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DevSec 2016 : Development and Security in a Contemporary Conflict Zones Migration Crisis, Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities


When Dec 1, 2016 - Dec 3, 2016
Where Krakow, Poland
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2016
Notification Due Sep 21, 2016
Final Version Due Feb 28, 2017
Categories    development   security   international relations   peacebuilding

Call For Papers

The call for papers:

Development and Security in a Contemporary Conflict Zones
Migration Crisis, Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

The International Development Department of University of Birmingham
The Institute of Middle and Far East of Jagiellonian University
The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)

Date: 1st – 3rd December 2016
Location: Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Conference committee:
Professor Adam JELONEK, PhD (general chair)
Professor Paul JACKSON, PhD (program chair)
Assistant professor Jakub STĘPIEŃ, PhD (coordination chair)

We have a pleasure of inviting you to the international conference organized jointly by the International Development Department of University of Birmingham and the Institute of Middle and Far East Studies of Jagiellonian University with support of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI). The conference will focus on the Development and Security in a Contemporary Conflict Zones in a context of ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria and a reassessment of lessons from earlier interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and will take place in Krakow, Poland on the 1st–3rd of December 2016.
The Conference will start with an open plenary session with key note speakers’ lectures and policy oriented events, followed by a reception on the evening of Thursday, 1st of December, 2016. Over the course of the next two days research papers will be delivered before an audience of scholars, analysts, policy specialists, NGO’s practitioners and experts representing different academic, research, and policy interests in development and security nexus range of issues.
We expect to attract participants with different academic backgrounds and wish to create a space for formal and informal discussion over research on the development-security nexus and relevant policy issues. One of the aims of the accompanying workshop would be to explore the potential for a large bid in this area.

Please, submit abstract of a paper covering one or more of following issues:
1) research on development processes during interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan
2) theory and practice of civil-military cooperation in a non-permissive environment
3) nationbuilding and statebuilding in a context of ‘stabilization’
4) cultural and ethical aspects of development actions and security
5) activities and potential of the Provincial Reconstruction Team model of civilian-military collaboration
6) international organisations and the security-development nexus
7) Development aid NGO’s actors and military in an asymmetric conflict zone
8) security sector perspective over re-construction and development issues
9) private sector, conflict zones economy challenges and development
10) state actors political attitude towards development issues during ‘interventions’

Abstract size: 700 to 900 words (including issue, methods, data, findings). Final papers should have about 9,000 words (including notes, references and tables).


The conference will include several panel discussions led by invited experts. Researchers in development studies, political science, international relations, security studies, peace and human rights studies, post-conflict reconstruction experts and other multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary development specialists are especially encouraged to participate.

We welcome proposals of individual papers and panels. Please email your proposals to the conference mailbox: devsec2016[at]

We aim to publish some of the papers for the Conference in the Journal of Development Studies. Accepted papers will be peer-reviewed and enabled for publication in a Special Edition of the JDS. In addition, certain groups of papers may be suitable for publication in other reputed and specialised journals. The word limit and format for papers considered for publication will be as listed in the Conference’s specification (about 9000 words, extended abstract).


15 September, 2016 – Final date for submission of abstracts of papers
21 September, 2016 – Acceptance notification
01 October, 2016 – Registration deadline
01 December, 2016 – Conference 1st day, open plenary session
02-03 December, 2016 – Conference 2nd and 3rd days, panels and debates
28 February, 2017 – Deadline for final version of papers


To register for the conference please fill in the form attached and email it to the conference mailbox: devsec2016[at] by the 1st of October, 2016. The registration fee is €400 which will cover: registration, all conference materials, accommodation in a 4+ stars hotel for 3 nights, three lunches, banquet, coffee and snacks during breaks. Please note that all transaction fees must be paid by the sender. Special arrangements have been made with local Krakow guides for cost-free optional sightseeing of the city and royal castle.

For any further information please do not hesitate and contact conference coordination chair Jakub Stepien, email: jakub.p.stepien[at]

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