CESRAN2024: the 11th Annual Conference on International Studies

CESRAN International, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, and OBSERVARE invite panel and paper proposals for the 11th Annual Conference on International Studies on 01-03 October 2024 in Venice, Italy.

The conference will be held in Venice between 01-03 October 2024.

The main language of the conference is English, with special sessions and streams in other languages; you can submit abstracts in Italian or Turkish.

To present a paper at the conference:

Applicants must fill out the Application form here.

The conference is also open to non-paper presenters, and we would encourage participation from non-academic sectors such as civil society, the private sector, national authorities, and the media.

Deadline for submissions: June 01, 2024

The 11th Annual Conference on International Studies

Tuesday, October 01, 2024 – Thursday, October 03, 2024 (All Day)

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 01, 2024
Registration Deadline for Presenters: July 30, 2024

This annual and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in international studies. CESRAN2024 will afford the opportunity to network new relationships, hear the latest research, present and publish before a global audience, and experience Italy.

The conference organisers encourage panels and roundtables to be diverse, including gender, ethnicity, career stage, and geographical location.


For CESRAN 2024, we will accept three submission types:

  • Individual paper submissions
  • Panel submissions
  • Roundtable submissions

We accept scholarly research papers and policy analyses on any topic related to international studies in its broadest definition.

Panel: It is for a group of experts working in a specific area to share papers or papers in progress. Panel submissions should include at least four papers, a discussant, and a chair, or five papers and a chair.

Roundtable: It is for a group of experts to discuss a particular issue in depth without the constraints of having to speak to a paper. Roundtable submissions should include a minimum of four participants and a chair and up to a maximum of six participants and a chair.

Conference Topics

  • Asymmetrical Threats and State Security
  • The New European Neighbourhood Policy
  • Area Studies
  • Regional Conflicts and Crisis Management
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • The Impact of Non-state Actors on Regional and International Systems
  • Ethnic and Sectarian Conflicts
  • Energy, Environment, and Climate Change
  • Financial Institutions and Global Financial Developments
  • Human Security and Migration
  • Responsibility to Protect, Humanitarian Intervention and Sovereignty
  • International Organizations in Global/Regional Issues
  • Global Armament/Disarmament and Stability of International System
  • Islamic Movements and Islamic Thought in the Middle East
  • Radicalism and Extremism
  • Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare
  • Armament, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defence Systems, and the New Deterrence
  • Social Movements and International System
  • International Migration Studies, Irregular Immigration, and Refugee Problem
  • Contemporary Discussions in International Security Studies
  • Current Debates in International Relations Theories and Changing Geopolitical Circumstances
  • Economical-Political Competition in the International System
  • Resolution Methods of Legal and Commercial Disputes in International System
  • The Quest for Strategic Equivalence in the International System

and other issues on International Studies…

The Review Process

Once the online submission process is closed, individual paper/panel/roundtable submissions are peer-reviewed by the conference programme committee.

Where there are individual papers with scholarly merit but for which there is no good panel fit, the conference chairs will attempt to construct interdisciplinary panels.


  • 15 January 2024: Submissions open
  • 01 June 2024: Deadline for all submissions: papers, roundtables and panels
  • 15 June 2024: Accepted Submissions are announced, and notification emails are sent out
  • 15 June 2024: Registration opens
  • 15 June 2024: Fee waiver applications open; deadline: 20 June 2024
  • 01 July 2024: Early registration closes
  • 15 July 2024: Registration closes
  • 01 August 2024: Final programme published
  • 01 October 2024: The 11th conference begins

Costs and Fee Waivers

The deadline for registration is July 15, 2024. To register, you should contact us at conference [at] cesran.org. In order to be included in the Conference Program and the Abstract Book, the registration fee must be received by July 15, 2024. An invoice will be handed to you at the conference.

At least one author must be registered for each accepted paper to be included in the Conference Program. Registration is required for all participants attending the conference. The registration fee includes the abstract book and other conference materials.


Euro Bank Account for Participants
Registration fees Early Registration
(before 15 July 2024)
Late Registration
(15 July – 31 July 2024)
Standard Fee € 100
€ 120
Co-author € 70 € 90
Additional Paper € 50 € 70
Currency type: Euro
Recipient: Ozgur Tufekci
IBAN: TR65 0001 5001 5804 8014 4443 20
Swift code: TVBATR2A
Bank: Vakifbank
City: Trabzon
Country: Turkey
You may use Transferwise to reduce the transaction fee…

Sterling Bank Account for Participants
Registration fees Early Registration
(before 15 July 2024)
Late Registration
(15 July – 31 July 2024)
Standard Fee £ 90 £ 100
Co-author £ 60 £ 80
Additional Paper £ 45
£ 60
Currency type: Sterling
Recipient: Ozgur Tufekci
IBAN: TR88 0001 5001 5804 8016 3183 34
Swift code: TVBATR2A
Bank: Vakifbank
City: Trabzon
Country: Turkey
You may use Transferwise to reduce the transaction fee…

Applicants must fill out the Application form here.


  • The paper/session/panel title
  • A Short abstract including methodology, main assumptions and conclusions of the paper (maximum of 500 words)
  • Up to 6 keywords should be used.
  • Author/participant name(s) and institutional affiliations
  • A one-paragraph biographical statement of each participant (not a detailed CV)
  • Author/participant e-mail addresses (essential), telephone and fax numbers
  • Any audio-visual equipment requests (if applicable)


To organise a panel, you will need to:

  • Submit a 500-word proposal
  • Solicit contributors and evaluate submissions under your panel once your proposal is approved
  • Arrange the panel: find a chair, consider the need for special funding for participants, and maintain communication with the conference team.
  • A panel session will last 90 minutes, and group three to five papers together around a common theme, using a discussant and allowing ample time for interaction.


  1. Participants are required to submit completed original research papers to the conference.
  2. Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format to conference [at] cesran.org
  3. Manuscripts submitted to CESRAN2024 should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time.
  4. Manuscripts submitted for consideration of publication (see the section below) are subject to preliminary editorial review and blind review. The editors and referees use three-step guidelines in assessing submissions:

a) Literary quality: writing style, usage of the language, organization of the text,

b) Use of references: referencing, sources, relationships of the footnotes to the text,

c) Scholarship quality: depth of the research, quality, contribution originality, and plausibility of the argument.

Upon the referees’ decision, the papers will be published in an edited book in the journals of CESRAN International.

  1. Manuscripts should be one space throughout and be typed in English on single sides of A4 paper. Pages should be numbered consecutively.
  2. Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order of presentation:

First sheet: title, subtitle (if any), author(s), name(s), affiliation, full postal address, telephone, and fax numbers.

Subsequent sheets: the main body of text, list of references and footnotes, appendices, and tables.

  1. Manuscripts, as a rule, should not exceed 10.000 words, not including footnotes.
  2. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their papers conform to the CESRAN style.
  3. Titles in the article should be 12 points, bold, and in uppercase form.
  4. Each manuscript should be summarized in an abstract, which should describe the main arguments and conclusions of the manuscript. And also, each manuscript should include up to five keywords.
  5. Notes should be numbered consecutively throughout the article and indicated in the text by a raised numeral, referring to the list of notes, which should be placed at the end of the article. Notes should be kept to a minimum. References to books should give the author’s surname preceded by the initial letters of his or her forename; the title of the book should be in italics; and the place, publisher, and year of publication should follow in brackets. References to articles should give the author’s forename and surname, the title of the article in single quotation marks, the name of publication underlined, the number of volumes in Arabic numerals, the year of publication in brackets, and the page numbers. Subsequent references to a book or article may be made only by the author’s name.
  6. Tables and figures should be embedded in the text. A short, descriptive title should appear above each table, with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labelled, taking into account the necessary reduction.


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