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Call for Papers Belgrade Security Forum 2013 "Transformation of State and Professional Practices in International Security" Co-organized by Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence and the European Movement in Serbia 19-21 September, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Belgrade, Serbia www.belgradeforum.org www.bezbednost.org The organizers of the Belgrade Security Forum have the pleasure of inviting scholars and researchers to submit their proposal papers for the academic portion of the third Belgrade Security Forum (BSF) to be held on 19-21 September 2013. The topic of this year’s academic event is Transformation of State and Professional Practices in International Security. Drawing on insights from International Relations, Security Studies and Sociology of Professions, this conference wishes to raise the following questions: What are the consequences of state transformation on professional international security practices such as the military, the police and diplomacy? What is the impact of privatization of international security on those professions? Is the social standing and autonomy of these professions intact or are they being challenged by the deep transformation of the field of international security? How are their professional culture and ethos affected by new technological and political transformations? All submissions must include the applicant’s CV (two pages at most) attached to his/her paper proposal (up to 400 words). Submissions should be made electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, and titled “Call for paper proposals for BSF 2013”. Deadline for submissions is 1 May 2013. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. All successful candidates will be contacted by 20 May. The organizers will provide financial support for travel and accommodation expenses of selected participants on a need basis that should be explicitly stated in the application. After the conference, all the papers will be peer-reviewed for publication in the Journal of Regional Security. --