About International Feminist Journal of Politics Conference 18-19th June

We are pleased to announce that the 4th Annual International Feminist Journal of Politics Conference will be held at the University of Queensland on 18-19 June, 2015. Reflecting the significance of 2015 as a year which marks the 20th anniversary of UN Fourth World Conference for Women’s Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), the 15th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security, and the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals project, our conference theme is “The Difference that Gender makes to International Peace and Security”.  This conference will bring together international and regional feminist researchers and practitioners to deliberate on this theme and other questions relevant to the global standing of women. Papers will be drawn from the fields of politics and international relations, peace and conflict studies, international law, development studies, health, and cultural studies.

To assist our final conference planning we encourage all participants to the conference to register here by 30 May 2015.


We welcome a strong participation from postgraduate and undergraduate students at this event and have developed a scale of conference fees to make this possible.  Please note that conference registration includes includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for both conference days as well as attendance at a keynote cocktail reception on evening of 18 June.

For any queries please contact conference organisers at ifjp2015@uq.edu.au.

More information about the conference

Keynote speakers


Ms Gaynel Curry, Gender and Women's Rights Advisor to the UN Office of the
High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

  • Keynote Plenary on evening of 18 June 2015 5.30-7.00pm


Hon. Shannon Fentiman, Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Queensland Government.

  • Opening Address to Conference participants on morning of 18 June 2015.

Capt. Jennifer Wittwer, Director National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security, Australian Defence Force.

  • Morning Keynote to Conference participants on morning of 18 June 2015.


Conference Program



The full conference program including final schedule of activities, abstracts and presenter's bio information is located here.


Conference Venue

The conference plenary and parallel sessions will be held at the Women’s College within the campus of the University of Queensland. This venue is within easy walking distance of university bus and ferry terminals.


Conference Fees

We encourage and welcome a strong participation from academics, civil society, government and postgraduate and undergraduate students at this event.

Casual/ Sessional Academics: ​$120.00

Civil Society $120.00
Civil Society $80.00 per day



We have secured an agreement with a range of hotels in central Brisbane (see map) who will offer corporate rates for conference participants.

The prices we indicate here are accurate as at October 2014 but may be subject to change. (Please be advised that accommodation prices in Brisbane tend to be high in comparison to other cities).



The conference will be held at the St Lucia Campus of the University of Queensland.  We recommend using public transport to travel to UQ (St Lucia) as roads can become heavily congested in the university precinct during peak hours.  The Brisbane City Cat ferry service runs along the Brisbane River and will allow you to travel from stops at Southbank, the City Centre, and Eagle Street directly to the University of Queensland (allow between 40-60 minutes). For departure and arrival times please use the Journey Planner at translink.com.au



Rydges Southbank: ​​​$306.00

Stamford Plaza (City):​​​ $270.00

Mantra Southbank: ​​​$259.00

The Manor (City)​​​: $215.00

Grand Chancellor (City)​​​: $203.00

Chasely apartments (Auchenflower): ​$150.00

Hilton Brisbane (Conference code GIFJA)

We look forward to welcoming you to UQ in June 2015.

Sara Davies, Nicole George and Jacqui True.