News and Events of Interest

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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: 


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; and

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:


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