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Call for Papers - Retreat from Globalisation? Brexit, Trump and the New Populism

10 Mar 2017

The Royal Irish Academy International Affairs Standing Committee is seeking papers for a series of panels to be included in its conference this year.

The conference, entitled: Retreat from Globalisation? Brexit, Trump and the New Populism, will be held on Wednesday, 31 May 2017.

Are Trump, Brexit and populism symptoms of broader phenomena associated with globalisation? Will the elections in France, the Netherlands and Germany in 2017 force globalisation to retreat in the face of authoritarian, right-wing and anti-immigration politics?  Is this process simply occurring in western democracies or is it a global occurrence?

The objective of this conference is to consider recent landmark events and the uncertainties that arise from them in wider, deeper and longer frameworks of analysis. Country experts, foreign policy experts/professionals, economists, sociologists, media studies experts, geographers, lawyers, political scientists, historians, social scientists and many others will be able to offer useful insights. 

To have your paper considered for the conference programme, please complete the short form provided, by close of business, Tuesday 14 March 2017. The form can be found here:

Please note that you can indicate if you would like to have your paper considered for inclusion in the forthcoming issue of the Academy’s Irish Studies in International Affairs journal.

The committee would like proposals from professional academic researchers and think tanks, but it also encourages applications from advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral colleagues.

The International Affairs Conference is always a highlight of the Academy’s calendar. Previous speakers include: the US Special Envoy to the Middle East, Mr George Mitchell; former EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Mr Gijs de Vries; Professor Sarah Oates, University of Glasgow and Professor Paul Rogers, Bradford University.

Please direct queries to

 Programme and Administration

Royal Irish Academy

19 Dawson Street

Dublin 2

D02 HH58

School of History

Scoil na Staire

Tyrconnell,Off College Road,Cork,Ireland.