OSCE Academy: A Two-Day Workshop "New Perspectives on Conflict, Security and Peace in Eurasia"

A Two-Day Workshop "New Perspectives on Conflict, Security and Peace in Eurasia" will take place in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), 3-4 June 2015.

The workhop is organized by OSCE Academy in Bishkek (in collaboration with the UK Economic and Social Research Council).

For more than 20 years, the Eurasian region has been subject to supposed 'global models' of conflict analysis and peace studies, in both academic and practical discourse, derived from other regions and ostensibly paradigmatic cases.

We are interested in:

  • new methodological approaches to conflict, security and peace involving, for example, discourse analysis or ethnography,
  • new theoretical approaches to conflict, security and peace, particularly those derived inductively or deploying ideas from other disciplines of the humanities and social sciences,
  • new empirical treatments including those of rarely studied cases or studies which combine local and global levels of analysis,
  • papers which address political risk and researcher safety issues facing fieldworkers conducting research on these topics; ethnographies of such experiences.

Open to: scholars working on conflict, security or peace topics in the broad region of Eurasia.

Costs: accommodation and travel bursaries will be available for participants travelling from within the region.

To apply, please, submit a 350-word summary of your proposed paper by 16th January 2015 to Catherine Owen at: camo201@exeter.ac.uk.

For more information, please, contact the Academy.


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