The 2016 Conference on Politics, Conflict and Development will take place on April 15th and 16th, 2016 at Virginia International University in Fairfax, VA (30 min away from downtown Washington DC). This year’s theme is Power Shifts: Conflict, Emergencies, and Global Response.
The Annual Conference on Politics, Conflict, and Development (CPCD) seeks to identify the latest ideas, issues, and initiatives in politics, conflicts, and development around the world. The conference will focus on power shifts in politics which can be causes or outcomes of conflict and emergencies and explore the global response to regional and international conflicts and emergencies. From the Middle East to the Far East, Europe to Africa, conflicts and emergencies deeply affect politics and policies. While xenophobia is on the rise in the West, Europe is facing an influx of new refugees, which causes further policy shifts in Europe. What are the major driving forces causing power shifts in politics? What are the responses to the refugee crisis? Do “humanitarian interventions” turns into catastrophes? Within this context, the CPCD’s goal is analyzing recent trends, identifying emerging approaches, and proposing new solutions.
The key themes for the Conference include:
• International Emergency Response to Complex Crises
• Political Conflicts and Regional Implications
• Political Transitions, Democratization, and the Spread of Authoritarianism
• New Trends in International Relations
• Changing Roles of International Organizations
• Development Challenges in Conflict Areas
The deadline for abstract submission is March 1, 2016. All accepted participants will be notified by April 4, 2016.
Dr. Klara Bilgin