15 - 17 June 2011


The 8th CEEISA 
convention follows the previous conventions held in Prague (1999), Warsaw (2000),  Moscow (2002), Budapest (2003) , Tartu (2006) , Wroclaw (2007) , and St.Petersburg (2009).  The 2011 CEEISA conference will address the question of the old and new forms of political community and critically re-examine the notion of a ‘post-Westphalian’ world that is often advanced as a description of contemporary global reality. Among the core issues to discuss will be the relevance of the inside/outside divide that has constitutive significance for the entire discipline of International Relations.
(Turkish: İstanbul, historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople) provides an excellent setting for this convention. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and fourth largest city  in the world with a population of 12.8 million, making it the second largest metropolitan area in Europe. Istanbul is also a megacity, as well as the cultural, economic, and financial centre of Turkey. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country. It extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) sides of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents.
In its long history, Istanbul has served as the capital city of the Roman Empire (330–395), the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). The city was chosen as the European Capital of Culture for 2010.

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