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International Boundaries Research Unit Conference: 'The State of Sovereignty'

1st April 2009

We are pleased to announce that the programme for IBRU's forthcoming conference 'The State of Sovereignty' sponsored by Ophir Energy (to be held at Durham University on 1-3 April 2009) is now available.

More than 90 speakers from 30 countries will lead 26 sessions over three days exploring a diverse range of themes - from 'failing' states to disputed maritime space to cartographies of sovereignty - and regional issues from the Arctic to the Middle East to Western Sahara. The full conference programme plus paper abstracts can be viewed online at http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/conferences/sos. A PDF brochure containing the programme plus administrative information can also be downloaded from the conference website.

For full-time university researchers and teachers the conference fee is GBP 395 for bookings confirmed by 13 February 2009, and GBP 495 thereafter. The fee for full-time students is GBP 265 (no 'early bird' deadline applies to this rate). For other participants, the fee is GBP 695 for bookings confirmed by 13 February and GBP 795 thereafter. These are _all-inclusive_ rates which cover three nights' accommodation and meals throughout the conference, including a gala dinner in Durham Castle on 2 April.

'SoS' promises to be a highly stimulating event and we hope that many of you will be able join us as we celebrate 20 years of boundary studies in Durham. To register you interest in attending the conference, please complete the booking form on the conference website or contact ibru-events@durham.ac.uk.

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