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Call for Papers – IR 100 years


The Finnish International Studies Association’s (FISA) sixth triannual conference, 18-19 January 2019 in cooperation with the Nordic International Studies Association (NISA), the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Ministry of Defence of Finland, and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA).

Every three years FISA organises a conference with the purpose of providing a comprehensive, timely and multidisciplinary overview of the state of International Relations research and gathering together researchers (from junior to senior), policy-makers and those interested in the topic. To the 2019 conference, the organizers also invite researchers from the Nordic countries.

The sixth conference will be held on 18 and19 January 2019 at the Majvik Congress Hotel in Kirkkonummi (

The 2019 conference is organised on the 100th anniversary of the International Relations discipline, and the theme of the conference is therefore the history and future of IR. The theme will be discussed in the plenary sessions as well as related roundtables and panels. Keynote addresses will be held by, Professor Emeritus Kalevi Holsti, University of British Colombia, Professor Lene Hansen, University of Copenhagen, and Professor Torbjørn L. Knutsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

The organisers call for papers for workshop sessions. The papers can deal with various aspects of the study of International Relations and can be theoretical or empirical in nature. They do not need to be related to the overall theme of the conference.
The call for papers is open until 5 October 2018.
The paper proposals are submitted by using this form:
You are asked to choose a thematic area for your paper to facilitate the processing of the paper proposals. If none of the themes seems appropriate, please choose the option ‘other’.
You may also be in contact with the persons responsible for the different themes. NOTE: Please do not submit the paper proposals to the contact person; use the form above.

Themes and contact persons:

The European Union’s foreign and security policy – Timo Miettinen
Feminist world politics – Tiina Seppälä
International law, norms and morality – Katja Creutz
International political economy – Mikael Mattlin
History of international relations – Juhana Aunesluoma
Development studies – Marikki Stocchetti
Language and rhetoric in international politics – Johanna Vuorelma
Chinese and East Asian politics – Matti Nojonen
Post-western world politics – Henna-Riikka Pennanen
New directions in world politics – Juha Vuori
Theory of world politics: the next hundred years – Heikki Patomäki
Nationalism and populism in international politics – Tuija Saresma
Small states in international politics – Johanna Rainio-Niemi
Politics of the North – Monica Tennberg
Political violence and terrorism – Leena Malkki/Teemu Tammikko
Peace mediation, conflict resolution and disarmament – Marko Lehti
Strategy, changes in warfare and hybrid wars – Tommi Koivula
Art, performance and visuality in international politics research – Anni Kangas
Actorness and psychology in international relations – Matti Pesu
Religion and world politics – Sini Paukkunen
Russia, Eurasia and the rupture in world politics – Katri Pynnöniemi
The United States and the international system – Anna Kronlund/Ville Sinkkonen
Other – Mikael Wigell


It is also possible to propose an entire panel/workshop. Use this form to submit a panel proposal:

Mikael Wigell