Nuclear panel at BISA PGN Conference 2020, Aberystwyth - there's still time to apply

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The BISA Postgraduate and Early Career Network (PGN) Annual Conference will be held at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, on 15-16 April 2020.

The Global Nuclear Order Working Group will be hosting a panel at the event, titled 'Emerging Perspectives on Global Nuclear Order'. The deadline for submissions is on Friday 7th February, so there's still time to submit a paper to the panel, or to the general conference. The call for submissions is provided in full below.


Call for Panel Submissions: Emerging Perspectives on Global Nuclear Order

BISA PGN Annual Conference, 15-16 April 2020, Aberystwyth

The BISA Global Nuclear Order Working Group invites submissions to participate in a panel, to be convened at the BISA PGN 2020 Annual Conference in Aberystwyth. The panel will showcase the diversity and vibrancy of postgraduate and early-career research being done by the Global Nuclear Order Working Group. Submissions are sought from PGR and ECR members, addressing emerging perspectives and approaches to the study of global nuclear order as a broadly conceived concept.

Topics for discussion might include, but are by no means limited to:

· Expansions, developments, and critiques of the concept of global nuclear order

· Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of world nuclear politics

· Contemporary challenges to the foundations of nuclear order

· (Re-) examinations of nuclear history, particularly lesser-studied parts of the nuclear world

· Conceptualizations of our nuclear future.

The aim of the Conference is to provide opportunities to BISA’s PGR and ECR community to present their research, forge connections across the broad field of international studies, and explore the ideas that will define ‘the second century of IR’. As such, we particularly welcome contributions from Masters and PhD students, as well as early-career researchers within 5 years of receiving their PhD. A number of bursaries for travel and overnight accommodation will be provided by BISA PGN to participants who require assistance with funding their conference trip.

Please submit a 250-word abstract by Friday 7th February to the panel convenor Tom Vaughan at

The general Call for Papers can be downloaded here. If you have any general questions about the Conference itself or would like to submit a standalone paper, please e-mail