Call for papers: 18th Annual Graduate Strategic Studies Conference

From February 25 – 26, 2016, graduate students at the University of Calgary’s Centre for Military and Strategic Studies will host an academic conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

While the conference will focus on Middle Eastern politics/history, the “war on terror” and terrorism, irregular warfare, human security, intelligence, geopolitical issues, joint operations, strategic thought, military history, the Canadian military and Canadian security, the Centre welcomes a range of topics dealing with security and strategic studies.

Proposals including contact information, a short biography, and a 250-word abstract should be sent to:

Please confine presentations to a 15-minute format.

Deadline for Proposals: December 2, 2015.

Strategic Studies Conference News Article

The University of Calgary’s Centre for Military and Strategic Studies has recently posted a news article about the conference speakers on their official website. It contains an interview with keynote speaker, Francis Furtado on his forthcoming talk on Canadian defence policy and the 2015 Federal Election for the conference.

Check it out!

2015 Conference Presenters Selected!

The 2015 Strategic Studies Conference Committee would like to thank all those who submitted an abstract to this year’s competition. The submissions this year were all of a high quality caliber, and it became a very difficult process in selecting the finalists.

This year’s conference will feature a range of panels that cover the width and depth of the strategic and security studies fields. Panel themes include: Technology and the Future of War, Asymmetrical Warfare, the First World War, conflict in the Ukraine, democracies and war, North America and terrorism, and non-traditional security.

Even if your abstract was not selected, we would still encourage you to attend the conference as a member of the audience and participate in what promises to be very worthwhile discussion. Also, please consider submitting a paper for the Graduate Strategic Studies Conference in 2016!

A complete conference program and other details will be made available shortly.

2015 Conference

The 17th Annual Graduate Strategic Studies Conference will take place March 6-7th, 2015, at the University of Calgary. The graduate students at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies welcome researchers from around the world to share their research on global security issues of the past, present, and future.

Subject matter and research methods that push the boundaries of current knowledge are encouraged. The conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of study.
Suggested topics for student presentations include, but are not limited to, the following: Arctic security, Canadian military and security, irregular warfare, WMD proliferation, cyber security, East Asia and Middle East conflicts, human security, intelligence, joint operations, maritime security, military history, peacemaking, psychology and war, NATO, resource and energy security, and military culture

Proposals including contact information, a short biography, and a 250-word abstract should be sent to
Please confine presentations to a 15-minute format.
Deadline for Proposals: 31 December 2014.

We look forward to your submissions and the results of the selection process will be announced by January 2015.

Conference Program

The Conference Executive is please to release the program for this year’s S3C Strategic Studies Conference! Please see the attached documents: a short program with the most pertinent details and a long program including participant biographies and presentation abstracts. We are looking forward to what promises to be a fascinating and thought-provoking event!

2014 Conference Program (Short)         2014 Conference Program (Long)

Our program and “Featured Speakers” page also showcase the exciting group of keynote speakers we will be hosting at this year’s conference including Kelly Williams, Mark W. Lalonde, Dr. Mukesh Kapila, and Captain Riel Erickson.

Participants should also expect programs and panel packages to be delivered via email.