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

Country: Poland

City: Krakow

Abstr. due: 15.09.2016

Dates: 01.12.16 — 03.12.16

Area Of Sciences: Law; Political science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: jakub.p.stepien[at]

Organizers: Jagiellonian University in Krakow


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’

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