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Human Rights and Change Conference | Istanbul | 16-18 June 2014

Human Rights and Change16 - 18 June 2014Kadir Has Üniversitesi, Istanbul Registration is open for the conference 'Human Rights and Change,’ to be held in Istanbul 16 - 18 June 2014.This the the third joint conference organized by the human rights sections of the American Political Science Association, the European Consortium for Political Research, the International Political Science Association, and the International Studies Association. You can find the program, and a link to registration, here: http://www.isanet.org/Conferences/HRIstanbul2014/Program.aspx . We had an overwhelming response to our call for papers, resulting in an excellent and diverse program, with 30 panels and 120 papers.

New in 2015: the Journal of Human Trafficking

New to Routledge in 2015: 


The Journal of Human Trafficking is devoted to the dissemination of scholarship on all issues related to trafficking in persons and allied forms of contemporary slavery. The principal aim of the journal is to draw upon insights and expertise from a variety of disciplines and perspectives in order to better understand the global dimensions of – and evolving policy responses relating to – human trafficking. In keeping with this expansive mandate, the journal welcomes submissions in a range of areas, including:   

- Enabling factors which contribute to global patterns of human trafficking;
- Connections and intersections between human trafficking, smuggling and migration;

Call for Authors: The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty

We are inviting academic editorial contributors to The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty 2nd Edition. (1st Edition: Library Journal Best Reference, Booklist Editor’s Choice). We hope you’ll consider contributing to this exciting new project!

The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can select topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, Submission Guidelines will be provided that detail article specifications.  We are currently making assignments with a deadline of June 1, 2014.

Deadline Extended: Call for Applications for 2014 International Neighbourhood Symposium

2014 International Neighbourhood Symposium

“Exploring the Challenges of Political and Social Change in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South”

Heybeliada, Turkey

24 – 29 June 2014


The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University will host the 4th International Neighbourhood Symposium at Heybeliada, Turkey between Tuesday, 24 June and Sunday, 29 June 2014.  This year’s Symposium will focus on “Exploring the Challenges of Political and Social Change in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South”.


CFP: “Tracing the Roles of Soft Law in the Field of Human Rights”

Call for papers

Workshop and book project,  “Tracing the Roles of Soft Law in the Field of Human Rights”. 30 September – 1 October 2014, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Copenhagen



Convenors: Stephanie Lagoutte, Senior researcher at the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Research Director at DIHR and John Cerone, Visiting Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and Professor of Law at New England Law Boston