Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) & CIPS NUST International Conference
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Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) & CIPS NUST International Conference

Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) & CIPS NUST International Conference

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Islamabad, Islamabad 44000

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The current security situation in Syria and Iraq is indeed a matter of great concern. Many have suggested the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces as a viable option to help solve the security situation and address the humanitarian crises in both the countries. So far, the international community has failed in its effort to provide a sustainable solution. The perpetual instability across the region is adding to the misery of the people of Syria and Iraq. In addition, non-state actors and extremist elements are capitalizing on the ongoing chaos and taking control of a large area across both the countries. The intervention of foreign troops in the already troubled Middle East has added new dimension with warring factions deeply entrenched with their positions. The issue has already marred the interstate relationships in the context of Middle East and also Asia and Europe. These developments will only worsen overtime and will not only deteriorate the global peace but also will intensify sectarian and geopolitical rivalries, thereby potentially causing further radicalisation.

Since 2015, the conflict in Syria and Iraq has caused forced displacement of local population towards Europe beyond epic proportions. The current refugee crises is arguably the worst humanitarian crises since the Second World War. The influx of the refugees have impacted socio-political terrains of the host countries, and the collective response have appeared in the form 'securitisation’ of migration. Interestingly, we appear to have overlooked the enormous experience of Pakistan in relations to the management of millions of war-stricken Afghan refugees since 1980s. In fact, Pakistan has emerged as one of the largest refugee host nations in the world. Despite of political turmoil, security situations and economic hardships, the country stands enriched with varied experiences and understanding of the issues surrounding refugee crises, including the ongoing repatriation and rehabilitation processes. Therefore, there is greater need to share such experiences with the broader scholarly community in order to better understand the politics of refugees and crises and also to identify the lessons and different approaches.

To this end, the Center for International Peace & Stability (CIPS) at the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) is organizing a two days conference at NUST, Islamabad-Pakistan. The conference will provide a platform for researchers, policy makers, and peace practitioners to share their research on the provided themes (see below).

The conference welcomes papers from a broad range of disciplines including social science, political science, international relations and security studies. We welcome papers that focus on the international best practices related to handling of refugees, humanitarian protection and related strategies, policies and practices. Papers should also revolve around the following thematic clusters:

  1. The crises in Syria and Iraq and failure of peace efforts

  2. Challenges to peace and the lessons learnt

  3. Long term peace development: A way forward

  4. Impact of migration on the internal dynamics of Europe

  5. Pakistan experience of managing Afghan refugees and lesson learnt

  6. Regulating the immigration and refugee protection


Proposal Format/types


Papers need a title, abstract, name(s) of the author(s), and institutional affiliation. The abstract should be no longer than 300 words. Suggested full length of the paper is between 6,000 and 8,000. Harvard style of referencing is recommended.

Important Dates


Please email abstract of no more than 300 words to mmakki.pcs@cips.nust.edu.pk by 30th October 2016.
  • Submission of Abstract of the Paper 30 October, 2016

  • Selection of Presenters/Abstracts 10 November, 2016

  • Submission of Full Paper 04 December, 2016

  • International Conference 19 & 20 December, 2016


For more information please contact:​

Dr Muhammad Makki

Center for International Peace & Stability (CIPS)

NUST Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (NIPCONS)

M: +92 (0) 333 0528741, O: +92 (0) 51 90856799

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

Notes

  • Please submit full paper via email mmakki.pcs@cips.nust.edu.pk by 04 December, 2016

  • A modest honorarium will be paid to the selected scholars upon submission of a publishable paper

  • Administrative details will be issued separately

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