CALL FOR PAPERS
20-24 MAY 2014, MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
1st MULTIDISCIPLINARY SUMMIT
OF THE GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATIONS
On May 20-24, 2014 Faculty of Global Studies of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the International Global Research Association (IGRA) will host 1st Multidisciplinary Summit of the Global and International Research Associations from around the world in order to gather famous and reknown experts and scholars in the field of global and international studies, political and social science – representatives and members of international and global centers, societies, consortiums and associations. The main goal of this summit is to share professional experience and further maintain international cooperation in the sphere of promoting global studies.
INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
Processes of globalization are attracting attention worldwide. Ever-increasing interest in globalization brings together scholars from different backgrounds, in collaboration in order to find theoretical and practical solutions for the processes of globalization and their effects.
Over the last forty years Russian scholars have been conducting research in the field of globalization and we are becoming more and more aware of the fact that global research requires not only interdisciplinary approach, but also broad international cooperation. We, MSU’s Faculty of Global Studies, are expanding our international collaboration, and our aspirations have produced tangible results. Take 1997 for example, when we initiated a project to prepare and publish the International Encyclopedia «Globalistics» and the International Encyclopedic Dictionary «Globalistics» (Russian and English languages editions). The project was realized in collaboration with 648 scholars and experts from 58 countries.
After the 1st International Scientific Congress «Globalistics-2009» held in Moscow in May 2009 and hosted by the Faculty of Global Studies at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, we have established the International Global Research Association (IGRA) to conduct scientific research. IGRA has sub-offices worldwide.
Honorary Presidents of the Association: Rector of Moscow State University, professor Victor Sadovnichiy, and the founder of the term ‘globalization’ — Professor Emeritus of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, Roland Robertson (UK).
IGRA’s inaugural meeting was held in 2010 at the Faculty of Global Studies of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
IGRA is publishing two scientific journals «The Age of Globalization» and «The Journal of Globalization Studies» that features articles by scholars from across the world.
Vice-president of IGRA:
Prof. Ilya Ilyin (Secretary-General of IGRA, Dean of Faculty of Global Studies of MSU)
SPECIAL THEME of the SUMMIT: «THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL WORLD AND GLOBAL STUDIES»
Theme 1: Economy
- Global markets in the era of neoliberalism
- Patterns of global investment
- Logics of accumulation
- Engines of growth in the developing world
- The international division of labor
- Trade, current account balances
- Global financial flows and institutions
- Inequality — patterns and trends
- EU crisis and perspectives
Theme 2: Power AND POLITICS
- Imperialism and neo-colonialism
- ‘Soft power’ and the structures of hegemony
- Social movements
- New global axes
- Flashpoints of social conflict
- Welfare in a global context
- Security issues
Theme 3: SOCIETY AND Culture
- Nationalism and post-nationalism
- Cultural imperialism
Theme 4: Environment
- Climate change
- Limits to growth
- Economic Perspectives
- Political Perspectives
- Cultural Perspectives
- Environmental Perspectives
- Social Perspectives
- Holistic and Theoretical Perspectives
We would ask all those who do not exclude the possibility of their taking part in IGRA’s summit to send us titles of their possible papers and a short abstract of your presentation by February 15 2014:
Contact person: prof. Alexander Rozanov, Head of Research Department, Faculty of Global Studies, MSU.
20 May – Arrival of Participants
21 May - Opening Ceremony, 1st Working Day (Plenary Session and Workshops)
22 May – 2nd Working Day, Closing Session
23 May – Cultural Program
24 May – Departure of Participants
More detailed information will be available in the Information Letter. It will also be available at: http://www.fgp.msu.ru, http://globalstudies.ru
Working languages of the Conference will be English and Russian. Simultaneous translation will be provided during the Conference on the 21st and 22nd of May.
Selection of abstracts:
Selection of presentations will be made by the Organizing Committee and will be based on abstracts invited from the participants. Full papers are optional.
Abstracts should include:
- Title of the paper;
- Name of the author(s), name of the Institution with full address, phone/fax/e-mail;
- Background and purpose of the research;
- Data and methods which were used;
- Main results.
Abstracts should not exceed 2-4 pages (Format: Word, 14 font,
1.0 spacing). Full papers should be up to 10 pages. Abstracts and full papers will be published in the Conference Book. The Organizing Committee
will not translate the texts of abstracts and papers – they will be published in the original language as submitted by the authors.
Deadlines and dates:
Please note that deadlines are renewed!
Application for participation with abstracts / full papers – before 15 February 2014
Application for participation without presentation/report – until 01 March 2014
Selection of abstracts / full papers for the conference program – 15 March 2014
Book of abstracts / full papers will be published by the start of the conference.
Application & registration:
Participants are encouraged to apply for their participation before 15 February 2014 if with a paper/presentation, and before 01 March 2014 if without paper/presentation, by sending completed Application Form (please refer below) to the Organizing Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
No registration fee is needed.
Organizers will provide invitation letters for visa purposes, but do not typically aid, administratively or financially, in the procurement of visas.
Travel expenses are on the participants’ account.
Reception dinner and coffee-breaks will be provided by the Organizing Committee (Lomonosov MSU).
Organizing Committee Contact Information:
Head of Research Department, MSU’s Faculty of Global Studies
PhD in Politics
Address: 119991, Moscow, GSP-1, Moscow State University, Lenin Hills, 1, b. 51, 1-st campus of humanitarian faculties, the Faculty of Global Studies, Room 1163,1165.
Phone: (7495) 939-43-23
Website: http://www.fgp.msu.ru, http://globalistics.org