Call for Papers—ACUNS Annual Meeting—Rome, Italy


The Academic Council on the United Nations System invites submissions for its 2018 Annual Meeting in Rome, Italy. The conference—to be held at LUISS University on July 12–14, 2018, is titled “Human Rights, Migration, and Global Governance.

While 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, political, economic, and environmental dysfunction and collapse in their own countries has driven a record high number of people to seek a safer or better life elsewhere. Equally present especially in the West, have been counter-reactions to immigration based on political, social, economic, and security concerns….

The global governance and human rights issues in this contemporary era are manifest and complex. The Sustainable Development Goals will be impossible to achieve in the context of state failure, political conflicts, major climate disruptions, and mass population displacements. The rights of citizens also must be balanced against the rights of those fleeing persecution and desperation; more often, the latter are disregarded as populist movements refocus national discourses away from cosmopolitan ideals. These complex ‘wicked problems’ present severe contemporary challenges for the institutions, as well as the idea (and ideals), of global governance.

Submissions of no more than 200 words must be submitted on the ACUNS website by February 5, 2018.

For more information, please see the Call for Papers.

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