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 Past Frank Church Delegates talking together in the Performing Arts Center.

Please send all application materials and questions by email to the International Affairs Council at iac@isu.edu. The Chair of the Department of Global Studies and Languages, Dr. Raphael Njoku, advises the International Affairs Council at Idaho State University. For any further information or questions, he can be reached by email at njokraph@isu.edu.

 

General Information:

 

We invite scholars, experts, government agencies, political leaders, and practitioners with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives to address topics related to the theme: Europe at a Crossroads: Progression or Regression? We are particularly interested in participants who would present multifaceted approaches to European leadership changes, the human toll of the Russia-Ukraine war, energy transitions in the coming years, and effects on the global market. 

Panel Format:

A moderator will ask the delegates questions to stimulate discussion on their topic. After the moderator has asked all prepared questions, the floor will open for the audience to ask questions. Delegates are expected to attend their entire panel and are encouraged to attend all other discussions and lectures.

 

Panel & Lecture Topics:

The panels will address pre-written questions posed by a moderator. These questions will be sent by February 9, 2023.

The IAC invites academics and other interest groups to submit a short bio, paper titles, and abstracts of about 150 words describing a discussion topic and their specific area of research specialization. The IAC will use these abstracts to tailor questions to our speakers’ specialties. Multiple abstracts are encouraged for participation on different panels.

 

Panel 1: Politics and Leadership in Europe

Topics include recent elections, political movements, ideologies, and the European Union.

 

Panel 2: The Human Toll: War, Migration, and the Future of Europe

Topics include refugee movements, global supply chains, weapons usage and human rights.

 

Panel 3: Energy Dependencies & Transitions

Topics include oil & gas supplies, renewable energy futures, and European-Russian energy dependency, US energy reserves politics. 

 

Panel 4: Europe and the Global Market

Topics include effects of Brexit, global supply chain issues, food security, inflation.

 

Panel 5: Ethics and Weapons of Warfare in Europe

Topics include war crimes, the legitimacy of war, cyberwarfare, banned weapons usage and directed energy weapons, nuclear proliferation.



Selection of Participants:

The International Affairs Council will review all proposals and materials received, and participants will be officially notified by email by the IAC President, Eric Morris, in Mid November 2022 about the status of their abstracts. 

 

Honorariums:

Each participant will receive an honorarium of about $250- $500 based on available funding and will be made known to each delegate individually as the program is finalized in mid-December. The honorariums for the lectures and keynote will be communicated to the selected individuals.

 

Virtual, Travel, and Hotel Accommodations:

We are accepting virtual and in-person delegates.

In addition to the honorarium, the International Affairs Council will provide some travel awards to qualifying participants - thanks to donations from the Associated Students of Idaho State University, collaborating departments, individuals, and businesses. We will provide travel awards to selected participants within the United States. Due to limited funding, we may not have enough funds to cover airfares for all participants, especially those from outside the country. We strongly encourage potential delegates to look for funding from within their institutions and other sponsors.