, Austria

Theme: Migration and Poverty

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg is an interdisciplinary research institution dedicated to the research of poverty and social exclusion, in particluar in relation to questions of ethics and philosophy. Since 2014, the Salzburg conference has worked to provide a platform to bring together researchers and scholars from different disciplines, approaches, backgrounds and experiences working on the complex and manifold relation of migration and poverty.

7th International Conference on Sustainable Development

Date: September 24-25, 2019

Location: New York City, USA

Theme: Good Practices – Models, Partnerships, and Capacity Building for the SDGs

The International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) provides a forum for academia, government, civil society, UN agencies, and the private sector to come together to share practical solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The aim of the conference is to bring together people involved in research, policy, practice, and business, who will share practical solutions for achieving the SDGs at local and national levels.

The London Conference on International Law: Engaging with International Law

Date: October 3-4, 2019

Location: London, UK

What is the use of international law and how do we engage with it? Over the last few years, the focus appears to have been on disengagement. Yet, at the same time, international courts and tribunals are busier than ever before, while domestic courts have an increasing engagement with international legal issues. Likewise, international law is increasingly featured in the conduct of public life and debate. The London Conference on International Law thus brings together international law academics, judges, practitioners, representatives of civil society, business-leaders, and other stakeholders to see how States and all other actors engage with international law.

2019 Concerned Philosophers for Peace Annual Conference

Date: October 18-19, 2019

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Theme: Politics, Polarity, and Peace

Concerned Philosophers for Peace is the largest, most active organization of professional philosophers in North America involved in the analysis of the causes of violence and prospects for peace. Any abstract that relates to the theme, broadly construed, or that relates to the overall mission of CPP, is welcome. Please submit an abstract by June 15, 2019.

2019 Association for Political Theory Annual Conference

Date: October 24-26, 2019

Location: California, USA

The Association for Political Theory (APT) aims to bring together scholars and practitioners interested in topics related to political theory, political philosophy and their cognate disciplines.

6th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Date: October 29-31, 2019

Location: New York City, USA

Theme: Ethno-Religious Conflict and Economic Development – Is There A Correlation?

Organized by the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation, the 6th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding aims to provide a multi-disciplinary platform to explore the ways in which ethno-religious conflict or violence is related to economic growth.

23rd Annual Meeting of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy

Date: November 2-4, 2019

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

IAEP offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the environment. This the association especially encourages papers on redisability, sexuality, cure, embodiment, biodiversity,
and the social impacts of conservation.

2019 Winter Global Public Policy Symposium

Date: December 5-6, 2019

Location: California, USA

The themes of this conference are concerned with emerging issues in the contemporary society e.g. in relation to security, civil society, environment and sustainability, leadership and legitimacy. The conference hopes to provide a platform for the academic community, government, business community and civil society to reconsider their ways of thinking and rise to these challenges.

6th International Academic Conference on Social Sciences

Date: December 26-28, 2019

Location: Phuket, Thailand

The International Academic Conference on Social Sciences is an international platform for scholars, researchers, and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of Social Sciences. Conference topics include: communication, economics, finance, politics, social studies, and law.

33rd Annual Camden Conference

Date: February 21-23, 2020

Location: Camden, Maine

Theme: The Role of Media in Global Affairs

In 2020, the Camden Conference will explore the role of the media in global affairs. The Conference will focus on how people in countries around the world get information, how governments and entities in the private sector filter and select what will appear in print or on the Internet, and how the quality and accuracy of information delivered to the public and decision-makers have consequences domestically and internationally.

2020 Global Structural Injustice and Minority Rights Conference

Date: March 13-15, 2020

Location: Boston, MA

The structural injustice framework has been used to discuss domestic political questions. But can it also be used to consider global social and political challenges? The guiding question of this conference is: Can the concept of structural injustice be fruitfully applied to global problems? For example, can the harms of climate change, forced displacement, gender inequality, economic inequality, etc., be understood as forms of structural injustice? Furthermore, can this framework help us to understand how we should ascribe responsibility for these global challenges? A particular focus of this conference will be minority rights.

61st ISA Annual Convention 

Date: March 25-28, 2020

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Theme: Multiple Identities and Scholarship in a Global IR – One Profession, Many Voices

This year’s Annual Convention celebrates the diverse composition of the ISA by reflecting on the impact of identities and roles in shaping the discipline of international studies, and conversely, how the discipline has shaped or influenced hose very identities. Some of these questions include: What do we know about international relations as a result of women’s increased visibility in ISA? What measures can ISA take to further engage scholars from and in the Global South? Have some topics become less marginalized as a result of the increased empowerment of voices within ISA? Do identities map onto theoretical, methodological, ontological, and epistemological positions? Do these identities reinforce debates, and pose hurdles to knowledge cumulation?

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