2014 Annual Conference - Call for Papers

"Places of Interest:
The Canadian Army and the New Global Security Environment"

5-6 February 2014
Wu Conference Centre, 6 Duffie Drive,
UNB Fredericton

The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick invites scholars and practitioners to submit paper or panel proposals for our annual conference.  The 2014 event will examine today’s national and international security context, the latest defence trends, and consider how these are relevant to the Canadian Army of the future.  The conference is run in partnership with the Canadian Army Combat Training Centre at CFB Gagetown. Major findings and selected papers/presentations will be published. 

Papers dealing with one or more of the following issues are welcome:

Al Qaeda today;
New technologies and their security implications;
domestic operations;
transnational crime;
climate change and conflict;
Canadian Army readiness and the new security environment;
Security issues in the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Other topics connected to the future Canadian Army will also be considered.

Paper proposals and a short curriculum vitae must be submitted no later than 31 August 2013. Inquiries and proposals should be sent to Lee Windsor, Gregg Centre Deputy Director. 

Annual Gregg Centre - Combat Training Centre Conference

This event brings Canadian Forces personnel, academics, officials from partnered government departments, NGOs, students and the general public together in one forum to discuss defence matters of import to the nation. Our unique emphasis falls on how national and international policy relates to soldiers deployed on active operations. The event is co-organized with the CTC's Tactics School.

Key participants include instructor cadre from corps and branch schools at CFB Gagetown's Combat Training Centre making this event a vehicle for disseminating new research throughout the army. Members of other Canadian Forces elements and branches are encouraged to attend. The conference is also open to civilians, academics and students who wish to see inside today's Canadian Forces.

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