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S3C Conference: Addressing Complex and Evolving Threats in the 21st Century

Date & Time:
March 16, 2017 - 8:00 am to March 17, 2017 - 9:00 pm
University of Calgary

The students at the Centre for Military, Security & Strategic Studies will be hosting the 19th Annual Graduate Strategic Studies Conference March 16th-17th, 2017, at the University of Calgary. We host presenters, researchers, keynote speakers, from all over Canada and the world, along with representatives from the Canadian Armed Forces, Department of National Defence, foreign Armed Forces, and a wide range of security professionals globally.

This year’s conference theme is Addressing Complex and Evolving Threats in the 21st Century. Increasingly, the challenges government, military and security entities face are multi-faceted, including not only traditional armed forces, but also unconventional weapons, terrorism, mass-migration, resource management, extremes in nature, and new domains of warfare. We welcome researchers from both traditional and non-traditional security fields to share their expertise and insights into how to address these increasingly more complex threats together. The conference will provide a forum for a wide range of perspectives, including history, political science, anthropology, sociology, medicine, psychology, computer science, law, social work, engineering, chemical and physical sciences, and many others. The conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of study.

Suggested topics include, but are certainly not limited to: Emerging Threats to Civilian Populations, Refugees and Humanitarian Aid, Natural Disasters and Epidemics in a Defence Context, New Technologies and Applications, the Cyber Domain, Unmanned Systems, the Evolution and Practice of Intelligence, the Evolving Battlefield, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Space Weaponization, Cyber and Space Diplomacy, Health and War, Peacekeeping, Irregular Warfare, the Canadian Military, Canadian Defence Modernization, Geopolitical Issues, Strategic Thought, and Historical Perspectives on Evolving Threats.