Call for Papers / Presentation Abstracts / Posters
Canada in a Unipolar World: New Directions for Canadian Foreign Policy?
High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, New York
13-15 October 2011
Deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2011
The Center for the Study of Canada at State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, in partnership with Fulbright Canada and Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (CFPJ), are pleased to convene an international scholarly conference to examine and assess the relationship between the conduct of Canadian foreign policy and the changing international political system.
The conference expressly seeks to analytically assess how significant changes in the international political system have impacted Canada’s foreign policy goals, priorities and actions. This conference will specifically consider what effects a profound structural shift – from the post-World War II international political system, featuring only two great powers (the bipolar Cold War period of 1945-1991, headed by the United States and the Soviet Union, nations that during this time dominated the initiation and scope of diplomatic and military actions by their respective allies), to a system that today is considered unipolar (with the United States currently recognized as the sole great power) – has created in crafting and implementing foreign policy initiatives for Canada. At the same time, the conference organizers, Dr. Christopher Kirkey, Director of the Center for the Study of Canada, and Dr. Michael Hawes, Executive Director of Fulbright Canada, are interested in the corresponding (or, perhaps, conflicting) implications of the rise of other state and non-state actors.
Abstracts (not to exceed 300 words)explaining the theoretical approach/empirical evidence to be examined, the proposed title of the paper and current vitae should be forwarded electronically to the conference coordinators (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) by no later than May 1, 2011. All submissions will be examined by a peer review panel and individuals will be contacted no later than May 15, 2011 regarding their submission. A maximum of 15 proposals will be accepted for the conference.
Places, People, Stories. An Interdisciplinary and International Conference
Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden
28-30 September 2011
Deadline for abstract submission: March 7, 2011 (notification of results by April 11, 2011).
Session Title: Narratives about Place/Stories about Gender
Narratives can be used to evocatively portray the relationships people have with places. They provide a way for us to explore and express identity in relational ways that define self and communities. Narratives provide a way also for us to explore relationships to environment, history, and geography, and can serve to identify how places are contested, challenged and (re)created over time and across culture. Narratives about place can also be used to provide insights into gender. At the crux of this session, lies one underlying question: What stories do we tell about gender when we examine the narratives we have about places?
While an emphasis can be placed on narratives as a means to ask/answer research questions explored in this session, other research approaches may also be appropriate and relevant. Presentations that document the innovative use of methods or that introduce new methods are welcome. International and multidisciplinary themes/approaches are strongly encouraged.
Please note: If enough quality abstracts are submitted, a special issue journal publication or edited book collection could be pursued by the session organizers.
Taking Stock of a Turbulent Decade and Looking Ahead: Immigration to North America in 2000-2010
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
28-30 April 2011
Deadline for poster submission: February 28, 2011 (notification of results by March 15, 2011)
“Taking Stock of a Turbulent Decade and Looking Ahead” is co-sponsored by the Canada-U.S. Institute and is an inter-disciplinary event with Canadian and American expert panelists speaking on five related themes, poster presentations showcasing recent findings in the area, and two keynote addresses sponsored by the Harold Crabtree Foundation Award in Public Policy. The two keynote speakers will be Catrina Tapley, Citizenship and Immigration Canada; and Philip Martin, Comparative Immigration and Integration Program at the University of California, Davis. “Taking Stock of a Turbulent Decade and Looking Ahead” will explore the multifaceted and dynamic nature of immigration to Canada and the United States, providing a forum to discuss the future of immigration to North America. Poster submissions are welcome from all disciplines.
Questions regarding the conference and poster submissions should be directed to Julianna Beaudoin.
Environmental Studies Association of Canada 2011 Conference
Held in conjunction with the 2011 Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, Canada
30-31 May 2011
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 February 2011
Abstracts are invited on a range of topics relating to “People, Places
and Sustainability: Exploring Ideas Across Communities,” including:
· Politics of Environmental Knowledges (traditional, local, scientific)
· Sustainable Development (urban, rural, energy, resource use, food systems)
· Climate Change
· Community Resilience
· Sustainable Livelihoods
· Ecosystem Goods and Services
· Indigenous Peoples and Environment
· Policy and Sustainability (international, national, municipal)
· Gender and Environment
· Environmental Education
· Resource Management / Conservation
· Economics of Sustainability (consumption, production, marketing)
· Social Movements (deliberate simplicity, intentional communities)
· Historical Perspectives
· Human Security and Conflict
Abstract submissions should be sent to Conference Chair Tara Goetze.
Engaging Hearts and Minds: Equity, Social Justice and Global Citizenship in
8 March 2011
Sponsored by Institute for Global Citizenship and Equity, Centennial College
Title: Summer Course on Refugee and Forced Migration Issues
Where: The Centre for Refugee Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada
When: Sunday, 8 May 2011 - Sunday, 15 May2011
This 8-day comprehensive program is open to both academics and practitioners seeking to expand their knowledge of contemporary critical elements of forced migration/refugee issues.
Participants range from government officials and NGO personnel to university faculty and graduate students. Undergraduate students can apply if they will be finishing their degree by the time the course begins.
For more information contact: Eleni Deacon, Summer Course Graduate Assistant, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.