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Workshops on International Relations (WIRE)

Call for proposals

       The Design of Environmental Agreements

13th WIRE (Workshop on International Relations)

Québec, August 26-27 2019

Analytical theme

This workshop seeks to break new ground in research on the design of environmental agreements. We welcome papers looking at any design features of environmental agreements, informed by any theoretical framework and building on any type of methodological approach. Since this is not a collective research project and we do not have plans for a collective publication, we do not strive to achieve theoretical coherence among the various contributions. Instead we hope to bring together diverse perspectives on the design of environmental agreements.

Workshop format

As with previous WIRE editions (, the number of participants will be limited to twenty, full papers will be distributed 3 weeks before the event, and authors will only speak at the closure of the one-hour group discussion of their paper. This format offers an opportunity for in-depth discussions, provides authors with detailed feedback, and allows participants to get acquainted in an informal setting.

Submission of proposals

To submit a proposal, send a short summary (max 300 words) and full-contact information by email to by April 5th, 2019. Authors will be informed by the selection committee of its decision by April 12th, 2019. Selected candidates are expected to send a complete version of their papers by August 11th, 2019. Due to the format of the workshop, authors who fail to send their paper on time will have to be removed from the program.

Practical details

Meals, accommodation, and travel costs will be covered for all participants. There is no registration fee. The workshop will take place in the beautiful Charlevoix region (where the G7 met in June 2018) at the  Germain hotel,

Workshop organizers

Jean-Frédéric Morin (Laval University, Canada)

Claire Peacock (Laval University and Simon Fraser University, Canada)