Monday, February 17, 2014

Calls for papers @ School of International Relations, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Centre for West Asian Studies

School of International Relations

Jawaharlal Nehru University 

5th, Young Research Scholars Seminar on West Asia: Heritage and Transformation

Organised by the Students’ Representative of Student-Faculty Committee (SFC), Centre for West Asian Studies (CWAS)

on 24-25 March 2014

Introduction

Contemporary West Asia has been one of the most debated and contested issues in the discipline of International Relations. The transformative nature of the region since early civilisations is quite crucial and significant in understanding the socio-economic and political dynamics of the region. Colonialism also played an important role in shaping the concepts of modern nation-states and its practices. Considering these developments this seminar encourages interdisciplinary approach and seeks to provide a platform for budding scholars’ to exchange ideas, initiate a space for academic debate and discussion on the socio-economic, political, and foreign policy issues of the region.

Therefore the students’ representative of the SFC, at the Centre for West Asian Studies, JNU intends to organise this seminar on the following sub-themes:

·         History, Art, Literature and Architecture

·         Intellectual Discourse in West Asia

·         Racial/Ethnic Politics and Nationalism in West Asia

·         Religion and Politics in West Asia

·         Nuclear Issues in West Asia

·         Regional Political Dynamics in West Asia

·         Role of External Actors and its Influence in West Asia

·         Peace and Conflict

·         Energy and Security Issues

·         Human Rights Issues in West Asia

·         Status of Women in West Asia

·         Social Movements and Role of Media in West Asia

·         Understanding Arab Spring

Interested scholars may submit an abstracts (maximum 300 words) by 25th February 2014. Please send your abstract to sfcwestasia@gmail.com along with your name, institute of affiliation, phone number and email address. Shortlisted papers will be notified and inform by 5th March 2014 through email. Selected papers may be published in a book. For further information, please submit your queries to sfcwestasia@gmail.com.

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