AGS Graduate Student Conference 2011: Call for Papers

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The Politics of Disaster: The Mitigation, Management and International Response to Environmental Crises

May 26 & 27, 2011

Environmental disasters have been afflicting mankind for millennia. Earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, drought, and in modern times, industrial calamities number only a few of the destructive forces that have continually plagued life on Earth. In the ensuing months and years following these crises communities, governments, aid agencies and NGOs have banded together to assist in the relief and recovery process. As a result, questions arise as to the efficacy and frequency of the fiscal, environmental and social responses to these disasters. As the world's population continues to grow exponentially, the instances of natural and man-made disasters are increasing in both size and scope.

The goal of this conference is to explore the myriad of historical responses, as well as the potential theoretical solutions to future crises. The impacts of these crises are broad, as are the disciplines that explore their consequences. The organizers seek a wide range of topics and faculties that will contribute to this discourse. Topics may include, but are not limited to legal/ arbitrative responses, environmental/ ecological impacts, state and non-state relief efforts and the development movements present during these events.

To submit a paper

Abstracts and Papers (in English) may be submitted and questions may be addressed to

Abstracts of 500 words will be accepted for consideration. Please include the name of your advisor/professor, university affiliation and degree program with your abstract.

All participants will be required to submit a full paper by April 29th, 2011. Non-submission of full papers by this date may lead to exclusion from the conference. Selected papers may be considered for publication on the AGS online journal, to be launched in 2011.

Presentations are in English.

Conference Location

American Graduate School in Paris
101 boulevard Raspail
75006 Paris

Telephone: +33 (0)1 47 20 00 94


  • New deadline: April 8, 2011

  • Papers: April 29, 2011

Fees and Conditions

  • A non-reimbursable participation fee of 25 Euros may be paid here upon acceptance.

  • The Graduate Student Conference Committee will provide visa letters upon request, as well as the possibility of housing.

  • Scholarships are available to a limited number of participants. To download a scholarship application please click here. Applications can be found here.


Graduate Student Conference Committee
American Graduate School in Paris
101 boulevard Raspail
75006 Paris

Telephone: +33 (0)1 47 20 00 94

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