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Joel Davis posted on December 18, 2013 12:04
The sixth Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS VI) is delighted to announce the first call for papers. OCIS VI will be held on 9-11 July 2014 at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the deadline for panel and abstract submissions is 31 January 2014.  

OCIS brings together the growing community of international studies scholars in the Oceanic region (Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific) to showcase the variety of world-class research conducted in the region and build scholarly networks and relationships. Scholars from other regions are warmly welcome.  

Both panel and individual paper proposals are welcome on any topic within the fields of international relations and global politics, broadly defined. Panel proposals must include a panel title, an overview paragraph describing the topic and logic of the panel, an abstract of no more than 200 words for each contributing paper, biographical details on each of the participants, and a statement that all proposed presenters have agreed to participate. Proposals for panels should ideally include three paper presenters, and no more than four, and no discussants. Proposals from individuals (or co-authors) should include only the title, an abstract of no more than 200 words, and the presenter's biographical details. Full contact details must be included with all proposals.

The Organizing Committee will group individual papers into panels, and panels will be organized into the following broad streams in international studies: Security ~ Theory ~ Ethics ~ Culture ~ Political Economy ~Gender and Sexuality ~ Environment ~ Foreign Policy ~ Global Governance.  Authors are required to nominate one relevant stream when submitting their paper and panel abstracts.

For instructions on submitting panel and abstract proposals, and further details of the conference, go to the conference website at: http://www.ocis.org.au/
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