Conference. Europe, Maritime Security and Small Navies (18/19 January @ King's College London)

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Call for Papers
January 18, 2018 to January 19, 2018
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Maritime History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Military History, Political Science

On 18/19 January 2018 the Centre for Military History and Strategic Studies at the National University Ireland Maynooth, the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies at King's College London and the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University will host a conference, in London, focusing on 'Europe, Maritime Security and Small Navies'.

The conference seeks to identify and explore gaps in our understanding of maritime security and of the role and activity of small navies in Europe. With an increasingly connected, contested and complex international maritime security climate the conference also aims to develop better understanding of the utility of smaller navies in addressing emergent threats.

We invite submissions for papers and/or panels devoted to any aspect of the subject area with a contemporary focus. In particular, we are keen to receive proposals that address the following topics:

  • the role of small navies within contemporary naval strategy & doctrine, their role in IR theory and also their role in regional and international security structures.
  • the challenges of dealing with transnational crime, including piracy, human trafficking, smuggling of drugs, arms etc
  • current and recent operations undertaken by small navies
  • the maritime dimension of the EU Foreign and Security Policy (including the EU Maritime Security Strategy)
  • cross sectoral collaboration of small navies with other navies and other agencies.
  • the implications for national and global maritime security strategies

Proposals for papers (of 20 minutes) should be no longer than 500 words and the deadline for submissions is 30 August 2018.

Proposals and any requests for further information should be sent to Dr Robert McCabe at 


Contact Info: 

Dr Robert McCabe

School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

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