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• Geopolitics Towards Future


Geographical section, Faculty of Political Science – University Niccolò Cusano – Rome, Italy

International Geographical Union – Commission on Political Geography

Società Geografica Italiana



International Conference “Geopolitics Towards Future”

Rome, Italy,

Monday 2nd – Wednesday 4th

September 2013


First Circular – Call for Papers


The Faculty of Political Science of the University Niccolò Cusano – Rome, toghether with the Commission on Political Geography of the International Geographical Union, Società Geografica Italiana and Associazione Italiana di Cartografia (AIC), is organising the International Conference “Geopolitics  Towards Future”.

The Conference will be held starting September 2nd until September 4th 2013 in Rome, in the Niccolò Cusano University Campus, via don Carlo Gnocchi 3.


The main topic of the Conference is the “future”, new scenarios and new problems. The approach is mainly geopolitical, geoeconomical and interdisciplinary. The globalized world extensively investigated by experts is going through a long period of crisis. The exit of the crisis is expected and there are many ideas about how to solve it. Serious problems such as resources, the environment and geopolitical scenarios both dynamic and complex as, for example, the endless Arab winter, the islamisation of central Africa, Chinafrica, BRICS; all these need to be studied accurately. Geographers are like doctors at the sickbed of  a world: which are their new prescriptions and their diagnoses? The geographical methodology, the skills acquired throughout the long history of geographical knowledge are instruments that are usable to understand today’s world and its future?

These are the topics that will be discussed in three days of meetings, round tables and seminars. We hope to find an answer.

A selection of papers will be published.

The Conference will be structured into 3 subsequent sessions:

–       Session A

–       September 2nd: Seminar “Geopolitics Towards Future” for doctoral students of the Central European Universities Consortium and will be open to all doctoral and PHD students interested.

–       Session B

–       September 3rd: The traditional meeting of human geographers of the Adriatic region “Adriatic Forum 2013” on “Global integration and networks”. Main Topics: Integration and corridors (Round Table); energy and energy securitization; transportations; planning and cross-border relations; coast management; harbour connections; sea corridors; tourism.

–       Session C

–       September 4th: The symposium on “Global Trends in Political Geography for the 21st Century”. Main Topics: globalization and crisis (Round Table); lost wars; energy and energy securitization; energy and environment; environment; democracy and participation; unemployment; urban security; famine; migrations; integration and diversity; after the Arab spring; Islam and Africa; Chinafrica; BRICS; Middle East problems


Organizing Committee:


Prof. Maria Paola Pagnini, Prof. Anton Gosar, Prof. Milan Bufon, Prof. Michel Korinman.




Registration form: 31st July

Abstract (max 1 page): 31st July

Final paper: 31st July


Registration form and abstracts must be sent to:

Organizing Committee for the International Conference “Geopolitics Towards Future”

(dr. Giuseppe Puligheddu)

Faculty of Political Science – University Niccolò Cusano

Via don Carlo Gnocchi, 3 00186 Rome



All who are interested in geopolitics and geoeconomics are invited to attend the conference. It does not matter which academic discipline you belong to. Interdisciplinary approaches are much appreciated and could be topics in themselves. Certificates of attendances will be released.

Papers selected by the Organizing Committee will  be published in the Proceedings of the Conference.


Languages: English and French



Niccolò Cusano Campus, student residence

Bedrooms with two bunk beds

From Sunday night 1st September to Saturday night 7th September……………………….200 euro


Casa “Severino Fabriani”  via don Carlo Gnocchi, 70 (five walk minutes from the Campus)

12 single bedroom with breakfast……………………………………35  euro /day

12 three bedrooms with breakfast……………………………………90 euro/day

plus 2 euro 1 person/1 night as municipal tax. Children under 10 years do not pay.


Meal  at Niccolò Cusano Campus ……………………………………5 euro


The Campus can be reached by line A of the Rome Underground and bus n. 146 from Battistini Station. There is also a “Cusano” shuttle-bus every half hour from Battistini Station.

How to reach Termini Station from Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino Airport: please have a look at , then you can take line A of the Rome Underground (Battistini direction) and bus n. 146 from Battistini Station.

How to reach Termini Station from Ciampino Airport: please have a look at , then you can take line A of the Rome Underground (Battistini direction) and bus n. 146 from Battistini Station. Otherwise you may reach Anagnina Station you can take line A of the Rome Underground (Battistini direction) and bus n. 146 from Battistini Station; for this possibility please look .

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