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Newsletter 30/10/17

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Summer 2018 Associate Programme at RAND
The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest. Over seven decades, we have earned a reputation for excellence through our focus on high-quality, objective research and analysis. The RAND Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students to the RAND Corporation, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of domestic and international social policy issues and national security problems. RAND employs about 800 researchers in Santa Monica, CA; Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA; and Boston, MA. RAND researchers publish their work in various types of reports and numerous peer-reviewed journals. For eligibility visit the website. Deadline 4 December.

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Newsletter 23/10/2017

Job Opportunities

Strife is hiring!
We are a dual-format publication founded in 2012 by PhD students and researchers from the War Studies Department of King’s College London. Comprised of an academic Blog and a peer-reviewed Journal, Strife is run by postgraduate students and doctoral researchers from the School of Security Studies. From its debut in 2012, Strife has grown from 5,000 annual views to over 1.5 million unique pageviews worldwide, with an audience that spans all the inhabited continents. Included among our steady viewers are academics and practitioners in diverse fields, research institutions, journalists and media conglomerates. Strife’s thematic focus is ‘conflict’, in all shapes, forms and senses of the word. We combine political, historical, literary, and philosophical approaches to this phenomenon through blog and journal articles, as well as unique formats like photo essays, book, film, and art reviews. We aim to provide thought-provoking, unique perspectives on all aspects of conflict, from the cultural to the practically applied. We are currently looking for outstanding individuals willing to join the Editorial Team. The positions currently available include:

Communications Manager (MA or PhD applicants)
Coordinating Editor – Journal (PhD applicants only)
Senior Editor – Journal & Blog (PhD applicants only)
Series Editors – Blog (MA or PhD applicants)
Editor – MA Representative (MA applicants)
Editor – BA Representative (BA applicants)

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter to editors@strifeblog.org. In the subject line please state ‘Editorial Board application’ and specify the position you are applying for. The deadline for applications is 25 October.
 
Assistant Professorship (three positions) – War Studies
The Danish Institute for Advanced Study, University of Southern Denmark, Odense (beginning Spring/Autumn 2018)

Research in War Studies is focused on the changing character of war and its relation to peace, and the impact of modern warfare on states, societies and military organizations. Our research agenda addresses the character of modern war, innovation and adaptation in strategy and military organizations, as well as the relationship between war, peace building, and human security/rights. We seek candidates with a distinct passion for war studies capable of engaging relevant policy communities and publishing in top scholarly outlets. We encourage applications from security studies scholars typically anchored in international relations but with a multi-disciplinary profile enabling cooperation with related fields such as international law and history. This prestigious position, supported by the Danish Institute for Advanced Studies (D-IAS), should appeal to highly promising early career scholars and will provide them with attractive conditions to support their research activities.  We offer a uniquely ambitious research environment and ample research funding attached to this particular position, and, for the successful candidate, a position where options for tenure will be discussed during a third-year review.
Application guidelines can be found here. For further information please contact Prof. Sten Rynning, telephone +45 6550 2193 or email sry@sam.sdu.dk. Application deadline 27 November.

Subject Experts Required For Country Reports – Single Payment Of 3,000 GBP And MoU For Future Work With Unity
Unity Resources Group is a global security risk management company delivering enterprise wide risk services in both traditional and challenging environments. We are hunting for subject experts to research and produce a report on the following countries: South Sudan, Kenya, Syria, Tajikistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Azerbaijan, and Venezuela. Each country report will be 50-70 pages and require historical, structural, and analytical content on the political, policy, security, macroeconomic, and international relations setting, including a short to medium term outlook. Country research can be provided prior to the task, and the report should be completed within two weeks. Please send a letter of interest and your resume to pallum@unityresourcesgroup.com

American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2018 -Call for Papers

American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2018

Call for Papers

The forty-fourth annual conference of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association will be held at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 January 2018. The keynote speaker will be Professor Marc J. Hetherington (Vanderbilt University) http://www.vanderbilt.edu/political-science/bio/marc-hetherington

There is a broad conference theme: “The US Constitutional and Political Order: Challenges and Constraints”. This can be approached in various ways, and we will also be happy to receive proposals considering subjects and material beyond this particular theme. For example, papers or panel proposals examining contemporary US political institutions or processes, foreign policy issues or political history are invited. The conference organizers would also welcome papers addressing comparative themes or relevant theoretical or methodological issues. Proposals (no more than 150 words for single papers, 300 words for panels) should be sent to Dr Clodagh Harrington (cmharrington@dmu.ac.uk) by no later than 20 October 2017.

The APG is the leading scholarly association for the study of US politics in the UK and also has members in continental Europe and the USA. Further details about the group and its activities can be found on the APG website (http://www.american-politics-group-uk.net).

 

Full details of the conference will also be posted on the website. In the meantime any enquiries should be directed to Clodagh Harrington.

 

Dr Clodagh Harrington

Chair of the American Politics Group

(cmharrington@dmu.ac.uk)

Newsletter 11/09/17

Apply for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute
The Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute is an intensive, one-week immersion course in the international history of nuclear weapons in the Asia-Pacific region co-organized with Kyungnam University. It will be hosted in Seoul, Korea, from March 4-10, 2018. This course, led by world-class historians and leading experts, will provide in-depth instruction and discussion on the evolution of nuclear technology, the origins and development of deterrence and extended deterrence theory, regional nonproliferation issues, and nuclear strategy. Applications will be accepted from: Persons enrolled in or who have been accepted to a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science, or an allied field, who are working towards or considering a thesis on nuclear issues; Persons  who have completed an M.A. degree in international relations, history, political science, or an allied field, who are considering a Ph.D. in one of the above fields; and persons who have completed a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science, or an allied field within the past two years, who have specialized on a topic related to nuclear proliferation. Applications are due no later than October 15th at 23:59 EST.
Further information can be found on the website.

Call for papers – Populism: Left, Right and Center: Graduate Student Conference
3 November 2017, PhD Academy, London School of Economics and Political Science
In 1967, a group of eminent scholars met at the LSE to discuss what was perceived at the time as an emerging phenomenon in world politics: populism. Today, populism is an ever-growing area of research for academics and has become a buzzword in politics, with the term being applied indiscriminately to personalities as diverse as Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen and Martin Schulz. Populism, however, raises as many questions today as it did in 1967: To what extent is populism a useful concept? Is it better understood as a discourse, a style, as an ideology, or none of the above? Is it a necessary concept, or is ‘the people’ simply another word for ‘the nationals’, ‘the workers’, ‘my constituents’? What are populist policies, who are the populist politicians, what are populist attitudes? The aim of this conference is to provide PhD students with a forum to discuss their research on the theme of ‘populism’ with other graduate students working in the field. Senior researchers will be invited to act as discussants on accepted papers. The concluding keynote speech will be given by Professor Francisco Panizza. To propose a paper, please send a 250-350 word abstract, along with a CV and a short bio, to Marta Lorimer by 1 September 2017; invitations will be sent out by 15 September 2017. Abstracts should include contact details and institutional affiliation. We ask attendees to submit their papers by 15 October 2017 at latest. There is no conference fee for participants. Further information on this event is available on the website.

Call for Papers – The Many Faces of War, Changing Perspectives on Armed Conflict
17 – 18 November 2017, St John’s College, Cambridge
New Research in Military History: A Conference for Postgraduate and Early-career Historians, invites historians in many fields, from those interested in the study of military technique to those more concerned with depiction and art, to present their research on the different perspectives on war over the centuries. This is the 8th conference organised by the British Commission for Military History. Its purpose is to bring together current research by postgraduate and early career scholars in the field of military history and related disciplines. Its philosophy is to offer an open and supportive forum for people with a broad range of interests – from material culture to those interested in intelligence or military technique – to meet up and share their research. Proposals (c.300 words) for papers of 20 minutes should be submitted, along with a current CV, to the organisers at bcmhnrc@gmail.com by the deadline of 1 September 2017. Proposals for panels would be very welcome but please include a panel rationale of c.250 words. More details on the website.

Call for Papers – Harvard International Security Conference
14-15 October 2017, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Cambridge, MA
We invite doctoral students conducting research on international security to submit proposals for papers for the Harvard International Security Conference. The conference is designed to build cross-institutional relationships among the next generation of international security scholars, providing graduate students with the opportunity for feedback from peers and faculty from outside their home institutions. The conference will consist of both graduate student presentations with faculty discussants, along with additional presentations by faculty members. Conference participants will have multiple opportunities to engage and socialize with other students and faculty participants throughout the weekend, including catered meals on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a conference dinner on Saturday evening. We’ll provide accommodations and funding for travel.  For more information about the conference, and to submit applications, please visit the website. Applications are due 5 September 2017.

 

Free Course -Alliances, Coalitions and the Use of Force

12-16 June 2017 | University of Oslo
The aim of the course is to scrutinize the advantages and disadvantages of using military force for political purposes through alliances and coalitions, and how to study alliance behaviour and coalition warfare scientifically. PhD candidates at the University of Oslo should apply for the course in StudentWeb. Other candidates can apply using the Application form. The application deadline is 5 May 2017. If you have questions regarding admission, please contact Guro Schmidt Øvregard

Newsletter 27/03/2017

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Career, Writing & Funding Opportunities

Call for Applications – Next Generation Women, Peace and Security & Gender Peace and Security Symposium
12-16 November | Washington DC
Women in International Security is pleased to announce the launch of the Next Generation WPS+GPS Symposium. The five-day symposium will examine international security challenges from a gender perspective and bring together an international cohort of 24 graduate students (MA and PhD students). The symposium is scheduled to take place November 12-16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. For more information please see: http://wiisglobal.org/programs/wps-gps-initiative/

Call for Applications – Arctic Change – CGlobal Challenge: Worskhop for Emerging Leaders
30-31 August 2017 | Rovaniemi, Finland
The aim of this workshop is to increase the capacity of individuals who may become the next generation global leaders to understand and act on the new security and governance challenges that are developing in the context of global environmental change. It will bring together a small group of young professionals with leadership aspirations with the specific task of using Arctic change as a starting point for defining what global security and governance might entail in the next 20-30 years and to explore their own roles in addressing them. The application should include:

  • Cover letter including:
    • Short presentation of yourself
    • Motivation:  How you and others would benefit from your participation
    • Some words about how you see global-local interactions in your area of interest
    • Some words about  where you see yourself as a leader in five to ten years from now
    • Optional: Request for travel support with budget
  • CV

APPLY HEREApplication deadline: 20 April 2017. For further information, please contact: annika.nilsson@sei-international.org
Free Course – Alliances, Coalitions and the Use of Force
12-16 June 2017 | University of Oslo
The aim of the course is to scrutinize the advantages and disadvantages of using military force for political purposes through alliances and coalitions, and how to study alliance behaviour and coalition warfare scientifically. PhD candidates at the University of Oslo should apply for the course in StudentWeb. Other candidates can apply using the Application form. The application deadline is 5 May 2017. If you have questions regarding admission, please contact Guro Schmidt Øvregard

Call for Proposals – UK Project on Nuclear Issues Annual Conference
UK PONI is currently inviting presentation proposals from students and emerging specialists who would like to present their ideas and research at the annual UK PONI conference on 1 June 2017. Further details can be found in the Call for Proposals. The 2017 Annual Conference will gather established and emerging experts from academia, industry, government and the military to share insights and debate a broad range of civil and military nuclear topics. The conference also prioritises affording younger presenters the opportunity to showcase their own research and exchange ideas with prominent experts. Proposals should be submitted to ukponi@rusi.org, with ‘Annual Conference Proposal’ as the subject. Submission should be received by 1700 GMT on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Call for Papers – St Anthony’s International Review (STAIR)
Oxford University’s international relations journal, St Antony’s International Review (STAIR), is calling for papers for the February 2018 Issue, dedicated to an academic analysis of the implications of ‘post-truth’ political movements to international affairs.Abstracts of 500 words will be accepted on a rolling basis until 1 April 2017. Final articles of max. 8000 words to be submitted by 1 August 2017. Please submit your contributions to Leah Matchett cc’d to Katherine Tyson and to Ivo Bantel. For more details regarding submission procedures and the style guide, please click here.

Conference – VIMY 2017: Both Sides of the Ridge
20-22 April 2017, University of Calgary
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, this conference will be unique as five German speakers, some of the most influential scholars of German military history, are highlighted in the program. Their presence will give audience members including academics, students and others unprecedented access to German perspectives on Vimy, World War One and other issues. As well, this conference brings together some of the most well-known WWI historians in North America to share their research. To register, please click here or visit: Vimyconference.ca

European Forum Alpbach 2017 – Scholarship Applications Now Open
16 August – 1 September 2017 | Alpbach, Austria
We’re delighted to invite you to apply for a scholarship from Club Alpbach London to attend this year’s European Forum Alpbach held in the village of Alpbach in the Austrian Alps. Club Alpbach London awards scholarships to diverse, bright and forward-thinking young people to attend the 2.5 week long conference about Europe’s future in the Austrian alps. Join us and world leading politicians, entrepreneurs, journalists, scientists, artist and diplomats to discuss today’s realities and tomorrow’s possibilities – and perhaps even kick start your career. Apply by 31 March 2017. See the website for more details.

Call for Abstracts – 2nd Annual LINCS Conference ‘Technology, Society and the Political: Meeting the Interdisciplinary Challenges’ 
25 May 2017 | Queen’s University Belfast
The Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network for Cybersecurity and Society (LINCS) invites paper and/or panel proposals for its second annual conference to be held on the 25 May 2017 at Queen’s University Belfast. The conference aims to critically interrogate the impact of technology and its ever increasing role in the interplay between societal developments and political processes. In particular, we invite contributions from Ph.D. candidates and early career researchers whose work engages with, but is not limited to, the following broad themes:

  • What societal challenges, as well as opportunities, emerge from the coupling of modernity and technology?
  • How do technological developments affect social and political life, and how are they in turn similarly affected?
  • How does technology enable and/or constrain the emergence of new forms of control and governance?
  • How does the analytical focus on technology problematize traditional understandings of power, accountability, subjectivity and citizenship?
  • How can we identify, analyse and critically account for technology’s socio-political and legal implications?
  • How are current legal frameworks affected by technological developments, and what is the role of law in making technology accountable to democratic values?
  • What political processes and practices can bring technology into democracy?

If you are interested in participating, please send a tentative title, affiliation, and abstract of your contribution to Georgios Glouftsios or Adam Harkens by 17 April 2017. Participants will be contacted on the 21st of April. Please note that abstracts should not exceed 300 words.

Call for Papers – London Conference in Critical Thought 2017
30 June – 1 July 2017 | London South Bank University
The sixth annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted by the School of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University, will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. The conference is divided into thematic streams, each coordinated by different researchers and with separate calls for papers. We welcome paper proposals that respond to the particular streams below:

  • Art in the Time of Capital
  • A/Political Feeling
  • Bridging Memory, Temporality and the Digital
  • Constructing Cultures of Collective Freedom
  • Desire and the Political: Exploring the Not-All of Language
  • Economies of Cultural Knowledge
  • Theorizing Ethics and Politics in Ethnographic Practice
  • The Good is Perfected by Care
  • Habit, Addiction, and Thought
  • NUDGE: Interdisciplinary perspectives on choice architecture
  • On the Question of Language
  • Politics and the Theological
  • Politics of Poverty
  • Radical Hospitality
  • Vernacular Aesthetics of the Global City

Please send proposals for 20 minute papers or presentations, with the relevant stream indicated in the subject line, to paper-subs@londoncritical.org. Submissions should be no more than 250 words and should be received by the deadline of 31 March 2017

E-International Relations Article Award
Starting in 2017 and continuing annually, E-IR will invite PhD / doctoral students and early career academics to prepare short papers outlining novel, or under appreciated, ideas that will contribute to the understanding of international relations. The award welcomes papers on empirical, political and diplomatic issues that impact upon global or regional politics, as well as papers that discuss theoretical and disciplinary issues central to International Relations. An expert panel will select a shortlist based on those articles that 1) successfully present a valid and interesting idea or interpretation and 2) do so in an engaging and understandable way. The shortlisted papers will then be published on E-International Relations and be considered for inclusion in an open access Edited Collection. From the shortlisted candidates, one winner will be awarded and given £500 in book tokens from our partners at Routledge and Oxford University Press. Papers must be received by 30 March 2017. We will inform all entrants of our decision by 15 June. To enter, please send your article in a Microsoft word format (.docx) together with a cover page containing a short biography (containing affiliation, summary of academic qualifications/status and past publications) to articles@e-ir.info. Clearly title your email ‘Article Award Entry’. For more information visit the website.

CALL FOR PAPERS Current Themes in the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence – 2nd Postgraduate Conference
9 June 2017 | Ulster University, Belfast campus
We invite submissions for papers from postgraduate students on all areas of terrorism and political violence research. Papers are invited for themes including but not exclusive to:
Conceptual Debates in Terrorism Research • Psychology of Terrorism • Terrorism and Organized Crime • Lone Actor Terrorism • Terrorist Learning • Cyber Terrorism • Terrorism and Prisons • Counter-Terrorism Legislation • Emerging Threats • State Responses to Terrorism • Terrorism and Warfare • Terrorism and Identity • Children and Terrorism • Gender and Terrorism • Dealing with Political Violence • The Legacy of Political Violence
If you wish to organise a conference panel please email the conference organisers regarding the theme and panellists’ names. All panellists should submit individual abstracts before the deadline.Submissions should include a paper title and abstract (max. 500 words), full name(s) and current position by 18 April 2017. Please submit proposals electronically and direct any enquiries to Dr Rachel Monaghan

Newsletter 02/03/2017

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Career, Writing & Funding Opportunities

Kenneth Waltz Dissertation Prize
The International Security and Arms Control (ISAC) section will consider doctoral dissertations on any aspect of security studies with a submission date in calendar year 2016. The committee welcomes nominations for theses on any aspect, and that deploy any approach (historical, quantitative, theoretical, policy analysis, etc.), in the field of security studies. Theses will be judged according to four criteria:

  • originality in substance and approach
  • significance for scholarly and/or policy debates
  • rigor in approach and analysis
  • power of expression

$500 will be awarded along with an award certificate. The recipient of the award will be encouraged to attend the 2017 annual convention in order to receive the award in person. Nominations comprise an electronic copy of the thesis, a summary statement of no more than 1,000 words from the student, and a brief supporting statement of no more than 500 words from the supervisor, all submitted by 1 April 2017. Please email the thesis along with the summary statement and supporting letter to jrishifrinson@tamu.edu

E-International Relations Article Award
Starting in 2017 and continuing annually, E-IR will invite PhD / doctoral students and early career academics to prepare short papers outlining novel, or under appreciated, ideas that will contribute to the understanding of international relations. The award welcomes papers on empirical, political and diplomatic issues that impact upon global or regional politics, as well as papers that discuss theoretical and disciplinary issues central to International Relations. An expert panel will select a shortlist based on those articles that 1) successfully present a valid and interesting idea or interpretation and 2) do so in an engaging and understandable way. The shortlisted papers will then be published on E-International Relations and be considered for inclusion in an open access Edited Collection. From the shortlisted candidates, one winner will be awarded and given £500 in book tokens from our partners at Routledge and Oxford University Press. Papers must be received by 30 March 2017. We will inform all entrants of our decision by 15 June. To enter, please send your article in a Microsoft word format (.docx) together with a cover page containing a short biography (containing affiliation, summary of academic qualifications/status and past publications) to articles@e-ir.info. Clearly title your email ‘Article Award Entry’. For more information visit the website.