JUNE 2021 | European Initiative for Security Studies – Lisbon

Following the decision to postpone the EISS – European Initiative for Security Studies’ 4th Annual Conference to 2021, we can now confirm that it will happen in June 2021 at Iscte, in Lisbon. The organization will seek to retain the original programme and panels.

The European Initiative for Security Studies is a multidisciplinary Europe-wide network of scholars from over eighty universities that share the goal of consolidating security studies in Europe. Specifically, the aims of the EISS are two-fold. The first is to develop and sustain a Europe-wide network in the field of security studies. This gives visibility to the range of individual and collective research projects that are currently underway in Europe. The second goal is to establish a forum for the exchange of ideas in order to foster new joint research projects and develop international research partnerships.

Conference Structure

The EISS Conference features both ‘closed’ and ‘open’ panels.

  • ‘Closed’ panels focus on themes decided by the EISS (cf. the program below). Each panel includes four papers and the chair serves as discussant.
  • In ‘Open’ panels, participants propose a panel’s title, a chair, and four speakers. The chair serves as discussant. 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.

Selection Criteria for Closed and Open panels are: (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.

New deadlines for updated papers will be communicated in time.

More information available here.

The registration rate is €30 per participant.

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CEI-Iscte (Centre for International Studies) is a university-based multidisciplinary research center at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL). CEI-Iscte aims at promoting interdisciplinary research in Social Sciences, International Relations and Economy, focusing in its areas of geographic specialisation: Africa, Asia, Europe, and Transatlantic Relations.

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