Two Hundred Years since the Congress of Vienna: The State of International Relations as a Discipline and Alternative World Views

The Department of International Relations at Kadir Has University, in cooperation with the Center for International and European Studies (CIES) and the International Relations Council of Turkey (UIK), will hold the 1st Kadir Has University International Conference on International Relations between 22 and 24 October 2015 at Kadir Has University, Istanbul. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Two Hundred Years since the Congress of Vienna: The State of International Relations as a Discipline and Alternative World Views.’

The Conference is meant to address the lessons learned from the landmark events and their legacies on the international system by focusing on the global challenges today and defining ways to address them primarily from a theoretical perspective. By looking at the past, we seek to assess the present and future of international relations.

Apart from plenary sessions with keynote speakers and panel discussions, the conference will also include a number of simultaneous academic panels and workshops where participants will present their papers.

We invite individual paper proposals and/or panel proposals. We encourage scholars from all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities to apply with proposals with promote innovate approaches the understanding of the international system and its future challenges. The following sub-themes should be used as a guide in the formulation of proposals: theory; history; balance of power; great power politics; diplomacy; international order; international law; international trade; conflict resolution; human security; current challenges; and alternative futures.

Detailed information on the application and registration process as well as the timetable of the conference can be accessed at http://www.khas.edu.tr/en/1884/annual-conference.

Please send your proposal directly to this email: ui@khas.edu.tr before 15 September 2015.