International Seminar on "Northeast India and its International Neighbors: New Directions"

Date: 27-28, 2018

Venue: NEHU Campus, Shillong

The Department of Political Science, North-Eastern Hill University will be organizing a two-day seminar as part of its UGC-SAP on 27-28 March 2018. The seminar aims at bringing together scholars in the field for an intensive discussion on the following: 1. Border and Sovereignty: In what ways do sovereign states reach out to their borderlands and their neighboring countries? 2. Politics of gateway: what are the manifestations of border politics? 3. Border community: How does flow of goods and people affect the ecology of border towns and th e livelihoods of border communities? 4. India's neighborhood policy : How can Northeast Indian states act as the space to bring about a better network of interconnections, develop cross border linkages, bilateral ties etc., with its International neighbors?

Invitation for Abstracts

The Department of Political Science calls for abstracts (200 words) of original research papers from scholars and academicians on the above themes from India and abroad by 1 February 2018, 1700 hours, IST). The accepted abstracts will be notified by 9 February 2018. The last date of Submission of working paper (3000 words) is 10 March 2018. Abstracts can be submitted to the Email:


The participants whose abstracts have been accepted will need to complete registration by 10 March 2018. Registration fees for participants from India and Abroad is 2000 IN R (With accommodation) and for local participants is 1000 INR (Without accommodation). Registration charges cover the cost of  conference  kit, food expenses and accommodation for three days. No TA/ DA will be given to paper presenters. The method of payment of Registration fee will be intimated later.

All the international participants are requested to make their own budgetary arrangements for international travel. Free transportation will be arranged for all the international participants between Guwahati (Borjhar Airport) and Shillong during their arrival and departure. Such facility will be provided subject to the confirmati on of their travel plans (flight number, date of arrival and date of departure) well in advance of a week days of their travel.

Important Dates:

Conference on 27-28 March 2018.
Last date for submission of Abstracts (200 words): 1-February 2018. 
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 9-February 2018.
Last date of submission of working Paper (3000 words) : 10- March 2018.
Conference Registration : 10 March 2018. Those willing to register after the last date of registration will have to pay additional Rs 200/-.

Dr. Munmun Majumdar
Seminar Coordinator

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