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Archive for the month “March, 2013”


Conference: Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) 2013
Venue: Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Graduate School of Middlebury College
Date: June 7-9, 2013
Conference Theme “Asia: Looking Back, Moving Forward.”
ASPAC encourages inter/multidisciplinary papers in Political Science, Economics, History, Sociology, Anthropology, and Law.
Deadline: April 7, 2013
For more details, please visit:


Call for Papers: Asia-Pacific: A New Pivot.

The issue’s section theme is Asia-Pacific: A New Pivot. This issue will explore the greater importance gained by Asia-Pacific region in US world strategy, its potential for a global pivotal role, and its internal balance.
Deadline for proposals: April 20, 2013
The themes of GEOPOLITICA may be:
main geopolitical features of Asia-Pacific and their verification in regional history;
the role of Asia-Pacific in US past, present and future grand strategy;
the Asia-Pacific balance of power;
relevant political, economical, social or cultural trends in Asia-Pacific;
the Chinese Seas dispute, ETC.

For more details, please visit:

IDAS / IIR Conference

There is a join IDAS / IIR event coming up, and it would be nice if we could show up in numbers to show our colours – it is a workshop titled “The Next Phase of Democracy,” and it is being held at 10:00 on Tuesday, 2 April in the Conference room #2 in the Administration Building. Come along … it sounds like an interesting workshop!

Here is the agenda with scheduled speakers:




Call For Papers: Framing ‘Asian Studies’: Geopolitics, Institutions and Networks

Organizer: IIAS in partnership with the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS, Singapore)
Deadline: 30 April, 2013
Conference Dates: 18 – 19 November 2013
Papers’ Themes:
The influence of geopolitical factors on how knowledge about Asia is produced and disseminated: colonialism and its legacy, wars and regional conflicts, the Cold War structure, and the ‘knowledge economy’ competition in the new era of globalization.
The role of various institutions in promoting and directing the Asia studies:  foundations, professional associations, publishers, journals, research institutes, governments to multinational entities. We particularly welcome papers that relate the role of particular institution(s) to broader geopolitical context, ETC.

For more information, please visit:
Many thanks to Jasnea for the information.

Call for Papers: 2013 Leadership for Peace and Prosperity Conference

2013 Leadership for Peace and Prosperity Conference
Organizer: The University of San Diego’s Ahlers Center for International Business, the Center for Peace and Commerce, and the Institute for Economics and Peace
Venue: University of San Diego
Date: October 3-5, 2013.
Abstract Deadline: May 15, 2013
Paper topics:
peace and business, recognizing the economic and social benefits of peace, the role that business can play in developing a more peaceful society and contributing toward peace, business benefits of peace, peace metrics and current practices of involving business in peace efforts, ETC.

For more details, please visit:

Call for Papers: the Journal of International and Public Affairs

Potentia: Journal of International and Public Affairs is the annual CIPS Graduate Student Journal showcasing excellent graduate student research on international policy-related issues.
Submission deadline: March 31, 2013

This year’s edition seeks to explore the theme “overcoming barriers”.
– International security
– Global governance
– Peace operations
– International political economy
– Development
– Migration
– Justice

For more information, please visit:

Call for Papers: Crisis, Civility, Imaginaries and Revolt

Humanities Research Centre 2013 Conference (ANU)
Call for Papers: Crisis, Civility, Imaginaries and Revolt: New Politics for the Global City?
Dates: 25-26 July 2013
Venue: Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Australia
Cities in emerging economies
– The impact of the GFC on Global Cities in the global north or south
The Arab Spring and new geographies of resistance
– History and the Global City
Planet of Slums’, urban migration and unevenness
– Modern day slavery and the shadow economy
The Occupy Movement and new imaginaries of resistance
– The role of art, literature, and popular culture in defining Global Cities
Deadline: 25th April 2013
For more details, please visit:

International Summer School, New Delhi 2013

The ISS (International Summer School) is an intensive, six-week academic programme that brings together students from all over the world as they study and interact with one another over the course of a summer in New Delhi, India.

The following course modules (Indian Political Science, Indian Economy, Indian Sociology, and Indian History.) will be held on-campus at the Jamia Millia Islamia.
Dates: June 16 to July 26, 2013
Online Application closed: May 15, 2013
Externally funded scholarships:
For more information about ISS, please visit:

Many thanks to Jasnea and Leon for the information.

Call for Papers: Advertising and Consumer Culture

Third Annual  Symposium: Advertising and Consumer Culture
Date: Friday 31st May 2013
Venue: Bowland Auditorium, Humanities Research Centre, Univeristy of York
Deadline for Papers: Monday 25th March 2013

Call for Papers:
The ways in which advertising and consumer culture intersect with issues of class, gender, sexuality and ethnicity
– Psychological/psychoanalytic perspectives on advertising and consumer behaviour; how identity is created and reflected through participation in consumer culture; the legacy of Freud and Bernays
Political advertising and the roles of politics in advertising, ETC.

For more information, please visit:

Call for Papers: BSA Work, Employment and Society Conference 2013

Call for Papers: BSA Work, Employment and Society Conference 2013
States of Work: and the interpretations of work, employment, society and the state
Date: 3-5 September 2013
Venue: University of Warwick, UK
Deadline for Papers: Friday, 19 April 2013
Warwick Business School is offering five bursaries for doctoral participants. 

Call For Papers:
– After the State: privatisation, deregulation, resistance, anarchy, decentralisation
– Social Theory, State and Work: organisation, regulation, resistance
– Globalisation, international dimensions and comparative studies
– Migration, ethnicity, equality and diversity, disabilities, minorities, ETC.

For more details, please visit:

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