Event Title

Call for Papers/Proposals
Submission Deadline

Conference Date

2019 Transatlantic Policy Symposium February 1, 2019
The Migration and Diaspora Student Society Research Conference February 8, 2019
Perspectives of Power: the 20th Annual Institute of Political Economy Graduate Conference February 15, 2019
Canada’s State of Trade: At Home and Beyond  February 19, 2019
Call for proposals – FPA Graduate Conference, March 4th and 5th, 2019 March 4-5, 2019
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation March 7, 2019 (Presentations at GAC)
RIPPLES-Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium March 7-8, 2019
4th Annual NPSIA Academic Conference: Dynamic World and Emerging Horizons in International Affair March 8, 2019
Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy, 8th Annual Conference March 8-9, 2019
13th Annual Legal Studies Graduate Conference, Carleton University February 8, 2019 March 12, 2019
INSIDIOUS: 14th Annual Carleton Communication Graduate Caucus Conference March 21-22, 2019
87th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Athens, Greece March 27-30, 2019
Interface 2019  May 3-4, 2019
Engage, Exchange, Educate (E3) March 8, 2019 May 6-8, 2019
Congress 2019 of The Humanities and Social Sciences: Circles of Conversation June 1-7, 2019
2019 APSA Annual Meeting: Populism and Privilege August 29-September 1, 2019
Palgrave Communications: Continuity and Change in Russian Politics Ongoing

The Migration and Diaspora Student Society Research Conference
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2018
Conference Date: February 08, 2019

Calling all Ottawa area students studying migration: The Migration and Diaspora Student Society at Carleton University invites Honours and graduate students to submit abstracts for presentations to our Student Research Conference, which will be hosted at Carleton University on Friday February 8th, 2019. Students from all disciplines who are doing a project related to migration and diaspora studies are welcome to participate. In addition to research papers, we also welcome proposals for creative projects, such as photography or film.

Please submit an abstract (300 words maximum) that summarizes your proposed paper and presentation to rachel.mcnally@carleton.ca. The deadline to submit abstracts is December 15, 2018. If your paper is selected, you will have until January 25th to submit your full paper (two weeks before the conference).

Papers will be grouped thematically into panel presentations, and Carleton graduate students or professors will facilitate a discussion about the papers and provide feedback on student work.

Thanks to funding from the Migration and Diaspora Studies initiative at Carleton, the conference is free, but registration will be required for presenters and other attendees. Students from outside of Ottawa are welcome, but we are not able to assist with accommodations or travel costs.



FPA Graduate Conference
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Conference Date: March 4th and 5th, 2019

We are now calling for submissions from your graduate students to either present their research or organize a session in the inaugural FPA Graduate Conference to be held in Richcraft Hall during Research Month on March 4th and 5th, 2019.

The members of the conference steering committee are Joshua Brault (PhD student, Department of Economics), Rebecca Bromwich (faculty member, Department of Law and Legal Studies), Maggie Fitzgerald (PhD student, Department of Political Science), Jennifer Stewart (faculty member in the School of Public Policy and Administration), Phillip Swallow (graduate student, EURUS) and myself.

Students can submit a proposal for either a paper or session at:


We are open to different types of sessions including formal paper presentations, panels on particular topics or networking events. A session could be grounded in a particular discipline or be interdisciplinary in nature. We are encouraging organizers to try to involve participants from multiple academic units in FPA but it is not essential.

We are prepared to work with each student to fully develop the session idea so students should feel free to submit a proposal for a session even if it is not full formulated and without necessarily filling out all of the fields in the form.

In order to guarantee consideration, proposals should be submitted using the online form by November 30th. However, subject to space being available, we will consider proposals after that date.

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



Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 2018-2019
Submission Deadline: January 21, 2019
Presentations at GAC: March 7, 2019

Four awards of CAD $5,000 are available to Canadian Master’s and/or Doctoral candidates to support the independent research and writing of an academic paper responding to a specific Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (NACD) topic.  Awards also include domestic travel support to Ottawa where successful candidates will present their completed papers during a special event at Global Affairs Canada Headquarters on March 7, 2019.

Deadline for applications:                                                      January 21, 2019
Selection of four award recipients:                                       February 15, 2019
Presentations at GAC in Ottawa:                                           March 7, 2019

Click here for more information and to apply.

Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation are offered by The Simons Foundation and the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) with a primary objective to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation issues.



INSIDIOUS: 14th Annual Carleton Communication Graduate Caucus Conference
Submission Deadline: January 4, 2019
Conference Date: March 21-22, 2019
(Richcraft Hall, Carleton University)

Is progress always … progressive? Or can progression and regression occupy the same space? According to anthropologist Brian Larkin (2008), “progress can thus be seen as a mode of social ordering, of governmentality in Foucault’s sense that power works not by repression but by incorporation and internalizing modes of rule.” In other words, the tools of innovation often reimagine dominant ideologies with both positive and negative effects.

Insidious, the 14th Annual Communication Graduate Caucus (CGC) Conference, invites critical examinations of the slow, subtle, gradual changes facilitated by media technologies and communication processes. Most importantly, we are interested in insights regarding how we as scholars, citizens, and societies might challenge the potentially harmful aspect(s) of media and communication.

The Communication Graduate Caucus welcomes proposals for 15-minute individual paper presentations, research-creation (research that includes creative production, artistic experimentation, and innovation in understanding and mobilizing knowledge), or pre-constituted panels. Topics and themes may include but are not limited to:

● Critical examinations of technological innovations
● LGBTQIA+ representation in popular culture (e.g. queerbaiting, bury your gays trope, etc.
● Discursive constructions of utopian/dystopian futures
● Histories of specific technologies and/or media
● Remediation of niche/fan/subcultures
● Regulation of communication and media
● Environmental effects of digital commodities
● Colonialism, race, and gender and the impacts of a “woke” society
● Social and ethical impacts of cybernetics, robots, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The CGC Conference is proud to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. Mél Hogan, Assistant Professor of Environmental Media in the Communication, Media and Film Department at the University of Calgary.

All submissions should include a 250-word abstract (in .DOC, .DOCX, or .PDF) with the full name, current academic affiliation, biography of 50-100 words, and contact information of the individual presenters. Panel proposals should include both a 250-word abstract for the panel, explaining how it relates to the conference theme, and abstracts for all individual papers submitted in one document. Research-creation proposals should also outline technical requirements needed for their presentation. Please send submissions to insidiousconference@gmail.com by January 04, 2019 with “CGC conference submission” in the email subject line.

The CGC Conference provides an opportunity for graduate students and emerging scholars alike to present their work, receive feedback, and participate in networking and professional development with colleagues from across Canada. Upon abstract acceptance, students are encouraged to submit their full paper for the Canadian Journal of Communication Student Paper Prize by February 14, 2019.



Interface 2019
Submission Deadline: January 11, 2019
Conference Date: May 3-4, 2019

Interface 2019 hosted by The Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture (ICSLAC) presents (Un)bound: Interdisciplinary Dialoguesto be held on May 3rd and 4th at Carleton University, located on unceded Algonquin territory (Ottawa). This year’s theme (Un)bound invites graduate students, emerging scholars, and artists whose research or creative practice attempts to cross traditional borders and boundaries within the academic and artistic realms. (Un)bound will explore what it means to be bound by constraints whether real or imagined, as well as the possibilities and struggles that emerge when we risk creating and/or working outside of these structured confines. The conference will provide a congenial environment where participants can present interdisciplinary research and form professional connections with like-minded peers.

ICSLAC welcomes creative and defined submissions for research papers, panels, performances, and workshops from graduate students at the MA and Ph.D. levels, as well as from emerging and independent artists or scholars. We are interested in submissions that critically consider, but are not limited to:

– borders, boundaries, and mapping
– migration and diaspora
– identity
– politics and political economy
– decolonial/post-colonial methodologies and globalisms
– interdisciplinarity in music, art, film, or literature
– critical cultural theory
– media and digital cultures
– feminist and queer theories
– interdisciplinary studies in education and pedagogy
– memory studies and museology
– environmental studies and ecocriticism

Keynote speaker: Dr. Lisa Lowe

Lisa Lowe is Distinguished Professor of English and Humanities, a faculty member of the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, and Director of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University. In January 2019, she will join Yale University as Samuel Knight Professor of American Studies.

More information about her research can be found here.

Submission deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019 
Contact: unboundconference2019@gmail.com
Website and registration: www.interfaceunbound.com

Proposals will be selected through a blind jury process. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and bio (max. 100 words) in the body of your email and attach an abstract (max. 300 words) with a list of keywords, without any identifying information, as a PDF file. If you are submitting a performance or workshop proposal, please outline the intended length and structure in your submission as well as capacity limitations.



Engage, Exchange, Educate (E3)
Submission Deadline: March 8, 2019
Presentations at GAC: May 6-8, 2019

Since 1987, the Conference of Defence Association’s Institute has contributed to defence and security discussions across Canada and strived to recognize excellence when and where it occurs. Engage, Exchange, Educate (E3) is the CDA Institute’s annual symposium for graduate students and early career researchers working in the fields of defence and security. This year’s event will be held in Waterloo in collaboration with the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA). Join approximately 80 graduate students at this exciting event that will provide you an opportunity to present your research, network with students and faculty, and learn more about CDAI and BSIA.

E3 aims to cultivate the next generation of Canadian security and defence scholars and public service leaders. Participants will be given the opportunity to present research centered on Canada’s security and defence interests and policies during a series of focused panels and will receive constructive questions and feedback from the audience, expert moderators, and a panel of discussants drawn from defence and academia. Over the course of two days, presenters will also have the chance to take part in a series of small group workshops designed to enhance their communication and professional networking skills.

After the symposium, top articles will be featured on OpenCanada.org, a digital publication focused on international affairs combining elements of public policy, scholarship, and journalism, which engages 15,000 Canadians and has 50,000-75,000 readers per month. Selected participants will have the chance to publish their research as a CDA Institute Vimy Paper. Peer-reviewed, the Vimy Papers represent the Institute’s premier publication platform and are aimed at an audience of practitioners, policymakers and decision makers. Select attendees will also be invited to join the Canadian Network of Defense and Security Analysis, of which BSIA and the CDA Institute are founding organizations, which gathers 75 experts across the country to advise the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces.

The E3 Symposium organizers welcome your proposals for papers across the spectrum of Canadian defence and security interests and issues, but suggested topics include:

  • Peace operations and global engagement
  • Women, Peace and Security, Gender-Based Analysis, Gender Mainstreaming in International militaries
  • Balance of Power, Deterrence, and Global Governance
  • Regional security issues, terrorism, defence diplomacy
  • NATO roles, requirements and challenges from a Canadian perspective
  • North American defence, Five-Eyes intelligence network, multilateral defence organizations
  • Defence capabilities, force planning, Canadian defence spending
  • Canadian Armed Forces personnel recruitment, representation and well-being
  • Artificial Intelligence and autonomous systems
  • Cyber security and information warfare

Proposals should include an abstract of no longer than 750 words accompanied by a one-page CV. All proposals should be emailed to E3@cdainstitute.ca no later than 8 March 2019.