Call for papers and panels: Six decades of the Past Six decades for the Future: “An International conference celebrating 60 years of teaching and researching International Relations in Slovenia”

04. 8. 2021

 Six decades of the Past 

Six decades for the Future 

An International conference celebrating 60 years of teaching and researching International Relations in Slovenia

Call for papers and panels

Ljubljana, 8 and 9 October 2021 (online)



This conference aims to capture both the past and the present, in the light of the challenges that the world has overcome or is yet to overcome. This is an open call, to our alumni who build their successful careers at universities both at home and abroad; to our friends with whom we have shared many working hours writing articles and books, founding international institutions; and to everyone who would wish to take some time to honour us with sharing their expertise, their critical thinking and knowledge and thus help us celebrate our anniversary. In this respect, we are proud to share the stage and partnership with the Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA), which since its creation in the 1990s has been an integral part of the IR community in Slovenia, and vice versa. 


As this is the celebration of the IR discipline, we do not wish to make any restrictions concerning topics. Given the focus of our IR study programmes at the undergraduate, MA, and Ph.D. levels, we particularly welcome paper and panel proposals dealing with history, international politics, IR theory, international political economy, international economic relations, politics of international law, international organisations, human rights, development studies, international security and conflict management, migration, the role of education (teaching of IR), international environmental politics, EU studies (history, politics, and policies, EU as a global actor), regional studies and global governance.


This will be an online conference, via the Zoom platformPlease apply, by filling out an application form, with a paper title, 300-word abstract, and up to four keywords. Or, if you plan to submit a panel or a roundtable: title of the panel/roundtable, convenor, a 300-word abstract (introducing the panel), up to four keywords, and a list of proposed panelists, Please include the following information with your submission: (a) full name, (b) institutional affiliation, (c) country of an institution, (d) email address. In case you submit a panel/roundtable, kindly include short descriptions of individual presentations (title of the paper, author of the presentation, a short abstract, and up to four keywords).


The deadline to send your proposal was 31 July 2021, but we have extended it to 20 August! Some colleagues requested the submission past the deadline so we thought it was only fair to give the same opportunity to anyone else interested in participating. The procedure to consider your proposal is the following: within up to three weeks after the deadline has expired, the Programme Chair will inform you if your proposal has been accepted.


Please use the following links for applying

-        Conference paper application form:

-        Panel/Roundtable proposal:


If you do not plan to submit a paper or panel, but would still like to participate actively as a panel chair or discussant do let us know at A short email with an indication of interest would suffice at this point. Please use the same e-mail address for any other inquires.


We look forward to welcoming you (albeit online) to Ljubljana!