Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) &
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
Academic Submission for Young Scholars Conference
The organizers will pay for all meals, accommodation and a round-trip economy class flight ticket to Geneva for all selected candidates.
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Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) The
International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
"2nd Young Faces Conference"
2 - 4 October 2003
The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) would
like to invite you to compete for a place at our 2nd jointly
organized Young Faces Conference to be held in Geneva, Switzerland,
from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th October 2003.
The Young Faces Conference seeks to bring together young scholars,
NGO activists, journalists and government officials from Albania,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro
including Kosovo and give them an opportunity to engage with
prominent international experts in a broad debate concerning
contemporary issues of global and regional security.
The venue for the Conference will be the villa Rivebelle on the
shores of Lake Geneva. The organizers will pay for all meals,
accommodation and a round-trip economy class flight ticket to Geneva
for all selected candidates.
If you would like to meet some of the world's top experts in the
field of security policy and compete for an opportunity to have your
work published, please read the attached information. Participants
for the conference will be selected following a review of their
submitted papers with the best papers published as part of a DCAF
We wish you luck and hope to see you in Geneva.
Head of International Projects, DCAF
Editor, Survival and Carol Deane Senior Fellow for Transatlantic
2nd Young Faces Conference
Conditions for participation
The 2nd Young Faces Conference will take place from Thursday 2nd to
Saturday 4th October 2003. You will be expected to arrive in Geneva
on 1st October and depart on 5th October.
To be considered for the conference, applicants must:
1. Be 35 years old or younger at the time of the conference;
2. Be young scholars, NGO activists, journalists or government
officials from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia,
Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, including Kosovo;
3. Hold a graduate degree or possess equivalent experience in a
4. Speak and write fluently in English;
5. Submit all of the following by 29 August through e-mail to
· a detailed curriculum vitae (CV);
· a draft paper in English on one of the topics below (15 page
maximum, A4 size paper, double spaced, with 2cm margins).
Participants are encouraged to focus on any aspect of the listed
· a one-page abstract (up to 500 words, in English) outlining
the main ideas and principal argument in the draft paper.
¨ Euro-Atlantic rift: remedies and repercussions for South-East
Provide an overview of the underlying issues and present problems in
Euro-Atlantic relations and discuss potential remedies. Identify and
discuss the most likely repercussions of these issues on the
international community's attitude and commitment to resolving
challenges in South-East Europe. How should national/regional policy
makers change their agenda and strategies to adapt to the changing
¨ Towards securing the Balkans: the challenges ahead.
Discuss some of the key current regional security issues in the
Balkans. What feasible strategies and regional arrangements could be
developed for enhancing border security and overcoming the problems
of, for example, organized crime, illegal trade and trafficking? How
are these issues perceived and treated by policy-makers in your
country and the rest of the region? How could the international
community support strengthening regional security while ensuring the
onus remains with national stakeholders?
¨ Security reform in the countries of South-Eastern Europe:
issues and opportunities, ideas and strategies.
Provide a vision of security reform in South Eastern Europe and
assess the feasibility, expected outcomes and potential obstacles
facing existing or proposed reforms in one SEE country. What is
likely to be the realistic impact of these reforms on national
development and regional security strategy? What are your
recommendations with a view to aligning reform strategies with geo-
strategic and geo-political trends at the global, European and
Following a review of submitted papers, at least 15 candidates will
be selected to participate in the 2nd Young Faces Conference, and
invited to submit their final papers no later than 1 October 2003.
From the final papers submitted the best papers will be selected and
Please submit your draft paper with a one page abstract as well as
your CV electronically by 29 August to:
Mr. Darko Stancic, Coordinator for South-East European Projects (DCAF)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: +41-22-741 77 58 - Fax: +41-
22-741 77 05
For more information about DCAF and IISS please see www.dcaf.ch and
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