CfP: The Helsinki Final Act at 40: Reflections & Prescriptions vis-?-vis the OSCE in Eurasia

16 May, 2014

The OSCE Academy has released its Call for Proposals for the conference The Helsinki Final Act at 40: Reflections & Prescriptions vis-à-vis the OSCE in Eurasia. The event will take place in 10-12 Sept. 2014, Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan. 

Hosted by the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, the conference titled: “The Helsinki Final Act at 40: Reflections & Prescriptions vis-à-vis the OSCE in Eurasia” is part of the annual Central Asia-related international events held by the Academy. The conference aims to generate informed scholarly discussion on the role of the OSCE, past, current and future, in shaping overall political and security developments in the broad region of Eurasia. Panels will focus on the historic impacts of the Helsinki Final Act, on the OSCE as an institution and a process, issues of inter-regional or inter-IO cooperation as well as particular security and human challenges and developments in Central Asia/Eurasia that have relevance to, or beg for the attention of, the OSCE.

Researchers, academics, doctoral students, policy makers and government officials from throughout the OSCE’s geographical reach are encouraged to apply and participate in this Conference. Proposals are accepted both as individual contributions or full panels (consisting of 3-4 speakers).

The keynote speaker and a discussant for this event will be Dr Rick Fawn of the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom, whose numerous books include, most recently, International Organizations and Internal Conditionality: Making Norms Matter (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

The Conference will be held at a site by the picturesque Lake Issyk Kul, a few hours’ drive outside of Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek. The OSCE Academy will seek publication of selected Conference papers in a special edition of an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the 40th Anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act.

The working language of the conference is English. Applicants should send their (a) Abstract (150-250 words) and (b) Resume or CV to: no later than 15 June 2014.

Download the Call for Proposals here.

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