Call for Papers & Panels - European Initiative for Security Studies (EISS) 5th Annual Conference

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Call for Papers
June 30, 2022 to July 1, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Government and Public Service, Political Science, Research and Methodology, European History / Studies

The European Initiative for Security Studies (EISS) is a multidisciplinary network of scholars that share the goal of consolidating security studies in Europe. The EISS has three main characteristics: it is (1) thematically-driven and open to all theoretical approaches, (2) multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, and (3) geographically inclusive. The Annual Conference is the EISS' flagship event, bringing academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from all-over Europe and beyond to discuss international security issues.

The 5th Annual Conference will take place at the Hertie School, Friedrichstraße 180, Berlin, BE, 10117, from 30th June 2022 to 1st July 2022.

Key dates
●   30 January 2022: deadline for sending panel proposals to the EISS ( and paper proposals to the panel chairs (see email addresses below).
●   20 February 2022: decision on open panels by EISS; and on papers for closed panels by chairs.
●   Early March 2022: final program sent to participants.
●   20 June 2022: deadline for sending the full paper to the panel’s chair.

(1) Submission of Panel Proposal
Participants propose a panel title, a chair, and four speakers. The chair serves as discussant. The
proposals should include: (1) an abstract of the panel summarizing its academic goals and
originality (300 words max); (2) the name, affiliation and email address of the participants; (3) an
abstract for each presentation (300 words max). The ‘open panels’ are meant to broaden the
range of existing themes in the EISS and to provide greater latitude to the participants to
contribute to the definition of the EISS program. Therefore, please consult the list of closed
panels (below) to avoid duplication. Please send the ‘open’ panel proposals to
Selection Criteria for Closed and Open panels: (1) quality and originality of the panel/paper proposal;
(2) multidisciplinarity and/or interdisciplinarity (history, political science, sociology, etc.). The
panels should focus on specific themes that can be addressed from a variety of disciplines. N.B.
Each panel must also include scholars from disciplines other than political science; (3) represent
different European countries/regions (western, northern, eastern, central, southern Europe), as
per participants’ affiliation; (4) and allow for gender diversity.

(2) Submission of Paper Proposals for ‘Closed’ Panels
Closed panels are pre-established by the EISS and cover the following themes: Terrorism and
Counter-terrorism; Military Technology; Private Actors, Armed Conflict and the State; Defense
Cooperation and Military Assistance; Military Interventions; Arms Procurement and Transfers;
WMD Non-Proliferation and Arms Control; and Intelligence (see each panel’s abstract below).
Participants should send an abstract (300 words max) to the panel’s chair (see the chair’s email
address below). Please make sure to send the paper abstracts directly to the panel’s chair, not to
the EISS
(follow the link here). Each panel includes four papers and the chair serves as discussant.

Contact Info: 

For ‘open’ panel proposals and general inquiries, please contact

For paper abstracts, please contact directly the panel’s chair, not the
the EISS. Follow the link here for the chairs contact details.

Contact Email: