The 5'th International Student Conference
Date: April 13-14, 2009
Site: Izmir, Turkey
Organiser: Izmir University of Economics
Topics: The organizers invite undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world to submit their research to present in the 5'th International Student Conference in Izmir University of Economics. The conference not only provides young researchers an opportunity to present and share their work to their future colleagues but also with its social events like the trip to the ancient city of Ephesus and the village of Sirince, it allows the guests to have a taste of the cultural life of the region. The organizers encourage submissions from all disciplines in social sciences, including, but not limited to, Economics, Sociology, Business Administration, International Relations, Political Science, and Logistics.
Language: English
Deadline: March 01, 2009
Contact: Research Center Izmir Congress of Economy, Sakarya Cad. No.156 Balcova, Izmir 35330 Turkey
Tel.: + 90 232-4888386
Fax: + 90 232-2792626

7th Convention of the Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA) “Borders on Our Mind, Borders of the Mind“
Date: September 2-4, 2009
Site: School of International Relations, St.-Petersburg State University
Organiser: Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA)
Topics: Conference participants are invited to respond to the following six questions from within their own sub-disciplines: Two decades after '1989', which borders have disappeared, which have remained, which have shifted, what others have been constructed? Does the globalisation of world economy help to transcend or erect borders? Of what kind? What are the effects of international institutions, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations? What are the effects of the persistence of gendered structures on the already hierarchical division of labour? What does the composite of issues related to (illegal) migration, security, and citizenship say about our physical, virtual, and ethical borders? Is IR an instance of the persistence of borders of the mind having 'real' effects? To what extent the study of International Relations reflects the borders in the minds of IR scholars (as with politics/economy, inside/outside, theory/practice)? Researching beyond territoriality? Is it possible and/or desirable?
Language: English
Deadline: March 2, 2009.
Contact: Proposals should be submitted to Programme Chairperson Pinar Bilgin, Bilkent University

The 5th Russian Congress of Political Science
Date: November 26-29, 2009
Site: Moscow, Russian Federation
Organiser: Russian Political Science Association
Topics: The main topic of the Congress is “Changes in Politics and Policies of Change: Strategies, Institutions, Actors”. The program of the Congress includes plenary, special and thematic sessions, round tables, lectures of guest speakers, debates, business meetings of RPSA Research Committees, etc.
Language: Russian. The English/Russian translation will be provided for some sessions.
Fee: 700 rubles (for members of RPSA – 500 rubles)
Deadline: February 20, 2009. Applications in Russian can be submitted online via Applications in English should be sent to the Secretary of the Congress including information on name, institutional affiliation, e-mail, telephone/fax, postal address, abstract of the paper (no more than 500 words).
Contact: Prof. Olga Malinova, Prof. Alexander Nikitin (Co-Chairs of the Congress Organizing Committee), Prof. Oxana Gaman-Golutvina (Chair of the Congress Program Committee)
(source: e-mail from the organizers)

9th Annual Aleksanteri Conference 2009: Cold War Interactions Reconsidered
Date: October 29-31, 2009
Site: University of Helsinki, Finland
Organiser: The Aleksanteri Institute and the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies, affiliated with the University of Helsinki.
Topics: The conference wishes to promote critical self-evaluation and a theoretical discussion on disciplines that are not so obviously connected with traditional Cold War studies. Scholars are encouraged to evaluate the current state of the area studies and to discuss how the Cold War influenced and perhaps still influences our thinking, identities, communication and culture. The conference will also encourage discussion on the manifold ways of coming to terms with the past.
Language: English
Deadline: March 15, 2009
Contact: Conference Coordinator, Riikka Nisonen-Trnka, or the Conference Secretary, Eeva Korteniemi

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