"The end of the region? The future of spatial constructs in the populist era"
Trump, BREXIT, Russian-European crisis and the rise of populist parties in Europe and Turkey came as an existential challenge to regionalism in Europe, Eurasia and worldwide. The conference - organised by Centre for International Relations Studies of the University of Liège and Cambridge Ukrainian Studies and Columbia University (US), and co-funded by the European Union - seeks to address broad sets of questions about the effects of the above phenomena on the regions, broadly conceived.
In particular, the organisers invite papers which would look into the questions:
> 1 - To what extent the rise of 'economic nationalism' in the UK and the US puts an end on regionalisation processes in Europe, North-America, Trans-Atlantic trade and overall state of regional integration in different parts of the world.
> 2 -How the changes in the core of world economic system will affect regional integration and regional identities in other emerging regions in the world, i.e. Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, etc.
> 3 -Will a new regionalism be limited to 'shallow' free trade zones or new forms of protectionist regional blocs will emerge as compromise between globalism and localism?
> 4 -Will these new forms stick to neo-liberalism or will they adhere to other ideologies, thus, creating new spatial entities on totally different principles? How will such regions imagine themselves, other regions and structures of global governance?
> 5 -Will the region exist as an objective entity or will it degrade into fractured amalgam of communities prone to multidimensional disintegration under new tensions brining down regional orders and leading to inter-state conflicts?
> 6 -Where did it come from? The session will explore the ideational sources of the new forms of nationalism and populism. We would welcome papers looking into popular culture in order to explore how great and regional powers imagine themselves and surrounding neighbourhoods and how this imagination informs region-building processes.
Papers which consider the above and related questions through the prism of regional conditions in Eastern Europe, Black Sea region and Central Asia are particularly welcome.
> The conference will be held at the University of Liège on 29 November 2017
> Limited funding is available for travel and accommodation of paper-givers.
> 500-word abstracts with the title, research questions and methodology should be submitted via link: goo.gl/0xDZRp > Deadline for submissions is 5 September 2017
Participants will be invited to submit the papers for the inaugural issue of the European Journal of Eurasian Dialogues, which sets to launch dialogue between European intellectuals and policy makers and other regions. Selection results will be circulated by the end of September 2017.
> We will expect full papers to be submitted by mid-November
> For further queries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
More informations on the Center for International Studies (CEFIR) on www.cefir.be
Call for papers:
Latin American challenges: the role of the European Union
A seminar and publications
Organization: Jean Monnet Chair/European Union Center, University of Miami and co-sponsorship of the University of Miami’s Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas (http://www.as.miami.edu/mia/) and the Miami-Florida European Union Center (a partnership with Florida International University, and the Jean Monnet program of the European Union).
Place: TBA: Tentative, supplementary sites: Jean Monnet Chair, 1300 Camposano, Room 250, University of Miami; MIA; CIBER Center, School of Business Administration Aresty Graduate Business Building; Casa Barcadí
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Languages of seminar and publications: English and Spanish
Paper: 2,000-4,000 words; abstract (100-150 words) by September 15. 2017; first summary, expanded draft by October 15; final copy, ready for publication: January 5, 2018.
Style-format: Policy paper, based on solid facts and evidence, with moderate documentation, centered on analysis and recommendations.
Publication in English and Spanish in a series of papers by the Jean Monnet Chair/EU Center, by February 1, 2018, on time for a possible celebration of the delayed summit. A selection of the papers may be published in a collective volume, with an on-line first edition, to be co-distributed by the Argentine Council of Foreign Relations (CARI) and other cooperative think-tanks.
Participants will form a team that will draft a document entitled “The State of European Union-Latin America/Caribbean Relations: the Coral Gables Declaration”. It will be world-wide circulated and sent directly to the leading institutions of the CELAC and the European Union.
Presentations of volume: Subject to the celebration of the EU-CELAC summit, a series of presentations will take place in round tables to be organized in Miami, Mexico, Cuba, and in Barcelona during the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) annual conference to be held in May 28-30, 2018. For previous models of collective publications, see EU Center web, (www.as.miami.edu/eucenter/), publications: books
Financial assistance available. For information, contact ASAP:
Joaquín Roy, Jean Monnet Chair, University of Miami, email@example.com
1-305-284-3266; call: 1-305-5056045; WhatsApp: 1-3055056045; Skype: baltimore500
The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (IES-VUB), the Institut d’Études Européennes at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB), the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), and Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations invite paper abstracts and panel proposals for the sixth European Union in International Affairs (EUIA) conference. It will focus on the theme ‘Protecting and Projecting Europe’.
The EU has entered a critical phase of its history. A range of internal and external challenges confront the Union in ways and to an extent inconceivable in the past. The resilience of democratic norms in the face of populist movements and economic uncertainty, migration, terrorism and radicalisation and the decision of the United Kingdom to leave are just some of the challenges facing the EU. Many of these issues are closely interlinked with global developments. Instability or the (re-)consolidation of authoritarian rule in neighbouring countries, an altered geopolitical environment, climate change and resource constraints affect the EU’s ability to act as a credible and effective international actor. In view of this difficult environment, will the EU be able to protect its citizens while also projecting its values into the world? In what ways has the EU’s international role and standing been subject to change?
The EUIA biennial conference provides a major forum for discussion and exchange of ideas amongst academics and policy-makers who engage with these issues. We encourage the submission of paper abstracts and panel proposals that integrate the perspective on ‘protection and projection’ and investigate examples from various policy fields. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
The EU and international security
Climate, energy and environment
The external dimension of EU migration and rule of law policies
Economic governance and globalisation
EUIA18 will host high-level keynote addresses and will mark the 40th anniversary of the Journal of European Integration (JEI) by hosting the first JEI Annual Lecture. A selection of the EUIA best papers will be published in a themed JEI section.
The conference will also welcome the editors of the leading EU journals (Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of European Integration, European Security, and Global Affairs), who will share their views on the EU in international affairs and provide insights into current trends in journal publishing. Junior researchers will have the opportunity to join a research/publishing workshop so that they can become better acquainted with publication processes and the state of the art of EU integration studies.
Please submit your paper abstract (300 words max.) or panel proposal (title of panel + short introduction to the panel of 300 words max. + 4 paper abstracts of 300 words max. + name of chair and discussant) via the ‘Submit here’ button below. EUIA18 encourages a collaborative approach to research so panel proposals are particularly welcome. The selection will take place in a blind peer review process, with each submission evaluated by three reviewers.
Deadline for submission: Mon 23 October 2017
Notification of acceptance: Wed 17 January 2018
Submission of full papers: Wed 2 May 2018
EUIA Conference: 16-18 May 2018
We look forward to welcoming you to the sixth EUIA conference!
Florian Trauner (Conference Chair) and Antonios Nestoras (Academic Coordinator) on behalf of the EUIA conference organisers: IES-VUB, IEE-ULB, UNU-CRIS and Egmont
The EU in International Affairs conference secretariat
Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 5, B-1050 Brussels (mailing address)
Nous avons le plaisir d'annoncer que le professeur Sebastian Santander a pris ses fonctions de Président du Département de Science Politique de l'Université de Liège à partir d'aujourd'hui, 18 septembre 2017.
We are pleased to announce that the Professor Sebastian Santander took office as Head of the Political Science Department of the University of Liège from today, September 18, 2017.
Starting next September, the University of Liège will offer a new one-year Masters programme in political science taught entirely in English.
Power, democracy, globalization, Europe's influence on global governance, migration crisis, human rights, cybercriminality, conflicts... These topics are on national and international news every day.
In order to train specialists with the necessary skills to understand the issues of the current world, the Department of Political Science at the University of Liège offers a new program entitled 'Global Politics and Political Affairs', taught entirely in English.
Discover here this new programme.
This new Masters aims at providing advanced knowledge, tools and methods to analyze and decypher all aspects of local and global politics: evolution, stakes, political actors and degrees of interaction, levels of decison making... The purpose of this new programme is to better understand how our institutions work and the complexity of today's world in all its many aspects.
The range of masters programmes offered by the Department of Political science is comprehensive. programmes in Public administration, International relations, European policies, joint programmes with partner universities abroad and a 60-credit programme in French have been part of our offer for years. From now on, students also have to opportunity to enroll into a 60-credit programme in English!
This is a chance for French-speaking students to become bilingual and to enhance their skills at an international level and for international students to have access to a high-quality programme taught in English!
Some examples of classes : Comparative politics, Democracy in America, European economic governance, Law and Practice of International organizations, International Relations of the European Union, Foreign policy Analysis, Strategis stakes in Globalization...
Lectures, group work and plenary discussions alternate with debates, student presentations and presentations by renowned external speakers... The goal is to diversify learning activities, promote interactivity, develop critical thinking and to meet everyone's expectations. A graduate thesis based on a research topic is required to complete the programme. This thesis will be written and presented publicly in English.
Note: Non EU students: application must be submitted by April 30 / EU students: application must be submitted by mid-August
! Important: Completion of extra credits may be required for some students. In that case, supplementary classes will also be taught in English !
Many options exist for students with a degree in Political science from the University of Liège, in Belgium as well as abroad. Their employability rate is excellent: over 90% of them find a job within a year. The programme in Political science trains future executives in public services and companies. The English programme also prepares students for international careers (diplomacy, lobbying, international organizations, NGOs, political journalism...) and for positions in the private sector (banks, insurance companies...) as well as in civil society.
Contact(s) : Pr. Sebastian Santander - Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology
Information on the studies - +32 4 366 56 74 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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