Call for paper proposals for the proposed panel on “Islam and International
Relations: Mutual Perceptions” for the 2011 MESA Conference (1-4 December
2011, Washington DC).
I would like to invite you to contribute a research/study paper for the panel on
“Islam and International Relations: Mutual Perceptions” for the coming MESA
annual conference. The deadline for submission of panel proposals is on 15
February 2011. Please read the abstract of the panel below.
The objectives of the panel are to show juxtaposed positions of mutual
perceptions between Islam and IR based on conceived notions of sensitive
conceptions like sovereignty, state, human rights, gender, and etcetera, to
eliminate deplorable and pejorative (mis)conceptions of IR scholars towards
Islam and vice versa, and add or put Islam in the epitome of global discourse of
international relations as a major causal factor that affects the behaviors of
every actors in the international community particularly those which have
interest and peculiar relations with the Muslim world. The panel will examine
two outstanding inquiries that will guide the panel in hoping to find, discover
or create patterns of tangency. Questions below magnify the totality of where
the panel will lead at and to what extent it is presented and analyze.
1. How International Relations scholars perceived the field of
2. How Islamic scholars (Muslims or non-Muslims) perceived the field
The organizer humbly hopes that through this panel, we may able to add to
the realm of literature on how human races and civilizations are linked through
intellectual, cultural, economical, and social exchanges particularly on the
relations between the East (Islam) and the West (International Relations).
Kindly please send your abstract (200 to 400 words) and a short one-page CV to
firstname.lastname@example.org before 13 February 2011.
PhD student in International Relations
Middle East Technical University,