Call for Papers. Student Conference on Regionalisation


On 7 May 2014, VMU Dept. Of Regional Studies will hold the annual student conference entitled Regions in a Changing World Order: Challenges and Opportunities. Deadline for submissions of paper proposals is 1 March.

Will regions change the world, or will new challenges and problems shape the regions themselves? Conference organizers invite undergraduate and graduate students of all social sciences to try to answer this and many other questions related to regions and the ever-increasing regionalization of the world.

“What makes a good student? High grades? Achievements in extra-curricular activities? Sure, but not only that: students ought to try themselves out as future academics. It is a bad soldier who does not dream of becoming a general”, the head of the Dept. Of Regional Studies, Professor Egdūnas Račius, explained.

According to Prof. Račius, one of the best ways to achieve this is participation in academic events, such as conferences, workshops and seminars. Admittedly, it takes courage to take the step and determination to stay the course: to come up with an idea for a paper, to do research for it, to put it together, to read it out to the audience and face its critique. But the professor argues that it pays off, because you can challenge yourself and share your insights into academic issues you care about not only with fellow students, but also with the teaching staff.

“You will be noticed and get valuable feedback. After all, who knows what the future holds for you: maybe even the rank of the general”, Prof. Račius contended.

The paper proposals (max. 350 words) should be submitted before 1 March to The authors of the selected proposals will be notified by 15 March. The registration is free. The organizers will do their best to accommodate participants from out of town.

Description of conference

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