Call For Communications – Student Competition for 2023 Colloquium

Émile Lambert-Deslandes

The RAS/NSA is pleased to announce its student competition for its 2023 Colloquium, to be held on December 12 and 13, through this Call for Communications. This call is open to all Emerging Scholars of the Network, as well as doctoral or master’s students who are not yet members* but whose work is related to the themes listed below. You are invited to submit a 200-word abstract (including a title) on one of the following themes: (1) inter-state competition/collaboration over natural resources, (2) the role of non-aligned states in great power competition, and (3) the emergence of new technological and governance frontiers. Submissions will be reviewed by the Network’s team and three finalists will be selected. These finalists will be invited to present at the annual colloquium in Ottawa, as part of the panels on the themes mentioned. The presentations will be evaluated by the Network’s executive team, and will be eligible for the following prizes:

  • 1st place: 500$
  • 2nd place: 300$
  • 3rd place: 200$

Finalists will then be invited to transform their paper into a paper to be published by the RAS/NSA. Proposals will be received and reviewed by the RAS team on an ongoing basis until October 31, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Émile Lambert-Deslandes (

Please submit your proposal

* If you are not yet an Emerging Scholar within the RAS/NSA but wish to submit a proposal, please attach a short statement of interest and your CV in addition to your abstract. You do not need to be an Emerging Scholar to apply, but your membership of the Network is conditional on your proficiency in French.


Tuesday, October 3 - Tuesday, October 31, 2023


Émile Lambert-Deslandes

Publications Manager

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces / Le Ministère de la Défense nationale et les Forces armées canadiennes