The Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies Section is pleased to announce its 2015 annual conference, June 18-20, 2015, in Krakow, Poland, in conjunction with Jagiellonian University. The conference theme “ Interdisciplinary Approaches to Security in the Changing World “ focuses on the emergent concerns of a transformative world order. The global community continues to confront a diverse range of challenges in the 21st century. Many challenges are of a traditional nature, including domestic tensions that, in turn, often lead to crime, civil unrest, terrorism, revolution, and civil war. Similarly, international tensions, stemming from a variety of causes and exacerbated by a range of considerations, often leads to armed hostilities between states. The global community is also confronted by a range of non-traditional challenges, including: global warming, with its accompanying climate changes, the rise in the sea level, etc. In addition, the international community continues to be challenged in the incorporation of new technologies that raise questions concerning the roles played by the global community in non-traditional domains, such as cyber communications and the use of space. Each of these traditional and non-traditional challenges has direct or indirect impact on mankind’s security, the protection of human rights, and the equitable material development of the global community. Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables on these and other topics are invited from scholars, practitioners, and other interested individuals.
This conference seeks to bring together a wide range of leaders drawn from academia, government, business, etc. in an effort to promote and advance an interdisciplinary dialogue aimed at finding effective solutions to the challenges that confront the contemporary global community.
The proposal submission deadline is Monday, December 15th, 2014.
Proposals may be submitted at: http://www.isanet.org/Conferences/CISS-Krakow-2015/Submissions
Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel
President and Program Chair