Fordham University, New York City, New York, USA
Paper submissions for the Human Rights in an Age of Ambiguity conference are now open and a copy of the draft conference program is now available. Please ensure that you upload your paper no later than Monday, 30 May to allow your fellow panel members time to read it in advance of the conference. The process for uploading your paper can be found directly through the conference web site. After logging in, you will find the option to upload your paper using the “See Your Schedule” tab. Please note that the site is only able to accept PDF files and all files must be smaller than 10mb.
To access papers uploaded to the archive, simply browse the online program. For presentations with a paper already submitted to the archive, use the "Download" option. We strongly encourage you to send a copy of your paper to your panel Chair and Discussant, or to let them know via email that you have uploaded your paper to the submission site. Email information for panelists is available via the “See Your Schedule” tab (click on the link for your panel/s).
All panel sessions are 90 minutes in length. We ask that you reserve between 30-40 minutes for questions. Therefore, please coordinate with your panel Chair regarding the length of individual presentations and discussant remarks. Panel chairs are responsible for timekeeping as well as moderating discussion, and should be in touch with participants in advance of the conference to discuss logistics.
Please note that registration opens at 8:30 AM on Monday 13 June, and the conference officially opens at 10:00 AM. We then have a very full schedule over the next 3 days, with plenary addresses and roundtables, 38 panels, and a reception Monday evening. Panel room assignments and the final version of the program will be distributed shortly.
There are still rooms available in the McKeon dorm building. Bookings must be made by 16 May.
Finally, as a result of a late withdrawal, we have an opening for a discussant on a panel entitled Human Rights and Democratization (Wednesday 2:00-3:30). If you would like to volunteer to take on this role, please contact ASAP at HRjc2016@global-human-rights.org.
We look forward to seeing you next month.
We wanted to give you a quick update on preparations for the conference on Human Rights in an Age of Ambiguity. The panel program has developed well. We have posted an updated version on the conference website. There have been a few changes to address the usual withdrawals from the conference, but these have been relatively few and we have been able to replace most papers with equally high quality papers. In a few instances we have replaced chairs and discussants, and while we have contacted individuals when we have done so, it might be a good idea to take another look at the program to confirm when your various responsibilities are scheduled. We have also posted updates to the plenary sessions. We are very excited by the diversity of eminent practitioners and academics who have agreed to address the conference.
Abstract submissions close on 30 November for the fifth joint international conference on human rights, on the theme Human Rights in an Age of Ambiguity
to take place from 13 to 15 June 2016 at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus, located in New York City. The conference will be held immediately prior to the annual meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (16 – 18 June), also being hosted at Fordham University. Please note that proposals must relate to the conference theme to receive full consideration. You may submit either an individual paper or a panel proposal. Each full panel proposal should include exactly 4 papers plus a chair and discussant. We will also consider roundtables, which should include four participants plus a chair. Please note that we intend to accept relatively few roundtables. Each roundtable proposal should indicate the importance of it being roundtable rather than a panel and should be directly related to the theme of the conference.
We look forward to welcoming you to Fordham University in June 2016!
University of Glasgow
Proposal Submissions: Nov 30th
Program Announced: Dec 21st
PreRegistration: Feb 1st (to remain on program)