The Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS University Islamabad, Vehari campus is organising an international conference on ‘Sustainability in the Changing Environment: Ways for Future Development’ on 12-13 November 2018.
Call for papers: Deadline 31st October
We are delighted to invite you to the ICSCE & 2nd SRC 2018 fore submission of the theoretical and empirical papers in the related disciplines of sustainability. Submissions are invited on, but not limited to the following sub-themes:
Business management in a changing environment
Climate change and sustainable development
Population, urban slums and poverty
Role of agribusiness in poverty alleviation
ICT and future development
(Registration details and deadlines are in the attached flyer)
We have a fantastic opportunity to hold an ASAP panel session in April at the Economic and Social Development Conference at HSE (Moscow). Information about the conference is below.
Can potential participants submit an abstract here: https://conf.hse.ru/en/ first and after that write to firstname.lastname@example.org to notify the organisers that application have been submitted before 1st November.
We have a short time before the official deadline to apply for our session for ASAP. Thank you.
International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, April 9 – 12, 2019, Moscow
The National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) with the support of the World Bank will be holding the 20th April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. The Conference’s Programme Committee is chaired by Professor Evgeny Yasin, HSE’s Academic Supervisor.
The Conference features a diverse agenda concerning social and economic development in Russia. The list of topics is available at
Participants are invited to submit extended abstracts of their papers for presentation at the Conference’s sessions. Proposals must be submitted through HSE’s online system at https://conf.hse.ru/en/ until November 12, 2018.
The Programme Committee will then send notifications on the acceptance of proposals (by January 25, 2019), after considering the results of reviews carried out by independent experts.
Papers included in the programme will have the opportunity of being published in leading Russian journals dedicated to economics, sociology, management, public administration, etc. (subject to additional reviews by the editorial board of a given journal). These journals are either cited in the Scopus and WoS databases or are included in the list published by the Russian Higher Attestation Commission.
The Conference’s working languages are Russian and English.
Online registration to attend the Conference will be open until March 25, 2019. Information about previous conferences can be viewed here https://conf.hse.ru/en/2019/.
Should you have further questions feel free to contact the Organizing Committee at email@example.com.
Additionally If you interested in gender or queer theory please also write to me and Valeriya Utkina UtkinaVV@hse.ru . There is another session being hosted.
An event jointly organised by Yale’s ASAP (Academics Stand Against Poverty) and Juris North. Please find the provisional programme attached, Global Justice and Crisis Conference Programme.
We have representatives of 10+ countries. This conference will bring together academics (law, political sciences, philosophy, sociology, etc.), non-governmental organisations and activists to present, explore, and discuss ways in which we may address worldwide current issues by means of global justice.
The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for debate over some key issues (poverty, access, dispute resolution and terrorism) ranging between particular case studies to their global impact, and including analysis of political, sociological, legal, policy, and everyday conceptualizations. The conference will provide a forum to analyse developments, and seek to discern underlying social, legal and political processes to address them.
We will have BSL (British Sign Language) interpreters to support the event.
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As you may be aware, a new data privacy law (the General Data Protection Regulation, or “GDPR”) was introduced in the UK and across Europe on 25 May 2018.
In order to be compliant with this new law, we would like to remind you that we will hold your email address on our database to enable us to contact you with information about the activities of Juris North and Academics Stand Against Poverty.
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Conference organizers: Academics Stand Against Poverty and Juris North
This conference will bring together academics, non-governmental organizations and activists to present, explore, and discuss ways in which we may address worldwide current issues by means of global justice. The conference takes place at a key moment for global justice. Contemporary events such as the rise of Islamic State and state failure/potential dismemberment from the caucus regions to the Middle East, the ongoing Israel-Palestine difference, the Ukrainian Crisis and Russia’s foray into Crimea, the socio-political crisis in Venezuela, the European Union facing Brexit are a few examples of domestic, regional and international multi-layered crisis .
The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for debate over some key issues (poverty, access, dispute resolution and terrorism) ranging between particular case studies to their global impact, and including analysis of political, sociological, legal, policy, and everyday conceptualizations. The conference will provide a forum to analyze developments, and seek to discern underlying social, legal and political processes to address them.
The conference papers will have the following objectives:
- To produce a lexical, syntactic, and semantic description of the language being used by different disciplines when using the terms such as “poverty”, “access”, “dispute”, “conflict”, “sovereignty”, “terrorism” and variation between speakers and groups of speakers—i.e. that of politicians, academics, and public in general.
- To evaluate whether we need to redefine “conflict” to reflect the complexity of current conflicts and the difficulty of fitting them into existing categorizations (inter-state, intra-state, domestic, regional, global).
- Conflict is usually viewed entirely in negative terms. To reflect on how conflict may be a positive mechanism for social change and what can be learnt/taken from situations of conflict to be applied in other contexts.
The conference papers will have test the following hypotheses:
- Politicians, academics, and public in general will display different linguistic features when referring to “poverty”, “access”, “dispute”, “conflict”, “sovereignty”, “terrorism” depending on country of origin and historical involvement in the conflict as well as personal and/or national agenda.
- Conflicts are defined by legal science, political science, international relations and many other sciences but also by non-rational factors such as emotion and passion.
- By neutralizing non-rational factors that cause bias in assessing conflicts, these conflicts may be resolved through a joint approach.
Key areas of discussion include:
- Access (to health, education, justice)
- Dispute resolution
It is intended that papers from the conference will be collected for publication.
CALL for PAPERS
We look for contributions that will deepen and broaden understanding of how conflict may me a positive force for change (key areas: poverty, access, dispute resolution and terrorism).
We hope to attract contributions from different disciplinary approaches and backgrounds, including those outside of the mainstream of theories of global justice.
If you would like to participate, please send an abstract (no more than 500 words long and written in English). If email your abstract to Dr Jorge E. Núñez firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission: Friday 31st August 2018
General Enquiries: Dr Jorge E. Núñez email@example.com
School of International Futures (SOIF) is awarding $25,000 incubator funding as top prize for its Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award.
SOIF is recognising and supporting the next generation’s endeavours to shape the future and work to drive innovation in foresight internationally. This award understands that foresight practice includes anyone who takes a futures approach to their work to explore and understand the impacts of longer-term factors and drivers of change on the future, to better understand how different futures might evolve, and to generate insights for decisions made today.
Making an award application is a simple process. In 1000 words write down the story of one of your past projects and make a 2 minute video about what foresight work you would spend the $25k on, this can simply be you speaking to your webcam or phone camera.
If you are under 35 or you have less than 10 years of experience in strategic foresight, and are studying or professionally working in the field, then you are eligible to apply. Applications are open until 1st July 2018.
SOIF is especially keen to welcome participation from the global south and to recognise the excellent foresight work across Africa, Asia and Latin America, including supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. However, this prize is very much open to all, worldwide.
The Award will support practitioners both personally and professionally and will help create a global sensing-network of future-alert activists. It will provide a platform to showcase innovative practice from around the world.
The winner will not only receive incubator funding to develop a new foresight initiative, but also free attendance at the SOIF2018 Summer retreat as well as mentoring support to develop professionally. A number of geographic and sectoral special awards will also be made.
If you’d like to apply, get involved as a partner or can help share the word then SOIF would love to hear from you. Please email award website.