2017 Call for Papers

Dear students, faculty, and staff,

The students at the Centre for Military, Security & Strategic Studies will be hosting the 19th Annual Graduate Strategic Studies Conference March 16th-17th, 2017, at the University of Calgary. We host presenters, researchers, keynote speakers, from all over Canada and the world, along with representatives from the Canadian Armed Forces, Department of National Defence, foreign Armed Forces, and a wide range of security professionals globally.

This year’s conference theme is Addressing Complex and Evolving Threats in the 21st Century. Increasingly, the challenges government, military and security entities face are multi-faceted, including not only traditional armed forces, but also unconventional weapons, terrorism, mass-migration, resource management, extremes in nature, and new domains of warfare. We welcome researchers from both traditional and non-traditional security fields to share their expertise and insights into how to address these increasingly more complex threats together. The conference will provide a forum for a wide range of perspectives, including history, political science, anthropology, sociology, medicine, psychology, computer science, law, social work, engineering, chemical and physical sciences, and many others. The conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of study.

Suggested topics include, but are certainly not limited to: Emerging Threats to Civilian Populations, Refugees and Humanitarian Aid, Natural Disasters and Epidemics in a Defence Context, New Technologies and Applications, the Cyber Domain, Unmanned Systems, the Evolution and Practice of Intelligence, the Evolving Battlefield, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Space Weaponization, Cyber and Space Diplomacy, Health and War, Peacekeeping, Irregular Warfare, the Canadian Military, Canadian Defence Modernization, Geopolitical Issues, Strategic Thought, and Historical Perspectives on Evolving Threats.

 Please send your proposals to s3cconference@gmail.com by December 1st 2016.

Proposals should include: a 250 word abstract, a 150 word personal biography, and your email address. Financial assistance for travel and accommodation may be available.

For additional information, feel free to contact us at s3cconference@gmail.com or consult our website, http://www.strategyconference.ca for ongoing updates and more information.

Thank you for your interest in this year’s conference. We look forward to your submissions!

Jacqueline Eenkooren and Christian Halt

S3C Conference Chairs