Every year, the American Graduate School in Paris hosts an international conference organized by graduate students enrolled in its International Relations and Diplomacy programs, with the participation of a faculty advisor.
The Annual AGS Graduate Student Conference is open to graduate students and scholars from around the world, as well as researchers and professionals from think tanks, NGOs, Intergovernmental Organizations, governmental agencies, and research centers.
Through information, debate, and dialogue, this annual conference offers a platform for exchanges of ideas on a broad range of issues and challenges related to international relations. The Annual AGS Graduate Student Conference aims to contribute innovative approaches to the advancement of that field.
"Identity and Gender Politics Within International Relations"
18-19th April 2013 in Paris
This year's conference will debate the theme of "Identity and Gender Politics Within International Relations".The aim of the conference is to analyze the impact of identity and gender—often conditioned by class, race, biology and sexuality—within the social and cultural framework of International Relations. It will explore commonalities and intersections between these areas, as well as their impact on interstate and state governance, international conflict, and public awareness.
More information on the 2013 conference
In the previous years, conferences have covered the following themes:
The Roles and Challenges of Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Inclusion and Exclusion in a Globalized World
The Politics of Disaster: The Mitigation, Management, and International Response to Environmental Crises
Evolving Borders: Identity and Affiliation in a Volatile International Landscape
Democracy in the 21st Century: Relevant, Redundant or Risk?
Searching Beyond the State: Intercultural Dialogue and Alternative Approaches to International Politics
Current Challenges and Future Trends in International Security
Order and Disorder in a Changing World
More information on past conferences