OCIS 2020 - Save the Date - Oceanic Conference on International Studies

Parliament House, Canberra

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Date & time

Monday 29 June 2020 to Wednesday 01 July 2020


The Australian National University
ANU Canberra




Michelle Ferreira

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Held every two years, OCIS is the premier conference in international studies held in Australasia. It brings together scholars working across all fields of international studies, and is known for its relaxed yet intellectually stimulating atmosphere.

Attended by leading scholars in the field internationally, it is an opportunity for junior scholars to take advantage of and to showcase their evolving ideas.

The ninth OCIS builds on previous successful conferences hosted by various universities and in 2020 it will be held back in Canberra hosted by the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University.

Key dates for OCIS 2020

  • Call for Proposals for panels and papers – 1 September 2019 (See below for individual panel calls)
  • Deadline for papers or panel proposals – 30 November 2019
  • Notification of acceptance of proposals – 17 February 2020
  • Deadline to register for speakers – 30 March 2020 (to remain on the program)

Travel bursaries

Travel bursaries are available for:

  • Higher Degree Researchers (10)
  • Scholars from Pacific Island countries (10)
  • Emerging scholars from the Asia-Pacific region (10)

Organising Committee Executive

  • Chair - Professor Toni Erskine, Director, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
  • Deputy Chair - Professor Evelyn Goh, Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
  • Deputy Chair - Professor Ben Goldsmith, Professor of International Relations, School of Politics and International Relations, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

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PROPOSED PANELS - Call for papers to join a panel proposal

Change, Contestation and Revolution in World Politics

Prof George Lawson and Dr Maria Tanyag, Bell School, ANU are asking for any interested parties to contribute a paper to this panel they are curating. If you are interested in being part of this panel, please get in touch directly with George (g.lawson@lse.ac.uk) and Maria (Maria.Tanyag@anu.edu.au)

Conflict related sexual violence (CRSV) and gender based violence (GBV)

Sara E Davies @DaviesSaraE and Jacquie True @JacquiTru are asking for anyone interested in joining their panel to please DM and send your abstracts to @PhyuPhyuOo2 who will organise the panel(s).

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