CFP: 2019 Rutgers Annual Global Affairs Conference (April 5, 2019)

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Call for Papers
April 5, 2019
United States
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Social Sciences, Human Rights, Graduate Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations

Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs

Annual Global Affairs Conference


The Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs is pleased to announce the 2019 Annual Global Affairs Conference to be held on Friday, April 5th, 2019 on the Newark campus.  This year’s conference theme, “Security in International Studies: Current Considerations, New Directions," aims to address various aspects of traditional and contemporary issues in security studies in an attempt to address momentous challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. The conference agenda will also be focused on expanding and redefining national security with greater focus on formerly exclusive human security issues such as climate change, immigration and economic security. 

With its annual conference, the Student Association of Global Affairs seeks to provide a space for students and scholars to broaden this conversation. We invite abstracts for papers on the following and related topics in all aspects of global affairs:


  • National security threats in contemporary global affairs
  • Environmental issues including environmental degradation, resource depletion, non-renewable energy, etc.
  • Nuclear proliferation
  • Immigration & Human trafficking
  • Proxy wars in the Middle East
  • Terrorism and unconventional warfare
  • Global poverty and inequality


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, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Critical Security Studies, Critical Ethnic studies, American studies, African and American Studies, History and the Humanities.


The submission deadline for abstracts is January 15, 2019. Please submit an anonymous abstract of up to 400 words (in PDF or Word document form) to Please put your name and contact details in the email body and write “Paper Submission DGA Conference 2019” in the subject line.

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Student Association of Global Affairs (SAGA)

Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs

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