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Cross-posted from the BISA List: Call for Papers: Conference on the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, 28-29 January 2010 We invite abstracts from both advanced research postgraduate students and established researchers for our multidisciplinary conference on 'After the Stockholm Programme: An Area of Freedom, Security and Justice in the European Union?', to be held at the University of Salford (Greater Manchester) on 28-29 January 2010. With the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December 2009 and the adoption of the Stockholm programme expected later in December 2009, it is time to both take stock of the achievements of the Hague Programme and reflect upon the changes and developments we may expect in the EU internal security policies in the years to come. In addition to plenary sessions on horizontal and institutional issues, this conference will be organised around thematic panels on the various policies that are part of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ), such as counter-terrorism, criminal justice cooperation, police cooperation, borders, asylum and migration. Confirmed speakers include: Professor Andrew Geddes, University of Sheffield Professor Theodora Kostakopolou, University of Manchester Professor Juliet Lodge, University of Leeds Professor Thierry Balzacq, Namur University/Sciences Po Paris Dr Eiko Thielemann, LSE Dr Maria O'Neill, University of Abertay Dundee Dr Javier Argomaniz, University of St Andrew Ms Maria Fletcher, University of Glasgow Dr Oldrich Bures, Metropolitan University Prague Mr Wouter Van De Rijt, Secretariat of the Council of the European Union Mr Christian Krappitz, Representation of the European Commission in the UK (tbc) We welcome paper proposals on any aspect of the AFSJ engaging with past and future development of the area, in particular - papers seeking to assess the extent to which an 'Area of Freedom, Security and Justice' has been created; -papers dealing with individual AFSJ policies, such as: asylum, migration, borders, criminal justice and police cooperation, counter-terrorism and intelligence cooperation; - papers examining the roles of various political actors in the development of the AFSJ (EU institutions, Member States, civil society, third states); - the impact of the AFSJ on national policies. We welcome contributions from all disciplinary perspectives. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send the following information to the organisers Dr Christian Kaunert (email@example.com) and Dr Sarah Leonard (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 18 December 2009: 1. an abstract of up to 250 words 2. your contact details: a. Name b. Institution c. Full Postal Address d. Email address Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions. Best regards, Christian Kaunert & Sarah Leonard Dr Christian Kaunert Lecturer in EU Politics & International Relations Programme Leader MA Terrorism and Security Joint Editor Journal of Contemporary European Research Executive Committee Member UACES (University Association for Contemporary European Studies) School of English, Sociology, Politics and Contemporary History University of Salford Crescent House The Crescent Salford, M5 4WT Greater Manchester, United Kingdom E-mail: email@example.com Tel.: +44(0)161 295 4839