IAPSS PolSci Student Conference Prague, Sept 21 - 25

Publicado el 15 de junio de 2015 a las 10h. y 03m. por Charo Llera en IPSA

Dear colleagues,
Present at the 2nd largest conference for students of political science and international relations in 2015: the IAPSS Autumn Convention 2015.

Act as chair or discussant, and debate on "New Threats to Security" with hundreds of fellow students from across the globe.


IAPSS Autumn Convention 2015
“New Threats to Security”
Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
September 21 – 25, 2015
Deadline for abstract submissions: June 30, 2015
Deadline for early bird tickets: June 30, 2015

Call for Papers & online submission form: http://www.iapss.org/events/autumn-convention/2015-new-threats-to-security/call-for-papers/
All information on the Convention: http://www.iapss.org/events/autumn-convention/2015-new-threats-to-security/


The IAPSS Autumn Convention is the second largest annual event hosted by the International Association for Political Science Students. Hundreds of students from across the globe are expected to discuss and examine the Convention's theme 'New Threats to Security' with dozens of scholars, experts and policy-makers featured - from September 21 - 25, 2015 at Charles University of Prague.


The understanding of the concept of security has changed in the past decades in both the developed and the developing world. States and non-state actors have followed different paths in the development of national, regional and global security. Transformative waves are expressed in revolutionary movements, domestic, transnational, and interstate conflicts. As the world has become more complex and interdependent, new threats to security have emerged, such as cyber threats, asymmetric warfare, failed states, climate change, economic fragility, public health issues, and population displacement. These threats prompt the need for a new conceptualization of security. The IAPSS Autumn Convention 2015 in Prague aims at bringing together students, scholars and experts from across the globe and across political science and its related disciplines to discuss the challenges these new threats pose.

Possible subjects include, but are not limited to:

Clash of religions, cultures, and civilizations
Global economic and social inequality
East versus West; South versus North
Collective identity as a source of justification for security
Quality versus quantity of security
Current threats: new understandings, old mechanisms
Democracy versus security
The securitization of global health
Nuclear threats
Contemporary ethnic conflicts

These issues can be approached from various perspectives as well as different subfields of political science. We welcome contributions from disciplines such as comparative politics, international relations, political theory, political economy, peace and conflict studies, war studies, public policy and public administration, as well as political psychology and behavior studies, European studies, area studies, law, and others.


Please send us your abstract of no more than 250 words by submitting an online form (multiple abstracts can be submitted per author, but separately). This form also includes your name / the authors’ names, the title of the paper, a maximum of five keywords, your / the authors’ institutional affiliation (home university / institute), and your / the authors’ email address(es). Abstracts should be submitted until June 30, 2015 through the form listed below. Please do not submit your abstract(s) by e-mail

Please note that you need to register for the Convention by purchasing your ticket in the MyIAPSS web store (http://www.iapss.org/myiapss/store/). The deadline for registration with a special early bird deadline (discounted tickets) for panelists (paper presenters, chairs, discussants) is June 30, 2015. The final deadline for registration is August 15, 2015.

Selected candidates for student panels will be informed by June 15, 2015 (if applied until May 31st) and July 15th (if applied until June 30).


Please note that you need to register for the Convention by purchasing your ticket in the MyIAPSS web store (http://www.iapss.org/myiapss/store/). The deadline for registration for a special early bird ticket (from 80 to 85 EUR) for panelists (paper presenters, chairs, discussants) is June 30, 2015. The final deadline for registration is August 15, 2015


A limited number of partial travel grants will be distributed to panelists with above-average travel expenses and with special regards to non-European panelists. Please note that IAPSS travel grants usually only cover a minor part of individual travel costs. We therefore encourage you to start searching for other third-party funds (your home university / institution, other academic institutions, foundations et al.) at an early stage. The deadline for submitting your travel grant application is June 30, 2015.
You can apply for travel grants http://www.iapss.org/myiapss/travel-grant-application/. Please note that only members of IAPSS can apply for travel grants. Find all information on the services and benefits of IAPSS Membership and the respective online application form http://www.iapss.org/product/individual-membership/.


For all scheduled panels, chairs and discussants will be called for among all selected paper presenters at a later stage. If your abstract has been selected and you are interested in acting as chair and / or discussant for one or multiple panels at the IAPSS Autumn Convention 2015, please do not hesitate to contact Vit Simral at academic@iapss.org.
Follow all news of the IAPSS Autumn Convention 2015 in Prague at: https://www.facebook.com/IAPSSAutumnConvention

  • and join the official facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/293828574160755/

Then contact:
for inquiries related to your abstract submission, this Call for Papers, scheduled panels, your chair / discussant application and other related matters: Vit Simral at academic@iapss.org
for travel grant and payment related inquiries: Catherine Mackay at finances@iapss.org
for academic programme and partnership inquiries: Filipa Brandao at convention@iapss.org
for IAPSS General Assembly and IAPSS Membership inquiries: Andrea Kovarova at secgen@iapss.org
for visa, registration, other administrative and media inquiries: Andrea Kovarova at ac-administration@iapss.org

  • the IAPSS Media Team

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