New date: Navigating Conferences

This event will be in Zoom

In recognition of a number of strike actions, this event is postponed to Wednesday, 4 May. All previous registrations will be carried over. Should you have any concerns or questions, please contact pgn.group@bisa.ac.uk.


Thinking about applying for a conference but don’t know where to start?

Come along for an informal Q&A and some handy hints and tips on navigating conferences: from finding out what conferences are on, to writing an abstract, to overcoming presentation nerves. It will also be an excellent opportunity to chat about the BISA 2022 Conference - for those who've been accepted to present in Newcastle this June, or if you are thinking of applying to doing so next year - with this year's organisers!

We will be taking live questions on the day, but feel free to email us in advance with any questions/key topics you would like to be covered. All questions/topics should be sent to pgn.group@bisa.ac.uk, no later than 5pm on Wednesday 16 March.

About the Facilitators

Kurt Mills is Professor of International Relations and Human Rights at the University of Dundee. His research focuses on the development of international norms and institutions related to human rights, humanitarianism, international criminal justice, and the responsibility to protect, particularly in the context of sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including International Reponses to Mass Atrocities in Africa: Responsibility to Protect, Prosecute, and Palliate. He is Director of the Scottish Human Rights Defenders Fellowship, an Editor of the journal Global Governance, and a Trustee of the British International Studies Association. He is past Vice-Chair of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, past Vice President of the International Studies Association (ISA), and founder of the ISA Human Rights section.

Georgina Holmes is a Lecturer in Politics at Imperial College London and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Her research investigates gender, international security governance and organisational change in International Organisations, norm implementation and practice change in militaries engaged in peacekeeping and the gendered politics of training and deploying male and female military peacekeepers. She is an academic advisor on Women, Peace and Security for the British Army's training team, co-founder and current co-Chair of the BISA Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Working Group, and a Trustee of the British International Studies Association. Her work is published in Security Dialogue, International Peacekeeping, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, Genocide Studies and Prevention, and The RUSI Journal. She is the author of Women and War in Rwanda: Gender, Media and the Representation of Genocide (Bloomsburg, 2013).

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