Call for papers for a joint Miami University Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies and Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science conference STATEHOOD AND ITS DISCONTENTS: RUSSIA, EASTERN EUROPE AND EURASIA, June 15-17, 2016, Vilnius, Lithuania
In the post-Cold War era territorial borders have been continuously contested during the wars in Chechnya, the Caucasus, and more recently Ukraine. The conflict in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine has brought the questions of statehood and sovereignty again to the forefront of popular, political, and scholarly debates. This conference explores historical and contemporary challenges to statehood and emergence of alternative sovereignty and governance regimes. The potential topics include, but are not limited to: hybrid warfare, financial sovereignty, radical politics, nationalism, supranationalism, terrorism, secessionism, migration and displacement, memory and identity.
Deadline for paper proposal submissions is February 1.st
Please send a 250 word abstract and one page CV to Neringa Klumbytė firstname.lastname@example.org AND Inga Vinogradnaitė Inga.Vinogradnaite@tspmi.vu.lt with the subject line STATEHOOD CONFERENCE ABSTRACT 2016. The applicants will be notified about acceptance to the conference by March 1st . Deadline for submission of full papers to be posted on the Havighurst website (password protected) is May 25.th
Accepted participants may be eligible to apply for partial travel reimbursement pending funding.