Call for Papers GTGC Conference 2023

Global Transformations and Governance Challenges Conference 2023

How are major world-scale changes in contemporary society governed? How might global matters such as geopolitical shifts, ecological changes, economic restructuring, technological innovations, and pandemics be better governed? Addressing these complex questions requires innovative, interdisciplinary approaches and an open conversation between various stakeholders. To promote such conversations, the Global Transformations and Governance Challenges (GTGC) programme at Leiden University organizes an annual conference bringing together academics and practitioners whose work addresses the governance of complex global challenges.

After a successful first conference in June 2022, GTGC will hold its second international conference on 7-9 June 2023 in The Hague, Netherlands. The proceedings will include high-level practitioner roundtables, academic panel discussions, and a book launch event. Receptions, lunches, and coffee breaks will offer extensive networking opportunities.

We invite your submission of abstracts for panels and papers that explore how society and politics can (better) handle pressing current global problems in democratic, effective, fair, peaceful and sustainable ways. We invite proposals dealing with global transformations from a variety of disciplinary angles, methodological perspectives, and issue areas (e.g., climate change, digitalization, human rights, migration).

Please submit your proposals to by 15 February 2023. Successful applicants will be notified in early March.

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