CALL FOR PAPERS: Children, Youth, and Security. Intersections of Research & Practice (6-8 March 2014, Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada)

Graduate Student Research Symposium

The main goal of this interdisciplinary conference is to explore the security and well-being of children and youth in situations of armed violence, disaster, and other challenging contexts, including child soldiers, war-affected and displaced children and youth, youth gangs, human trafficking, child labour, street-involved youth, and other vulnerable groups.

We welcome abstracts from various disciplinary perspectives in the following areas:

  • Research related to the security of children and youth, including child protection, human security, human rights, law, humanitarian aid and development, peacebuilding, social work, etc.
  • Best practices in working with children and youth to advance their security and well-being
  • Youth engagement
  • Research methods and ethics
  • Gendered violence and resilience
  • Canadian domestic and foreign policy regarding the security of children and youth

Applications must include an abstract (300 words) and brief bio-sketch (200 words) and be submitted to: gradsym@dal.ca. The deadline is December 15TH, 2013.

Travel subsidies will be available to presenters. Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special In Depth feature on OpenCanada.org, and an edited volume by the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies.

The Symposium is sponsored by the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldier’s Initiative, The Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Institute, the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, and the Department of Political Science.

For more information, please click here.

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