Framing the Global: Call for Papers

FRAMING THE GLOBAL: Indiana University-Bloomington, September 27-29, 2018

Sponsored by: Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University and Indiana University Press

Global studies emerged in the 1980s as scholars, policymakers, and the general public began to take note of the increasingly transnational flows of people, ideas, and goods that have come to be identified under the rubric of globalization. Interest in global phenomena has since spread to every discipline in the social sciences and humanities, as well as the professional fields. Since 2011, Indiana University’s Framing the Global project has been carving out a vital intellectual space for critical and grounded global studies.

Despite increasing popular and scholarly attention to global issues, no clear consensus has emerged regarding fundamental definitions or empirical methods for studying the global. Scholars in the Framing the Global project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, have been collaboratively developing global research frameworks that are characterized by interdisciplinarity, empirical grounding, and a concern with tracing the links between the transnational and the local in a variety of lived, political, discursive, cultural, and social domains. The conference will extend this conversation and explore evolving analytical frameworks for global studies research as well as innovative pedagogies for global learning.

We invite proposals for panels or individual papers that are empirically grounded while addressing important theoretical and methodological issues in studying the global. Scholars in all academic and professional fields are encouraged to submit proposals. Work that considers both practical and scholarly approaches to global studies, global issues, and globalization is welcome, as are proposals from scholars and educators who are working to create meaningful spaces for global learning.

Papers that show promise for being developed into books may be considered for publication in the project’s Framing the Global book series.

Proposal submission deadline: May 1, 2018

Notification of acceptance: Early June, 2018

PANEL SUBMISSIONS: Proposals for 90-minute panels of 3-4 presentations should include a panel abstract of up to 300 words describing the panel’s focus and rationale and 250-word abstracts of each individual presentation. The online submission form will also require the panel’s title, a list of the names, and a list of keywords.

INDIVIDUAL SUBMISSIONS: Proposals individual presentations are also invited. Individual proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Title and keywords will also be requested on the submission form.  Individual presentations will be organized into sessions around common themes.

**Final determination of the length of the presentations (whether 15 or 20 minutes) will be confirmed by conference organizers when session configurations are finalized.

Prospective participants should submit their proposals through our online submission page:

Please be sure to include all information requested on the abstract submission page, though please omit identifying information from your abstract.



The 2nd Framing the Global Conference is hosted by the Indiana University Center for the Study of Global Change and Indiana University Press, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

We are pleased to announce Peggy Levitt, chair of the sociology department and the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies at Wellesley College and co-Director of Harvard University’s Politics and Social Change Workshop, as our keynote speaker.



Sustainability Summit: April 14, 2018

Evolve Sustainability Summit 

Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT) at Rackham Graduate School

The Evolve Sustainability Summit will bring campus leaders together with the most innovative thinkers and doers in sustainability. At Evolve, there will be a variety of different platforms to engage with your peers, professionals, and thought leaders across nearly every industry.

Speakers: They are hosting some of the brightest minds in sustainability to help us learn about what can be done, what has been done, and what they are doing to make the world a more sustainable place.

Speakers include:

  • Dan Worth, Clean Energy Policy Specialist at Groundwork
  • David Orr, Environmental Leader and Author of many books, including Hope is an Imperative, Down to the Wire, and Earth in Mind
  • Matt Grocoff, Founder and Developer of Veridian
  • Tazia Miah, Student leader for food equity

Sector Space: They’ve partnered with leaders in industry from around the region and the world to learn about what sustainability means for the most important sectors of our communities and economies! Many of these organizations will be participating in panels throughout the day.

Participating organizations:

  • Kellogg
  • Patagonia
  • Erb Institute
  • Thrive Collaborative
  • Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council
  • Students for Clean Energy
  • Net Impact
  • The Brinery
  • Bivuoac
  • University of Michigan Campus Farm
  • Argus Farm
  • Center for Socially Engaged Design
  • Groundwork
  • Blueprints for Pangea
  • Student Sustainability Innitiative
  • Zingerman’s
  • Kulisha
  • Great Lakes Proud
  • Workshops: At our workshops, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the brightest minds on campus and in the economy to solve real-world issues related to sustainability!

Workshops include:

  1. “Envisioning a Sustainable World” — A visioning session run by Jeff Sorenson, Founder of OptiMize
  2. “Deep Dive” — Run by Center for Socially Engaged Design, this workshop will equip participants with information and principles that allow them to better evaluate sustainability claims and perceptions

Workshops will be occuring simultaneously, so in order to ensure that everyone has an awesome experience, we ask that you select your ticket based on which workshop you would like to attend, as space is limited.

Celebration to follow in Rackham auditorium!

To Register Visit: Here 

70th Japan-America Student Conference

JASC a professional, student-led initiative that brings 72 competitively-selected delegates from Japan and the U.S. together each year to discuss contemporary issues, make connections, expand academic horizons, and foster diplomacy. All the while, students will hone professional skills and learn from officials on the forefront of global relations.

The 2018 Conference will convene in August and travel to four different sites, including Madison, WI; Lexington, VA; Washington D.C.; and Portland, OR. Select critical topics to be discussed in multi-cultural small groups include Mental Health, Environmental Sustainability, Education, Identity, Technology, Work and Family, and Religion and Philosophy.

Candidates are not required to have Japanese proficiency or U.S. citizenship to apply, but do need to be enrolled at a U.S. based college or university when submitting an application. The Application Deadline is March 18, 2018. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, please visit the website at or feel free to reach out to the American Executive Committee at

Foreign Policy Association Call for Film and Essay Submissions

The Foreign Policy Association is holding a film and essay contest with a range of cash prizes and a funded trip to New York with an invitation to the FPA centennial celebration’s Spring Dinner.

Essays should be no longer than 750 words, and film entries should be no longer than five minutes. Each category will have three awards (making for six total awards). The first place winner will receive $1,500 and the trip to New York and Spring Dinner invitation, second and third prize will both receive a $500 prize.

See the link to the official posting here. The contest is open to both graduate and under graduate students. Information about the Foreign Policy Association as an origination can be found here. This certainly could be an exciting opportunity for one of your students to strengthen their C.V.

For questions, contact Peter Scaturro at or 212-481-8100 ext. 252

Prague Summer School of Journalism at Charles University

Prague Summer School of Journalism 2018 : “CROSS-PLATFORM FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE”

1 September  – 15 September 2018


During a two-week simulation, guided by professionals and academics, students will report back to their home countries and to other international outlets on the Czech Republic and Central Europe, in a number of formats and across multiple platforms. Students will practice investigative, socio-culturally sensitive journalism, drawing on lessons and workshops delivered by scholars from Charles University, journalists, and other media professionals. They will have access to traditional and emerging technologies as they acquire hands-on experience in cross-platform journalism. The lecturers and professors will be readily available to answer questions, provide assistance, and consult with students about their projects.

By the end of the summer school, students will have deepened their knowledge and skills as foreign correspondents, reporting in a variety of formats and across multiple platforms.

Cost: 870 Euro (Includes: tuition, housing, breakfasts and lunches, social and cultural events)

Application deadline: 22 June 2018

Register Here
Further details:

Vilnius Summer School; Military, Energy & Cyber Security

Vilnius Summer School is a week-long academic program dedicated to facilitate dialogue and in-depth analysis in the field of military, cyber and energy security at national, regional and global level.

They offer three separate courses on military, cyber and energy security:

Military Security course gives you a chance to get in-depth understanding about current threats the Eastern flank of Europe faces and the counter-measures it applies to deter aggressors and defend both – regional and national – security interests.

Energy Security course provides you with an opportunity to gain knowledge about global energy tendencies and perspectives and how they correlate with regional and national developments of the European and the Baltic gas and electricity markets, as well as the remaining challenges the Baltic region faces in its efforts to enhance its energy security.

Cyber Security course will provide an opportunity to get more knowledge about today’s cyber security world, including the emerging cyber-threats and increasing cyber-attacks. It will provide a chance to get in-depth understanding about cyber-defence and possible countermeasures, get involved into discussion about international and regional cyber security issues and strengthen awareness about existing cyber-threats.

They also promise engaging studies, the best experts and scientists of their field, international environment and leisure activities!

Why should anyone be interested in Vilnius Summer School? The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, is located near the geographic center of Europe. Such geographic location often leads to situations when Lithuania becomes the spot of clashes between the West and the East, especially in terms of security issues. Namely, the three courses of Vilnius Summer School 2018 are devoted to discuss relevant issues of military, cyber and energy security.

When? 7-14 July 2018

Where? Vilnius, Lithuania

Visit the website: and learn more about the courses provided

Apply Here: