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Subject:

Call for Abstracts: CRS Annual Graduate Student Conference

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Date:

Thu, 31 Jan 2008 15:28:11 +0000

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

Annual Graduate Student Conference at Centre for Refugee Studies

Lives in Motion: The Transitional and Transnational Status of Displacement
April 24th and 25th, 2008

Following on the success of last year's Graduate Student Conference 
hosted by the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), the Centre's student caucus is 
pleased to announce that this year's ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE will 
take place on April 24th and 25th, 2008 at York University, Toronto.  This 
event offers graduate students across disciplines the opportunity to present 
and discuss their research ideas on the subject of Forced Migration with fellow 
students in a professional, non-intimidating forum.  We hope last year's 
participants, as well as students who missed last year's, join us for an 
engaging two days of intellectual debates and discovery and the chance to win 
one of two prizes.

THEME:

The theme for this year’s conference is The Transitional and Transnational
Status of Displacement.  Please see attached the Call for Abstracts 
sheet for a list of topics under this theme that you can submit papers on.

SUBMISSION FORMAT/DEADLINES:

Please check attached Form for submission guidelines.
Submission deadline is March 2, 2008
Personal Info must be submitted on a separate sheet of paper.
Personal Info must include:
1) Name
2) Affiliation: Institution/Department/Program of Study
3) Email address
4) Title of abstract as it appears on submission
5) A short personal profile of no more than 5 lines.

PRIZES:
At this year’s conference two prizes will be awarded for best paper:
1. One paper will be published in REFUGE, Canada's periodical on refugee 
issues.
2. The second winner will get the opportunity to present her/his paper 
at the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS)
inaugural conference (June 15-18, 2008).
Further details about both awards will be provided at a later date.
More info about CARFMS can be found at http://www.yorku.ca/crs.

For more info please contact the conference co-ordinator Paula Popovici, at
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ATTACHMENT:

Centre for Refugee Studies at York University

Call for Papers:

Lives in Motion: The Transitional and Transnational 
Status of Displacement
Annual Graduate Student Conference 
Toronto, April 24th and 25th, 2008

The Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) Student Caucus is pleased to announce that
the Annual Graduate Student Conference will take place on April 24th and 25th 
2008 at York University, Toronto.  This event offers graduate students across 
disciplines the opportunity to present and discuss their research ideas with 
fellow students in a professional, non-intimidating forum.

The theme for this year’s conference is The Transitional and Transnational 
Status of Displacement.  The theme is intended to accommodate a wide range of 
discussions around such issues as:
 
Internal Displacement
Diasporic and Refugee Communities & Transnational Relationships
Ethnicity, Identity and Cultural Politics
Immigration/Refugee Law and Practice
Globalization, Development, Environment, Conflict Induced Displacement
Gender and Displacement
Human Trafficking
War and Children
Emergencies and Humanitarian Assistance
Post-Conflict Rehabilitation
Repatriation and Reintegration
Imagined Communities: Attachment and Belonging 
Integration: Redefining Community

We also encourage submissions from the visual, sound and performing arts. All 
accepted art submissions will be exhibited at the conference location. 

At this year’s conference two prizes will be awarded for best paper:

1.	One paper will be published in REFUGE, Canada's periodical on refugee 
issues.
2.	The second winner will get the opportunity to present her/his paper at 
the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies inaugural 
conference (June 15-18, 2008). 
Further details about both awards will be provided at a later date. More info 
about CARFMS can be found at http://www.yorku.ca/crs/. 

We encourage all students interested in presenting at the conference to submit 
paper abstracts.  Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and should be 
accompanied by a personal info form in a separate document that includes the 
following:

1) Name
2) Affiliation: Institution/Department/Program of Study
3) Email address
4) Title of abstract as it appears on submission
5) A short personal profile of no more than 5 lines.  

We are open to accepting ‘ideas in progress’ to accommodate students who are in 
the initial phases of their research projects.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically at [log in to unmask] no later than 
March 2, 2008.

For more info please contact the conference co-ordinator Paula Popovici at 
[log in to unmask] 


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