9th Biennial Oceanic Conference on International Studies

Monday 7 – Wednesday 9 December 2020
Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Conference postponed – new dates are Mon 7 to Wed 9 December

As of Friday 20 March we have decided to postpone the conference until Mon 7 – Wed 9 December 2020.

Please see our Contingency Planning Update page for the full announcement, and details on how the OCIS 2020 Organising Committee are responding to the COVID-19 situation.

Already registered? We hope you can make the new dates.

If you have already registered for the June conference, please get in touch with the company handling our registrations, Conlog, by Tuesday 30 June 2020 to confirm or cancel your conference registration: OCIS2020@conlog.com.au 

Oceania Book Prize for International Studies – nominations close 31 March 2020.

The closing date for nominations for the Book Prize is the end of this month. See the nomination guidelines on the Prizes page. Please note: Three (3) hard copies of the nominated book need to reach Canberra, Brisbane and USA by the due date.

Registrations – temporarily suspended as of 23 June 2020

Due to the continuing impact of COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending registrations while we decide next steps for the OCIS 2020 Conference in December. If there are any changes to the conference we will be in touch with the delegates immediately.

ECR First Books Reception – nominations close 30 September 2020.

A reception to honour first books by Early Career Researchers will be hosted on the Tuesday evening at OCIS 2020.
To nominate your book to be featured as part of the reception, see the guidelines on the ECR page. and email ocis2020@anu.edu.au before 30 September 2020.

Notifications have all been sent out.

Notifications of acceptance of paper and panel proposals were all sent out by Friday 28 February.
Notifications of travel bursary and scholarship recipients were all sent out by Monday 2 March.
If you have not received a notification, please email ocis2020@conlog.com.au

Key dates for OCIS 2020

  • Call for proposals Closed
  • Travel bursary and scholarship applications
  • Early Bird Registrations open
    Late February 2020
  • Notification of acceptance of proposals
    Sent by 28 February
  • Notification of bursaries and scholarships
    Sent 2 March
  • ECR Women Mentoring Workshop EoI due
    17 March 2020
  • Announcement of date change to December
    20 March 2020
  • Oceania Book Prize nominations due
    31 March 2020
  • Current registrants confirm or cancel by
    31 May 2020
  • Registrations – temporarily suspended
  • ECR First Books Reception nominations by
    31 September 2020
  • Best PhD Paper Prize, submit full paper by
    7 November 2020

[These dates and times are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) UTC/GMT +11:00 up until Sunday 5th April, when we revert back to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) UTC/GMT +10:00]


Please email: OCIS2020@anu.edu.au


Deputy Chair
Professor Evelyn Goh

Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies,
Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs,
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Evelyn Goh is the Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies at the Australian National University, where she is also Research Director of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre. Her research areas include international relations theory, East Asian security and politics, and diplomatic history. She is co-Editor of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations book series and Convenor of the Graduate Research and Development Network on Asian Security.

Professor Toni Erskine

Director, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs,
Professor of International Politics,
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Toni Erskine is Professor of International Politics and Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. She is also Editor of International Theory: A Journal of International Politics, Law, and Philosophy and Associate Fellow of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge.

Deputy Chair
Professor Ben Goldsmith

Professor of International Relations,
School of Politics and International Relations,
ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

Benjamin E. Goldsmith is a Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. His research is in the areas of international conflict, international public opinion, and atrocity forecasting. He is a founding member of the executives of the Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science and the Pacific International Politics Conference, a member of the Asian Political Methodology Meeting executive and an editor of the Japanese Journal of Political Science.

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