The Interdisciplinary Studies Section (IDSS) of ISA in collaboration with the Political Science Department, University of Crete will host an international conference in Rethymno, Crete, from June 17 to June 19, 2022.
The theme of the conference is: Global Crises: Responses and Recoveries
The current world faces overlapping crises that are global in scope from the Covid-19 pandemic, to expansive and multiple refugee movements, to intensifying poverty throughout the world, to global warming and consequent threats to ways of life and erosions of the landscapes around the world. New forms of power and domination are often manifest and made possible in each of these problematic arenas. Often, as well, these involve technical and scientific solutions that are difficult to reconcile with democratic values and institutions. This has encouraged authoritarian political movements as well as enhanced novel efforts at cooperation, interstate and in civil society.
This conference will provide an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, government officials, representatives of intergovernmental and non¬governmental organizations, and civic leaders to critically discuss some of the theoretical and practical challenges posed by global crises (as well as the contestability of the concept of ‘crisis’) and explore the prospects for sustainable policy responses consistent with international norms and standards. It is the expectation of the organizers that the conference will result in publications (books and/or special issues of scholarly journals).
The aim of this conference is to generate conversations that bring interdisciplinary perspectives to bear on theoretical, social, institutional, cultural and human aspects of responses to and recoveries from contemporary crises. The organizers therefore invite proposals employing various conceptual and methodological approaches. All types of submissions (individual papers, panel proposals, and roundtables) are welcome. Panel and roundtable proposals must include at least four papers, a chair and a discussant (the chair may also serve either as a paper presenter or as a discussant). Proposals may address a broad range of issues including, but not limited, to:
Peace Research Institute Oslo
Stephen J. Rosow
State University of New York at Oswego
Proposals must be submitted through this site. Faculty members presenting papers will be asked to serve as chairs and discussants. Please indicate your areas of expertise when you submit your proposal. ISA membership is not required for either proposal submission or conference attendance, though you will need to create an account with isanet.org if you have not already done so.
Submit a Proposal