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SUMMER SCHOOL ON HUMAN RIGHTS 2018 ( JULY 1-5, 2018, BANGLADESH)

Venue:  Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Date:  1-5 July 2018

 
About the Summer School

The Summer School will act as a platform for delegates from various countries to  come forward and learn about protection and enforcement of Human Rights in their respective countries. The content for the school is developed by experts of Human Rights and the content has been developed keeping in mind the needs and circumstances of different countries. The delegates will also get a opportunity to discuss the situation prevailing in their country and can at the same time suggest the appropriate solution to others.


About the organisers

Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW):  The Institute of Hazrat Mohammad SAW is a research and advocacy think tank committed to peace and human development. Key focus areas of the Institute is human rights including rights of persons with disability, women empowerment and social justice. The Institute possesses over 15 years experience in working on human rights and women empowerment.  It is accredited as a civil society at the World Bank and a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, the largest global sustainability initiative based on the Doctrine of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

Knowledge Steez: It is an organisation which has been actively involved in Human Rights  campaigns in India as well as in some other countries like Nepal, Turkey, Romania, Nigeria etc.  Apart from conducting legal awareness workshops, conferences, social awareness campaigns, we are also doing some research projects on Human Rights. Our team comprises of experts is Human Rights who have the exposure of conditions prevailing in various counties and they will be the trainers for the Summer School.

 

Brief Overview

Introduction to Human Rights and Course Overview 
This module provides with the overview of core concepts of Human Rights. It then moves onto covering various issues in the contemporary global human rights agenda, such as migration, terrorism, anti-corruption, intellectual property, the environment, and the rights of women and children.

Various aspects of Human Rights: Human Rights’ relation with other Disciplines Human Rights and Development Human Rights and the International System Human Rights and International Law Development Theories and their Implications for Human Rights

State Actors and Non- State Actors
State Duty to Protect Human Rights
The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights
Victims’ Access to Remedy

Societal Problems
Poverty, underdevelopment and illiteracy
Women, children and the disadvantaged groups

Contemporary Issues and New Borns
A Discussion on Liability of Corporations for Human Right Violations
Business and Human Rights
Climate Refugees – A Discussion
Freedom of expression and public protest
Human rights and democracy
Human Rights of Accused
Other such topics

 

Who can participate

Students
Professors, Faculty members
Human Rights Activists
Anyone who is interested in learning about Human Rights
 

Other Instructions

Accommodation will not be provided to all the participants. Only those who opt for accommodation will be provided with accommodation.
The organisers will only provide a letter for VISA purposes. Apart from this, the organisers will not take any responsibility for VISA of the participant.
Accommodation will be provided on twin sharing basis.
The registration fee will not include transportation ( local/ international).
It is advisable for the participants to have a health insurance policy
 

Registration Fee

– Delegates from Bangladesh: 10,000 Taka

– Delegates from Bangladesh (with accommodation): 15,000 Taka

– International Delegates (without accommodation): 15,000 Taka

– International Delegates (with accommodation): 20,000 Taka

 

Registration Process

– All those who are interested in attending the Summer School, are requested to fill up the 
Registration Form – After assement of all the forms received, the selected participants will be sent a mail regarding payment details and other important information. – The participants are then required to make the payment of registration fee within stipulated time period. Important Dates Last Date for Payment and Registration: 10 June 2018 Intimation: within 2-3 days Contact Details – Mail ID: summerschoolhr2018@gmail.com – Phone No.: 880 2 55035663, 55035662, 55035664 Mobile No.: Barrister Rizwana Yusuf : +8801713015403 Barrister Reazul Karim : +8801713005300 Ms. Tanim Laila : +8801711504543

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Courses: 2018 Venice Academy of Human Rights

EIUC is glad to announce the launch of its 2018 Venice Academy of Human Rights ( https://eiuc.org/education/summer-shools-and-training-programmes/summer-school/venice-academy-of-human-rights/academy.html ), an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the field of human rights. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research and innovation through the exchange of current knowledge. .

The 2018 Venice Academy of Human Rights will focus on “Migration, Mobility and Diversity: New Horizons for Human Rights”. EIUC is honored to welcome back Professor François Crépeau, former U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants from 2011 to 2017, current Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University, Canada and recently appointed 2017-2018 International Francqui Professor at Université catholique de Louvain, to the Monastery of San Nicolò which he will act as the Academic and Scientific Coordinator of the Academy.

Registration Deadline: 23 May 2018

I would like to invite you and to kindly ask you to share this call with your contacts. You can follow the Venice Academy with the hashtag #VeniceAcademy of #HumanRights on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Instagram.

Thank you for spreading the word!

With my best wishes,
Claudia

Claudia Semeraro
Web Advertising Assistant
EIUC
Monastery of San Nicolò
Riviera San Nicolò, 26
I-30126 Venice Lido, VE
 

IPID News Digest Nr.3 - 2018

  
International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID)
ICT4D Masters Full Scholarship from Manchester University
The 2018 Development Informatics Scholarship covers tuition fees, flights and living costs.  It is available for applicants from Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania or Zambia to Manchester’s one-year MSc ICT4D (http ://www . seed . manchester . ac . uk/study/taught-masters/courses/list/icts-for-development-msc/)
Scholarships include costs of overseas fieldwork (see, e.g. https://twitter . com/hashtag/dig2017_sa).  

Applicants should apply for the scholarship by 27 April.  More information can be found at: https://www . gdi . manchester . ac . uk/study/taught-masters/funding-opportunities/gdi-merit-awards/

New ICT4D Teaching Materials
Key conference/journal/blog sources; class activities; and links to ICT4D videos have been added to the existing teaching slide packs and session guides for those teaching modules or sessions on ICTs and development.

Download at: https://www . routledge . com/Information-and-Communication-Technology-for-Development-ICT4D/Heeks/p/book/9781138101814#eresource

ICT4SDGs – Call for participation
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is pleased to invite you to participate in the ICT④SDGs: ITU Academia Partnership Platform: ICT-enabled Economic Growth, Innovation and Job Creation for Sustainable Development. This event is being organized in London, United Kingdom, by ITU with the generous support of the London School of Economics (LSE), on May 22-23, 2018.

The event will bring together some of the leading scholars and authors of the ITU Book on “ICT- centric economic growth, innovation and job creation” https://www . itu . int/pub/D-GEN-ICT_SDGS . 01-2017. This book highlights the challenges and opportunities that information and communication technologies (ICTs) bring in the areas of innovation, governance, education, job creation and economic growth. ICTs cut across all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are enablers of growth and development. As the international community works towards achieving these goals, it is important to remember that access to ICTs is key to socio-economic as well as sustainable development.

This event will also provide an opportunity for interactive dialogue with authors, and networking, knowledge sharing and partnership opportunities amongst all stakeholders within the ICT-centric ecosystem and the development community. ITU membership from public and private sectors and academics to partners ranging from funding agencies, regional and international organizations to financial institutions amongst others will focus on existing and new complementary areas and perspectives for additional collaborative research and partnerships in the digital ecosystem.

Registration will be carried out exclusively online at the following link http ://www . itu . int/net3/ITU-D/meetings/registration/.

CfP: HICSS-52
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences-52 (HICSS-52)
Minitrack: Advances in Trust, Identity, and Trusted Systems in Technology-Mediated Environments
8-11 January, 2019, Grand Wailea Maui 

Important date:
June 15, 2019            - Paper Submission DEADLINE
August 15, 2019        - Acceptance Notifications
September 15, 2019   - Submission camera-ready paper
October 1, 2019         - Early Registration fee deadline

More info: http ://hicss . hawaii . edu
HICSS Author Guidelines: http ://hicss . hawaii . edu/tracks-and-minitracks/authors/

JISE Publication
The Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE) is pleased to announce
that Volume 29, Issue 1 has been published. The index for all papers in
this issue can be found at http ://jise . org/Volume29/index . html.

Contents of Volume 29, Issue 1 include:
Teaching Tip: Adding Intercultural Communication to an IS Curriculum - http ://jise . org/Volume29/n1/JISEv29n1p1 . html
Alanah Mitchell and Rob Benyon

Teaching Case: Security Breach at Target - http ://jise . org/Volume29/n1/JISEv29n1p11 . html>
Miloslava Plachkinova and Chris Maurer

Teaching Case: MiHotel: Applicant Processing System Design Case
http ://jise . org/Volume29/n1/JISEv29n1p21 . html
Robert E. Miller and Paul Dunn

Student Attitudes toward Information Systems Graduate Program Design and Delivery - http ://jise . org/Volume29/n1/JISEv29n1p25 . html
Mark F. Thouin, William E. Hefley, and Srinivasan Raghunathan

Enhancing and Transforming Global Learning Communities with Augmented Reality - http ://jise . org/Volume29/n1/JISEv29n1p37 . html
Mark Frydenberg and Diana Andone

JISE is the leading academic journal dedicated to IS education and is the
official journal of the Education Special Interest Group (EDSIG) of AITP
(the Association of Information Technology Professionals).

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IPID (www        .        ipid        .        se) is administered by the Örebro University School of Business (www        .        oru        .        se) and sponsored by  the SPIDER - Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (http ://spidercenter        .        org).  If you have any ICT4D-related news, ideas and suggestions about how to develop the network further, please send an e-mail to news[at]ipid.se 
 

WG: ESS Conference 2019 - Call for session proposals now open

 
CALL for SESSION PROPOSALS - NOW OPEN
 
 

The Fourth European Social Survey Conference:

Turbulent Times in Europe: Instability, Insecurity and Inequality

 

24th to 26th of April 2019

 

GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and the University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

 

Europe is going through turbulent times. There is increasing diversity within and between European societies in ethno-cultural, linguistic,

and religious terms, or, more simply, in ways of life and prevailing values. Such diversity is arguably fostering cultural insecurity among

large segments of the population, with backlashes manifesting themselves in different modes of political mobilization.

For many Europeans, stagnating incomes, the perception of increasing social inequalities, transformed labor relations,

and the uncertainty about life prospects have created profound economic insecurities.

The Great Recession and the financial crisis have affected all European societies to different extents.

Resulting concerns about the ability of existing political institutions to manage risk and provide good governance,

or about the ability to hold existing loci of power accountable, have shaken previous allegiances to the political status quo,

whether to mainstream parties, the European Union, or even liberal democracy itself.

Previously trusted sources of information — science, expertise, the mainstream media,

and all sorts of secondary organizations — are now constantly questioned on the basis of their aloofness, irrelevance, or bias.

 

The fourth International ESS Conference will showcase research that uses

data from the European Social Survey (exclusively or in conjuncture with other data) to address the issues mentioned above.

The conference aims to show the depth and breadth of scientifically rigorous research made possible

as a result of the high quality comparative data provided by the ESS.

The conference committee invites leading researchers in their field who are using ESS Data

to submit proposals to organize a conference session. The sessions will shape the call for papers.

 

We seek high-quality comparative research on substantive topics related to general theme of the

conference or on methodological topics emerging from the use of ESS data to address these topics.

 

We welcome proposals including but not limited to the following topics:

Immigration, integration and diversity; Social inequality and stratification; Health; and Political engagement.

 

We also welcome sessions on Social attitudes, norms and values, and in particular:

Family, work, and well-being; Personal and social well-being; Welfare attitudes; and Public attitudes towards climate change.

 

For your session to be considered, please submit an abstract of no more than 400 words (plus 3-5 keywords) outlining the focus of your session.

Abstracts should be emailed to essconference2019@gesis.org by 31.5.2018.

Upon acceptance, your session will be advertised in an open call for papers that will be issued in July 2018 (closing in September 2018).

 
As Session organizers, you will be expected to encourage paper submissions to your session, review paper proposals, liaise with presenters and the conference organizers, and chair your session during the conference. The conference committee recommends that the sessions will include no more than 4 presentations. For more Information about the conference please see the ESS webpage (www.europeansocialsurvey.org) or email essconference2019@gesis.org
Dr. Heike Wirth
GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
German Microdata Lab
Postfach 12 21 55
D-68072 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 621 1246 269
Fax: +49 621 1246 100
Email: heike.wirth@gesis.org
http://www.gesis.org/
 

Apply Now for ICNC Curriculum Fellowship Program

Apply by May 13 for the
ICNC Curriculum Fellowship Program
ICNC is launching the fifth annual call for its Curriculum Fellowship program supporting college and university instructors, as well as adult educators and trainers, to develop and teach full courses or units on civil resistance.

This year, we are offering the Curriculum Fellowship to support courses in three different formats:
​classroom-based courses
online-led courses
hybrid (online & classroom) courses
We will be accepting up to 7 educators (or teams) from around the world into the Curriculum Fellowship program to develop and teach courses on civil resistance in Summer/Fall terms in 2018 or Winter/Spring terms in 2019.  
 
Fellows receive a $1,300 stipend and ICNC staff assistance in curriculum development for each accepted curriculum proposal.

Which course format do you want to apply for?
Design and teach a classroom-based civil resistance course
Design and teach an online civil resistance course
Design and teach a hybrid civil resistance course

Application Deadline: May 13, 2018
ICNC Academic Calls

 

Publications on African climate and decision-making contexts for adaptation planning

Dear colleagues
 
The UMFULA project is part of the Future Climate for Africa programme, an international programme that aims to generate higher quality, more useful information about the future climate and its impacts, and to make climate information more tailored and accessible to planners in sub-Saharan Africa and more specifically in Central and Southern Africa.
 
Here are some of our recent publications
 
African climate
Future precipitation projections over central and southern Africa and the adjacent Indian Ocean: What causes the changes and the uncertainty?
On the Likelihood of Tropical–Extratropical Cloud Bands in the South Indian Convergence Zone during ENSO Events
The Influence of Atmospheric Rivers over the South Atlantic on Winter Rainfall in South Africa
 
Decision-making contexts for adaptation planning in central and southern Africa
Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa
How do sectoral policies support climate compatible development? An empirical analysis focusing on southern Africa
Climate change and the water–energy–food nexus: insights from policy and practice in Tanzania
 
Please get in touch if you’d like to hear more about UMFULA, and visit our website: http://www.futureclimateafrica.org/
 
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African climate
 
Future precipitation projections over central and southern Africa and the adjacent Indian Ocean: What causes the changes and the uncertainty? By Dr Melissa Lazenby et al, in the Journal of Climate
 
Future projections of precipitation at regional scales are vital to inform climate change adaptation activities. Therefore, is it important to quantify projected changes and associated uncertainty, and understand model processes responsible. This paper addresses these challenges for Southern Africa and adjacent Indian Ocean focusing on the local wet season. Precipitation projections for the end of the 21st century indicate a pronounced dipole pattern in the CMIP5 multi-model mean. The dipole indicates future wetting (drying) to the north (south) of the climatological axis of maximum rainfall, implying a northward shift of the ITCZ and South Indian Ocean Convergence Zone, and therefore not consistent with a simple ‘wet-get-wetter’ pattern. This pattern is most pronounced in early Austral summer suggesting a later and shorter wet season over much of southern Africa. Using a decomposition method we determine physical mechanisms underlying this dipole pattern of projected change, and the associated inter-model uncertainty. The projected dipole pattern is largely associated with the dynamical component of change indicative of shifts in the location of convection. Over the Indian Ocean, this apparent northward shift in the ITCZ may reflect the response to changes in the north-south SST gradient over the Indian Ocean, consistent with a ‘warmest-get-wetter’ mechanism. Over land subtropical drying is relatively robust, particularly in the early wet season. This has contributions from dynamical shifts in location of convection, which may be related to regional SST structures in the Southern Indian Ocean, and the thermodynamic decline in relative humidity. Implications for understanding and potentially constraining uncertainty in projections are discussed.
 
On the Likelihood of Tropical–Extratropical Cloud Bands in the South Indian Convergence Zone during ENSO Events, by Dr Neil Hart et al, in the Journal of Climate
 
The Southern Hemisphere subtropical convergence zones are important regions of rainfall in the subtropics. The south Indian Ocean convergence zone (SICZ) has the strongest seasonality and exhibits substantial interannual variability in strength and position during austral summer. On synoptic time scales, the SICZ is a preferred region for the formation of tropical–extratropical (TE) cloud bands with local maxima over the southern African mainland and Madagascar. This study investigates how the seasonality in satellite-observed cloud band frequency emerges from the interplay between the asynchronous seasonal cycles in convective instability and upper-level flow, as represented by reanalysis data. These atmospheric mean states are diagnosed with a gross convective instability metric and a method to distinguish between subtropical and eddy-driven jet axes. Month-by-month analysis of these diagnostics elucidates how mean-state perturbations during ENSO events modify cloud band likelihood. Typically, 150%–200% more cloud bands develop during La Niña seasons supported by 5°–10° latitudinal separation between the local subtropical and eddy-driven jets and higher values of convective instability, especially in semiarid parts of mainland southern Africa. During El Niño events, fewer cloud bands develop over southern Africa in a more convectively stable environment without a distinct subtropical jet. However, east of Madagascar cloud bands are 150% more likely. Plausible teleconnection pathways based on these ENSO-related perturbations are discussed. The paper concludes with a conceptual framing of the seasonal cycle in the mean-state pertinent to TE cloud band likelihood.
 
The Influence of Atmospheric Rivers over the South Atlantic on Winter Rainfall in South Africa, by Dr Ross Blamey et al, in the Journal of Hydrometeorology
 
A climatology of atmospheric rivers (ARs) impinging on the west coast of South Africa (29°–34.5°S) during the austral winter months (April–September) was developed for the period 1979–2014 using an automated detection algorithm and two reanalysis products as input. The two products show relatively good agreement, with 10–15 persistent ARs (lasting 18 h or longer) occurring on average per winter and nearly two-thirds of these systems occurring poleward of 35°S. The relationship between persistent AR activity and winter rainfall is demonstrated using South African Weather Service rainfall data. Most stations positioned in areas of high topography contained the highest percentage of rainfall contributed by persistent ARs, whereas stations downwind, to the east of the major topographic barriers, had the lowest contributions. Extreme rainfall days in the region are also ranked by their magnitude and spatial extent. The results suggest that although persistent ARs are important contributors to heavy rainfall events, they are not necessarily a prerequisite. It is found that around 70% of the top 50 daily winter rainfall extremes in South Africa were in some way linked to ARs (both persistent and nonpersistent). Overall, the findings of this study support similar investigations on ARs in the North Atlantic and North Pacific.
 
Decision-making contexts for adaptation planning in central and southern Africa
 
Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa, by Dr Matthew England et al, in Regional Environmental Change
 
To be effective, climate change adaptation needs to be mainstreamed across multiple sectors and greater policy coherence is essential. Using the cases of Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, this paper investigates the extent of coherence in national policies across the water and agriculture sectors and to climate change adaptation goals outlined in national development plans. A two-pronged qualitative approach is applied using Qualitative Document Analysis of relevant policies and plans, combined with expert interviews from non-government actors in each country. Findings show that sector policies have differing degrees of coherence on climate change adaptation, currently being strongest in Zambia and weakest in Tanzania. We also identify that sectoral policies remain more coherent in addressing immediate-term disaster management issues of floods and droughts rather than longer-term strategies for climate adaptation. Coherence between sector and climate policies and strategies is strongest when the latter has been more recently developed. However to date, this has largely been achieved by repackaging of existing sectoral policy statements into climate policies drafted by external consultants to meet international reporting needs and not by the establishment of new connections between national sectoral planning processes. For more effective mainstreaming of climate change adaptation, governments need to actively embrace longer-term cross-sectoral planning through cross-Ministerial structures, such as initiated through Zambia’s Interim Climate Change Secretariat, to foster greater policy coherence and integrated adaptation planning.
 
How do sectoral policies support climate compatible development? An empirical analysis focusing on southern Africa, by Dr Matthew England et al, in Environmental Science and Policy
 
Promoting inclusive and sustainable economic and social development whilst simultaneously adapting to climate change impacts and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions – Climate Compatible Development (CCD) – requires coherent policy approaches that span multiple sectors. This paper develops and applies a qualitative content analysis to assess national sector policies of ten southern African countries to determine their approaches for water, agriculture, forestry and energy and their compatibility with the aims of the three dimensions of CCD (development, climate adaptation and climate mitigation). Results indicate that sector policies currently only partially support shifts towards CCD, with approaches that both complement and detract from CCD being prioritized by national governments. Agriculture offers the greatest number of potentially viable approaches capable of achieving the development, adaptation and mitigation aims inherent in CCD, while energy the least. National governments should focus on developing coherent, cross-sector approaches that deliver such potential triple wins in order to promote new forms of inclusive and sustainable economic and social development, whilst facilitating adaptation to climate change impacts and supporting mitigation activities. Doing so will also go a long way towards ensuring the progress needed for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Climate Agreement.
 
Climate change and the water–energy–food nexus: insights from policy and practice in Tanzania, by Dr Joanna Pardoe et al, in Climate Policy
 
The threat of climate change is emerging at a time of rapid growth for many economies in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Dominant narratives comprising ambitious development plans are common and often based around sectors with strong inter-dependencies that are highly exposed to climate variability. Using document analysis and key informant interviews, this article examines how climate change is addressed in policy, how it is being mainstreamed into water, energy and agriculture sector policies and the extent to which cross-sectoral linkages enable coordinated action. These questions are addressed through a case study of Tanzania, highlighting broader lessons for other developing countries, particularly those in SSA facing similar challenges. The article finds that, while the agriculture and water sectors are increasingly integrating climate change into policies and plans in Tanzania, practical coordination on adaptation remains relatively superficial. Publication of the Tanzania National Adaptation Plan of Action (NAPA) in 2007 marked a step change in the integration of climate change in sectoral policies and plans; however, it may have reinforced a sectoral approach to climate change. Examining the policies for coherence highlights overlaps and complementarities which lend themselves to a coordinated approach. Institutional constraints (particularly structures and resources) restrict opportunities for inter-sectoral action and thus collaboration is confined to ad hoc projects with mixed success to date. The results highlight the need for institutional frameworks that recognize and address these constraints to enable development goals to be pursued in a more sustainable and climate-resilient manner.
 
 
Estelle Rouhaud
Research Project Manager
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A: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE),
Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE
W: www.lse.ac.uk/grantham | www.cccep.ac.uk
E: e.rouhaud@lse.ac.uk | T: 020 7107 5435 | Skype : estellerouhaud.pro
 
 

Secure your place now for Drinking Water 2018!

Drinking Water 2018
Developments in Water Quality, Treatment & Distribution
07 June | SCI, London | More Info
This technical seminar, last held in 2015, will share new information and experiences on topics relating to water reuse, drinking water treatment, controlling risks in the network and the impact of microplastics on treatment and delivery of water to customers. It will also provide an excellent opportunity for you to network with other water industry experts.

Hear speakers from:  DWI | Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water | United Utilities | Scottish Water | Northumbrian Water | WRc | South East Water | Water UK | Sweco | & more to be announced. 

View the programme here.
Book Now
Concession rate tickets are available for those in the voluntary, academic and education sectors.
Group discount also available. Please email events@ciwem.org for more details.
 

Training Course on Climate and Energy

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC), the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) and the Beijing Climate Centre (BCC) are pleased to invite you to Training Course on Climate and Energy!
 
The course is targeted at energy sector specialists with a broad understanding of meteorology and climate, and to meteorologists and climate scientists who wish to better understand the energy business. The course will offer opportunities for discussions and practical examples. These activities will also be aimed at the drafting of mini-proposals for an energy climate service. The course will also include guest lectures to provide in-depth exploration of the current frontiers in the energy and climate nexus and a visit to a nearby energy site. 
 
Date: 18 – 20 May 2018
Location: Regal International East Asia Hotel, Shanghai, China
Purpose: 
To update energy practitioners on the state-of-the-art in weather and climate modelling and forecasts at different timescales.
To create awareness about the application of weather & climate information for the energy sector and help foster a dialogue between both communities to address major energy challenges in upcoming years. 
 
For more information, visit our website - http://www.wemcouncil.org/wp/wmo-wemc-gfcs-bcc-training-course-climate-energy-shanghai-china/
 

Jobs

Senior Lecturer in Economics
Academic School/Department Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Department
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £49,149 - £56,950
Grade: 10
Basis: Full-Time, permanent
Closing Date:  28 April
Interview Date: Early June
Aston Business School seeks to appoint a highly motivated, high-profile academic with the ability and interest in providing research, teaching and impact leadership in the field of applied international economics, applied industrial economics, applied regional economics or economic geography, and economics in general.
 
The holder of this post will influence the future direction of the Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship department in areas of research, development of taught programmes, PhD and DBA supervision and external engagement. We give preference to the candidates who will actively contribute to the research agenda of the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for British Prosperity (LBGCBP) in the field of international trade, productivity issues of the UK, and bridge economics with some of other the themes already strongly represented within the department: applied economics, entrepreneurship and small business, international business, and/or finance.
 
Candidates should demonstrate excellence in, and passion and enthusiasm for their fields. This should be evidenced by excellent and sustained record of publications in leading international economics journals, engagement with business and policy makers, and attracting external research income. The successful candidate will have a reputation in the field of economics and a network in the international community. We anticipate that the successful candidate will have experience of drawing external funding for research, either from governmental sources or from industry. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to teaching in both economics and econometrics modules.
 
Aston University is committed to disability equality and is a Positive about Disabled People Symbol User.
 
Aston Business School of Aston University is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive business schools, with the majority of its research rated world-leading or internationally excellent in the REF 2014. Aston Business School is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Aston University was an early signatory to the UN backed Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) and is at the forefront of responsible management education. The School has a thriving research culture and strong demand from well-qualified students for all its undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience courses.
 
Members of Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship group at Aston Business School include two professors of economics and a significant number of other colleagues working in the field. The group has also vital interest in new businesses. It hosts the UK Enterprise Research Centre, and other large scale entrepreneurship research projects. It manages the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor in the UK, the largest study of entrepreneurial attitudes and activity. The recent established LBGGP focus on applied research on international trade, productivity and skills issues, and the link between infrastructure and productivity of the UK. 
 
Aston University is one of only three Universities in the UK to hold the Small Business Charter gold award, in recognition of the support offered to SMEs. For the last four years Aston has delivered the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme. In 2015 it organised the first ever Pitchfest event outside of London, a pitching competition for SMEs to increase the profile of their businesses in front of a national audience of investors.

Aston Business School is located in the heart of Birmingham, England’s second largest city with convenient airport and transportation links. London is less than 1.5 hours away by train.
 
For informal discussions relating to this post please contact the Head of Department,
Dr Chris Jones; Tel: +44(0) 121 204 3036; email: C.JONES2@aston.ac.uk. 
For enquiries concerned with research in EFE and the LBGCBP, please contact Professor Jun Du, Director of LBGCBP, j.du@aston.ac.uk, Tel: +44(0) 121 204 3340;
 
Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.
 
Please visit our website http://www.aston.ac.uk/jobs for further information and to apply online. 
 
Lecturer in Economics (2 Posts)
Academic School/Department: ABS, Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Department
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £32,548 - £47,722
Grade: 8/9
Basis: Full-Time, permanent
Closing Date:  28 April 
Interview Date: Early June
Reference: 
Aston Business School seeks to appoint a highly motivated, high-profile academic with the ability and interest in providing research, teaching and impact leadership in the field of applied international economics, applied industrial economics, applied regional economics or economic geography, and economics in general.
 
The holder of this post will influence the future direction of the Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship department in areas of research, development of taught programmes, PhD and DBA supervision and external engagement. We give preference to the candidates who will actively contribute to the research agenda of the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Business Prosperity (LBGCBP) in the field of international trade, productivity issues of the UK, and bridge economics with some of the other themes already strongly represented within the department: applied economics, entrepreneurship and small business, international business, and/or finance.
 
Candidates should demonstrate excellence in, and passion and enthusiasm for their fields. We expect candidates to have extensive research experience and scholarship in applied international economics, applied industrial economics, applied regional economics or economic geography, and/or economics in general, with achievements reflected in a growing reputation and some evidence of an ability to publish.
 
The successful candidate will have extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results. 
 
We anticipate that the successful candidate will have experience and aspiration to draw external funding for research, either from governmental sources or from industry. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to teaching in both economics and econometrics modules.
 
Aston University is committed to disability equality and is a Positive about Disabled People Symbol User.
 
Aston Business School of Aston University is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive business schools, with the majority of its research rated world-leading or internationally excellent in the REF 2014. Aston Business School is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Aston University was an early signatory to the UN backed Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) and is at the forefront of responsible management education. The School has a thriving research culture and strong demand from well-qualified students for all its undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience courses.
 
Members of Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Department at Aston Business School include two professors of economics and a significant number of other colleagues working in the field. The group has also vital interest in new businesses. It hosts the UK Enterprise Research Centre, and other large-scale entrepreneurship research projects. It manages the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor in the UK, the largest study of entrepreneurial attitudes and activity. The recent established LBGGP focus on applied research on international trade, productivity and skills issues, and the link between infrastructure and productivity of the UK. 
 
Aston University is one of only three Universities in the UK to hold the Small Business Charter gold award, in recognition of the support offered to SMEs. For the last four years Aston has delivered the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme. In 2015 it organized the first ever Pitchfest event outside of London, a pitching competition for SMEs to increase the profile of their businesses in front of a national audience of investors.

Aston Business School is located in the heart of Birmingham, England’s second largest city with convenient airport and transportation links. London is less than 1.5 hours away by train.
 
For informal discussions relating to this post please contact the Head of Department,
Dr Chris Jones; Tel: +44(0) 121 204 3036; email: C.JONES2@aston.ac.uk. For enquiries concerned with research in EFE and the LBGCBP, please contact Professor Jun Du, Director of LBGGP, j.du@aston.ac.uk, Tel: +44(0) 121 204 3340;
 
Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.
 
Please visit our website http://www.aston.ac.uk/jobs for further information and to apply online. 
 

 

Events: +ACUMEN Challenge: Increased Access to Higher Education for Women Refugees, 28 April

Announcing +ACUMEN Challenge to Increase Access to Higher Education for Women Refugees:

Please join us online for the +ACUMEN Challenge: Increased Access to Higher Education for Women Refugees 

APRIL 28, 2018 | 10:00AM - 12PM EDT

Registration here: https://lnkd.in/gt-srDA 

About the challenge: 

Please join Southern New Hampshire University and a fantastic team of staff and students at Scalabrini Centre in Cape Town as we look to enroll more women refugee students in the Global Education Movement (GEM) degree program through an online challenge hosted by Acumen. You can learn more and sign up here:  

https://acumenchallengesnhu.splashthat.com/

The ongoing refugee crisis has left 65.3 million people displaced worldwide. Generations of refugees have not been able to access higher education or employment opportunities. This is especially true for female refugees. Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and the Scalabrini Center are working to change this by providing access to education and US-accredited degrees to refugees. We're looking to increase enrollment by female students to 50% - and we need your help! +Acumen Challenges are two-hour virtual events where participants apply their skills to real challenges facing real social enterprises working alongside teammates from around the world. Join hundreds of your peers at our next challenge working with the SNHU's Global Education Movement and their partners at the Scalabrini Center. You’ll get a crash course in behavioral psychology and then apply those concepts to help address this challenge.

Presented by Southern New Hampshire University and the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, Powered by +ACUMEN

Please spread the word to your networks via email or social media and join us for an on-line challenge on April 28, 2018!

Hope to see you there! 
 

Conferences: Register now! Challenging Migrant Detention conference, June 19-21

Challenging Migrant Detention
Human Rights, Advocacy and Mental Health 

19-21 June 2018 – Montreal, Canada

Join researchers, advocates, lawyers, clinicians, decision-makers and migrants from around the world to explore global trends and avenues for change in immigration detention.  Drawing on experiences of detention and resistance in multiple countries, we will discuss strategies to challenge migrant detention, including research, litigation and community mobilization.  

Speakers include:
François Crépeau, McGill University, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants;  Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard University; Mary Bosworth, University of Oxford; Jean-Nicolas Beuze, UNHCR; Guglielmo Schinina, IOM; representatives of the International Detention Coalition, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, End Immigration Detention Network, and many others 

Topics include:
•       Detention of children 
•       Migrant voices: former detainees speak out
•       Mental health impact of immigration detention
•       Migrants’ experiences at the US/Mexico border
•       Resistance to deportation and detention in Israel, Italy and Greece 
•       Fortress Europe: From the Balkans route to Mediterranean hotspots
•       Detention of migrants in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Australia
•       Racialization and Othering in the detention process
•       Innovative judicial remedies, from habeas corpus to Charter damages
•       Strategies for minimizing immigration detention in Canada

Registration:
http://www.sherpa-recherche.com/en/partage-des-savoirs/colloques-2/

Advanced Study Institute (ASI) preconference: June 19

Organized by: Sherpa Research Centre and McGill Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry

Partners: UNHCR, McGill University Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, University of Toronto International Human Rights Program, University of Oxford Border Criminologies, and l’Association québécoise des avocats et avocates en droit de l’immigration

 

Join KARAMAH's 16th Law and Leadership Summer Program!

Who is an empowered female leader in your life?  
Recommend her for our 16th Annual Law and Leadership Summer Program!
Join powerful Muslim women discussing Law and Leadership this summer in DC. 
KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights is proud to host its flagship program; the 16th Annual Women’s Law and Leadership Summer Program, (LLSP). Each year approximately 40 Muslim women participants meet for a three-week (19 day) intensive experiential, educational, and dialogue program to engage with and learn from prominent Islamic scholars, lawyers, leaders, and activists, and to learn from each other. 
KARAMAH’s LLSP is specifically designed to provide training that addresses the unique challenges facing Muslim women today, while, at the same time, emphasizing individual’s talents and opportunities available to participants. LLSP courses provide participants with the fundamental understanding and essential skills needed to lead themselves, their peers, and the movements they are passionate about. It is a unique program diverse in ideas and cultures but unified in its commitment to developing Muslim women. 
In 2018, the LLSP will be held in Washington, DC from July 9 to July 27. A one-week Executive Session for women with senior leadership experience will be held from July 9 to 13. Applications are due April 27 at https://goo.gl/GkriA6  

For more information write to LLSP@karamah.org.

Participant Criteria
Female
At least 18 years old or above
Of Muslim identity
In the process of obtaining an undergraduate degree or higher
Holds a leadership position in her organization, institution, or community
Committed to attend the entire three-week session
Executive Session applicants must have senior leadership experience. Please state if applying for the Executive Session.







Further Information on LLSP
The goal of the LLSP is to provide Muslim women active in their communities with content-rich programming and high-profile issues facing the Muslim ummah and especially Muslim women. Participants will gain an understanding of Islamic Law and its sources providing them with a platform to speak with knowledge and to pursue research. Included are “hot topics” such as the non-permissibility of female genital mutilation, research which KARAMAH has recently published and presented at the United Nations. The workshop will include a discussion of the importance of the #MeToo movement and the issue of combating domestic violence, an area of KARAMAH’s leadership in the context of Muslim communities and families. LLSP also focuses on leadership development approaches which are relevant and, perhaps, unique to women and culturally attuned to Muslim women in both the U.S. and international context. 
KARAMAH’s speakers are experts and recognized leaders and scholars in their fields of Islamic law, Islamic history, Muslim women’s history and contributions, the Islamic sciences, and other areas. Experienced workshop facilitators lead sessions on Muslim women leadership development, Islamic approaches to conflict transformation and to peacemaking, and nonviolent communications. Participants are encouraged to share their own work and activities in these areas and will have opportunities to present informally. 
Participants include Muslim women from across the globe, U.S. and international based, from a diversity of backgrounds and interests. They are; Islamic scholars and researchers, board members, volunteers, and activists in Muslim organizations and communities, journalists, filmmakers, and from other fields. The result is a dynamic group of powerful women providing an opportunity for thoughtful learning and debate. Participants can build networks which can provide long-lasting support for future endeavors and careers. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the historic sites of Washington DC as well as to visit local mosques and Islamic centers. 
In 2018, the LLSP will be held in Washington, DC from July 9 to July 27. A one-week Executive Session for women with senior leadership experience will be held from July 9 to 13. Applications are due April 27 at https://goo.gl/GkriA6
Find out more!
 
About KARAMAH:
 KARAMAH is a charitable and educational organization committed to human rights issues for Muslim women worldwide. KARAMAH has hosted women from around the world including Canada, Belgium, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Afghanistan and the United States. Prior participants in KARAMAH’s program have brought a wide range of talents and perspectives and have included lawyers, law, graduate and exceptional undergraduate students, professors, politicians, social service providers, and non-profit activists. KARAMAH works to reach Muslim women worldwide.

 www.karamah.org 

Contact us at LLSP@karamah.org.
 

Climate Change Job Vacancies Update - 11 April 2018

Latest Climate Change Job Vacancies - 11 April 2018

Junior Program Officer, Verra
Organization: Verified Carbon Standard Association (Verra)
Position: Junior Program Officer
Duty Station: Washington D.C., US
Deadline for Application: until suitable applicant is found
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REDD+ Development Manager, Verra
Organization: Verified Carbon Standard Association (Verra)
Position: REDD+ Development Manager
Duty Station: Washington D.C., US
Deadline for Application: until suitable applicant is found
click here for more information...

Market Development Director, Verra
Organization: Verified Carbon Standard Association (Verra)
Position: Market Development Director
Duty Station: Washington D.C., US
Deadline for Application: until suitable applicant is found
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Standards Development Director, Verra
Organization: Verified Carbon Standard Association (Verra)
Position: Standards Development Director
Duty Station: Washington D.C., US
Deadline for Application: until suitable applicant is found
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Co-production Project Manager, CARE International in Kenya
Organization: CARE International in Kenya
Position: Co-production Project Manager
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Deadline for Application: 1 May 2018
click here for more information...

Capacity Building Officer, CARE International in Kenya
Organization: CARE International in Kenya
Position: Capacity Building Officer
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Deadline for Application: 1 May 2018
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Communications Intern, RRC.AP
Organization: Regional Resource Centre for Asia the Pacific (RRC.AP)
Position: Communications Intern
Duty Station: Pathumthani, Thailand
Deadline for Application: 11 May 2018
click here for more information...
Project and Influence Officer, Mercy Corps Europe
Organization: Mercy Corps Europe
Position: Project and Influence Officer
Duty Station: London, England, UK
Deadline for Application: until suitable applicant is found
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Coordinator, Clean Energy Access, CLASP

Session Highlights! Explore the Frontiers of Social Innovation

Join us for Frontiers of Social Innovation on May 21-22, 2018 at Stanford University. Discuss, debate and develop meaningful solutions that address some of today's most pressing global challenges. Please take a moment to view the variety of sessions scheduled for this year's convening! 

A Human-Centered Approach to AI: A Discussion
With the convergence of powerful computers, access to unprecedented amounts of data, and advanced mathematical models, artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to impact people at all levels – from the lives of individuals to the economic transformation of nations. This one-on-one conversation with Johanna Mair and Fei-Fei Li will discuss the impact of AI on individuals and society. Read more.

Speakers:​​

Fei-Fei Li, Chief Scientist, Google Cloud AI; Director of AI Lab, Stanford University
Johanna Mair, Academic Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Salvery & Child Labor in Global Chains
This session will feature an in-depth conversation about current efforts by governments, business, nonprofits, and scholars to ensure global supply chains are not tainted by forced labor, child labor, or other forms of severe labor exploitation. Read more.

Speakers:

Leslie Johnston, Executive Director, C&A Foundation
Saddharth Kara, Director, Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Salvery, Harvard Kennedy School
Martha Newton, Deputy Undersecretary for International Labor Affairs, Buerau of International Affairs, United States Department of Labor
Nina Smith, Cheif Executive Officer, GoodWeave International

Please review the line-up of outstanding sessions we have planned for this two-day convening of social sector visionaries. 

“I appreciate the thoughtfulness and prep for this event. I found it all very worthwhile.” – Attendee 2016

Learn more about Frontiers of Social Innovation and register. 



We hope to see you there.

Michael Voss
Publisher
Stanford Social Innovation Review

 Register Today



 

Engaging Communities in Improving Outcomes for People with Disabilities

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University logo
Institute on Disabilities
Mini Course Lecture Series Spring 2018 presents
Changing the Conversation:
Engaging Communities in Improving Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities
with Erik Carter, PhD
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University
PHILADELPHIA 
MAY 2 Wednesday
Temple University
The Underground
Student Center-Lower Level
1755 N 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19122
PITTSBURGH
May 3 Thursday
Rodef Shalom
4905 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Time for both events: 9:30 AM to Noon (Check-in begins 8:30 AM)
A "community conversation" is a unique, asset-based approach for engaging a cross-section of diverse citizens–including people from both within and (especially) beyond the service system–in making local changes that enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities.
This workshop will focus on:
the practice and power to spur community-level changes in such areas as integrated employment, inclusive education, community participation, independent living, and congregational inclusion.
a practical and creative approach for launching local movements that invite ordinary citizens (not just the "usual suspects") to be part of expanding opportunities and supports for community members with disabilities.
Event is free but registration is required.
Act 48 credits available.Permission for Social Work CEs has been requested.
Request for accommodations must be made by April 16.
For more information: iod@temple.edu
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MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

 

Registration open! International Conference on Humanities & Higher Education:Generating Synergies between Science, Technology & Humanities 19-20th Nov

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming GUNi International Conference, devoted to the future of Humanities and the interrelation between Humanities, Science and Technology in the 21st Century with a special focus on Higher Education. It will be held in Barcelona on the 19-20th November 2018.

Find below more information.

We hope you find it interesting for you, your institution and networks. We would be very happy if you could help spreading the word by sharing it with your contacts as well!


International Conference on Humanities and Higher Education: Generating Synergies between Science, Technology & Humanities
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This GUNi Conference will be a space to showcase cases of excellence and good practice in integration and synergies between humanities, science and technology in higher education institutions and research centres. The practices showcased in the Conference will also appear in the HEIW7 Report.

We are making an open call to submit your experiences and good practices to be showcased and explained during the event.


Programme and practical info

A combination of keynote sessions, workshops and presentation of experiences and cases are bound to make for an engaging and enriching GUNi Conference. Find here a preliminary programme which is being updated in due time.

More info on the speakers,  fees and practical details and venue.

Reflections on the future of the humanities and the relation between science, technology and humanities in the 21st Century

Read the interview to David Bueno, Josep Casanovas and Marina Garcés, members of the Editorial Committee of the HEIW7 and the Local Advisory Board of the forthcoming GUNi Conference.

 

Online MS in Applied Behavior Analysis from Drexel University

 
Online MS in Applied Behavior Analysis from Drexel University
 
 
With roughly three million Americans on the autism spectrum, there is an increasing demand for professionals trained in the science of behavior analysis. Drexel University's online MS in Applied Behavior Analysis empowers you to help others succeed by using well-established, evidence-based ABA principles, practices and tools.
 
 
Program Advantages:
The course sequence is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, an international non-profit organization responsible for disseminating professional standards in the behavior analysis field.
Access to the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute — the first research organization dedicated to bringing a public health approach to the challenges presented by autism spectrum disorders.
Complete an in-person practicum at the approved location of your choice (such as the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute) or take a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
 
Learn More
 
 
Related Programs:
Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
 
 
 
 
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[CODESRIA News] Meaning-making Research Initiatives : Special call for female researchers

Meaning-making Research Initiatives : Special call for female researchers

Application deadline: May 31, 2018



Established in 1973, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) promotes research by African and Diaspora scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities that can contribute to a better understanding of Africa and its place in the world. This is motivated by the belief that sound knowledge of the continent is invaluable to efforts to make Africa a better place for its peoples and societies.

In 2017 CODESRIA introduced the Meaning-making Research Initiative (MRI) as its principal tool for supporting research. Like previous tools, MRI focuses on supporting research that contributes to agendas for imagining, planning and creating African futures. MRI replaced five tools that CODESRIA had deployed in previous years to support research. These were National Working Groups (NWG), Multinational Working Groups (MWG), Comparative Research Networks (CRN), Transnational Working Groups (TWG) and postdoctoral grants. One goal of this move is to increase the legibility and visibility of the research supported by the Council by collapsing previous tools into a single initiative for supporting research.

The adoption of MRI marks a recommitment to the tasks of interpretation and explanation that saw CODESRIA produce ground-breaking work on thematic issues such as democratization and economic reform in Africa. MRI aggressively pushes scholars to build on the close observation of African social realities to grapple with the tasks of explanation and interpretation. The initiative will reinforce support for researchers. It will also better integrate these scholars into the Council’s work. Further, it will offer scholars more varied ways to present their work, including through books, journal articles and policy interventions.

Key selection criteria: Projects funded under this initiative should meet most of the following criteria:

Propose research on important aspects of African social realities that fall under CODESRIA’s priority themes as outlined in the CODESRIA Strategic Plan;
Be guided by clear questions that explore puzzling aspects of the social realities of Africa and its position in the world while at the same time reflecting an interest in questions of diversity including the gendered one;
Be grounded in the thorough exploration of the continent’s social realities and history;
Engage constructively and rigorously with African futures;
Be theoretically ambitious with a clear goal of providing new and innovative ways of understanding and making sense of African social realities;
Explore multiple spatial, temporal and sectoral settings where this contributes to the process of meaning-making;
Demonstrate familiarity with knowledge already produced by CODESRIA on the subject researched.
Thematic priorities: All applications must engage with CODESRIA’s 2017-2021 thematic priorities and cross-cutting issues:

Democratic processes, governance, citizenship and security in Africa: Security challenges and ways of grappling with them, transitional justice, democratization, citizenship and migration, the rule of law and human rights, governance processes and mechanisms at local, national and international levels, language, the changing boundaries and configurations of states and communities
Ecologies, economies and societies in Africa: Land, natural resource management, climate change, demographic change, urbanization, food security and poverty in Africa and technological innovation as well as the interaction of human populations with the rest of the environment in Africa, the forms it takes, its histories and trajectories and its impact on a broad set of sectors including the continent’s burgeoning economies
Higher education dynamics in a changing Africa: The role of higher education in economic and political transformation in Africa, the rapid transformation in the African higher education landscape, the reform of African higher education and innovations in higher education leadership
Cross-cutting themes: Applications should indicate the ways in which some of these cross-cutting themes are integrated in their proposals: these are gender, generations, inequality, rurality and urbanity, memory and history, as well as futures and alternatives

Special call for female scholars

Increasing the participation of female scholars in the work and governance of CODESRIA has been a long-term goal of the Council. This is because of the marginal role that women have often occupied in the African academy and research landscape. The Council has over the years made some progress in increasing the participation of female scholars in its life and work as well as the consideration of gender in the work it supports though programs like its Gender Institute and Gender Symposium. We think the Council can do more in this regard. This special MRI call is part of a package of measures deployed to build on past advances and drastically increase the involvement of female scholars in the work and life of CODESRIA during the 2017-2021 strategic cycle.

The call invites applications from groups only. No individual awards will be granted. All projects should: 1) be headed by female scholars; and 2) have only women as members. Only in exceptional cases, and with proper justification, will the Council admit a group that has a majority of female applicants with a small number of male members. The members of a group may be from one country or multiple countries. Each group should have between 3 and 5 members and should take into account CODESRIA’s core principles of linguistic, intergenerational and interdisciplinary diversity. All members of a group should have a demonstrated ability to contribute meaningfully to the work of the group. The Council will offer up to USD 35,000 for each winning project.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit application packages containing the following required materials as Word documents. Please note that applications that lack any of these elements will be discarded.

A proposal with the following clearly titled sections: an introduction; statement and contextualization of research question; brief review of literature and/or competing hypotheses; study design and research methodology; theoretical and practical significance of the study; research plan and a brief summary of budget. Proposals must be submitted as Word documents and should not exceed 10 pages long (font type: Times New Roman; font size: 12; line spacing: double).
Completed budget template: A completed version of the budget template attached to this call. Budgets should take into consideration the fact that these grants have strict 16-month lifespans.
Annotated plan of deliverables: One-page annotated table of contents for two scholarly articles.
A cover letter listing full details- names, email and physical addresses and telephone number- of the members and coordinator of the project
CVs of the members of the project
Institutional affiliation: A letter indicating institutional affiliation of each member
Identification sheet: A completed version of the identification sheet attached to this call. Please leave the document as an Excel file.
The deadline for submission of applications for both individual and group grants is May 31, 2018. Notification of the result of the selection process will be done by July 30, 2018 and applicants who will not hear from us by then should consider their applications unsuccessful. All applications should be sent by email to “2018 Meaning-making Research Initiatives,” CODESRIA at mri@codesria.sn. When sending your email kindly use the subject line ‘MRI FS 2018’ to facilitate the processing of your application.

To learn more about CODESRIA’s Meaning-making Research Initiatives please contact:

Research Program
CODESRIA
BP 3304, CP 18524
Dakar, Senegal
Tel: +221 - 33 825 9822/23
Fax: +221- 33 824 1289
E-mail: mri@codesria.sn
Website: http://www.codesria.org


 

Call for Papers INGILAW "Geoengineering: New Environmental Paradigm, New Legal Paradigm?"

Call for Papers 

INGILAW

"GEOENGINEERING: NEW ENVIRONMENTAL PARADIGM, 

NEW LEGAL PARADIGM?" 

International symposium, October 11-12, 2018 at the University of Rennes (France)

 

Download Call for Papers

Correcting ocean acidification, removing CO2 from the atmosphere, managing solar radiation, restoring wetlands or developing agricultural production methods that use the functions of the ecosystem to correct the anthropogenic impact on the environment. This new and very controversial approach is a vehicle for a number of issues concerning values and representations. Does geoengineering allow us to forget our environmental protection efforts? 

In addition to the scientific controversy on this point, geoengineering raises some major societal issues, questioning the human/nature relationship and providing a long-term structure for society’s approach to the risk. At the crossroads of the sciences, technology, and ethics, the role of the law in regard to these matters needs to be considered. 
 What legal foundations currently allow, prohibit, organise or supervise the development of these techniques, mostly little more than ideas or technological innovations so far? As well as positive law, the aim of the symposium is to explore the new challenges and directions of environmental law facing with geoengineering, enhanced by an interdisciplinary approach centred around the human and social sciences. 
 

 We welcome contributions from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds including national law, comparative law, european and international law, sociology, history, economics, politic sciences and to the practitioners (NGOs, company Lawyers) 

The international symposium INGILAW will take place on October 11-12, 2018 

at the University of Rennes - France.

 

Your proposal should consist of an abstract (1 page max) in english or french 

and a short bio (300 words). 

The proposals will be sent to the scientific committee for a two-fold evaluation. 

The results will be communicated on 30 June 2018.

Draft papers will be pre-circulated to maximize the discussion time during the workshop.
Travel and accommodation costs for participants will be covered by the organizers.

 

Please submit proposals to ingilaw2018@gmail.com

 by May 30, 2018





Marion LEMOINE-SCHONNE  
CNRS Researcher
IODE Institut de l'Ouest, Droit et Europe 
Université de Rennes - France
marionlemoine1@gmail.com
 

CFP Media manipulation workshop -- Cambridge 29 June

We would like to draw your attention to a one-day workshop on the topic of media manipulation that will take place in Cambridge, UK on 29 June this year. We’re particularly interested in papers that consider vernacular ideologies and political economies of media influence. Please see more in the CFP below (or here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aGaiClfBwwKzf0A3hU1BAswH8m32Jyrz ). 

Abstract submissions deadline on 2 May, but we encourage you to get in touch sooner. 

We look forward to your abstract!


Call for papers: Workshop “Media manipulation: ideologies of influence and political economies of intervention in a digital world”

29 June 2018 | Cambridge, UK

The StoryLab Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University and the ERC-funded Project “Situating Free Speech: European Parrhesia in Comparative Perspective” at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, invite paper submissions for a workshop on the topic of “media manipulation”.

Manipulation — of attention, opinion, action — has been a salient concern in the recent Euro- American takes on digital media and their role in politics. While the question of media and power is by no means new, our workshop aims to critically engage recent concerns with manipulation through an empirically informed discussion of ideologies and political economies of mediated influence. Our goal is to situate manipulation — as an idea, practice, and analytical perspective on social relations — by bringing together empirically and theoretically minded papers that explore the relationship between media and social influence in diverse geographical and historical contexts — both in and beyond Western liberal democracies. We propose to organise the workshop around two foci: vernacular ideologies of mediated influence and political economies of manipulative interventions.

The focus on ideologies brings to attention how people imagine agents, objects, media and mechanisms of manipulation as well as how they incorporate them into narratives of influence or indeed into political projects of manipulation. What cultural assumptions about agency and autonomy, freedom and constraint, causation and responsibility inform understandings of manipulation? How do cultural ideas of action frame manipulation as practice; what technologies of control do they inform? And what forms does manipulation take in response to these vernacular ideologies in the context of political orders other than contemporary liberal democracies?

The focus on political economies brings attention to the view of power as manipulation. How is manipulation, as an expertise of power, arranged and mediated in technological, cultural, and social settings? Who manipulates and by what means? What modes of manipulation do specific media technologies afford? How is manipulation articulated in relation to digital media practices, as well as broader grammars of influence, which inform political orders other than liberal democracy, for instance, in Russia or China?

We invite contributions from across the social sciences and humanities and encourage presentations that feature work-in-progress. Participants will be expected to give a 15-20 min presentation, followed by an extensive discussion. Papers will not be pre-circulated.

To apply, please send a Word or PDF document containing your name, institutional affiliation, email address, the proposed title of your paper and an abstract (max 300 words) to Taras Fedirko (tf338@cam.ac.uk) and Samuel Lengen (samuel.lengen@anglia.ac.uk) by 2 May. We will inform applicants by 10 May.

We have some funding available and will do our best to cover travel costs and accommodation. Our allocation of financial support will prioritise graduate students and precariously employed colleagues.

This is an open event. If you wish to attend, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ media-manipulation-ideologies-of-influence-and-political-economies-of-intervention-in-a-digital- tickets-45026581718. There is no participation fee, free lunch is included.

Convenors:
Dr Samuel Lengen, StoryLab Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University
Dr Taras Fedirko, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge



 

2018 Seminar on Reinsurance, Spring Meeting Sponsor Opportunities, Call for Volunteers

Registration Opens for the 2018 Seminar on Reinsurance
Join us in Brooklyn, NY, June 4-5, 2018 for this two-day event focusing on a variety of reinsurance topics.

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IPS Events: Environmental Justice in India - US livestreamed, RSVP for Brown Bag: Revolution In The Air

  
Institute for policy Studies
IPS Events
Systemic Change and Environmental Justice in India, the United States, and Beyond

In what ways are our political and economic systems designed to produce unjust, unequal outcomes for people, and destruction of our environment? What does a systemic transformation based on deepening democracy look like, and how does it transform these destructive and unjust outcomes? How do we win a just, democratic, and sustainable future?

Join us for a discussion on these and similar questions, drawing upon parallel experiences and insights from several different continents.

Speakers:

Ashish Kothari, founder-member of Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh, will speak about the vision for Radical Ecological Democracy in India and beyond.
Johanna Bozuwa, Research Associate on energy democracy, Next System Project, will speak about municipal control of energy utilities as a tool for energy democracy in the United States and Europe.
There will be ample time for discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP. This event will also be livestreamed on IPS’s Youtube channel.

Co-sponsors: Institute for Policy Studies, Next System Project, Kalpavriksh.


Climate Justice and the U.S. Mexico Border

This brown bag forum, Climate Justice and the U.S. Mexico Border: How Militarized Immigration Enforcement Hurts Climate Change-Impacted Communities brings together an investigative journalist who covers the increasing militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border and its implications for climate justice, with a local activist from Sanctuary DMV, who organizes for immigrants’ rights in the District-Maryland-Virginia area. They will address how militarized U.S. immigration and border policy is criminalizing vulnerable people who are displaced by poverty, violence, instability, and increasingly, climate change, and are forced to migrate to survive. They will also discuss the growing resistance movements fighting for the human rights of migrants.

Speakers:

Todd Miller, an investigative journalist who has written on border and immigration issues for The New York Times, Al Jazeera America, and the NACLA Report on the Americas. His new book, Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security has just been published by City Lights Books.
Brandon Wu, an organizer with Sanctuary DMV and Director of Policy & Campaigns at ActionAid USA. He helps run Sanctuary DMV’s accompaniment program, supporting individuals at their ICE check-ins and immigration court appointments. He leads ActionAid’s work on international climate justice, approaching the problem of climate change from the perspective of sustainable development and rights of impacted people.
There will be ample time for discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP.



Brown Bag: Revolution In The Air

Institute for Policy Studies
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor 
Washington, DC 20036 United States

​You’re invited to an intimate sit down with Max Elbaum, author of Revolution In The Air; Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che. The discussion of the history and a ‘then and now’ compare and contrast of what it might mean for today.

Revolution In The Air is the first in-depth study of the long march of the US New Left after 1968. From the vantage point of leading one of the key organizations of the “New Communist Movement” in the US from the 1970s through the 1990s, Elbaum traces not just the organizational shifts but — more importantly in looking at the history of the left today as well — the political and ideological currents as well as the historical developments, global as well as domestic, that shaped that period. From the focus on what was then called “third world” liberation movements and support for socialist countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, through Soviet shifts from Perestroika to the collapse of the USSR itself, from the student movement to the rise of Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition and beyond, Revolution in the Air tracks how US anti-imperialists, socialists, Marxists of various stripes, came together and split apart in the efforts to change the world.

The book is the definitive study of how radicals from the sixties movements embraced twentieth-century Marxism, and what movements of dissent today can learn from the legacies of Lenin, Mao and Che.

The event will include a presentation from Max Elbaum and an open discussion, particularly aiming to link that period of a quarter century ago to the political struggles underway today.

“If you still believe sixties radicalism was nothing more than youthful middle-class confusion or parochial identity politics, then open these pages and dig.”
Robin D.G. Kelley

 

Meaning-making Research Initiatives : Special call for female researchers

Meaning-making Research Initiatives : Special call for female researchers

Application deadline: May 31, 2018



Established in 1973, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) promotes research by African and Diaspora scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities that can contribute to a better understanding of Africa and its place in the world. This is motivated by the belief that sound knowledge of the continent is invaluable to efforts to make Africa a better place for its peoples and societies.

In 2017 CODESRIA introduced the Meaning-making Research Initiative (MRI) as its principal tool for supporting research. Like previous tools, MRI focuses on supporting research that contributes to agendas for imagining, planning and creating African futures. MRI replaced five tools that CODESRIA had deployed in previous years to support research. These were National Working Groups (NWG), Multinational Working Groups (MWG), Comparative Research Networks (CRN), Transnational Working Groups (TWG) and postdoctoral grants. One goal of this move is to increase the legibility and visibility of the research supported by the Council by collapsing previous tools into a single initiative for supporting research.

The adoption of MRI marks a recommitment to the tasks of interpretation and explanation that saw CODESRIA produce ground-breaking work on thematic issues such as democratization and economic reform in Africa. MRI aggressively pushes scholars to build on the close observation of African social realities to grapple with the tasks of explanation and interpretation. The initiative will reinforce support for researchers. It will also better integrate these scholars into the Council’s work. Further, it will offer scholars more varied ways to present their work, including through books, journal articles and policy interventions.

Key selection criteria: Projects funded under this initiative should meet most of the following criteria:

Propose research on important aspects of African social realities that fall under CODESRIA’s priority themes as outlined in the CODESRIA Strategic Plan;
Be guided by clear questions that explore puzzling aspects of the social realities of Africa and its position in the world while at the same time reflecting an interest in questions of diversity including the gendered one;
Be grounded in the thorough exploration of the continent’s social realities and history;
Engage constructively and rigorously with African futures;
Be theoretically ambitious with a clear goal of providing new and innovative ways of understanding and making sense of African social realities;
Explore multiple spatial, temporal and sectoral settings where this contributes to the process of meaning-making;
Demonstrate familiarity with knowledge already produced by CODESRIA on the subject researched.
Thematic priorities: All applications must engage with CODESRIA’s 2017-2021 thematic priorities and cross-cutting issues:

Democratic processes, governance, citizenship and security in Africa: Security challenges and ways of grappling with them, transitional justice, democratization, citizenship and migration, the rule of law and human rights, governance processes and mechanisms at local, national and international levels, language, the changing boundaries and configurations of states and communities
Ecologies, economies and societies in Africa: Land, natural resource management, climate change, demographic change, urbanization, food security and poverty in Africa and technological innovation as well as the interaction of human populations with the rest of the environment in Africa, the forms it takes, its histories and trajectories and its impact on a broad set of sectors including the continent’s burgeoning economies
Higher education dynamics in a changing Africa: The role of higher education in economic and political transformation in Africa, the rapid transformation in the African higher education landscape, the reform of African higher education and innovations in higher education leadership
Cross-cutting themes: Applications should indicate the ways in which some of these cross-cutting themes are integrated in their proposals: these are gender, generations, inequality, rurality and urbanity, memory and history, as well as futures and alternatives

Special call for female scholars

Increasing the participation of female scholars in the work and governance of CODESRIA has been a long-term goal of the Council. This is because of the marginal role that women have often occupied in the African academy and research landscape. The Council has over the years made some progress in increasing the participation of female scholars in its life and work as well as the consideration of gender in the work it supports though programs like its Gender Institute and Gender Symposium. We think the Council can do more in this regard. This special MRI call is part of a package of measures deployed to build on past advances and drastically increase the involvement of female scholars in the work and life of CODESRIA during the 2017-2021 strategic cycle.

The call invites applications from groups only. No individual awards will be granted. All projects should: 1) be headed by female scholars; and 2) have only women as members. Only in exceptional cases, and with proper justification, will the Council admit a group that has a majority of female applicants with a small number of male members. The members of a group may be from one country or multiple countries. Each group should have between 3 and 5 members and should take into account CODESRIA’s core principles of linguistic, intergenerational and interdisciplinary diversity. All members of a group should have a demonstrated ability to contribute meaningfully to the work of the group. The Council will offer up to USD 35,000 for each winning project.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit application packages containing the following required materials as Word documents. Please note that applications that lack any of these elements will be discarded.

A proposal with the following clearly titled sections: an introduction; statement and contextualization of research question; brief review of literature and/or competing hypotheses; study design and research methodology; theoretical and practical significance of the study; research plan and a brief summary of budget. Proposals must be submitted as Word documents and should not exceed 10 pages long (font type: Times New Roman; font size: 12; line spacing: double).
Completed budget template: A completed version of the budget template attached to this call. Budgets should take into consideration the fact that these grants have strict 16-month lifespans.
Annotated plan of deliverables: One-page annotated table of contents for two scholarly articles.
A cover letter listing full details- names, email and physical addresses and telephone number- of the members and coordinator of the project
CVs of the members of the project
Institutional affiliation: A letter indicating institutional affiliation of each member
Identification sheet: A completed version of the identification sheet attached to this call. Please leave the document as an Excel file.
The deadline for submission of applications for both individual and group grants is May 31, 2018. Notification of the result of the selection process will be done by July 30, 2018 and applicants who will not hear from us by then should consider their applications unsuccessful. All applications should be sent by email to “2018 Meaning-making Research Initiatives,” CODESRIA at mri@codesria.sn. When sending your email kindly use the subject line ‘MRI FS 2018’ to facilitate the processing of your application.

To learn more about CODESRIA’s Meaning-making Research Initiatives please contact:

Research Program
CODESRIA
BP 3304, CP 18524
Dakar, Senegal
Tel: +221 - 33 825 9822/23
Fax: +221- 33 824 1289
E-mail: mri@codesria.sn
Website: http://www.codesria.org


 

A Conference on Water Solutions

A Conference on 21st Century Water Solutions
 
On May 7, learn how some of the most water-challenged areas of the world are addressing water quality and supply issues in an era of global warming & environmental change.
 
At the UCLA conference Water in the Middle East and Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict, leading experts in a wide range of fields will share innovative techniques for:
 
·    Building and maintaining sustainable food systems,
·    Ensuring safe, clean water supplies, and
·    Establishing state-to-state partnerships for allocating water resources and avoiding resource conflicts
 
Join us and explore the potential for these local, regional and national solutions to help California and other water-scarce areas of the world.
 
For more information and to register,
visit the conference website
 
MidEastAfrica-Water.org
Please share this information with friends or colleagues
who may be interested in attending
 
For questions, please email mea-water@international.ucla.edu
 
 

Aid & Trade London, April 25-26, 2018

The world is at a critical juncture. In the last two decades, 218 million people each year were affected by disasters, at an annual cost to global economy that exceeds $300 billion according to the United Nations. 

Aid & Trade London is a call for action; a premium two-day event that brings together global aid and development communities to learn, network, supply, and source. Aid & Trade London is composed of a leading forum, exhibition, workshops, panel discussions, and provides a platform for the Change Maker Awards. 

Aid & Trade London 2018 presents an excellent opportunity to meet new procurement professionals from the United Nations, governments, the European Union, Red Cross and Red Crescent Communities, global NGOs, and INGOs; sell your products to the right audience; and network and establish new contacts. Over 2,000 participants are expected to attend, including governments, thought leaders, and global policy makers. 

Click here to register. Contact us on +44 (0) 203 036 0506 or info@aidandtrade.london for exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities. Don’t miss this high-level opportunity to meet with the right audience!

 
 

Invitation: The Future of Democracy In Central and South America - Wednesday, April 18, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Hudson Institute
Event Invitation
The Future of Democracy in Central and South America

Wednesday, April 18th
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Hudson Institute
Stern Policy Center
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004
Register

From Argentina to Colombia, market-friendly, moderate governments are consolidating the gains of decades of collective efforts, while the tragic unraveling of Venezuela and the anti-corruption wave spreading across the region seem to indicate that the time for authoritarian rulers and lack of accountability is over. Yet the growth of populism elsewhere, the menace of global economic instability, and the disillusionment of Latin Americans with democracy could easily turn the current situation into a very different story. 

On April 18, Hudson Institute will host a panel to discuss the future of democracy in Central and South America. The panel will consist of writer and journalist Claudio Iván Remeseira and Jaime Daremblum, Director of Hudson Institute’s Center for Latin American Studies.

Speakers
Claudio Iván Remeseira
Claudio Iván Remeseira is a writer and journalist based in New York City. He was worked for the Wall Street Journal Americas, La Nación (Argentina) and El Diario, the longest-existing Spanish-language paper in the U.S. He is also the author of Hispanic New York (Columbia University Press, 2011)  and is working on a book on Pope Francis' theological-political roots.
Ambassador Jaime Daremblum
Ambassador Jaime Daremblum, a scholar of Latin America, international politics, and international economics, joined Hudson Institute as senior fellow and director of Hudson's Center for Latin American Studies in 2005. He served as Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States from 1998 to 2004.
Program
Registration
11:45 am — 12:00 pm
Introduction
12:00 pm — 12:10 pm
Speaker Remarks and Discussion
12:10 pm — 1:10 pm
Audience Q & A
1:10 pm — 1:30 pm
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1st Global Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance 2018 (GCIEF2018)

Call For Papers
1st Global Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance 2018 (GCIEF2018)
24-25 October 2018, Kuala Lumpur
Website: https://ircief.org.my/gcief2018/
Registration & Submission: https://submit.confbay.com/conf/gcief2018

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a United Nations effort to create a common set of development goals in every country from 2015 to 2030. The countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. The success of SDGs involves engagement of different stakeholders.

Financial institutions are one of the stakeholders that play an important role in contributing to the success of SDGs. The contribution of Islamic Finance institutions depends on both the economic returns on these projects and their orientation towards social and environmental issues. Currently, the role of Islamic Finance in achieving SDGs goals are still at early stage and need for further discussions. Thus, the Global Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance will be a platform for the intellectuals to discuss and to exchange ideas on the role of Islamic Finance in contributing towards the SDGs.

Conference Theme
Sustainable Development Goals: Way Forward in Islamic Finance

Key Areas
1.      Islamic Financial Engineering
2.      Finntech
3.      Innovation
4.      Financial Stability
5.      Financial Inclusion and Shared Prosperity
6.      Infrastructure Development
7.      Risk Management
8.      Maqasid Shariah
9.      Other relevant topics

Publication Opportunity
Selected papers will be given priority to be published in IRCIEF, KUIS or ISRA journal publications.

Important Dates (GMT +8:00)
1.      Abstract Deadline: 15 May 2018
2.      Full Paper Deadline: 31 August 2018

Global Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance 2018
IRCIEF@KUIS
Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS),
Persiaran Seri Putra 1, Bandar Seri Putra, 43000 Kajang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia

Email: info.ircief@kuis.edu.my
Website: https://ircief.org.my/gcief2018/
Registration & Submission: https://submit.confbay.com/conf/gcief2018

This programme is organised by International Research Centre of Islamic Economics and Finance (IRCIEF) in collaboration with International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA).

Main Organiser:
International Research Centre of Islamic Economics and Finance (IRCIEF)
IRCIEF is a research centre under the International Islamic University College Selangor (KUIS) that focuses on Islamic Banking and Finance. The uniqueness of IRCIEF is the collaboration between the industry players and academicians to mutually strengthen the Islamic economics and finance. Industry players provide services that fully comply to Syariah requirements while academicians are responsible to conduct research and share the current and latest findings for the advancement of Islamic economics and finance. In this respect, IRCIEF act as a centre allowing for academicians and industry players to meet and to discuss together on issues, solutions and recommendations in the field of Islamic Banking and Finance. Visit http://www.kuis.edu.my/ircief for further information.

Collaborator:
International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA).
The International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance or commonly known as ISRA was established on May 2008 by the Central Bank of Malaysia (BNM) as an Islamic finance research institution, focusing on Shari’ah related issues. ISRA acts as a repository of knowledge for Shari’ah views (fatwas) and undertakes studies on contemporary issues, especially those relating to the Shari’ah in the Islamic financial industry. ISRA contributes towards the strengthening of human capital development in Islamic finance by providing the relevant Shari’ah expertise. It also provides a platform for greater engagement amongst practitioners, scholars, regulators and academicians via research and dialogue, in the domestic and international arenas. Through its pioneering research and rigorous intellectual dialogue, ISRA aims to promote innovation and dynamism thus extends the boundaries of Islamic finance. It is envisioned that with greater research and dialogue, mutual respect and
recognition will emerge within the global community of the Islamic financial industry. ISRA’s Council of Scholars, a group comprised of eminent local and international Shari’ah scholars has been set up to provide input and assistance in the strategic direction of ISRA’s research.

Call for Papers extended/4th ComSymbol "Believe in Technology: Mediatization of the Future and the Future of Mediatization

We would like to announce that the Call for Papers for the4^th  
ComSymbol "Believe in Technology: Mediatization of the Future and the
Future of Mediatizationhas been extended. We invite you to submit your
abstractsby*April 23, 2018*using the guidelines mentioned in the Call.

*Organizers:* IARSIC-CORHIS EA 7400, Paul Valéry University of
Montpellier and Research Center Serge Moscovici, Aurel Vlaicu University
from Arad (Romania) on the occasion of the Great Union Centenary

*Scientific Partners:*

Grupo de Pesquisa Midiatização e Processos Sociais (GPMPS) of
University do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS, Brazil

Centre d’études et de recherches multimédia (CERM), Mons University, Belgium

Cox Center for International Mass Communication Training and research,
Georgia University, USA

Conference venue

Aurel Vlaicu University, Arad, Romania

_http://www.uav.ro/en/index_

*November 8-9, 2018, *Arad, Romania

*Deadline for submission: **April 23, 2018*

Call for papers available here: https://ww2.iarsic.com/en/comsymbol-2018/

*Virtual presentation*:
https://ww2.iarsic.com/en/comsymbol-2018/presentation-virtuelle/

*Conference languages*: French or English

*The proceedings *will be reviewed and will have an ISBN. The
proceedings will be published at a French Academic Publishing and will
be submitted for indexing in a number of citation indexes including
(Google Books, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, the
ISI Thomson Web of Science, etc.). The 2014 and 2016 Comsymbol
conference proceedings were indexed in the ISI Thomson Web of Science
database.

*Important dates*

April 23, 2018: Submission of an abstract of approximately 350-400
words, including spaces, and five keywords. The abstract could be
written in *French or English*. The proposal must include the name and
affiliations as well as the email address of all authors.

*April 30, 2018**:* Notification of abstract acceptance via email

*June 15, 2018**:* Submission of the full papers (6000-8000 words with
references)

*July 7, 2018:* full paper acceptance

*September 20, 2018 *: final full paper submission

All proposals and questions should be addressed to:

essachess@gmail.com 

All proposals will be double blind peer reviewed. Authors of the
accepted papers will be notified by e-mail.

Conference Themes (the following list is not exhaustive):

-New upcoming InfoCom technologies

-Sociology of the future of the media

-Social networks and economy of trust in the technology of the future

-New media storytelling and the future of organisations

-Future of diversity and of its media representations

-Predictions on social transformations induced by the media

-Media investments in the policies of the future

-Technologies as an image of humankind and images of humankind in the
invisible

-Mediatized explorations of the mysteries of matter, life and mind

-Cyber culture and anthropology of the future

-Media and constructions of myths on power as an immanent aspect of
artificial intelligence

-Intentional servitudes to the NTIC against the liberties and rights of
humankind

-Marketing of the social media and psychology of the future

-Religious representations in the mediatization of the technological future

-Mediatization of affaires and digital justice

-Education and future behaviours shaped by media

-Intelligent mediatic desacralization of religious practices

-Game of power and spirituality in the ecosystems of the future

-Figures of hope aroused by the mediatization of the technological future

-Transhumanism and ideologies of the future

-Media, ethics of the future and genetic programming

-Apocalypses and technological disasters forecasted by the media

-Roles of the media in the futurological extrapolation between
believable and uncertain

-Future of spirituality in the context of immersive audio-visual media

-Media promises on the robotization of faith

-Future markets of media and the rise of the economy of the forbidden

-Start-up

-FrenchTech, Silicon Valley…

-Mediatization of the scientific imagination in touch with religions

-Mediatization of believes, convictions, predictions, utopias, the
uncertain, the immanent, etc. and of the human-machine interactions

-Etc.


Call for Papers: SSAAANZ2018 uses of cinema

*_Extended Call for Papers: __Second Screen Studies Association of
Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (SSAAANZ) conference, __‘__The Uses
of Cinema: Film, Television, Screen’, __2018_
*

*Closing date for submissions: 30 April 2018*

Location: School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University, Melbourne
November 21–23, 2018

In recent years film and television scholarship has seen a renewed focus
on /the uses of cinema/ – that is, on educational, instructional,
non-theatrical, client-sponsored and government-sponsored filmmaking –
in collections such as /Films That Work /(Hediger and Vonderau, 2009),
/Useful Cinema /(Acland and Wasson, 2011), /Films of Fact: A History of
Science in Documentary Films and Television/ (Boon 2008) and/ Learning
with the Lights Off: Educational Film/(Orgeron, Orgeron and Streible 2012).
This work – along with 2018’s fiftieth anniversary of the events of May
1968 – provides an occasion for reflection upon /the usefulness of
film/ and television practice and scholarship, and offers twin points of
reference for the Second Biennial Conference of the Screen Studies
Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (SSAAANZ).

SSAAANZ invites papers and panel suggestions from researchers,
archivists, educators, policymakers, and practitioners on any aspects of
/the //critical, social and political uses of cinema/ including, /but
not limited/ to the following themes:

   * Activist film and television
   * 1968 and global film culture
   * Film and television practice and praxis
   * Film and ethnography
   * Utilitarian filmmaking
   * Women and cinema
   * Seriality and cinema
   * Cinema and the environment
   * Cinema and the brain
   * Film and pedagogy
   * Film and tourism
   * Language use on screen
   * Misuses of cinema

Expected plenary speakers (TBC) include:

   * Stella Bruzzi (Warwick University)
   * Allison De Fren (Occidental College, LA)
   * Jason Mittell (Middlebury College, VT)
   * Claire Perkins (Monash University, Melbourne)
   * Haidee Wasson (Concordia University, Montréal)

Abstracts for individual papers and for pre-constituted panels (of up to
three speakers) are welcomed on any of the conference themes.**For
papers, please submit an abstract of 150-200 words and a bio of 50 words
for each presenter. For panel proposals please submit a proposal for a
panel comprising 3 speakers (3 x 20 min papers). Please provide a
descriptive title for the panel, abstracts of 150-200 words each and a
bio of 50 words for each presenter.

*Please submit your proposals to: Arts-MFJ-UsesOfCinema@monash.edu
. The conference convenors are:
Constantine Verevis and Deane Williams (Monash University). *

Research ethics in empirical ethics studies: Case studies and commentaries for JERHRE extended deadline until April 30.

Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics

  http://journals.sagepub.com/home/jre







Call for Contributions



The Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (JERHRE) invites contributions to a forthcoming special issue on Research ethics in empirical ethics studies: Case studies and commentaries. Dr Sabine Wöhlke and Prof Dr Silke Schicktanz (both from University Medical Centre, Göttingen) will serve as Guest Editors for the special issue.



Empirical studies on aspects of medicine and health care enjoy a long scientific tradition. Out of this tradition, many specialties have emerged in researching aspects of health-related research, such as medical sociology or medical anthropology. However, questions focussing on research ethics are a more recent phenomenon in human research. The last decade has seen an exponential increase in empirical-ethical studies in bioethics more broadly and research ethics specifically.



The term ‘empirical ethics’ refers to a more-or-less systematic combination of qualitative or quantitative social studies and applied normative ethics. Empirical ethics advances bioethics, inter alia, by enlarging contextual frameworks, enhancing problem sensitivity, increasing realism of bioethics analysis, and providing an empirical component to ethics problem-solving in health-related research.



While ‘traditionally’ research ethics has focussed on biomedical research, many issues raised in research ethics may also arise in empirical-ethical studies. Both qualitative and quantitative studies can raise issues such as autonomy and informed consent, confidentiality, data security, risk/benefit determinations, scientific validity, social value, community engagement, research with incompetent or vulnerable participants, issues with local ethics review and legal systems, conflicts of interest or even research misconduct. However, these might be overlooked by empirical ethics researchers, either because the physical risks for research participants are seen as low or because the researchers prioritize the well-being and respect for the autonomy of their research participants over other more subtle ethical issues.



While many guidelines for research ethics and excellent handbooks on empirical methodologies exist, critical ethical self-reflection on concrete cases is often absent or superficial.



Against this background, it is our pleasure to invite international scholars from the social sciences, empirical bioethics and related areas to contribute to this JERHRE special issue by providing, firstly, an anonymized case study of an empirical ethics study, and, secondly, providing ethical reflection on issues arising in the case provided. The special issue will thus comprise a selection of anonymized case presentations and at least two focused ethics commentaries on each case.



Papers will be selected in the following two-stage manner:



First, scholars (as collectives) are invited to submit an extended abstract (max. 1000 words). The abstract should summarize the practical case, using a standard format (see below) stating why it poses an important research ethical issue in empirical ethics. The methodological context must be clearly outlined (e.g., whether it is a qualitative interview study or focus group study with lay persons, patients, members of review boards/RECs, children, vulnerable persons, experts etc., participatory/non-participatory observation studies in the health care system, clinical setting, home care or expert system or surveys with lay persons, patients, experts, stakeholders, etc.).



The case should be paradigmatic for the field. Cases can cover all kinds of fields in health-related social science and health-related empirical research ethics (e.g. reproductive medicine, end of life, dementia, genetics, stem cell research, nursing care, health care allocation, transplantation medicine, disability studies, oncology, epidemics or infectious diseases. We prefer a focus on research issues in these fields, but this is not meant to be exclusive). Nevertheless, cases should ideally focus onone method/topical issue.



Research ethics issues we are interested in may include one of the following topics:

·         Informed consent with various populations

·         Autonomy issues during data collection

·         Community engagement

·         Social value of research

·         Scientific validity of research

·         Risk/benefit issues

·         Ethics review and approval

·         Data access and data sharing

·         Participatory or epistemic justice

·         Conflict of interests

·         Vulnerability of participants

·         Fair selection of participants

·         Transparency of research aims during data collection and analysis

·         Stigmatization or discrimination

·         Fairness towards co-researchers or participants

·         Research integrity and responsible conduct of research



Second, the abstract should briefly outline one or two potential commentaries on the case. Commentaries should be written by different authors and cover different perspectives. A short bio of each contributing author (max. 100 words per person) should be added.



We plan to publish a broad international selection covering various ethical issues related to different methodologies used in empirical studies of ethical issues. The JERHRE special issue hopes to promote self-reflection by all related disciplines to enrich and inform the teaching and practice of research ethics and methodology globally. The special issue will contain an endpaper reviewing the issues raised and solutions proposed with a view to informing best practices, training, a research agenda and suggestions for normative guidance.



Editors will select abstracts according to originality, thoroughness and variety. The abstract should be structured as follows:



·         Proposed Title

·         Authors (and authors‘ affiliations and contact details)

·         Country context (including health features)

·         Description of the study/research/situation in which the ethical issues arose

·         Case vignette

·         Ethical issues arising

·         Conclusions

·         Suggestions for commentary topics 1 and 2

·         Suggested commentators and contact details





After editorial review of the abstracts, selected authors will then be invited to submit a full version consisting of:

a) fully anonymized case vignette structured as above; focusing on the story line of the core problem (max. 1500 words) and

b) one or two draft commentaries (each max. 2000 words) by different authors reflecting on the case from different perspectives. Examples of leading questions for the commentaries could be:

a)      What is/are the core ethical question(s) in this case and why did it/they occur? Or critically: Is this really a research ethics issue?

b)      How does the research context (cultural context, social relationship, ethical/legal specificities) define key research ethics sensitivities?

c)      How could the ethical problem be resolved? How could such problems be prevented or avoided in future?

d)      Who is responsible for what?

e)      What are the practical or methodological aspects that need to be considered?

f)       What are the institutional dimensions of the case and what changes or developments are indicated?



All invited full submissions will be independently peer reviewed. Invitation to submit a paper does not guarantee acceptance.



In the case of authors providing only one, or no, suitable case commentary, the editors of the special issue will invite external commentaries.



Timeline:

Abstract submission: April 30, 2018 to the following address:    sabine.woehlke@medizin.uni-goettingen.de

Notification of invited authors: 3nd week of May 2018

Submission of full manuscripts (case plus one or two commentaries): August 15, 2018

Peer review process of manuscripts will take place until November 2018.

Target publication date: Early spring 2019.

Please send queries or expressions of interest to Dr. Sabine Wöhlke

Email:   sabine.woehlke@medizin.uni-goettingen.de


Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics

  http://journals.sagepub.com/home/jre

Participatory Media and Global Change - Research Workshop

Participatory Media and Global Change


The Centre for Global Media and Communication at SOAS, and the Programme
for Screen and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne are
please to present a co-hosted summer research workshop on Participatory
Media and Global Change.


The notion of ‘participation’ retains a suggestion of locality and
closeness. It turns our attention inward, toward contingent and located
community practice. And yet quite conversely, the gaze of media and
communication research today moves steadily outward, seeking new
pathways for interrogating our ever more globally distributed society.
Nevertheless, community participation remains an important aspect of
much of our research, promising access to local and decentralised
sources of knowledge, while offering a powerful resistance to
ethnocentric closure.


Does a concept of ‘participation’ — with its ambitions for horizontal
community engagement across social and geo-cultural place — still have a
role in understanding the drivers of contemporary global cultures? If
so, what approaches to participation might allow us to build new
conceptual frameworks, to bridge ideas of local social action with
ongoing critiques of global transformation?


This Workshop invites scholars and practitioners from a across a range
of fields in media and cultural studies to discuss the ways that
participation permeates the present, and future, of our collective
research. Collaborators will be invited to briefly present their own
ongoing work, before an open round-table discussion on participatory
global cultures in the future of global communication scholarship.


If you are interested in collaborating with the event, please email
Joshua McNamara (joshua.mcnamara@unimelb.edu.au), along with a brief 200
word abstract of your work.


The Workshop will take place at SOAS, University of London, on 19th June
2018 (exact venue TBD).

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CFP: PopCAANZ Conference

POP CULTURE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND (PopCAANZ)

EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS

9th Annual International Conference
2–4 July, 2018

Auckland University of Technology, City Campus
Auckland, New Zealand

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ)
is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures. It is
concerned with the study of the social practices and the cultural
meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and
practices of everyday life, as a product of consumption, an intellectual
object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces
that shape societies.

We invite academics, professionals, cultural practitioners and those
with a scholarly interest in popular culture to send a 150 word abstract
and 100 word bio to the area chairs listed below by 4 May, 2018.

Biography and Life Writing: Rachel Franks: biography@popcaanz.com


Business: Vicki Karaminas: business@popcaanz.com


Celebrity Studies: Alex Bevan: celebritystudies@popcaanz.com


Comics, Manga and Anime: Paul Mountfort: comics@popcaanz.com


Creative Writing: Karen Simpson Nikakis: writing@popcaanz.com


Curating: Heather Gailbraith: curating@popcaanz.com


Design: Peter Gilderdale: design@popcaanz.com 

Disability: Kimberley McMahon-Coleman: disability@popcaanz.com


Electronic Ecologies: Ryszard Dabek: e-ecologies@popcaanz.com


Fandom: Katherine Larsen: fandom@popcaanz.com 

Fashion: Vicki Karaminas, Justine Taylor: fashion@popcaanz.com


Fiction: Rachel Franks: fiction@popcaanz.com 

Film: Daniel Binns: film@popcaanz.com 

Food: Paul Mountfort food@popcaanz.com 
Gender and Queer: Anita Brady: gender@popcaanz.com


Girlhood Studies: Juliette Peers: girlhood@popcaanz.com


Gothic and Horror: Lorna Piatti-Farnell: gothic@popcaanz.com


History: Peter Gilderdale: history@popcaanz.com


Indigenous: Jakelin Troy: jakelin.troy@sydney.edu.au


Journalism: Sue Green: journalism@popcaanz.com


Law: Jason Bainbridge: law@popcaanz.com 

Museum Studies: Lyn Hicks: museumstudies@popcaanz.com


Performance: Sue Osmond: performance@popcaanz.com


Popular Romance: Jodi McAlister: popularomance@popcaanz.com


Race and Whiteness Studies: Holly Randell-Moon:
raceandwhitestudies@popcaanz.com 

Radio and Audio Media: Martin Hadlow: radio@popcaanz.com


Religion: Holly Randell-Moon: religion@popcaanz.com


Science: Steven Gil: science@popcaanz.com 

Spatial Arts: Julieanna Preston: spatial@popcaanz.com


Subcultures: Kathryn Hardy Bernal: subcultures@popcaanz.com


Television: Rosser Johnson: tv@popcaanz.com 

Textiles: Vishna Collins: textiles@popcaanz.com


Toys and Games: Jason Bainbridge: toys@popcaanz.com


Visual Arts: Adam Geczy: visualarts@popcaanz.com


PopCAANZ will publish double-blind peer reviewed Conference Proceedings
online following the conference, and select presenters will be invited
to submit suitable articles to the Association’s official journal, The
Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture (Penn State University Press).
Queries about new areas should be directed to vicepresident@popcaanz.com
    For Conference information see
www.popcaanz.com 

EASA2018 Call for Papers ends today at 23:59 CEST

This is the final reminder that the Calls for Papers
,
Laboratories  and
the Early Career Scholars Forum Plenary
for EASA2018
will close in two weeks, on *April 9*, at 23:59 CET. (The Call for Films
 will remain open
until May 5).

The theme  of the
conference this year is 'Staying, Moving, Settling' and there are 160
panels

to choose from!

Please note that ALL proposals must be made via the online form to a
specific panel, not by email. There is a 'propose a paper' link beneath
the long abstract of each panel page. Beneath that is an indication of
how many proposals that panel has received to-date - possibly useful
when deciding which panel to propose to.

Yours,
EASA2018 Conference team

MREV - Call for Papers: What Makes a Job Good or Bad? Standards of Good Work Revisited

Call for Papers: What Makes a Job Good or Bad? Standards of Good Work Revisited

Guest Editors:
Dorothea Alewell, University of Hamburg (Germany)
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (Germany)

Special Issue

Standards of good work – in economics, law, sociology and industrial psychology – are rooted in ideas of protecting labour against exploitation and alienation. Certainly, these basic ideas have not lost their importance. However, organisations as socio-technological systems have radically changed during the last decades, which entails the need for revision of the implications formulated in the 1960s. The front against Taylorism and the bureaucratic phenomenon will prove fruitless in times of the flexible organisation and subsequently flexible women and men. E. g.:
Technical progress may result not only in a reduction of workload but also in a devaluation of human capital which is bounded to persons, relatives and communities. New sourcing strategies of enterprises for example via crowd and click work platforms will change the structure of relevant labour markets.
Labour law may foster the unintended effect of building up a non-core workforce which is excluded from regulations which protect regular employees. The questions of how protection can be organised elsewhere, and whether monetary instruments as an unconditional minimum wage are a good remedy are still debated intensely.
The additional margin for manoeuvre intended as a resource enabling coping in models of work-related stress has converted to a stressor itself in flexible organisations.
Changes of value orientations, which are out of the perspective of social research since decades, may result in altered individual demands and hence on answers to the question what makes a good job.
The same is true for the change in the structure of the workforce, for example concerning age, gender, generation and religious orientation, on the collective level.
This is not an exhaustive list.

The special issue welcomes empirical studies as well as theoretical papers.
 
Deadline
Full papers for this special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies must be submitted by August 31st, 2018. All contributions will be subject to double-blind review. Papers invited to a “revise and resubmit” are due January 31th, 2019. The publication is scheduled for issue 3/2019. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system at http://www.mrev.nomos.de/ using “SI Standards of Good Work” as article section.

Submission Guidelines
Manuscript length should not exceed 8,000 words (excluding references) and the norm should be 30 pages in double-spaced type with margins of about 3 cm (1 inch) on each side of the page. Further, please follow the guidelines on the journal's website and submit the papers electronically by sending a “blind” copy of your manuscript (delete all author identification from this primary document).


Yogascapes conference CfP deadline extension 15 June 2018

The Call for Papers Deadline for the Y*oga, Movement and Space Conference,
Kyoto, Japan 2-3 November 2018*, has been extended to *15 June 2018. *

Below, you can find more information.

This conference seeks to foster an interdisciplinary exchange between
anthropologists, sociologists, historians, indologists, scholars of
religion, philosophers, philologists and linguists. And, also, yoga
practitioners and members of the general public interested in attending.

The intention is to facilitate a leisurely and collegial two-day
interdisciplinary conference, which is thematically anchored around the
broad theme of *yoga as movement*, particularly in relation to the imaginative
consumption
 of
tourism and pilgrimage within the multi-trillion-dollar global wellness
industry

(which defines wellness as a *state of complete physical, mental, and
social well-being*).

Building upon a 'serious leisure perspective
*'* (SLP), participants are
free to discuss how movement can be understood as that which occurs *on and
off the yoga mat. *This includes the imaginative movement that occurs in
meditation, the physical movement to and within one’s local yoga studio, or
travel to exotic, distant lands. Aspects of which are inherent in the
creation and consumption yoga-inflected lifestyles.

We will also explore how the subjective, embodied experience of the yoga
practitioner is mediated through internal movements of aspiration,
expectation, and imagination. This includes textual-historical and
ethnographic analysis of how imaginative interiorisation is used to
traverse an internal sacred-scape, such as a*mānasa-tīrtha* (mind-passage),
a process that is arguably as important as physical movement through time
and space.

This development and management of imaginary landscapes, where the imagined
*-scape* is interpolated onto a physical place, may hold more
epistemological and ontological importance than the physical location one
finds themselves in (See McCartney 2017
).

This notion of ‘movement’ allows for the exploration of how the pursuit of
self-improvement

 and purification may consequently produce different types of environmental
and social 'pollution'; and how participation in the global yoga tribe
might potentially reify both, global and local, social and economic
networks and hierarchies. Thus, 'movement', also relates to cultural
conflict related to the social-political issues of manipulating cultural
narratives, cultural appropriation, 'white-washing', and the building of
cultural nationalisms. Therefore, there is space within the conference for
us to discuss the steps required to practically decolonise yoga
,
both from the colonial and post-colonial/neo-liberal masters.

​If you would like to read more about the ideas inspiring this conference,
click here

.

To register, click here
.

​Thank you, for your interest in this conference.

All the best,

パトリック マッカートニー
Patrick McCartney, PhD
JSPS Fellow - Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto
University, Japan
Research Associate - Nanzan University Anthropological Institute, Nagoya,
Japan
Visiting Fellow - South and South-east Asian Studies Department, Australian
National University

Skype - psdmccartney
Phone + Whatsapp:  +81-80-9811-3235
Twitter - @psdmccartney

*bodhapūrvam calema* ;-)


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Summer School “Multidisciplinary Game Research - Between Theory and Practice” Utrecht University

Summer School “Multidisciplinary Game Research - Between Theory and
Practice”

Where:          Utrecht University (Drift 25, 3512 BR Utrecht, The Netherlands),

When:           20-24th August, 2018 (Start: Monday 20th August, 9am | End:
Friday 24th August, 5pm).

Overview
This summer course provides a multidisciplinary perspective on games and
play in contemporary culture, combining current research trajectories in
game analysis and design with insights into the socially transformative
potential of applied games in particular.
The program comprises workshops by senior researchers from the Center
for the Study of Digital Games and Play (Utrecht University/UU), the
departments for “Media and Culture Studies” and “Information and
Computing Sciences” (UU), the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable
Development (UU), and the Professorship for Interactive Digital
Narrative (University of Arts Utrecht/HKU). All workshops will combine
lecture segments and critical discussions with hands-on experimental
applications and group exercises.

Tracks
Games play an increasingly important role in areas like education,
healthcare, safety, urban planning, sustainability, the creative
industries, entertainment and other cultural, technological as well as
socio-economic sectors. To address this complexity, the summer school is
divided into two interrelated tracks, which combine perspectives on
games from the humanities, the computer sciences and the social sciences.
The first track covers state-of-the art approaches in Game Analysis and
Design. Apart from formally investigating the design and rhetoric of
individual games, this track also includes practice-based approaches
such as experimental game-making and Let’s Play videos to capture the
impact that games have on the players. Participants will create and
modify their own design experiments, combining audio-visual design,
writing and gameplay to explore how games can craft stories and convey
persuasive messages.
The second track focuses on Applied Games, specifically with regard to
education, health and social change. These workshops will discuss and
illustrate using case studies how games are used in formal learning and
professional training contexts, how they can raise awareness of
important social issues such as climate change and political
radicalization, as well as how they can stimulate physical and mental
health, especially if played with the body rather than a controller.
Participants will learn to use and evaluate applied games, using sample
applications developed at Utrecht University as case studies.
  Target Audience
The summer school is aimed at students (from ambitious BA and MA/MSc
students to PhD candidates) and industry professionals, who are
interested in the analysis, design and social benefits of (computer)
games and play in contemporary society. It offers students an innovative
platform, combining theoretical and practical approaches to develop a
multidisciplinary understanding of games as a software technology, a
form of cultural expression, and a social phenomenon.
  COURSE LEADER: Assoc Prof. Dr. Stefan Werning (s.werning@uu.nl)
PERIOD: 20-08-2018 to 24-08-2018
  CREDITS: 1,5 ECTS credits + certificate of attendance
  COURSE FEE: € 300 (Course fee + course materials), Housing: € 200
(through Utrecht Summer School)
  MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.uu.nl/en/events/summer-school-multidisciplinary-game-research-between-theory-and-practice

APPLY ONLINE AT:
https://www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/science/multidisciplinary-game-research

fully-funded PhD Graduate Teaching and studentship

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD Graduate Teaching and
studentship position at the School of Media, Communication and Sociology
at the University of Leicester. This position is available for four
years from 1 October 2018.

The successful applicant will receive an annual stipend and salary
package worth £14,777 and a full UK/EU tuition fee waiver. The award
covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rates and is open to *UK/EU applicants
only*.

We welcome outline PhD proposals and applications from suitably
qualified applicants who can show evidence of an interest in any of our
areas of research expertise:

Public Communication

Media Cultures

Digital Networks and Communication

Citizenship, Migration and Identity

Culture, Consumption and Production

Youth, Childhood and Generation

Developments in Theory and Methods

Full details of the Graduate Teaching Assistantship (and how to apply)
can be found here:https://www2.le.ac.uk/research-degrees/funding/ssah

   The deadline for applications is the *20 April 2018*.

CfP: INsPIrE «Media Education and Citizenship»

CfP: INsPIrE International Conference (and further publication) «Media
Education and Citizenship»
22 June 2018
IHECS – Brussels (Belgium)
Online:
http://engageurope.eu/call-for-papers-international-conference-on-media-education-and-citizenship/

1. Argument:

A reflection on journalism cannot be conducted independently from a
reflection on democracy, because they are strongly interlinked
(Muhlmann, 2004; Perret, 2007). At the heart of this relationship is a
dual challenge, the terms of which are interdependent: to bring the
debate to life and to weave common ground. The media thus fully
participate in the « conflictual building of the political community »
(Mulhmann, 2004, p.11). In Europe, traditional media are increasingly
weakened and denounced by citizens as incapable of fostering this
pluralism (Verfaillie, 2013; European Commission, 2016). The financial
crisis of the press is fuelling a more general crisis in the
socio-political and cultural representation of our societies. Many
researchers have focused on the media coverage of disadvantaged urban
areas – in the suburbs or in central neighbourhoods according to urban
configurations (Lochard, 2002; Gandonnière, 2002; Garcin-Marrou, 2005;
Vieillard-Baron, 2011), identity construction in the media (Lacalle,
2008 & 2012; Lochard & Popelard, 2012; Simelio, 2015), and in particular
the stereotypes by which an urban mythology of the « youth » has been
constructed (Longhi, 2011; Lacalle, 2013). Those analyses point out the
performativity of media discourses, and refer to the  “mediapolis”
(Deuze, 2009; Silverstone, 2007; de Jong and Schuilenburg, 2006),
defined as  “a comprehensively mediated public space where media
underpin and overarch the experiences and expressions of everyday life”
(Deuze, 2009). Thus, according to Deuze, “a perspective on life lived
in, rather than with, media can and perhaps should be the ontological
benchmark for a 21st-century media studies” (Ibid., p.137).
It must be said that diversity policies promoted by the European Union,
the states or by the media companies themselves, essentially
quantitative and translated by quotas, have not initiated any real
change (Macé, 2009) in media representations, for lack of integration
into the organizational and journalistic culture. The target audiences
of these policies remain media objects (Zerouala, 2015, p.31), certainly
more visible, but locked in dominant heteronomous representations. The
media are therefore “at the center of a balance of power, a game of
interactional forces bringing together information professionals, public
authorities and inhabitants of peripheral urban areas, developing
autonomous strategies that oppose them” (Lochard, 2002, p.31-32).
Jacinthe Mazzerachi thus identifies four (non-exclusive) types of
behaviours adopted by young people to exist in the city: withdrawal,
individual affirmation, the logic of gangs and territories, and
religious logic (Mazzocchetti, 2012). We can summarise them in two
opposite movements: one of disengagement / disinvestment, the other of
commitment / appropriation. These movements, observed more widely among
citizens of all ages, make it possible to apprehend the different
conceptions of media and education. In particular, they raise questions
about their common role in fostering pluralism and democracy, which is
the focus of different strands of media research, for instance on
constructive and solutions journalism (Wenzel, Gerson and Moreno, 2016).

The role of high education in social inclusion has been usually
addressed in terms of individual access and academic success (Gidley,
Hampson, Wheeler and Bereded-Samuel, 2010; Brundenius, Göransson and
Carvalho de Mello, 2017). However, the high education can also be
grasped as a driving force for local social projects. Interlinked with
non-formal education in a holistic perspective of lifelong learning (La
Belle, 1982), high education institutions develop innovative projects in
partnership with civil society for fostering emancipation. The
development of digital media and ICTs are interesting tools for
supporting those projects.

The proposals for INsPIrE conference may follow the following thematic
pillars: The first pillar discusses the principles, practices,
aesthetics and impact of “citizen media”. The second pillar concerns the
role of media education in active citizenship. The third one proposes a
reflection on the relations between high education and civil society.
Communication proposals can be presented either as reflexive analyses
based on empirical research, or as analyses of professional
communication practices – testimonies about practices and analysis of
the conditions of the action, its justifications, and its consequences.


2. Indicative bibliography
• Brundenius C., Göransson B., Carvalho de Mello J. (eds) (2017)
Universities, Inclusive Development and Social Innovation, Springer, Cham.
• Cardon, D., Granjon, F. (2003) Les mobilisations informationnelles
dans le mouvement altermondialiste, Colloque Les Mobilisations
altermondialistes, Paris, 3-5 décembre 2003.
• De Jong A, Schuilenburg M (2006) Mediapolis: Popular Culture and the
City. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers.
• Deuze, M. (2011) Media life, Media, Culture and Society, 33(1), 137-148.
• European Commission (2016) Media Pluralism and Democracy, Special
Eurobarometer 452, 23 November 2016.
• Gandonnière, P. (2002) Demain, les banlieues du monde…, Images et
discours sur la banlieue, Toulouse, France: ERES, 85-110. • Gidley, J.
M., Hampson, G. P., Wheeler, L., & Bereded-Samuel, E. (2010) From access
to success: An integrated approach to quality higher education informed
by social inclusion theory and practice, Higher Education Policy, 23(1),
123–147.
• La Belle, T. (1982) Formal, Nonformal and Informal Education: A
Holistic Perspective on Lifelong Learning, International Review of
Education / Internationale Zeitschrift Für Erziehungswissenschaft /
Revue Internationale De L'Education, 28(2), 159-175. • Lacalle, Ch.
(2013). Jóvenes y ficción televisiva. Construcción de identidad y
transmedialidad, Barcelona: UOCPress, 2013.
• Lacalle, Ch. (2012). La construction de l’étranger à la télévision
espagnole. In Lochard, G. & Popelard M. D, Images de l'étranger, Paris:
L’Harmattan, 2012, 127-141.
• Lochard, G. & Popelard M. D. (2012) Images de l'étrange, Paris,
L’Harmattan, 2012.
• Lochard, G. (2002) La « question de la banlieue » à la télévision
française: Mise en place et évolution d'un conflit de representations,
Images et discours sur la banlieue, Toulouse, France: ERES, 31-41. •
Macé, E. (2009) Mesurer les effets de l’ethnoracialisation dans les
programmes de télévision : limites et apports de l’approche quantitative
de la « diversité », Réseaux, vol. 157-158, no. 5, 233-265.
• Mazzocheti J. (2012) Sentiments d’injustice et théorie du complot.
Représentations d’adolescents migrants et issus des migrations
africaines (Maroc et Afrique subsaharienne) dans des quartiers précaires
de Bruxelles, Brussels Studies, n°63.
• Muhlmann G. (2004) Du journalisme en démocratie, Payot.
• Rosen, J. (2012) What are Journalists For ? Yale University Press.
• Silverstone, R. (2007) Media and Morality: On the Rise of the
Mediapolis. Cambridge: Polity.
• Simelio, N. (2015) España Proyecto de Monitoreo Global de Medios.
Informe Nacional. WACC.
• Verfaillie B. (2013) Les francais, les médias et les journalistes. La
confiance saigne… Alliance internationale des journalistes, Coll.
Journalisme responsible.
• Vieillard-Baron H. (2011) Banlieue, quartier, ghetto : de l’ambiguïté
des définitions aux représentations, Nouvelle revue de psychosociologie,
2011/2 n° 12, 27-40.
• Wenzel, A., Gerson, D., & Moreno, E. (2016) Engaging Communities
Through Solutions Journalism, Columbia Journalism Review. Zerouala F.
(2015) Médias en banlieue, de l’autre côté du miroir, Mouvements 2015/3
(n° 83), 29-34.


3. Languages

The languages of the conference are English and French.


4. Expected communication proposals and submission procedure
Proposals must be sent to us before the 6th of May 2018 by email:
esther.durin@galilee.be
Next to an abstract of between 1,000 and 1,500 character (sent in a .doc
format), proposals must include: the name, professional or academic
status, the institutional attachment, and the contact details of the
author(s) (emails and mail addresses).
Participation is free of charge.
A publication will follow the conference.


5. Scientific committee
• Elena ABRUDAN - Chair of the Journalism Department Faculty of
Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai
University, Cluj-Napoca.
• Rareș BEURAN, Lecturer, Faculty of Political, Administrative and
Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University.
• Iris DE ROOVER, Chair of the Journalism Department, Thomas More Mechelen.
• Esther DURIN, Lecturer, Institut des Hautes Etudes des Communications
Sociales/ PhD Student, Praxiling - UMR 5267 CNRS - Université de
Montpellier 3.
• Maria Rosario LACALLE ZALDUENDO, Chair of the Journalism and
Communication Department, University Autonomous of Barcelona.
• Laura LEPRÊTRE, Lecturer, Institut des Hautes Etudes des
Communications Sociales, Brussels.
• Cristina NISTOR, Lecturer and coordinator of Journalism studies in
English Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.
• Kiron PATKA, Lecturer, Center for Media Competence, University of Tübingen
• Cristina PUJOL, Lecturer, University Autonomous of Barcelona.
• Barbara SCHOFIELD, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, City, University of
London


PhD positions at the University of Copenhagen

The Department of Information Studies at the University of Copenhagen is
looking for two PhD fellows to be part of the department’s research
activities and to contribute to one or more of the department’s research
agendas.

Deadline for applications, 2 May 2018.
The three-year position is to be filled by 1 September 2018 or as soon
as possible thereafter.
The PhD scholarships are open-area; we are looking for applications in
all of the department’s areas of strength.  We are especially looking
for PhD project proposals that augment the department’s strong,
international research profile in new ways and areas. It is expected
that the PhD fellows will take active part in the department’s research
activities and it is a plus if the proposed research project is situated
between multiple areas of research within the department’s research
profile.  We expect that the proposed research project is clearly
situated within the department’s research strengths and activities and
that it is clearly connected to the expertise or interest of individual
faculty members or research groups.
For more information: http://employment.ku.dk/phd/?show=147020

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  PhD Scholarships at the Faculty of Humanities
The Department of Information Studies is looking for two PhD fellows to
be part of the department’s research activities and to contribute to one
or more of the department’s research agendas.

Deadline for applications, 2 May 2018.

The three-year position is to be filled by 1 September 2018 or as soon
as possible thereafter.

Area of research
The PhD scholarships are open-area; we are looking for applications in
all of the department’s areas of strength.  We are especially looking
for PhD project proposals that augment the department’s strong,
international research profile in new ways and areas.  It is expected
that the PhD fellows will take active part in the department’s research
activities and it is a plus if the proposed research project is situated
between multiple areas of research within the department’s research
profile.  We expect that the proposed research project is clearly
situated within the department’s research strengths and activities and
that it is clearly connected to the expertise or interest of individual
faculty members or research groups.

Please read more about the department at: http://informationstudies.ku.dk/

For any further questions regarding the Department of Information
Studies’ research profile, please contact the department’s PhD
coordinator, Associate Professor Laura Skouvig, e-mail:
laura.skouvig@hum.ku.dk

For all other inquiries please contact the PhD administration at the
Faculty of Humanities, e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk

Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal
requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and
‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration
for the PhD scholarship.

Admission requirements
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or the
equivalent. Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of
application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master
program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application
deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your
university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.

Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have their degree
assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to
establish, if the Master's degree is equivalent to a Danish Master's
degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and
Sciences website: http://ufm.dk/en

Excellent communication skills in English is considered essential and
applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD
Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in
English at any time during the recruitment process if this is considered
necessary.

Application requirements
Please note: The project description must not exceed 12,000 characters
(including title, table of content, punctuation, spacing, study plan,
figures, footnotes, and references etc., but excluding bibliography). If
the extent is exceeded your application will not be taken into
consideration. Please specify the amount of characters used at the top
(left/right) of your research proposal. Please send the research
proposal in an editable format.

Furthermore, please note: Text in additional application documents (e.g.
a CV) which could be considered as supplementary text to the project
description will be included in the calculation of the characters in the
project description.

General guidelines on how to make a research proposal are available
here:
http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/


CV
- CV including a list of publications, if available, must be submitted
with the application.
- Statement of consent
- Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For
example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange
at an international university, or a statement of consent from a
potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.

Recommendations and publications
Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or
your Master thesis.

Diploma and transcript of records
The following documentation must be submitted:

- A copy of the applicant's Master's degree diploma (if not available
before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
- A copy of the applicant's Master’s degree transcript of records (an
official description of the grading scale must be included)
- A copy of the applicant's Bachelor’s degree diploma
- A copy of the applicant's Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an
official description of the grading scale must be included)

If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language
than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish,
please include a translation into either of these languages in your
application.

The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made by
or approved by either:


     A state-authorized translator and interpreter
     The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document
was issued or where the translation was made
     A Danish consulate/embassy
     The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to
enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common
European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications –
the EuroPass framework. For more information, click here.

Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic
degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate. Read
more here.
Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on
our website at:
http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/

The recruitment process
  After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are
selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All
applicants will be notified whether they are passed on to assessment or
not. Whereafter, the Assessment Committee is appointed by the Dean and
the selected applicants are notified of the composition of the
committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of
the assessment which relates to their own application.

Afterwards selected qualified candidates will be invited for an
interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not
necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.

For further information on the recruitment process please see Copenhagen
University’s website: http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Enrolment
Enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities' PhD School is a
precondition for employment as a PhD scholar.

As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen,
you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6
semesters. In addition to this, you must complete courses totalling
approximately 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD programme you must
submit a PhD thesis in order to document your research effort.

Read more about the structure of the PhD programme and what it means to
be enrolled as a PhD student via this link:
http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/

For more information about the PhD School, click here:
http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Terms of employment
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms
and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish
Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional
Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged –
without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them
corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years.

For further information on employment, please see the collective
agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation
of Professional Associations (AC). Please read more here:
http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/


Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the
applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who
have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.

Contact
For any further questions, please contact the PhD Administration, HR
South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail:
phd@hrsc.ku.dk

As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites
applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age,
ethnic origin or religion.

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 2 May 2018
at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CEST).

You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the
application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken
into consideration after this deadline.

[Disability_studies_uw] Inclusion through entrepreneurship

A reminder about Sara Parker Harris and Rob Gould’s lecture next Tuesday.
 
https://disabilitystudies.washington.edu/April10_2018_Harris_entrepreneurship
 
Inclusion through entrepreneurship

 

The recent reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and the subsequent advancement of Employment First policy has reignited discussion around disability employment, particularly with regards to the potential for entrepreneurship to challenge the charity and rehabilitation models that pervade disability employment.

 

While self-employment among people with disabilities has been studied previously, entrepreneurship is qualitatively distinct both theoretically and in practice. Believed to foster economic growth and attitudinal change, entrepreneurship has been an essential part of the economy and historically has been used to help disadvantaged populations enter the labor market. Entrepreneurs with disabilities represent a source of innovation and productivity and, if offered the appropriate resources, entrepreneurship is both an employment strategy and an antipoverty strategy that can lead to economic self-sufficiency and empowerment.

 

This presentation reports on current employment trends and policies in the United States, and presents results from an interdisciplinary research project that uniquely bridges the fields of disability studies and entrepreneurial studies.

 

WHEN

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

10-11:30 am

 

WHERE

Allen Library Auditorium

 
ASL and CART have been requested.
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Call for Abstracts - #ScreentimeBU Graduate Student Conference

Greetings from Boston University's Emerging Media Studies program.  We are excited to announce that we are hosting our fourth annual #Screentime graduate student conference! If you have any graduate students or know any researchers who would be interested in attending this engaging academic conference on the lovely BU campus, please forward them the attached details of our upcoming event.  And please consider joining us yourself – it is free and open to the public, and we are still seeking potential chairs and discussants.  Contact us with any questions. 

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Call for Abstracts – #ScreentimeBU Graduate Student Conference

#NoFilter: Unmasking digital engagements and real world influence

Deadline to Submit Abstracts
May 24, 2018 

Conference Date
June 21, 2018 
11am - 6pm

The graduate students of Boston University’s Division of Emerging Media Studies are calling for abstracts for their fourth annual conference on emerging media. #ScreentimeBU is a graduate conference that provides a platform for students to showcase their research and to network with peers in emerging media studies.

This year’s #ScreentimeBU aims to remove the misleading cover of media “hypes” and explore the civic, social, and psychological implications of today’s media landscape. This conference is an opportunity to bridge diverse perspectives on the roles of users and technology in new media and to lay the groundwork for future research in the field.

Emerging media studies is an inherently interdisciplinary field, and as such we welcome abstracts from a variety of disciplines on a range of topics centered around our conference theme: Authenticity in digital communication, online engagement and offline effects. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Social media movements 
Social media bots
Algorithm bias 
Political communication 
Media in health communication and toxic news
Online relationships, communities, and social networks
Media communication transparency
Big data analysis and machine learning
Media psychology
Self-presentation on social media and digital privacy concerns
Video games, virtual reality, and augmented reality
Media literacy, online actions, and offline consequences
Human-computer interaction
Computer mediated communication
Wearable devices and mobile communication

The conference is free of charge for both attendees and speakers. For additional information about the conference and previous years’ conferences, please visit http://sites.bu.edu/demsconference/ 

Deadline for Abstracts: May 24. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to demsconf@bu.edu. Include your name and institutional affiliation (department/university), program and year of study, research focus/interests, and contact information (email and phone number) with all submissions. Abstracts will be peer reviewed, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance on a rolling basis no later than May 29.

Thanks again – hope to see you there!



#ScreentimeBU Abstract Team
Division of Emerging Media Studies
College of Communication
Boston University



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Call for Papers /Participants: “PARALLEL DISPLACEMENTS: THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR & KURDISH MIGRATION IN TURKEY, 2015-2018” Date: 24 May 2018 (10:00- 19:30) Venue: University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP)

Call for Papers /Participants:

“PARALLEL DISPLACEMENTS: THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR & KURDISH MIGRATION IN TURKEY, 2015-2018”

Date: 24 May 2018 (10:00- 19:30) Venue: University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP)


This one-day workshop is being co-ordinated by ULIP's Erasmus Research Fellow, Idil Onen, and by Dr. Seref Kavak, lecturer at Sciences Po Paris.

The Syrian civil war and its repercussions on governmental policies and military actions in the Middle East have generated displacement and conflict on a complex triangle of Syrian refugees, Kurdish people, and the Turkish state alongside international powers. Since the start of the Syrian war in 2011 Kurdish people have been displaced with increasing violence after the Turkish state ended its peace talks and began a large- scale military campaign near the Syrian border. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have crossed the Turkish border fleeing civil war and state violence. This one day workshop explores these two waves of migration which is synchronically experienced by Kurds within Turkey and Syria as well the Syrian refugees in Turkey. This workshop seeks to bring together researchers working in the field of migration, forced displacement and state violence in order to explore parallels between Kurdish migration, the Syrian civil war, and the refugee crisis.

Subthemes
• External and internal migration
• State violence
• Forced displacement
• Syrian Civil War
• EU-Turkey relations on Syrian refugees
• Forced Migration and displacements of and within history
• Theoretical and methodological approaches to migration and state violence
• Governmental Strategies on migration
• Kurdish Forced Displacements & Migration

Deadline for applications: 20 April 2018

If you would like to participate, please, send an abstract up to 300 words and the title of your research to ulipevents@gmail.com.

https://ulip.london.ac.uk/events/parallel-displacements-seminar
Parallel Displacements - Seminar | University of London ...
ulip.london.ac.uk
Description. The Syrian Civil War and Kurdish Migration in Turkey, 2015-2018. This seminar is being co-ordinated by ULIP's Erasmus Research Fellow, Idil Onen, and by Dr Seref Kavak, lecturer at Sciences Po.





Dr. Seref Kavak
Sessional Lecturer,
Sciences Po Paris, France
https://sciences-po.academia.edu/SerefKavak

PhD, Politics and International Relations
Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
MA, History of Modern Turkey
Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
BA, Political Science and International Relations
Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

Associate Editor, Review of Social Studies (RoSS)
http://rossjournal.co.uk/

YourHiddenGermany DAAD 2018 Annual Contest - Germany Grad Fair NYC - Call for Applications

News from DAAD USA
Stay up to date on DAAD's activities in the US - from news about scholarship programs to opportunities for study and research in Germany. Fun facts, tips on living in Germany, and application advice for scholarships included! 

Important Dates

April 7th: #YourHiddenGermany 2018 Annual DAAD Contest
April 12th: 2018 DAAD Sound Understanding Concert
May 4th: Germany Grad Fair New York

Upcoming Application Deadlines

April 15th: DAAD Young Ambassadors Program
April 15th: DAAD-AICGS Fellowship Program
April 15th: DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellows at SAIS at Johns Hopkins University


DAAD Programs, Scholarships, and Grants

  
  
Call for Applications
DAAD Young Ambassadors Program

The DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied or interned in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions. Apply by April 15th, 2018.

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Call for Applications
DAAD-AICGS Fellowship Program

The DAAD-AICGS Research Fellowship Program is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS, which is located in Washington, DC, for stays of two to three months each. Apply by April 15th, 2018.

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Call for Applications
DAAD Postdoctoral Fellows at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University

The academic year 2018/19 at SAIS will focus on “The United States, Europe, and Global Order.” Each Fellow will complete a research paper related to this during the period of residence. Apply by April 15th, 2018.

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Events
  
  
2018 Annual DAAD Contest
#YourHiddenGermany

Show us your pictures of Germany that reveal  #YourHiddenGermany and go beyond Oktoberfest, Neuschwanstein and the Brandenburg Gate (as much as we love them) and win a round trip airfare to Germany! Click the link below to participate in the contest.

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Webinar
Study Computing & HCI at a UNESCO World Heritage site!

Join this "Universities at a Glance" webinar April 11th at 1pm EDT to find out more about the Master‘s programs Computer Science for Digital Media and Human-Computer Interaction taught in English at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

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DAAD in Concert NYC
Sound Understanding 2018

Join us for the 2018 DAAD Sound Understanding Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York on Thursday, April 12th at 7:30pm. RSVP below. We look forward to introducing you to some of the most talented and promising new musicians from Germany. 

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Higher Education in Germany
  
  
Refugees and HOPES
Educational Opportunities for Refugees from Syria

HOPES—the first project funded by the Madad Fund in the field of higher education—started its work in April 2016. Through this project, DAAD - together with the British Council, Campus France, and NUFFIC (Netherlands) - enables young refugees to study in Lebanon. Learn more about DAAD's refugee initiatives at the link below.

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Living in Germany
  
  
Theme Parks in Germany
Experience Roller Coasters in Germany

Studying in Germany offers international students the opportunity to experience and pursue many different leisure activities. With Spring, many amusement parks are reopening their doors. Our international student bloggers share their experiences visiting German theme parks. Read on below to plan your weekend getaways while studying in Germany.

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Application Tip #38
What happens if the application deadline falls on a Sunday or Public holiday?

In this case, the reference must be postmarked by the following Monday/business day. However, please note that application materials must be submitted to the online MOVE portal by the deadline, regardless of what day of the week it is.

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Did you know that...

...that Germany's Europa-Park was voted one of the top ten attractions by tourists in Germany? Visit the link below to learn more.

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Vacancy for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies at the University of Nottingham's China campus

The University of Nottingham’s China campus has the following vacancy in the School of International Communications

Assistant/Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies

Closing date: 30 April 2018

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/180085

Informal enquires may be addressed to Professor Andrew White, Head of the School of International Communications, email: andrew.white@nottingham.edu.cn.

The School of International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China is advertising an assistant/associate professor post in Media and Communication Studies. The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching broadly in the area of media and communication studies on our BA and MA International Communications programmes. Candidates should have a specialism in one of the following disciplines: film studies; games studies; digital media; creative industries. Some knowledge of or practical experience in media production would also be useful for this role. It would be advantageous to be able to teach film-related modules. Candidates applying for the associate professor post should demonstrate an ability to attract funding for major research projects, several years of experience of teaching/tutorial work in relevant subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English speaking institution and a track record of high quality research outputs in media and communication studies.

Salary will be within the range of £35,550 – £47,722 per annum for assistant professor and £50,618 – £60,410 per annum for associate professor depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond these scales is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

This post is available from 1 September 2018 thereafter and will initially be offered on a fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of up to five years. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and conditions.




Andrew White
Professor of Creative Industries & Digital Media
Head of the School of International Communications
Director of the AHRC Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China
The School of International Communications
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
http://ningbo.academia.edu/AndrewWhite

Summer School in Urban Analytics: Lisbon, July 15-21

It is our please to invite you and your students to join Summer School in Urban Analytics taking place in Lisbon, Portugal between July, 15-21, 2018.

Who for: PhD students, advanced MSc students, and junior professionals
 
Why it matters: Cities face several challenges: growing population, increasing energy demand and air pollution due to intensifying mobility. Correctly applying analytics techniques to big data can provide valuable insights to ensure optimal solutions to contemporary challenges.
 
What we offer: a comprehensive overview of the approaches and tools for the analysis of urban settings, following the entire analytics process from data collection to visual presentation of the results. 
 
You will learn how to apply the following tools for analysis:
geographic information systems (ArcGIS or QGIS); 
programming (Python); 
building energy simulation (EnergyPlus); 
urban mobility software; 
visualization tool (Tableau).
 Details of application process: http://in3.dem.ist.utl.pt/summerschool/application-process/
 
Application deadline: April 10, 2018

Please don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions!



About us:
Instituto Superior Técnico, ranking 11th among European engineering school and top 50 of the world 1, is the engineering school of Universidade de Lisboa, and a shareholder of KIC InnoEnergy.
Laboratory LARSyS funded by the National Science Foundation (FCT) comprises a total of 152 PhD Researchers and 248 Researchers. LARSyS cooperates internationally with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
IN+, Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research encompasses 35 PhD Researchers and 70 Researchers from various academic backgrounds including Engineering, Social, and Economic Sciences. The Center conducts and participates in a number of sustainability-focused research projects related to smart cities, dynamic system modeling, mobility studies, building retrofitting, energy policy, and others.

Short-term fellowships, mini-sabbaticals, etc for community partners

Exploring models for non-profit partner fellowships on campus to support learning, partners as co-educators, reflection, renewal, and immersive thinking about a project, program, etc.

 
 
Amy Howard, Ph.D.|AVP| Community Initiatives| Bonner Center for Civic Engagement| 
University of Richmond | Tyler Haynes Commons, 333  
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1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health 2018

The Executive Organising Committee for the 1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health is to be held in Edinburgh on 17-19th May 2018.

The Executive Committee is Chaired by Professor Raj Bhopal, University of Edinburgh and we are working closely with the University of Edinburgh, the European Public Health Association and NHS Health Scotland, along with Professor Shiriki Kumanyika and Professor Allan Krasnik.

We have a wide international programme addressing many of the key issues affecting migrants, refugees, minority ethnic groups and indigenous peoples.

Keynote speakers include

Professor Shiriki Kumanyika on Unraveling Common Threads in Obesity Risk among Racial/Ethnic Minority and Migrant Populations

Mr Gorik Ooms on Exclusion from health rights: from human rights to citizens’ rights and back

Professor Paparaangi Reid on Colonial histories, racism and inequity – the experience of Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand

Associate Professor Charles Agyemang on Promise and challenges of hypothesis driven health research in multi-ethnic societies with dynamic migration patterns.

Professor Jenny Phillimore on Superdiversity, population health and health care: opportunities and challenges in a changing world

Professor Ronald Labonte on Consequences of migration for staffing of health services in sending and recipient countries.

Full details of the conference can be found at http://www.merhcongress.com/

Many thanks

Kate O'Donnell.

Professor Kate O'Donnell
PhD MPH BSc (Hons) FHEA
Professor of Primary Care Research & Development
Chair of the Society for Academic Primary Care

Direct Line: +44(0) 141 330 8329
Email: Kate.O'Donnell@glasgow.ac.uk

General Practice & Primary Care
Institute of Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences
University of Glasgow
1 Horselethill Road
Glasgow G12 9LX

http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/generalpracticeprimarycare
http://www.facebook.com/gppcglasgow
https://twitter.com/gppcglasgow
https://sapc.ac.uk/

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401


GGS Annual Conference 2018/DiscourseNet22: Discourse, Power, Subjectivation

The GGS Annual Conference 2018 DiscourseNet22: Discourse, Power, Subjectivation
12.09.2018-14.09.2018
Giessen

Discourse Studies cover a growing field of interdisciplinary research on meaning making practices, communicative activities and symbolic representations. Cultural studies, linguistics, media analysis, geography, and history, among others, highlight the role of texts, pictures and language in the constitution of truth and reality. Actor-oriented disciplines such as political science, sociology, pedagogy, psychology or economics and management studies are interested in the formation of subjectivities, identities and agencies. Focussing on the nexus of discourse, power and subjectivation this conference aims to bring different strands from the interdisciplinary field of Discourse Studies into dialogue.
The study of discourse pertains to various levels of language and society, ranging from everyday face-to-face interaction to societal relations and global communication. In the analysis of, for instance, the media, politics, economy, academia or law, issues of subjectivation, discourse and power are at stake when asking: Who has the capacity to dominate others? What technologies of power and exclusion are at work when people are defined and categorised in a certain manner? Which forms of legitimation account for dominant kinds of knowledges, subjectivities and institutions?

Numerous areas of research have broached the nexus of discourse, power and subjectivation in both theoretical and empirical terms. Studies in geography and critical cultural studies, for instance, have investigated the role of statistics and multimodal discourses by asking how normalizations are produced by demographic discourses. Media studies have analysed how knowledge gains legitimacy in language and multimodal communication in fields such as banking and politics. Political science points to processes of subjectivation, i.e. in ‘post-democracy’ when exploring the role of political responsibilities. Sociologists have analysed hidden technologies of power through the formation of identity concepts in working relations, gender discourses and academic subjectivations. Discourse studies in economics and management show how certain hegemonic knowledges are naturalized and normalized. Educational studies use the subjectivation concept to study processes of learning, disciplining, an
 d mechanisms of inclusion/exclusion in different contexts such as school, university and advanced training courses.
Today, many other research projects are currently investigating more and more fields using concepts of discourse, power and subjectivation.
The aim of DiscourseNet 22 conference is to deepen and developing these research activities by discussing the relationship between discourse, power and subjectivation from theoretical as well as empirical viewpoints. Contributions from all academic disciplines and research topics are welcome.
Submissions of contributions and panels: The languages of the conference are English and German. Abstracts for contributions of no more than 200 words should be submitted by March 30, 2018 through www.dn22.discourseanalysis.net. Please contact us by e-mail if this link doesn't work. If you would like to propose a panel for the conference, please submit your panel proposal that includes the names, titles and a short abstract for each presentation until April 30, 2018.

Registration fees for the conference: Early-bird fee will apply until May 15, 2018 - 25 € for unfunded full time Ph.D. students and researchers without affiliation and 50 € for researchers with institutional affiliation. Late registration - 50 € for unfunded full time Ph.D. students and researchers without affiliation and 75 € researchers with institutional affiliation. We motivate all scholars from every region and affiliation to apply even in case of low or no institutional financial support. We will try (but cannot not guarantee yet) to provide (at least) gradual reimbursement of traveling costs for researcher without financial support from home university.
Contact:
Jens.maesse@sowi.uni-giessen.de

Organization team and scientific committee:
Jens Maesse
Verena Fingerling
Julian Hamann
Saša Bosančić
Johannes Angermuller
Ronny Scholz
David Adler
Steffen Hamborg
Jeannine Wintzer
Yannik Porsché
Martin Nonhoff
Frieder Vogelmann
Nele Kuhlmann
Johannes Beetz

Kontaktperson: Jens Maesse
Email: jens.maesse@sowi.uni-giessen.de

OJJDP Announces New Funding Opportunities

OJJDP Announces New Funding Opportunities
FY18 Funding OpportunitiesOJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2018 funding opportunities:

 Specialized Services and Mentoring for Child and Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking. Applications are due by May 15, 2018.
 National Juvenile Court Data Archive. Applications are due by May 16, 2018.
 Child Abuse Training for Judicial and Court Personnel. Applications are due by May 3, 2018.
 Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors. Applications are due by May 7, 2018.
 
 
RESOURCES:

Visit the funding page for details about these and other OJJDP funding opportunities.
 
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The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice.

Office of Justice Programs, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531, United States
800-851-3420

 

Jobs | Aid, security and Britain's role in the world | Investing in a clearer future | Labour's new development vision | Rohingya crisis

    

ODI-Shaping Policy for Development

Aid, security and Britain’s role in the world
Our new joint briefing with RUSI outlines five ways the UK government can promote a more integrated approach to aid and security.
Investing in a clearer future
Limited eyecare provision in developing countries is hampering education and employment opportunities, leaving people trapped in poverty.
A new home for ROMA
Explore our new look for ROMA – the guide to understanding, engaging with and influencing policy.
The Rohingya crisis
We explore the approach needed to start preparing for the impact of long-term Rohingya displacement.
Labour’s new development vision
Andrew Shepherd reflects on what Labour's new policy gets right, and where more attention is needed

cfp: 16th International Pragmatics Conference

status: CfP Call for papers
conference
16th International Pragmatics Conference
09.06.2019-14.06.2019
Hong Kong

The 16th International Pragmatics Conference, organized by the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA - http://pragmatics.international), will be held in Hong Kong from 9 to 14 June 2019, at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

See http://pragmatics.international/page/HongKong

As on earlier occasions, the conference is open to all topics relevant to the field of linguistic pragmatics, broadly conceived as the interdisciplinary (cognitive, social, cultural) science of language use.

Special theme: Pragmatics of the Margins
The call for papers is now open (see http://pragmatics.international/page/CfP).
The first deadline, for panel proposals only, is 1 June 2018. For contributions to panels, individual lectures and posters, the deadline is 15 October 2018.

Plenary speakers will include: •        Eric ANCHIMBE, Universität Bayreuth, title t.b.a.
•       Jonathan CULPEPER, Lancaster University, working title Identity in pragmatics
•       Louise CUMMINGS, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, working title The role of pragmatics in the diagnosis of dementia
•       GU Yueguo, The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, title t.b.a.
•       Meredith MARRA, Victoria University of Wellington, working title Fancy fence work: Harnessing the affordances of the periphery
•       Marina TERKOURAFI, Leiden University, working title Toward an intuitive pragmatics

Contact person: Jef Verschueren
email: jef.verschueren@uantwerpen.be

Asistant/Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies at the University of Nottingham's China campus

The University of Nottingham’s China campus has the following vacancy in the School of International Communications

Assistant/Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies

Closing date: 30 April 2018

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/180085 

Informal enquires may be addressed to Professor Andrew White, Head of the School of International Communications, email: andrew.white@nottingham.edu.cn .

The School of International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China is advertising an assistant/associate professor post in Media and Communication Studies. The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching broadly in the area of media and communication studies on our BA and MA International Communications programmes. Candidates should have a specialism in one of the following disciplines: film studies; games studies; digital media; creative industries. Some knowledge of or practical experience in media production would also be useful for this role. It would be advantageous to be able to teach film-related modules. Candidates applying for the associate professor post should demonstrate an ability to attract funding for major research projects, several years of experience of teaching/tutorial work in relevant subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English speaking institution and a track record of high quality research outputs in media and communication studies.

Salary will be within the range of £35,550 – £47,722 per annum for assistant professor and £50,618 – £60,410 per annum for associate professor depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond these scales is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

This post is available from 1 September 2018 thereafter and will initially be offered on a fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of up to five years. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and conditions.

Job opening at the Overseas Development Institute

Please see job advert below which may be of interest:


We are seeking to appoint a Research Officer to join ODI's Social Development Programme. Under the supervision of Research Fellows, the post holder will contribute to designing and delivering innovative, high-quality and policy-relevant research, policy advice and public-affairs initiatives. You will contribute to policy research and advisory projects, engage with policymakers in research and advisory processes, and disseminate results. The work will include: supporting the programme in identifying appropriate funding opportunities; contributing to the writing of proposals in the areas of interest to the programme which broadly focus on gender, social exclusion, social norms and intergenerational issues within a variety of thematic areas (including, for instance, gender based violence, mental health and psychosocial wellbeing, economic empowerment, health and education); carrying out literature reviews; developing research methodologies; analysing primary and secondary data; report and policy brief writing; and presenting findings both to internal ODI and external audiences


Further details and how to apply can be found at:  https://jobs.odi.org.uk/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=28985

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Pilas Annual Conference Update: Cfp deadline 13th April 2018 - only 1 week left!

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PILAS Annual Conference 2018

“Contested Narratives: Engagement with Latin
America within and beyond academia”

University of Liverpool 4th and 5th June 2018


Reminder: Deadline for paper/panel proposals: 13th April 2018


The PILAS Committee invites postgraduate, early career and junior academic researchers from the arts, humanities, and social sciences to present their work, engage in debate, and share their research on Latin America at our annual conference.

The broad theme of this multidisciplinary conference is how engaged scholarship, across a broad range of disciplines, can foster greater dialogue and collaboration between academia and local and international actors on issues relating to Latin America. The theme embraces all those separate strands of academic research that, for many of the disciplines which take Latin America in hand, intertwine and infuse into a shared purpose: to produce meaningful engagement and to stand in solidarity with the subjects of our research; to reflect on this relationship to find the connections between ourselves and others; and to uncover hidden truths behind common understandings.

These ambitions address what we as a committee feel must be the determined endeavour of academia: to look beyond its borders in order to enhance the impact of our research for those of whom it speaks. These ambitions are as important now as they have ever been. We are at a moment in which the movement of information carries news of distant events to us in an instant, in which a globalised economy surrounds us with ever more diverse cultural elements, and in which the Latin American diaspora is experiencing rapid growth throughout the world. Yet, paradoxically, we are also living through a moment of deeper insularity and separation, and an apparent rejection in some quarters of selective components of this rising exchange. The conference aims to explore the ways in which academic research can undertake to confront and mediate these contradictions.

The Postgraduates in Latin American Studies (PILAS) Committee are delighted to announce the confirmed line-up of keynote speakers for the 2018 Annual Conference. Professor Patience Schell (Hispanic Studies, University of Aberdeen) joins Dr. Jelke Boesten (Gender and Development, King’s College London) and Dr. Sian Lazar (Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge) who will all deliver keynote sessions. Furthermore, our roundtable discussion, chaired by Professor Cathy McIlwaine (Transnational migration, King’s College London), will also address the concerns of the Latin American migrant community here in the United Kingdom and will involve representatives from the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS), the Indoamerican Refugee Migrant Organisation (IRMO) and Latin American House (LAH).

Visit our conference website now: www.pilasconference.com to read full biographies for each of our invited speakers and roundtable discussants. You can also register to attend the conference, find all the information you need on travel and accommodation in Liverpool and view a draft schedule including timings for panels, keynote lectures, roundtable discussion and social events taking place.

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Instructions for submitting papers / panel proposals:

Proposals are invited for individual papers of 15 minutes duration and for full panels of 3-4 papers.

We welcome proposals from all fields for this interdisciplinary event. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  *   Race, ethnicity, and religion
  *   Gender and sexuality
  *   Social movements and political activism
  *   Conflict and violence
  *   Nationhood and national identities
  *   Migration, geographical and cultural borders studies
  *   Inter-cultural dialogue and polemics
  *   Literary and cultural criticism
  *   Literature, culture, and translation
  *   Economic policies and economic inequalities
  *   Communication and (digital) media
  *   Climate change and environmental Crisis


Single paper submissions:

To submit a single paper proposal, please email an abstract (250 words) and title of the proposed paper in English or Spanish to the PILAS Committee at pilasconference@googlemail.com

Paper proposals should include:

  *   Name of the author/s and institution/s.
  *   Short academic biography of the author/s.
  *   Title of the proposed paper.
  *   Short abstract (max. 250 words).


Full panel submissions:

To submit a full panel proposal of 3-4 papers please send the title of the panel, abstracts and titles for each of the papers and contact details for the panel convenor to the PILAS Committee at pilasconference@googlemail.com


Panel proposals should include:

• Title of the proposed panel.

• Short description of the panel’s theme (max. 250 words).

• Name of the Chair and/or Discussant, and Institution if applicable.

• Name of the authors of the papers, and their institutions if applicable.

• Short academic biography of the authors (max. 250 words).



General Information

In general, each panel is 90 minutes long, contains 3 papers each of 15 minutes, leaving time for discussion. Papers should preferably be presented in English, although presentations in Spanish and Portuguese will be also considered.

We will provide more specific information on the structure of the panel sessions, which may differ from this model, nearer to the time.

Accepted papers and panels will be announced before the 1st of May 2018.

In case of any doubt, you can contact us at pilasconference@googlemail.com


Best Wishes

Richard, Jo, Marta, Juliette, Luke and Jeremy

PILAS Committee

Postgraduates in Latin American Studies

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Symposium on Deconstructing and Reclaiming Impact by the Applied Sociology Research Group - 3 May 2018

A Symposium on Deconstructing and Reclaiming Impact, hosted by the Applied Sociology Research Group will take place here at University of Greenwich on the 3rd of May.

 

The event will have speakers from a range of Universities across the UK, along with contributions from a number of Departments here at Greenwich. We are hopeful that the day will offer a valuable space for critical conversations on the theme of impact, including creating interdisciplinary and intergenerational networks of support, collegiality and collaborations to navigate (and move forward) the bushy terrain that is impact.

 



 

The Eventbrite page is now live, where you can find the full programme for the day (yes - there is wine and cheese!) and register your attendance: https://impact-symposium.eventbrite.co.uk.

 

We hope to attract scholars from all fields and at all stages of their career, so please feel free to share widely with your networks.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

 
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CFP ASA 2018 'Throwing together ways of being/meaning'

We invite 250-word abstracts for our panel ‘Throwing together ways of being/meaning: Recursive anthropology at the cusp of a paradigm change’ at this year's ASA18: *Sociality, matter, and the imagination: re-creating Anthropology* (University of Oxford, 18-21 September 2018)

Call for papers closes on the 20th April 2018.


For more information for the link below
https://nomadit.co.uk/asa/asa2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6777

We would be grateful for your help in circulating this Call for Papers to your email lists and groups.

Many thanks!


Throwing together ways of being/meaning: Recursive anthropology at the cusp of a paradigm change

Convenors:
Caroline Gatt (University of Aberdeen) c.gatt@abdn.ac.uk
César Enrique Giraldo Herrera (University of Oxford) cesgira@gmail.com

Discussant:
Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen)

In recent decades academia has increasingly acknowledged that disciplines are in need of reformulation in order to transcend rigid distinctions between natural and humanistic subjects of study. In anthropology this has taken two distinct but related forms. There is an unprecedented interest in taking seriously the onto/epistemologies of the people we work with. Consequently, we are acknowledging that nonhumans are creative and make sense of the world. In these projects it is the very constitution of an emergent world that is explored.

While perspectives are widening, anthropocentrism is often barely displaced, preserving the illusion that certain forms of agency and semiosis, such as symbols, are exclusively human. Simultaneously, the emphasis on language in anthropology has been a barrier to taking seriously other onto/epistemologies. However, an earlier sense of the verb “συμβάλλω (sumbállō) — to throw together, to unite their streams when referring to rivers, and paths, to collect, to come together, to meet, to join hands, to twist ropes…” suggests symbols might be more widespread than human exceptionalism allows for. We suggest that the growth of emergence ontologies in academia enables the fruitful throwing together of ecological communities/communities of knowledge, such as indigenous ways of knowing and artistic practice, that were previously considered incommensurable or irrelevant.
We invite papers that, grounded in entanglements with other ways of being/meaning, explore what these may offer to the recursive re-creation of anthropology. How could anthropology reconsider its ecology of practice to take seriously other ways of knowing/being, whether human or other than human?





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VL: Call for Papers: XVII Annual Conference of Youth Studies: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Finnish Youth Research Society

XVII Annual Conference of Youth Studies: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Finnish Youth Research Society
Youth Cultures and Wellbeing
 
Helsinki, Finland, 5–6 November 2018
 
The Finnish Youth Research Society invites proposals for the Annual Conference of Youth Studies 2018: Youth Cultures and Wellbeing. Studying and understanding youth cultures has been an essential element of the youth research inquiry since it began 30 years ago.
 
This year’s conference will return to the theme which led to the establishment of the Youth Research Society in 1988, approaching youth cultures as a resource for young people and society. This challenges common perceptions of youth groups and cultures as sources of risks, problems and fear, viewing them instead as platforms for social relations, sociability, learning and participation, and thus wellbeing. The conference will analyse youth cultures from various angles, including the history and future of youth cultures as source of wellbeing. The Youth Cultures and Wellbeing conference is the 17th Annual Conference of the Finnish Youth Research Society. At the same time, the conference is the highlight of the Youth Research Society’s 30th anniversary.
 
The international keynote speakers

The keynote speakers at the conference will be:
·        Professor Andy Bennett (Griffith University, Australia), a leading international subculture researcher who has extensively studied youth subcultures, including their prospects for wellbeing
·        Professor Carmen Leccardi (University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy) who is familiar with youth temporal cultures as well as with young people's new individualism and solidarity  experiences
·        Reader Sian Lincoln (Liverpool John Moores University, UK), who has studied digital youth culture widely
 
Working groups and posters

The conference includes a wide range of working groups. We welcome contributions related to the conference’s theme and other current themes in youth studies. Proposals are invited for:
Self-organized sessions: groups may propose running a full 90-minute session, including presentations (1–4 individual papers and discussion), or a round table discussion.
Individual paper presentations: 20–30 minutes, including discussion.
Poster presentations: sessions will be set up for conference participants to interact with poster presenters.

We also welcome proposals outside research, for example from the youth work field. We encourage new approaches and methods in working groups. The conference will primarily be held in English, but Finnish-language presentations and working groups in Finnish are also welcome.

The following are examples of themes for working groups and presentations:
1. History of youth research
2. Young people’s digital culture
3. Youth cultures, health behaviour and wellbeing
4. Rap ​​and hip-hop culture
5. The culture of young people with disabilities
6. Everyday life of children and adolescents
7. Children and adolescents’ leisure time
8. Girl cultures
9. Boy cultures
10. Urban space
11. Hidden or secret cultures
12. Methodological and ethical questions of youth research
13. Multiculturalism and ethnicity
14. Young people’s friendship and peer relations
15. Popular culture research
16. Youth and temporal cultures
17. Open theme
 
Registration

Abstracts from both individual presentations and sessions will be sent electronically before 31 May:
https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/XVIIFYRS30Conference

Important dates
 
·        31 May: Submissions of working groups, papers and poster proposals
1 October: Notification of acceptance of papers
26 October: Final date for registration
5–6 November: the Conference
 
Fees
 
The conference fee is €70. The discounted price for students and members of the Finnish Youth Research Society is €30.

Please consider joining the Finnish Youth Research Society! The annual membership fee for the Youth Research Society is €25, and €10 for students.
You can join the Youth Research Society by filling out an electronic membership application form: http://www.youthresearch.fi/society/membership/join   

The Conference
 
The Annual Conference of Youth Studies is the leading multidisciplinary conference for youth studies in Finland. It brings together researchers from various disciplines and professionals interested in youth studies. The conference has been held annually since 2002.
 
For further information, please visit: https://www.youthresearch.fi/seminars/annual-conference-of-youth-studies/annual-conference-of-youth-studies-2018
 
We sincerely look forward to seeing you in Helsinki!
 
On behalf of the organizing committee,
 
Sofia Laine
Adjunct professor (Youth research, University of Tampere)
Senior researcher (Finnish Youth Research Network)
email: sofia.laine@youthresearch.fi
mobile: +358 50 583 0019
skype: stlaine1 / twitter: sofia_laine_
Current memberships and projects
Break the Fight! Breakdance against school violence. Evaluation and action research 2017-2018
Pool of European Youth Researchers (PEYR)

 

TRAINING: 3 new CDRC Training Short Courses

The ESRC-funded Consumer Data Research Centre at the University of Leeds will be offering the following 3 new training short courses in 2018:
 
 
Introduction to Python
10th May 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds 
Course Tutor: Dr Daniel Arribas-Bel
This course will introduce the participants to the nascent field of Geographic Data Science using the industry standard, the Python programming language. We will cover the key steps involved in solving practical problems with spatial data: design, manipulation, exploration, and modelling. These topics will be explored from a “hands-on” perspective using a modern Python stack (e.g. geopandas, seaborn, scikit-learn, PySAL), and examples from real-world spatial and tabular data.

 
Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Retail Applications
14th June 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds 
Course Tutors: Drs Les Dolega, Nick Hood and Andy Newing
This one-day course provides an introduction to applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis in understanding retail sector dynamics. We focus on the visualisation and analysis of data related to retail supply (e.g. store catchments) and demand (including geodemographics) at national, regional and local scales. We consider commercial and public sector applications of retail analytics and introduce increasingly sophisticated analysis tools with a series of fully supported hands-on practical sessions, interspersed with short lectures and group activities.

 

Spatial Modelling for Retail Analytics
15th October 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds 
Course Tutors: Drs Andy Newing and Nick Hood
This one-day course introduces participants to sophisticated spatial analysis and spatial modelling approaches that can be used to understand retail sector dynamics. We focus on the analysis of complex interactions between retail demand (consumers) and the retail supply side (retail stores). The tools that we introduce are applied widely by the commercial retail sector and we reflect on the important link between academia and industry in the continual development of these modelling approaches. We introduce participants to statistical and spatial modelling using simulated data related to UK consumers. These include regression and powerful industry-standard spatial interaction (or gravity) modelling. The course is taught via a series of fully supported hands-on practical sessions, interspersed with short lectures and group activities. This provides an applied and theoretical perspective, with examples drawn from the UK but relevant in a number of international contexts.

 
Please click on the titles for full information on content and how to book.
Please email Kylie Norman for further information or if you are booking using an internal account.
 
 
Kylie Norman
Administrative Assistant
Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC)
 
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA)
Level 11, Worsley Building
University of Leeds
LS2 9NL
 
Email: k.r.norman@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: 0113 3430242
Please visit our website: http://cdrc.ac.uk
 

Sanctuary Scholarships

Please circulate the news of these new scholarships at Leeds:

The University of Leeds is delighted to announce the launch of our new Sanctuary Scholarship to enable forced migrants to the UK embark on a Higher Education qualification. This year, there are three scholarships to award, each worth the full cost of tuition in addition to £10,000 in living costs for each year of the programme. The scholarship is available to students with an offer from the University of Leeds to study an Undergraduate, Post-graduate taught, Post-graduate research and PHD qualification. The scholarship application is now live and will remain open until July 13th 2018 when the applications will be assessed. The form and more information about the scholarship can be found at this link. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us atsanctuaryscholarships@leeds.ac.uk.

VACANCY - SENIOR LABOUR MARKET EXPERT / European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

VACANCY - SENIOR LABOUR MARKET EXPERT 

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, a UN-affiliated intergovernmental organization in Vienna, is searching for a researcher to work on a broad range of issues related to labour market, migration and social policy in an international comparative perspective in the UNECE region.
These include inequalities (including gender) in employment and social security, evaluation of public policies in these areas, policy analysis and consultancy.

We offer a supportive and flexible working environment and a remuneration package compatible with expertise and demonstrated experience.

We would welcome candidates to send their CV and letter of motivation by 4 May 2018 at the latest.

For more information on the job profile, please see www.euro.centre.org.

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research 
Berggasse 17 
A-1090 Vienna 
AUSTRIA

CfP AAA Panel Proposal: Gender and Power in Precarious Asia

Would anyone be interested in the panel below for the AAA this year (San
Jose, November 14-18)? If you are, please let me know until next Tuesday.
We have 2 China papers already and are looking for papers on other Asian
contexts. Please note that you would need to register and pay for the fees
before the panel can be registered. The deadline is April 16.



*Gender and Power in Precarious Asia*

Organiser: Minh Nguyen, Bielefeld University, Germany

Chair: I-Chieh Fang, Tsinghua University, Taiwan



Recent debates on precarity highlight how it invests all aspects of life
rather than just work and employment. It has been recognized that the
insecurity and risk that people face in the world of work are closely
related to their experiences in social relations, the consumer market, and
the larger environment. This trend corresponds to the liberalization of
former socialist economies and neoliberal restructuring across the globe,
spawning what some authors call a new class ‘in becoming’, the precariat,
whose way of being is focused on mere survival.



While the leaderships of different Asian countries have promoted comparable
policies of restructuring, Asian citizens perceive and articulate them
differently according to their specific histories. Some may view neoliberal
restructuring as generating insecurity, while others may welcome it as a
source of opportunity. The lived experiences and perceptions of precarity
are also closely related to people’s gendered positioning in their specific
social order. Much as the emergence of wage labor under industrial
capitalism and communism was deeply gendered, the current regimes of
precarious labor arguably are underscored by particular gender relations
and politics.



This panel explores the ways in which the production of precarity is
connected with locally specific discursive practices of gender, how gender
relations and politics are played out in increasingly precarious contexts,
and the implications of these practices, relations and politics for the
power hierarchies of societies under study. We bring gender to the growing
anthropological scholarship on precarity, and aim to reach a better
understanding of how precarity impacts on the multiple aspects of gendered
social positionality in regional, national and local contexts and how
changing gendered values, desires and politics emerge under conditions of
precarity.

INGYouth and ING Speakers Trainings | ING in the News

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Featured ING Events INGYouth Speaker Training Workshop: April 21st in San Jose ingyouth speakers The INGYouth program has trained almost 300 Muslim teens in 7 states on bullying prevention and presenting on their faith. Our accompanying teen speaker program has produced 85 certified Muslim teen speakers who have delivered dozens of presentations in their school classrooms and assemblies. We're hosting an INGYouth Speakers Training Workshop at the ING office to certify and prepare teen American Muslims to counter bigotry and respond knowledgeably to challenging questions and negative stereotyping not only from their peers but also from teachers, school staff, and administrators. Register today! Islamic Speakers Bureau Training: April 28th in Plano, Texas islamic speakers bureau training plano All it takes to dispel negative stereotypes of Muslims is a ten-minute face-to-face conversation. An upcoming Islamic Speakers Bureau training at the Islamic Association of Collin County (Plano Masjid) in Plano, Texas on Saturday, April 28th, will provide ordinary Muslims with the tools to answer difficult questions about Islam and to present in schools, churches and other venues about American Muslims. Register today! ING in the News During Lent, A Christian Tried Praying Five Times A Day For the Christian period of Lent this year, which ended last Sunday on Easter, ING Community Engagement Manager Kate Chance gave herself a challenge: pray five times each day like her Muslim friends and colleagues. In a new commentary article at Religion News Service, she reflects on her prayers and how they illuminated more than she expected. ameena jandali Recognizing the Unsung Sheroes of Women's History Month As Women's History Month came to a close, ING Content Director Ameena Jandali published an article at Patheos AltMuslim celebrating the achievements of Muslim women around the world while remembering the many "sheroes" whose stories often go untold. Past Event Highlights 50th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. King's Assassination king vigil ING staff attended a candlelight vigil organized by the NAACP to mark the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Dr. King is a faith hero for countless people around the world, and we offer our deep thanks to him for teaching us the value of loving our neighbors across ethnic, religious, political, and racial divides. For Some Audiences, Our Speakers Could Be the First American Muslim They Meet american muslims presentation In this photo, long-time ING speaker Noni Azhar explains some of the eye-opening similarities (and differences) among the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam for a San Jose high school class. We know that simple, face-to-face interactions with American Muslims are critical for dispelling negative stereotypes of Islam, and ING's Islamic Speakers Bureau brings those interactions where they're needed most. Social Studies Classrooms A Perfect Place for Know Your Neighbor Program Resources tehseen and murali conference Tehseen Lazzouni, Director of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of San Diego (an ING affiliate) and Murali Balaji, Education Consultant for the Hindu American Foundation (a Know Your Neighbor partner organization) presented on the Know Your Neighbor program at the California Council for the Social Studies annual conference. Social studies classes are prime locations for addressing complex questions about religion and culture, and many Know Your Neighbor partners provide resources for educators to help guide those discussions. You can find that curated educational content at our site. Upcoming ING Events Religion Communicators Council Convention April 5th-7th in Atlanta, Georgia religion communicators council convention ING Communications Manager Tim Brauhn travels to Atlanta, Georgia next month to represent ING at the annual Religion Communicators Council (RCC) Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1929, the RCC has recognized and cultivated excellence in communications of religious faith and values while advancing the public’s religious literacy. Follow along with the #RCC2018Atlanta hashtag on Twitter! Dialogue Between Christians and Muslims: April 11th in Berkeley christian muslim dialogue ING Content Director Ameena Jandali will participate in this special course unit for the Graduate Theological Union. She will speak on historic and contemporary Christian-Muslim dialogue. Global Citizenship Conference - Faces of Genocide: April 12 in Saratoga west valley college ING Community Engagement Manager Kate Chance will provide updates on ING content and programs for attendees of West Valley College’s Seventh Annual Global Citizenship Conference. The theme this year is “The Faces of Genocide," and conference attendees will focus on learning about genocide, its legacies, and what we can do to prevent future atrocities. Join ING at "Understanding Islam" Series Moderated by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian understanding islam series ING is thrilled to announce that our staff members will participate in an upcoming three-part discussion series entitled “Understanding Islam". All three events will be moderated by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and will be held at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts at 7:00 PM on April 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Monday, April 16th:What does it mean to be Muslim? The basics. A discussion of Islam as a religion and an identity in modern America and abroad. Monday, April 23rd: Women and Islam A discussion of what it means to be a Muslim woman and how Islam intersects with gender in today’s world. Monday, May 30th: Fear of a Faith: Sharia. Surveillance. Terrorism. The Muslim Ban. What’s real, and what’s not? A discussion of the policies, politics, and current events that affect U.S. understandings of Islam and Muslims. support our work today Islamic Networks Group (ING) | 408-296-7312 | mail@ing.org | www.ing.org ‌

Why have a super system? | Tax collectors: sinners to saints? | Voters keeping our democracy alive

CIS EVENT | Thursday 12 April | 6.00pm - 7.15pm
Without Fear or Favour: Practising your Faith and your Profession
Drawing on her experiences as the former Deputy Chancellor and current Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane, The Honourable Justice Debra Mullins will consider the challenges for professionals in practising their faith and their profession and the tradition for professionals to be involved in the governance of churches.
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Why have a super system?
Simon Cowan
It’s a question never asked during debates over changes to super, including Labor’s recent proposed changes to franking credits and its plan to pay super to those on Paid Parental Leave.
Read more.

Tax collectors: when did sinners become saints?
Eugenie Joseph
It is curious that Australians can be so apathetic about high taxation. Perhaps we should be reminded of the vilifying association of the term ‘tax collectors and sinners’ from the Bible. 
Read more.

Voters are still keeping our democracy alive
Charles Jacobs
While the structural flaws of the two-party system may have emerged, the assertion that the fundamentals of democracy itself are in decay is somewhat problematic.
Read more.

Read all three articles on a single page

Commentary and Media
Media for CIS this week included national coverage across the Fairfax network citing Simon Cowan's research on Universal Basic Income, while he was also interviewed on the topic on 2GB and across the Macquarie radio network. Dr Jennifer Buckingham's views on education were cited in the Australian Financial Review. In addition, several opinion pieces were published in major media.


Read all CIS commentary

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e-bulletin, 6th April 2018

Australian Human Rights Commission
    Welcome

Welcome to the Australian Human Rights Commission e-bulletin. Published monthly, this e-bulletin keeps you up-to-date with our programs, projects and news.


Minimal diversity at leadership level

Cover of report Leading for Change - A blueprint for cultural diversity and inclusive leadership revisited. Cover image is map of Australia filled in with photos of people's faces
Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has revisited his Leading for Change (2016) report and found a persistent lack of cultural diversity among leaders in business, politics, government and universities. 

The Commissioner’s 2016 report examined cultural diversity among the 201 chief executives of ASX 200 companies, finding only five per cent had a non-European background and no one had an Indigenous background.

The scope of the new report is wider. It examines cultural diversity among more than 2,400 chief executives and senior managers.
 
“In a society where nearly one-quarter is estimated to have a non-European or Indigenous background, the findings challenge us to do better with our multiculturalism,” Dr Soutphommasane said.

Dr Soutphommasane launches Leading for Change: A Blueprint for Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Revisited at the University of Sydney on 11 April 2018.

 

Commission supports ALRC call for national inquiry

Cover of the ALRC report, number 133 from December 2017
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar, has urged federal, state and territory governments to consider the Australian Law Reform Commission’s report into the over-representation of Indigenous people in custody.

“It’s a sad reality that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, many of whom are mothers, are 21.2 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Indigenous women.  

“We wholeheartedly supports the report’s calls for a national inquiry into child protection laws and processes affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. 

“We must embrace strategies aimed at early intervention and family supports within the child welfare and justice spaces,” the Commissioner said.

Read more...

 

Have your say on child rights in Australia

A group of school children in a classroom
The Commission will soon report to the United Nations on how Australia is meeting its international obligations to children.

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell is calling for submissions from all people and organisations that have something to say about the state of children’s rights in Australia. 

The Australian Human Rights Commission, led by Commissioner Mitchell, will report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about Australia’s progress in meeting its child rights obligations by 1 November 2018.

Read more...

 

Human rights and technology

robot hands typing on a computer keyboard
International human rights leader, Kenneth Roth, will give a public talk in Sydney on 17 April, addressing issues including the impact of technological surveillance and data mining on human rights.

Co-hosts for the event are the Australian Human Rights Commission and the University of Sydney Law School.

“This year, the Australian Human Rights Commission will start a major new project on human rights and technology. As one of the most thoughtful and respected human rights leaders in the world, Ken Roth’s voice on these issues needs to be heard,” said Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow.

Please register here to attend the Kenneth Roth talk.

 
Commissioners attend UN gathering on gender equality

Kate Jenkins, June Oscar and Kelly O'Dwyer seated at the UN gathering on gender equality
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar, recently attended the 62nd session of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women in New York. 

The Commissioners were invited to be part of the Australian delegation by the Federal Minister for Women, Kelly O’Dwyer. 

The Commission on the Status of Women is the UN’s largest meeting on gender equality and women’s rights.

Read more…

Recent media releases

Pathways to Justice - ALRC report welcomed by Commissioner June Oscar AO 28 March 2018
Reappointment of National Children’s Commissioner 15 March 2018 
Commissioner June Oscar AO marks IWD with First Nations Women & Girls 8 March 2018
Recent speeches

United Nations CSW62 Side Event : Wiyi Yani U Thangani Project 16 March 2018
Registered, persecuted, annihilated: the sick and disabled under National Socialism 8 March 2018
Get involved - upcoming events

For the latest media releases, speeches, opinion pieces, go to the media centre on the Commission’s website at: www.humanrights.gov.au/news and for events go to www.humanrights.gov.au/get-involved/events-list.



 

CWIC SoCal Conference 2018 + MORE Conferences!

CWIC SoCal 2018 Registration

WHEN: Sunday, 4/15/18 @ 9 AM - 7 PM
WHERE: UCI Student Center

The SoCal Celebration of Women in Computing Conference is coming to UC Irvine on Sunday, April 15th, and registration is now open to UCI students!

By taking part in this special gathering, you will be able to connect to and learn from other inspiring women in tech. Attendees will be able to benefit from the conference through various activities, such as panels, tech talks, poster sessions, a career fair, and more. Students from surrounding SoCal schools will be in attendance, as well as our sponsors: Facebook, Amazon, Intuit, MINDBODY, Oath, and more!

All registrants MUST: 
1. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/socal-celebration-of-women-in-computing-tickets-42970468829
2. Fill out this Google form: http://bit.ly/CWICRegistration

Learn more about the event and find out who our sponsors and speakers are on our website: http://cwicsocal18.ics.uci.edu/

Women in Blockchain Summit 2018

WHEN: Sunday, 4/8/18 @ 9 AM - 5 PM
WHERE: UCI Student Center

Hey Anteaters!

Blockchain at UCI is hosting a Women in Blockchain conference on April 8th. A lot of amazing speakers will be coming from across the country to promote Women in the upcoming Blockchain community. The event includes swag, lunch, networking opportunities and industry insights!

Get your ticket at 30% off with the code "ZotZotZot" at www.blockchainuci.com/wib

We also have volunteering opportunities for 2-hour shifts and you get a VIP ticket (worth $150) in exchange for your assistance!

Come on out to see what the Blockchain hype is all about!



Add Your Resume to Our Resume Book

Our resume book is open all year!
WICS sends a lot of resumes in a resume book to different recruiters from companies big and small each year. Recruiters love reaching out to students that are a part of clubs that encourage diversity. 

If you are interested in adding your resume to our resume book , send your resume to wics@uci.edu with these following requirements:
Subject Line: WICS Resume Book
Your resume file in PDF format with filename 'lastname_firstname_resume'
 


Got any questions?

Ask our Secretary!
Katie Yeh
[yehks@uci.edu]

Assistant/Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies at the University of Nottingham's China campus

The University of Nottingham’s China campus has the following vacancy in the School of International Communications

Assistant/Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies

Closing date: 30 April 2018

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/180085 

Informal enquires may be addressed to Professor Andrew White, Head of the School of International Communications, email: andrew.white@nottingham.edu.cn .

The School of International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China is advertising an assistant/associate professor post in Media and Communication Studies. The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching broadly in the area of media and communication studies on our BA and MA International Communications programmes. Candidates should have a specialism in one of the following disciplines: film studies; games studies; digital media; creative industries. Some knowledge of or practical experience in media production would also be useful for this role. It would be advantageous to be able to teach film-related modules. Candidates applying for the associate professor post should demonstrate an ability to attract funding for major research projects, several years of experience of teaching/tutorial work in relevant subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English speaking institution and a track record of high quality research outputs in media and communication studies.

Salary will be within the range of £35,550 – £47,722 per annum for assistant professor and £50,618 – £60,410 per annum for associate professor depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond these scales is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

This post is available from 1 September 2018 thereafter and will initially be offered on a fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of up to five years. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and conditions.


  

New Urban Resilience Leadership Webinar Series

WEBINAR: Climate Adaptation Policy at the State and Local Level

Mon, Apr 16, 2018 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM EDT - http://bit.ly/2HwcrOr

New Urban Resilience Leadership Webinar Series ---  Learn about effective, innovative, ethical, equitable climate adaptation actions

Arizona State University's School of Sustainability is hosting a new five-webinar series -- "Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Leadership Series". The series is co-hosted by the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and the University of the District of Columbia's College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences.

The free series will introduce participants to climate change adaptation and resilience leaders working in policy, innovation and technology, and climate justice and social equity from across various scales of government and other sectors. These experts will share cutting-edge examples of how they are putting effective, innovative and equitable climate adaptation into practice.

The first webinar in the new series focuses on Climate Policy.

Panelists for the First Webinar Include:

Michael McCormick, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. He is currently working with the Air Resources Board and the Resources Agency to develop tools that local governments can use to develop more effective plans and policies to address climate change

Guy Williams, President & CEO of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice and Project Director of the Detroit Climate Action Plan. He leads efforts to champion local and national collaboration to advance environmental justice and sustainable redevelopment and foster clean, healthy and safe communities.

 Liz Williams Russell is the Coastal Community Resilience Director for the Foundation for Lousiana. Liz designs strategies to support communities influenced by land loss and relative sea-level rise across coastal Louisiana.

This session will be moderated by Elisabeth Graffy, Professor of Practice in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and in the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University. She co-directs the Energy and Society program within ASU-LightWorks and co-leads the Environmental Humanities Initiative in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

Arturo Herrera
MSc, Conservation and Biodiversity
University of Exeter
(843) 568 - 2506
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Visit the website for the Global Bamboo & Rattan Congress at: http://www.barc2018.org/en/



  

Webinar, 11 April, 1 PM Eastern US: 'Role of Water Stress in Instability & Conflict' by Gen. Gerry Galloway

The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) presents this event.

Speaker: Brigadier General Gerald Galloway (ret.), Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Affiliate Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland


A new report “The Role of Water Stress in Instability and Conflict,” by CNA's Military Advisory Board (MAB), examines the role of water across a spectrum from civil unrest and localized violence to terrorism, insurgencies, and civil wars to state-on-state conflict. Focusing on water-stressed areas of the world, it articulates the role water plays not only in diplomacy, violence, and conflict, but also how water can be used as a tool of coercion across the spectrum of conflict. Additionally, the research provides insight into how water stress can empower violent extremist organizations and place stable governments at risk.



Join General Galloway, a member of the MAB, to discuss the role that water stress plays in diplomacy, violence, and conflict, and what steps the U.S. government can take to mitigate those threats through diplomacy, strategic investments, and defense.



Read the report here: 
http://bit.ly/2CmLdXb 



Register here: http://www.awra.org/webinars/index.html

(free for AWRA members; 25 USD for all others)


Michael E. Campana, PhD
Professor of Hydrogeology and Water Resources
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Technical Director, AWRA
104 CEOAS Admin Building
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-5503  USA

Cell: +1 541 602 4085    Fax: +1 541 753-4015   Skype: aguadoc  Office: Wilkinson Hall 246
 
aquadoc@oregonstate.edu
http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/profile/campana/ 

WaterWired blog: http://www.waterwired.org
WaterWired Twitter: http://twitter.com/waterwired

2018 AWRA Conferences

22-25 April, Orlando, FL
GIS and Water Resources X http://bit.ly/2jk3L6F

9 -11 July, Fort Worth, TX
The Science, Management, & Governance of Transboundary Groundwater  http://bit.ly/2zPn8Yu

"The true threat is the delusion that our opinion of science somehow alters its reality." - Katherine Hayhoe
  

April 20th Disability and Storytelling with Alice Wong

Disability and Storytelling with Alice Wong and Clark Matthews
Friday April 20th 2018 at 4:00PM- 5:15PM
Mary Gates Hall 058 at the University of Washington
 

Why do D/deaf and disability stories matter? Join this workshop presented by Alice Wong and Clark Matthews on the vital relationship between storytelling, history and D/deaf & disability rights. You will learn about the the work of Alice Wong’s Disability Visibility Project and Clark Matthew’s work with Rooted in Rights, a disability rights media organization headquartered right here in Seattle. Alice and Clark will provide some examples of media created by and featuring disabled & D/deaf people, explore how you can share your own story, and why it’s needed.

Accessibility Info: MGH 058 is mobility aid accessible and scent free space. Please do not wear any fragrances. CART captioning and ASL interpreting have been requested. For any other access inquiries please email dcenter@uw.edu.

Check out the Facebook event page and share to you friends! 


Alice Wong, Founder and Director, Disability Visibility Project®

Alice Wong is a media maker, research consultant, and disability activist based in San Francisco, CA. Her areas of interest are popular culture, media, politics, disability issues, Medicaid policies and programs, storytelling, and activism. She is the Founder of the Disability Visibility Project®, a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to creating, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture.


Clark Matthews moved to Seattle from Philadelphia in 2016 to join the team at Rooted in Rights and now leads original video production. This allows Clark to combine two of his biggest passions: filmmaking and disability rights. Clark’s media collaborations with artists and activists of mixed abilities have played at film festivals around the globe. His work in disability justice has led to involvement with organizations like National ADAPT, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), Not Dead Yet, the International Society for Disability Studies and more. Clark graduated from Temple University with a degree in Film and Media Arts.  

#ProtestAPA2018 Save the Date!

#ProtestAPA2018
SAVE THE DATE

The New York City Protest of the American Psychiatric Association will take place on Sunday, May 6th.

May 6, 2018
Join the #ProtestAPA2018 Facebook Group


Get Involved!
Solidarity Events are being held around the world.

Next Planning Teleconference
April 7 at 4pm EST.  Join the Facebook Group for details.

facebook.com/groups/protestAPA2018
  

What's new on ADB.org, 07 April 2018: 6 items

Here is the latest list of content by ADB based on your preferences:

Events

ADBI Sessions on Financial Inclusion, Financial Literacy, and Infrastructure Development: Sixth Seminar on Asia and the Pacific Economies
https://www.adb.org/news/events/adbi-sessions-financial-inclusion-financial-literacy-and-infrastructure-development

Strategies for Financing Social Protection to Achieve the SDGs
https://www.adb.org/news/events/strategies-for-financing-social-protection-to-achieve-the-sdgs

News Releases and News from Country Offices

ADB President Affirms Support for Infrastructure Investment, Financial Inclusion at ASEAN Meeting
https://www.adb.org/news/adb-president-affirms-support-infrastructure-investment-financial-inclusion-asean-meeting

Publications

Do Borrowing Constraints Matter for Intergenerational Educational Mobility? Evidence from Japan
https://www.adb.org/publications/do-borrowing-constraints-matter-intergenerational-educational-mobility-japan

Structural Change with Public Educational Expenditure: Evidence from the People’s Republic of China
https://www.adb.org/publications/structural-change-public-educational-expenditure-prc

Trade Networks and Economic Fluctuations in Asia
https://www.adb.org/publications/trade-networks-and-economic-fluctuations-asia

  

2018 Toronto Conference on Germany: The Future of Multilateralism

The 2018 Toronto Conference on Germany: The Future of Multilateralism
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Campbell Conference Facility (South House)
Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place
Info on panelists and moderators now available
More information and registration: https://munktoronto2018.eventbrite.ca
 
 
 
The full listing of upcoming CERES events can be viewed at: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ceres/events/
   

Our Summer Schedule Is Up!

Summer 2018 Seminars
The Adult Education Seminars Program is excited to announce that our summer schedule is now available on the Newberry's website. Paper copies of our brochure will be hitting mailboxes soon! Registration opens on April 17 at 10 am. 

As always, our classes allow you to explore topics in the humanities, Chicago culture, and genealogical research. This season's lineup includes a wide variety of writing workshops, exciting offerings in art and literature, and much more. Take a look!

Important dates:

Tuesday, April 17, 10 am: Early registration opens with discounted prices.
Friday, May 4, 4 pm: Early registration closes. At this point, tuition will go up to full price and classes that have not reached minimum enrollment will be cancelled.
Tuesday, May 22: The term begins, with classes starting on a rolling basis.
Have questions about registering for a seminar? Visit our FAQs, and if you don't find an answer to your question there, give us a call a (312) 255-3700, or email seminars@newberry.org.
 
The Newberry is undergoing an extensive first floor renovation in 2018. This project will be ongoing during the Summer 2018 seminar term.The Adult Education Seminars Program will have use of the basement classrooms during the entirety of construction, but please check this link frequently for the latest conditions - which exterior doors are open or closed, where to find an accessible entrance, which restrooms are available, etc.
Because of the renovation the Newberry Bookstore will be closed during the Summer 2018 term. As such, seminar participants will be responsible for acquiring all required texts for their seminars on their own. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding. We have put together a list of helpful resources that should make it easy to find the books you need.

Once registration opens, you can sign up online or by calling the Office of Adult Education Seminars at (312) 255-3700.



  

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LEGACY OF CHILEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN POETRY SYMPOSIUM

Friday, April 13, 2018, 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
LEGACY OF CHILEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN POETRY SYMPOSIUM

This symposium will bring together poets and literary scholars from Latin America and the United States to consider the dynamic emergence, development, and diversity of poetic forms throughout the Americas, with an emphasis on Chile. It will also be presented to recognize Georgetown University Professor Gwen Kirkpatrick for her scholarship in the field of Latin American poetry, her contributions to the university, and her profound dedication to her students. 

Full event schedule and tickets available via Eventbrite. 

Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division, the Embassy of Chile, Georgetown University, George Washington University, the University of Maryland, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and the Universidad de Chile.

Location: Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building 
Contact: cgom@loc.gov

 

PROGRAM

9:00 AM — WELCOME

Georgette Dorn, Chief, Hispanic Division, Library of Congress
Julio Fiol, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Chile
Anna Deeny Morales, Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University
9:15 AM TO 10:25 AM — POETIC GENEALOGIES IN LATIN AMERICA

MODERATOR: FELIPE ESTEBAN TORO FRANCO, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Alvaro Kaempfer, Gettysburg College: “Poesía, tradición cultural y razón pública en la crítica literaria de Andrés Bello”
Sarah Moody, University of Alabama: “María Eugenia Vaz Ferreira, Delmira Agustini, and the Impossible Life and Legacy of the Woman Poet in Modernismo”
Vivaldo Andrade dos Santos, Georgetown University: "Carlos Drummond de Andrade and the Flaming Tie of Neruda: Echoes of Canto general in A Rosa do Povo by CDA (1945)”
10:30 AM TO 12:30 PM — POETIC LANGUAGE

MODERATOR: VERONICA SALLES-REESE, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Soledad Bianchi, Universidad de Chile: “Bolaño, poeta: ‘He aprendido de los caminos donde me he extraviado’ ”
Rodrigo Cánovas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: “Poesía y performance en el texto Naciste pintada, de Carmen Berenguer, escrito desde el fin de siglo chileno”
Francine Masiello, University of California, Berkeley: “poesía, paisaje, amistad”
Ana Inés Larre Borges, Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay: “Dis/pares. Marosa di Giorgio versus Idea Vilariño”
2:00 PM TO 3:15 PM — POETRY, POLITICS, GENDER AND SEXUALITY

MODERATOR: GABRIEL VILLAROEL, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Francisco Leal, Colorado State University: “Pablo Neruda, violador. Mujeres-estatuas en su poesía amorosa”
Miguel López, University of New Mexico: “Marjorie Agosín and the Femicides”
María José Navia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: “’Amo las cosas que nunca tuve / con las otras que ya no tengo’: leyendo a Gabriela Mistral desde el inventario.”
3:30 PM TO 5:00 PM — THE LEGACY OF GWEN KIRKPATRICK FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE AND POETRY

MODERATOR: TANIA GENTIC, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Emilie Bergman, University of California, Berkeley: “Snapshots, Afterimages and the Longvies: Gwen at Berkeley”
Enrique Cortez, Portland State University: “Repensar la poesía más allá de las vanguardias: Lógica de la pregunta e historia literaria”
Rocío Ferreira, DePaul University: “Los años en UC Berkeley. La poesía latinoamericana según Gwen Kirkpatrick”
Laura Demaría, University of Maryland: “El legado de Gwen Kirkpatrick”
5:15 PM TO 6:30 PM — POETRY READING

INTRODUCTIONS BY ANNA DEENY MORALES

Roberto Ibáñez Ricóuz
Vivaldo Santos
María José Navia
Francisco Leal
María Inés Zaldivar
 

Please click here for more information.

  

[ecrea] Request for Proposals for a media research in Syria

Request for Proposals (Free Press Unlimited)

Version March 2018


What Free Press Unlimited is and What It Wants to Achieve
Free Press Unlimited strongly believes that all people are entitled to have access to unbiased, reliable and timely information. This enables them to assess their own living conditions, influence these and make the right decisions. With its Syria programme Free Press Unlimited supports the development of a competent, sustainable and independent media sector. The sector is vital for conflict reduction, the growth of a pluralist society and the development of democratic structures.


Research Objectives
·       Connect knowledge gathering with the aims of both the Syria programme and Free Press Unlimited at large
·       We do this to review and potentially optimise the way in which we invest in the Syrian media sector
·       Free Press Unlimited understands that its primary partners are audiences
·       Ultimately, Free Press Unlimited wishes to connect audiences and journalism in a new way
·       Free Press Unlimited endeavours to understand expectations of audiences and media professionals alike
·       It aims to systematically compare and contrast data produced by audiences and media professionals in order to understand potential gaps: gaps that Free Press Unlimited’s future strategy aims to narrow or close


Research Questions
Do audiences, media partners and Free Press Unlimited share the same understanding of the idea of independent media?
Similarly, potential discrepancies in the decoding of concepts such as democracy, freedom, stability and pluralism.
What news and information do Syrians need to run their lives and survive?
How does this compare with what media professionals do and how they see information needs?
Where do Syrians think they can get the information and news they need to run their lives and survive? Now and in the future?
The degree to which media content matches audience expectation and need, comparing media consumers and providers.
How do audiences assess actual journalistic products?
What can media professionals learn from such assessments?

Locations
Bidders should indicate which areas in Syria they can access and their logic for choosing certain areas over others. Furthermore, bidders should provide information on the proportion of media professionals that they intend to recruit inside of Syria, and in what parts of the country as well as outside the country.


Methodology
Free Press Unlimited has developed a two-pronged approach: it aims to connect to both audiences and the media professionals that serve them. Therefore, Free Press Unlimited requires a multi-component research strategy. Free Press Unlimited’s approach is fundamentally qualitative with crucial supporting elements of quantitative data.


Components - Audiences
·       Recruitment interviews (fully structured closed-ended questionnaire) with members of the intended target audience (n=50; 10-15 minutes). This will validate adherence to the recruitment criteria and quantify basic media U&A across multiple digital and analogue platforms · Clinics (controlled research environment) with 50 members of the audiences where respondents are exposed to media content (online, offline, video, audio, text) and their reactions gauged according to a set of prepared scores (e.g. reliability, presentation, length, use of images, impact, news value, relevance, language/accents, etc.). Media content will consist of 14 journalistic products (articles, online links, podcasts, etc.) that audience members will evaluate (rotated). About half of the pieces will have been produced by Free Press Unlimited’s media partners, half will come from other sources. The duration of the clinics is between 60 and 90 minutes
·       In-depth interviews (based on both a semi-structured interview guide and free-wheeling discussion). 25 of the most responsive clinic participants are selected for a thematic deep-dive. In ca. 60-minute in-depth interviews, respondents are queried about 3 of their clinic inputs for deep insight and rich authentic data.


Components – Media Professionals
·       Recruitment interviews (fully structured closed-ended questionnaire) with 30 stake holders and media professionals. This will validate adherence to the recruitment criteria and help Free Press Unlimited understand the basics of their work as well as potential differences between Free Press Unlimited supported media professionals and others
·       In-depth interviews (based on both a semi-structured interview guide and free-wheeling discussion). This deep-dive (n=30) explores journalistic ambitions regarding impact and target audiences. Furthermore, it will map out expectations, working environment, regulatory situation and journalistic ethics. The in-depth interviews will last 60-90 minutes
·       Workshops with Free Press Unlimited partners. This component is designed to expose Free Press Unlimited partners to audience reactions to 14 journalistic products and the insights produced by the audience in-depth interviews. The workshops are clearly intended to exploit the data for maximum learning and cross-fertilisation. The workshops are conducted by Free Press Unlimited independently of Free Press Unlimited’s research partners


Recruitment
Members of the Audience (n=50)
·       50% women; 50 men
·       50% below 35 years of age; 50% above
·       75% of respondents have at least completed secondary education
·       All respondents have access to online and can recall 2 news items they consumed in the past week

Media Professionals (n=30)
·       All media professionals are either full-time or predominantly engaged in journalistic activity
·       50% of the media professionals benefit either directly or indirectly from Free Press Unlimited support; the other 50% do not
·       Stakeholders (n=4) – Persons who command a controlling share in a media organisation
·       Content deciders (n=6) – Editors or persons who instruct journalists in their work and/or decide on the content of journalistic products
·       Journalists (n=20)
·       Free Press Unlimited will provide its research partner with contact details of media professionals it supports


Quality Control
100% of respondents (audience and media professionals) for adherence to recruitment criteria and their our put are quality controlled by an independent team. Moreover, all steps in the research are subject to rigid quality control routines. Free Press Unlimited expects bidders to fully outline their proposed quality control strategy.


Deliverables
·       Design
·       Client consultation either face-to-face or via VoIP
·       Format and adaptation of all materials provided by Free Press Unlimited
·       Weekly progress updates; daily updates during the fieldwork
·       Same-day response to Free Press Unlimited queries
·       Translation and back-translation of all materials
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LJMU seeks - Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Film and Media: Production Craft Skills

The Liverpool Screen School, at Liverpool John Moores University, seeks a highly motivated individual to work across the Media Production and Film Studies departments, with expertise and experience in Film / Media production.

You will be an experienced filmmaker / media producer with the skills to lead and deliver film/media practice and production-based modules. You will teach; cinematography, lighting, sound and post production. Experience of film/media making is essential with an emphasis on storytelling.

The Liverpool Screen School, part of LJMU's Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies, offers undergraduate programmes in Creative Writing, Drama, Film Studies, Journalism and Media Production, together with postgraduate courses in Documentary, International Journalism, Writing and Screenwriting.  The Film Studies and Media Production departments are expanding and this post holder will work across both teams to deliver on undergraduate (BA (Hons) Film Studies and BA (Hons) Media Production) and postgraduate (MA Documentary) courses.

The Screen school is developing its strategic priorities in research, postgraduate provision internationalisation, public engagement and enterprise activity.  Reporting to the Programme Leader, you will contribute to these developments, whilst also undertaking teaching and administrative duties across the Media Production and Film Studies portfolio.  Current areas of industry practice / research interests in the department include: Television Drama, Factual Entertainment, Documentary, Interactive media, new approaches to narrative, 360 filming, participatory culture and multiplatform.

Liverpool, the most filmed in city in the UK outside of London, is an excellent base to make and teach media, with media city in Salford nearby. The city boasts a vibrant culture and LJMU is proud of its many connections with local media and arts organisations, including The Everyman and Playhouse, The Unity Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, The Liverpool Philharmonic, The Liverpool Tate, Lime Pictures, Liverpool Film Office, ITV and the BBC.

Informal enquiries may be made to Sarah Haynes, Head of Media Production at the Liverpool Screen School 0151 231 4770 (s.haynes@ljmu.ac.uk)

Closing date: 26th April 2018

More informtaion and a link to the application process can be found at:
https://jobs.ljmu.ac.uk/vacancy/lecturer-or-senior-lecturer-in-film-and-media-production-craft-skills-333094.html

CFP: Media Ownership in Africa: Control, Challenges & Change

This is a call for book chapters proposals for "Media Ownership in Africa: Control, Challenges & Change' the full call is attached below or accessed via this link:

https://camri.ac.uk/blog/2018/02/19/call-chapter-proposals-media-ownership-africa-control-challenges-change/ 

Book Edited by: Winston Mano and Loubna El Mkaouar (The Africa Media Centre, The Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster and the Ghana Institute of Journalism, to be published by Routledge.


  

Migration and Mobility in a Digital Age: Paradoxes of Connectivity and Belonging Conference, conference program announced, 10-11 April, Columbia University

An upcoming conference in New York, held at Columbia University:

Migration and Mobility in a Digital Age: Paradoxes of Connectivity and Belonging Conference

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room

For more information, see http://heymancenter.org/events/migration-in-a-digital-age-paradoxes-of-connectivity-and-belonging/

The image of Syrian refugees with a smartphone shooting ‘selfies’ upon reaching dry land has captured the international imagination (Chouliaraki, 2017; Kunstman, 2017; Risam, forthcoming 2018). It suggests an image of the ‘connected migrant’ (Diminescu, 2008), which is shaped by a profound ambivalence: migrants are expected to be people fleeing from war, violence, and poverty; they are not expected to be ‘digital natives’, equipped with technologies to navigate their difficult journeys. While smartphones are accessible, affordable, and easy to use, in the realm of the public imaginary the image of the disenfranchised and disconnected migrant remains that of the ‘have nots’, and therefore subject to ‘high tech orientalism’ (Chun, 2006, p. 73). This posits the figuration of the migrant as outside the realm of development and modern forms of communication, disenfranchised and vulnerable in order to be worthy of international aid and pity (Boltanski, 20000; Ticktin, 2008). And yet smartphones are ubiquitous, and migrants have been early adopters and heavy users of technologies for the simple reason that these technologies are ingrained in their daily practices and everyday lives, which often involve perilous crossings but also the need to keep in touch with the home front and their diasporic communities. The promise of connectivity that is guaranteed even under duress becomes fraught with the profound disconnection brought about by the disciplining gaze of Western media and publics.

It is, therefore, crucial to focus on the specific way in which digital technologies bridge or magnify the gap in migration between geographical distance and digital proximity. How are affect, intimacy, and belonging negotiated online in the face of forced migration and expulsions (Sassen, 2012) but also of circular migration, expatriation, and transnational movements?

This conference aims to cover a broad range of conflict-related issues on migration in a digital age. Using the latest insights from a range of interdisciplinary fields, it will explore theories of displacement such as diaspora, cosmopolitanism, and nomadism, and the transformations brought about by the digital revolution, through the analysis of virtual communities, social media platforms, and digital activism. It will also focus on media production and the regulation of information on forced migrants in a ‘post-truth’ era: fake news; the humanitarianism-securitization nexus, migration management, social and political conflicts related to migrant and diaspora communities, radicalization and online counter-terrorism, hate speech and racism, but also solidarities, activism, and protest.

For more info e-mail Sandra Ponzanesi: sp3630@columbia.edu

Program:

DAY 1

Tuesday, April 10, Heyman Center, Common Room

9.00-9.30 Coffee


9.30-10.00 Opening

Sarah Cole (Dean of Arts and Sciences, Division of Humanities)

Introduction

Sandra Ponzanesi (Utrecht University/Columbia University)


10.00-11.30

Panel I

Digital Cartographies ‘in’ Time

Moderator: Radhika Gajjala (Bowling Green State University)

Alex Gil (Columbia University)

“In The Same Boats": Moving Maps and Cartographies of Intersections

Roopika Risam (Salem State University)

Cartographies of the Living and the Dead: Mapping Global Migration

Anne McNevin (The New School)

Time, Digital Media, and the Figure of the Migrant



11.30-13.00

Panel II

Networks, Affects and Activism

Moderator: Jonathan Corpus Ong (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Claudia Minchilli (Utrecht University)

Somali Women in Postcolonial Italy: Identity Construction Through Digital Connectedness

Donya Alinejad (Utrecht University)

Social Media and Feelings of Presence: Mobile Apps and Emotions in a Context of Transnational and Urban Mobility.

Radhika Gajjala (Bowling Green State University)

Migration and Mobility in Gendered Indian Digital Social Media Spaces: Revisiting “Ghar and Bahir



Break 13.00-14.00

(lunch provided for speakers only)



14.00-15.30

Panel III

Digital Migration in Europe

Moderator: Radha Hegde (New York University)

Melis Mevsimler (Utrecht University)

Divided Nation, Divided Diaspora: Crossroads of Gender and Homeland Politics in Everyday Lives of Migrant Women from Turkey in London

Myria Georgiou (London School of Economics/Annenberg School of Communication, USC)

The Communication Architecture of Humanitarian Securitization: Communicative Politics of Reception at Europe’s Borderland.

Koen Leurs (Utrecht University)

Connected Migrants and Digital Migration Studies in Europe



15.30-15.45

Coffee break


15.45-17.15

Panel IV

Cosmopolitan Interruptions

Moderator: Sandra Ponzanesi (Utrecht University/Columbia University)

Bruce Robbins (Columbia University)

The Refugee and the Beneficiary

Frances Negrón-Muntaner (Columbia University)

The Emptying Island: Puerto Rican Expulsion in Post-Maria Time

Wouter Omen (Utrecht University)

Humanitarian Communication, Common Humanities Playground



Move to Case Lounge, Columbia Law School



17.30 -18.45

Keynote

Chair: Sandra Ponzanesi

Mirca Madianou (Goldsmith, University of London)

Technocolonialism: Digital Innovation and Data in Humanitarian Practice

____________________________________________________________________



Day 2, Heyman Center Common Room



10.30-12.00

Panel V

Technologies for Change: Gaming, Piracy & Conviviality

Moderator: Koen Leurs (Utrecht University)

Dennis Tenen (Columbia University)

Global Book Piracy as Peer Preservation

Jonathan Corpus Ong/Maria Rovisco (University of Massachusetts, Amherst/University of Leicester)

Curating Conviviality

Joost Raessens (Utrecht University/NYU)

Life as a Refugee: Games for Change



Break 12.00-13.00

(Lunch Provided for speakers only)



13.00-14.30

Panel VI

Mediating Migration

Moderator: Marianne Hirsch (Columbia University)

Laura Candidatu (Utrecht University)

Digital Media and Diasporic Mothering: Romanian Diaspora in Amsterdam

Radha Hegde (New York University)

Diasporic Itinerancy and Remediated Authenticities

Ato Quayson (New York University)

Modes of the Selfie from Orality to Social Media



14.30-15.00

Coffee break



15.00-16.30

Panel VII

Beyond Connectivity and Surveillance

Moderator: Myria Georgiou (London School of Economics/Annenberg School of Communication, USC)

Sandro Mezzadra (University of Bologna/The New School)

The Border Regime as a Black Box? Migration, Logistics, and Digitalization in Europe and Beyond

Inderpal Grewal (Yale University)

Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants: Racial logics of digital production.

Miriam Ticktin (The New School)

Re-imagining Border Technologies, Designing New Political Forms



Move to Jerome Green Annex


17.00-18.30

Closing Keynote

Chair: Sandra Ponzanesi

Arjun Appadurai (New York University)

Narrative Panic and the Edges of Europe


For more information, see http://heymancenter.org/events/migration-in-a-digital-age-paradoxes-of-connectivity-and-belonging/

RedMIL 2018 doctoral summer school - Research on Digital/Media/Information Literacy

ReDMIL 2018 DOCTORAL SUMMER SCHOOL - Research on Digital/Media/Information Literacy
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* http://www.redmil2018.info/
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* Where / when: UCLouvain, Belgium - September 11th-14th, 2018

The RedMIL 2018 doctoral summer school aims at contributing to the convergence between digital, media and information literacy research by bringing together researchers from all three communities, to foster the scientific debate and explore connections between them.

The summer school is an international training program that will alternate between framing presentations by senior researchers and the in-depth discussion of emerging research by participating PhD students.

The theme of the 2018 edition is: "Literacies as culture, practices, or competences". Participants will be invited to question the way they define digital/media/information literacy in terms of culture, practices, or competences, what it entails in terms of methods for their research, and how it shapes the usefulness of their research and how and where they can valorize its outputs.

The Summer School will include six half-day workshops on the following topics:
- / Theoretical frameworks / in the study of digital, media and information literacies (one workshop);
- / Epistemological issues / in new literacies research (one workshop);
- / Methods / for observing, documenting, and assessing literacies and their associated educational practices and policies (three workshops);
- Designing research with social relevance and / valorizing research / results in society (one workshop).

Participating PhD students will have the opportunity to present their work in two workshops, on two different topics.

Confirmed speakers:
     Maria José Brites, Lusófona University of Porto, Portugal
     Sirkku Kotilainen, University of Tampere, Finland
     Normand Landry, TELUQ (Université du Québec), Canada
     Olivier Le Deuff, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France
     Annemaree Lloyd, University of Böras, Sweden
     John Potter, University College London, United Kingdom
     Leo Van Audenhove, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

PhD students wishing to present and discuss their doctoral research at the summer school are invited to submit an application no later than June 1st, 2018.

The Summer School will also allow for numerous informal interactions (including a networking dinner) between experts, researchers and PhD students.

» Read the call for applications at http://www.redmil2018.info/call-for-applications

Important dates:
     April 1st, 2018 : launch of the call for applications
     June 1st, 2018 : application submission deadline
     June 22nd, 2018 : notification to applicants
     September 11th-14th, 2018 : Summer school

More information available on : http://www.redmil2018.info/

CFP: Space, Place & Adaptation

Literature/Film Association Annual Conference
SPACE, PLACE & ADAPTATION
November 29-December 1, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Keynote: Christopher Schaberg, Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English, Loyola University New Orleans

Holding our annual conference in New Orleans raises questions of space, place, and adaptation in the study of literature, film, and media. The city has long served as a point of contact and conflict between various cultures and their traditions, and its unique identity demonstrates the enduring influence of those populations today. While we welcome papers on any aspect of film and media studies, we are especially interested in presentations that address one or more of the following concerns (or similar topics):

• the poetics of space and place
• the politics of space and place
• adapting literary spaces and places in media
• teaching space, place, and media
• exhibition spaces
• the rural, regional, national, or transnational in media
• cosmopolitanism
• space, place, and identity
• media institutions, such as archives, film libraries, and film festivals
• location shooting and recreating place in media
• mobility, migration, and exile
• space, place, and genre
• sets as sites of inquiry
• production design
• media infrastructures
• architecture and media
• geographical approaches to media
• space, place, and performance
• Louisiana as a media capital

We also have significant interest in general studies of American and international cinema, film and technology, television, and new media, and other cultural or political issues connected to the moving image. In addition to academic papers, presentation proposals about pedagogy or from creative writers, artists, and filmmakers are also welcome.

Christopher Schaberg, our keynote speaker this year, is Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, where he teaches courses in contemporary literature, cultural studies, and environmental theory. He has written four monographs: /The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight/ (2012), /The End of Airports/ (2015), /Airportness: The Nature of Flight/ (2017), and /The Work of Literature in an Age of Post-Truth./ He has also co-edited two collections: /Deconstructing Brad Pitt/ (2014, with Robert Bennett) and /Airplane Reading/ (2016, with Mark Yakich). With Ian Bogost, he co-edits the Object Lessons series, exploring the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Please submit your proposal viathis Google Doc >byJuly 15, 2018. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Pete Kunze atlitfilm2018@gmail.com >. Accepted presenters will be notified byAugust 15.

The conference hotel rate of $179/night is available at the Four Points Sheraton French Quarter untilNovember 1, 2018. Contact reservations directly at (504) 524-7611and mention the conference to receive the discount, as it is not available online. Limited travel grant support is planned to be available for select graduate students, non-tenure-track faculty, and/or independent scholars and artists. Details for an added application process for such support will be shared following proposal acceptances in August.

The conference registration fee is $200 ($150 for students and retirees) beforeOctober 1, 2018and $225 ($175 for students and retirees) thereafter. All conference attendees must also be current members of the Literature/Film Association. Annual dues are $20. To register for the conference and pay dues following acceptance of your proposal, visit the Literature/Film Association website athttp://litfilm.org/conferenceand use our PayPal feature.

Presenters will be invited to submit their work to the Literature/Film Quarterly for potential publication. For details on the journal’s submission requirements,visitwww.salisbury.edu/lfq >.

Migration and Mobility in a Digital Age: Paradoxes of Connectivity and Belonging Conference, conference program announced

Migration and Mobility in a Digital Age: Paradoxes of Connectivity and Belonging Conference

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room

For more information, see http://heymancenter.org/events/migration-in-a-digital-age-paradoxes-of-connectivity-and-belonging/

The image of Syrian refugees with a smartphone shooting ‘selfies’ upon reaching dry land has captured the international imagination (Chouliaraki, 2017; Kunstman, 2017; Risam, forthcoming 2018). It suggests an image of the ‘connected migrant’ (Diminescu, 2008), which is shaped by a profound ambivalence: migrants are expected to be people fleeing from war, violence, and poverty; they are not expected to be ‘digital natives’, equipped with technologies to navigate their difficult journeys. While smartphones are accessible, affordable, and easy to use, in the realm of the public imaginary the image of the disenfranchised and disconnected migrant remains that of the ‘have nots’, and therefore subject to ‘high tech orientalism’ (Chun, 2006, p. 73). This posits the figuration of the migrant as outside the realm of development and modern forms of communication, disenfranchised and vulnerable in order to be worthy of international aid and pity (Boltanski, 20000; Ticktin, 2008). And yet smartphones are ubiquitous, and migrants have been early adopters and heavy users of technologies for the simple reason that these technologies are ingrained in their daily practices and everyday lives, which often involve perilous crossings but also the need to keep in touch with the home front and their diasporic communities. The promise of connectivity that is guaranteed even under duress becomes fraught with the profound disconnection brought about by the disciplining gaze of Western media and publics.

It is, therefore, crucial to focus on the specific way in which digital technologies bridge or magnify the gap in migration between geographical distance and digital proximity. How are affect, intimacy, and belonging negotiated online in the face of forced migration and expulsions (Sassen, 2012) but also of circular migration, expatriation, and transnational movements?

This conference aims to cover a broad range of conflict-related issues on migration in a digital age. Using the latest insights from a range of interdisciplinary fields, it will explore theories of displacement such as diaspora, cosmopolitanism, and nomadism, and the transformations brought about by the digital revolution, through the analysis of virtual communities, social media platforms, and digital activism. It will also focus on media production and the regulation of information on forced migrants in a ‘post-truth’ era: fake news; the humanitarianism-securitization nexus, migration management, social and political conflicts related to migrant and diaspora communities, radicalization and online counter-terrorism, hate speech and racism, but also solidarities, activism, and protest.

For more info e-mail Sandra Ponzanesi: sp3630@columbia.edu

Program:

DAY 1

Tuesday, April 10, Heyman Center, Common Room

9.00-9.30 Coffee

9.30-10.00 Opening
Sarah Cole (Dean of Arts and Sciences, Division of Humanities)

Introduction
Sandra Ponzanesi (Utrecht University/Columbia University)

10.00-11.30

Panel I

Digital Cartographies ‘in’ Time

Moderator: Radhika Gajjala (Bowling Green State University)

Alex Gil (Columbia University)

“In The Same Boats": Moving Maps and Cartographies of Intersections
Roopika Risam (Salem State University)

Cartographies of the Living and the Dead: Mapping Global Migration

Anne McNevin (The New School)
Time, Digital Media, and the Figure of the Migrant


11.30-13.00

Panel II
Networks, Affects and Activism

Moderator: Jonathan Corpus Ong (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Claudia Minchilli (Utrecht University)

Somali Women in Postcolonial Italy: Identity Construction Through Digital Connectedness
Donya Alinejad (Utrecht University)

Social Media and Feelings of Presence: Mobile Apps and Emotions in a Context of Transnational and Urban Mobility.
Radhika Gajjala (Bowling Green State University)

Migration and Mobility in Gendered Indian Digital Social Media Spaces: Revisiting “Ghar and Bahir


Break 13.00-14.00

(lunch provided for speakers only)


14.00-15.30

Panel III

Digital Migration in Europe

Moderator: Radha Hegde (New York University)

Melis Mevsimler (Utrecht University)

Divided Nation, Divided Diaspora: Crossroads of Gender and Homeland Politics in Everyday Lives of Migrant Women from Turkey in London
Myria Georgiou (London School of Economics/Annenberg School of Communication, USC)

The Communication Architecture of Humanitarian Securitization: Communicative Politics of Reception at Europe’s Borderland.

Koen Leurs (Utrecht University)

Connected Migrants and Digital Migration Studies in Europe

15.30-15.45
Coffee break

15.45-17.15

Panel IV

Cosmopolitan Interruptions

Moderator: Sandra Ponzanesi (Utrecht University/Columbia University)

Bruce Robbins (Columbia University)

The Refugee and the Beneficiary
Frances Negrón-Muntaner (Columbia University)

The Emptying Island: Puerto Rican Expulsion in Post-Maria Time

Wouter Omen (Utrecht University)

Humanitarian Communication, Common Humanities Playground


Move to Case Lounge, Columbia Law School


17.30 -18.45

Keynote

Chair: Sandra Ponzanesi

Mirca Madianou (Goldsmith, University of London)

Technocolonialism: Digital Innovation and Data in Humanitarian Practice

____________________________________________________________________


Day 2, Heyman Center Common Room


10.30-12.00

Panel V

Technologies for Change: Gaming, Piracy & Conviviality

Moderator: Koen Leurs (Utrecht University)

Dennis Tenen (Columbia University)

Global Book Piracy as Peer Preservation

Jonathan Corpus Ong/Maria Rovisco (University of Massachusetts, Amherst/University of Leicester)

Curating Conviviality

Joost Raessens (Utrecht University/NYU)

Life as a Refugee: Games for Change


Break 12.00-13.00
(Lunch Provided for speakers only)


13.00-14.30

Panel VI

Mediating Migration

Moderator: Marianne Hirsch (Columbia University)

Laura Candidatu (Utrecht University)

Digital Media and Diasporic Mothering: Romanian Diaspora in Amsterdam

Radha Hegde (New York University)

Diasporic Itinerancy and Remediated Authenticities

Ato Quayson (New York University)

Modes of the Selfie from Orality to Social Media


14.30-15.00
Coffee break


15.00-16.30

Panel VII

Beyond Connectivity and Surveillance

Moderator: Myria Georgiou (London School of Economics/Annenberg School of Communication, USC)

Sandro Mezzadra (University of Bologna/The New School)

The Border Regime as a Black Box? Migration, Logistics, and Digitalization in Europe and Beyond

Inderpal Grewal (Yale University)

Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants: Racial logics of digital production.

Miriam Ticktin (The New School)

Re-imagining Border Technologies, Designing New Political Forms


Move to Jerome Green Annex

 17.00-18.30

Closing Keynote

Chair: Sandra Ponzanesi

Arjun Appadurai (New York University)

Narrative Panic and the Edges of Europe


For more information, see http://heymancenter.org/events/migration-in-a-digital-age-paradoxes-of-connectivity-and-belonging/

Call for papers: Autism Policy & Practice

 
Call for papers from the relaunched journal whose editorial board.There are many here who have a paper that they would like to submit. It would also appreciate it very much if you could share this CFP with colleagues, either directly or through other lists or groups you may be a member of.

Dr Mitzi Waltz

FIRST EDITION CALL FOR PAPERS. | Autism Policy & Practice.

FIRST EDITION CALL FOR PAPERS. | Autism Policy & Practice.

The 8th Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication Studies

 
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AND PAPERS
 
VIII Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication Studies
Inequality, Gender, and Communication in the Americas: History, Culture, and Society
 
Universidade da Região de Joinville, Santa Catarina Brazil
September 3-4, 2018
 
Overview
You are invited to submit your research to the eighth Brazil-U.S. Colloquium on Communication Studies to be held at the Universidade da Região de Joinville in Santa Catrina, Brazil September 3-4, 2018. Research is welcome on the theme Inequality, Gender, and Communication in the Americas: History, Culture, and Society, as well as other topics on media, culture, and/or communication studies in the Américas. Comparative work is welcome but not required.
 
Submissions (US)
Submissions are on a rolling basis, and decisions will be communicated to authors within two weeks of submission. The first twenty papers accepted will receive free registration. To submit your abstract, please send the following four items to: brazil.us.ccs@gmail.com by June 11, 2018.
 
1) An overview of your research (approximately 250-750 words)
2) A working title for your paper
3) 3-7 key words
4) A short bio or highlights from CV
 
Colloquium Format 
The colloquium is conducted in Portuguese and English with informal translation offered. Both days of the conference take place in an expanded “round table” format to facilitate discussion and Q&A between scholars interested in media and communications in Brazil, the U.S., and the Americas. Participation is welcome from researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. Scholars presenting papers may also wish to take advantage of the concurrent Intercom Conference from the 2nd to 8th of September 2018.
 
Publication
Authors wishing to have their work published will need to submit a formal research paper by August 1st for potential inclusion in a special section of the volume Media and Power to be published with Emerald Studies in Media and Communications in 2019.
 
Coordination
USA: Laura Robinson (Santa Clara University)
Brazil: Sonia Virgínia Moreira (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora)
 
Academic Committee 
BRAZIL: Sonia Virgínia Moreira (Universidade Federal de Juiz de For a), Maria José Baldessar (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina), Monica Martinez (Universidade de Sorocaba), Sergio Mattos (Universidade Federal do Recôncavo Baiano)
USA: Laura Robinson (Santa Clara University), Alma M. García (Santa Clara University), Jeremy Schulz (University of California, Berkeley), John R. Baldwin (Illinois State University)
 
Communication Advisor
Aneka Khilnani, Santa Clara University Alumna


Chamada de Trabalhos
 
VIII Colóquio Brasil-Estados Unidos de Estudos da Comunicação
Desigualdades, Gêneros e Comunicação nas Américas: História, Cultura e Sociedade
 
Universidade da Região de Joinville, Santa Catarina,Brasil
3-4 de setembro de 2018
 
Sobre o Colóquio
A proposta do Colóquio é reunir pesquisadores e especialistas do Brasil e dos Estados Unidos que investigam o campo da Comunicação a fim de debater tendências e temas contemporâneos nos âmbitos teórico, metodológico e de estudos comparados. O objetivo principal é fortalecer o diálogo entre estudiosos dos dois países com trocas intelectualmente instigantes – para isso estimulamos a participação de professores e estudantes de pós-graduação stricto sensu (mestres e doutorandos) de Comunicação.
 
Sobre o tema
O tema do VIII Colóquio pretende avançar em relação ao tema central do 41º Congresso Anual da Intercom – “Desigualdades, Gêneros e Comunicação” – com ênfase nos estudos históricos, sociais e culturais produzidos por pesquisadores dos dois países.
 
Submissões (Brasil)
Os participantes brasileiros interessados no Colóquio deverão se cadastrar no website do Congresso Nacional da Intercom em 2018 e seguir as orientações de submissão previstas no call for papers e o mesmo período de inscrição no sistema oficial do evento em http://www.portalintercom.org.br/. Isso inclui:
-        Resumo com 250 palavras e três palavras-chaves

-        Paper completo (limite de 6.000 palavras, fonte Times News Roman, 12)

-        Possuir pelo menos diploma de Mestrado

-        Indicação de vínculo institucional

-        Currículo resumido (limite de 100 palavras)

 
Formato do Colóquio
Os idiomas do colóquio são o português e o inglês com tradução informal oferecida. O colóquio se organiza no formato expandido de "mesa redonda" com a participação de 10 pesquisadores brasileiros e 10 pesquisadores dos Estados Unidos para facilitar a discussão entre estudiosos interessados em mídia e comunicação no Brasil, nos EUA e nas Américas. É bem-vinda a participação de pesquisadores, mestres e doutorando e profissionais.
 
Publicação
Os autores com papers selecionados para o Colóquio que desejarem ter o seu artigo publicado deverão submeter uma versão completa e revisada até 1º de agosto para possível inclusão em dossiê do volume Mídia e Poder, programado pela Emerald Studies in Media and Communications para 2019.
 
Coordenação
Brasil: Sonia Virgínia Moreira (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora)
EUA: Laura Robinson (Santa Clara University)
 
Comitê Acadêmico 
BRAZIL: Sonia Virgínia Moreira (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora), Maria José Baldessar (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina), Monica Martinez (Universidade de Sorocaba), Sergio Mattos (Universidade Federal do Recôncavo Baiano)
USA: Laura Robinson (Santa Clara University); Alma M. García (Santa Clara University), Jeremy Schulz (University of California, Berkeley), John R. Baldwin (Illinois State University)


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CFP: Space, Place & Adaptation (New Orleans, 11/29-12/1)

Literature/Film Association Annual Conference

SPACE, PLACE & ADAPTATION
November 29-December 1, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Keynote: Christopher Schaberg, Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English, Loyola University New Orleans

Holding our annual conference in New Orleans raises questions of space, place, and adaptation in the study of literature, film, and media. The city has long served as a point of contact and conflict between various cultures and their traditions, and its unique identity demonstrates the enduring influence of those populations today. While we welcome papers on any aspect of film and media studies, we are especially interested in presentations that address one or more of the following concerns (or similar topics):

• the poetics of space and place
• the politics of space and place
• adapting literary spaces and places in media
• teaching space, place, and media
• exhibition spaces
• the rural, regional, national, or transnational in media
• cosmopolitanism
• space, place, and identity
• media institutions, such as archives, film libraries, and film festivals
• location shooting and recreating place in media
• mobility, migration, and exile
• space, place, and genre
• sets as sites of inquiry
• production design
• media infrastructures
• architecture and media
• geographical approaches to media
• space, place, and performance
• Louisiana as a media capital

We also have significant interest in general studies of American and international cinema, film and technology, television, and new media, and other cultural or political issues connected to the moving image. In addition to academic papers, presentation proposals about pedagogy or from creative writers, artists, and filmmakers are also welcome.

Christopher Schaberg, our keynote speaker this year, is Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, where he teaches courses in contemporary literature, cultural studies, and environmental theory. He has written four monographs: /The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight/ (2012), /The End of Airports/ (2015), /Airportness: The Nature of Flight/ (2017), and /The Work of Literature in an Age of Post-Truth./ He has also co-edited two collections: /Deconstructing Brad Pitt/ (2014, with Robert Bennett) and /Airplane Reading/ (2016, with Mark Yakich). With Ian Bogost, he co-edits the Object Lessons series, exploring the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Please submit your proposal viathis Google Doc by July 15, 2018. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Pete Kunze at litfilm2018@gmail.com . Accepted presenters will be notified by August 15.

The conference hotel rate of $179/night is available at the Four Points Sheraton French Quarter until November 1, 2018. Contact reservations directly at (504) 524-7611and mention the conference to receive the discount, as it is not available online. Limited travel grant support is planned to be available for select graduate students, non-tenure-track faculty, and/or independent scholars and artists. Details for an added application process for such support will be shared following proposal acceptances in August.

The conference registration fee is $200 ($150 for students and retirees) before October 1, 2018 and $225 ($175 for students and retirees) thereafter. All conference attendees must also be current members of the Literature/Film Association. Annual dues are $20. To register for the conference and pay dues following acceptance of your proposal, visit the Literature/Film Association website athttp://litfilm.org/conferenceand use our PayPal feature.

Presenters will be invited to submit their work to the Literature/Film Quarterly for potential publication. For details on the journal’s submission requirements,visitwww.salisbury.edu/lfq. 

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PhD Scholarships at Dublin City University (School of Communications)

The School of Communications at Dublin City University is now inviting applications from qualified candidates for up to five PhD Scholarships.

The School of Communications at DCU is home to almost 1,000 students at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels. With a tradition stretching back almost 40 years, the School is defined by excellence in both teaching and research in journalism, multimedia and communications studies. In the QS global subject rankings in 2018 DCU was in the top 200 of almost 4,500 universities worldwide in the area of communications. The School’s academics undertake research that contributes to national and international debates and to public policy formation. They have also led research projects supported by national and international funders. This cutting-edge research is across a range of (inter)disciplinary fields including (new) media studies, media history, journalism studies, science communication, political communication, social media studies, film and television studies, music industry studies, advertising, and cultural studies. In the past five years, the School has supported approximately 40 doctoral students to achieve PhD awards through this scheme. The School now has an opening for up to five funded PhD scholarships (across a four-year duration). As well as a tax-free stipend of €16,000 plus fees, we also support our students with funding for conference travel and offer PhD students opportunities to gain teaching experience. While scholarships are open to those working in a wide array of theoretical, epistemological and methodological approaches relevant to our school, this year, we particularly welcome applications in the following areas: Environmental Communication: Fellowship(s) in this area will ideally focus on the communication strategies employed by journalists, NGOs, business, political parties and others concerning environmental issues. Particularly relevant are proposals around the framing of climate change, sustainability, air pollution, single-use plastics, carbon, emissions, fracking, agriculture or transport. (For further information, contact Dr. Dave Robbins – david.robbins@dcu.ie) Gender & Digital Media: Fellowship(s) in this area might include gender politics online, digital activism, online identity formation, sexualities and digital culture, pro-anorexia communities, gendered hate speech or gender and cyber-bullying. (For further information contact Dr. Debbie Ging – debbie.ging@dcu.ie) Media Policy in Ireland and/or the EU: Preference will be given to proposals which relate to questions of media plurality, ownership and diversity. These may include policy studies or studies which look at how plurality or diversity are operationalized at the level of content or personnel within media outlets. (For further information contact Dr. Roddy Flynn – roddy.flynn@dcu.ie) Music Industry & Policy: Fellowship(s) in this area will ideally focus on the political economy of the music industries, music and copyright, the music industries in the context of an evolving digital environment, music industry policy, music and the media. (For further information contact Dr. Jim Rogers – jim.rogers@dcu.ie) Science or Health Science Communication: Fellowship(s) in this area may range from journalism practice to how media covers such topics and their public reception, to public or stakeholder engagement strategies in science and technology, or interpersonal / public communication between experts and society. (For further information contact Dr. Padraig Murphy – padraig.murphy@dcu.ie) Candidates must have consulted with a potential supervisor before applying. Applications should consist of a 2,000 word research proposal as well as a brief CV detailing academic qualifications and professional experience to date. Applications to: Ms. Mary Nulty, Secretary, School of Communications (mary.nulty@dcu.ie) General inquiries to: Dr. Jim Rogers, Chair of PhD Studies (jim.rogers@dcu.ie) Closing date: Monday 30th April 2018

Call for contributions - Edited book. 'When Students Protest: Politics and Young People'

 Below is a call for submissions to an edited volume on the topic of student political action. We hope you and your friends, colleagues and fellow activists will consider contributing a chapter. If you are interested, please email us a short chapter summary between 300 and 500 words by Monday 14 May 2018.
 
Please see below for details and send this call to colleagues who you think may be interested in contributing to this book.
 

 
Provisional title
When Students Protest:
Politics and Young People
 
Editors:
Professor Judith BESSANT: RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
Analicia MEJIA MESINAS: Assistant Professor, Azusa Pacific University, California, United States of America.
Dr Sarah PICKARD: Senior Lecturer and researcher, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France.
 
Brief
Student action in 2018 is again featuring in the news from America this time focusing on anti-gun activism after another spate of killings of students on their campuses. This action is part of a broader pattern of student action occurring in other parts of the world, protesting e.g. student debt, authoritarian policies, sexual assault on campuses, or neo-liberal austerity policies, free speech, sexuality and gender equality.
 
We think it is timely to gather and publish research on this important aspect of contemporary political activity. We welcome contributions that document student political action in various forms from a diversity of perspectives, and we are particularly interested in insider-student-actor accounts with first-hand experience.
 
Student politics has a long and diverse history that has often changed our world. Our aim in this project is to document the various forms student political action takes by providing well researched accounts of it in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. This edited collection will inquire into the rich and diverse ways students have engaged in various forms of action in schools, colleges, universities, in youth groups and in their communities.
 
Given that politics is always a relational matter our primary aim is to highlight responses to student action and to consider what this means for politics. Understanding the political as agonistic and as relational practices implicating various resources (i.e. as ‘power,’ or in Bourdieu’s terms as various forms of ‘capital’) we want to focus on what students do and on how others react and respond to them. In these ways the intention of this book is to emphasise the relational nature of our social world the shared nature of our lives and futures, and the value especially of developing solidarities across generations to deliberate about the desirable options and the actions to be taken to promote change.
 
In short, we want to concentrate on the forms that student action takes and on the different reactions to student political action. We ask that contributions reflect on how we might best understand such responses. How for example have education administrators, police, governments, conventional media, parents, NGOs and others responded to student political action-? Have governments used old laws or changed law or policy to control or repress student activism. Has state violence figured in responses to student activism? And-or have governments relied on digital surveillance, detention or subtler cultural processes. And, how can we best analyse and interpret these responses.
 
We ask contributors to document:
 
·       What actions were taken by students?
·       What technologies were deployed, and what forms of political expressivity was involved?
·       How did young actors believe they can change ‘things’?
·       What does it mean when students think and act politically?
·       What have young students achieved through activism?
·       What responses do student activism provoke?
 
While our focus will be on contemporary student politics, we would also welcome historical and or comparative contributions that place contemporary student political action into a broader perspective.
 
Our aim is to challenge conventional narratives that students and young people generally are too intellectually, socially, and morally immature to engage in the ‘serious business’ of politics. It is to challenge recent claims mounted as generational stories that contemporary students or so called ‘Millennials’, are apolitical, apathetic and politically unengaged.
 
We invite expressions of interest in the form of a 300-500-word abstract by Monday 14 May 2018 Please also add 3-line biography statement and your institutional affiliation.
 
We then invite author/s to submit the first draft of chapters (6,000-6,500 words including references) by February 2019 at the latest.
 
Our provisional schedule is:
Receive abstracts -chapter proposals by                          14th May 2018
Selection and drafting of the book proposal
Submit a detailed proposal to the publisher                   9th June 2018
Sign contract with Publisher                                          15th September 2018.
Deadline to receive first drafts of chapters                      1st February 2019
Submit the final manuscript                                          November 2019
Publication                                                                               March-April 2020
 
If you have any queries, please contact us:
- Judith Bessant – judith.bessant@rmit.edu.au
- Analicia Mesinas – amejiamesinas@apu.edu
- Sarah Pickard – sarah.pickard@sorbonne-nouvelle.fr






NEW & FORTHCOMING BOOKS:

The Precarious Generation: A Political Economy of Young People, Bessant, Farthing, Watts, 2017, Routledge

Young People Re-Generating Politics in Times of Crises, Pickard, S., & Bessant, J., 2017 (eds), Palgrave.

Governing Youth Politics in the Age of Surveillance, Grasso, M., & Bessant J., (eds) 2018,  www.routledge.com/9781138630123

The Great Transformation, History for a Techno-Human Future, 2018, Routledge.

Professor Judith Bessant, AM, Global, Urban & Social Studies, RMIT University; GPO Box 2476, VIC, Australia. T: +61 0413 551 505.


INVITATION TO REGISTER: Adaptation Futures 2018 (18 - 21 June 2018, Cape Town, South Africa)

INVITATION TO REGISTER: Adaptation Futures 2018 (18 - 21 June 2018, Cape Town, South Africa)

Adaptation Futures is the world’s premier conference on climate change adaptation. 

We invite you to join over 1000 scientists, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers from around the world to connect, learn and inspire. 

Adaptation Futures 2018 aims to facilitate Dialogues for Solutions between key actors from diverse perspectives and regions.

This is the first time the conference will be held on the African continent. 

We aim to use this setting to foreground developing country adaptation issues and increase developing world and African participation.

For more information, visit the conference website here.

Click here to download the session summaries.

Click here to register for the conference.

THE ADAPTATION EXPO

The Adaptation Expo runs throughout the conference in the hall where refreshments and lunch will be served.  

During the conference this will be the central place to meet others and network. 

The Adaptation Expo includes stands by consultancies, development agencies, financial institutions, community organisations and academic institutions. 

We invite you to be part of this and raise your organisation’s profile to over 1000 international delegates.

Confirmed Exhibitors:
Adaptation Fund
Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA)
International Development Research Centre - Canada
BRACED UK
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Springer Nature Journals
NAP Global Network
OneWorld Sustainable Investments
Department of Environmental Affairs - South Africa
African Climate & Development Initiative (ACDI) - University of Cape Town
Government of Flanders
To explore exhibition opportunities, please download the AF18 Exhibitor Prospectus

NB: We only have 50 exhibition stands available, so please make sure to book timeously. 

We hope to see you there! 

Ryan Fortune
Manager: Marketing & Media 
Adaptation Futures 2018
+27 (0) 21 650 3434
ryan.fortune@uct.ac.za
ryan.fortune2012@gmail.com



    

Webinar Examines Innovative Policies To Support Young Refugee Children in Early Learning in Europe & North America

Responding to Early Childhood Education and Care Needs of Children of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Europe and North America

Thursday, APRIL 12, 2018 11:00 A.M. ET (New York, D.C.) / 8:00 A.M. PT (San Francisco)/ 5:00 P.M. CET (Berlin, Brussels) / 4:00 P.M. GMT (London) SPEAKERS Anna Österlund, Head of Unit for Teaching and Learning for New Arrivals, Swedish National Agency for Education Maki Park, Senior Policy Analyst, MPI MODERATOR Margie McHugh, Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, MPI LOCATION MPI WEBINAR

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As asylum seekers and refugees have arrived in significant numbers in Europe and North America in recent years, many countries have struggled to address the newcomers’ basic reception needs and provide effective integration services. Young children comprise a substantial share of these arrivals, and many have experienced significant trauma and stress that pose serious risks to their cognitive, psychosocial, and physical development. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs present an important opportunity to mitigate many risks these children may face, improving their education trajectories and supporting longer-term success. They can also play a critical role in the integration of refugee parents and families more broadly. In many countries, however, services for young refugee children are highly limited and lack the capacity to meet their learning and development needs. This webinar marks the release of a new Migration Policy Institute report examining the challenges and successes major host countries in Europe and North America are experiencing in providing high-quality ECEC services. The report draws on fieldwork conducted in nine countries: Belgium, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States. It is an initiative of the Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years, a consortium of European and U.S. foundations convened by the Brussels-based King Baudouin Foundation. During the webinar, authors will discuss the report’s findings, highlighting promising policies and practices identified in field research, as well as key areas in which ECEC services for this population need to be strengthened. They will be joined by Anna Österlund, from the Swedish National Agency for Education, who will highlight innovative national and local policies in Sweden that support young refugee children in their early learning experiences. For more information events@migrationpolicy.org | 202-266-1929 www.migrationpolicy.org Migration Policy Institute 1400 16th St NW, # 300 Washington, DC 20036

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Call for applications for PhD scholarships in green resources for livelihood improvement: DANIDA GRILI PROJECT 2018 - 2022
Posted: 02 Apr 2018 06:52 PM PDT
We are pleased to announce a call for applications for four (4) PhD scholarshipswithin the fields of phytochemistry specifically on identification and characterization of antimicrobial active...

Philanthropy infrastructure under the microscope

 

Philanthropy infrastructure under the microscope
Why won’t foundations pay more, or in some cases, pay anything, for the infrastructure which exists to help and serve them? And what can be done to change that? That was the core challenge debated at last week’s WINGS meeting in Barcelona.

Alliance editor, Charles Keidan writes 'While the gathering reflected an increasing sophistication and confidence, and may even herald a new ‘impact movement’ in the service of philanthropy, some long-standing and deep seated frustrations about a lack of resources were often on show.' Read more...

Deadline approaching EASA PANEL "Pedagogies on the Move: Parenting Interventions in Transcultural and Minoritarian Contexts"

 
We are pleased to invite you to propose a paper in the panel "Pedagogies on
the Move: Parenting Interventions in Transcultural and Minoritarian
Contexts" at the EASA2018-Conference in Stockholm, 14-17th August 2018
(https://nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6694)

The call for papers for EASA2018 closes on April 9.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if anything remains unclear, or you
require additional information.

Best,

Gabriel Scheidecker, Marjorie Murray and Alice Sophie Sarcinelli

Convenors
Gabriel Scheidecker (gabriel.scheidecker@fu-berlin.de FU Berlin)
Marjorie Murray (marjorie.murray@gmail.com Pontificia Universidad Católica
de Chile)
Alice Sophie Sarcinelli (alice.sarcinelli@uliege.be Université de Liège)

Short Abstract

This panel assembles papers on parenting interventions, i.e.
institutionalized measures aiming
at re-educating parents, specifically in transcultural, transnational or
minoritarian settings. It
focuses on the political and affective dynamics, patterns, and conflicts
involved in these
interventions.

Long Abstract

In the last decades, governmental institutions and non-governmental
organizations have
intensified their attention to parents and families, aiming at supporting,
educating, or reeducating
them with regard to child-rearing. Such parenting interventions are
particularly
challenging if they are embedded in transcultural, transnational or
minoritarian settings affected
by migrations, displacement, conditions of structural violence and
segregation. In such settings,
they deal with diverging parenting models that cannot be easily ascribed to
individual hardships
or the lack of capacities. Notwithstanding such social and cultural
diversity, pedagogies tend to
be highly normative, geared towards determining best ways of child-rearing.
Thus, interactions
between educational institutions and parents with dissimilar pedagogic
standards and
understandings, are prone to misapprehensions, frictions and conflicts.
Finally, such
interactions have political implications that need to be addressed.
This panel assembles contributions on the flourishing but rarely studied
field of parenting
interventions, focusing both on the political and affective dynamics,
patterns, and tensions that
shape (and arise in) these interactions. Contributions may pertain to one
of the three following
settings:
a) Institutions such as kindergartens, schools or organizations of family
assistance dealing with
migrant families or national minorities, many times aligning parenting
practices with their
pedagogical standards.
b) Institutions or media programs aiming at "modernizing" the parenting
practices, often by
appropriating and propagating pedagogies from other, more industrialized
countries.
c) Institutions, e.g. IGOs or NGOs that operate on an international level,
pursuing an agenda of
"improving" parenting around the world, often by fostering what is called
"positive parenting".



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COCOA AND CONTACT DETAILS
To login to Cocoa, go to the conference website and click on Login (top
left corner of the page) using your name and date of birth when prompted.

Most of you will quickly proceed past your contact details (for those using
a small screen, the "Proceed" button is under your personal details), but
first please note a couple of points:

- the name field can take the full range of accented characters.  Simply
paste these in from a word processor, and then your name can be correctly
represented on the website and in the conference programme;

- what you place in the 'Institution' field will be what shows on the
public panel page and on your conference badge.  Give this some thought: if
it's too long it won't fit on the badge; if it's too cryptic, no-one will
know where you work, etc.

How you are represented is under your control; we often get emails asking
us to alter the data visible on the panel page. We always advise delegates
to log in and make the changes themselves to make sure it gets corrected in
the right way.

    

How we're closing the digital gap in the Mideast

Google News Initiative Supports Journalists in MENA

Google announced during its first Google News Initiative event in Dubai today a large-scale effort to offer digital skills trainings to thousands of journalists across the MENA region. In partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and its IJNet Arabic service, trainings will focus on digital tools to gather and source information, enhance trust and verification, and support data-driven journalism and immersive storytelling. The program, ‘IJNET Training Network Powered by the Google News Initiative,’ will take place over the next 12 months and will see 4,000 journalists trained in six countries: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia. Matt Cooke, Head of Partnerships & Training at the Google News Lab, said, “This new partnership forms part of our global effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age. We hope this program will help develop and support innovation across the MENA region. This is our effort, and we hope to roll out this training to more countries in the future.” “The MENA region lags in providing digital journalism and inspiring trust at a time when young audiences are clamoring for it,” said ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan. “We hope that this far-reaching program can close the tech gap in the MENA region, and enhance the quality of digital news.” The need for digital training is acute. A recent ICFJ study, The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms, found that only 29 percent of newsrooms in the Middle East/North Africa region regularly use multiple platforms to distribute stories – trailing those in the rest of the world – while 56 percent are struggling to build trust with audiences and 77 percent are concerned about their ability to create quality content. There are three phases to the training program: In May, IJNet Arabic and Google News Initiative will hold a webinar where hundreds of journalists will receive virtual training on digital journalism. In July, Google will host a "train the trainer" session for select journalist trainers to serve as digital ambassadors. From August to May 2019, the digital ambassadors will receive coaching from expert IJNet mentors as they conduct training events and spread digital know-how across the region. Online courses in Arabic will also be available on the IJNet Arabic and the Google News Initiative websites. Learn More About ICFJ: ICFJ empowers journalists to deliver trustworthy news essential for vibrant societies. Working at the nexus of journalism and technology, we build the expertise and storytelling skills of reporters worldwide. We promote high-impact journalism that leads to better lives. About IJNet Arabic: IJNet Arabic is a digital news resource for aspiring and professional journalists in the Arabic-speaking world. With 35,000 website visitors each month, the platform is a one-stop shop for the latest tech advice, training opportunities and journalism news. It is part of ICFJ’s International Journalists’ Network, which offers these services in seven languages. About Google: Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.

UNFCCC / GIZ Webinar series on Methodologies for Baselines and Monitoring in the Transport Sector - Episode 4: Vehicle Efficiency & Electric BRT!

 
We are pleased to invite you to participate in episode 4 of our joint webinar series of the UNFCCC Secretariat and GIZ on Methodologies for GHG Baselines and Monitoring in the Transport Sector. The series comprises eight webinars and is based on the chapters of the UNFCCC Secretariat’s Passenger and Freight Transport Volume of the Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring (2nd updated version). 
 
Join us for episode 4 of the series on 16 April 2018, at 10 am (UTC+2) German time on how to MRV vehicle efficiency interventions. William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu (Manager, Mitigation and Transparency Support, UNFCCC) will give an introduction to the Transport Volume of the UNFCCC's Baseline Compendium and present core indicators for setting GHG baselines and monitoring emission reductions from vehicle efficiency measures. Then, Manpreet Singh (Director, Advisory, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, KPMG India) will illustrate the methodological  approach with the example of a UNDP-led  electric Bus Rapid Transit NAMA proposal in Sri Lanka. 
 
After the presentations, there will be time for questions and answers. Anything you have always wanted to know regarding emissions accounting of vehicle efficiency interventions? Ask us during the Q&A!
 
Please register here. The webinar will be recorded and made available to all registered participants after the webinar, also if you are not able to attend.
 
The webinar addresses primarily government agencies, consultants, think tanks and international cooperation organisations that want to calculate emissions reductions from fuel pricing policies.
 
 
Webinar times – 16 April 2018
 
04:00 – 05:30 Washington DC (UTC-4) – Please register to receive a recording of the webinar even if you are not able to attend at the time!
03:00 – 04:30 Bogotá (UTC-5) – Please register to receive a recording of the webinar even if you are not able to attend at the time!
10:00 – 11:30 Berlin (UTC+2)
11:00 – 12:30 Addis Abbaba, Nairobi (UTC+3)
15:00 – 16:30 Bangkok, Hanoi (UTC+7) 
 
 
We’re looking forward to meeting you online!
 
The full series will cover the methodologies for all mitigation action types covered by the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume:
 
1.    National Fuel Economy Standards (5 October 2017 – with the ICCT)

2.    Comprehensive Urban Transport Programmes (13 December 2017 – with CCAP)

3.    Pricing Policies (22 February 2018 – with INFRAS and ICAT)

4.    Vehicle Efficiency Improvement Programmes (16 April 2018 – with KPMG on behalf of UNDP)

5.    Mass Transit Investments

6.    Alternative Fuels Incentives, Regulation and Production

7.    Inter-Urban Rail Infrastructure

8.    Shift Mode of Freight Transport from Road to Rail or Water

 
Further information on the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume
On 09 May 2017, during the UNFCCC´s 46th session of the Subsidiary Bodies in Bonn, the publication of the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume of the UNFCCC’s Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring was officially launched. The Transport Volume is a multi-stakeholder effort to provide a resource map of methodologies and tools for establishing baselines and monitoring emissions reductions from mitigation actions. It covers more than 30 methodologies and tools, which are structured into eight different mitigation action types.

The transport volume was coordinated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with the UNFCCC Secretariat and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SloCaT) and funded through the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety BMUB. It was written with the assistance of the Center for Clean Air Policy with contributions from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and INFRAS.

Urda Eichhorst
Advisor ‘Transport and Climate Change‘
Advancing climate strategies in rapidly motorising countries
Energy, Water, Transport (G310)
 
Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40
53113 Bonn
Germany
 
T  + 49 (0)228 4460 1717
M + 49 (0)176 6166 7974
F  + 49 (0)228 4460 80 1717
E  urda.eichhorst@giz.de
S  urdaeichhorst (Skype)
I  www.giz.de/transport
 

    

ClimaSouth Policy Paper on NDC implementation in the South Mediterranean Regionthematics

The EU-funded project ClimaSouth (www.climasouth.eu) is pleased to share with you its last policy paper that discusses NDC implementation in the South Mediterranean region. The paper presents the results of a comparative analysis of the NDC process among eight countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia) with a focus on the six following topics:
 
• Planning, assessment and mobilization of resources for NDC implementation
• Building coordination to support the NDC process
• Mainstreaming NDC implementation into national processes
• Alignment of the NDC and SDG processes
• Communicating adaptation efforts and using NAPs to deliver on NDC goals
• Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of NDC implementation
 
The result is a compact assessment of where the eight countries currently stand with the NDC implementation process. The paper concludes with a summary of the topics analyzed and recommendations for the road ahead.
 
The paper is available for download on the ClimaSouth website: http://www.climasouth.eu/en/node/519
 
The ClimaSouth Policy Series tailors policy advice to the specific and timely priorities of partner countries in the South Mediterranean region. The series draws on the project’s expertise in comparing country experiences and identifying best practices in the region. By focusing on how climate action can be implemented, the ClimaSouth policy papers are designed to support national administrations in the development and implementation of climate change policy. They also target a wider range of stakeholders in the region to engage more effectively in the global climate change framework. All Policy Papers and other publications on the South Mediterranean region – E-Handbooks, Policy Papers, Technical Papers and audio-visuals – are available for free download on the web site (http://www.climasouth.eu/en/node/362). Please feel free to help yourself!
 
Please note that the ClimaSouth project has just closed activities (31.03.2018).
 
    

International Scholarships available for MSc Course in Tropical Forestry, at TU Dresden, Germany

 
International Scholarships available for MSc Course in Tropical Forestry 
at TU Dresden, Germany

Your are invited to attend our MSc Course in TROPICAL FORESTRY
for which we have DAAD scholarships. The course is taught in
English at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), one of the 11 German
Universities of Excellence.
Over many decades, the international orientation and socioeconomic
focus have made this 2-year MSc course unique in Europe. You will
benefit from the international background of our research & lecturing
scientists who supervise your field research in the tropics. Besides
socioeconomic and general aspects of tropical forestry, the course also
includes specific topics of climate change related carbon forestry,
agroforestry and land use change. Some of the best Master Students are
offered to enter into our PhD program. Presently, over 300
graduates from our courses are working in tropical countries and
international organizations, many of them in top positions.

Another benefit: As public university TUD exempts students from tuition
fees!

To apply or to get more information please write to: tutor@forst.tu-dresden.de
Check out our website: 

https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/forst/inter/tropen?set_language=en
And our blog: https://tropicalforestry.wordpress.com/

Deadline is *30 October 2018* for scholarship applications starting the 
course in *October 2019*. However, applicants with own source of funding 
can apply until *31 May 2018 *to still enter the 2018 MSc course in October 
this year.

-- 
Prof. Dr. Gerald Kapp
Technische Universitaet Dresden
Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products 
Pienner Str. 7
01737 Tharandt (Germany)
Tel +49 35203 3831 308
Fax +49 35203 3831 820
gerald.kapp@tu-dresden.de
https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/forst/inter
Blog: https://tropicalforestry.wordpress.com
    

Mathematics and Primary Sources: Historic Codes, Ciphers, and Computational Thinking, Part II – the Women Codebreakers of WWII

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Social Action Course Development Workshop - June 6 & 7 at Wagner College

 
The Bonner Foundation is hosting a day and a half course development workshop specifically for faculty interested in integrating social action into a new or existing course.  This track will be led by Scott Myers-Lipton, professor of Sociology at San Jose State University and author of the recently published CHANGE! A Student Guide to Social Action.

The Social Action Course Development Workshop Track will begin the morning of Wednesday, June 6 and conclude at lunch on Thursday, June 7.  You can view the draft agenda and register for the track here.  

This workshop track will be a part of the Bonner Summer Leadership Institute, which begins the evening of Tuesday, June 5, and is part of the Bonner Foundation’s  initiative to bring social action training to schools within and outside the Bonner Network.  If you want to see the agenda for the Bonner Summer Leadership Institute, please visit the SLI conference page. 

Registration is $175 per person and covers room and meals for the two nights (June 5 & 6) and days (June 6 & 7) at Wagner College.  You are invited to the opening night on June 5 and are welcome to stay for the entire Summer Leadership Institute.  Just indicate your arrival and departure dates on the registration form.

Please contact me directly if you have any questions.

Thanks.

Bobby Hackett


………………………………………………………………...
The Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation
10 Mercer Street • Princeton, NJ 08540
609.924.6663 office • www.bonner.org

         
    

Water Issues Announcement List

         # Director – World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)  (New Delhi): 9 April

Minimum years experience requested:
0-4 years: # Climate Program Coordinator – The Nature Conservancy (TNC) (Arlington, VA, USA): 22 April # Water Resources Engineer (Stormwater Management) – Gannett Fleming (Fairfax, VA, USA): Until filled # Project Water Resource Engineer – Dewberry (Fairfax, VA, USA): Until filled # Resilience Planner – Dewberry (Fairfax, VA, USA): Until filled # Stewardship Program Manager – North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (Wake County, NC, USA): 6 April

For our full list of active water jobs, please visit www.joshswaterjobs.com/jobs.

Community Engagement Institute Deadline for Proposals, 22 January 2018

          Call for Proposals
2018 Community Engagement Institute
Gonzaga University, 22-23 May 2018.
 
Sponsored by
•         Partners in Campus and Community Engagement
•         Washington Campus Compact
•         Teaching Tolerance
 
Proposals due by 22 January 2018.
 
Conference proposals accepted at https://www.picce.org/cei/


         

Online Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy

In an increasingly interconnected, globalized and complex world, where the importance of multilateral dialogue and cooperation is ever growing, the demand for training and capacity development in the field of international affairs and diplomacy is constantly rising. In this regard, the establishment of this innovative online Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy as well as the Post-Graduate Certificate in World Studies and the Post-Graduate Certificate in Diplomacy Practice between the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) holds great significance.
 
e-Learning courses
email: mdp-elearning@unitar.org | tel: +41 (0)22 917 87 16
 
United Nations Institute for Training and Research
International Environment House,
Chemin des Anémones 11-13,
CH-1219 Châtelaine, Geneva - Switzerland
http://www.unitar.org/



 


         

Partnership Agreement - Future Food Institute

Dear Colleagues


On Tuesday 06 and Wednesday 07 March 2018, Nesta is hosting Challenges of Our Era Summit in Milan, Italy. At this international event, we will discuss some of the most pressing challenges facing the world, but more importantly, we will be gathering experts, funders and problem solvers to start to work on addressing them. 


We would like to invite you to register (http://www.cvent.com/d/ytqxb2/4W) so we can discuss these grand challenges and the innovation required to deliver concrete solutions around surgery, agriculture or technology, depending on your expertise and interest, and provide recommendations on how challenge initiatives can overcome barriers, solve problems and drive social progress in these fields.


The event will start at 14:00 on Tuesday 06 March, where you will have the opportunity to hear from high-level keynote speakers discussing the role of science, technology and innovation and why it is important to favour and invest in them to create a resilient and sustainable future. This will be followed by a drinks reception in the evening.


On Wednesday 07 March the programme will begin at 09:30 and include practical sessions facilitated by experts in three specific areas:
• Surgical equity: the Lancet Commission thinks 17 million lives can be saved every year through increased access and improved quality in medical services in the developing world.
• Agriculture and food production: we will soon need to feed a world of 10 billion and because the World Bank believes growth in agriculture can have up to four times the poverty alleviation power of other forms of economic growth.
• Data for good: access to the benefits of the digital revolution have not been shared equally and new information technologies can transform education, governance, finance and the economy for the benefit of all.


The event builds on a successful previous Summit we held at the Royal Society in London with the Gates Foundation, NASA, USAID, X Prize Foundation and many others. The event sparked several multi-million-dollar challenges including a £100m fund to address the toughest challenges in cancer, led by Cancer Research UK.


Places are limited so to avoid disappointment please register by clicking this link by Friday 12 January 2018. 


For any doubt, you can contact the manager of the event Ricardo Santana: ricardo.santana@nesta.org.uk


Kind regards,
TarekSoliman


On behalf of Future Food Institute and Nesta


         

University Coordinator for the EPICS Program at Purdue University

Distinguished Colleagues,
  We have an opening in our EPICS Program for a coordinator for the consortium of institutions who have integrated community-engaged design experiences into the undergraduate curricula.  Below is the information about the position.  The person would be located at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
 
The EPICS University Coordinator is the full-time, recurring funded staff position that is dedicated to the national and international dissemination of EPICS, coordination of multi-university activities, assisting other universities to develop and institutionalize EPICS, and building partnerships with corporations and organizations.  This position is also a leader in development and fundraising efforts across all of the EPICS programs including grant writing.
 
EPICS (www.purdue.edu/epics) is an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary, community-engaged design program headquartered at Purdue University.  At Purdue it is an academic program implementing multidisciplinary design courses to address needs locally and globally.  EPICS leverages many partnerships and the University Coordinator is the leader in managing these external partnerships including 42 active corporate partners and professional societies including IEEE and EWB-USA.   EPICS supports a growing university consortium of 46 and active colleges and universities with EPICS programs adapted to their local campus contexts.  The consortium sponsors faculty and student workshops and provides resources to the broader community-engagement, design and engineering education communities.  EPICS also has a pre-college network with its own coordinator comprised of over 100 schools from 17 states engaging middle or high school students in community-based design experiences in their local communities.   The leadership team works closely together to set strategic goals and implement EPICS nationally and globally.  This is a recurring funded staff position is expected to travel as needed to develop and grow these partnerships. 
 
Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree.
• At least five years of experience required in one or more of the following areas: 
o development of strategic & operating plans, budgets, fundraising, organizing conferences and high-profile events, marketing, public relations, maintaining contacts with university programs, and corporations, maintaining broad network of contacts
o faculty or staff experience working with engineering faculty on academic and curricular efforts, experience across departments or majors, experience with fundraising, or 
o community-engagement/service-learning coordination or implementation including working with faculty from multiple disciplines to integrate service-learning by engaging communities to meet needs locally or globally, development or fundraising experience.
• An equivalent combination of education and related experience will be considered.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills. 
• Good time management and organizational skills. 
• Must be a motivated self-starter, take the initiative in designing programs, writing proposals, and organizing efforts needed to increase the success, visibility and resources of EPICS
• Work with diverse people from industry, the community, the university, and foundations.
• Willingness to travel domestically and  internationally
Preferred:
• Master’s degree.
Additional Information:
• Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.
• A background check will be required for employment in this position.
• FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime). 
• Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
• Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 
Contact:
•        Prof. William Oakes, Director, oakes@purdue.edu, Mobile:  +1-765-418-8029
Apply:
•        Apply through the Purdue University portal at www.purdue.edu/hr/careers/opportunities/, staff positions, Job # 1800020, Direct link: http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800020&tz=GMT-05%3A00
 
 
--------------------     
William Oakes, PE
Director, EPICS Program
Prof., Engineering Education
 
EPICS Program
Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 W. Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN   47907-2045
 
Email: oakes@purdue.edu
Mobile: 765-418-8029,
office: 765-494-3892,
Fax: 765-494-0052


         

Social Informatics conference CFP

Laboratory for Internet Studies, HSE, is hosting the 10th Social Inofrmatics conference (SocInfo) with outsatnding speakers and in a wonderful city of St.Petersburg, on September 25-28, 2018. We would like to specially encourage social scientists to apply. We will do our best to ensure that reviewership is not computer science centered, and we will be arranging a journal publication for best papers. Paper submission dealine: May 9, 2018! Visit conference website for more information: https://socinfo2018.hse.ru. Email: socinfo2018@gmail.com .

Social Inofrmatics is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from Computer Science, Informatics, Social Sciences and Management Sciences to share ideas and opinions, and present original research work on studying the interplay between socially-centric platforms and social phenomena. The ultimate goal of Social Informatics is to create better understanding of socially-centric platforms not just as a technology, but also as a set of social phenomena. To that end, we are inviting interdisciplinary papers, on applying information technology in the study of social phenomena, on applying social concepts in the design of information systems, on applying methods from the social sciences in the study of social computing and information systems, on applying computational algorithms to facilitate the study of social systems and human social dynamics, and on designing information and communication technologies that consider social context.


         

PhD Scholarship on "Literary and Social Representations of Intimate Violence in Contemporary Scotland"

          This interdisciplinary doctoral research project will examine the relationship between beliefs of men and women living in Scotland about men’s intimate violence towards women, and the cultural representations of such violence in contemporary Scottish literature.

The literary aspect of the project will look at contemporary Scottish fiction and drama, written by men and women, and examine the ways in which these texts depict men’s violence against women. This could include novels and short stories by authors such as Iain Banks, Janice Galloway, James Kelman, AL Kennedy, Duncan Mclean and Irvine Welsh, and drama by Gregory Burke, David Greig, Zinnie Harris, David Harrower, Gary McNair, Rona Munro, and Steph Smith. (This list is not exhaustive and we fully expect it to change as the project develops.) The student will critically examine these texts in order to identify lines of power in domestic violence, and how it is represented in culture.

The student will also gather narratives through semi-structured interviews with participants (any gender, living in Scotland) who have experienced conflict in intimate relationships. The interviews will cover the experiences of aggression and, crucially, how aggression is construed with regard to control motivation. Interviews will be transcribed and subject to Thematic Analysis following procedures used elsewhere in the psychological literature on aggression, as well as being coded for aggression type using established criteria. The interviews will also be compared with the literary texts.

The project will be supervised by DrAnindyaRaychaudhuri, a Lecturer in the School of English who specialises in cultural representation and collective memory of war and conflict; and Dr Kate Cross, a Lecturer in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience who specialises in sex/gender differences in risky and aggressive behaviour.

“Please read and follow the application procedures for the School of Psychology (*MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "www.findaphd.com" claiming to be* https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/apply/postgraduate/research/ ). In addition to the standard documents for a Psychology PhD, applicants must also submit a sample of written work, between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length. This can be a critical essay, an extract from a previous piece of work, or part of your dissertation.”

Informal enquiries to either supervisor are strongly encouraged. Please contact Dr Kate Cross (cpc2@st-andrews.ac.uk ) and/or DrAnindyaRaychaudhuri (ar220@st-andrews.ac.uk )

The successful candidate will begin study in September 2018.

Funding Notes

The St. Leonard’s Scholarship covers home/EU fees (competitive scholarships are available from other sources to waive international fees) plus maintenance based on the RCUK recommended level (currently £14,553 pa).

Essential:
1) Upper second-class degree in Psychology (or a related discipline) and demonstrable interest in English OR upper second-class degree in English (or a related discipline) and demonstrable interest in Psychology.
2) Evidence of academic interest in the study of intimate and/or gendered violence

Desirable:
1) Upper second-class degree (or equivalent) in Psychology AND upper second-class degree (or equivalent) in English.
2) Master’s degree in either Psychology OR English



https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=94160


         

CFP Doctoral and Post-Doctoral ICA Pre-Conference “Emerging Research and Trends in Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding”

Call for Papers “*Emerging Research and Trends in Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding” Doctoral and Post-Doctoral ICA Pre-Conference*
Hilton Prague, May 24, 2018

This full day pre-conference aims to be a forum for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers/ young scholars to present and discuss their ongoing work on public diplomacy and nation branding. We welcome any topics, including digital diplomacy, evaluation & measurement of public diplomacy, theory building in public diplomacy, countries soft power, the role of cities, nation branding, non-state public diplomacy etc. The format will include established scholars mentoring and giving feedback to each participant on the work submitted.

The conference is sponsored by the ICA Public Diplomacy Interest Group together with Lund University, Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group, Syracuse University and USC Center on Public Diplomacy.

It is for the first time since the establishment of the Public Diplomacy Interest Group that ICA takes place in Central Europe. Therefore, ICA18 in Prague is a fantastic opportunity for emerging and established scholars from all over the world to meet and discuss the further development and growth potential of this interdisciplinary field of study. Facilitating debates on current state of the art, theories and methodologies in public diplomacy, as well as transferring knowledge and mentoring are the best ways to ensure its future.

*Submission details key dates*:

-An *abstract* (500 words, excluding references) and a *CV* should be submitted to edolea@bournemouth.ac.uk by *January 31, 2018*. Abstracts are intended for work in progress, offering the opportunity to present on-going research that has not yet reached completion at the time of the submission deadline. Abstracts should present concisely the purpose of the paper, main theoretical framework/assumptions and if applicable research methods and preliminary and/or expected results. They should clearly state the contribution of the paper for public diplomacy theory and practice.

-*Decision *on the selected abstracts –*mid February, 2018*

-*Full paper*submission – *March 31, 2018*. Please note that full paper must be submitted for inclusion in the conference program

All inquiries on submissions should be directed to Alina Dolea (edolea@bournemouth.ac.uk ).

The pre-conference will take place onsite, at Hilton Prague. The participation fee is US $80 for presenters and non-presenters and includes the coffee breaks and the lunch buffet. Registration for this pre-conference is to be made online at www.icahdq.org .
         

The 13th Annual Global Communication Association Conference

          Call for Paper - The 13th Annual Global Communication Association Conference
 The Global Communication Association and Rey Juan Carlos University invites you to submit your abstracts for the 13th annual convention to be held in Madrid, Spain, on May 17-20, 2018. https://gcamadrid2018.com/
The GCA invites research papers exploring any aspect of issues related to global communication including, but not limited, to the following broad topics:

• Issues related to the convention theme of Populism, Media, Politics, and Immigration in a Globalized Word
• Global media and communication methodologies, theories, and perspectives
• Global media and their impacts on public opinion
• he changing nature of presidential elections and public demands
• Issues related to policy makers, corporate executives, representatives from NGO’s, and media professionals
• New communication technologies, the Internet, and social media
• World population, environment, and intercultural communication

Papers Submission
The submission of proposals will be made in two phases: https://easychair.org/cfp/13GCAC • Abstract. Deadline February 15, 2018.
• Full-length paper. Deadline May 15, 2018.

Authors of the abstracts will be notified of acceptance by March 15, 2018.


         

e-Course on Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC

26 February - 22 April 2018

Course fee: 800 USD

This online course will develop participants’ understanding of the climate change policy framework, by building an appreciation of the science, causes and impacts of climate change, the history of the policy making process and the UNFCCC framework, and will also consider the pertinent challenges currently facing international decision makers in making progress with what is currently on the negotiating table and how to prepare for COP24.

We offer discounted fees for group bookings. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

         

Online Degrees in Special Education

Drexel University is uniquely positioned to offer graduate special education certificate and degree programs online for educators and administrators seeking new tools and methodologies to instruct students with autism spectrum disorders and related learning disabilities. Drexel is home to the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, the first research organization dedicated to bringing a public health approach to the challenges presented by autism spectrum disorders. We are also one of only a handful of colleges and universities that offers Wilson Language Training® Level 1 Certification through its certificate and graduate degree programs.
 
 
Online programs in special education include:
• EdD in Educational Leadership and Management
• MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
• Special Education Certification Program
• Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
• Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Graduate Certificate in Special Education Leadership
• Collaborative Special Education Law and Process Certificate
Paths to Wilson Language Training® Certification:
• MS in Special Education
• MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Studies
• Graduate Certificate in Multisensory Reading Instruction Level 1




Associate Director of Faculty & Academic Engagement - Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement
Dear colleagues,
 
I am pleased to announce a new position with the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, at Washington University in St. Louis.  I hope you will circulate this widely to help us identify a pool of exceptional candidates. 
 
The Associate Director of Faculty and Academic Engagement at the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement will be responsible for leading the vision, strategic expansion, and impact of community engagement in academic spaces at Washington University in St. Louis. This position will foster and build relationships with faculty and leadership across all seven academic schools at the university – both undergraduate and graduate levels – to assure robust and high quality opportunities for faculty and student engagement in the community, most often through community-engaged teaching and learning. The Associate Director will identify needs, priorities, and best practices to develop and implement new strategies and partnerships which advance faculty excellence, student learning, and positive community change through academic community engagement. 
 
The Associate Director will:
•         Lead Community-Engaged Teaching curricular support and visibility
•         Provide academic community engagement support to faculty across the university
•         Create and manage administrative infrastructure to support academic community engagement
•         Facilitate partnerships between faculty and community partners
•         Serve on the Gephardt Institute’s senior leadership team
 
The position description is attached and available at http://jobs.wustl.edu (job ID 38903). Thank you for your assistance in sharing this announcement with your networks.
 
Stephanie
 
Stephanie N. Kurtzman
Peter G. Sortino Director
Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1059, St. Louis, MO 63130
Danforth University Center 150 | 314.935.5599 | stephanie.kurtzman@wustl.edu 



         

Call for Proposals: Critical/Feminist African Development Project

We invite proposals for a new project on development policies and initiatives of governments and policy institutions across Africa in the immediate post-independence period. The project, Post-Colonialisms Today, will apply feminist and heterodox approaches to economics to recover the key policies that sought to address the material, cultural, and spiritual limitations imposed by colonial regimes, and identify ideas that can be usefully adapted to on-going development challenges in Africa.

We welcome proposals from African scholars and activist intellectuals to join this project. Up to USD 5000 will be offered to support the fulfillment of each accepted proposal. In addition to considerations of merit and relevance, proposals must show a feminist as well as heterodox approach to analysis of social and economic development. For more info, please visit the project site (https://postcolonialisms.regionsrefocus.org/), or see the full Call for Proposals and concept note. 

Proposal abstracts of approximately 500 words must be sent no later than 26 January 2018 to: postcolonialismstoday@regionsrefocus.org. Please include your full name, affiliation, and contact information. Selected proposals will be announced in February 2018.

Sincerely,
Regions Refocus
https://www.facebook.com/RegionsRefocus/
@RegionsRefocus


         

Visualising Spatial Injustice and Exploitation, University of Kent, UK, June 8th 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS // MIRANDA PENNELL // ALBERTO TOSCANO

https://visualisingspatialinjustice.weebly.com/

As the noted political geographer and urban theorist Edward Soja has suggested, under current socio-political conditions, “relations of power and discipline are inscribed into the apparently innocent spatiality of social life… human geographies become filled with politics and ideology.” Within an epoch structured around the machinations of transnational global capital, authoritarian state (and supra-state) governance, the birth of an obfuscated neo-colonialism and neoliberalist political hegemony, how can contemporary moving image practices capture—and, concomitantly, offer modes of resistance to—the spatial machinations of contemporary power relations?
 
Several contemporary theorists—from Frederic Jameson and his notion of “cognitive mapping” to Alberto Toscano and his formulation of mapping the “social totality”—have tried to understand how aesthetic practices can be employed to expose the semi-discreet, yet interrelated, inner workings of: late-capitalism, authoritarian state governance, neo-colonialism, illegal occupation and internment, natural resource extraction, indigenous displacement and gentrification/urban re-structuring. These spatial exploitations have devastating effects on peoples and communities.
 
Moving image practice presents tools for exploring these processes of exploitation and injustice in new and novel ways. These tools are resources for bearing witness, and bringing into view, the voices of peoples and communities affected. These media forms may offer significant powers of spatial visualisation, hitherto neglected in the foregrounding of their temporal properties. The work of Allan Sekula, James Benning, Ursula Biemann, Patrick Keiller, Susan Schuppli, Jonathan Perel, (amongst others), testifies to the fecundity of this focus of the moving image.
 
The aim of this symposium is to further examine how moving image can play a key role in exposing such spatial injustices and exploitations. Indeed, we contend that such practices have a crucial role to play in undermining the apparently “seamless” functioning of such spatialised power relations; helping to throw into sharp relief their fissures, cracks and contradictions. What strategies of intervention and visualisation have been developed? Which remain underexplored or underdeveloped? This symposium seeks to bring together an interdisciplinary range of scholars and media-makers to explore these questions.

This symposium welcomes both traditional paper proposals and media research-creation projects.

Possible areas of inquiry include but are not limited to:
 
Visualising late capitalism
Anthropocene/capitalocene debates
Place and affect
Carceral geographies
Media logistics and infrastructure
Migration and bordering
Indigenous displacement
Gentrification
Spaces of riot and protest
Uneven development
Spatial fixing
Marxist geography
Natural resource extraction
Illegal occupation and internment
 
Paper proposals should be no more that 500 words and should include a brief biography.

Research-creation proposals should be no more than 400 words and should include some footage/visuals from the project.

Post-conference, we hope to collect extended essays from participants into a book, possibly with an additional online component to showcase research-creation projects.

Please send proposals to:
Stephen Connolly (stephen.connolly@ucreative.ac.uk), Matthew Gibson (mceg2@kent.ac.uk) and Patrick Brian Smith (patrickbriansmith@gmail.com) by March 1st 2018. 
-- 
Patrick Brian Smith
PhD Student and Teaching Assistant
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema 
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
 



         

Students with Disabilities in Higher Education

Edited by Geert Van Hove, Minne Bakker and Alice Schippers
Deadline for Abstracts: 28 February 2018 | Submission of Articles: 25 to 30 June 2018
Social Inclusion welcomes articles for an issue on Students with Disabilities in Higher Education edited by Geert Van Hove (Ghent University/VU Amsterdam), Minne Bakker (VU Amsterdam) and Alice Schippers (Disability Studies in the Netherlands/VU Amsterdam). Social Inclusion is a peer-reviewed open access journal indexed in the Web of Science-ESCI and Scopus (2016 CiteScore: 0.49).

Authors interested in contributing an article are asked to read the full call for papers at www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion/pages/view/nextissues#disabilitieshighereducation

Best regards,
António

António Vieira
Social Inclusion
Cogitatio Press
1070-129 Lisbon, Portugal


         

PhD: impact of disability onsent on wellbeing

Exploring the impact of disability onset on individual wellbeing in the UK

This research project is available across the ESRC Wales (DTP). Find out more information about the DTP and how to apply.

The lack of progress towards the UK government commitment to ‘halve the disability employment gap’, the percentage point difference in the employment rates between disabled and non-disabled people, has been the subject of multiple Parliamentary Inquiries and a recent Green Paper and strategy document,Improving Lives.

This PhD provides a unique opportunity to work in partnership with Disability Rights UK, on a project which will contribute up-to-date nationally representative evidence to directly inform policy in relation to this and the broader social and economic inclusion of disabled people, who are one of the most disadvantaged groups within society.

Project focus

The focus will be on disability acquired during working-age, which is experienced by more than 80% of all working-age disabled people, and will consider, but also extend beyond, employment to more comprehensively explore the impact on income, deprivation, consumption, financial situation (eg debt and savings) and subjective wellbeing.

In using longitudinal data, the PhD will explore whether/how the impact develops pre-onset, at onset and the extent to which it persists. It will also consider factors affecting this, including the timing of onset during the life-course, the role of disability benefit income and the impact of (and on) other household members.

Aims

The project aims to build on previous economic analysis of disability using longitudinal data internationally (Stephens, 2001; Charles, 2003; Meyer and Mok, 2013; Polidano and Vu 2015) and previous analysis of the British Household Panel Survey (Oswald and Powdthavee, 2008; Powdthavee, 2009).

It is intended to provide contemporary evidence based on Understanding Society which surveys about 40,000 households regularly since 2010. These rich longitudinal micro-data (currently six waves) provide a unique opportunity to explore the impact of disability in the UK.

Possible research questions include:

what impact does the onset of disability have on an individual’s outcomes such as the probability of employment, household income and wellbeing?
how does the impact of disability onset develop longitudinally? For example, does the impact persist post-onset or is there evidence of adaptation and/or recovery?
to what extent do government policies eg in relation to disability benefit income influence the impact of, and adaptation to, disability onset?
what impact does disability onset have on other household members? For example, how does the onset of disability impact on the employment and wellbeing of a spouse?

It is intended that the PhD will be based around advanced quantitative methods, particularly the econometric analysis of large scale high-quality, longitudinal, nationally representative micro-data.

This facilitates a dynamic, life course analysis and the application of panel data methods such as event study models. In controlling for observable and unobservable individual characteristics the aim is to isolate the causal impact of disability onset.

Collaboration with leading charity

This project is in collaboration Disability Rights UK who provide highly-respected specialist advice to government on policy affecting disabled people.

You will have a unique opportunity to disseminate the findings from their research to policymakers, disability focused organisations and to receive training in external engagement and developing impact from your research. As such, you will be expected to actively engage with Disability Rights UK throughout the course of your studies.

Supervisors

Professor Melanie Jones, Professor of Economics, Deputy Section Head - Research, Innovation and Engagement (jonesm116@cardiff.ac.uk / 029 2087 5079)


         

Dear All!

Wishing you all a very joyful and inspiring 2018!

Just wanted to share with you a call for papers exploring the
correspondence between education and wellbeing to be held at the IUAES
World Congress in Florianopolis, Brazil, 16th-20th July 2018.

The abstract and submission page can be found here and the deadline is 28th
of February.

http://www.inscricoes.iuaes2018.org/trabalho/view?ID_TRABALHO=345

Please share with those who might be interested and/or feel free to apply.

All the best,

Krzysztof Bierski
Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Area Studies, FreieUniversitaet
Fabeckstrasse 23-25, 14195 Berlin, Germany
+49 (0)15753460440 http://vimeo.com/krzys


         

British Society of Gerontology 47th Annual Conference, Manchester 4th - 6th July 2018

The 47th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology will be held in Manchester, 4th - 6th July 2018. This is the premier gathering of gerontologists from a wide range of disciplines in the United Kingdom, with keynote presentations from renowned speakers, cutting edge research, and excellent networking and sponsorship opportunities. The conference theme this year is 'Ageing in an Unequal World: Shaping Environments for the 21st Century'.

The call for abstracts (oral and poster presentations) and symposia (including flagship symposia) remains open until Wednesday 24th January 2018, and we welcome proposals from academics, researchers, practitioners, educators, policy-makers, the third sector, students, and those interested in researching ageing and later life. To promote interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives of ageing, the conference will draw on abstracts from across disciplines including: •Arts &humanities •Social &behavioural sciences •Health promotion & public health •Medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy & allied health professions •Social care •Social policy •Science, engineering & technology •Architecture, built environment & design •and other related fields.

For further information, please visit the Conference Website: https://www.britishgerontology.org/events-jobs-news/bsg-events/bsg-2018.html

We also have a thriving Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) section, open to those relatively new to research at all, or to ageing research. ERA will hold a pre-conference event from 3rd - 4th Julyentitled 'Creative engAGEment: exploring strategies to maximise public involvement in ageing research' and all are welcome. Please refer to The ERA Page on the Conference Website for submission details: https://www.britishgerontology.org/events-jobs-news/bsg-events/bsg-2018/emerging-researchers-in-ageing-era.html

Contact us: bsgconference2018@britishgerontology.org


         

15 last seats available for the conference on 'The De-Europeanisation of Border Conflicts’. If you are interested in attending the event please send an email to deeuropeanisation@gmail.com

It has been suggested that Europeanisation enhances the possibilities of resolving a conflict. Indeed, the positive impact of Europeanisation on the stabilisation of some conflicts such as the ones in Northern Ireland, Serbia/Kosovo and Serbia/Montenegro is well attested. 
But what happens when a State withdraws from the EU? Does its detachment from the EU structures lead to the deterioration of the environment of a given conflict? Brexit offers a unique opportunity to analyse this unprecedented phenomenon as it will affect three territorial borders and boundaries that are all somehow linked with conflicts.
On Friday 26 January 2018, a conference on 'The De-Europeanisation of Border Conflicts: The Effect of Brexit on Territorial Borders and Boundaries’ will take place  in Carlton House Terrace, British Academy, London between 9am and 6pm. The conference is generously funded by UACES and the UEA’s HEIF Impact Fund.
 
The aim of the conference is precisely to discuss the possible effect of Brexit on three territorial borders and the conflicts linked with them: the Irish one, the one in Gibraltar and the one in Cyprus (where the UK has two Sovereign Bases). The conference will be structured around 4 roundtables where academics and policy-makers will be discussing the following themes:
 
Panel 1: Brexit Challenges on boundaries and the conflicts linked with them
Panel 2: The visions of the UK, the EU and its Member States in addressing those challenges
Panel 3: The idea of differentiated Brexit
Panel 4: Lessons to be learned from other borders and conflicts

You can visit the website deeuropeanisation.eu to find out more about the project including the programme of the conference and the short bios of the speakers  and to register in our mailing list. 
 
If you are interested in attending the event please send an email to deeuropeanisation@gmail.com

Nikos Skoutaris
Lecturer in European Union Law
 
University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Tel: 01603 593018  
Email: N.Skoutaris@uea.ac.uk

         

Call for Papers

Everyday Resistance of Kashmiris, Kurds And Palestinians: Countering Domination via Nonviolent Means
22-23 June, 2018 (9am – 5pm)
Coventry University, Coventry, UK
Organiser: Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation Research Group, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR)
 
Resistance informs us about power and, in particular, asymmetric power relations. Everyday resistance is an action taken by people who resist the multiple and multi-layered power relations that manifest themselves in the interactions in our daily life. 
 
Understanding everyday resistance can help us to understand these power dynamics and relations in context. Unlike visible forms of resistance such as rebellions, mass protests, riots, revolutions, and demonstrations, everyday resistance can be less visible and informal. Scott (1989) studied disguised–or seemingly invisible resistance–and argued that the form such resistance will take depends on the kind of power ranged against it, but is generally hidden below the surface and not formally organised.  More precisely, everyday resistance can be “interpreted as an activity in a dynamic interaction with opposition power”, which in Foucault’s reading is something ordinary people practice daily. Everyday resistance can also be presented as a continuum from public confrontation to hidden subversion. Bayat (2000) describes it as “quiet encroachment” and “advancement of the ordinary” which enables us to survive and protect ourselves. He went further to say that “these ordinary and often quiet practices by the ordinary and often silent people engender significant social changes’ (Bayat 1997).
  
This conference will explore the power of everyday resistance among Kurds, Kashmiris and Palestinians and the different shapes and forms this takes locally and transnationally. People of Kashmir, Kurdistan and Palestine have a long history of resistance and they have shown many examples of what James Scott called “weapons of the weak”.  In all three contexts, it is possible to find examples of nonviolent collective and individual actions which have deep symbolic and ideological underpinnings. Often everyday resistance practices intersect with organized political collectives that are much more visible than the typically subtle repertoires of everyday resistance.
 
Specifically, this conference will ask the following questions: How do these oppressed groups use nonviolent forms of resistance to counter repression? What are the similarities and differences between the everyday resistance across these three communities? What are the resistance practices that are central to daily life? What are the creative actions that make everyday resistance even more successful? An important theme of the conference will explore whether these communities can learn from each other’s nonviolent resistance practices.
We seek paper and panel proposals that engage with the questions mentioned above.  Both academic and non-academic (journalists, activists etc) participants will be welcomed.
 
Potential themes of the conference include but are not limited to:
•         Hidden and unhidden forms of everyday resistance
•         Creative ways of resisting oppression
•         Resistance, elections and political participation
•         Culture, art, education and tradition in everyday resistance
•         Gendered aspects of everyday resistance
•         The role of youth in everyday resistance
•         Overcoming political control and criminalisation
•         Overcoming colonial legacy, partition and statelessness
•         Towards a transnational civil resistance?
 
Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the duration of the conference. We regret that we are not able to offer travel grants or other forms of financial assistance for the participants of the conference.
 
Please email paper abstracts of no more than 300 words to events.CTPSR@coventry.ac.uk by 1 March 2018.
 
Acceptance and rejections notices will be sent in mid-March 2018. A selection of conference papers will be chosen for inclusion in a proposed edited volume, and/or a special journal issue.
 
If you have any questions or comments about the conference theme, please contact Bahar Baser atbahar.baser@coventry.ac.uk.



         

Fully funded PhD studentship @ Lincoln

we are currently advertising one fully-funded PhD studentship at the University of Lincoln on 'The Social context of radicalisation'.

Feel free to circulate to any of your students who may be interested.

Here is the link to the full advert. https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=94158

Best wishes


         

he call for papers for panels at the 18th World Congress of the IUAES, July 16-20, 2018, in Florianopolis, Brazil is open.  The deadline for submission of paper abstracts is 28 February 2018.

This is a call for papers proposals for panel OP 090 Global Apartheid: Persistent Manifestations and Critical Resistance, convened by Faye Harrison and Andrew Spiegel on behalf of the IUAES Commission on Marginalization and Global Apartheid.

Papers should be in line with the following:
Apartheid has been understood as a discriminatory system and practice built on European colonialism's deprecating racism. A mode of social, political, and economic control, it disempowers and marginalises through disparagement, legislation, and coercion. South Africa's formally codified de jure apartheid system was dismantled a quarter century ago. Yet manifestations of the regime persist there in practice. Significantly, de facto apartheid's logics and effects are growing globally, influencing governance, economic restructuring, and the dynamics of such intersecting differences as race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, gender and sexuality. They manifest within nation-states and across transnational fields of power. Global apartheid generates widening disparities and "apartness" between a small privileged minority and the majority of humanity, increasing the latter's vulnerability to marginalisation. In the face of global apartheid, there is also mounting resistance at global, regional and local levels. The panel aims to document and contextualise processes fostering global apartheid's persistence and growth, to illuminate consequent marginalisation within particular populations, and to analyse collective efforts to resist such oppressive trends. A principal goal is to ask how and why contemporary apartheid-style discrimination and disparities exist in so many parts of the world, and to apply anthropological insights in addressing these concerns.

In order to submit a proposal, go to http://www.inscricoes.iuaes2018.org/trabalho/view?ID_TRABALHO=168 and follow the tabs there for submission of an abstract.

Thank you

-----------------------------------------
Andrew D Spiegel PhD
EmerAssoc Professor in Anthropology
Senior Scholar and NIHSS Mentor
University of Cape Town
P O Rondebosch
7701 Cape Town
South Africa


         

he call for papers for panels at the 18th World Congress of the IUAES, July 16-20, 2018, in Florianopolis, Brazil is open.  The deadline for submission of paper abstracts is 28 February 2018.

This is a call for papers proposals for panel OP 090 Global Apartheid: Persistent Manifestations and Critical Resistance, convened by Faye Harrison and Andrew Spiegel on behalf of the IUAES Commission on Marginalization and Global Apartheid.

Papers should be in line with the following:
Apartheid has been understood as a discriminatory system and practice built on European colonialism's deprecating racism. A mode of social, political, and economic control, it disempowers and marginalises through disparagement, legislation, and coercion. South Africa's formally codified de jure apartheid system was dismantled a quarter century ago. Yet manifestations of the regime persist there in practice. Significantly, de facto apartheid's logics and effects are growing globally, influencing governance, economic restructuring, and the dynamics of such intersecting differences as race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, gender and sexuality. They manifest within nation-states and across transnational fields of power. Global apartheid generates widening disparities and "apartness" between a small privileged minority and the majority of humanity, increasing the latter's vulnerability to marginalisation. In the face of global apartheid, there is also mounting resistance at global, regional and local levels. The panel aims to document and contextualise processes fostering global apartheid's persistence and growth, to illuminate consequent marginalisation within particular populations, and to analyse collective efforts to resist such oppressive trends. A principal goal is to ask how and why contemporary apartheid-style discrimination and disparities exist in so many parts of the world, and to apply anthropological insights in addressing these concerns.

In order to submit a proposal, go to http://www.inscricoes.iuaes2018.org/trabalho/view?ID_TRABALHO=168 and follow the tabs there for submission of an abstract.

Thank you

-----------------------------------------
Andrew D Spiegel PhD
EmerAssoc Professor in Anthropology
Senior Scholar and NIHSS Mentor
University of Cape Town
P O Rondebosch
7701 Cape Town
South Africa


         

Deadline for Abstract Submission is February 7th

Join us at the dmi:Academic Design Management Conference (ADMC)
The dmi:ADMC ’Next Wave’ will address new design research that is enabling innovation in complex systems and organizations across public and private sectors alike. The conference will feature the presentation of all selected research papers.

The Call for Papers is Open 
Papers submitted will be peer-reviewed in a double-blind process and considered for publication in our magazine, the dmi:Journal. Abstract submissions will be accepted on the ADMC conference management website. The deadline for abstract submission is Wednesday, February 7th. More details and specifications can be found on the ADMC conference management website. 
Submission Timeline
February 7 - Deadline for paper abstracts (500 words or less)
February 28 - Notifications of accepted abstracts
April 4 - Deadline for full papers
May 2 - Notifications of accepted full papers
June 6 - Deadline for full paper with corrections
June 13 - Deadline for author registration
August 1 - 2 Conference 


         

2018 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research

Focus Theme: Space and Poverty

University of Salzburg, 13 & 14 September 2018

Submission Deadline: 28 February 2018

Homepage: www.poverty-conference.org

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research of the University of Salzburg invites the submission of proposals for single papers, thematic panels (2, 4 or 6 papers), and roundtables sessions (3-5 discussants plus 1 chair) in all areas of poverty research but special attention will be given to those concerned with the focus theme of space and poverty. The conference will be held at the University of Salzburg on 13 and 14 September 2018.

Invited keynote talks will be given by

Sylvia Chant, Professor of Development Geography and Director of MScUrbanisation and Development at the London School for Economics,

EvelineDürr, Professor in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Munich,

Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Professor of Housing and Social Policy and Director of the Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research at Heriot-Watt University,

Mark Shucksmith, Professor of Planning and Director of the Institute for Social Renewal at Newcastle University.

Possible topics for the focus theme sessions are, among others,


spatial dimensions of poverty,poverty in urban and rural spaces,homelessness and housing,migration and poverty,poverty and spatial mobilityspatial planning and poverty,privatization of public spaces,spatial exclusion/inclusion and segregation, architecture and poverty,theories of geographies of poverty and inequality,poverty and environmental issues (access, perception, recognition),energy, water, food povertymeasurements of poverty and spatial contextmapping poverty.

Possible topics for the general theme sessions are, among others, current trends in poverty, inequality and social exclusion, poverty trends of different groups (minorities, age, gender, disability, unemployment), analysis of the economic, social and cultural processes underlying poverty, the effects of poverty on health, well-being, education, and inclusion, conceptualizations of poverty, methodologies of poverty research, the effectiveness of poverty alleviation measures and policy responses, and research on safety nets and welfare.

The conference is open to all disciplines (development studies, sociology, economics, anthropology, social medicine, geography, political science, legal studies and the humanities), approaches, methods and concepts within the field of poverty research, and papers coming from an inter-, trans- or multidisciplinary background are particularly welcomed. Papers exploring the ethical and political questions related to poverty are particularly encouraged.

Both research papers of empirical, theoretical or conceptual nature and policy papers are welcomed. If you have any questions regarding your submission please contact us. All proposals will be reviewed.

The Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research aims at bringing together established as well as young scholars and academics from diverse backgrounds. Submissions of scholars working in the Global South are particularly encouraged.

The registration fee for participants is 100€ and covers the conference folder, a guided city tour on Friday, coffee breaks, two lunch snacks and the conference dinner on Thursday. Students as well as participants from countries classified as low-income or lower-middle income economies by the World Bank pay a subsidized fee of 75€.

The time allocated for each single paper presentation is 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

Paper givers may also participate as discussants or chairs in roundtable sessions.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for single papers (of 350 words), thematic panels (consisting of 2, 4 or 6 papers), and roundtables (3-5 discussants plus 1 chair) is 28 February 2018.

Please use the submission form on the conference homepage: www.poverty-conference.org

Find out more about the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research: www.povertyresearch.org


--
Dr. Gottfried Schweiger
Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research
University of Salzburg

www.povertyresearch.org/gottfried-schweiger
www.gottfried-schweiger.org


         

Public Engagement Evaluation

ONLINE COURSE
Start with the basics needed for evaluating public engagement and scale all the way up to translating your goals into measurable outcomes, choosing the best approach for your activity, developing your own evaluation plan and using the best-available tools. This course is recommended for you if you want deeper advice on evaluation methods.

Ongoing & Self-Paced

Register





         

Designing & Conducting Qualitative Focus Groups & Interviews

This workshop covers the early stages of developing questions and setting up a good design for conducting focus groups and interviews. Learn to gather a wide range of open-ended, qualitative data about people’s motivations, feelings and attitudes.

23 January 2018
London



         

THE MILLENNIUM CITY: MAKING SMART MOVES

The Haryana Government is committed to develop Gurugram as a Smart City. To facilitate discussions & collaborations among
the key stakeholders for chalking out a development roadmap, EletsTechnomediaPvt Ltd is organising its landmark Smart City
Conference in the Millennium City on 1 February, 2018, in association with the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram.
http://smartcity.eletsonline.com/gurugram/query/


         

11th Central and Eastern European Communication and Media Conference – CEECOM 2018*

*Communicative Space – Political Space*

*DATES and PLACE*

*from30 May to 1 June, 2018in Szeged, Hungary.*

(Note: As a result of supplementary funds gained for the conference we have the pleasure to announce the reduction of the conference fees.)


ORGANIZERS

The conference is organized by the Department of Political Science and the Department of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Szeged, Hungary, in cooperation with the ECREA Central and East European Network, the CEECOM Consortium and the ICA Political Communication Division.

KEY QUESTIONS

The focal point of the 11th CEECOM is the conceptual and practical application of space in communication, media studies, political sciences, and a broad range of social scientific disciplines (from cultural anthropology through geography to sociology). The conference addresses a diverse set of issues and will cover a wide spectrum of ideas related to ongoing changes and transformations of the concept of space. The organizers look forward to presentations in (but not limited to) the following focal areas of interest:

- Physical political spaces as communicative spaces

- General questions of mediatised spaces

- Social and control issues in politics and media

- Online / digital spaces

For more details please read our General Introduction athttp://ceecom2018.hu/index.php/general-introduction/

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

•AndrásBozóki, Professor of Political Science (Central European University, Hungary)

•EppLauk, Professor of Journalism (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

•Sabina Mihelj, Professor of Media and Cultural Analysis (Loughborough University, United Kingdom)

•Jérôme Monnet, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning (University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France)

PAPER SUBMISSION

Abstracts for individual papers connected to one of the proposed topics or open panels should contain the title of the desired panel. (Other topics regarding CEE issues and/or beyond communicative or political space are also welcomed.) Abstracts (with maximum length of 250 words) will be evaluated by members of the Scientific Committee.

Note: the *call is open until 31st January, 2018 *and there will be no extension of deadline.

To submit your paper proposal please follow this link:

http://ceecom2018.hu/index.php/call-for-papers/

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact the organizing committee of theconference: mailto:ceecom2018@conf.u-szeged.hu

KOME Journal’s special issue is waiting for proposals (guest editor is EppLauk). See: http://komejournal.com/call-for-papers.html


         

2018 WFRN Early Career Fellowship Recipients

2018 WFRN Early Career Fellowship Recipients
To date, 95 early career scholars have participated in the WFRN’s Early Career Work and Family Fellowship Program. This program is designed to assist attendance at the WFRN Conference, as well as deliver a variety of support for advancement to secure senior level positions. The call for applications for the 2018 fellowships yielded 72 applications and the following scholars were selected.
                           Alice Brawley                                                               Laurie Maldonado
                      Gettysburg College                                                     Graduate Center CUNY
                          Caitlyn Collins                                                                Kristie McAlpine
            Washington University St. Louis                                    Michigan State University
          
                              Tori Crain                                                                     Sarah Patterson
                Colorado State University                                           University of Western Ontario

                      Nicole DePasquale                                                                 Lea Pessin
                        Duke University                                               The Pennsylvania State University

                               Wen Fan                                                                         Kate Prickett
                          Boston College                                                            University of Chicago

                         Julia Goodman                                                             Alejandra RosPilarz
     Oregon Health and Science University                          University of Wisconsin Madison
              & Portland State University

                         Marc Grau-Grau                                                      Katherine Weisshaar
                       Harvard University                                 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

                               Yang Hu
                     Lancaster University
Recipients represent the fields of communication studies, demography, family studies, health policy, human development, human resource management, nutritional studies, organizational psychology, psychology, social work, social service administration, and sociology. Fellowship recipients share a common interest in identifying connections and consequences of work and family arrangements, as well as working together to advance mutual career interests. Their research programs address a wide variety of topics that include family microbusinesses, gender inequalities, sleep, health, policy, fatherhood, sexual relationships, single parent families, flexible work options, eldercare, class and race inequalities, parenting behaviors, and career entry/exit transitions.
We welcome these scholars to the program and their participation in the Work and Family Researchers Network.
Stephen Sweet, Director of the Early Career Work and Family Fellowship Program
Kathleen Christensen, Co-President of the Work and Family Researchers Network
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Co-President of the Work and Family Researchers Network
Jerry A. Jacobs, Executive Officer of the Work and Family Researchers Network

 

Work and Family Researchers Network
University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104



         

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018
Geographical landscapes / Changing landscapes of geography
Cardiff, Tuesday 28th August – Friday 31st August 2018

Session Call for Papers

UTILITY AFTER ABANDONMENT?
The New Ruin as Cultural Asset and Public Space

Session sponsored by the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group (of the RGS-IBG)

Convenors: Luke Bennett (Sheffield Hallam Uni.), Ed Hollis (Univ. of Edinburgh), Hayden Lorimer (Univ. of Glasgow), Ruth Olden (Univ. of Glasgow)

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During recent years, across the arts and humanities, and associated cultural spheres of literature, cinema, architecture, heritage, urban exploration and curated art, interest has intensified in ruinenlust, ruins and ruination (Edensor 2005; DeSilvey and Edensor 2012; Lavery and Gough 2015; Bennett 2017). Ruminating on the ruin has come to be understood as a sensibility reflective of classical, romantic and picturesque tropes. However, other modes of social engagement are possible.

Learning how to live with ruins is a twenty-first century challenge requiring cultural articulations that are forward-thinking and experimental, acknowledging new models of intervention, ownership and access, and welcoming contrasting – even conflicting – forms of aesthetic and emotional attachment (DeSilvey 2017; Hollis 2010; Lorimer and Murray 2015).

Nationally and internationally, there are a multitude of valued heritage landscapes, currently in ruinous, vulnerable, degraded states, requiring differing forms of creative intervention for the purposes of rehabilitation, re-occupation and reinvention, so as to safeguard cultural legacies for the future. For this session we seek not only statements of intent, but also critical reports on activities already occurring in cities under austerity and non-urban landscapes, in the global north and global south, where ruins are being reimagined and repurposed as cultural assets and public spaces.

The session’s convening team represent a variety of perspectives on the reimagining and repurposing of ruins, variously undertaking studies and investigations ranging across landscape design and architectural history, cultural geography, law and risk management. We welcome contributions that reflect and/or go beyond this constellation of interests, and which embrace (or challenge) our view that open interdisciplinarity is the best way to understand and activate the potentialities of the contemporary ruin.

In sum, session presentations/contributions are sought which variously address three connected questions:
- How do you activate modern ruins safely?
- How do you activate modern ruins creatively?
- How do you activate modern ruins collaboratively?

Please send expressions of interest/abstracts (250 words max.) and a title to:
Ruth Olden (Ruth.Olden@glasgow.ac.uk) by Monday 5th February 2018.



[University of Glasgow: The Times Scottish University of the Year 2018]



         

International Conference Energy & Meteorology 2018 before abstract submissions close this Friday 12 January!

ICEM 2018: "Renewable Energy and the Environment”
The 5th International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM) will be hosted in Shanghai, China, 22-24 May 2018. The Conference will focus on creating effective approaches for improved weather, climate and water services for energy. An exciting line-up of Chinese and international industry speakers will lead the conference’s keynote presentations, complemented by an exceptional program of parallel sessions and poster presentations!
 
Targeted workshops, panel discussions and networking events will enable interaction with the conference’s global audience of energy specialists, water experts, economists, scientists, and policymakers working at the thriving nexus of energy and meteorology.
For more information please visit www.wemcouncil.org/wp/icem2018/ and to submit your abstract please visit www.wemcouncil.org/wp/icem2018/call-abstracts/.
 
Kind regards,
 
  Chantal Verlinden
Please note - my working days are Tues, Weds & Thurs
World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC)
A: School of Environmental Sciences | University of East Anglia | Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
E: chantal.verlinden@wemcouncil.org T: +44 (0)1603 591413
W: www.wemcouncil.org




         

Position: Research Associate - Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance: International Forum to Strengthen Regional Ocean Governance - (PROG) Forum

Organisation:                                      The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)
 
Duty Station:                                       Potsdam, Germany
 
Deadline for Application:               24th of January 2018
 
Contact:                                                ThandoTilmann
 
Email:                                                   Thando.Tilmann@iass-potsdam.de
 
Job Vacancy Link:                            http://www.iass-potsdam.de/sites/default/files/2017-12/Vacancy%20Annoucement_PROG-Forum_final.pdf
 
 
 
Best regards,
 
 
Thando
 
 
ThandoTilmann
Oceans Governance
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) e.V.
Berliner Strasse 130
14467 Potsdam
Germany
 



         

East Africa Islamic Economy Summit 2018 returns to Nairobi, Kenya

Tapping into East Africa’s tech savvy population to drive Innovation and Financial Inclusion
NAIROBI, Kenya, January 9, 2018/ -- ‘East Africa’s fairly developed infrastructure and communication sector, a young educated tech savvy population and their ability to capitalise on technology development provides a great opportunity for the region to lead in the Islamic Finance digital economy’ – Agnes Gitau, GBS Africa (http://GBSafrica.co.uk) elaborating the theme of the 3rd edition of the East Africa Islamic Economy Summit (www.EAIFS.com). 

The East Africa’s Islamic Economy Summit 2018 which takes place in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi on the 24th & 25th is therefore themed around Fintech as a driver for Islamic Economy in East Africa as well as Financial inclusion in the region.

Five years back, with the support of key institutions in East Africa, GBS Africa started a conversation around Islamic Finance, Islamic Economy and East Africa’s economic development. This conversation has grown to become an annual gathering for the region where significant players in East Africa’s economy meet to set the way forward for the development of the sector, aligning deliberations to East Africa’s economic development agenda. This year’s program which has had great input from leading experts in the Islamic Economy will therefore cover Islamic Economy to define its role within the Financial sector, the emergence of Fintech, opportunities for East Africa in the Islamic digital economy which according to Ernst &Young has the potential of 150 million new customers by 2021.

Kenya, renowned not only for its Athletic might but also as the country that pioneered the mobile money technology through MPESA, continues to make efforts towards its vision to become Africa’s Financial hub. The East Africa nation which will host this year’s event joined the Islamic Financial Board last year and has indicated plans for a Sukuk Bond to finance both national and regional infrastructure projects.

The conference will look at key factors that will impact the development of Islamic Economy in the region and call on all stakeholders to play their role in advancing Financial Inclusion in East Africa.

For more information on the Conference and to register: www.EAIFS.com


         

          Good afternoon,

Attached please find a call for papers for an international panel on "The Pursuit of Excellence in Contemporary Universities and the ‘Business Case’ for Gender Equality: Critical perspectives from gender studies, the humanities and the social sciences". 

The panel will take place during the 10th Feminist Research Conference "Difference, Diversity, Diffraction: Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions“ on 12-15 September 2018 at Göttingen (Germany). For more information on the conference see: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/572444.html

Abstracts should be sent to the panel organisers Fiona Jenkins (fiona.jenkins@anu.edu.au) and Heike Kahlert (heike.kahlert@rub.de). The deadline for abstracts for the panel is 7th February 2018. 

Please forward the cfp to academics who might be interested in the topic and post it on your website(s)! Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Heike Kahlert
 


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student research assistant

Ruhr-Universität Bochum / Ruhr University Bochum
FakultätfürSozialwissenschaft / Faculty of Social Science
LehrstuhlfürSoziologie / SozialeUngleichheit und Geschlecht
Chair of Sociology / Social Inequality and Gender
Postal address: Universitätsstr. 150, D-44801 Bochum, Germany
www.sowi.rub.de/sozsug
Fon: +49 (0)234 32-22267
Fax: +49 (0)234 32-14502



         

VII. International Conference on Conflict, Terrorism and Society

“Polarization, Populism, and the New Politics: Media and Communication in a Changing World”
 
April 10-11, 2018
 
Kadir Has University
Istanbul, Turkey
 
 
In an age of constant flux, uncertainty, and ambivalence a new style is dominating the political sphere; and the language of politics is changing. A notoriously elusive and slippery concept, populism is the buzzword used for naming this new political style. An overview of populist parties and movements underline the fact that polarization is the sine qua non of populism. Populist logic rests on clear cut distinctions between us and them. It is ‘them’ (the opposition, elites, refugees, foreigners, minorities etc.) who pose the biggest threat against ‘our’ homogenous, harmonious, and flawless community. Populist political movements are in search of a past long since forgotten, epitomized by the call for making nations great again.
 
Populism and polarization are not unique to Western liberal democracies alone. From South America to Africa, from Middle East to South and Southeast Asia we see prevalence of populist ideologies, themes, parties, movements, and leaders. This is why it is urgent to develop comparative and multi-sited research projects analyzing populism in general and populisms in particular.
 
An overall analysis of the extant literature on populism points out that the role played by media in production, reproduction and dissemination of populist discourses is not explored enough. Populist phenomenon cannot be understood without taking mediatization, sensationalization, and marketization of politics and political communication. In other words, among many other things, populism might be considered as a new (political) communication style.
 
Populism, polarization and media trio also triggers questions regarding the current state and fate of democracy and representation in our times; migration, integration, and exclusion; the waning of state sovereignty; and national, regional, and global security. This year, in the 7th gathering of International Conference on Conflict, Terrorism and Society we aim to discuss these issues. We value the opportunity to address these questions with participation of scholars from different geographical, disciplinary and academic settings. Within this perspective, the conference aims to bring together scholars from across disciplines to discuss issues related to Communication and politics in a changing world. Potential topics for presentations include but are not limited to:
 
 
•         Theoretical perspectives on populism
•         Populist political parties, movements and discourses
•         Populism and the crisis of representative democracy
•         Populism and neoliberalism
•         Populism and its ‘other(s)’
•         Populism and the media
•         (Post) Truth and populism
•         Security, insecurity, and populism
•         Meaning and aspects of security in contemporary politics
•         Crises and ambivalence
•         Utopias, dystopias and heterotopias

Submit a maximum 500 words abstract to:
NihanBarlas
Faculty of Communications, Kadir Has University, Istanbul-TURKEY
nihan.barlas@khas.edu.tr
Proposals should be submitted in the following order:
Name of the author(s)
Telephone, fax, and e-mail address
Affiliation
Title of proposal
Body of proposal
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 19, 2018
You will be notified by February 5, 2018 regarding the status of your proposal.
Previous years the selected papers have been published in edited volumes with respected publishers. The organizing committee is planning to edit a new volume with selected papers from this year’s conference.
For further information about conference venue, transportation and submission please visit our website: http://www.iccts.info
For further information about the conference in general, contact:
Prof. BanuBaybars-Hawks (banubhawks@khas.edu.tr)
 
Prof. Dr. Banu Baybars Hawks
İletişim Fakültesi / Communication Faculty
Halkla İlişkiler ve Tanıtım Bölüm Başkanı /
Chair of Public Relations Department



         

GIG-ARTS 2018 - The Second European Multidisciplinary Conference on Global Internet Governance Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies


                  26-27 April 2018, Cardiff
 
Overcoming Inequalities in Internet Governance: framing digital policy capacity building strategies
 
Organised by: Centre for Internet and Global Politics / School of Law and Politics / Cardiff University
 
In partnership with: DiploFoundation, The ECPR Standing Group on Internet and Politics, The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet), IAMCR Communication Policy and Technology Section
 
Deadline 08.January.2018 (Now 15 January)
 
Abstract
 
After having explored “Global Internet Governance as a Diplomacy Issue” at its first edition held in Paris in 2007, the Second European Multidisciplinary Conference on Global Internet Governance Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies (GIG-ARTS 2018) addresses power inequalities in internet governance, and digital policy capacity building strategies aiming at overcoming gaps in digital policy developments. 
 
Connectivity infrastructure is constantly expanding, while internet access is incessantly growing across countries, regions and socio-political contexts. In this context, new and crucial questions emerge from a governance and security perspective. As for the latter, new connectivity calls for cybersecurity capacity building strategies aiming at secure digital infrastructure. At the same time, from a governance perspective, traditional powers in the governance of the internet are increasingly challenged from newly connected actors who demand more influence in the transnational debate around digital policy development. As a result, despite claims for equal representations and diversity since the first World Summit on Information Society in 2003, the narrowing of the digital divide opens new and key questions: Whether and what inequalities exist in internet governance decision making? How is the rapidly changing internet geography and sociography reflected in the governance of the internet? Moreover, in order to increase awareness and enhance involvement of newly connected countries in national and transnational digital policy developments, what are the best internet governance capacity building strategies available? How do newly connected countries and actors build their digital policy capacity, and do they develop an active role in the transnational internet governance debate? Whether in newly or early connected countries, various kinds of divides persist across socio-cultural and political contexts, reflecting if not extending societal and socio-economic inequalities. Are such renewed forms of inequalities and discriminations adequately addressed in internet governance debates? What are the requirements for digital policies to actually empower people and uphold their individual and collective rights online? 
 
In order to answer these crucial and manifold questions, the conference will bring together an outstanding network of experts working on internet governance, digital inequalities, and cybersecurity capacity building. The conference welcomes theoretically relevant, empirically grounded research, and/or policy oriented contributions, addressing internet governance inequalities, digital policy making, and cybersecurity capacity building. In particular, submissions could address either of the following topics (list non exhaustive):
 
• Inequalities in the governance of the internet
• Governance strategies among new and emerging actors
• Geopolitical coalitions among actors (e.g. BRICS)
• Multistakeholder models and their efficacy
• Cybersecurity capacity building
• Digital divides
• Telecom Reforms
• Online discriminations
• Violent content and harassment online
• “Fake news” and other kinds of manipulations
• Individual and collective empowerment
• Human rights online
• Digital Trade
 
Program Chair
Andrea Calderaro
Centre for Internet and Global Politics, University of Cardiff, United Kingdom
 
Program Committee
William J. Drake, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Marianne Franklin, Goldsmiths University
Katharina Höne, DiploFoundation, Malta & Switzerland
Nanette S. Levinson, American University Washington DC, USA
Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
Meryem Marzouki, CNRS & Sorbonne Université, France
Ben Wagner, UW Vienna, Austria
 
Full Call for Paper
Please find more information via the conference website: events.gig-arts.eu
 
Submission Information and Publication Opportunities
Authors are invited to submit their abstracts (no longer than 500 words) via Easychair at:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gigarts2018
 
Authors of selected submissions will have the opportunity to submit their full manuscript for publication as part of an edited volume.
 
Venue
The conference will be held in Wales's capital city, Cardiff, at the Centre for Internet and Global Politics, hosted at the Cardiff University's School of Law and Politics.
 
Conference Registration and Fees
Registration fees are 100€ for regular participants and 50€ for students showing proof of status. The conference fees include a participant kit with conference documents as well as coffee breaks and meals.
 
GIG-ARTS 2018 Communication Details
- Website: events.gig-arts.eu | www.cigp.eu


PhD paper contest within the conference Comparative Media Studies in Today’s World (CMSTW 2018)

Place: St.Petersburg, Russia
Date: April 17-19, 2018
Deadline: January 15, 2018 (possible deadline extension – January 20, 2018, to be announced on Jan 15)

Announcement of a PhD paper contest

In April 2018, St.Petersburg State University hosts the 6 th Annual conference ‘Comparative Media Studies in Today’s World’. Please see the details at http://eng.jf.spbu.ru/comparative_media_studies/284.html.

Our generous Steering committee member KatrinVoltmer has established a prize for the best PhD paper of the conference. The content of the prize is 150 euro; it has been established for three consecutive years. The eligible papers must be written exclusively by young scholars (PhD and/or Master
students); both individual and group submissions are welcome. The volume of the paper must be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in English (excluding bibliography but including tables, pictures, and other appendices).
Also, up to ten best papers will be offered a publication in the School journal.
Both options work only for the papers actually presented at the conference.
To participate in the contest, please follow these simple steps:
1) Submit a 300-word abstract to applicationspb2017@spbu.ru  by January 15, 2018;
2) Wait for the decision of the selection committee;
3) In case of a positive decision on your abstract, please submit the full version to the same email by March 1, 2018.
Formatting guidelines will be provided to the authors of the abstracts selected for presentations after January 27, 2018. MS Word files only will be accepted for reviewing.

         

4th Energy & Society Conference: Energy transitions in a divided world

Midterm conference of the European Sociological Association RN12 - Environment and Society
 
Call for Papers

3rd – 5th September 2018, University of Exeter, UK
 
 
The fourth Energy & Society Conference will take place in Exeter, UK, from 3rd to 5th September 2018. We aim to bring together researchers interested in the social dimensions of energy, to exchange insightful ideas and create opportunities for collaboration. We invite contributions from sociology, other social sciences and interdisciplinary networks.
 
This time the conference theme is Energy transitions in a divided world.  The theme reflects recent developments around the world that have been linked to a decline in social and spatial cohesion and cooperation: the onward march of individualism, privatisation and deregulation associated with neoliberal principles, and the rise of nationalism within and beyond Europe. The Brexit vote in the UK and the Trump presidency in the US are just two manifestations of these processes. But what are the impacts of these wider social transformations for future energy systems?

Confirmed keynote speakers:     

Catherine Mitchell (University of Exeter)
HaraldRohracher (Linköping University)
 
This theme is intended to spark debate and discussion, but we encourage submissions on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to the following:
• Local capacities, responsibilities and strategies in energy governance
• Public participation in transforming energy systems and ‘citizen energy’
• International cooperation and the impact of Brexit on Europe's energy transition
• Transition strategies: From grid interconnection to sharing and sufficiency
• Theoretical approaches to energy transitions and critical perspective
• Social justice, energy poverty and (future) energy systems
• Dynamics and patterns of energy consumption
• Smart meters, smart appliances, smart grids, smart places
• Embodiment and energy: habits, dispositions, practical knowledge
• Green economy, circular economy, and visions of the future
• Energy discourses – economic, political and environmental narratives
• Methods for operationalising sociological theories on energy transitions
• Energy-water-food-resource-nexus
• Living labs/real life laboratories in energy research
We encourage the submission of abstracts for presentation in traditional conference session format as well as for roundtables and poster presentations. We also welcome proposals for workshops organised by participants.
 
Workshops are meant to discuss a specific issue reflecting the conference theme, or the contribution of social analysis to energy research and policy. The discussion should be based on short inputs, and actively involve participants. Interactive formats are encouraged. In roundtable sessions paper presenters will have more time for discussion than in traditional sessions. This format is particularly useful for presenting work in progress (e.g. doctoral thesis) and early stage ideas for discussion with peers. Poster presenters will be given space in a session for a 3 minutes short presentation and posters will be displayed throughout the conference.
 
Submissions:
 
- Abstracts (oral, roundtable or poster presentations): 150-200 words, plus authors, affiliations, and email addresses.
- Workshop proposals: the proposals should provide a title and a brief abstract (150-200 words). Workshops can contain up to four presentations. If the workshop involves individual presentations, the proponent organisers need to include a title and abstract for each paper (150 words, plus names and affiliations). 

Authors cannot present more than one paper as lead-author. Abstracts must be submitted in English.

Please submit your abstracts and workshop proposals to: energysociety2018@exeter.ac.uk

The deadline for the submission of abstracts and workshop proposals is January 15th 2018. Authors will be informed whether or not their abstract or workshop proposal is accepted by early March 2018.

The registration fees for members of the Research Network 12 Environment and Society of the European Sociological Association, for non-members, and for students are listed below.  Please note that early bird registration rates are available.
 
  Members ESA RN 12 Students  Standard fee
Early bird (until May 31st) £35 £65 £90
Late  £60 £90 £120
 
Social events include a welcome reception, an optional conference dinner, and excursions.
 
We look forward to welcoming you to Exeter.
 
For further information please contact: Catherine Butler (c.butler@exeter.ac.uk) and Karen Bickerstaff (k.bickerstaff@exeter.ac.uk)
 
Website: http://geography.exeter.ac.uk/energyandsociety/



         

The Working Group “Global Social Policy” (Head: Prof. Dr. Carina Schmitt) at the SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and
Social Policy at the University of Bremen seeks to employ a full-time

Post-Doctoral Researcher (Salary level 13 TV-L, 100%)

within the project “The Legacy of Colonialism: Origins and Outcomes of Social Protection” funded through an ERC Starting Grant for a duration of five years. The position is limited to 31 March 2023 ideally starting April 1, 2018.

For more details please follow the the link below:

http://www.uni-bremen.de/en/university/the-university-as-an-employer/job-vacancies/detailansicht/joblist/Job/show/1-x-10-post-doctoral-researcher-3614.html?cHash=8c7a18efced73146a87027d5aa1df7d8

         

Dear all,

the University of Bonn is currently calling for applications for a W2 Professorship Social Anthropology of Southeast Asia with an emphasis on labour relations and dependency research. The application deadline is 15 February. I am attaching a description of the position and of the desired qualifications to this email hoping that many of you will apply. The position will be closely linked to the newly established Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies.

All best wishes,
Jeannine

-- 
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
https://www.dependency.uni-bonn.de/en?set_language=en

The Tibetan Army of the Dalai Lamas, 1642-1959 (TibArmy)
https://tibarmy.hypotheses.org/

Social Social Status in the Tibetan World
www.tibetanhistory.net

Bonn International Graduate School - Oriental and Asian Studies
http://www.ioa.uni-bonn.de/bigs-oas

         

Dear colleagues,
 
Please note that the Call for Papers deadline for the Socrel annual conference is this Friday (12/1/18). Please note, conference bursaries are available and do visit the Socrel events webpage for more information.https://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/key-bsa-events/socrel-annual-conference/
Any questions or queries, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with myself (r.shillitoe@worc.ac.uk) or David Lewin (socrel2018@gmail.com)
Key dates
Registration: Open now
Abstract submission closes: 12 January 2018 
Decision notification: 9 February 2018 
Presenter registration closes: 26 March 2018 
Early bird registration closes: 3 June 2018
Registration closes: 25 June 2018
 
Best wishes,
Rachael
 
Rachael Shillitoe
Research Student – Faith on the Air
SocRel Conference and Events Officer 
University of Worcester
Research School
Jenny Lind Building
Farrier Street
Worcester
WR1 3BB



         

41st New Phytologist Symposium: Plant sciences for the future

11 – 13 April 2018
Nancy, France
 
The grant deadline for the 41st New Phytologist Symposium: Plant sciences for the future, is approaching!
 
Submit your application at https://newphytologist.org/symposia/41. Deadline: 18 January 2018.
 
Grants are available to researchers with up to five years’ experience post-PhD. This excludes career breaks.
 
We look forward to welcoming you in Nancy.
 
With apologies for cross-posting.
 
Mike Whitfield
 
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Dr Mike Whitfield
Development Coordinator, New Phytologist 
       
New Phytologist Central Office, Bailrigg House, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YE, UK
Tel: + 44 1524 592839; Fax: + 44 1524 594696
newphytologist.org  Twitter: @NewPhyt  Facebook: fb.com/NewPhytologist
 
The New Phytologist Trust, registered charity number 1154867
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2016 Impact Factor 7.33
 
Get behind the science
Read all about it on the New Phyt blog
 
New Phytologist Symposia in 2018
Plant sciences for the future | The biology of wood: from cell to trees


         

2nd International Conference on Creative Society: “Creativity: Individual or Social Phenomenon?”

(Florence, March 5-6, 2018)
You are here:

“Creativity: Individual or Social Phenomenon?”

March 5-6, 2018

Florence, Auditorium al Duomo

The organizer, “UnilimitedViaggi” Florentine agency, is glad to inform that the Call for Papers of the 2nd International Conference on creative society “Creativity: Individual or Social Phenomenon?” is open.



CLICK HERE for the CALL FOR PAPERS:

http://www.unlimitedviaggi.it/uv/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/CFP_Creative-Society_2018_05-06-March.pdf


CONFERENCE FEES:

    Early Bird Fee: 335 Euro

(valid until January 22nd, 2018 – obligatory for all the authors / speakers, to confirm their presence in the final program)

    Student Speaker Fee: 215 Euro

(valid until January 22nd , 2018 – obligatory for all the student authors / speakers, to confirm their presence in the final program)

    Standard Fee : 365 Euro

(valid starting from January 08th until February 16th, 2018 – for non authors and non speakers)

The Conference fees include:

 –      Assistance by a referent for any organizational inquiry

–      Attendance to the working sessions of the conference: March 5th-6th, 2018
–      2 Coffee breaks per day

–      Social Moments:

    Welcome Aperitif: March 5th, 2018
    Farewell Dinner: March 6th, 2018

–      Discount lunch cards for having lunch independently in the Caffè Astra al Duomo

–      Conference kit
–      Optional visit of the MuseoFondazione Del Bianco in Palazzo Coppini
–      Certificate of participation

Student Observer Daily Fee: 25 Euro

(this Daily Conference Fee includes student observer participation in 1-day academic sessions with coffee break only)



HOW TO REGISTER AND PAY

1) Send email for information to: info@unlimitedviaggi.it

2) Payment, bank transfer is required RIFERIMENTI BANCARI, con richiesta di indicareanchel’oggetto del pagamento



CANCELLATION POLICY for the participants:

The cancellations of packages carried out by written communication to the secretariat 60 days before the event (January 05th, 2018) will be reimbursed with a 30% deduction for secretarial costs.
After this deadline, cancellation is possible only for visa problem, copy of the embassy letter must be sent to the secretary office and 50% of the paid amount will be reimbursed. Starting 30 days before the event (February 03th, 2017) no reimbursements will be possible.

Reimbursement will be realized only by bank transfer, IBAN and SWIFT code are necessary and the bank costs will be upon you. The reimbursement will be done maximum 60 days after the closing of the event or after receiving the bank information. Please note that reimbursements in

accordance to the cancellation policies are only possible if, at the moment of cancellation notification, the necessary data and bank details are transmitted. The fees of processing the reimbursement operation will be deducted from the due reimbursement sum.

ACCOMMODATION

The participants are kindly invited to use the Best Practice Reservation Portal www.vivafirenze.it that is a practical application of the Life Beyond Tourism  philosophy.

Need assistance with your reservations?
Should you need any assistance or to reserve by phone, the Customer Service of Vivafirenze.it stands ready help you at customer.support@vivafirenze.it.



OFFICIAL WEBPAGE:

http://www.lifebeyondtourism.org/evento/1076



ORGANIZING REFERENT:



Unlimited Viaggi Firenze

Cristian Calderai

Via Maragliano 86/i – 50144 Firenze, Italy

Tel. +39 055 334164 Fax +39 055 334164

info@unlimitedviaggi.it

www.unlimitedviaggi.it

         

Job Opening Available

The Center for Early Education and Development is seeking qualified applicants to conduct

observations of the quality of coaching sessions between Parent Aware Quality Coaches and child care providers who are receiving coaching. Observers will be trained in February 2018 and observations will occur March - May 2018. 

Those in greater Minnesota are welcome to apply. Observations take place across the state.

To apply visit: www.employment.umn.edu
Search for Job Opening ID 321498 (Job Posting Title: Temporary Field Observer)

Deadline to apply: January 21, 2018

Please pass along to interested parties. Thank you!
Questions please email: PAcoachobs@umn.edu

Upcoming 
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Registration is open for the following trainings: 

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Note: Registrations must be paid by credit card.


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Information on Journal of Forest and Society and Call for Paper Submissions

We are looking to increase submissions for our journal of Forest and Society, an interdisciplinary journal with a geographic focus on Southeast Asia.
 
We have now completed Volume 1, which includes 2 issues, consisting of 13 articles that cover various topics and approaches, at different scales. All articles are open access and can be downloaded here. We are eager to expand our network and are open to new initiatives and collaborations that increase accessibility and exposure on land, forest, and society issues across Southeast Asia.
 
We are also currently compiling special sections on agrarian transformations in Thailand and forest politics in Indonesia.
 
All papers are overseen by our diverse editorial team and we work to connect submissions for blind review among subject matter and country-specific experts.
 
We are always accepting papers and we hope you help us to build new connections to expand opportunities to publish timely research throughout Southeast Asia. Please help us spread the word and do not hesitate to contact us, and check us out on facebook and twitter.
 

Many thanks & Looking forward to your submission!
 
The Editorial Team
Forest and Society

         

Second Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: Special Session "Climate Change Adaptation Strategies Among Pastoralist Communities in Africa"

Dear Colleagues,

As part of the "Second Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa", to be
held in Ibadan, Nigeria  on 14th-15th May 2018 and organised by the University 
of Ibadan (Nigeria), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK),  the Research 
and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” of 
the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and the International 
Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP), a special session titled
"Climate Change Adaptation Strategies Among Pastoralist Communities in Africa"
will be organised.

As the title implies, the special session will focus on the challenges climate change  poses to 
pastorialist communities in Africa, will discuss the specific problems they face 
and a variety of   climate change adaptation strategies being used to date by these 
communities, in order to cope with the problems posed by a changing climate.

The Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, mobilising African and non-African scholars undertaking research 
and/or executing climate change projects in the African continent. 
Further details can be seen at: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/africa2018.html.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 20th January 2018.

         

SHORT-TERM POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP Scientific review of ecosystem based adaptation

Closing Date: 31 January 2018| Start Date: negotiable, but no later than 01 March 2018
 
The ACDI is in the processing of developing its research strategy with regards to ecosystem based adaptation, in the broader context of UCT’s ecosystem services, livelihoods and climate change research.  This research strategy will support the ACDI to leverage funding to identify and address critical research gaps that need to be addressed to make EbA a viable adaption intervention/ strategy under different contextual settings throughout Africa, and to train the next generation of African researchers in this key area.
 
The postdoctoral fellow will be undertaking a state of science review of academic literature, national and international policies and guidelines, and grey literature, to identify research gaps as well as policy gaps, in the South African and African context. The literature review will be complemented by telephonic and in-person interviews with key researchers in this area, to map the research expertise at UCT, and in South Africa to identify important stakeholders for future engagement.
 
The Fellow will be supported by an advisory committee of senior researchers working in aligned thematic areas. Outputs of this research will include: i) a literature review paper submitted to an academic journal; ii) a written report and presentation of findings to the advisory committee; and iii) a presentation of key research and policy gaps at the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference.
 
Academic / experience criteria:  
Required
•         A PhD, awarded within the previous five years, related to the topic of ecosystem services, climate change adaptation (specifically ecosystem based adaptation/natural capital/ ecological infrastructure) or integrated natural resources management.
•         Demonstrated ability to produce peer-reviewed research articles.
•         Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
•         Desire to work in an interdisciplinary research setting.
Desirable
•         Interest and experience in strategy development.
•         Interest and experience in stakeholder engagement.
•         Good understanding of key experts in the field of EbA.
Conditions of award:
•         Applicants must have completed their doctoral degrees within the past 5 years and may not previously have held a full-time permanent professional or academic post.
•         No benefits or allowances are included in the Fellowship, but the fellowship stipend is tax free.  
•         The successful applicant will be required to register as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cape Town immediately and will not be considered a UCT employee.
•         The successful applicant will be required to comply with the university’s approved policies, procedures and practices for the postdoctoral sector.
•         The fellowship is tied to the deliverables mentioned above.
Value and tenure:
•         The value of the fellowship is ZAR 60 000 for 3 months.
 
Application requirements:
Applicants should submit (i) an application letter that includes a short description of their expertise and research interests, and how these relate to the position, (ii) a CV including a publication list, (iii) copies of academic transcripts and/or certificates, and (iv) email addresses of at least two references who been directly involved in their PhD and/or previous postdoctoral research.  
Applications should be emailed to: nomabelu.somatube@uct.ac.za before 31 January 2018.
Selection process:
•         Only eligible and complete applications will be considered by the selection committee.
•         Interviews will take place in the week of XX and the successful candidate is expected to start as soon as possible thereafter.  
Closing date:
Applications received before 31 January 2018 are guaranteed to be considered. Applications received thereafter may be considered if the position has not been filled.
Contact details for submission of applications: NomaSomatube at nomabelu.somatube@uct.ac.za
Contact details for enquiries about the fellowship topic and ACDI: mark.new@uct.ac.za
Additional information on ACDI and UCT can be found at: www.acdi.uct.ac.za / www.uct.ac.za


         

Hi Trainees & Happy New Year!
After reviewing this email, all Trainees will learn of (and be reminded about):
• Available Resources 
• Upcoming Events
• Work Opportunities
• Scholarship Opportunities
 
Available Resources:

• Introducing the AUCD Emerging Leaders Map, Showcasing Trainee & Early Career Leaders within the AUCD network! AUCD Emerging Leaders Map aims to highlight current trainees and their contributions to the AUCD network while demonstrating the diverse backgrounds and professional orientations of trainees.
To participate or nominate a fellow trainee, please complete this brief survey, which requests details about the trainee and their Program or Center; the nomination survey can also be found on the AUCD website.  Check it out!


• *Reminder* The AUCD Trainee Orientation Modules are intended to help Trainees become more familiar with AUCD: who we are as an organization, our network’s history and membership, how trainees can make the most out of their experience, and most importantly: how Trainees “fit” in the network and why their contributions are so important. The modules encourage Trainees to learn, connect, get involved, and grow as a leader in the network. They were designed with the information sequenced in such a way that Trainees can gradually build their understanding and level of involvement. However, the modules were also designed to allow flexibility so Trainees can jump in wherever and whenever they are ready to start. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the modules, please contact Christine Liao atcliao@aucd.org.
 
 
Upcoming Events:
• 7th Annual African American Conference on Disabilities                                                                                                                                    Friday, February 16, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MST)                                                      
Phoenix, AZ                                                          
http://ability360.org/past-events/2017-african-american-conference-disabilities
Ability360, Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) and the Arizona Center for African American Resources (AzCAAR) are hosting a daylong conference that will focus on important and relevant topics for people with disabilities and family members in the African American community. The AACD is the only comprehensive conference that addresses the intersection of race and disability. The conference also examines the effectiveness and utilization of various services in the African American Community. The conference is for individuals, advocates, and professionals.
 
• LEND AUDIOLOGY TRAINEES:  AUCD has 6 scholarships for up to $500 each, to support LEND audiology trainees in attending the in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Meeting on
March 18-20, 2018 in Denver, CO
 
All current LEND audiology trainees, including those in their externship year, are eligible to apply. 



Priority will be given to trainees from programs that do not currently receive supplemental funding and trainees that have not attended the EHDI Meeting in previous years. Application deadline: January 21, 2018.

• Cultivating Leadership; Creating Agents of Change Conference
Co-Hosted by:
National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD)
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

May 31 - June 2, 2018
Holiday Inn - Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, TX 78752
http://www.latinxdisabilitycoalition.com/
 
• *Reminder* 2018 National Self Advocacy Conference
June 7-9, 2018, Birmingham, AL
http://sabeconference.org/ 
The self-advocates on the conference committee chose the artwork picturing Lady Justice to represent the theme of the 2018 National Self Advocacy Conference: “Let’s Make It Happen! Disability Rights are Civil Rights. The logo and our theme emphasizes that People with Disabilities want to pursue freedom just like everyone else. It is a right that belongs to all Americans. with a disability and we felt it symbolizes “Freedom!” Disability rights are civil rights. Self-advocates Becoming Empower is an organization to help everyone to know and apply their everyday civil rights. The National Self-advocacy Conference has always been a great place for people to learn, grow and advocate with their peers and allies who truly support civil rights.

• *Reminder* “Making Lifelong Connections: A Leadership, Networking and Career Development Meeting for MCHB Current and Former Trainees” (MLC) meeting is now open!
Event is April 11-13, 2018 in Tampa, FL
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the 2018 Making Lifelong Connections Planning Committee would like to invite trainees to participate in a unique opportunity to build leadership skills, meet other current and former MCHB trainees, and enhance their career development. MLC is a national meeting focused on leadership development for current and former trainees from the range of MCHB training programs.  MLC provides all current/former trainee attendees with an opportunity to develop and refine leadership skills through experiences such as presentations, panel participation, coordination of interactive activities, facilitation of question-guided discussions, and much more!  The theme for MLC 2018 is “MCH Training: Taking the Next Step.”
All applicants must complete an online application.  Applications will be accepted through January 8, 2018, 5:00P Eastern Standard Time. 
Work Opportunities:
• The Switzer Research Fellowships Program builds research capacity by providing support to highly-qualified individuals to conduct research on rehabilitation of people with disabilities. The research goals are to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities.
Only individuals are eligible to apply for Switzer Research Fellowships. Applicants must satisfy specific requirements, including training and experience that show a potential for engaging in scientific research for improving outcomes of individuals with disabilities.
There are two categories for the Switzer Research Fellowships program:
Merit Fellowships
To qualify, an individual must be in the earlier stages of his or her career in research and have either advanced professional training or experience in independent study in an area that is directly relevant to disability and rehabilitation.
Distinguished Fellowships
To qualify, an individual must have seven or more years of research experience in subject areas, methods, or techniques relevant to research on rehabilitation, independent living, or other experiences and outcomes of people with disabilities. They must also have a doctorate, other terminal degree, or comparable academic qualifications.
Please visit the link for more details about the grant and application process. This grant opportunity closes on February 12, 2018.

• *Reminder* Disability Research Consortium Fellowships
http://bit.ly/2knGUEi 
Mathematica's Center for Studying Disability Policy is accepting applications for two DRC program provides a $28,000 stipend to doctoral students to support their dissertation research. The Summer Fellowship program offers students who are in master's programs or the pre-dissertation phase of doctoral programs the opportunity to spend the summer of 2018 at Mathematica's Washington, DC, office while conducting an independent research project related to disability policy. Applications for both fellowship programs are due in February 2018. Click here for more information about the eligibility requirements and application process for each program.

• *Reminder* The Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) is recruiting graduate students and undergraduate seniors interested in becoming leaders in Maternal and Child Health for a Summer 2018 Practicum/Internship experience.  Applications are accepted on a “rolling” basis, though all applications for Summer 2018 should be submitted by 11:59 P.M. on 1/25.  Questions? E-mail Samantha Croffut at SCroffut@hrsa.gov

• *Reminder* Health and Aging Policy
2018-2019 Fellowships
Deadline:  April 16,  2018
Award Ceiling: TBD
https://www.healthandagingpolicy.org/The program offers fellows the opportunity to participate in a residential track or a nonresidential track. The residential track allows fellows to participate in the policymaking process on either the Federal or state level as legislative assistants in Congress, professional staff members in executive branch agencies, or policy organizations. The nonresidential track allows fellows to remain at their home institution but work on a policy project that involves brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites. Core program components focused on career development and professional enrichment are provided for fellows in both tracks.
 
Scholarship Opportunities:

• *Reminder* Organization for Autism Research has a Graduate Research Grant Competition that offers grant awards of $1,000 for students conducting autism research as a requirement in pursuit of a master’s degree and $2,000 for students who are doctoral candidates or post-doctoral students. This competition is a one-step application and review process. The proposals are due in February annually.  OAR announces its grant awards in May. International students are eligible to apply.
Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.
 
Good luck and take care!




LaKesha Pettigrew, B.S. 
AUCD Virtual Trainee 2017-2018

Association of University Centers On Disabilities
http://www.aucd.org/trainees

         

Leadership Training in a Value-Based, Data-Driven Environment

Special issue call for papers from Leadership in Health Services
Guest Editors: 
Jullet A. Davis 
Division of Health Care Management
School of Allied Health Sciences
Florida A&M University
334 Palmer Avenue
Lewis-Beck Building, Room 316
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Phone: (850) 561-2007; 
Email: jullet.davis@famu.edu
Leigh W. Cellucci
Health Services and Information Management
College of Allied Health Sciences
East Carolina University
2150 W. 5th St.
HSIM Suite 4340
Greenville, NC  27834
Phone (252) 744-6072
Email:  cellucci@ecu.edu

Focus: 
Improving the delivery of health care services is a critical goal of managers and practitioners alike. Since the passage of Medicaid and Medicare in the United States and similar reimbursement systems abroad, health care leaders have sought methods by which to capture, quantify, and apply decision-making data to control ever increasing costs. Yet, the call to balance payment reforms with service delivery specific to the needs of the patient and family is critical (Elf, et al., 2017). As we consider what data are necessary to meet regulatory and managerial requirements, we must also focus on how we train new managers and practitioners, or re-train those currently in the field, to appropriately use data in order to add value. 

The Guo, Farnsworth, and Hermanson (2015) study reported that hospital administrators were more likely to reply on organizational data, colleagues, their own wisdom and experiences, and lastly, scientific research findings when faced with a decision-making dilemma. Yet, when asked why they did not use more evidence-based management practices, they reported they lacked both time and training. Should educators teach students how to manipulate and apply data appropriately, we may discover that they will enter the workplace ready to incorporate evidence-based practices into their decision-making processes. Aikat, et.al. (2017) came to a similar conclusion and stated that “… the time is right to embed data-centered learning within our educational system and, thus, generate the talent required to fully harness the potential of big data” (pg. 12). The key in health services leadership is to ensure that the patient’s needs are the emphasis of this data-driven decision-making.

The focus of this special issue is on the value-based, data-driven techniques applied by those involved with leadership training. More specifically, what data are used in the training process, how effective are these data, and what data do we still need.  
  
Manuscripts may address:
•    Data from the patient’s or user’s perspective that may be used to inform future managers and practitioners on users define value-based care.
•    National/regional/state-level data will help local leaders spot trends impacting organizational leadership challenges.
•    Excluding data required by regulatory bodies, what are the decision-making data needs of managers and leaders?
•    Techniques employed by academics to train students to gather, manipulate, and apply data specific to value-based care.
•    Research exploring whether or not health services leadership and student training is sufficiently data-driven.
•    Factual case studies focused on the application and/or outcomes of data use within health care organizations.

Value-based activities focus on: 
•    Technological innovations that make services more patient-centered, convenient, and efficient.
•    Alternative financing strategies that allow health care providers the flexibility to give patients the necessary care and unique support.
•    Core metrics for measuring collective progress and aligning providers, payers, and policy makers on the outcomes that matter the most.
•    Local collaborations that connect health and social services to improve health outcomes at the community level.

References
Aikat, J., Carsey, T. M., Fecho, K., Jeffay, K., Krishnamurthy, A., Mucha, P. J., ...Ahalt, S. C. (2017). Scientific training in the era of big data: A new pedagogy for graduate education. Big Data, 5(1), 12-18. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/big.2016.0014

Elf, M., Flink, M., Nilsson, M., Tistad, M., von Koch, L., &Ytterberg, C. (2017). The case of value-based healthcare for people living with complex long-term conditions. BMC Health Services Research, 17(1), 24. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1957-6 

Guo, R., Farnsworth, T., &  Hermanson, P. (2015). Information Resources for Hospital Administrator Health Care Management Decision-Making. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 15(3), http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15323269.2015.1049070

Submission Procedure: 

Submissions to this journal are through the ScholarOne submission system here: 
https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lihs 

Please visit the author guidelines for the journal at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=lhs which gives full details. Please ensure you select this special issue from the relevant drop down menu on page four of the submission process.


Extended Submission Deadline:
31st January 2018
 

         

POSTDOC WITH A FOCUS ON MIGRATION INTO NORTHERN EUROPE, 2017-224-01683

At The Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, a position as Postdoc is open for appointment for a period of three years from 1 March 2018 or soon thereafter.
JOB DESCRIPTION
A three-year postdoc position is available at the Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies at Aalborg University in Denmark. The position is linked to the cross-disciplinary research project “Global flows of migrants and their impact on North European Welfare States” (FLOW) www.strategi.aau.dk/FLOW).
The senior staff members within the FLOW-project have a mixed background in political science, sociology and geography. We seek to establish a cross-disciplinary vibrant and excellent research team dealing with one of the most salient and contested issues in Western Europe. The postdoc will take part in working package 1, which focuses on descriptive analyses of income gaps between host- and origin countries etc., and working package 2, which focuses on descriptive analyses of migrants’ tax payments and use of welfare benefits and service in Denmark. The former task is primarily based on existing international statistics, while the latter task primarily is based on the rich Danish register data.
The position includes teaching experience, including a mandatory course on university pedagogic, in order to facilitate qualifications needed for permanent employment. The teaching will primarily take place at the School of Political Science in Aalborg. The FLOW-project-group is based both at the campus in Aalborg and in Copenhagen.
In order to qualify for the position, the applicant must have a relevant education within sociology, political science, geography or economics. The applicant should also be familiar with quantitative methods. Previous experience with the use of Danish register data is not mandatory but highly welcomed.
 
Qualification requirements 

Candidates must have scientific qualifications at PhD level. In the selection of candidates, emphasis will be placed on research potential and pedagogical qualifications as well as experience with supervision and lectures. To a limited extent other tasks may occur in the position. 
 
The application must contain the following 

• Motivated application. 
• Current CV. 
• Complete list of publications. 
• List of publications that the applicant wishes to be considered. A maximum of 5 publications may be submitted. 
• Co-author statements in relation to publications written with other authors must be enclosed with a declaration from each of the authors, stating the extent of the applicant's contribution to the total work. The declaration must be signed by the co-authors. Link to Template.
• Education (copies of documentation for degrees obtained). 
• Documentation for teaching qualifications. Link to Guidelines. 
 
The complete application with enclosures is to be submitted online by using the "apply online" button below. 

Aalborg University wishes to reflect the diversity of society, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Assessment 

An expert assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered for the position.

Contact information 

You may obtain further information about the academic contents of the position from professor Christian Albrekt Larsen, phone +45 9940 8214, e-mail albrekt@dps.aau.dk.  
 
Information about the Department can be found on the following website: http://www.dps.aau.dk/.  
 
If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, you may contact GurliBrogaard, phone +45 9940 7023, e-mail hs-hr@adm.aau.dk.
AGREEMENT
Appointment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science's Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Salary is in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State.
VACANCY NUMBER
2017-224-01683
DEADLINE
Sat Feb 10 00:00:00 CET 2018
http://www.stillinger.aau.dk/vis-stilling/?vacancy=954350
Apply online
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The ITN EuroAgeism (see http://www.euroageism.eu) is seeking to recruit to the following positions:

15 PhD students
 
within the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie funded network. Successful candidates will have a background in psychology, sociology, social policy, political sciences, social work, economy, clinical pharmacy, engineering and others as well as strong methodological and theoretical skills. PhD student will work in research projects within a 3-year fully funded PhD program. They will benefit from leadership by expert research supervisors as well from secondments in academia, policy and health organizations, training and transferable-skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences.
 
The deadline for the submission of applications is January 31, 2018.
 
You will find further information and a link to download the full recruitment material for all positions at http://euroageism.eu/recruitment/.
 
Bet regards,
Andreas Motel-Klingebiel
 
 
--
Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, Dr. phil.
Professor in Ageing and Later Life
Head of Division
 
Linköping University (LiU)
Division Ageing and Social Change (ASC)
Department of Social and Welfare Studies (ISV)
S-601 74 Norrköping
Sweden 
Phone: +46 (0)11 36 33 94
Mobile: +46 (0)73 27 07 776
Email: andreas.motel-klingebiel@liu.se
Skype: amkamk1964
Twitter: @motelklingebiel
Please visit us at www.liu.se
 

          

New sources of data for social science research

15 January 2018
Jisc, Brettenham House, London
This free half-day event provides an opportunity to catch up with new sources of data for social science research. Presentations will cover examples of research use cases and ways to access each of the following sources of data in the UK:
• Administrative data
• Biomarker and genetics data
• Consumer data
For each of these sources of data we will give an overview and consider how they can be used to extend your options for exploring social science research questions.
This event is hosted by the UK Data Service and is organised collaboratively by the Administrative Data Research Network, BLG, CALLS-Hub, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, CDRC,CLOSER, NCRM, UBDC, UK Data Service and Understanding Society.
Level: Introductory
Experience/knowledge required: None
Target audience: Aimed at researchers from academia or elsewhere who want to know more about new sources of data are that are available for social sciences research in the UK
Programme and booking
___________________________________________
Gill Meadows
Programme Administrator, User Support and Training
___________________________________________
E gillian.meadows@manchester.ac.uk
W ukdataservice.ac.uk
___________________________________________
UK Data Service
Cathie March Institute for Social Research
University of Manchester
W http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/

          

2018 ONE-DAY CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR SPEAKERS (TALK AND COURSE GIVERS)

The 32nd annual conference of ASSESS, the SPSS Users' Group, is provisionally set to take place on
Friday 19th October 2018 in the Alcuin Research Resource Centre (ARRC), University of York.
As part of this we are aiming to have two workshops involving SPSS on the same day split into two parallel sessions (am and pm)
in the PC lab at the same venue. The courses will run either side of a plenary users' meeting talks session
which will be held in the ARRC auditorium on the same day and is intended to consist of papers, software demonstrations (demos) and/or case studies involving the use of SPSS.
 
The committee welcomes contributions on SPSS-related topics from all academic and professional fields.
We are particularly interested in presentations (e.g. papers, software demos, case studies), workshops and posters.
 
These may cover areas including medicine, marketing, business, government and the environment, illustrating
methods such as multilevel modelling, handling missing data e.g. using multiple imputation,
regression, nonparametrics and analysis of variance applied in SPSS.
 
Other areas of interest include practical SPSS syntax tips, teaching using SPSS, Using R or Python programs inside SPSS,
practical examples of using the output management system (OMS) in SPSS, SPSS syntax, macros, performing bootstrapping and simulations in SPSS, handling messy data, spreadsheet management, tips on using SPSS and experience using SPSS products and procedures. The use of new facilities or modules in SPSS and new or unusual applications of existing procedures, perhaps in areas not normally associated with SPSS, are particularly of interest.
 
We would be interested in anyone who might like to give a presentation or lead a workshop covering these or associated topics. We are also particularly keen to hear from STUDENTS who are SPSS users who might be interested in giving a 25 minute presentation. 
Presentations from previous meetings are on our website at http://www.spssusers.co.uk/.
 
25 minutes is allowed for the presentations (with an additional five minutes allocated for questions)
at the talk sessions and 3.5 to 4 hours for the one-day courses.
Speakers do not pay the conference fee, get free accommodation and free dinner the night before the meeting and
may also claim expenses.
 
If you would like to give a workshop or presentation (or even if you think you might but are not yet sure or would like to know more),
please contact the meeting organiser, Peter Watson (see below). 
A printable form is provided below for your convenience.
 
The Alcuin Research Resource Centre (ARRC) is at the University campus located in Heslington,
2 miles to the south-east of the city centre. It takes 10-15 minutes in a taxi from the
railway station. Buses also go to the University
(See http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/estates/transport/public_transport/bus/index.html).
University Parking and location details are at http://www.york.ac.uk/np/maps/.
Accommodation is bookable via tourist information on (01904) 550099 or (01904) 554455.
 
The meeting is open to all current users of SPSS and anyone interested in SPSS.
 
Come along to
 
* hear SPSS users talk about applications, problems and solutions
* see users demonstrate using SPSS
* learn about SPSS syntax
* learn about applying and understanding statistical methods that are used in SPSS
* hear the latest news from SPSS UK staff about product developments
* exchange ideas with other SPSS users
* suggest ideas for a better user group.
 
Registration forms for the meeting will be available later.
 
PUT ASSESS 2018 (FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2018) IN YOUR DIARY NOW! A FORM IS GIVEN BELOW:
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ASSESS: SPSS USER GROUP : CALL FOR SPEAKERS
 
Please complete this form to respond
 
            32ND ANNUAL ONE-DAY CONFERENCE, FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2018
                   ARRC, UNIVERSITY OF YORK, YORK, UK
 
The committee welcomes contributions on SPSS-related topics  from all academic and professional fields, particularly software
demonstrations and case studies.
 
These may cover areas including medicine, marketing, business, government and the environment, illustrating
methods such as multilevel modelling, handling missing data e.g. using multiple imputation,
regression, nonparametrics and analysis of variance applied in SPSS.
 
Other areas of interest include practical SPSS syntax tips, teaching using SPSS, Using R or Python programs inside SPSS, practical examples of using the output management system (OMS) in SPSS, SPSS syntax, macros, performing bootstrapping and simulations in SPSS, handling messy data, spreadsheet management, tips on using SPSS and experience using SPSS products and procedures. The use of new  facilities or modules in SPSS and new or unusual applications of existing procedures, perhaps in areas not normally associated with SPSS, are particularly of interest.
 
25 minutes is allowed (with an additional five minutes allocated for questions) for presentations and 3.5 to 4 hours for the one-day
courses. Speakers do not pay the conference fee, get free accommodation and free dinner the night before the meeting and may claim
expenses.
 
If you'd like to do a presentation involving a software demo and/or case study involving using SPSS or run a workshop using SPSS on Friday 19th October 2018 or at a future meeting or are interested in contributing in another way, please contact Peter Watson. We are particularly keen to hear from STUDENTS.
 
[ ] I am willing to run a SPSS workshop on Friday 19th October 2018/at a future meeting
[ ] I am willing to give a SPSS presentation (e.g. software demonstration and/or case study) on Friday 19th October 2018/at a future
meeting
 
[ ] I may be able to do one of the above. Please contact me later.
 
 
Name:
 
Contact details (Include E-mail if possible):
 
Subject of workshop/presentation:
 
 
                      ---------------------------
 
Return to:       Peter Watson, ASSESS, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 7EF.
 
Phone enquiries: (0)1223 355294 x801 (answerphone); (0)1223 273712 (Direct)
Fax:                    (0)1223 359062
E-mail :         peter.watson@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
                 (put 'ASSESS' in the Subject field)
 
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Peter Watson
MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit
University of Cambridge
15 Chaucer Road
Cambridge
CB2 7EF
 
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 355294 x801 or +44 (0) 1223 273712 (direct)
Fax +44 (0) 1223) 359062

          

Dear Colleagues, 

Happy new year! 
Each new year brings new opportunities and we welcome the coming year with renewed enthusiasm. 

We will start resending our weekly newsletter "Environment: What's Up this Week in #GENeva" next week. 
This week we share with you a non-exhaustive list of vacancies still open, also available at https://www.genevaenvironmentnetwork.org/?q=en/node/2062 

Wishing you a fruitful week! 
The GEN coordinator 

 



Geneva Environment Network 
UN Environment 
International Environment House 
11-13 Chemin des Anémones - Geneva, Switzerland 
gen.secretary@unep.org 
Twitter: @GENetwork 
genevaenvironmentnetwork.org 

          

*Please be reminded of the upcoming call for papers:*

The Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, the University of
Warsaw, invites *paper and audiovisual presentation proposals *for the
conference *"Materializations of the Political"* to be held i*n Warsaw on
23-24 March 2018*.

*Keynote speaker**: Dr Hannah Knox, University College London*



Politics and the political have long been a crucial area of anthropological
inquiry. In its broadest sense, the term ‘political’ refers to a
contentious dimension present in, or indeed constitutive of, all social
relations (Foucault 1982; Mouffe 2005). More narrowly, ‘politics’ is used
to describe the specific strategies social actors use to achieve their
goals in competition with others, or modes of intervening, ‘arts of
government’ (e.g., Gledhill 2000; Vincent 1994, 2005). Anthropology’s key
contribution to the multi-disciplinary study of the political rests with
our discipline’s hallmark method: ethnography. The power of ethnography to
pin down that elusive object, ‘the political’, to feel for its boundaries
and substance in ways more tactile, more concrete, and at once more open to
serendipity and surprise than allowed for by other kinds of sociological
inquiry, is widely recognized today across the neighbouring disciplines
(e.g., Schatz 2009). In this conference, we invite ethnographers –
anthropologists and not only – to join a conversation on how the political
variously materializes in social life.


We understand the political broadly: as that relational realm where ‘social
aggregates, patterns of relations, values and horizons of the possible are
defined, defied and defended; where experiments in structuring social life
can be carried out, fail and be taken up again’ (Laszczkowski 2016: 3).
Materializations, in turn, refer in our usage to diverse ways the political
is rendered concrete in everyday life. These include, but are not limited,
to the political agency of bodies and materials. We ask: how is the
political variously enacted through the body and the senses (e.g., Linke
2006)? How does it take shape in people’s relations with the environment
and non-human, living and non-living material entities (e.g., Bennett and
Joyce 2010)? How does the political become tactile and visceral through the
elusive materiality of affect (e.g., Thrift 2007; Laszczkowski and Reeves,
fc)? Likewise, our understanding of ethnography as method is also open to
creative interpretation. We invite papers that explore the above and
related questions through conventional ethnographic ‘thick description’, as
well as through other, more innovative or experimental literary styles and
media, for instance audio-visual ethnographic projects.


The conference will begin with a special thematic session in memory of
Georges Balandier, with invited guest lectures. This session will be held
in Polish (otherwise, the conference’s working language is English).


Please send your abstract of maximum 250-words, plus your name, e-mail
address and institutional affiliation to political.materializations@
gmail.com by *21 January 2018*. Selected authors will be notified of the
acceptance of their proposals by mid-February. Those wishing to submit a
visual or audiovisual presentation, please bear in mind presentation length
should be kept to roughly fifteen minutes.

Regards,

--
Dr Mateusz Laszczkowski
InstytutEtnologiiiAntropologiiKulturowej
UniwersytetWarszawski
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Mateusz Laszczkowski, PhD
Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
University of Warsaw

          

Dear All,

We are keen to hear from anyone interested in: 'Care as incarceration: The Changing Landscapes of Institutional Treatment of Disabled People'.

Please consider submitting an abstract, or getting in touch with either myself or Janice to discuss your proposed contribution for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff, 29 -31 August 2018

This session is being sponsored by the RGS-IBG Carceral Geography Working Group (GGWG).

Co-organisers: Jayne Jeffries and Janice McLaughlin, Newcastle University.

**Deadline for abstracts: Friday 2nd February 2018**

The incarceration of disabled people in institutions of 'care' and treatment has a long troubled history, which geography is only now beginning to fully engage with. While such incarceration is assumed to be of the past - for example the spaces of the asylum (Philo, 1997, Parr, 2008), the sanatoria (Shaw and Reeves, 2009) and disabled children's orthopaedic hospitals, contemporary investigation instead is pointing to ongoing landscapes of incarceration - for example the micro-politics of everyday social exclusion and segregation within spaces of mainstream education (Holt et al., 2012, Shah and Greer, 2017). This session will explore how in the past and present institutions of care for disabled people have created continued and changing dynamics of incarceration. In doing so the session will expand the field of carceral geography, as well as addressing the diverse epistemologies that are used to engage with disabled people's lives.

Contributions may focus on:
*       The hidden and contested histories of institutionalised and incarcerated spaces of care;
*       The role of cultural heritage in illuminating the social, medical and historical pasts of disability, health and illness in the UK and beyond;
*       The changing role of social policy and human rights;
*       The importance of the disability movement to practices of resistance and activism;
*       The temporalities associated with spaces of institutionalised and incarcerated care, including the changing meaning of home and the social exclusion associated with long-term residential status;
*       The practices of medical professionals and staff, including medical treatment, surgery and consent;
*       The embodied and affective dimensions to incarceration;
*       Methodological engagements with historical and contemporary accounts of disability, health and illness using the arts and humanities (literary texts, archival work, performance to name a few).

Session Format: We are happy to receive interactive proposals and welcome a mixture of paper formats and opportunity for open discussion.

**Please send abstracts (up to 250 words) or queries regarding your proposed contribution to jayne.jeffries@ncl.ac.uk and Janice.mclaughlin@ncl.ac.uk by Friday 2nd Feb 2018**

Best wishes,

Jayne and Janice


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Professor Janice McLaughlin
Professor of Sociology

Head of Sociology, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Sociology Twitter: @nclsociology
Personal Twitter: @jmcl1968

5th Floor Claremont Bridge Building
University of Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Tel: 0191 208 7511
Email: janice.mclaughlin@ncl.ac.uk

          

Second call for papers - RGS-IBG 2018: "Geographies of Institutionalised Childhood"

          Session Organisers: Tom Disney (University of Birmingham, Northumbria University) and Anna Schliehe (University of Cambridge)

The everyday micro-scale worlds, materialities, subjectivities and mobilities of childhood and youth have long been of interest to geographers (Horton and Kraftl 2006), yet, extant research in this area has often focussed on somewhat ‘mainstream’ childhoods from minority world contexts. What of those children deemed ‘problematic’ or in need of care and correction? Many children and young people are subject to institutional interventions that seek to ‘‘design’ and ‘produce’ particular and improved versions’ (Philo and Parr 2000: 513) of their everyday, which is markedly different from the ‘mainstream’. For example, in England last year over 50,000 children were subject to child protection plans, over 70,000 were in residential care (DfE 2016) and over 1000 were experiencing Young Offenders Institutes (MoJ 2017). Such significant interventions see children and young people’s worlds shaped and remade by statutory services. These attempts and techniques can be traced to the ‘traditional’ institutions that seek to alter problematic behaviour, such as prisons, asylums and orphanages, but also ‘institutions’ now operating in a more ‘dispersed spatial form’ that have yet to be addressed. Examples of which might be young people receiving care from children’s services or mental health care at home and in the community. In short, there is a geography of institutionalised childhoods that requires our attention.

In this session we want to focus on children and young people as an under-researched subgroup within carceral geography while also building on research from other disciplines.  This CfP seeks to shed light on the everyday worlds of children experiencing significant interventions, both in ‘traditional’ institutions and those that might be understood to be operating in a ‘dispersed spatial form’.

We invite papers from all disciplinary backgrounds that seek to engage with, but are not limited to, the following topics and areas:

-       Young people’s experiences of confinement
-       More dispersed forms of institutional interventions
-       Experiences of residential care
-       Young people’s carceralmobilities
-       Health environments like hospitals and mental health care
-       The family/home as an institutional environment
-       Children’s services
-       School as an institutional setting

Please send abstracts of max 200 words, giving names, institutional affiliation and contact details for authors/presenters, to Anna (aks79@cam.ac.uk) or Tom (T.N.Disney@bham.ac.uk) by no later than Friday the 9th of February 2018.

This session is sponsored by the Carceral Geography Working Group.

EleventhESPAnet-Italy annual conference

Beyond Continuity:
Challenges to Social ProtectionSystems in a Globalized World
University of Florence, 13-15 September 2018
 
According to all projections, in the coming decades Europe’s role in the global economy will diminish considerably. Against the backdrop of demographic ageing, and a decreasing working age population, such decline will further reduce public institutions’ capacities to address citizens’ social needs adequately. As is well-known, welfare state expansion came to halt long ago and was replaced by a range of austerity policies that – far from promoting economic growth and prosperity - have had a dramatic impact, especially in countries most affected by the crisis.While prospects appear extremely gloomy in suchcountries, new avenues need to be pursued by all, even the better-off countries.
Hitherto, the social policy literaturehas focussed largely on endogenous variables and/or short-term factors (i.e. the great recession and austerity); but growing external pressures and emerging long-term issues are exposing social protection systems to a variety of new challenges that can hardly be ignored. Population aging, increasing migration flows, the technological revolution, changing value chain structures at the global level – just to mention a few examples – are deeply and rapidly changing Western (and non-Western) societies with crucial repercussions on social needs. In some countries the politico-institutional context is more responsive, but new demands generally face great difficulties in getting onto the political agenda, because of the predominant inclination toward cutting public budgets while at the same time addressingespecially old social risks, due to corporatist pressures and bureaucratic inertia.
The eleventh ESPAnet-Italy annual conference intends to shed light on the complex mix of policy measuresaimed at mitigating - across European countries and in the Italian context in particular -the typical industrial risks,plus those addressing the new social risks that are emerging in multi-ethnic, post-industrial societies.
The conference will be hosted by the University of Florence, at the “Polo delleScienzeSociali” from 13 to 15 September, 2018.The local organizing committee suggests the following themes for session proposals:
–      Financial sustainability and adequacy of social protection systems
–      Advocating rights for “invisibles”
–      Role, competences, and training of social workers in the face of current emergencies
–      Globalization and changing labour markets and labour rights
–      Social citizenship, multiethnic society, and the struggle against inequality
–      Technological innovation: challenges and opportunities for healthcare systems
–      New trends and orientations in social inclusion policies
–      Changes in poverty and inequality ten years afterthe Great Recession
–      Family policies and life-course choices in a context of rising uncertainty
–      Social policies in a long-term perspective
–      The public-private welfare mix: actors, strategies, and prospects
–      Solidarity, democracy, and competition
–      The impact of technological change on social protection systems
–      Aging populations and pension systems
–      The European Union and national social protection systems
Session proposals can also address other topics or combine two or more of the above topics.
Session proposals should promote inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches, and should be sent to the following email address: espanet2018@gmail.com by 20 January 2018. Acceptance will be notified by 10 February 2018
Website: http://www.espanet-italia.net/conferenza-2018/

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Invitation to take part on the "International Study on Sustainable Procurement at Universities"

A team of members of the  Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iusdrp.html and World Sustainable
Development Research and Transfer Centre
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/wsd-rtc.html
is undertaking the "International Study on Sustainable Procurement at Universities".

The research intends to provide a better understanding of the extent to which universities from across the world are
engaged on sustainable procurement. A survey is now being undertaken and the instrument
can be seen here: https://www.onlinepesquisa.com/s/2f31c68

As usual, the results will be published as scientific article in a high-impact journal, and those contributing
to the work are able to obtain a copy of the paper when it is completed, if they wish.

Those colleagues interested to receive the paper which reports on the result of the study
should send a note to Lucas Veigas at: admlucasveiga@gmail.com
so that a copy of the paper may be sent to you.

Regards,

Walter Leal (on behalf of the Research Team)

WEA 2018 Conferences: Call for Papers (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 26-30, 2018) and 12th ACFEA Conference, 7/11-14,2018, Fuzhou, China

Dear Colleagues:
 
This is a gentle reminder for those interested to participate in the 93rd Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association (WEA), to be held at the Sheraton Wall Center, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 26-30, 2018.
 
Attached is the call for papers for the Contemporary Economic Policy (CEP) invited sessions.  Please feel free to pass it along to colleagues/friends that may be interested.  The WEA volunteer paper deadline is 12/15, BUT I have complete control of the CEP sessions I organize, so my deadline is a lot later (1/17/18); please refer to the attached call-for-paper.
 
Vancouver is one of the largest cities in Canada, and consistently ranked among the top-five livable cities in the world. The climate is very temperate, during the time of the conference; the average low is 13, and high of 21C. I have been to Vancouver many times and have never run out of sights to see and things to do.  If you have never been there, it is worth a trip!
 
For those of you that have already submitted paper abstracts, you should have received an acknowledgement from; IF NOT, please remind me and make sure you did not fall through the crack (sorry if that happened).
 
Also, at the request of a close friend, I would like to invite you to consider attending the 12th Biennial Conference of Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association(ACFEA), 7/11-14, 208, Fuzhou, China.  I have attached both the Chinese and English version of the call for papers. If you are unable to participate in the WEA Vancouver conference, this might be a venue of interest. This may especially be attractive to our friends in China where traveling to North America might be too expensive, or have difficulty in acquiring institutional approval and obtaining visa.
                                                                                                           
 
Season greetings and a Happy New Year!
 
 
 
Jack W. Hou
 
Contemporary Economic Policy (CEP)
Sessions Coordinator


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Over prepare, and then go with the flow.
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Jack W. Hou   Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Dept. of Economics
California State U.
Long Beach, CA 90840-4607
TEL: (562)985-4710
FAX: (562)985-5804
E-mail: Jack.Hou@csulb.edu

Past President
Western Social Science Association

Regent and Past President
Chinese Economists Society
Chair, Academic Publication Council

Specialized Co-Editor
Contemporary Economic Policy
Published by the Western Economic Association


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Tufts University’s Institute of the Environment is accepting applications for the September 2018 intake of students for the Masters in Sustainable Water Management (SWM).
 
Overview
SWM is a 12 month program providing real-world, practical experience mentored by top-tier faculty at Tufts University, located in the Boston area, Massachusetts, USA. There is no application fee, student aid is available, and up to $3000 is guaranteed for summer stipends.
 
How to Apply
Application deadlines are February 1 and April 1, 2018.
If you are curious to learn more about the program, please sign-up for our webinar and get to know our faculty.
Feel free to visit us at swm.tufts.edu and contact us if you have any questions.

Dear Colleagues,

This is a final call for abstracts for papers for the following panel organised as part of the Royal Anthropological Institute and SOAS, UK annual conference on "Art, Materiality and Representation".
BRITISH MUSEUM/SOAS 1st-3rd JUNE 2018

P024 “Material subjectivities and artistic expression in visual anthropology”.
https://nomadit.co.uk/rai/events/rai2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6074

Deadline for proposals: 08 January 2018

Short abstract
Radical artistic expression in visual anthropology holds the potential to develop visual ethnographic representations beyond the paradigm of voyeur/exotic 'other'. Can artistic expression, digital technologies, participatory visual methods intertwine and further decolonise visual anthropology.

Long abstract

This panel considers how respecting the diverse material subjectivities of those we research with in visual ethnographic representations can coincide with radical artistic expression from an anthropological perspective. The visual anthropologist as 'voyeur' and 'medium', ready to exoticise an 'other', has gradually been replaced by the understanding that the images we create are representations of other worlds, seen through the "ethnographer's eye". A re-thinking of visual anthropology's methods emerged in response to critique of the ethnographer's control over the image and its narrative. This coincided with the emergence of visual media technologies that were portable, inexpensive and accessible, such as mobile phone cameras. The accompanying participatory visual methods have also been key in moves to de-colonise anthropology through ethnographic practice. Both are critical to the exploration of artistic forms of expression. They create new subjectivities, as the distinction between filmmaker/photographer/anthropologist and the 'subject' blur. New technologies and methods that take the camera out of the hands of the anthropologist also promise to dismantle the point-and-shoot paradigm as the ethnographer too is drawn into the image and captured 'in action'. This panel explores these changes in visual anthropology and examines the material practices through which a de-colonialised, participatory visual anthropology emerges. It raises the potential opportunities for anthropologists and those we research with, to develop new narrative forms and artistic expressions. The question is, can visual anthropology transition further into art while maintaining a consideration for culturally distinct, emic alternatives to established modes of ethnographic visual storytelling?

The Art, Materiality and Representation conference will be held 1 to 3 June 2018 at the British Museum, Clore Centre and SOAS, Senate House.

All proposals must be made via the online form that can be found on each panel page.

Proposals should consist of a paper title, a (very) short abstract of <300 characters and an abstract of 250 words.  On submission the proposal, the proposing author (but not any co-authors listed) will receive automated email confirming receipt. If you do not receive this email, please first check the login environment (click login on the left on the conference website) to see if your proposal is there.  If it is, it simply means confirmation got spammed or lost; and if it is not, it means you need re-submit, as process went wrong somewhere.

Other useful information for after you've proposed your paper
While the call is open, paper authors can use the login link in the menu on the left to edit their proposals. Co-authors cannot be added/removed nor can papers be withdrawn through this environment - please email admin at therai.org.uk to do this.

Notifications of acceptance are estimated to be complete by late February 2018.

Best regards,

Rebekah Cupitt

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Ph.D.
Department of Media Technology and Interaction Design
School of Computer Science and Communication
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
100 44 Stockholm

Regional and Urban Mobility: Contribution to Social Inclusion

Social Inclusion, Volume 5, No 4 (Open Access)
Edited by Janet Stanley (University of Melbourne) and John Stanley (University of Sydney)
Social Inclusion's newest issue is out and all research articles are free to download. Please do share them with any interested colleagues.
Complete Issue available here.
Table of Contents
The Importance of Transport for Social Inclusion
Janet Stanley and John Stanley
Indicators of Socio-Spatial Transport Disadvantage for Inter-Island Transport Planning in Rural Philippine Communities
David Cao, John Stanley and Janet Stanley
Visualizing the Impacts of Movement Infrastructures on Social Inclusion: Graph-Based Methods for Observing Community Formations in Contrasting Geographic Contexts
Jamie O'Brien, Laura GarcíaVélez and Martin ZaltzAustwick
‘Forced Car Ownership’ in the UK and Germany: Socio-Spatial Patterns and Potential Economic Stress Impacts
GiulioMattioli
Understanding Capabilities, Functionings and Travel in High and Low Income Neighbourhoods in Manila
Robin Hickman, Mengqiu Cao, Beatriz Mella Lira, Alexis Fillone and Jose BienvenidoBiona
Mobility-Related Economic Exclusion: Accessibility and Commuting Patterns in Industrial Zones in Turkey
NihanAkyelken
The Kindness of Strangers: Exploring Interdependencies and Shared Mobilities of Elderly People in Rural Japan
Fuyo (Jenny) Yamamoto and Junyi Zhang
Transport Infrastructure and Social Inclusion: A Case Study of Tourism in the Region of Gilgit-Baltistan
Asif Hussain, David Fisher and Stephen Espiner
Analysing the Role of Social Visits on Migrants’ Social Capital: A Personal Network Approach
Gil Viry, Olga Ganjour, Jacques-Antoine Gauthier, Emmanuel Ravalet and Eric D. Widmer
Navigating Urban Life in Lisbon: A Study of Migrants’ Mobilities and Use of Space
Franz Buhr and Jennifer McGarrigle
Transport-Based Social Exclusion in Rural Japan: A Case Study on Schooling Trips of High School Students
David Perez-Barbosa and Junyi Zhang
Best regards,
António
António Vieira
Social Inclusion
Cogitatio Press
1070-129 Lisbon
Portugal
www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion


Policy Communication Fellows program

Dear Colleague,
 
I am writing to share the announcement for PRB’s annual Policy Communication Fellows program.  As you will see from the information below, this program is a valuable opportunity for doctoral students from developing countries who plan to work in population and related fields. I hope that you will share this announcement with your networks to help us recruit candidates.
 
The Policy Communication Fellows program provides participants with an understanding of how research can inform social policy, and a detailed knowledge of different approaches to communicating research findings to non-specialists. The program will begin with a weeklong summer institute, held in a sub-Saharan African country, during which participants learn about how research influences the policy process and how to communicate research effectively. During the 2018-2019 academic year, participants will prepare several policy-oriented written products and receive mentorship from policy communication experts.
 
We are accepting applications from citizens of developing countries who are researching family planning and related topics for their dissertation. The program gives priority to applicants who are between the third and fifth year of their doctoral program. Candidates accepted into the Policy Fellows program will be provided with travel, lodging, and per diem for the summer institute. The program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and for this reason we can only accept candidates that come from developing countries where USAID provides population and family planning funding. The deadline for applications is February 12, 2018.
 
More information about the program and application process can be found on our recruitment page. Additional questions about the program can be directed to my attention at:policyfellows2018@prb.org.
 
Thank you for your help.
 
Sincerely,
Laura Cooper Hall
 
 
 
LAURA COOPER HALL, MPP
Policy Analyst, People, Health, Planet

PRB | Inform. Empower. Advance.

POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU
1875 Connecticut Ave., NW | Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009-5728 USA
202-939-5423 PHONE | 202-328-3937 FAX
www.prb.org


Call for experts: The EU Cities for fair and ethical trade award evaluation committee (Deadline: 15 January 2018)

Our partner ITC welcome experts in the areas of fair and ethical trade, sustainability, and public policy to apply to be a member of the Evaluation Committee for the first EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award! 
For the application details of the call please visit here.

Opportunities: Public invitation to express interest for two research positions at CMCC (Deadline: 31 December 2017)

The Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) is taking into consideration the possibility to hire talented, motivated and proactive researchers to cover two open positions on data assimilation and ocean modeling. The location is the CMCC – Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation Division in Bologna, Italy. For more details of the call please visit here.

Internship opportunities at ADB (Deadlline: 31 January 2018)

The Internship Program from our partner ADB is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain experience through research assignments based on ADB’s current operational needs. ADB advertises internship assignments twice a year and welcomes motivated, open-minded, and self-directed individuals to apply.
For more information please visit here. 

The Internship Program from our partner ADB is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain experience through research assignments based on ADB’s current operational needs. ADB advertises internship assignments twice a year and welcomes motivated, open-minded, and self-directed individuals to apply.
For more information please visit here. 

Funding Opportunities

  The Research Council of Norway
P.O Box 564, NO-1327 Lysaker 
Visiting address: Drammensveien 288, 0283 Oslo
  
Telephone: 22 03 70 00 
E-mail: post@forskningsradet.no


  
  

conference: Ethics in/of business and professional communication

11.07.2018-13.07.2018
Alcalá, Spain

This conference addresses the issue of ethics - its expression as well as its legitimization - from a multidisciplinary approach, inviting proposals from the fields of discourse analysis, (applied) linguistics, communication studies, organizational scholarship, management studies, business communication training and coaching, and further, practice-related areas, like marketing, branding, customer service industry, financial studies and similar.

We invite scholars and practitioners to address questions regarding

the production, and interpretation of texts and interactions from an ethical perspective,
the use (or abuse) of communicative strategies and tactics in persuasion, manipulation or the endeavor of ethical communication, as well as broader questions related to discourses of legitimization in corporate, political or media contexts.
Some suggested topics include

Persuasion/manipulation in business discourse
The expression of professional ethics in corporate discourse
Discursive practices of corporate identity
Leadership and management communication, employee-branding, employee buy-in, motivation.
Greenwashing and pinkwashing Crisis communication
Discursive legitimization of corporate activity in politics and the media
Customer-service interactions, complaints, apologies
Ethics in healthcare settings
The ethics in/of business communication training
We invite proposals for individual presentations (20 minutes) and panels. The main theme of the conference is English but we also invite papers in Spanish.

Contact person: Mercedes Diez Prados
email: 2018abcspain@fgua.es
Address: https://congresosalcala.fgua.es/2018abcspain/contacto/1619/contact/

Symposium 2018, University of Sheffield*

Call for Papers**

*Theme: ‘Signal Strength: women & media practice in conflict and crisis situations’*

Thursday *8th March 2018* (International Women’s Day)

Deadline for abstracts: *Monday **15^th  January 2018.*

*Speakers confirmed so far include: *Caroline Vuillemin, CEO, Fondation Hirondelle, Lausanne; Dr Helen Turton, University of Sheffield; Tala Halawa, BBC - West Bank, occupied Palestinian territories.**

This symposium (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/journalism/events/signal-strength/cfp ) aims to examine the extent to which radio – and other forms of media – provides a platform for women who are, or have been, in conflict and crisis. Drawing on practice and academic research, discussions will explore multiple angles such as:- gendering media strategies to improve the recognition and representation of women in peril; issues surrounding the safety and protection of women journalists and aid workers; and the limits and limitation of media freedoms.

We invite contributions from academics and practitioners with experience in radio and international conflict with the aim of exchanging knowledge and best practice. We welcome papers related to these themes or to the broader topic:

•Use of radio and media in conflict environments

•Use of radio to support women

•Local and/or community radio in conflict/crisis

•Women as (radio/media) audience in conflict/crisis

•Empowering of women – and local communities – through radio (and media)

•Radio in society in conflict-affected areas

•Safety and protection of women journalists

•Representation of women in conflict/crisis by the radio

•Women and broadcasting technologies

•Media freedoms – the limits and limitations of media strategies and policies, domestic and foreign

•Stereotyping on air and in the media

•Resourcing women's radio journalism in conflict/crisis environments

•Women in radio and on air - pedagogy and practice

*The context: *According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (2017), women comprise approximately 50 per cent of refugees worldwide, mostly as a result of conflict, and are often put at greater hardship than men in these situations based upon their gender. With men either killed or at war, women become the heads of households, conservers of the community and rebuilders of the economy. The significant impact of conflict and crisis on women, who have also often become targets of sexual violence, is recognised in the UN Security Council’s resolution 1325.   As media coverage of women in conflict and crisis is increasing, the role of radio within this merits further exploration. Of all forms of media, radio occupies a particular place in conflict-affected areas, providing a low-tech and low-cost public space, being cheap and portable, not relying on a mains source of electricity and being able to target illiterate or orally-based cultures.

In certain circumstances, digital technologies also provide for the production and circulation of audio and visual media material. Such access to online communication channels facilitates conversation and dialogue from the comfortingly mundane to life-saving. For women in unstable societies, the intimate nature of radio also ensures a safe haven, away from male or mixed environments, in which to seek comfort, advice and helplines. It also provides the opportunity for women, as practitioners, to represent their female audiences and reach out to them.

When conflict and crisis necessitate migration, and when women and families are forced to move and live in foreign countries, media – and radio in particular – can play a significant role in the settling-in process. Not only can digital technologies enable the tuning-in online to estranged stations and the familiar voices of home, but local services can proffer the welcoming hand of friendship and provide opportunities for empowerment through cultural and linguistic guidance, as well as moral support.

Drawing on practice as well as academic research, this symposium aims to provide a platform not just for the theory but for voicing lived experiences too.**

*Submission guidelines: *

Please send 150-200-word abstracts, with short bio, to e.heywood@sheffield.ac.uk  *by 15th January 2018*. Speakers will be notified of acceptance by 30th January 2018.

Registration fee – £35 (£25 for early bird booking). The symposium is open to anyone interested in this topic, regardless of whether they are presenting a paper.

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/journalism/events/signal-strength/cfp 

CALL FOR PAPERS : ECPR General Conference – 22-25 August 2018, Hamburg

Section title: Political Sciences and the Big Data Challenge From Big Data in Politics to the Politics of Big Data
 
Section organizers
Chair: Elena Pavan, Scuola Normale Superiore
Co-chair: Alice Mattoni, Scuola Normale Superiore
 
Section outline and themes
In continuity with the successful set of Panels organized during the 2017 ECPR General Conference in Oslo, the Section aims to offer a space within the ECPR context to critically discuss the nexus between Big Data and political science. It will do so by promoting a theoretically informed and empirically sound discussion along three lines of reflection. First, the Section will deal with the potentialities and the limitations of using large-scale datasets and supervised and unsupervised analytic techniques for leveraging our understanding of political dynamics from party dynamics, to political communications, to social movements and digital activism. Second, by considering Big Data as a complex set of cultural, political and scientific knowledge practices, the Section will offer an occasion to engage with the modes in which Big Data become a “political object” that is critically addressed by contentious grassroots efforts but also dealt within more conventional governance processes. Finally, the Section confronts the outcomes of Big Data usages in the political realm oscillating between enhanced accountability on the side of institutions and the reduction of citizens and their will to objectified data-assemblages that are mechanically treated rather than constructively accounted for. The Section comprises a set of Panels that aim to foster the convergence of scholars and researchers currently working on the value of Big Data for studying politics but also on the forms and the impacts of the politics of Big Data employing different theoretical, empirical and methodological approaches on Big Data.
 
1. Big data for the study of political participation
Chair: Alexandra Segerberg
This Panel looks at how Big Data and related methodological and analytical practices can leverage our understanding of political mobilization and participation – from social movements to voting behaviours. While more traditional forms of collective action still exist, activists lean increasingly on web-based platforms and internet services that produce Big Data flows worldwide. Moreover, Big Data are increasingly considered a fundamental component of electoral campaigns, governmental and legislative dynamics as well as of the interactions between political leaders with their constituencies. To shed light on this complex context, the Panel hosts Papers that investigate to what extent Big Data are changing the way in which conventional and unconventional forms of political participation can be investigated from a broad array of methodological lenses, in different national contexts, transnationally or fluidly across the online/offline boundary.

2. From data-activism to data justice. The contentious politics of Big Data
Chair: Stefania Milan
Big Data are not a neutral field of practice and knowledge. When engaging with Big Data, political actors develop specific arrays of data-related practices that construct, manipulate, and even subvert their political relevance. In so doing, the same political actors evoke specific, and sometimes contrasting, understanding of what datafication processes means in and for politics, both today and in the near future. Thus, Big Data become an object of political contestation that fosters the emergence of new collective actors and, at the same time, intersects longer-term mobilizations in other fields - e.g. labour, women and environmental issues. To grasp the multiple lines of contention that characterize Big Data in grassroots politics, the Panel hosts Papers that investigate the relationship between Big Data cultures and practices in different arenas of contention from an empirical perspective in different national and transnational contexts relying on qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods approaches.

3. Big data Governance and Policies
Chair: Lina Dencik
Data increasingly regulate our lives. We are assessed, ranked, profiled and categorized according to data that is collected about us. These assessments enable - or limit - our access to services and our ability to cross borders; they define us as potential 'risk'; and they affect core aspects of citizenship. New publics are created and receive differential treatment based on data analysis. While data regulate society, the regulation of data is becoming a pressing concern. Policies are required for data collection, sharing and analysis, and struggles over policy development have picked up, not least, since the Snowden revelations. Against this backdrop, this Panel invites Paper addressing the role of big data as both tools for and objects of governance processes at different levels - from the national to the supranational ones.

4. The outcomes of big data in politics: from the accountability of institutions to the invisibility of the citizens
Chair: Alice Mattoni
In the past few years, a wide array of online services and platforms that rest on Big Data became available that promised to render citizens’ voices more visible within governmental institutions through the enhancement of different mechanisms: from citizens’ monitoring capabilities aimed at increasing accountability to participatory policy making including citizens’ viewpoints. In this respect, while Big Data might offer empowering opportunities, it is also likely that governmental institutions would ignore, silence or even reduce to objectified data-assemblages grassroots creative usages of Big Data. To cast light on the outcomes of Big Data usages at the crossroads between governmental institutions and grassroots citizens initiatives, the Panel hosts Papers that empirically address how Big Data might (or not) increase the accountability and transparency of political institutions at the local, national and transnational levels.
 
How to submit a paper
Please submit paper proposals to elena.pavan@sns.it and alice.mattoni@sns.it by January 30th, 2018 including the following info:
- papers titles, abstracts (no more than 500 words), and 3-8 keywords
- institutional affiliation
- institutional email address
We will then arrange the selected papers in panels and submit them to the ECPR via their electronic platform. Please note that paper authors must be registered in the ECPR electronic platform with the email address they will include in the paper proposals.
 
 

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Elena Pavan, Ph.D.
 
Assistant Professor
Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali
Scuola Normale Superiore
Palazzo Strozzi - Piazza degli Strozzi, 1
50123 Firenze
email: elena.pavan@sns.it
 
Adjunct Professor
Dipartimento Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale
Università di Trento
via Verdi 26
38122 Trento
email: elena.pavan@unitn.it
telephone: +39 (0)461 28 1378


Position: Research Associate - Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance: International Forum to Strengthen Regional Ocean Governance - (PROG) Forum




 
Organisation:                                      The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)
 
Duty Station:                                      Berlin, Germany
 
Deadline for Application:               24th of January 2018
 
Contact:                                                Thando Tilmann
 
Email:                                                   Thando.Tilmann@iass-potsdam.de
 
Job Vacancy Link:                            http://www.iass-potsdam.de/sites/default/files/2017-12/Vacancy%20Annoucement_PROG-Forum_final.pdf
 
 
 
Thando Tilmann
Oceans Governance
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) e.V.
Berliner Strasse 130
14467 Potsdam
Germany
 
Tel:      +49 (0) 331-28822-317
Fax:      +49 (0) 331-28822-310
Mail:    thando.tilmann@iass-potsdam.de
Web:    http://www.iass-potsdam.de/en 

 

Call for Applications: Interdisciplinary Pressure Cooker on Risk Communication at UR2018

Are you interested in risk communication?

The 2018 Understanding Risk Forum is hosting an intensive event for interdisciplinary teams to test their innovative, creative, scientific and technological skills to co-develop risk communication solutions to real world challenges facing local decision makers. The “pressure cooker” is aimed at young professionals and students (under 35) and mentors in relevant fields.

The event is organized by GFDRR, the Water Youth Network with financial support from the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and FM Global.

Do you know young professionals and researchers passionate about risk communication? Please share this call within in your organisation and network. We are really looking forward to bringing together diverse teams of young professionals from different backgrounds and regions. Further details about the event and application procedure can be found here: https://understandrisk.org/event/risk-communication-ur2018/. The call will close on Friday, January 26th.

We have limited funding available to support applicants from Argentina, Mexico, India, Brazil and the UK based researchers only, therefore, we would be really grateful if you could consider other funding possibilities available to support young professionals attendance at the event.

For any questions about the application process, please contact Lydia Cumiskey at l.cumiskey@wateryouthnetwork.org

Job at Georgetown - Senior Assoc Dean of Students & Director of Diversity, Equity + Student Success

Greetings colleagues,

Wishing you peaceful and restful holidays.

I wanted to let you know of a new(ly changed) position at Georgetown University - Senior Associate Dean of Students & Director of Diversity, Equity and Student Success has now been posted. 


While this is not a community engagement position per say, this position will oversee our "Center for Multicultural Equity and Access" (CMEA) and CMEA has a significant community-based program with DC Ward 7 & 8 youth, called Institute for College Preparation. 


If you or anyone in your network has questions about this position, I'm happy to be a contact. 


Thanks,
Andria Wisler
Executive Director, Center for Social Justice
Georgetown University 

Third International Conference «Digital Transformation and Global Society» (DTGS 2018)

30 May - 1 June 2018 St. Petersburg, Russia


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Dear colleagues,


We invite you to participate in the 3rd international conference «Digital Transformation and Global Society» (DTGS 2018), which is to be held 30 May - 1 June 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia.


ABOUT


DTGS is an emerging international academic forum for the interdisciplinary Internet Studies field. The mission of the conference is to provide a collaborative platform for researchers and experts to discuss the transformative impact of digital technologies on the way we communicate, work and live. The event is jointly organized by the ITMO University and the National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg Campus), both being the leading universities, globally known for their research in information technologies, communication and social sciences.


SCOPE


DTGS welcomes multidisciplinary papers that apply Social and Humanitarian Studies to the research on institutions, practices, communications and behavior in cyberspace. The general program falls into the following tracks:

- eSociety: Social Informatics, Virtual Communities, Ethical and Security Issues

- ePolity: Politics in Cyberspace, Electronic & Smart Governance, E-Democracy & Participation, Open Government & Data

- eHumanities: Digital Culture, Education and Communication Issues

- eCity: Smart Cities, Urban Governance and Planning using ICTS - eEconomy: Digital Economy and ICT – driven Economic Institutions and Practices

- eCommunication: Online Political Communication, the New Media and Social Relations

- Workshop on Internet Psychology: Online Cognition, Digital Socialization, Identity & Self-Presentation Online, Psychology of Gaming & Cybersport

- Workshop on Computational Linguistics: Computer Modeling of Language, Natural Language Processing, Speech Technologies, Digital Linguistic Resources, Linguistic Analysis of Social Networks


CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Stephen COLEMAN, Professor of Political Communication at the University of Leeds, author of Can the Internet Strengthen Democracy (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2017), How Voters Feel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) and other prominent books and articles on political communication and online democracy. Anthony FAIOLA, Professor and Head of the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Faiola's research is positioned at the intersection of health informatics and human-computer interaction—where he focuses on advancing the information science of socio-technical systems (such as mobile health technology) that support clinical work and personal health and wellness.


YOUNG SCHOLARS FORUM


The special Poster Track for PhD students and young scientists is organized on May 30. Authors of accepted posters will have a chance to discuss their papers and get feedback to advance their research. Best posters are to be expanded and published in the Conference Proceedings.


SUBMISSIONS

The language of the conference is English. All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer review by at least three PC members. We welcome original unpublished contributions presenting completed (12-15 pages) or ongoing (10-12 pages) research, as well as experience papers (10-12 papers). All submissions are accepted via the EasyChair system only.


IMPORTANT DATES


The deadline for paper submissions is FEBRUARY 1, 2018


PROCEEDINGS

All accepted papers and the best posters are to be published in the Communications in Computer and Information Science proceedings series by Springer (indexed in Scopus).

See our previous volumes here:

2017: http://www.springer.com/la/book/9783319697833

2016: http://www.springer.com/la/book/9783319496993


LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


Daniel A. ALEXANDROV, DTGS Conference Chair, Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics

Alexander V. BOUKHANOVSKY, DTGS Conference Chair, Professor at the ITMO University

Andrei V. CHUGUNOV, Head of the E-Governance Center at the ITMO University, DTGS Organization Committee Head

Olessia KOLTSOVA, Head of the Internet Studies Lab at the National Research University Higher School of Economics


  CONTACTS

http://dtgs-conference.org/ (new website)

  Conference Director: Yury KABANOV, National Research University Higher School of Economics (dtgs@corp.ifmo.ru)

Call for Papers

Calls for papers to panels in Migration and Ethnicity Section:
1.  Panel title: “Revisiting the Link between Migration and Social Protection in Europe: Policy Transformations and Migrants’ Experiences”
Panel chair: Dr Jean-Michel Lafleur (Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies, CEDEM, University of Liege, jm.lafleur@uliege.be)
Panel co-chair: Dr Daniela Vintila (Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies, CEDEM, University of Liege, Daniela.Vintila@uliege.be)
Panel description: This panel aims to address the recent transformations of welfare policies towards EU and non-EU immigrants in Europe and their impact on migrants’ lives. Following the financial crisis and the so-called “refugee crisis”, several European democracies have started to witness fierce debates on the connection between migration and welfare systems. However, the way in which this politicisation of migrants’ access to social protection translated into policy changes and how these changes in welfare systems affect migrants’ lives have not been sufficiently explored so far. This panel aims to fill this gap by focusing on two aspects. Firstly, we seek to explore how European welfare systems are adjusting to increased mobility by paying particular attention to the transformation of social protection policies towards immigrants from a comparative perspective. Secondly, we aim to discuss migrants’ individual experiences in terms of accessing social protection in their home and host countries, thus trying to identify the specific role that formal welfare entitlements play in migrant social protection strategies.
The paper proposals should be sent via email to Jean-Michel Lafleur and Daniela Vintila by 5th of February 2018 (midnight GMT). The paper proposals should include the title of the paper and the abstract (no more than 250 words). For more information about the ECPR Conference, please visit: https://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=115
 
2.  Panel Title: “Going sub-national: immigration responses and immigrant integration policies of sub-state actors in multi-level states”, 2018 ECPR General Conference, Hamburg. The panel will be part of the Section 28 (ECPR Standing Group on Migration and Ethnicity) “Evaluating Policies of Immigrant Integration and Their Outcomes: A Critical Assessment from a Multilevel Perspective”
Panel Chairs: Dr Verena Wisthaler (Swiss Forum for Population and Migration Studies, University of Neuchâtel, and Eurac Research, Bozen) and Catherine Xhardez (Sciences Po Paris)
This Panel discusses independently-developed immigration selection programs and sub-national immigrant integration policies co-existing with national policies to stimulate theory-building in this research area. The Panel includes case studies on immigrant integration policies across various world regions.
Panel Description: Immigration and immigrant integration have increasingly become a salient political issue in numerous countries. States experiencing multi-levels politics and federations are no exception. Several factors, including increased decentralization and local autonomy, have supported an intensification of sub-national policy-making in these policy sectors. As a result, independently developed immigration selection programs and sub-national immigrant integration policies are co-existing with national policies. So far, most of the research on this tendency has focused on the impact of sub-state nationalism and linguistic differences on discourses and policies surrounding immigration. As a result, regional immigration or immigrant integration policies of sub-states without national aspirations have far less been scrutinized than those of regions with nationalist aspirations. When it has been, analysis has tended to be country-specific and resistant to comparison.
This panel aims at exploring this productive research area: What are the responses of sub-state actors to immigration or immigrant integration in multi-level states, with and without nationalist mobilizations? What typologies can be used? What are the explanatory variables for sub-state immigration and immigrant integration policy convergence or divergence? What can be gained from comparing across countries and regions in this policy sector? The answers to these questions will likely engage in a finer definition and categorization of the sub-state responses to immigration and immigrant integration. This exercise should also stimulate theory-building in this growing and promising research area. This panel welcomes sub-state case studies from various world regions analyzing sub-state immigrant or immigrant integration responses and policies. Communications providing a strong empirical background as well as a comparison of regions with and without nationalist mobilizations are particularly welcomed.

Submission Information: The submission deadline for proposals is February 10th, 2018. Proposals should not exceed 250 words, and have a clear research question and a hint on the data and methodology the paper relies upon. All proposals should be sent to catherine.xhardez@sciencespo.fr and verena.wisthaler@eurac.edu

The selected participants will be notified of their acceptance on February 12th and have to register themselves via ECPR before February 15th, 2018.
 
3.  Panel Title: “The Political Mobilisation of Ethnicized and Racialized Minorities through the Arts: A Comparative Perspective”
Panel Chair: Prof Marco Martiniello (Director of the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies, CEDEM, University of Liege)
Panel submitted for the Section “Evaluating Policies of Immigrant Integration and Their Outcomes: A Critical Assessment from a Multilevel Perspective”, ECPR General Conference, University of Hamburg, 22-25 August 2018
The Panel gathers papers that critically discuss the importance of arts (music, theatre, literature, etc.) in the political mobilization of ethnicized and racialized minorities across and beyond Europe.
If you are interested, please send an 250 words abstract to Marco Martiniello by 15 January 2018 at: M.Martiniello@uliege.be
4.  Panel Title: "Great Expectations, Ambiguous Goals and Multi-level Governance – The Outcome Gap Re-visited“. The panel is part of Section S28: Evaluating Policies of Immigrant Integration and Their Outcomes: A Critical Assessment from a Multilevel Perspective, organized by the ECPR Standing Group on Migration and Ethnicity

Panel Description: Scholars of public policy have long been haunted with challenges at the implementation stage. Ever since Pressman and Wildavsky’s seminal work in 1974, „Implementation. How Great Expectations in Washington Are Dashed in Oakland”, research on implementation is characterized by a pessimistic undertone. Many case studies tell of the „horrors of war“ as Linder and Peters (1987) muse, of the lack of control, compliance and goal attainment. Scholars of migration policy-making in particular have been preoccupied with what they characterize as outcome gaps at the phase of implementation, often drawing from principal agent theory. More recently and optimistically, we have seen a revival to grasp the degree of discretion (and possibilities for control of discretion) of „street level bureaucracy“ or the role of non-government actors at this stage in the policy cycle. With the rise of incoming refugees since 2014, many comparative studies have documented the degree of regional and even local variations, sometimes circumventing sometimes openly challenging the implementation of migration legislation.

We invite colleagues with different theoretical and methodological approaches to the issues at hand to join our panel. Please submit the details of your paper, including an abstract of no more than 250 words, the title of the paper, your email address and affiliation to:

Prof. Dr. Sybille Münch (Leuphana University, Lüneburg; sybille.muench@leuphana.de)
Prof. Dr. Hannes Schammann (University of Hildesheim; hannes.schammann@unihildesheim.de)
Deadline is January 20, 2018

We shall then select your papers and pass on the structure of our panel to the organizers of the overarching section. The ECPR organizing committee will decide by February 25 on the final number of panels allocated to our section. We will keep you posted throughout the process.
Call for papers to section S76:
• Dr Janis Vossiek and Dr Regine Paul invite submissions to a section "Towards Dialogue: The Complex Political Economy of Skill Formation and Migration" for the ECPR General Conference in Hamburg, 22-25 August 2018. 
Our aim is to bridge the gap between skill formation scholars and those studying migration and mobility governance.
To submit your paper, please follow this link. Our section is S76.
We also welcome statements of interest for discussants.
We look forward to receiving many interesting papers!
The deadline for contributions is the 15th of February 2018.
We wish you the best for the festive season and look forward to hearing from you in 2018!
Migration and Ethnicity Standing Group Steering Committee

Partners in Campus and Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Institute brings together campus and community representatives from the Northwest to share knowledge that will bring benefits to our communities.  Conference organizers believe that contemporary scholarship should seek to create solutions to complex challenges affecting the communities in which we live and work; those solutions should be the result of both academic research and the input of knowledgeable community partners.

The Community Engagement Institute is proudly organized by Partners in Campus and Community Engagement, a collaborative of higher ed and community organizations in Spokane, Washington.visit us at picce.org.

PICCE seeks presentations of 20-25 minutes in length for its biennial conference.  Proposals will undergo blind peer-review by a faculty panel, except for submissions in the area of the "practice of community engagement" which will be reviewed by members of PICCE.  Please click here to see the peer reviewers for the 2018 conference.  Reviewers will use rubrics in assessment of all proposals.  You may submit a proposal and review evaluative criteria at 


https://www.picce.org/community-engagement-institute-request-for-proposals-2018/

Upcoming dates:
• January 15, 2018: Proposals due by midnight P.S.T..
• January 15-February 15 2018: Peer review occurs.
• March 1, 2018: notification of selection to conference by email.
• April 30, 2018: Conference registration closes.

PhD Program doing research

The PhD Program at the iSchool is looking to expand and now has more funding for international students.  We are especially interested in students doing research in Media Technology and Culture.  Please consider applying to our growing program and joining us in Toronto.


I would like to highlight our faculty in the Institute for Communication Culture Information and Technology who are particularly well suited to work with PhD students in Media Technology and Culture.  Please see a description of the work we do and that of the PhD students we have advised.


https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/iccit/phd-studies

PhD students in our program work with faculty from across three campuses at the University of Toronto who are members of the Faculty of Information. Here is a link to the program description and application process.

https://ischool.utoronto.ca/current-students/courses/phd/

We have a number of faculty who have expertise and research programs in Cultural Studies.

Our deadline for application is January 15.

Call for Paper in Journal

The Journal is now accepting manuscript for its July, 2018 issue. The last date for submission of manuscript is extended till January 31, 2018.
 
This Journal primarily aims to promote continuous academic research and dialogue among the legal fraternity about the reform of legal education and practice. Asian Journal of Legal Education is a peer-reviewed journal, published two times a year by the SAGE Publications. Sharing of experiences and concerns about issues involving pedagogy of law, legal aid, promoting access to justice by law schools and experiential learning of law to strengthen efforts of justice education will be of great interest for the Journal.  The Journal is proud to be part of a global conversation on legal education, and welcomes submissions from authors based in regions outside of Asia.

The Journal also encourages submissions on substantive topics, and is particularly interested in topics at the intersection of social justice and legal reform. We define these topics broadly, and welcome submission on human rights theory and practice, as well as related fields such as ethics and professional responsibility. 

Please visit ale.sagepub.com for sample papers.  For any queries please e-mail at ajle@nujs.edu.

The ASIAN CONGRESS FOR MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION (ACMC)


2018 International Conference
in partnership with the
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION, NATIONAL CHENGCHI UNIVERSITY, TAIWAN

with the theme
Examining the Socio-Political Economy of Communication
27-29 October 2018
Taipei, Taiwan

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline - on or before March 15, 2018
Abstract acceptance - maximum of 60 days after abstract submission
Full papers - on or before July 15, 2018

Full papers will be considered for the ACMC Journal after undergoing
another round of blind peer review. The ACMC Journal is listed in the
Web of Science (ISI) Index.

Early Bird Registration - on or before July 15, 2018
- ACMC members USD175
- non-ACMC members USD225
- undergraduate students USD120

For more information and abstract submission,
please email: 

You can also check our website at 

Submission Guidelines
Each submission should contain the following information, please use
font-TAHOMA, 10 pts. And should be a WORD or RTF File:

Full name (please indicate if Mr. or Ms.)
Position/Title
Affiliation (University, College or Company)
Proposed Research Stream
Paper Title
Abstract (300 to 500 words)

-Please note that we will not accept PDF formatted submissions.
-Submissions should be sent to acmc2018@asianmediacongress.org on or
before March 15, 2018

Conference Rationale
While communication technologies continue to progress and develop,
societal and political forces are also influencing the changes and
increasing challenges in the field of media and mass communication.
Even as marketing and media producers have gained direct access to
their consumers, politicians and their machinery have also invaded the
public sphere bypassing traditional mass media.

The proposed theme of the 2018 conference seeks to initiate a
discourse on the paradoxes brought about by these challenges to mass
media and communication as a result of the emerging social media and
the changing socio-political economy of media institutions.

The ACMC Conference 2018 is pleased to invite papers addressing the
conference theme. Conference streams include but are not limited to:

-Globalization of the News Media
-Public relations in the Digital Era
-Hashtag journalism and other alternative forms
-Mainstream and Alternative Media
-Media ownership and conflicts of interests
-Commercialization of Communication
-New Paradigms in Communication Education
-Gender and Diversity
-The New Gatekeepers
-Open Government Data
-Social media potentials and pitfalls
-Communicating Youth
-Mobile networked communities
-Post-truths and other Freedom of Expression Issues

Session on ’Adaptation and Development in Small Island Developing States’

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are leading a session on ’Adaptation and Development in Small Island Developing States’, at the 2018 Adaptation Futures Conference held in Cape Town from the 18th to the 21st of June. 

We would like to invite you to submit your research, the call for abstracts is now open, deadline 19th January, (http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/guidelines-for-abstract-submissions/), and be part of the biggest climate change adaptation research community. For further information visit the conference website (http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/), or write to us.

Best,
Stefano Moncada, Patrick Nunn, Hilary Bambrick, Lino Briguglio, Dinesh Surrop.

-- 
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Dr Stefano Moncada
BA (Hons) Development Economics, MA European Studies, Ph.D. Economics

Lecturer & Researcher in Development Economics and European Studies
Institute for European Studies
Climate Change Platform Focal Point 
Islands and Small States Institute Board Member
University of Malta
Msida MSD2080 - Malta
Tel +356 23403095 - Fax +356 21337624
Twitter: @stefanomoncada  Skype: stefano.moncada
https://www.um.edu.mt/profile/stefanomoncada

Association of Adaptation Studies Annual Conference 2018

Association of Adaptation Studies Annual Conference 2018 is holding its annual conference with the theme of 'Facts: True, Alternative, Evolving' with a special focus on Entertainment Franchises

at The University of Amsterdam | 27-28 September 2018

Confirmed Keynotes: Professor James Chapman (University of Leicester, UK) Professor Christine Geraghty (Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Glasgow)

We live in a ‘post truth’ world populated by ‘alternative facts’. Both terms are politically, narratively and aesthetically resonant as applied to, and in conversation with, adaptation studies. The 2018 Association for Adaptation Studies annual conference invites reflection on questions of truth, untruth and post-truth in the context of adaptation studies, as well as on the meaning and applications of facts, ‘true’, ‘alternative’ and ‘evolving’.

Within the very broad context of adaptation, we also encourage submissions that address the cultural work undertaken or expressed by prequels, sequels and media interactions that build on a particular character or story franchise. One particularly evocative and well-known example of a story franchise that has generated a vast array of prequels, sequels and iterative adaptations is Ian Fleming’s Bond series and this year’s AAS conference will feature a special focus on adaptations of Fleming’s oeuvre as well as on the continuing post-Fleming prequel and sequel industries. But papers on other story sequences and franchises are most welcome.

We invite single-paper and panel proposals on a wide range of topics, and are particularly interested in proposals that address the politics, industries and ideologies of adaptation.

The conference chair for the AAS 2018 conference is Dr Joyce Goggin at the University of Amsterdam. Please send queries and abstracts of 250-350 words, along with a brief bio of no more than 100 words, to j.goggin@uva.nl by March 1, 2018. More details can be obtained at http://www.adaptation.uk.com/aas-conference-2018/

International conference on Policies for Happiness and Health

The International conference on Policies for Happiness and Health will be held in Siena, at Faculty of Economics of the University of Siena, on March 19-21, 2018. The deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2018.
Please follow the link for further details: www.socialcapitalgateway.org/siena2018
 
This is an interdisciplinary conference welcoming contributions from every field of social sciences including, but not limited to, economics, sociology, psychology and political sciences. We especially welcome papers on the following topics:
• Economic growth and well-being over time;
• The causes and consequences of subjective well-being;
• Policies for durable well-being;
• The role of inequality, social capital and sustainability for a happy growth;
• Economic consequences of promoting happiness;
• Wealth and happiness;
• Happiness and health care policies;
• The impact of happiness, social relationships and economic inequality on health and longevity;
• Immigration, health and happiness.

Paper submission and deadline

To apply, please, submit an abstract complete with name of the author/s and a title to: happinesshealthpapers@unisi.it
The deadline for application is the 15th of January 2018. We will notify the authors of accepted papers by the 4th of February 2018.
For more information, please, send an e-mail at: happinesshealthpapers@unisi.it






Vacancy: Barnett Professorship of Social Policy, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

Applications are invited for the Barnett Professorship of Social Policy with effect from October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. A non-stipendiary Fellowship at St Cross College is attached to this Professorship.

This post is a key Chair for the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, which is a world-leading centre of excellence for research and teaching in social policy and the development and evaluation of social interventions.

The successful candidate will make a major contribution to the leadership, research development and graduate teaching of the department. They will have an outstanding publication record and impact as well as a significant research profile in comparative social policy analysis and evaluation. They will contribute to teaching comparative social policy and supervising international postgraduate students in interdisciplinary masters and doctoral programmes. Social policy expertise of countries beyond Europe and North America would be particularly welcome.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 12 February 2018.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:
www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=132630

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Vacancy ID :     132630
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Further job opportunities at DSPI University of Oxford: 
Please note that the Department together with St Antony's has also a job vacancy for an Associate Professorship of Comparative Social Policy with an earlier Deadline (2 February 2018):
www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=132782

EURAM Strategic Interest Group 12: Research Methods, Theories, and Practices

Track T12_02: Management Theory General Track
 
Corresponding Proponent: 

Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School and Yerevan State University, roths@esc-larochelle.fr and steffen.roth@ysu.am

Proponents:

Augusto Sales, KPMG Global Strategy Group, Brazil
Jari Kaivo-oja, University of Turku
Miguel Pérez-Valls, University of Alméria
Matthias Georg Will, University of Halle-Wittenberg

Partner journals:

Scandinavian Journal of Management [SSCI 2.054, Scopus, CNRS**, ABS**, VHB***]
Futures [SSCI 1.918, Scopus, FNEGE**, ABS**]
European Journal of International Management [SSCI .575, Scopus, CNRS*, ABS*, VHB***]

Short Description:

The Management Theory General Track invites contributions to the fields of management and organisation theory. Open to all paradigms, we welcome papers that address the general significance of theory in our fields or reappraise classical key concepts and their adequacy to the post-millennium context. Submission may be fascinated with smallest details or grandest narratives of management and organisation theory. We are also keen to hear from examples of theory in action as well as exemplars of theories that resist application. Yet another set of contributions might explore futures of management and organisation theory. Management Theory General Track is your track if you wish to meet and discuss with a theory-oriented, field experienced, and paradigmatically diverse group of researchers in management and organisation.

Deadline: January 10, 2018 (14:00 CET). The full Call for Papers is available for download here: http://wp.me/pvO07-154

Art, Materiality and Representation conference

Dear all,

In addition to the fascinating panels circulated as part of the Art,
Materiality and Representation conference hosted by the Royal
Anthropological Institute (RAI) at The British Museum and SOAS 1st-3rd June
2018, we are pleased to remind you of the approaching deadline to invite
papers for the following panel (Code P026) titled Participation and
Guardianship: On the Ownership of Images in Movement. This panel will
consider issues of informal and participatory heritage transmission in
South Asia, operating in relation to dominant or absent heritage regimes.

Please provide a 250 word abstract proposal by* 8th January 2018* to the
following online form: http://nomadit.co.uk/rai/events/rai2018/
conferencesuite.php/panels/6076 .

Papers should be around 15-20 minutes in length. The inclusion of
multimedia, film, audio, or other elements as part of the presentation
would be most welcomed.

Please see below for a detailed abstract:
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Panel 26: Participation and Guardianship: On the Ownership of Images in
Movement

Convened by Timothy P.A. Cooper (University College London) and Vindhya
Buthpitiya (University College London).

This panel will consider issues of informal and participatory heritage
transmission in South Asia, operating in relation to dominant or absent
heritage regimes. For example, in Pakistan, a lack of heritage
infrastructure and industrial support has forced market-based film
retailers to pull master copies and memorabilia materials from obscurity
via neighbourhood waste collectors, indifferent heirs, or from closed and
destroyed cinemas. In post-war Sri Lanka, the state's triumphalist
discourse has been met with the mobilisation of photographs of the war dead
and missing as objects of civilian resistance and collective memory,
forming a participatory counter-narrative.

These examples signal the existence of forms of mobile and temporary
guardianship. Such acts are conducive to mourning and memorialisation, and
as contingent on participation as on authority, access, and ownership.
Platforms for sharing, saving, and disseminating significant images are
notably porous; they are characterised by an exorbitance that preserves far
more than they intend to. Museum institutions and archives, on the other
hand, permit the movement of heritage objects only so long as it takes
place within a wider infrastructure for its dissemination. Such acts of
dispersion are designed to be economically and socially productive,
politically expedient, as well as generative of a heritage as a category of
political economy.  Thereby, the panel will explore examples of mobile and
temporary guardianship, spread across sites and carriers, marked by
reproduction and dispersal beyond the actual or symbolic boundaries of
heritage regimes.

Thanks
Tim

Students with Disabilities in Higher Education

Edited by Geert Van Hove, Minne Bakker and Alice Schippers
Deadline for Abstracts: 28 February 2018 | Submission of Articles: 25 to 31 March 2018
Social Inclusion welcomes articles for an issue on Students with Disabilities in Higher Education edited by Geert Van Hove (Ghent University/VU Amsterdam), Minne Bakker (VU Amsterdam) and Alice Schippers (Disability Studies in the Netherlands/VU Amsterdam). Social Inclusion is a peer-reviewed open access journal indexed in the Web of Science-ESCI and Scopus (2016 CiteScore: 0.49).

Authors interested in contributing an article are asked to read the full call for papers at www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion/pages/view/nextissues#disabilitieshighereducation

Best regards,
António

António Vieira
Social Inclusion
Cogitatio Press
1070-129 Lisbon, Portugal

The absent presence of children and young people in everyday landscapes

Session sponsored by the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group of RGS-IBG
Annual International Conference of RGS-IBG
Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK
28-31 August 2018

Background
Tensions abound when making sense of children and young people in everyday environments.  While some lament the withdrawal from public spaces of children and young people, particularly their independent (of adult) presence, others seek to curtail and constrain this on account of the dangers they are perceived to present and face.  Similarly, multiple interpretations can be drawn from what are widely understood as “children’s spaces” in the built environment, with the playground, for example, understood by some to celebrate and valorise children’s right to public space, while others perceive it to be a tool to corral and constrain.   Or, does social media usage among teenagers constitute an absence-with-presence in the everyday environment or might it be a means to achieve presence-using-absence? These substantive issues are of interest to those who are concerned with the quality of children’s lives as lived and wider issues pertaining to childhood and society.  These are also issues that have a wider theoretical reach.  Do our understandings of childhood influence adults in “children’s spaces” when children are not present?  Is there an absence of children, but an ever-present of childhood? Does the absence of children from everyday environments leave our understandings of childhood open to misinterpretation?  This session seeks to advance our understanding of the everyday landscapes of childhood, reflecting on the substantive and theoretical challenges that present through children and young people’s absences and presences.

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to John McKendrick (jmke@gcu.ac.uk) by Friday 2nd February 2018. This should include title, author affiliation and email address. 

Postdoctoral scholarships from the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is one of the leading centres for research in social anthropology. Common to all research projects at the Max Planck Institute is the comparative analysis of social change; it is primarily in this domain that its researchers contribute to anthropological theory, though many programmes also have applied significance and political topicality.

The Department 'Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia' offers

postdoctoral scholarships
(starting 1 September 2018)

for anthropological researchers wishing to contribute to the agenda of the Visegrád Anthropologists' Network. For background to V4Net see: http://www.eth.mpg.de/4638135/Visegrad_Network .


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Applications should be focused on one or more of the V4 countries, or the neue Bundesländer of Germany. Projects that engage with themes in the following broad categories are particularly encouraged: classification, state practices, local level solidarities; gender, sexuality, reproductive rights; migration; minorities; gender, sexuality, reproductive rights; political language, ideologies; religion and secularization; temporality,  history, memory, silences. Applications addressing other themes will also be considered.

Good research skills, the ability to work in a team, and communication skills with good written and spoken English are required. Applicants should have completed their dissertation in social anthropology or a related discipline before the designated starting date.

Our Offer
Postdoctoral scholarships are awarded for up to two years. There are no teaching requirements. Field research can be supported in the usual way; unless the researcher is embarking on an entirely new project involving a new language, it is anticipated that the duration of the fieldwork will be shorter at this level - generally not more than 6 months.

The Max Planck Society strives to employ more persons with disabilities and explicitly encourages applications. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to raising the proportion of women in underrepresented fields; we thus explicitly encourage applications by women.

Contact
Please submit your application materials electronically by 30 March 2018 by following the link for vacancies on our homepage (under 'Career'), or by going directly to the online application form using the link below.

Applicants should send the following documentation:

-          cover letter

-          CV including a list of publications

-          two-page summary of the proposed research

-          university degrees

-          names of two referees, whom we may contact (no supporting statement required with the application)


If you have further questions regarding the application procedure, please contact:
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Personnel Administration
Janka Diallo (jdiallo@eth.mpg.de)

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof. Dr. Chris Hann (hann@eth.mpg.de).

We look forward to receiving your completed online application under:
https://recruitingapp-5034.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/343/Application/New/2%3Flang=eng


Further information on the research agenda of the Max Planck Institute is available on our website: http://www.eth.mpg.de

Call for Proposals for UN World Data Forum 2018

Data experts and users from government, business, academia and civil society are invited to harness the power of data to meet the world’s sustainable development challenges at the next United Nations World Data Forum, taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 22 to 24 October 2018.  The 2018 Forum is building on the initial success of the first ever UN World Data Forum, held earlier this year in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Forum will foster collaboration between users and producers of data from diverse backgrounds, propose solutions and showcase successful initiatives that improve availability, access and usability of data for decision making at all levels. It will also demonstrate how investment in data and statistics translates into better development outcomes for all.

An open call for proposals for sessions at the 2018 Forum has been issued by its Programme Committee, a group of data leaders from various sectors that is putting together the Forum’s content and outcomes.  Sessions should relate to the Forum’s key thematic areas, including new approaches to capacity development for better data; collaboration and partnerships between national statistical offices and non-traditional data producers; leaving no one behind by capturing data on vulnerable groups; boosting data literacy; and building trust in data and statistics through data principles and good governance. The criteria for sessions also include innovation and concrete experiences and recommendations for the production and use of data; and balance across different data communities, geographic regions and gender.   Young data leaders are especially encouraged to contribute to the Forum with their energy and creativity.

Please visit undataforum.org or http://bit.ly/2xMSazC to submit your session proposal. The deadline is 31 January 2018.  The final Programme will be approved by the UN Statistical Commission’s High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building (HLG-PCCB).

All applicants will be informed about the status of their application by 31 March 2018.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and collaborating with you on data solutions for sustainable development.

Kind regards,

United Nations Statistics Division (UN World Data Forum Secretariat)

Email: dataforum@un.org | Twitter: @UNDataForum
http://undataforum.org/ | http://unstats.un.org/

Health inequalities and migrants: Accessing healthcare as a global human right

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare
Guest Editors: 
Dr. Floor Christie-de Jong, University of Liverpool-online, Floor.christie@online.liverpool.ac.uk

Focus: 
The guest editor of the journal is seeking manuscripts for a September 2018 special issue on health inequalities for migrants and how migration factors can impact access to health care. 

About the Journal 
International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare (IJHRH) is a double-blind peer reviewed journal with a unique practical approach to promoting equality, inclusion and human rights in health and social care. The journal explores what is currently known about international discrimination and disadvantage, with a focus on issues influencing the health of populations. Content considers the social determinants of health, equity and interventions that help to overcome barriers and that promote equality and inclusion.

Call for papers
Today, with 1 billion migrants globally, migrant health and equity to healthcare, is more important than ever. In this special issue, migrants are defined as all individuals born outside their country of residence and therefore encompasses a diversity of migrants, including asylum seekers, refugees as well as documented and undocumented economic migrants, and ranges from individuals who have recently settled in their country of residence, to those who have been resident for many years. Migration has become a social determinant of health and migrants may face barriers in accessing appropriate levels of health care, which may be detrimental to public health. For example, barriers for migrant workers to accessing health care have been found to include economic and language barriers, incompatibility with work schedules and fear of losing employment or deportation. 
This special issue in the International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare offers an opportunity to contribute to understanding the impact of migration factors, interacting with ethnicity and socio-demographic factors, on the health outcomes, needs and barriers to the healthcare of migrants. We are seeking empirical research articles, case studies, viewpoint articles, review or literature review articles and conceptual articles covering (but not limited to) the following topics:


•    Global equitable access to healthcare for migrants.
•    Health outcomes, needs and challenges for migrants in relation to healthcare.
•    The role of healthcare providers and cultural competence of healthcare providers in the care of migrants.
•    Barriers and facilitators to migrants in accessing healthcare. 
•    Mental Health- prevention, treatment and care for migrant populations.
•    Non-communicable diseases-prevention, treatment and care for migrant populations.
•    Communicable diseases-prevention, treatment and care for migrant populations.
•    Incorporation of technology in cross-cultural healthcare.
•    Health care policies addressing inequalities, ethical issues, social justice and human rights for migrants. 

Submission Procedure: 
Submissions to this journal are through the ScholarOne submission system here: 
http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=IJHRH

Articles should be between 3000 and 6500 words in length. This includes all text including references and appendices.
Please visit the author guidelines for the journal at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=ijhrh which gives full details. Please ensure you select this special issue from the relevant drop down menu on page four of the submission process.

Submission Deadline: 8th January 2018
 

Break Away Programs Interns

From: Nisha Kavalam 



Dear Colleagues,

Break Away is the national organization that supports and trains the leadership of alternative break programs. Applications for our 2018 Summer Internship are open (and closing soon!). 

Break Away Programs Interns support the Alternative Break Citizenship schools (ABCs), and in turn, gain valuable experience in facilitation and conference development. Please forward this message along to student leaders involved with alternative breaks who may be interested. 

Applications close at 5 pm ET on January 15th. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!

All the best,
Nisha

Nisha Kavalam
Programs Director
Break Away | activating citizens through alternative breaks
404.919.7482
www.alternativebreaks.org

Call for Papers: Theorising young people’s aspirations in a global context: an interdisciplinary conference

Brunel University London
 
26th and 27th March 2018
 
This two-day interdisciplinary conference aims to advance conceptual understanding of how young people form, experience and deploy aspiration; the global institutions and processes that shape young people’s aspirations; and the outcomes of aspiration for young people and for wider society.
 
Recent empirical research from diverse contexts worldwide has reported on the expressed desires of young people to ‘become someone’. Meanwhile, global institutions and national governments represent aspiration as a key to understanding inequality and a motivating force that can inspire social change. Aspiration is understood to play a key role in shaping young people’s engagement with education, politics and migration. Yet despite the burgeoning attention to aspiration in both research and policy, its theorisation remains relatively neglected.
 
We welcome papers from diverse disciplinary perspectives that address the theorisation of young people’s aspirations. These may consider, but need not be confined to, the following themes.
 
Aspiration as an instrumental discourse: How is aspiration deployed as a tool of neoliberal governmentality? Is aspiration a prerequisite for social change? How do young people mobilise aspiration to project virtuous identities?
 
Aspiration as an orientation to the future: What are the limits of aspiration an analytical concept? Does it shed valuable light on youth temporalities? How does it relate to other modes of orienting to the future such as hope, expectation, or desire?
 
Aspiration as produced and productive: How do dominant norms shape aspiration? What roles are played by affect and emotion? How do aspirations relate to individual and collective agency?
 
Knowing young people’s aspirations: How meaningful are speech-based research methods for understanding young people’s aspirations? What forms of research might give access to aspects of aspiration that are inarticulable? What do different disciplinary perspectives have to offer?
 
Further details and information about registration will be made available next week at http://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/News-and-events/Events/Theorising-young-people's-aspirations-in-a-global-context-an-interdisciplinary-conference.  
 
Abstract submission
Please submit titles and abstracts (200 words max), along with names and affiliations of authors, to Claire.Dungey@brunel.ac.uk by Friday 9th February.
 
 
 
Prof Nicola Ansell MA, PhD, FRGS
T +44(0)1895 266085 | E nicola.ansell@brunel.ac.uk
Brunel University London
Institute of Environment, Health and Societies
Division of Social Science and Communication
Department of Social and Political Sciences
Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom
T +44(0)1895 274000
www.brunel.ac.uk/people/nicola-ansell
Course Director: MA Children, Youth and International Development
New book: Ansell N 2017 Children, Youth and Development (2nd edition), Routledge
 
 



Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity- American University

The Department of Public Administration and Policy (DPAP) in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a full-time, postdoctoral fellow at the rank of Professorial Lecturer beginning August 1, 2018 and ending August 31, 2019. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2018 in the field of public administration, public policy, political science, economics, or a related field.
 
American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.
Established in 1934, the School of Public Affairs offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of Government; Justice, Law, & Criminology; and Public Administration & Policy.  The Department of Public Administration & Policy offers six graduate degrees, an undergraduate minor, and several graduate certificates.  Its programs are consistently ranked among the best in the field of public affairs by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about the School of Public Affairs at www.american.edu/spa and about the Department of Public Administration & Policy at www.american.edu/dpap.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
American University prides itself on having a diverse workforce and to that end encourages applications from underrepresented minorities interested in advancing their stellar careers in public administration and policy. Field of study is open but candidates conducting research in areas that build upon the strength of DPAP's faculty are especially welcome including public administration, public management, research on the nonprofit sector, and the policy areas of education, health, and poverty. Postdoctoral Fellows will participate fully in the academic life of the department, including engaging with faculty and participation in DPAP's research seminar series. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses per academic year in the school's Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Administration, and minor in Public Administration and Policy.
 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications http://apply.interfolio.com/ 46950. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), three reference letters, and copies of recently published articles or working papers. Please email dpapsearch@american.edu if you have any questions. 
 
 
 
 
Khaldoun AbouAssi, Ph.D. 
(he, him, his)
Assistant Professor
Department of Public Administration & Policy
School of Public Affairs, American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW | Kerwin Hall 343
Washington, DC  20016-8070
Phone: (202) 885-2509
Email: abouassi@american.edu | Twitter: abouassi
 
Listen to the podcast of my recent Public Administration Review article: https://goo.gl/6k2KbC
 
 

        		
        	

Global HRE Community of Practice: Human Rights Training Series - 2 NewWorkshops in early 2018 (Columbia University, New York City)

	
Human Rights Training Series - 2 New Workshops in early 2018!

(1) Human Rights Advocacy, Campaign Development, and Engagement Strategies
 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 and Saturday January 27th -  10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Columbia University

This two-part interactive workshop is designed to help practitioners strengthen their ability to conduct effective human rights advocacy and develop successful campaigns.

To learn earn more and register, go to - http://humanrightscolumbia.org/events/human-rights-advocacy-campaign-development-and-engagement-strategies

(2) Human Rights Research and Documentation

Saturday, February 10th and Sunday, February 11th - 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
International Affairs Building, Columbia University

This two-day interactive workshop is designed to strengthen participants’ human rights research and documentation skills, primarily for the purposes of human rights policy and advocacy.

To learn earn more and register, go to - http://humanrightscolumbia.org/events/human-rights-research-and-documentation

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REGISTER EARLY FOR DISCOUNTED EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. Limited fellowships are also available via application. Please see the website for a more detailed description and additional information. 

Participants who complete three workshops receive a certification of completion of ISHR's Human Rights Training Series. Letters of participation are also awarded for each individual workshop
        		
        	

Global HRE Community of Practice: Vacancy: Human Rights EducationInstructional Designer at Amnesty International (Oslo)



Global HRE Community of Practice » Forums » Announcements of education and training opportunities and events » Vacancy: Human Rights Education Instructional Designer at Amnesty International (Oslo)
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Vacancy: Human Rights Education Instructional Designer at Amnesty International (Oslo)
by Global HRE CoP Facilitators - Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 7:28 PM
 	
Human Rights Education (HRE) Instructional Designer

Arbeidsgiver
Amnesty International
Stillingstittel
Human Rights Education (HRE) Instructional Designer
Sted
Oslo, Norway
Frist
05.01.2018
Varighet
Engasjement
Amnesty International’s Human Rights Education programme is looking for an experienced instructional designer to design and develop diverse online learning experiences on human rights. 

 

Location: Oslo, Norway

Job Type: One year temporary fixed term contract

Working Hours: 35 hours a week/37.5 hours a week incl. lunch break

Languages: English (Essential), French, Spanish (Preferred) 


Roles and responsibilites  

You will design and develop engaging, effective and scalable online human rights education packages for a global audience.
Using existing human rights content, you will design online learning experiences that are suitable to disseminate through various platforms including social media. You will gather information, feedback and analyse data to inform best practices and approaches for scaling up, design and development of creative and cutting edge learner centred online experiences.You will provide support to Amnesty national and regional offices to develop context specific online learning experiences on human rights. 

Requirements

• Education and experience as an instructional designer 

• Knowledge and documented ability in practising pedagogy, participatory approaches, adult learning models and online community management

• Experience in learner centred instructional design, and a documented ability in developing engaging action oriented online learning experiences on human rights or related topics for different audiences and with different platforms 

• Experience in course creation on at least one of the learning management systems – Docebo, Futurelearn, EdX

• Experience in creating online exercises, assessments and other assets

• Understanding of accessibility standards, usability, and scalability on learning management systems

• Capability both to work on your own initiative and as a member of a large and diverse team, often under pressure

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English 

• Right to work in Norway

Preferred 

• Knowledge of learning management systems apart from the ones mentioned above

• Working knowledge of either French or Spanish

Application

Please send in your application to krittika.vishwanath@amnesty.org by 5th January 2018 18:00 UTC with your CV and a cover letter stating why you would like to apply for this position.

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NSF announces James Ulvestad as Chief Officer for Research Facilities

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NSF announces James Ulvestad as Chief Officer for Research Facilities
12/13/2017 12:00 PM EST

Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that James S. Ulvestad will serve as the agency's first Chief Officer for Research Facilities (CORF), a position created in recognition of the critical role research infrastructure plays in science and engineering.

"For almost seven decades, NSF has helped build the research infrastructure that allows the United States to be a world leader in innovation. Investment at that scale requires high-level oversight and ...

More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243975&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

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Online Degrees and Certificates in Special Education

Online Degrees in Special Education
Drexel University is uniquely positioned to offer graduate special education certificate and degree programs online for educators and administrators seeking new tools and methodologies to instruct students with autism spectrum disorders and related learning disabilities. Drexel is home to the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, the first research organization dedicated to bringing a public health approach to the challenges presented by autism spectrum disorders. We are also one of only a handful of colleges and universities that offers Wilson Language Training® Level 1 Certification through its certificate and graduate degree programs.

Online programs in special education include:
EdD in Educational Leadership and Management
MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
Special Education Certification Program
Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Graduate Certificate in Special Education Leadership
Collaborative Special Education Law and Process Certificate
Paths to Wilson Language Training® Certification:
MS in Special Education
MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Studies
Graduate Certificate in Multisensory Reading Instruction Level 1
 
Drexel University Online | 3001 Market Street Suite 300 | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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FRIAR 2018 - Call for Papers - 6th International Conference on Flood and Urban Water Management

Please find below details of the upcoming WIT Conference, FRIAR 2018. To submit your paper or for more information please visit our website.

FRIAR 2018 - Call for Papers
6th International Conference on Flood and Urban Water Management
23 - 25, May, 2018
A Coruña, Spain

Conference website: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2018/friar-2018

Conference Topics:

Floods

Flood risk management
Flood warning and forecasting
Flood response and recovery
Flood risk adaptation
Flood protection
Flood modelling
Flood mitigation
Flood vulnerability
Urban flooding
Flood risk assessment
Coastal flooding
Climate change impact
Flood damage assessment
Socio and economic impact
Emergency planning
Blue-green infrastructure
Resilient approaches
Flood case studies
Catchment based approaches
Natural flood management
Urban Water Systems

Water supply networks
Leakage and losses
Modelling and experimentation
Safety and security of water systems
Water quality
Water savings and reuse
Waste water treatment and reuse
Urban drainage systems
Flood control
Storm water management
Watershed management
Urban strategies
Structural works and infrastructure
Maintenance and repairs
Sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDs)

        		
        	

Position Announcement: Indonesia Country Coordinator

The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force is currently seeking a motivated Country Coordinator to advance work with provincial governments in Indonesia to reduce deforestation. The position is funded under a grant from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) through 2020. Applications will be accepted from individuals or organizations through December 31, 2017, with work anticipated to start in January, 2018. Please feel free to circulate this posting among qualified candidates in your network that may have interest – the full posting can be found here link: " https://gcftf.org/s/GCF-Task-Force-2018-Indonesia-Coordinator-Position-Announcement.pdf "

Announcement - CARISMA Final Conference - 6 February 2018 - BRUSSELS

Dear colleagues

On 6 February of next year, the EU-funded project CARISMA (Horizon 2020 programme) will organise its Final Project Conference in Brussels. CARISMA started in February 2015 with a focus on a wide range of research and innovation aspects related to development and diffusion of (technology) options for climate change mitigation. More information can be found on www.carisma-project.eu.
 
At the Final Conference, the outcomes of the project are presented against the backdrop of an increasing need to scale up mitigation options for realising the goals of the Paris Agreement. In practice, scaling up of (technology) options is often hindered by aspects such as: sector- or economy-wide costs or welfare impacts, public resistance, or insufficient consideration of local context factors. At the conference, these aspects, with recommendations from CARISMA on how to address these, will be discussed with practitioners from the public and private sector.
The conference will have four sessions, which are further explained in the attached programme (which only shows confirmed speakers and speakers that have tentatively agreed):
Overview of CARISMA results and their policy implications
Integrating social and technological innovation for mitigation in the EU
Making context-sensitive climate policy
Ways forward for research and innovation for climate change mitigation
Should you be interested in attending the conference, you can register by clicking here.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Dr  Heleen de Coninck  (Radboud University, project coordinator)
 
Dr Wytze van der Gaast (project dissemination leader)
 
Wytze van der Gaast, PhD
JIN Climate and Sustainability | Ubbo Emmiussingel 19, 9711 BB Groningen, the Netherlands
T +31 (0)50 762 0930 | E wytze@jin.ngo| W jin.ngo | Skype wytzegaast
 
Book: International Climate Negotiation Factors: Design, Process, Tactics – Wytze van der Gaast (Springer)

        		
        	

[Econstudents] Spring term courses; Summer 2018 preliminary courses; Research Assistant positions; International Exchange info session; Economics Co-op Advisor

Dear Economics Students,
 
Below, please find information which may be of interest to you:
 
Spring Term (Jan-Apr) courses
§  If you are in need of an upper level ECONOMICS elective, please note that there are still spaces left in a number of our 400 level courses.

§  Also, please remember to drop, AS SOON AS possible, any course that you do not plan to take as there may be others waiting for that course (especially our 300 level courses).

 
Preliminary Course Offerings for Summer 2018
Thinking about Economics courses in Summer 2018? A preliminary list of course offerings is available at https://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/economics/assets/docs/undergrad-courses/201805%20for%20website.pdf. Please note that these are subject to change.
 
Research Assistant positions in the Department of Economics
RA positions for undergraduate or graduate students are available in the Department of Economics. The work involves producing a dataset of racial and ethnic conflict events in the United States by searching for events in the New York Times and coding them according to predetermined criteria. The positions will run from January to the end of April, with the possibility of continuing into the summer. Students must be able to commit to a minimum of 10-15 hours per week to the project throughout the school term.
 
Qualifications required:
●        strong/fluent communication skills and writing ability

●        strong academic performance

●        ability to work independently

●        qualitative training in political science or history considered an asset

 
Application must include cover letter and resume.
Please outline:
●        why you want the position

●        why you believe you are a strong candidate for a research position

●        how much time you will be able to commit to the project from January-April and possibly through the summer

Optional:  include a writing sample from a past assignment or paper
 
Wages $15.25/hour
Send applications to Jonathan French at frenchj@uvic.ca by December 20th, 2017.
 
*Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
International Exchange Info Session for Economics Students
Thinking of going on exchange? Join Dr. Paul Schure, Economics Exchange Advisor, to learn about international exchange, special opportunities for Economics students, scholarships, and more. The exchange program is open to domestic and international students. All welcome.
When: Monday, January 22, 2018, 11:30-1:00
Where: BEC 363
 
Meet the Economics Co-op Advisor
Jennie Nilsson is co-op coordinator for the Economics co-op program at UVic. Economics is one of our largest graduate co-op programs on campus and our students work for federal and provincial governments, investment and wealth management firms, and a number of other local, national, and international employers. Jennie has office hours in BEC 396 on Wednesday mornings 9am-12pm. Or e-mail to book an appointment at her office in DTB: jnilsson@uvic.ca. Jennie can help with your resumes and cover letters, discuss co-op opportunities, prepare you for upcoming interviews, or aid you in discovering what you can do with your graduate degree in Economics.
 
 
Regards,
The Economics Department
 
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2018 Leadership Engagement and Discovery (LEAD) Conference

        		Investing to Change the World by 2050
 
Save the date!

February 8-9, 2018 

The Alexander Hotel
Indianapolis, IN
As business and investment models seek sustainable opportunities to address challenges - including those in education, food security, health care, and environment - is there consensus on how to build an ecosystem that supports and nurtures the models of offering the best outcomes? 

Join us for this important discussion! Call for proposals coming soon.
Visit our website to learn more:https://tobiascenter.iu.edu/conferences/lead-conference/index.html

        	

MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights – including SCHOLARSHIPS

The MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights is the longest-running interdisciplinary, practice-orientated human rights master’s degree programme in the UK.
It was established in 1995 in collaboration with Amnesty International to provide scholarly and practical training for future human rights defenders. Located in Bloomsbury, the intellectual heart of London, it offers students easy access to world-class libraries and facilities, and proximity to a wide range of NGOs working on human rights. The degree aims to develop students as human rights practitioners and to enable them to engage with the intellectual and philosophical foundations of human rights. 
This programme is: 
Intellectually rigorous, engaging with human rights debates at the forefront of scholarly research
Career-orientated, aiming to develop the next generation of human rights defenders, advocates and researchers through an emphasis on building practical skills, including campaigning, fundraising, and research—all of which are important for work as a human rights practitioner
Cutting-edge, seeking to widen the frame of human rights debates by looking at emerging issues, such as the impact of environmental destruction on human rights
Policy-orientated, exploring human rights issues from a practical, solution-based perspective as well as a scholarly one
This course is also available to study via distance learning from anywhere in the world.
The degree brings together insights on human rights from a range of disciplines, including law, international relations and sociology. This unique interdisciplinary approach provides students with an extensive and diverse range of perspectives with which to understand contemporary human rights challenges. 
The nearly 800 graduates of the MA in Human Rights have gone on to work for an impressive range of organisations, including major international NGOs like Friends of the Earth, Anti-Slavery International and Amnesty International, businesses like Primark and Sainsbury’s, and UN organisations like the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
This programme is also available to study online, in collaboration with the University of London International Programmes. Find out more here. 
Two bursaries are also available for students on the distance learning course. See more information about the SAS Activist Scholar Bursary here.
Master's Funding
SAS Master's Studentships (2018/19)
The SAS Master's Studentships cover tuition fees and maintenance and are judged on academic merit. In 2017-18, the award amount is approximately £22,000.
https://www.sas.ac.uk/graduate-study/fees-and-funding/master-s-funding
SAS Coffin Studentships (Coffin Fund for Promising Students)
The School provides studentships through the Coffin Fund for Promising Students. In 2017/18 two studentship awards of £12,500 will be made to cover tuition fees and contribute towards maintenance costs, based on academic merit.
https://www.sas.ac.uk/graduate-study/fees-and-funding/master-s-funding
Postgraduate Master’s Loan Scheme
In November 2015 the UK government confirmed that a new Postgraduate Master's Loan Scheme will be introduced for students beginning master’s courses in the 2017/18 academic year. Individuals will be able to borrow up to a maximum of £10,000 for the purpose of completing an eligible postgraduate master’s qualification. These non-means-tested loans are available to both taught and research master’s students. For more information on the loan scheme, click here.
 
SAS Hardship Grant
The SAS Hardship Grant provides discretionary financial assistance for all students – particularly to meet extra costs that cannot be met from other sources of support. The Fund is intended to alleviate financial hardship. You can apply for help from the Fund at any time during the academic year. View/download SAS Hardship Grant application form [Word], and the SAS Hardship Grant application form for training and research [Word].
 
Institute- and Course-Specific Funding
The teaching institutes of the School offer a number of bursaries and awards for applicants who have been offered and have accepted a place on one of their degree programmes. These range from small bursaries to fee waivers and full studentships. Please check the relevant institute website for current deadlines.
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights
The James Manor Bursary honours Professor James Manor, who has been long associated with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and who had a pivotal role in founding the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. It provides up to 50% of tuition fees for students enrolled on the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. Part-time students are eligible for this award, although it is not automatically granted for each year of study and awardees will need to re-apply for the award prior to their second year. Four bursaries are available and are awarded on a competitive basis according to the academic potential of the applicant, with preference given to students with demonstrated financial need. The scheme is open to UK, EU, and overseas students. More information on the James Manor Bursary.
The Routledge Studentship is an annual award for a student undertaking the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. It was created by Routledge, publisher of The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, to mark The Round Table’s close connections with the Institute and to celebrate the achievements of Dr Peter Lyon, long-time editor of the journal and Reader in International Relations at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. In addition to a 50% fee waiver, the awardee receives £12,000 that can be applied to maintenance costs. Please note that this award is available only to overseas students. More information on the Routledge Studentship.
The Yusuf Ali Scholarship is available to students of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi descent who have applied for the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. Awards range in value between £3,000 and £14,000, depending on financial need. The decision to make an award depends on the excellence of the applicant’s academic and professional experience. More information on the Yusuf Ali Scholarship.
The School of Advanced Study Activist Scholar Bursary is available to students studying the MA in Understanding and Securing Human rights via online learning. There are two bursaries available, worth 50% of module fees (currently equates to £4,050). Applications are assessed on academic potential, financial need and voluntary or professional activism in the field of human rights. Find out more about the Activist Scholar Bursary.
 
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ICANN News Alert -- Registration Open for ICANN Academy 2018 Leadership Program

News Alert

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-12-11-en

Registration Open for ICANN Academy 2018 Leadership Program
11 December 2017
LOS ANGELES – 11 December 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has issued a call for registrations for the 2018 Leadership Program, to be held 7–9 March in San Juan, Puerto Rico, just prior to ICANN61. The program helps current and incoming leaders to better understand the complexities of ICANN and to develop facilitation skills. Interested individuals need to be endorsed by their Supporting Organizations, Advisory Committees, or Stakeholder Groups.

The registration deadline is Friday, 5 January 2018, 23:59 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The registration form can be found here. The Leadership Program does not provide financial support for travel to Puerto Rico, but does cover accommodations and offer a stipend for the days of the program.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

[ecrea] 2018 visiting fellowship at Canterbury University, New Zealand

Media and Communication Visiting Fellowship *University of Canterbury, New Zealand
The University of Canterbury invites applications for its Media and Communication Visiting Fellowship during Semester One 2018.
The fellowship covers the cost of a return flight to New Zealand, accommodation and a per diem for the fellowship period. The fellow is provided with an office in the department, a computer and access to the university library. The fellowship is for a four to six week period between either February 19 to March 29 or April 23 to June 1, 2018.
The fellow is expected to offer a number of talks and seminars on their research and meet with graduate students on an informal basis to offer general guidance, but is otherwise free to use this time for their own research.
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to the Fellowship Committee atjournalism@canterbury.ac.nz by December 29, 2017. A decision will be made regarding the fellow shortly afterwards. Questions regarding the fellowship should be directed to Babak Bahador at babak.bahador@canterbury.ac.nz .
The Media and Communication department at the University of Canterbury is a research-led department with strengths in a number of areas. The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference.” The fellow will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich their professional and personal development.

[ecrea] Research Associate @ University College London

UCL's Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) is seeking an innovative scholar with interdisciplinary interests to explore the intersections between the technical and political / public policy and governance dimensions of emerging technologies to join the department. Applications are invited for a Research Associate (i.e., Post Doc) to investigate the international political and governance dimensions of emerging technologies that underpin the Internet of Things (including but not limited to artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation).
For more details about the role, deadlines and requirements: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGI091/ucl-science-technology-engineering-and-public-policy-steapp/

Professional Development Certificate in Parliamentary Management

McGill University is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 intake the professional development certificate in parliamentary management program. Designed for mid-level parliamentary staff who have the potential to reach the highest levels of parliamentary management, the goal of this program is to advance parliamentary democracy by enhancing knowledge and understanding of democratic governance. The curriculum is based on international best practices and uses blended learning methods, including one-on-one mentoring, face-to-face networking, and online courses. By equipping parliamentary staff to become the ‘corporate memory’ of parliament, the program helps build the legislatures of tomorrow.
Further information is available:
https://www.mcgill.ca/continuingstudies/files/continuingstudies/0121_pd_parliamentary_201703_brochure_103117.pdf

SDGs & Youth Leadership

We are pleased to inform you that Social Responsibility Asia (SR Asia) is encouraging young leaders to adopt, understand and implement Sustainable Development Goals. Vision 2020 south asia project is an initiative of youths covered 17 districts of Bangladesh in promoting and implementing SDGs through youth leadership. The young change-makers are a testament to the ingenuity of youth and we congratulate them for their exceptional leadership and demonstrated commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals. SR Asia Bangladesh is the knowledge partner to Vision 2020 south asia project and in advisory board. On 8th December 2017, SR Asia Bangladesh joined in a seminar organized by vision 2020 south asia project on “SDGs and Youth leadership” in Sylhet Bangladesh. Around 200 students from colleges and universities were present in the seminar.

Kankana Haider
Coordination Team
Social Responsibility Asia (SR Asia)
Email: info.bd@sr-asia.org | srasia.bd@gmail.com
Phone: +88 02 8899232 | Mobile: 01796 635 293
Web: www.sr-asia.org

Call for papers: Chinese Economists Society 2018 North America Conference, April 6-7, 2018, Athens, GA, USA

This is a reminder of the deadline ( Dec 15) of abstract submission for CES NA 2018 conference.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Chinese Economists Society 2018 North America Conference April 6-7, 2018 Athens, GA, USA
The Chinese Economists Society (CES) calls for abstract submissions for its 2018 North America Conference, to be held at Terry College of Business, University of Georgia in Athens, GA, April 6-7 (Friday and Saturday), 2018. The local host for the conference is the University of Georgia. The theme of the conference is “Regulatory Impact Analysis: Methods, Applications, and Implications for Emerging Economies”. The conference includes invited keynote speakers, roundtable forums, and parallel sessions. Arrival and registration of participants will start in the afternoon of April 5. All speeches and sessions are on April 6 and 7. Confirmed keynote speakers include:
· Dr. James Hammitt is Director of Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, and Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health.
· Dr. Ginger Zhe Jin, Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park, Former Director of the Bureau of Economics, US Federal Trade Commission, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
· Dr. Mark Roberts, Professor of Economics at the Pennsylvania State University, Research Associate of the NBER, a member of the Census Advisory Committee, American Economic Association.
· Dr. Tao Zha, Research Center Executive Director of the Center for Quantitative Economic Research, the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics at Emory University, and Research Associate at the NBER.
This conference will promote academic exchanges related to the Chinese economy in a North American venue. It also provides professional development opportunities for doctoral candidates in North America who do China-related research and/or are interested in China-based employments. This conference will offer a focus-group panel session and other extended activities for these candidates. We encourage participating institutions, especially Chinese universities to recruit at the conference for new faculty and pursue visiting opportunities in North America for their faculty members. This conference also encourages student participation by offering one Gregory Chow Best Paper Award, travel subsidies, and valuable opportunities for students to network with experienced scholars.
PAPER SUBMISSIONS
CES invites both members and non-members to submit papers and/or to propose organized sessions at the 2018 CES North America Conference. All fields of specialization within Economics will be considered, but papers with close relevance to the theme or the Chinese economy will be given preference. The abstract submission deadline is December 15, 2017.
Persons interested in presenting a paper at the conference need to submit an abstract of no more than 400 words with title, author name(s), JEL code(s), and keywords via the CES website at http://www.china-ces.org/Conferences/NewAbstract.aspx?ID=47. Submitters will be notified via e-mail by January 15, 2018 as to whether your abstract is accepted for presentation.
If you would like to organize one or more sessions on a specific topic and have speakers/presenters lined up, please submit your proposal to Professor Zhuo (Adam) CHEN, CES President, for approval at zchen1@uga.edu by November 30th, 2017. Each organized session should consist of four individual papers. Proposal should contain a tentative name of the session, titles of papers along with their abstracts, as well as names of session presenters and discussants with their e-mails. Please note that papers included in a session must still go through the regular paper submission process through the CES website to be included into the program.
Important Dates
November 30, 2017 Organized session proposal submission deadline (submit proposals to zchen1@uga.edu)
December 15, 2017 Abstract submission deadline for both individual presenters and presenters of proposed organized sessions (submit via the CES website at http://www.china-ces.org/Conferences/NewAbstract.aspx?ID=47) January 15, 2018 Notification of decision
GREGORY CHOW BEST PAPER AWARD
We will select an outstanding paper presented at the 2018 CES North America conference for the Gregory Chow Best Paper Award. To be eligible for consideration for this prestigious award, the primary author of the paper must be a graduate student or a junior scholar who received his/her PhD within the last five years (no earlier than May 2013). The award winner will receive a certificate and a US$1,000 prize. Persons interested in being considered for the Award must provide information confirming eligibility at the time of submission. Graduate students’ electronic submissions should be followed up by a letter on official university stationary from a professor certifying that the submitter is a graduate student in good standing. An electronic version of this letter should be signed and emailed by the professor to Dr. Guodong (Gordon) GAO at ggao@rhsmith.umd.edu by February 28, 2018.
PUBLICATIONS
The CES plans to select a group of high quality papers presented at the conference for special issues at journals such as China Economic Review, Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy, and Emerging Market Finance and Trade. Papers submitted for consideration of the special issue still need to go through regular review process. Details about these publication opportunities will be provided later.
TRAVEL SUPPORT AND REGISTRATION WAIVERS
Limited travel subsidy of up to $500 per person are available to presenting authors. Preference will be given to students or junior faculty (received their doctoral degree May 2013 or later). Recipients of the travel fund must be CES members who are current on dues while new members may receive priority. Eligible presenters may indicate their interest in applying for the travel subsidy when responding to the decision regarding their abstract submission.
With the generous support from the State-of-the-Art Conference Support Program, the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost’s Office, the University of Georgia (UGA), registration waivers are available with preference given to UGA students, and non-UGA presenting students.
Applicants for travel subsidy and/or registration waivers need to apply for the support by indicating their interest and providing appropriate documentations by February 1, 2018. Decisions will be sent to applicants by February 15, 2018.
REGISTRATION
All presenters and conference attendees must register for the Conference. Registration should be made online through the conference page at www.china-ces.org under “Conferences”. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER BY MARCH 23 TO BE INCLUDED INTO THE FINAL PROGRAM.
You can join the CES and become a member here: http://www.china-ces.org/AboutCES/Default.aspx?title=Join%20CES. Regular membership is $40 per year while student membership is $15 per year.
Registration Fee Schedule

Before or on Feb. 28th, 2018 After Feb. 28th, 2018
Regular CES member US $100 US $150
Non-CES member US $150 US $200
Student CES member US $50 US $120
Student Non-CES member US $80 US $180

LODGING AND SHUTTLE INFORMATION
Hotel information will be coming soon.
Athens, Georgia is about two hours from Atlanta airport via Groome Transportation ($39 one-way). Schedule and booking of the shuttles are available on http://athens.groometransportation.com/athens-shuttle-schedule/.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Inquiries should be sent to:
· for academic matters: Dr. Zhuo (Adam) CHEN at zchen1@uga.edu
· for general inquiries: Dr. Zijun LUO at luozijun@shsu.edu
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
We acknowledge the continuing support for the Gregory and Paula Chow Foundation and the funding and in-kind support from units of the University of Georgia as below.
· The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provosts
· The James C. Bonbright Center for the Study of Regulation, Terry College of Business
· Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of International and Public Affairs
· Department of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health
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Postdoc opportunity, University of Kent


Message from Zoe Davies, a colleague at the University of Kent — would be a great opportunity for a recent PhD graduate...
I am currently looking for a high-calibre interdisciplinary social scientist to work a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator funded project entitled ‘Environmental Spaces and the Feel-Good Factor: Relating Subjective Wellbeing to Biodiversity (RELATE)’. The position is full time for three years. The post holder will be based at University of Kent, working with me and Robert Fish, but will also collaborate closely with project co-investigators Martin Dallimer (University of Leeds) and Katherine Irvine (James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen). In brief, the PDRA will:
explore human-biodiversity relationships, attitudes and values through a series of deliberative participatory workshops in UK woodlands across the seasons
use content and discourse analysis techniques to analyse human relationships with biodiversity attributes across a range of cultural and scientific texts
collaborate on a configurative systematic review, which will underpin the development of a conceptual framework for considering human-biodiversity relationships
write high impact peer-reviewed papers and give presentations at academic conferences
exchange knowledge and collaborate with project partners from both within and external to academia (e.g. government agencies and non-governmental organisations)
Further details can be found here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGF539/postdoctoral-research-associate/http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGF539/postdoctoral-research-associate/. The application deadline is Sunday 21st Jan.

National Student Success Conference: Innovators and Innovations


The University of South Florida is hosting the First National Student Success Conference February 21-23: http://floridaconsortium.com/event/national-student-success-conference-innovators-innovations/ There are some amazing speakers, including George Kuh as the keynote. Its a great time to come to Florida too.


*(SAW) is acronym for 'Sallalahu Alayhe Wasallam', which means 'Peace be Upon Him'.