The Joint Convention of the CEEISA/ISA will feature a diverse set of panels organized around multiple aspects of the study of international relations. Submissions of papers, panels, and roundtables on any facet of international relations broadly understood are welcomed and encouraged.
We particularly invite submissions in which scholars turn their focus to this year’s convention theme: “International Relations in the Age of Anxiety”.
International Relations as a discipline has much to offer in explaining the current moment of anxiety and crisis in Europe and beyond. From the democratic backsliding and rise of authoritarianism in many previously considered “consolidated democracies” – including many in Central and Eastern Europe - to the surprising strength and durability of populist and far right movements, to the long-lasting consequences of the Great Recession and austerity measures, to the fractures inside the European Union, to the renewed calls for “land swaps” and “territorial exchanges” on the European continent, Europe seems embroiled in one crisis after another.
Some crises are structural – what is the future of NATO, the EU, or other long-standing international institutions and alliances? Are we witnessing the demise of US hegemony? What does the post-hegemonic international system look like? Some are crises of human security – what is the future for millions of Middle Eastern refugees who have escaped brutality and war only to arrive on the shores of Europe, where they are not wanted? What is the human cost of rising global inequality, environmental devastation, climate change and global retrenchment of the state and its replacement by markets?
By focusing on the challenges IR faces in this current moment, this convention encourages papers, panels and roundtables that explore the extent to which International Relations, both as a discipline and as a profession, can begin to offer solutions for overcoming the problems of global insecurity. In particular, we encourage contributions addressing the following questions:
In addition to the traditional paper, panel and roundtable proposals, the conference will feature two additional program formats.
The purpose of these sessions is for experienced faculty to provide guidance and support to early career researchers and PhD students in several areas of professional development. These sessions will be an opportunity for participants to have drop-in conversations with experienced academics about a range of professional challenges.
In an informal setting, participants can engage in a discussion with established IR scholars on a wide range of questions, such as how to publish in leading journals, how to choose a journal venue, how to write a response memo to reviews, how to prepare abstracts for conferences, how to serve as a conference discussant. Another set of discussions may revolve around teaching: how to prepare a good syllabus, how to teach effectively, how to ensure diversity of perspectives and viewpoints in teaching.
Methods Café gathers scholars working with different methodologies in an informal setting conducive to small group discussions, networking, and mentoring support. We are particularly interested in inviting PhD students who are looking for assistance with any aspect of a research project, as well as faculty who have questions about a particular method they are using in their research. As a café visitor, you may arrive at any point, visit any table you like, and stay as long as you like.
Sorry, the submission period for CEEISA-ISA Belgrade 2019 ended December 10th. For more information, please contact the program chair. Even if you did not submit, anyone is welcome to register and attend the conference.
You can read about the various types of proposals that we are accepting for the conference on our submission types page. You can also find details on the requirements - including abstract limits and paper counts - on that page as well.