Call for Papers: Climate Change: Challenges and Responses September 25 & 26, 2019

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

The International Studies Student Association (INSA) of the Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah is proud to host its 3rd undergraduate conference on the theme of “Climate Change: Challenges and Responses.”Climate change is one of the most pressing issues the global community is facing in the 21stcentury. A plethora of environmental issues associated with changing weather patterns are threatening our health, food security, biodiversity, econmic development, and political and social stability.

INSA conferences aim at providing a platform for advanced undergraduate students in the Arabian Gulf region and beyond to engage in interdisciplinary dialogues on topics essential to the understandingof global issues.

Weinvite advanced undergraduate students to submit papers that address the theme of climate change from a variety of analytical perspectives. Some of the possibletopics include, but are not limited to:

  • Urbanization and Climate Change
  • Sustanable Development
  • The effect of Climate Change on the Oceans
  • Women and Climate Change
  • Religion and Climate Change
  • Climate Change and Migration
  • Effective Policies dealing with Climate Change

This conference is free and open to undergraduate students in all majors. A small travel stipend will be offered on both need and merit bases. Details on how to apply for travel grant will be provided once your paper is accepted for presentation. To be considered for participation, please send a 300-word abstract together with a short CV of the author(s) ywang-research@aus.eduby June 15, 2019. Successful applicants are expected to submit complete paper by August 18, 2019. The best papers will be considered for publication in Siraj, a student journal published by the Department of International Studies, American University of Sharjah. All inquiriesshould be directed to

This conference is funded by the Academic Collaboration with Arab Universities Programmeat theLondon School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) Middle East Centre.

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