Development and Security in a Contemporary Conflict Zones
Migration Crisis, Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities
1st – 3rd December 2016
We have a pleasure of inviting you to the international conference organized jointly by the International Development Department of University of Birmingham and the Institute of Middle and Far East Studies of Jagiellonian University with support of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI). The conference will focus on the Development and Security in a Contemporary Conflict Zones in a context of ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria and a reassessment of lessons from earlier interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and will take place in Krakow, Poland on the 1st – 3rd of December 2016.
Programme and book of abstracts
The conference will start with an open plenary session with key note speakers' lectures and policy oriented events, followed by a reception on the evening of Thursday, 1st of December, 2016. Over the course of the next two days research papers will be delivered before an audience of scholars, analysts, policy specialists, NGO's practitioners and experts representing different academic, research, and policy interests in development and security nexus range of issues.
The detailed programme will be provided shortly.
We expect to attract participants with different academic and professional backgrounds to create a space for formal and informal discussion over the development-security nexus research area and its policy in a context of migration crisis and ongoing conflicts. The accompanying workshop will explore the potential for a large bid and cooperation. Detailed plan will be provided after closing of the call.
The conference organisers plan to host the semi-formal seminar with professionals working in a non-permissive environment in a development and reconstruction sphere.
Special arrangements have been made with local Krakow guides for cost-free optional sightseeing of the city and royal castle.
Conference Committee and Contact
General chair – Professor Adam Jelonek, PhD (Institute of Middle and Far East Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków),
Program chair – Professor Paul Jackson, PhD (International Development Department, University of Birmingham),
Coordination and Communication chair – Assistant professor Jakub Stępień, PhD (Institute of Middle and Far East Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków).
Submissions and registration should be directed to: devsec2016[at]gmail.com.
Information and general queries should be directed in the first instance to: jakub.p.stepien[at]gmail.com.