1st Annual Conference on Mediterranean Studies: Renewable Energy and the Environment

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1st Annual Conference on Mediterranean Studies

Renewable Energy and the Environment: Social, Political and Economic Dimensions

 Yaşar University Center for Mediterranean Studies is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Conference on Mediterranean Studies: Renewable Energy and the Environment, 4-5 June 2020.

 

As energy politics remains a contested issue in the Mediterranean Basin, what political ecologies and future environments are emerging in the region? Can cooperation over renewable energies offer potential solutions? What are climate change and justice scenarios for different countries in the Basin? The first annual multidisciplinary conference on Mediterranean Studies is organized to encourage critical reflection around the encounters of overlapping energy and environment crisis in the Mediterranean Basin from economical, political and social perspectives.

 

Academics and researchers are welcome to submit an abstract (no more than 300 words) to cms@yasar.edu.tr by 15 February 2020. PhD students, research/teaching assistants and master students are also welcome to participate in the conference. Abstracts should include the following information: Title, Full Name, Affiliation, Current Position, CV and keywords. All abstracts will be reviewed within three weeks after the deadline. Abstracts will be published in a booklet with an ISBN number. The conference is open to submissions from any discipline with interests in these themes:

 

Themes:

We invite individual paper submissions and panel proposals (with 4 papers) engaging with but not limited to the following themes in relation to the Mediterranean Basin:

 

  • Economics and Politics of Energy Transition
  • Energy Politics and Economics
  • Social Dimension of Energy Transition
  • Gender and Renewable Energy Transition
  • Politics and Economics of Climate Change
  • Political Ecology
  • Energy Security
  • Energy and Environmental Movements
  • Energy and Environmental Conflicts
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Migration
  • Politics of Resource Use and Waste
  • International and Local Water Politics

 

Dates: 4-5 June 2020

Venue: Yaşar University, Izmir, Turkey

Main Theme: Renewable Energy and the Environment: Social, Political and Economic Dimensions

Keynote Speaker: Ümit Şahin

Abstract Proposal Deadline: 15 February 2020

Address for Abstract Submissions: cms@yasar.edu.tr

Conference Fee: Conference participation is free of charge. We will cover lunch costs.

Accommodation: We will not be able to cover accommodation costs. However, accommodation close to Yaşar University campus can be arranged for the participants by the organization team.

Language: We will accept abstracts both in English (preferred) and Turkish. Simultaneous translation will not be available.

 

 

For additional information about the conference and the venue, please contact the organizers: cms@yasar.edu.tr