Call for Papers

Undergraduate students, graduate students, professional, experts, and scholars are invited to submit abstracts for the upcoming Provost’s Global Forum at the University of Iowa, “The Arab Spring in a Global Context,” to be held in Iowa City, Iowa, April 30 to May 1, 2015.


The wave of uprisings known as the Arab Spring may have changed or at least challenged the relationship between the governed and governing actors not only in Arab countries but in other societies with Muslim people around the world. Emerging issues and changing circumstances are providing scholars from all academic disciplines with opportunities to apply and/or revise old theories, and this conference will facilitate an exchange and sharing of new ideas. Activities will include presentations of research papers and reports, roundtable conversations, panel discussions, musical performances, book exhibits, film and documentary screenings, and more.


Financial support is available to subsidize travel cost for qualified presenters who submit paper abstracts before October 15, 2014. Otherwise, the deadline for submitting paper abstracts is November 30. Competitive prizes will be awarded to exceptional undergraduate and graduate student papers.


For more information about the conference and to submit abstracts, visit


Questions? Contact:


Sarolta Petersen
Events and Project Specialist
International Programs


Young Writers Award 2015

Registration for the Young Writers Award 2015 is now open. Please see below for instructions on how to apply. For further information or questions about the Young Writers Award, please submit an email to

CFP: Critical Dialogues on Global Dimensions of Education

Deadline: July 15, 2014

The 2014 Midwestern Regional Conference of the Comparative International Education Society entitled ‘Reimagining Internationalization: Critical Dialogues on Global Dimensions of Education’ will be held from October 10 – 11, 2014 at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Conference highlights include: three half-day methodology workshops; full-day workshop for pre- and in-service teachers; opportunities to publish in two peer-reviewed journals; keynote Speaker: Frances Vavrus, University of Minnesota.

In an increasingly interconnected world, internationalization is a phenomenon affecting every level of learning. At all levels of education, internationalization encourages the incorporation of global perspectives and dimensions. Its wide-ranging impacts are evidenced in fundamental shifts in curriculum, instruction, policy, and administration aimed at educating learners as global citizens.

While internationalization efforts appear to offer many benefits, these efforts and the way in which they are studied need to be critically examined: Do these efforts perpetuate or break down structural, global inequalities? Who benefits? Who is excluded? What assumptions underlie the concept of internationalization? What does it mean to different educational stakeholders? What technologies enhance internationalization opportunities? How does internationalization relate to ideas of global citizenship? What methods and methodological approaches may better help us study these questions? How can internationalization be reimagined within a framework of social justice?

This theme will guide conference participants, including researchers, graduate students,
representatives of global institutions, civil society, and education practitioners, to reimagine the
internationalization of education and inspire new conversations about inequality, development,
policy, and methods as they relate to internationalization.

Call for Proposals and additional information available here.

Please direct questions to

CFP: Review of European and Russian Affairs

The Review of European and Russian Affairs (RERA) is currently accepting research papers for its upcoming issue.
The Review of European and Russian Affairs (RERA) is an electronic academic journal that publishes research articles and book/literature reviews related to the European Union, its Member States, the states of the former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe.  The journal is interdisciplinary with a focus on the social sciences, policy studies, law, and international affairs.  The goals of the journal are to provide an accessible forum for research and to promote high standards of scholarship.  RERA is an open access  journal, which means that all published papers are available to users free of charge.  The journal welcomes submissions from established researchers, young scholars, and advanced graduate students.
For more information on the Review of European and Russian Affairs see: