News and Events of Interest

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13th Annual Defence and Security Economics Workshop, Ottawa, 25-26 October 2018

Deadline for proposals, 31 August.  

The 13th Annual Defence and Security Economics Workshop will be held Thursday 25 and Friday 26 October 2018, in the Senate Boardroom at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada.  The organizers are accepting submissions until 31 August.  If stadyou are interested in presenting, please submit an abstract to either Karl Skogstad (kaskogst@lakeheadu.caor Ugurhan Berkok (berkok-u@rmc.ca ). The Conference dinner will be held the evening of the 25th at the Brig Pub, Byward Market in Ottawa. Conference fee is $40 to offset the cost of the conference dinner and refreshments.

If you know of other researchers who may be interested, please pass this invitation along to them.

Karl Skogstad, Ugurhan Berkok, Dane Rowlands, Ben Solomon. 

European Doctoral School on the CSDP

The European Doctoral School on the CSDP offers a specialized training programme supplementary to the courses organized by its network institution in their doctoral curricula.  The programme is recognized according to the principles governing the European Higher Education Area and is implemented under the aegis of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC - European External Action Service). 

Presentation and Fact-sheet. and Fact-sheet.

Call for Papers - Military and Police Relations, ERGOMAS, Lisbon June 2019

“Military and Police Cooperation in Operations”  and

“Convergence and Differentiation in Security Organizations”

 

How does cooperation between, and differentiation of, military and police security organizations affect the pursuit of peace and security at home and abroad?  See the call for papers

 

Editors are seeking studies of military and police cooperation within states, and of police and military institutional convergence in international comparative perspective. We hope to have two working panels and poster-sessions at the ERGOMAS Biennial Conference with the aim of proposing a special journal issue or book project.

 

Revised deadlines for ISMS 2018

ISMS 2018 is still accepting abstracts for the October conference in Warsaw.  The call will remain open until 30 July, and authors can expect to be informed of acceptance not later than 30 August. See the Conference web page on this site

15th Biennial ERGOMAS Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 17-22 June 2019

We are pleased to announce the 15th biennial ERGOMAS conference! The conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, 17-22 June 2019.  The theme for this conference will be Military Studies in a Post-Truth Society: Challenges and Perspectives. 

Further details can be found in the attached Spring newsletter from ERGOMAS

New Publication: Readiness and Disaster Management

Authors: Romualds RAZUKS Dr.med., Barbara SEPODES

Readiness of Latvian Health Care Institutions for Disaster Management (monograph)

Paperback: 

Online (pdf): ISBN 978-9949-7259-1-5 (pdf)

Published by: Baltic Defence College

Printed by:  Ecoprint AS, Vahi Kula, Estonia
Publication date: Tartu, May 2018
Language: English
Download as: PDF

 

Weekly newsletter on Russian military modernization

Welcome to the 3rd edition of the weekly War Vs Peace newsletter.  War Vs Peace is a LLC dedicated to researching the details of Russian military modernization and its place within broader Russian strategy. You can subscribe to the newsletter from the link. 

Gaming for Peace Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 10-11 January 2019

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers.

GAP is an EU H2020 funded project which is developing a curriculum of soft skills derived from interviews with experienced military, police and civilian peacekeeping personnel, and the state of the art in peacekeeping relevant soft skills and serious games.  GAP is embedding a selection of peacekeeping relevant soft skills in a digital role-playing game with in-game assessment. The key soft skills are: gender awareness, cultural competency, communication, cooperation, decision-making and stress management.  In-game assessment is reported in individual ‘skills passports’ for players, and the learning metrics have been standardized against international benchmarks. The GAP module (curriculum and game) provides an inexpensive, accessible to all, standardized training in soft skills for peacekeeping and is at the cutting edge of State of the Art in the domains of training for peacekeeping, curriculum development, soft skills, assessment, game design and soft skills standardization.

Abstract submission(400 words):  by July 31st 2018 to [GamingforPeace@tcd.ie]

Notification of accepted authors: September 1st, 2018.

September 30th: Full programme available.

November 30th: Close of registration.

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers for more details. 

Polish Military University of the Land Forces seeks Experts for Summer 2018 (ERASMUS)

The Polish Military University of the Land Forces in Wroclaw will run an international summer semester in English, and seeks experts to teach modules in interoperability, cyber security, and comprehensive approach.  Please contact:

Anna ZAMIAR-ZIÓŁKOWSKA (anna.zamiar-ziolkowska@awl.edu.pl ) Head of Career and Erasmus Programme Officer, General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military University of Land Forces

The course cards can be found at the links below:

CM Cyber Security

CM Comprehensive Approach

CM Interoperability  

 

Conference - How to Save the World, Toronto, 30-31 May

A discussion forum for the Science for Peace Conference. See web site. This will be of interest to some members of the military sciences community. Conceived as a public discussion to develop more comprehensive policy for planetary survival, the discussion will address six interrelated threats: global warming; war and weapons;  pandemics; radiation exposure; famine; and cyber attacks. (See the description of six crises). 

Call for Papers - Special Issue on Military Education, 4 July

A special issue of Security and Defence Quarterly containing papers related to Security Education will be published. The aim of the special issue is to show the multidimensional and multidirectional character of Security Education.  Plans are for this issue to be available for participants in the ISMS conference at Warsaw in October 2018. 

For details, see the special issue flyer onf the main page of Security and Defence Quarterly

Newsletter on Russian Defence, Deployments, and Diplomacy

Starting 15 May, Nicholas Myers of War vs Peace Foundation, LLC, will be putting out a weekly newsletter on major Russian exercise trends, force deployments, and diplomatic campaigns (covering both "war" and "peace") in the open-source press. 

 

This service will be free, it can be cancelled at any time, and you can contact Nicholas to confirm any sources in which you may be interested.

 

You can subscribe from the bottom of the website: www.warvspeace.org.

 

Nicholas J. Myers

President and Founder, 

War Vs Peace Foundation LLC

Russian and Belarusian Military Analyst

@WarVsPeaceOrg

 

Job opening: Lecturer in Strategic Studies, Tartu, apply before 10 June

See the job description at this link:  Lecturer in “Strategic Studies”

JOB TITLE: Lecturer in Strategic Studies
JOB CODE: DPS06
DEPARTMENT: Department of Political and Strategic Studies
SUPERVISOR: Director of Department of Political and Strategic Studies
LOCATION: Tartu, Estonia
SALARY: €30,000-€33,000 per annum (gross)
CONTRACT: Indefinite duration
Deadline for applications: 10th June 2018, end of business
Interviews anticipated on: 11th June to 17th June 2018
Expected starting date: 30th July 2018

 

Baltic Military History Conference 2018, 13-14 September in Tartu Estonia

“1918-2018 Hundred years of armed forces development” Call for papers.  

Proposals due by 30 June 2018 to Art Johanson

2018 marks the centenary for a number of states in Eastern Europe and Caucasus. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, also Armenia, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Georgia and Hungary are celebrating their hundredth anniversary. For these countries, emerging from the ruins of Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires and the turbulent experiences of WWI, gaining and sustaining independence was closely linked with the development of their own armed forces.

 

The 9th Annual Baltic Defence College Military History Conference will address the development of these armed forces and their different fates in the following 100 years, trying to grasp the lessons learned through reflection on the processes within and related to armed forces. Special attention will be given to the role of military education in the developmental process of the armed forces. The latter topic will serve as a conduit for the 2019 conference that will look back on our own 20th anniversary.

 

We are glad to announce that the call for papers for the Conference is now open.

 

We are looking for submissions on the following subjects:

  • What can we learn from history: Development and reflection of armed forces and defence planning in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia 1918-1940
  • What has changed in the last 100 years? What are the predictions for the future?
  • Development from Cold War: Swedish and Finnish armed forces. NATO in Northern-Europe (Norway and Denmark) and other nations.

Paper proposals can be submitted by 30 June 2018 via e-mail to Art Johanson at milhist@baltdefcol.org. Please provide a short CV, a paper title, and an abstract of 500 words. The length of presentations is 15 - 20 minutes. The working language of the conference is English. Participants and presenters are expected to cover their own travel costs and housing during the conference.

For further information and registration forms for participants, please visit http://www.baltdefcol.org/conferences/militaryhistory/   

 

New web site hub for veterans and families research

Veterans and Families Research Hub is a newly launched website designed to capture the research that exists around the topics of Military Veterans and their Families. 

Web site  

Video explanation  

IUS Canada Conference, Ottawa, 19-21 October 2018

Online registration is now available for IUS Canada 2018.  The conference registration page is linked here

15th Biennial ERGOMAS Conference, Lisbon, 17-22 June 2019

Military Studies in a post-truth society: Challenges and Perspectives.  The conference will be a privileged platform, and promote military studies in Portugal.  A local organizing committee has been formed including colleagues from universities, military academies, and the MOD. The conference announcement is attached here

New European Commission Guidance on Data Sharing

The European Commission has advanced towards an Open Science system in which knowledge circulates freely, as soon as it is available, through digital and collaborative technology. See details and links to report at European Commission News, 24 April 2018.

Conference on Modern Military Professionalism, Stockholm, 12-13 June 2018 

The Swedish Centre for Studies of Armed Forces and Society invites you to the conference on Modern Military Professionalism, to be held in Stockholm 12-13 June 2018 at the Royal Institute of Technology.  The conference will be conducted in Swedish and English.  Please see the conference web site for further details and the full conference program.

 

10th Slovenian Social Science Conference, 20-22 September 2018

"The Social Transformations We Live In: Between Cohesion and Fragmentation," coorganized by the ISA Junior Sociologists Network, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 20-22 September 2018.  Abstracts 30 May 2018.

Call for papers

Global Asia in Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Singapore, 16-17 November 2018

"Global Asia in Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Sustainability, Security, and Governance.  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, conference is 16-17 November 2018; abstracts are due by 31 May 2018.

Call for papers
 

Fellowship - Demographic and Sociological Analysis

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain. Applications due 15 May 2018.

Application

 

PhD Scholarships in Sociology, Social Research, Economics, and Management

University of Trento, Italy. Applications due 22 May 2018.  Application link. Note that the application link includes PhD scholarship applications in various fields of sociology, social research, economics, management, development economics.

Post-doctoral fellowship on Sociology and Demography

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain, applications due 1 June 2018. Link to application
 

Platform to study mission integrity in military missions, response by 30 June 2018

Thanks to Irina Goldenberg of ERGOMAS for forwarding this announcement which will be of interest to participants in several working groups.  Please find attached a Call for Papers on Mission Integrity in Military Missions, launched by The Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defence Academies and Security Research Institutes (PfP C) Security Sector Reform Working Group (SSR WG).

 

The deadline for contribution is 30 June, 2018.  Please send all questions and correspondence to Mr Richard Steyne at r.steyne@dcaf.ch .

 

Call for papers and expressions of interest.

 

International Applied Military Psychology Symposium, Bucharest 7-11 May

Attached is the call for papers and registration for the 2018 IAMPS.  Further information is available at www.iamps.org

Registration and call for papers.

Metropolis North America Migration Policy Forum

Migration and border management are inter-agency challenges, from which regions might learn from each other about coordination and other policy issues affecting national security. Attached is the call for papers for the second annual  Metropolis North America Migration Policy Forum: 

EXPANDING COOPERATION ON MIGRATION: PEOPLE, ECONOMY AND SECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES, MEXICO AND CANADA

Mexico City, 27-28 September 2018   Call for proposals

Your proposal should be emailed to Sarah Kooi by June 29th, 2018.

Conference on the Centenary of the Armistice of Mudros, Lemnos, Greece, 25-28 May 2018

On the occasion of the completion of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and in particular from the signing of the Treaty of Moudros, in 2018 there will be a celebratory conference on the island of Lemnos, Greece, 25-28 May 2018.  For the full program, please see the web site. 

Lemnos Events, Centenary of the Armistice of Mudros
 

CIMVHR Abstracts due by Monday, 16 April for Forum, 15-17 October (Regina, SK)

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum 2018 call for abstracts closes Monday! Abstract submissions are due by April 16, 2018 at noon ET.  

9th Annual Military and Veteran Health Research Forum co-hosted by the University of Regina, in Regina, Saskatchewan, 15-17 October, 2018.

Early registration rates are available until July 16th.

More details at this link

IUS Canada Conference, Ottawa, 19-21 October 2018 (deadline, 30 June)

The IUS Canada Conference which will take place in Ottawa, Ontario 19-21 October 2018. Proposals (250 word abstracts, complete contact information for presenting authors) must be received no later than June 30, 2018. See the link below for additional information.

Call for papers, IUS Canada (Due 30 June 2018)

Security and Defence Quarterly Special issue - ISMS 2018

The journal of the War Studies University, Security ad Defence Quarterly, is preparing a special issue to be distributed to participants in the tenth anniversary conference in Warsaw, 17 October 2018. Submissions for this issue will be accepted up until 4 June 2018. The call for papers is attached here. 

Call for papers

Call for papers - War and Semiotics, Bodo, Norway 9-10 Nov 2018

The aim of a two day conference at Nord Universitet, Norway is to discuss the interrelationship between war, semiotics, and semantics in a broader perspective - global and comparative approaches are as welcome as proposals dealing with any period in history.

Call for Papers

Interested scholars and PhD students should send a short proposal (max. 300 words) and a one page CV before 30 April 2018. 

Prof. Dr. Frank Jacob, Prof. Dr. Steinar Aas, and Prof. Dr. Kjetil Ansgar Jakobsen

jacob.m.a84@googlemail.com; steinar.aas@nord.no and  kjetil.jakobsen@nord.no

Book of interest: The Nature of Peace and the Morality of Armed Conflict

This book examines the connection between the origins of sociology with today's modern military and the challenges they face. The book intends to provide views and insights that will help the military to innovate their organizations and practices.  Order review copies from Springer.  14 pages of front matter including table of contents can be downloaded here

Book of interest: Sociology and Military Studies: Classical and Current Foundations by Joseph Soeters 

"This book examines the connection between the origins of sociology with today's modern military and the challenges they face. The book intends to provide views and insights that will help the military to innovate their organizations and practices." Discount with flyer

15th ERGOMAS Conference in Lisbon, June 2019

Several of the ISMS working groups have existing or potential links to the more traditional scholarly organization of ERGOMAS.  Rene Moelker is Chair of both the ISMS and ERGOMAS working groups on Armed Forces and Society.  Several presenters from the Military Education Working Group have been engaged with ERGOMAS working group 5, the military profession, and David Last co-chairs the ERGOMAS working group on military and police relations with Marina Caparini of SIPRI. This is a good opportunity to link your work in ISMS to a wider community of scholarship in Europe.  Check out the ERGOMAS web site, and see if the working groups interest you. You will find the contact for each working group on the site. 

Baltic Defence College announces job opportunities

Baltic Defence College announces two job opportunities:

1.     Lecturer in “Joint Air Operations”

2.     Lecturer in “Management and Organisational Studies”

Please see details at link

 

Baltic Security Net Assessment second edition

Online version of the Baltic Security Net Assessment second edition. 

Thank you for the interest in the publication. As you know it is already on the Website and could be downloaded as PDF 

 

Military Logistics Conference, Warsaw, 6-8 June

On behalf of the Military University of Technology in Warsaw,, I am pleased to invite you to our "X Scientific Conference of Applied Logistics" that will be held on  6-8 June, 2018.

We would be delighted to have you present at this conference. We will be very grateful if you wish to share with other participants and our academics your experience and knowledge in logistic and security studies.

To download the brochure, click the link

Polish Military University of the Land Forces seeks Experts for Summer 2018 (ERASMUS)

The Polish Military University of the Land Forces in Wroclaw will run an international summer semester in English, and seeks experts to teach modules in interoperability, cyber security, and comprehensive approach.  Please contact:

Anna ZAMIAR-ZIÓŁKOWSKA, anna.zamiar-ziolkowska@awl.edu.pl ,

Head of Career and Erasmus Programme Offcie

General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military University of Land Forces

 

The course cards can be found at the links below:

CM Cyber Security

CM Comprehensive Approach

CM Interoperability  

4th Eastern Platform - Tartu Seminar, 6-7 April 2018

“All Quiet on the Western Front? EU-Russia Relations in the Age of Populisms?”
April 6-7, 2018. The two-day seminar is organized by the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies of the University of Tartu draws on the experience of the Eastern Platform-Platform Ukraine, a multidisciplinary project based at the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (SSEES), University College London. The event is generously supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

For further details see the link here