2015: Selected conferences on Political Science and International Relations

We provide some suggestions for the coming year. Here below the most interesting and promising conferences on political science and international relations scheduled in 2015. Also Venus in Arms will be “on tour” in 2105.

  • The ISA’s 56th Annual Convention. The conference will be held in New Orleans (February 18th-21st 2015). Venus in Arms will be at the conference presenting papers on cyber-warfare, public opinion and (counter)narratives, Italian operations in Libya, Haiti and Somalia.
  • The 73rd annual MPSA (Midwest Political Science Association) conference (April 16-19, 2015) . The event will be held at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago.ViA will present the paper “Learning from others? Emulation and adjustment in Italian military transformation”.
  • The BISA (British International Studies Association) 40th Anniversary Conference 2015. The detailed programme will be announced in January. The event (June 16-19 June, 2015) will be held in London. ViA has submitted a paper on coalition foreign policy and junior parties.
  • The 111th APSA (American Political Science Association) Annual Meeting (San Francisco, September 3-6, 2015). This year’s theme is: “Diversities Reconsidered: Politics, and Political Science, in the 21st Century.”
  • The next year the ECPR’s General Conference is organized at the Université de Montréal (26 – 29 August 2015). The deadline for Panel and Paper submissions is 16 February 2015 (here the submission).


See you around the world…


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Learning from others? Emulation and adjustment in Italian military transformation

Venus in Arms will be at the 73rd annual MPSA (Midwest Political Science Association) conference.

The event will be held April 16-19, 2015 at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago.

As stated by the website: “Conference presentations are organized by topic in more than 80 sections based on different subfields or areas of study. Many of these are interdisciplinary and draw scholars from different fields, providing a variety of perspectives“.

Here you’ll find the link to the sections.

ViA will present the paper “Learning from others? Emulation and adjustment in Italian military transformation” at the panel 17-8: Role of Military Learning and Technology in International Security

The paper focuses on recent transformations in Italian armed forces to discuss mechanisms of learning and adaptation of NATO countries experiencing intense deployment in the last decades.


See you in Chicago

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