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World University Service of Canada: International Forum January 19 – 20, 2018
Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy – McMaster University November 8, 2018 February 5-6, 2018
Twilight of the West: Does the Waning of America’s Global Leadership Spell the Weakening of the Transatlantic Partnership? December 1, 2017 February  9, 2018
CDA Institute: Conference on Security and Defence February  22-23, 2018
Conference of Defence Associations and Conference of Defence Associations Institute February 23, 2018
19th Annual Institute of Political Economy Graduate Conference: Learning to forget, learning to remember: rethinking silence in space, place and memory”   January 10, 2018 March 2, 2018
CIPS/CIPSS Graduate Student Conference: Navigating Power in Global Governance and International Affairs January 12, 2018 March 23, 2018
Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, Annual Conference, York University: Great Black North: Study, Resistance and Existence in Black   February 16, 2018 April 27-28, 2018
Canadian Foreign Policy Journal Ongoing

19th Annual Institute of Political Economy Graduate Conference: Learning to forget, learning to remember: rethinking silence in space, place and memory
Conference Date: March 2, 2018

We are excited to announce that the planning for our 19th Annual Institute of Political Economy Graduate Conference is well underway. Our conference is scheduled to take place on March 2, 2018. The title of this year’s conference is “Learning to forget, learning to remember: rethinking silence in space, place and memory”. The title reflects the conference’s interest in exploring the intersections of space, place and memory and the use of silence as a tool of maintaining and disrupting ideas of power and belonging.

We hope to attract papers from a variety of disciplines and would appreciate if you could circulate this email to graduate students in your department. Submissions of abstracts of no more than 300 words are due by January 10th, 2018 and should be sent to ipecarleton@gmail.com.  If there are any additional questions students are welcome to email the conference organizers at either mailto:leighmcdougall@cmail.carleton.ca or carlievisser@cmail.carleton.ca.



CIPS/CIPSS Graduate Student Conference: Navigating Power in Global Governance and International Affairs
Submission Date:
January 12, 2018
Conference Date: March 23, 2018

The Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS; University of Ottawa) and the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CEPSI-CIPSS; Université de Montreal and McGill University) will hold their joint annual graduate student conference on March 23, 2018 at the University of Ottawa. The theme of this multidisciplinary and bilingual conference is “Navigating Power in Global Governance and International Affairs”.

The concept of power is important to the social sciences: what it is, who has it, how it is used. We invite current and recent graduate students in the fields of international relations, political science, history, law, sociology, geography, gender studies, international political economy, international development, security studies, peace and conflict studies, and other related disciplines to submit paper abstracts. Given the theme of this year’s conference, here are a few suggestions for investigating the nature, function, and transfers of power in global governance and international affairs:

  • Alliances
  • International Institutions and Organizations
  • Biopolitics and Governance
  • Security and Risk
  • Globalization in the Global South
  • Rising Powers
  • Informational Access and its Relation to Power
  • Global Inequality
  • Foreign Policy
  • Transnational Actors
  • Use of Decision-Making Technologies (e.g. algorithms) in International Affairs
  • Politics of Refugees and Migration
  • Corporate Power and Non-State Actors

These suggested topics are provided as examples and are not meant to be exhaustive.

Students will present their research in thematic panels, each moderated by a professor or researcher affiliated with CIPS. This colloquium is an excellent opportunity for M.A. and Ph.D. students to receive feedback on their work and to network with fellow graduate students and other researchers. In addition, students whose proposals are selected will be invited to submit their final papers to Potentia: Journal of International and Public Affairs, the annual CIPS Graduate Student Journal.

Proposals and papers can be presented in English or French. To submit a proposal, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words at cips.cipss.conference@gmail.com by January 12, 2018. Please include your name, program of study, department, and university. Selected applicants will be required to submit their final paper by March 2, 2018.

Deadline for proposals: January 12, 2018

Additional information

  • Notification of acceptance: January 26, 2018
  • Paper Deadline: March 2, 2018
  • Funding: Financial assistance to help cover travel expenses is available for a limited number of students from outside of Ottawa.

For any questions, please contact us at cips.cipss.conference@gmail.com.

For information about CIPS, please visit http://cips.uottawa.ca; for CIPSS, see http://cepsi-cipss.ca



Canadian Foreign Policy Journal

Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (CFPJ) is currently inviting paper submissions.  CFPJ is an inter disciplinary peer-reviewed journal published three times a year by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University.  CFPJ’s contributors and readers include federal and provincial officials, academics, analysts, journalists, NGO representatives, and business people; in short, all those who are informed and involved in Canada’s international affairs. All submissions relevant to this community of experts will be considered, with specific attention given to the following topics:

♦ Terrorism (Parliament hill shooting; Bill C-51, homegrown terrorism /radicalization etc)
♦ Development, Security, and Fragile States
♦ Gender and Foreign Policy
♦ Global Health and New Epidemics (Ebola)
♦ State Aggression in the 21st Century: A New Cold War?
♦ Canadian Foreign Policy Priorities- what matters most to Canada?
♦ Canada the Humanitarian? The Future of Aid
♦ Mining and Foreign Policy: Will it work?
♦ The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development: A Relic or the Future
♦ Diasporas and Foreign Policy: Pandering or Principle?

Please find detailed instructions for submissions here:



Further inquiries may be directed to cfpj@carleton.ca