Strategy in the 21st Century – Call for Papers

The Security Research Group (SRG) at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, invites PhD students, and Masters students interested in further research, to present a paper at the postgraduate workshop ‚ÄėStrategy in the 21st Century‚Äô on 6 August 2013. The event’s keynote address will be given by Professor Mark Webber, Birmingham University.

This workshop is intended to allow junior academics working on war studies and strategic issues to have an opportunity to present their work (be it condensed versions of their theses in progress or stand-alone papers) to a friendly yet challenging audience of their peers. The workshop hopes to allow students to improve their presentation skills and provide networking opportunities with fellow strategists. Postgraduates of all departments and universities are welcome to apply, regardless of whether they are an ESRC funded student or not.

Any paper will be considered which fits the overall theme of the workshop, but papers are  specifically sought within the following areas:

  • Grand strategy and emerging powers: Any papers concerning the contemporary strategic and geopolitical landscape are welcome, especially papers addressing ‚Äėemerging powers‚Äô and the grand strategic environment of the early 21st Century.
  • Technology and war: The impact of technological change on conflict and strategy in this century, including but not limited to: cyber security or cyber warfare, space, UAVs, etc.
  • Strategy beyond the state? The relationship between conflict and non-state actors in this century, including but not limited to: the privatisation of military force, insurgency and revolutionary groups, child soldiers, and terrorism.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 1 July 2013, and abstracts should be no more than 300 words. Attendance at the workshop is free of charge and open to all postgraduates, but registration is required.

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