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9 December 2013

The 2014 Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Annual Meeting will be held at Kadir Has University, 19-21 June 2014, and and offers an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to address a number of questions concerning the health and vitality of contemporary global governance.

Across broad and critical themes of global conflict and security resolution, political economy, environment and sustainable development, justice and human rights, social affairs, and multilateral diplomacy, ACUNS members and others are invited to pose their own questions of power and knowledge, agency, architecture, accountability and responsiveness; of strengths, weaknesses, and continuing gaps in global leadership at different levels; of newly emerging or declining norms, practices, and instruments; of institutional and relational adaptation or stasis.

Call for Papers - Workshop Panels

The ACUNS now is accepting workshop paper and panel proposals for presentation at its twenty-seventh Annual Meeting, to be held 19-21 June 2014 at Kadir Has University, Istanbul. Proposals on the Annual Meeting theme – “Global Governance: Engaging New Norms and Emerging Challenges” – and on the subthemes and issues raised in the introductory note, in addition to other topics relating to the UN system and the broader mandate of the Council, will be considered.

Current ACUNS members in good standing (including new or newly-renewed members) will be given priority consideration for their proposals, but non-members are welcome to submit proposals. NB In order to present at the AM14 workshops, Council membership will be required: this includes all persons participating in a full panel team proposal.

The deadline for uploading your proposals at is Monday 3 March 2014.

Click here for a PDF with details of the application procedure

PLEASE NOTE - This event is not organised by UNA-UK

For questions about submissions, please contact the ACUNS Secretariat at: For general questions about the Council and its activities, please contact: Dr. Alistair D. Edgar, Executive Director, ACUNS, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5 Canada; Tel: 226.772.3167; E-mail: