Fifth Oceanic Conference on International Studies - OCIS


Dear Colleague,

We invite you to join us for the Fifth Oceanic Conference on International Studies OCIS to be held in Sydney 18-20 July 2012. Hosted by the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and Macquarie University, the conference will be on the University of Sydney’s main campus.
The conference is the Fifth OCIS, a biennial event which is an initiative that brings together the growing community of international studies researchers in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific, and the wider region. The inaugural OCIS conference was held at the Australian National University in 2004 and has since been hosted by other Australian universities and most recently by the University of Auckland in 2010.
The conference will address a wide range of themes including:

  • Asia Pacific issues
  • gender and feminism
  • global governance, international law and international society
  • international history, diplomacy and foreign policy
  • international political economy
  • international relations theory and methods
  • international security
  • justice and rights, normative theory and international ethics
  • north-south relations
  • peace and conflict
  • post-colonialism and indigenous politics
  • regions and regionalism.


The deadline for abstracts and panel proposals is: November 1 2011

Send abstracts and panel proposals to:

More information about the conference, including registration closing dates, and accommodation advice, will be available on our website (coming soon!): www.ocis.org.au

We hope you will join us for this exciting event!

Conference organising committee:

  • Dr Kate Barclay (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Dr Charlotte Epstein (University of Sydney)
  • Dr Penny Griffin (University of New South Wales)
  • Associate Professor Ben Goldsmith (University of Sydney)
  • Dr Justin Hastings (University of Sydney)
  • Professor Stephanie Lawson (Macquarie University)
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor (University of Sydney)
  • Dr Susan Park (Organising Committee Chair, University of Sydney)
  • Dr Jamie Reilly (University of Sydney)
  • Dr Liz Thurbon (University of New South Wales)