17th AGS International Graduate Student Conference 2023 (AGS International Graduate Student Conference)
Organization: The American Graduate School in Paris
Event: AGS International Graduate Student Conference
The AGS International Graduate Student Conference 2023
Russia's Military Operation in Ukraine: The Implications, Aftermaths, and Possible End?
Friday, April 28, 2023
Venue: Reid Hall, on the campus of the American Graduate School, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris,
To register, please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) is now accepting submissions for its 2023
International Graduate Student Conference on the theme:
Russia's Military Operation in Ukraine: The Implications, Aftermaths, and Possible End
Theme and objectives
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has seemingly destroyed peace in Europe brought on by decades of carefully crafted security architecture, yet, has highlighted global solidarity for Ukrainians and arguably has pushed states to find innovative ways to overcome challenges emphasized by the conflict.
This cataclysmic historical moment seems to add fuel to the fire of a world already troubled with multiple monumental events happening at once. It is imperative that global citizens critically analyze not only the challenges brought on by an unsubstantiated war but potential successes that can be extracted upon further scrutiny. This is an opportunity to open dialogue and address the critical political, economic, and diplomatic implications of Russia’s unprovoked, unjustified, and brutal invasion of Ukraine. This conference seeks to discuss the outcomes, positive or negative, that have already occurred in the past and will occur in the upcoming, highly anticipated winter months, a season that is expected to expose the true winners and losers in international relations and global leadership. CIA Director William Burns described Putin as someone who “is betting now that he is going to be tougher than the Ukrainians, the Europeans, the Americans…”.
This conference seeks to analyze the numerous consequences, and impacts, both positive and negative, as well as potential resolutions to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. This one-day in-person conference will bring together innovative thinkers including graduate, postgraduate, and senior undergraduate students, professionals, advocates, and global citizens to discuss a challenging and profound topic from varying vantage points - political, economic, social, cultural, legal, and philosophical.
Participation on panels is selective. Attendance is open to all.
Please see the following page for possible conference paper themes and conference details
For consideration to present on panels, your paper must be related to the field of International Relations.
Possible themes surrounding the Russian invasion of Ukraine: implications, aftermaths, and possible end are:
Definitions, Meanings and, Interpretations
Impacts, Consequences and, Solutions
Describing, Prescribing, Predicting
Quantitative and Qualitative Data
Russian/Ukrainian Identity and Nationality
Non-Western interpretations of the invasion
Climate Change and Environmental Degradation
Military strategy and analysis
Economics, Trade and, Connectivity
Agriculture and food
Energy, gas, oil
Propaganda and Media
Soviet Union, USSR, Cold War
Refugee and Migration Diplomacy
The Future of Technology
National and International Law
Global Governance and the Role of NGOs
Democracy in the aftermath of the invasion
Effect on International Relations
This conference is organized by graduate students enrolled in the American Graduate School’s Ph.D. and
MA programs in International Relations and Diplomacy in partnership with Arcadia University. It is
coordinated by Renée Stoute (Ph.D. Candidate 2024) and the Graduate Student Association under the
faculty supervision of Professor Ruchi Anand. Selected conference papers will be published in the
Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies, and Development, an online, open-source,
peer-reviewed academic journal published jointly by Arcadia University and the American Graduate
School in Paris (https://scholarworks.arcadia.edu/agsjournal/).
Date and location
The AGS International Graduate Student Conference will take place on Friday, April 28th, 2022, from
9 am to 6 pm CET.
It will be held at Reid Hall, on the campus of the American Graduate School in Paris, 4 Rue de
Chevreuse, 75006 Paris in the 6th arrondissement
Who can submit
This is a conference intended for graduate students, but senior undergraduates with faculty, professor,
academic or professional recommendations (from fields relating to the conference theme) may also apply.
How to submit
Abstracts should be 200 to 350 words and submitted electronically to email@example.com as an
attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF). The subject line should include the name of the candidate as well
as “AGS Conference Abstract Submission.” Please also give a potential, if not finalized, title for your
In addition, please include the following:
• Research topic/ topic of your paper, methodology (if applicable)
• University affiliation (degrees earned and those in the process of concentration and completion)
• Professional affiliation (if applicable)
• Prior conference presentation experience (if applicable)
• Letter of reference from institution faculty (required for senior undergraduate students outside of AGS)
Full papers are not necessary but highly suggested before the final presentation. Note that for
submissions selected for publication in the Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies, and
Development, a completed draft will be required two weeks after the conference.
? Abstract: January 9th, 2023
? Working draft (as close to completion, as is): April 9th, 2023
Fees and Conditions
All accepted candidates attending and participating in person (or virtually) will be required to pay a non-refundable 50-euro registration fee (registration fees are waived for AGS students who present a paper). All fees are payable via bank transfer to AGS (International Bank Account Number (IBAN): FR76 1020 7004 2621 2150 2489 051 and Bank Identification Code (BIC): CCBPFRPPMTG) and will help to pay for organizational and administrative costs. These fees do not cover personal costs to the applicant, such as transportation, accommodation, etc. Applicants are only fully confirmed after having paid the registration fee, with fees due from accepted candidates within 10 days of receiving the acceptance letter. If accepted candidates cannot attend after confirming their participation in the conference, the registration fee is non-refundable.
Attendance for those who do not present a paper is free.
Contact and RSVP
For any questions about the conference and to RSVP, please contact Renée Stoute by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate School Student Conference Committee
American Graduate School in Paris
4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris