Caspian Policy Center (CPC) Announces the 2018 International Caspian Research Award
Caspian Policy Center (CPC) invites interested scholars, experts, diplomats and business leaders, whose concentration involves the Caspian region, to participate in our research award. Submitted articles must be 3000 words (8-10 pages) original, thought-provoking, unpublished pieces and adhere to the conventions of the Chicago Manual Style. Along with the manuscript, the applicants should also include their name, email, university or affiliation, a short bio, a CV and the title of their paper with an abstract of 250 words or less.
CPC will award selected researchers and publish the winning essays. CPC Research Award entails a prize for the individuals making a unique contribution to the scholarly understanding of the Caspian region. The awardees will be selected by the CPC advisory board.
The total prize for the top essay is $1000. The second and third ones will receive a prize of $750 and $500 accordingly.
The top three awardees will also be offered a CPC non-resident fellowship affiliation for three to six months.
The deadline for the receipt of the papers is March 10, 2018.
Submitted papers will be reviewed by the advisory board and the authors will be notified by March 20, 2018.
Selected manuscripts will go through a series of editorial modification.
Papers can be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to
1725 Eye ST NW Suite 300
Washington DC, 20006
For potential questions contact us at email@example.com or (202) 349-3762
Symposium on Grid Security: When Critical Energy Infrastructure and Big Data Converge
Event by the Center for Energy Science and Policy (CESP) at the Schar School of Policy and Government
Arlington, Va. (10 Oct. 2017). The Center for Energy Science, and Policy (CESP) a joint-initiative of the Schar School of Policy and Government and the College of Science at George Mason University presents, “Symposium on Grid Security: When Critical Energy Infrastructure and Big Data Converge” on Wednesday 25 Oct. 2017 (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) at George Mason University’s Arlington campus.
The event is hosted by Co-Director Center for Energy Science and Policy (CESP), Ambassador Richard D. Kauzlarich
The event advances understanding of the opportunities and challenges connected with multiple technologies that are transforming the electrical grid systems such as how to frame grid security for scholarship and research and the nuanced nexus of cyber and grid security.
The full-day event will explore grid security challenges and how to address them. Furthermore, the panels will discuss the policy impact of decentralized and digitized grid structures and the security concerns it raises in the age of big data.
The panelists at the event represent the National Defense University, government laboratories and agencies, Mason faculty engaged in cyber and grid security, and the private sector.
Some of the highlights of the event include discussion on:
- Framing Grid Security for Research and Scholarship
- Cyber and Grid Security: Digitalization and Decentralization of the Grid
- Grid Security: Between Hype and Heads-in-the-Sand
The event is free, but please register in advance here.
DATE: Wednesday, 25 October 2017
TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Founders Hall Auditorium, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 (Virginia Square Metro Stop)
For more information, please contact Joel Hicks: firstname.lastname@example.org or Samantha Cooke: email@example.com, or visit our website at cesp.gmu.edu.
About the Schar School
Located in the Schar School, CESP is a university-wide center focused on delivering scientific innovations and policy recommendations for energy security, sustainability and resilience. CESP addresses resiliency and security issues with thoughtful analysis and integration of science and policy to meet local, state, federal and international needs – whether in minimizing water demands, enhancing efficiency, exploring technological and energy policy alternatives.
George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government prepares undergraduate and graduate students to be leaders and managers who solve problems and advance the public good in all sectors and levels of government—in the United States and throughout the world. The mission of the Schar School of Policy and Government is to advance the public good. We provide our students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to become leaders and managers in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Our students’ commitment to public service exceeds far beyond their profession spheres — to the regional, national, and global communities.