Call for Papers: ACUNS Annual Meeting

Deadline: 

04/9/21

Event Date: 

06/24/21 to 06/26/21

Location name: 

(hybrid) Fordham University, New York City

Organization: 

Academic Council on the United Nations

For the 2021 Annual Meeting, ACUNS welcomes submissions from scholars, practitioners, and students whose research and work focus on the conference theme of “Toward a Fit for Future UN System.” Submissions may comprise proposals for complete panels involving groups of scholars, or individual papers. They may also constitute roundtables centered around a certain conference theme or recently published book. More information on these submission categories is available below. Proposals that focus on challenges falling under any of the following sub-issue areas are particularly welcome:

  • Preserving and protecting the environment in the face of climate crises and degradation.
  • Protecting and upholding of human rights across the globe.
  • Lessening the humanitarian impact of conflict and other security threats, and advancing more durable forms of peace and sustainable post-conflict transitions.
  • Equalizing access to basic services and support of poverty reduction and human dignity for the global good.
  • Innovating to meet the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s global health pandemics.
  • Promoting zero discrimination and anti-racist/anti-bias in all areas of global governance and multilateralism.
  • Enhancing digital cooperation, harnessing the benefits of new technology, and managing trade and intellectual property issues, all while mitigating risks.
  • Changing demographics, including migration, displacement, integration, urban-rural pressures, addressing the challenges of the future of work, rising unemployment, and changing work environments.

Those interested in participating in the 2021 Annual Meeting are invited to submit proposals which fall under the following three categories:

Individual Papers
Individuals can propose to present a research paper that is a work in progress. For the application, individuals must submit an abstract of 1500 characters maximum. The Annual Meeting Program Committee will work to form panels of 4 papers that address related topics.

Full Panels
Individuals can propose a fully-formed panel session which includes 4 papers, 1 discussant, and 1 chair. One individual who will be a part of the panel must submit all panel details, including a panel abstract describing the overarching theme uniting the papers that will be presented (1500 characters maximum). They will also need to provide the titles and abstracts of each paper, as well as information about each panelist. Panels cannot have more than 4 papers. All panelists must be in agreement that they will participate if the panel is selected. To ensure richness of exchange, ACUNS encourages applicants to consider diversity in all its forms when constituting panels, with particular attention to geographical and gender diversity.

Roundtables
Individuals can propose a fully-formed roundtable to discuss and debate certain conference themes or recently published books. Participants agree in advance on the topic that will be the focus of the session. One individual must submit a session title and abstract (1500 Characters maximum) as well as information about each participant. Roundtables may include a minimum of four and a maximum of six participants. All participants must be in agreement that they will participate if the panel is selected. To ensure richness of exchange, ACUNS encourages applicants to consider diversity in all its forms when constituting roundtables, with particular attention to geographical and gender diversity.

 

Submit applications via the conference website (linked)

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