CFP: ‘New Energy Security Challenges’ Workshop (10-11 May 2012)

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May 10-11 2012, Royal Geographical Society, London

‘New Energy Security Challenges’ is a two-day workshop aimed at post-graduates, post-doctoral researchers and early-career scholars (up to 2 years post-PhD). Focussed on emerging energy security challenges and their implications for the UK, the workshop will provide a critical and supportive forum in which new and early career researchers can discuss their work. The workshop aims to include participation by industry, government and established academics, and includes a public lecture by Prof. Michael Klare (Amherst College, Massachusetts) on the evening of May 10th. The workshop is organized by the Energy Geographies Working Group of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers with support from the ESRC/EPSRC Energy Security in a Multipolar World research cluster.
Participants will be expected to prepare a paper for circulation in advance, to present a summary of their work, and to discuss the papers of other participants. Researchers from any disciplinary background are encouraged to apply. The workshop’s emphasis on ‘new’ energy security challenges reflects both an interest in understanding contemporary political, economic and environmental contexts of energy security, and a desire to encourage work that extends or problematises conventional framings.

Funding is available to support participation (travel and accommodation) of 20-25 researchers. Applications should be submitted to the Organising Committee by January 30th 2012. Applications should include a full CV and an abstract of the proposed paper. Successful applicants will be notified by February 15th 2012. To submit applications and for further information, please contact either Dani Gent (D.K.Gent@lboro.ac.uk) or Andres Luque (andres.luque@gmail.com) of the RGS-IBG Energy Geographies Working Group www.energygeographiesworkinggroup.wordpress.com

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