The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History promotes the study of recent international events from a historical perspective. We also bring together the world of the scholar and that of the policymaker and practitioner. Our activities include undergraduate and graduate teaching, conferences and public lectures by scholars and policymakers, and publications based on original research.

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Grad Student Forum Call for Papers

As part of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History’s ongoing efforts to bring together an interdisciplinary scholarly community of those interested in and studyingcontemporary international relations, we seek proposals from graduate students interested in presenting their research during the 2017–2018 academic year. The Contemporary International History Graduate Research Forum is designed to provide graduate students from the University of Toronto and elsewhere with an opportunity to present their original research. Presenters will be invited to speak for 30–45 minutes followed by questions and discussion. Those working on topics of international relations, international history, and international law are encouraged to apply.

For those interested in participating in the 2017–2018 graduate research forum, applications should be submitted by Monday, August 14, 2017. To apply, please submit a paper title, abstract (250-300 words), and a brief biography. Applications and questions should be directed to Susie Colbourn ( or Katie Davis (

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