**DEADLINE EXTENSION** CFP: 17th AGS International Graduate Student Conference 2023

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Call for Papers
February 20, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Political Science, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Peace History / Studies, Research and Methodology


The AGS International Graduate Student Conference 2023

Russia's Military Operation/War in Ukraine: The Implications, Aftermaths, and Possible End? 




Friday, April 28, 2023

Venue: Reid Hall, on the campus of the American Graduate School, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris,

To register, please RSVP by email to conference@ags.edu.


The American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) is now accepting submissions for its 2023

International Graduate Student Conference on the theme:

Russia's Military Operation/War in Ukraine: The Implications, Aftermaths, and Possible End


Theme and objectives

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has seemingly destroyed peace in Europe brought on by decades of carefully crafted security architecture, yet, has highlighted global solidarity for Ukrainians and arguably has pushed states to find innovative ways to overcome challenges emphasized by the conflict.


This cataclysmic historical moment seems to add fuel to the fire of a world already troubled with multiple monumental events happening at once. It is imperative that global citizens critically analyze not only the challenges brought on by an unsubstantiated war but potential successes that can be extracted upon further scrutiny. This is an opportunity to open dialogue and address the critical political, economic, and diplomatic implications of Russia’s unprovoked, unjustified, and brutal invasion of Ukraine. This conference seeks to discuss the outcomes, positive or negative, that have already occurred in the past and will occur in the upcoming, highly anticipated winter months, a season that is expected to expose the true winners and losers in international relations and global leadership. CIA Director William Burns described Putin as someone who “is betting now that he is going to be tougher than the Ukrainians, the Europeans, the Americans…”. 


This conference seeks to analyze the numerous consequences, and impacts, both positive and negative, as well as potential resolutions to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. This one-day in-person conference will bring together innovative thinkers including graduate, postgraduate, and senior undergraduate students, professionals, advocates, and global citizens to discuss a challenging and profound topic from varying vantage points - political, economic, social, cultural, legal, and philosophical.


Participation on panels is selective. Attendance is open to all.

Please see the following page for possible conference paper themes and conference details


For consideration to present on panels, your paper must be related to the field of International Relations.

Possible themes surrounding the Russian invasion of Ukraine: implications, aftermaths, and possible end are:


Definitions, Meanings and, Interpretations

Impacts, Consequences and, Solutions

Describing, Prescribing, Predicting

Theoretical Underpinnings

Quantitative and Qualitative Data

Russian/Ukrainian Identity and Nationality

Non-Western interpretations of the invasion

Human Rights

Gender impacts
Climate Change and Environmental Degradation
Military strategy and analysis

Economics, Trade and, Connectivity 

Agriculture and food
Energy, gas, oil

Propaganda and Media
Soviet Union, USSR, Cold War

Refugee and Migration Diplomacy 

The Future of Technology 


National and International Law

Global Governance and the Role of NGOs

Regional Governance

Democracy in the aftermath of the invasion

Effect on International Relations


This conference is organized by graduate students enrolled in the American Graduate School’s Ph.D. and

MA programs in International Relations and Diplomacy in partnership with Arcadia University. It is

coordinated by Renée Stoute (Ph.D. Candidate 2024) and the Graduate Student Association under the

faculty supervision of Professor Ruchi Anand. Selected conference papers will be published in the

Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies, and Development, an online, open-source,

peer-reviewed academic journal published jointly by Arcadia University and the American Graduate

School in Paris (https://scholarworks.arcadia.edu/agsjournal/).


Date and location

The AGS International Graduate Student Conference will take place on Friday, April 28th, 2022, from

9 am to 6 pm CET.

It will be held at Reid Hall, on the campus of the American Graduate School in Paris, 4 Rue de

Chevreuse, 75006 Paris in the 6th arrondissement


Who can submit

This is a conference intended for graduate students, but senior undergraduates with faculty, professor,

academic or professional recommendations (from fields relating to the conference theme) may also apply.


How to submit

Abstracts should be 200 to 350 words and submitted electronically to conference@ags.edu as an

attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF). The subject line should include the name of the candidate as well

as “AGS Conference Abstract Submission.” Please also give a potential, if not finalized, title for your



In addition, please include the following:

• Research topic/ topic of your paper, methodology (if applicable)

• University affiliation (degrees earned and those in the process of concentration and completion)

• Professional affiliation (if applicable)

• Prior conference presentation experience (if applicable)


• Letter of reference from institution faculty (required for senior undergraduate students outside of AGS)

Full papers are not necessary but highly suggested before the final presentation. Note that for

submissions selected for publication in the Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies, and

Development, a completed draft will be required two weeks after the conference.


Submission deadlines


● Working draft (as close to completion, as is): April 9th, 2023


Fees and Conditions

All accepted candidates attending and participating in person (or virtually) will be required to pay a non-refundable 50-euro registration fee (registration fees are waived for AGS students who present a paper). All fees are payable via bank transfer to AGS (International Bank Account Number (IBAN): FR76 1020 7004 2621 2150 2489 051 and Bank Identification Code (BIC): CCBPFRPPMTG) and will help to pay for organizational and administrative costs. These fees do not cover personal costs to the applicant, such as transportation, accommodation, etc. Applicants are only fully confirmed after having paid the registration fee, with fees due from accepted candidates within 10 days of receiving the acceptance letter. If accepted candidates cannot attend after confirming their participation in the conference, the registration fee is non-refundable.

Attendance for those who do not present a paper is free.


Contact and RSVP

For any questions about the conference and to RSVP, please contact Renée Stoute by email at conference@ags.edu
Graduate School Student Conference Committee

American Graduate School in Paris,
4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris 


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