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Melis Behlil <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 6 Jul 2010 16:33:45 +0300
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*“Putting People First: Terrorism and Human Security”*

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce *the Second International Conference on Conflict,
Terrorism and Society*, to be held at Kadir Has University on November 2 -
November 4, 2010.

The Organising Committee cordially invites you to submit papers and
posters. Below are a copy of the Call for Papers and information regarding
the conference. More details on the conference, including keynote speakers,
will be posted as arrangements are finalized.

On behalf of the conference organising committee, we look forward to your
participation in this conference.

*Conference Name*: *“Putting People First: Terrorism and Human Security”*

*Place:* Kadir Has University, Istanbul, TURKEY

*Date:* November 2, 2010 – November 4, 2010.

*Language of Papers:* English.

*Call for Papers:*

There seems to be a growing acceptance that the traditional state-based
security paradigm fails to accommodate and rightfully address the complex
causes of insecurity in contemporary world politics. Millions of people are
killed every year by civil wars, environmental disasters, famine,
preventable diseases, poverty and violation of human rights that are largely
brushed aside by the narrow understanding of security as derived merely from
military threats. The idea of a state as a sufficient and effective provider
of security to its people becomes highly dubious when states in fact become
the primary source of insecurity for many people who live under their
sovereignty rather than the armed forces of third parties. Thus, the status
of the state as the primary referent of security has become highly suspect
as states are becoming less adept in fulfilling their traditional tasks in
the face of challenges that defy their boundaries.

A people- centered approach is integral to national and global security as
violent conflicts in the post-Cold War era increasingly have their origins
in human insecurity. Human security approach has become widely accepted as a
valuable analytical and policy tool in understanding and responding to the
changing nature of conflict in the current era. This conference aims to
explore security within a multidisciplinary framework drawing insights from
a number of research fields including international relations, peace and
conflict studies, human rights and global communications as the purveyor of
security discourses. The severity and distinct character of current security
challenges requires a fundamental overview of the dominant approaches that
have so far proven ineffective in tackling them We hope that this conference
will ignite much needed fresh thinking on security and collaboration among
various disciplines. Possible topics for papers include but not limited to:

   - Human security: conceptual issues

   - Human Security, International Law and State Perspectives

   - Non-state actors and human security

   - Human security approach to counter terrorism

   - Human security and prevention of terrorism

   - Suicide terrorism and human security

   - Human security and democracy

   - Human rights and security

   - Security and communication

   - Media’s role is security issues

Submit a 500 word maximum proposal or paper to:

Banu Baybars-Hawks

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Faculty of Communications, Kadir Has University, Istanbul-TURKEY

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* *

Aylin S. Görener

Assistant Professor of International Relations

Faculty of Economics, Kadir Has University

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* *

*Proposals should be submitted in the following order*:

Name of the author(s)

Telephone, fax, and e-mail address


Title of proposal

Body of proposal

You will be notified by July 30, 2010 regarding the status of your proposal.


For further information about the conference, contact:
Dr. Banu Baybars-Hawks ([log in to unmask]), or

Dr. Aylin S. Görener ([log in to unmask])

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