The Indo-Pacific: Security Governance & Peace

Second in the Series of Annual Workshops on
The Geotechnical Politics of Ocean Frontiers

November 14-15, 2018 – Kaneff Research Tower, York University

  • Abstract (200-250 words max) email by 1 Aug 2018 to
    Pls. state in your email Subject Heading: Abstract Submission: Indo-Pacific
  • Confirmation on acceptance of abstracts by 15 Aug 2018.
  • Completed papers (5000-7000words) to be submitted by 15 Oct 2018.
  • Papers accepted for this workshop will be published by a reputed publisher/publishing institution. Confirmation on publisher to be emailed to authors before or by 15 Oct 2018.
Read the full Call, exploratory questions, and program plan here…

About the Workshop
This second round of the annual series of workshops on “The Geotechnical Politics of Ocean Frontiers” focusses on “The Indo-Pacific”. This workshop brings together scholars, officials and research experts to discuss a range of trans-frontier security issues emerging from the Indo-Pacific region. Of critical importance is clarity on what the “Indo-Pacific” construct means and implies, both as an epistemic category of geostrategic vision and as a geophysical domain in the larger context of perilous maritime-space-nuclear nexus. The workshop also aims to promote insights into international security governance norms, Canada’s role in Indo-Pacific security governance, and Canadian engagement in trans-pacific peace processes through ASEAN, NATO, and the U.N. The larger purpose is to foster critical thinking on geostrategic issues management, and promote discussions on peaceful ways of establishing global security governance mechanisms.

This workshop is being organized as a roundtable, and is structured around three broad yet interconnected areas of focus: i) Trans-frontier security issues and inter-regional cooperation; ii) Peace norms and diplomacy for trans-pacific issues management; and iii) Canada’s role in “The Indo-Pacific”, and on a range of trans-frontier issues such as CBRN trafficking and nuclear terrorism. A set of exploratory questions under each of these areas are listed in the full Call here, to serve as guidelines for further research and analysis. Papers are expected to be structured around these questions, but need not be limited to these.

Read the full Call, exploratory questions, and program plan here…

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