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Regional Conference


We are no longer accepting paper proposals.

The Department of International Relations, South Asian University, in association with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, invites paper proposals for a regional conference on United Nations Peacekeeping: South Asian Perspectives to be held in New Delhi on March 1, 2014. The conference seeks to address the current imbalance between the robust participation of South Asian countries in UN peace operations and the paucity of scholarly research on peacekeeping in the region. To facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation, contributions from fields other than International Relations are also encouraged.

Paper abstracts should be between 350 – 500 words in length, and broadly relate to the themes identified in the conference note. The abstract should be sent in the text of the email (and not as an attachment) to Please include the title of the paper and your full contact details in the email. Deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, November 4, 2013. Selected participants would be informed by the end of November. Full papers would be due on Monday, January 20, 2014. The conference will take place in South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India.

The organizers aim to get select articles published in a peer-reviewed volume. We will offer support (limited) for travel and accommodation expenses. If you have any questions or seek further information, please contact Dr. Soumita Basu at