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AGISIGSC 2024 : The AGS (American Graduate School) International Graduate School Conference 2024 Global Boiling Point: Old Problems and New Solutions


When Apr 19, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
Where Paris, France
Abstract Registration Due Feb 5, 2024
Submission Deadline Mar 4, 2024
Notification Due Mar 13, 2024
Final Version Due Apr 1, 2024
Categories    international relations   political science   climate change   politics

Call For Papers

To register, please RSVP by email to

The American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) is now accepting submissions for its 2024
International Graduate Student Conference on the theme:
Global Boiling Point: Old Problems and New Solutions

Theme and objectives
The urgency of addressing environmental challenges on a global scale has never been more imperative.
The international community finds itself at a critical juncture, facing a Global Boiling (an arresting term coined by the UNSG Antonio Guterres) where the consequences of climate change,resource depletion, and environmental degradation are becoming increasingly acute. To tackle these multifaceted issues, the need for innovative and comprehensive solutions has never been greater.
As a follow-up to the discussions and debates of COP 28 in Dubai, this conference seeks to encourage participants to expand on enduring challenges and offer fresh perspectives emerging in response to the global environmental crisis. This platform will allow students and professionals to share research findings,exchange insights, and share innovative perspectives to safeguard the planet for the next generation.
Through this international dialogue on the environment and its intersection with global politics “Global Boiling Point” seeks to assist in development of meaningful policies, strategies, and actions that will shape our planets future. To this end we will move toward a sustainable, resilient, and harmonious world, and this conference is a vital step in that direction.
The 2024 American Graduate School Conference,Global Boiling Point: Old Problems and New
Solutions; seeks to bring together graduate, postgraduate, and senior undergraduate students,professionals, advocates,and global citizens to engage in a crucial dialogue on the pressing environmental issues from all imaginable IR lenses. This conference invites submissions of academic papers that explore the complex nexus of international relations, environmental challenges, and sustainable solutions.

Participation on panels is selective. Attendance is open to all.

Please see the following page for conference paper themes and conference details.
For consideration to present on panels, your paper must be related to the field of International Relations
and diplomacy, (broadly defined).

Possible themes are (but not limited to):

Impact of wars on sustainability (Russia-Ukraine, Israel-Palestine etc.)
Theoretical - i.e., Definitions, Meanings, and Interpretations (e.g., the environment-sovereignty,
environment-trade, environment-security, environment-technology etc.)
Policy - i.e., Impacts, Consequences and Solutions, Describing, Prescribing, and Predicting
Methodology - Quantitative and Qualitative Data
Businesses and Corporate Social Responsibility (i.e., Stakeholders and shareholders)
Climate change and global governance
Intersection between gender and environmental challenges
Environmental security and conflict resolution
Eco-feminist perspectives
Racial disparities and climate change
Sustainable development and resource management
Global cooperation and international agreements
Environmental justice and social equity
The role of non-state actors and civil society
Innovative technologies and green solutions
Climate diplomacy and negotiations
COP 28 and its implications
Effect on International Relations
Considerations of climate refugees

This conference is organized by graduate students enrolled in the American Graduate School’s Ph.D. and MA programs in International Relations and Diplomacy in partnership with Arcadia University. It is coordinated by Shelby Ricketts and assisted by the Graduate Student Association under the faculty supervision of Professor Ruchi Anand. Selected conference papers will be published in the Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies, and Development, an online, open-source, peer-reviewed academic journal published jointly by Arcadia University and the American Graduate School in Paris

Date and location
The AGS International Graduate Student Conference will take place on Friday, April 19th, 2024, from 9 am to 6 pm CET.
It will be held at 75006 Paris in the 6th arrondissement

Who can submit
This is a conference intended for graduate students, but senior undergraduates with faculty, professor,
academic or professional recommendations (from fields relating to the conference theme) may also apply.

How to submit
Abstracts should be 200 to 350 words and submitted electronically to as an attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF). The subject line should include the name of the candidate as well as “AGS Conference Abstract Submission.” Please also give a potential, if not finalized, title for your paper/presentation.

In addition, please include the following:
• Research topic/ topic of your paper, methodology (if applicable)
• University affiliation (degrees earned and those in the process of concentration and completion)
• Professional affiliation (if applicable)
• Prior conference presentation experience (if applicable)
• Visa requirements (for internationals) to allow time for visa processing
• Letter of reference from institution faculty (required for senior undergraduate students outside of AGS)
Full papers are not necessary but highly suggested to enable discussion by the moderator before the final
presentation. Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the AGS IR Journal if recommended by the panel moderator. Note that for submissions selected for publication in the Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies, and Development, a completed draft will be required two weeks after the conference.

Submission deadlines
● Abstract: CALL FOR PAPERS MAY BE SUBMITTED UNTIL February 05, 2024, 5 pm CET
● Working draft (as close to completion, as is): Monday, April 01, 2024

Fees and Conditions
All accepted candidates attending and participating in person (or virtually) will be required to pay a non- refundable 50-euro registration fee. All fees are payable via bank transfer to AGS (International Bank Account Number (IBAN): FR76 1020 7004 2621 2150 2489 051 and Bank Identification Code (BIC): CCBPFRPPMTG) and will help to pay for organizational and administrative costs. These fees do not cover personal costs to the applicant, such as transportation, accommodation, etc. Applicants are
only fully confirmed after having paid the registration fee, with fees due from accepted candidates within 10 days of receiving the acceptance letter. If accepted candidates cannot attend after confirming their participation in the conference, the registration fee is non-refundable.
Attendance for those who do not present a paper is free. An RSVP (with information about the guest (Name, address, ID #/SS #, Passport # is required to fulfill security regulations)

Contact and RSVP
For any questions about the conference and to RSVP, please contact Shelby Ricketts by
email at
Graduate School Student Conference Committee
American Graduate School in Paris,
75006 Paris

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