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Call for PAPERS:


24 February 2012
Webb Center
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia


The cornerstone of graduate education is intellectual and professional growth. The Graduate Program in International Studies and the Center for Regional and Global Studies at Old Dominion University strive to provide exciting and rewarding opportunities inside and outside the classroom. The Graduate Research Conference ties together a myriad of graduate experiences, allowing scholars to present a research paper in a professional setting and receive feedback from faculty and peers.

The Graduate Society for International Studies and the Center for Regional and Global Studies, in collaboration with the Graduate Program in International Studies and AccessEU, are pleased to announce the 10th annual Graduate Research Conference to be held at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. The conference title is The European Union in the World: Global Dimensions and Dynamics. An inclusive event, we welcome abstracts from all programs including political science, economics, communications, humanities, history, public administration, business studies, criminology, women's studies, modeling and simulation, foreign languages and intercultural studies.

This multidisciplinary conference is intended to be a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas among students interested in examining the role of the EU in the world across various topics (including security and defense, trade, finance, migration, human rights, environment, energy). The debate concerning the EU as an international actor might be of particular relevance in this context. Studies of other processes and dynamics such as the interplay between the EU, its member states, other regions and partners in a multipolar world are similarly welcomed. Scholarly analyses of current issues may include the implications of the Eurozone crisis, post-Lisbon European foreign policy, the European response to the Arab Spring, and the effects of a return to nationalism as a force in European politics.

Please send a 250-300 word abstract (double-spaced and clearly titled) to the Conference Coordinator. Include a cover sheet with the following information: name, mailing address, telephone numbers and e-mail address, academic affiliation, and paper title. Presentations will be organized into three to four person panels. Each of the presenters will speak for 10 minutes, and then respond to feedback from faculty and peers. While there is no upward limit for paper length, thorough yet concise discussion of the topic is encouraged. Work may be cited in any recognized format (APA, Chicago, etc), as long as it adequately credits sources. The three best papers will receive prizes.

Send questions and correspondence to the Conference Coordinator, Wiebke Lamer, at wlamer@odu.edu  



Graduate Program in International Studies
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA, 23529
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