About OCIS

The seventh OCIS  builds on previous successful conferences held at the Australian National University (2004), the University of Melbourne (2006 and 2014), the University of Queensland (2008), the University of Auckland (2010), and the University of Sydney (2012), and brings Oceania’s largest conference on  International Studies back to Brisbane.  The purpose of OCIS is to showcase the variety of world-class research conducted in the region and build scholarly networks and relationships.  Scholars from further afield are welcome.
 
OCIS is a general conference that will address a wide range of themes including:
 
• Asia Pacific Issues
• Gender and Feminism
• Global Governance, International Law and International Society
• International History, Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• International Political Economy
• International Relations Theory and Methods
• International Security
• Justice and Rights, Normative Theory and International Ethics
• North-South Relations
• Peace and Conflict
• Post-colonialism and Indigenous Rights
• Regions and Regionalism
 
Papers and panels are not limited to the themes identified here. Participants have been invited to submit panel or paper proposals presenting original research on any topic under the International Studies umbrella.