Annual AGS Graduate Student Conference

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 supervision 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.


2014 Conference:

"Cyber-Developments in International Relations: Impacts on an Evolving World"
17-18th April 2014 in Paris

This year's conference will debate the theme of "Cyber-Developments in International Relations". The aim of the conference is to analyze the changes that technology has made within the field of International Relations and seek to understand how it is used to enhance the discourse, from interactions through media to the subtleties of social media use by diplomats, activists and politicians. This conference shall seek to provoke discussion and advance ideas by connecting practitioners and academics.

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Past Conferences

In the previous years, conferences have covered the following themes:

  • 2013:
    Identity and Gender Politics within International Relations
  • 2012:
    The Roles and Challenges of Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Inclusion and Exclusion in a Globalized World

  • 2011:
    The Politics of Disaster: The Mitigation, Management, and International Response to Environmental Crises

  • 2010:
    Evolving Borders: Identity and Affiliation in a Volatile International Landscape

  • 2009:
    Democracy in the 21st Century: Relevant, Redundant or Risk?

  • 2008:
    Searching Beyond the State: Intercultural Dialogue and Alternative Approaches to International Politics

  • 2007:
    Current Challenges and Future Trends in International Security

  • 2006:
    Order and Disorder in a Changing World

More information on past conferences

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