Feb 16 deadline to apply for Rutgers Annual Global Affairs Conference (NJ, Apr 13)

CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rutgers Annual Global Affairs Conference (April 13, 2018)
Announcement published by Lillian Hussong on Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Type: Call for Papers
Date: April 13, 2018
Location: New Jersey, United States
Subject Fields: Area Studies, Graduate Studies, Political Science, Social Sciences, Nationalism History / Studies

Deadline extended: February 16, 2018

The nexus between globalization and nationalism has been subject to debate within the global affairs discipline within the last century; both concepts hold an essential position in our contemporary world. Their importance lies in the establishment of modern societies and nation-states, and their role in a world in which interdependence has expanded.

As the world becomes interdependent, the fate of one state is linked and attached to the fate of another. Globalization is often associated with neoliberalism, international trade, free flows of services and workers, and has resulted in tremendous changes at the political and the cultural levels. However, many consider globalization as a threat and criticize it for benefiting only certain elites and undermining the lives of many others. Nationalism, has had a great deal of difficulty surviving in this world, and some would argue that it has become less important. However, others argue that nationalism is benefiting from globalization and is becoming more important than ever.

With its annual conference, the Student Association of Global Affairs at Rutgers University seeks to broaden this conversation and provide a space for students to deconstruct traditional narratives within international relations and global affairs by exploring the interaction between globalization and nationalism and how they can inform theory, analysis, practice, and methodology: Why do we need to take this discussion into account? How can it shape our thinking both at domestic and global levels?

We invite abstracts for papers on the following and related topics in all aspects of global affairs:

Open Borders/Closed Borders
Individual Rights/Human Rights
Cultural Relativism/Universalism
Racial and Ethnic Identities
Expats, refugees, economic migrants
Free Trade
Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism

This conference seeks to create an interdisciplinary conversation on these topics, and we welcome participants (graduate students and early career scholars) from multiple disciplines, including, but not limited to: Political Science and International Relations, Law, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Critical Ethnic Studies, Regional Studies (American, European, African, and Asian), African American Studies, History, and the Humanities.

The submission deadline for abstracts is February 16, 2018. Please submit an anonymous abstract of up to 400 words (in PDF or Word document form) to saga.rutgers@gmail.com. Please include your name and contact details in the email body and “Paper Submission DGA Conference” in the subject line.

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Rutgers University Student Association of Global Affairs
Contact Email: saga.rutgers@gmail.com
URL: http://dga.rutgers.edu/2018-global-affairs-conference

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