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Disrupting Thinking Research Event


5th to 7th October, 2022


UPF Barcelona School of Management

Disrupting Thinking Research Event

The Disruptive Thinking Research Event dedicated to "Geo-economics and Geopolitics of Sustainability: A Multidimensional Approach", organised within the Agbar Chair of International Studies in Institutional Communication for Development and Sustainable Growth of the UPF Barcelona School of Management (UPF-BSM), directed and coordinated by Prof. Toni Aira and Prof. Daniel Rajmil, will begin on 6 October in Barcelona. 

This research event, arranged in collaboration with the Technological University of Dublin (TU); the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC); the University of Limerick and the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, aims to bring together academics and practitioners willing to share their experiences and discuss the effects of climate change on the geo-economics and geo-politics of sustainability.

The event will welcome submissions exploring the many forms and realities of new interactions between geopolitical and geo-economic implications in conflict and peace processes as well as its political communication and global diplomatic repercussions.

This event aims to bring together academics and practitioners willing to discuss the effects of climate change on the geo-economics and geo-politics of sustainability

Virtual presentations will be part of our communication and dissemination approach and would be considered to accommodate cases where researchers cannot join us in UPF-BSM in Barcelona. We are working hard to ensure that this research event is all inclusive to make sure that we foster face-to-face and virtual discussions.

In this sense, Disrupting Thinking research event aims to distinguish from the format of “traditional research conferences”. We seek to develop and nurture a network of researchers that think out of the box. The political science and economic fields need disruptive critical thinking and contributions from different disciplines and fields that bring new perspectives and challenge existing knowledge and the status quo. 

Thus, the aim of the UPF-BSM is to offer a forum that enables and encourages innovative and disruptive studies that challenge and bring new perspectives to the way we engage with research in the geopolitical and geoeconomics field through and economic and socio-political approach that considers the environmental dimension

Call for papers

  • Research contributions-submissions abstracts deadline: 29th of September
  • Full submissions of papers: 2nd October

Research Contributions Guidelines

  • Deadline for Research Contributions (Brief Outline): 15th July
  • Notification of Acceptance: 25th July
  • Deadline for Paper: 29th September

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