Tuesday, January 19, 2010

NABARD CHAIR PROFESSORS Last Date 28 th Jan 2010


National At-Risk Education Network
7th Annual National Conference
16 to 18 February 2010
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL - Edgewater Beach Resort

NAREN's 7th annual conference at Edgewater Beach
Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida. A high-
powered specialized, niche conference for
educators looking to share and present programs
and practices that are successful with at-risk
youth in educational settings. A non-profit, non-
sectarian, non-affiliated organization.

Ocean front, fully-equipped suites are reserved
for conference participants at under $99.

1st Day Conference Opener: Dr. HUMOR - Stu
Robertshaw has presented as Dr. Humor to the
CIA, FBI, IRS and educational conferences for
over 15 years. Stu, now retired, was the only
special education professor with a law degree in
the state of Wisconsin.

2nd Day Conference Opener: Dr. Stephen Sroka
Disney Teacher of the Year, member of the
Teachers Hall of Fame, guest on Oprah and
featured in USA Today. Stephen recently opened
the International TeachME Conference 2009 held
in Dubai.

A pre-conference on the 15th with Dr. Anthony
Dallmann-Jones, author of SHADOW CHILDREN, and a
post-conference with Frank Kros, Director of the
Upside Down Organization, on the 19th are also
provided for additional cost. Graduate credits
are also available through NCATE accredited
Marian University.

See all details at www.NAREN.info

Inquiries: amy@naren.info
Web address: http://www.naren.info/
Sponsored by: National At-Risk Education Network


4th Global Conference
Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging

Thursday 23rd September – Sunday 26th September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This multi-disciplinary project seeks to explore
the new and prominent place that the idea of
culture has for the construction of identity and
the implications of this for social membership in
contemporary societies. In particular the project
will assess the larger context of major world
transformations, for example, new forms of
migration and the massive movements of people
across the globe, as well as the impact and
contribution of globalisation on tensions,
conflicts and the sense of rootedness and
belonging. Looking to encourage innovative
trans-disciplinary dialogues, we warmly welcome
papers from all disciplines, professions and
vocations which struggle to understand what
it means for people, the world over, to forge
identities in rapidly changing national, social
and cultural contexts.

Papers, workshops and presentations are invited on
any of the following themes:

1. Challenging Old Concepts of Self and Other
~ Who is self and who is other?
~ The new value of social diversity and cultural
multiplicity; breaking with homogeneity and sameness
~ What is the place of difference and alterity, of
normality and normalisation in defining identity
and membership?
~ How to account for social membership and
cultural identity?
~ Making sense of transformations and their
effects over culture, identity and membership
~ Othering, excluding, stygmatising

2. Nations, Nationhood and Nationalisms
~ What does it mean, today, to belong to a nation?
~ New migrants, new migratory flows and massive
movements from peripheral to central countries
~ Resurgence of the local and the diminishing
importance of the national
~ Are we living post-national realities?
~ What is the place of cultural claims in today’s
forms of social membership?
~ Assimilation, integration, adaptation and other
forms of placing the responsibility of change on
the Other

3. Institutions, Organizations and Social Movements
~ Evaluating the promises and institutions of
post-national governing
~ Institutions and organisations that do more for
money than for people
~ Political battles over globalization
~ Social movements, new rebellion and alternative
~ Trans-cultural connections that escape
institutional and political intentions or control
~ New forms of global exclusion

4. Persons, Personhood and the Inter-Personal
~ De-centering individuals and the making of
persons; thinking and acting with others in mind
and interpersonally
~ Tensions, contradictions and conflicts of
identity formation and social membership
~ New sources and forms of belonging; new
tribalism, localism, parochialism and communitarianism
~ Bonds of care across boundaries of inequality
and exclusion, ideologies and religions, politics
and power, nations and geography
~ Who am I if not the relation with others?
~ Non-recognition as cultural violence

5. Media and Artistic Representations
~ The role of new and old media in the
construction of cultures and identities, of
nations and place
~ Production and reproduction of cultural typing
and stereotyping
~ The contested space of representing culture,
identity and belonging
~ Art, media and how to challenge the rigid and
impenetrable constructions of culture
~ Living, being and belonging through art
~ Life imitating art and fiction

6. Transnational Cultural Interlacing of
Contemporary Life
~ What is shared from cultures? How are cultures
shared? Who has access to the sharing of cultures?
~ Cultural claims and human rights
~ Living in a context with the cultural markers of
a different context: Is that transculturalism?
~ Languages, idioms and new emerging forms of
wanting to bridge the 'invisible' divide of cultures
~ Symbols and significations that connect people
to places other than 'their own'
~ Culture, identity and belonging by choice

7. New Concepts, New Forms of Inclusion
~ Recognition and respect without exclusion
~ An ethics for social relations in a new millennium
~ What to do with historically old concepts like
tolerance, acceptance and hospitality?
~ Should not we all be strangers? Should not we
all be foreigners?
~ Is there any use for cosmopolitanism these days?
~ Loving the other within the self; building fluid
boundaries of belonging and being

The 2010 meeting of Multiculturalism, Conflict and
Belonging will run alongside the second meeting of
our project on Fashion – Exploring
Critical Issues and we anticipate holding sessions
in common between the two projects. We welcome
any papers considering the problems or
addressing issues of Fashion, Multiculturalism,
Conflict and Belonging.

Papers will be considered on any related theme.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday
26th March 2010. If an abstract is accepted for
the conference, a full draft paper should be
submitted by Friday 13th August 2010.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to the
Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word,
WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d)
title of abstract, e) body of abstract
E-mails should be entitled: Multiculturalism
Abstract Submission

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain
from using any special formatting, characters or
emphasis (such as bold, italics or
underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to
all paper proposals submitted. If you do not
receive a reply from us in a week you should
assume we did not receive your proposal; it might
be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look
for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs
Alejandro Cervantes-Carson
Research Director,
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
E-Mail: acc@inter-disciplinary.net

Rob Fisher
Network Leader
Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom
E-Mail: mcb4@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Diversity and
Recognition research projects, which in turn
belong to the At the Interface programmes of
Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together
people from different areas and interests to share
ideas and explore discussions which are
innovative and challenging. All papers accepted
for and presented at this conference are eligible
for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected
papers may be invited to go forward for
development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details about the project please visit:

For further details about the conference please visit:
Sponsored by: Inter-Disciplinary.Net


Conference Announcement / Call for papers

Creativity Workshops in New York, Crete, Barcelona and Florence.
Spring and Summer Workshops 2010

The Creativity Workshop is dedicated to helping educators from all
disciplines develop and nurture creativity in all fields. Workshops
are held in inspiring locations all over the world and are available
for CEUs or 3 grad level credits from the University of Iowa and
University of Arizona. Creativity Workshop lectures and exercises
include guided visualization technique, automatic drawing and writing,
map making, memoir writing, and storytelling. The Workshop is a
professional development opportunity that includes learning, travel,
available credits, and association with peers from all over the world.
The exercises and lectures by the instructors are aimed at helping
educators (and through them, their students):

+ Stimulate and deepen observational and perceptive abilities
+ Find inspiration at our fingertips in the everyday world
+ Get over writers block (be it essay writing, research, or creative
+ Get over the fear of failure when exploring self expression and new
+ Learn to do creative work and brainstorming collaboratively to
foster deep thinking, team work, and mutual respect
+ Engage and focus innate curiosity to meet pedagogical needs
+ Understand and use metaphorical thinking to establish links between
diverse areas of knowledge
+ Recognize and nurture creative instincts
+ Develop a daily practice of creativity exercises to accomplish these
goals on a regular basis

Take advantage of our $200 Early Registration promotion for our
workshops in Europe (Expires January 15, 2010).
Workshop size is limited.

Contact: Vivian Glusman, Administrative Associate
Phone: 1 (831) 915-5209
Email: admin@creativityworkshops.com

Conference Deadline 18th June 2010

International Conference on Applied Economics 2010
(ICOAE 2010)
26 to 28 August 2010
Athens, Greece

The aim of the conference is to bring together
economists from different fields of Applied
Economic Research in order to share methods and ideas.

The deadline for the submission of full text
papers is 18 June 2010.

Enquiries: icoae@kastoria.teikoz.gr
Web address: http://kastoria.teikoz.gr/icoae/
Organised by: Department of Economics, University
of Athens; Department of International Trade,
Technological Institute (TEI) of Western Macedonia

Conference Deadline 15 Feb 2010

ConnectED2010 - 2nd International Conference on
Design Education
28 June 2010 to 1 July 2010
Sydney, Australia

The 2nd ConnectED International Conference on
Design Education will be held from 28 June to 1
July 2010 at the University of New South Wales,
Sydney, Australia. An exciting multidisciplinary
program will provide the opportunity to continue
The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15
February 2010.

Enquiries: connected2010@clems.com.au
Web address: http://www.connected2010.com.au
Sponsored by: CLEMS (Conference Links & Event
Management Services)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fellowships Last Date 26th Feb 2010

The Institute of International Education and The William and Flora Hewlett
are pleased to announce they are accepting applications for Dissertation
Fellowships in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development. The
two-year fellowships of $20,000 per year are open to students enrolled in Ph.D.
programs in the United States, Canada, and sub-Saharan Africa. The goal of this
fellowship program is to produce sound evidence on the role of population and
reproductive health in economic development that could be incorporated into national
and international economic planning and decision-making.

Students in the United States and Canada are invited to submit applications by
February 26, 2010, and can view more information about the U.S. program by clicking

Students in sub-Saharan Africa are invited to submit applications by March 5, 2010,
and can view more information about the Africa program by clicking here.

Please email the Institute of International Education (popecondissfellows@iie.org)
with any questions concerning this process.

Veuillez faire circuler



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Centre for microfinance research- Jobs

Centre for Microfinance Research

Bankers Institute of Rural Development
Sector H LDA Colony Kanpur Road Lucknow 226012
Ph : 0522 2421187, 2421154 Fax : 2421176.
Email: bird@sancharnet.in
Web site : www.birdindia.org.in

Recruitment of Researchers on Contract

Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Lucknow is a society established by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in 1983 as an apex level institute offering training, research and consultancy services on various aspects of agriculture, rural development and rural finance. BIRD has set up within its fold a Centre for Microfinance Research (CMR) to take up research activities in the field of microfinance for facilitating policy initiatives and improvements in design and delivery system of microfinance services. The Centre has established four sub centres at Indian Institute of Bank Management (IIBM), Guwahati, Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Jaipur and Chandragupt Institute of Management (CIM), Patna. The Centre is currently looking for suitable candidates for the post of Researchers at the main centre and its sub centre at IIBM, Guwahati on contract basis for a period of 2 years, extendable by one more year.

Qualification and other requirements :

A Ph.D./M.Phil. qualification or First Class in Post Graduation (in Economics, Agri. Economics, MicroFinance or Social Sciences)
Possess Research Background " Published at least two papers either independently or jointly (as principal author) in reputed Journals
Other demonstrated interest in Research areas/activities.
Salary and Perks: Approximately Rs 9.00 lakh per annum (Cost to company basis) (all inclusive).

Interested candidates may submit their application by speed post and e-mail giving details of academic qualifications, research work, publication record, work experience, etc., within 21 days of publication of the advertisement to the Director, Bankers Institute of Rural Development, Sector H, LDA Colony, Kanpur Road, Lucknow 226012. Email :bird@sancharnet.in. Phone : 0522 2421187, 2421137, 2421154. Fax : 0522 2421047, 2421176. Candidates may also indicate their preference of place (i.e, Lucknow or Guwahati,) for posting.

S K Chatterjee


Monday, January 11, 2010

Scholarship for Higher Studies 20th Feb 2010

The Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship for Higher Studies – 2010-11
7 January, 2010 — yazdi
The Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship is a merit-based Loan scholarship programme designed for the best and brightest minds who wish to pursue their post-graduate studies, in India and abroad. Besides gaining a higher education, those selected will have a unique advantage of being a part of our mentoring programme which assists in nurturing their potential and motivating them to achieve their desired goals in life. Applications are invited for scholarships, for the academic year 2010-2011.

Who can apply

1.Indian nationals, residing in India.

2.Students below 30 years of age (as on 31st Jan 2010).

3.Graduates of a recognized Indian university.

(Candidates in the final year of the degree course, or those awaiting results are also eligible).

4.Students planning to pursue post-graduate studies at prestigious institutes from the Fall ­2010 semester. (Students awaiting admissions are also eligible, but the award of scholarship is subject to securing admission.)

Scholarship Amount

The amount of the scholarship, up to a maximum of Rs.10 lakhs, will be decided as per the assessment of the Foundation.

How to apply

Download the application form from our website: www.nsscholarship.net An application fee of Rs.300, by Cash / DD / MO drawn in favour of Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, should accompany the duly filled forms. (No cheques will be accepted). Incomplete applications will not be considered. The completed forms must reach the Foundation by 20th Feb, 2010. The Foundation will not be responsible for postal or other delays.

Selection Process

All applications will be screened for the purpose of short-listing. Short-listed candidates will have to attend a personal interview at Mumbai during April, 2010. The interview is mandatory, and is the basis for final selection.

Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, 102, Maker Chambers III, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021 Tel: 91 22 2282 4705/4589. E-mail: admin@nsfoundation.co.in, Website: www.nsscholarship.net


Wadia Fellowship Last Date 21st January 2010


136, Bombay Samachar Marg, Opp Lion Gate, Fort, Mumbai 400 023 Telephone 22843893, E-mail krcamaoi@hotmail.com

Applications are invited for the Mrs Avabai B Wadia Research Fellowships for the year 2010­2011. Research Fellowships will be offered to researchers in the area of Oriental Studies in the fields of philosophy/religions/culture/history. Applicants must be graduates from a recognised University. The Research Fellowships will be offered to researchers for a maximum period of two years, subject to their making satisfactory progress and sending six-monthly progress reports.

Research Fellows will be paid a monthly stipend of RS.1 0,000/- during the duration of the project plus an annual amount of RS.5000/- for contingencies. The scholar/s should be a resident of India while conducting the research.

Applications will have to be made in the Application Form available at the Institute. Completed Application Forms should be sent to the K R Cama Oriental Institute marked “Mrs Avabai B Wadia Research Fellowships” before Jan 21, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

JOB OPENINGS in ISEC Bangalore Last Date 15th January 2010

Nagarabhavi PO: BANGALORE-560 072
Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant to support Climate Change for Research Collaboration between CEENR-ISEC and SO-ZALF, Germany
o Master Degree in Agricultural Science / Agricultural Economics / Ecological/ Environmental Science
o Good knowledge of Computers and Programming is a requirement.
Should have the good field experience, understanding of climate change impact on agricultural landscape, sustainable ecosystem development
Duration: Initially for a period of six months, extendable to 1 year on satisfactory performance
Emoluments: Rs. 11,000/- per month
Age limit: Normally below 28 years
Applications by e-mail/ post should reach the undersigned on or before 15th January 2010.
Dr. Sunil Nautiyal (Project Director) Associate Professor Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources Institute for Social and Economic Change Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Road, Nagarabhavi, Bangalore - 560 072, India
Email: sunil@isec.ac.in; nautiyal_sunil@yahoo.com; nautiyal_sunil@rediffmail.com Phone (office): 080-23215468 Extn: 246 09886092494 (M)
Fax: 080-23217008

JRF and Technical position in ISEC Last Date 25th Jan 2010

Nagarabhavi PO: BANGALORE-560 072
Applications are invited for the following posts for a Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Department of Atomic Energy (BRNS–DAE), Government of India sponsored research project titled ‘Baseline Study of Flora Fauna at proposed uranium mining site at Gogi, Gulbarga district, Karnataka’ in the CEENR, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) (www.isec.ac.in).
1. Junior Research Fellow (3 posts)
2. Technical Assistant (2 posts)
1. Junior Research Fellow
M.Sc. in Botany, Zoology consistently good academic record.
a. UGC-CSIR NET qualified candidate will be given preference.
b. Knowledge on Angiosperms; Gymnosperms; Pteridophytes; Bryophytes; Lichens; Algae and Phytoplankton for the student from MSc in Botany
c. Knowledge on Non-chordates or Invertebrates (Annelids, Arthropods Mollusca) and Chordates for the students from MSc Zoology
d. Should have the good field knowledge
2. Technical Assistant
Bachelor or Master degree in Remote Sensing and GIS (or diploma in remote sensing and GIS
from the recognized Institutions) for one post and B.E./ B.Tech/M.Tech along with Knowledge
of database management or BSc or Ecological Economics/Environmental Science background
for the other position.
The number of positions of Technical Assistant may increase or decrease at the time of interview.
These positions are purely temporary. The appointment will be on contract basis for a period of six months initially and on satisfactory performance extendable to 2 years. Good knowledge of Computers and Programming is a requirement for both the research positions.
Age Limit: Normally below 30 years.
o Junior Research Fellow - Rs.12,000/- per month
o Technical Assistant - Rs.10,000/- per month
Applications by e-mail/ post should reach the undersigned on or before 25.01.2010. No TA/DA will be paid to the short listed candidates for attending the interview.
Dr. Sunil Nautiyal (Principal Investigator)
Associate Professor Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources Institute for Social and Economic Change Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Road, Nagarabhavi, Bangalore - 560 072, India
Email: sunil@isec.ac.in; nautiyal_sunil@yahoo.com; nautiyal_sunil@rediffmail.com Phone (office): 080-23215468 Extn: 246 09886092494 (M)
Fax: 080-23217008

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Workshop Last Date 25th Jan 2010

Moscow Workshop on Institutional Analysis
May 2-8, 2010 Moscow, Russia
Co-sponsored by State University - Higher School of Economics

Apply by January 25, 2010

Attend this workshop to
♦ Learn more about institutional analysis
♦ Present your current research and receive comments from
established scholars
♦ Become part of a worldwide network of institutional scholars.

Who is eligible?
♦ Postdoctoral social scientists - early in their careers
♦ Advanced graduate students - in economics, political science,
and other social sciences.
Participants will be selected on the basis of their current research
abstracts. Admission is strictly limited, and the pace is intense.
Participants must attend all sessions, and give as well as
receive feedback.

As a participant, you will
Hear established scholars discuss their ongoing research and
their strategies to formulate clear questions, design projects,
present results, and draw important and practical conclusions.
Make two presentations of your own research:
(1) in a small group with faculty guidance
(2) after revision, to the entire workshop, with formal discussion
of your work.
Network through close, informal contacts with faculty and workshop
alumni from 56 countries who have an enduring interest in
institutional analysis.

How to apply
(Please read carefully and follow instructions precisely)
E-mail a one-page abstract - 350 words maximum - of a current research project
of yours, plus a one-page curriculum vitae, to workshop2010ms@coase.org
before the deadline January 25, 2010.

Abstract (1 page, 350 words max)
At the top, list the title, your name, and the number of words in the abstract.
Any co-authors must be listed here. (At most 1 person per research project can
be accepted.) Abstracts will be judged on the clarity and importance of the
research question, and on their institutional focus. Work already published is not
eligible. Please do not submit any longer documents, as they will not be read.

CV (1 page)
Include your current professional status and the academic degrees you have
received, with university, year, and field of study. Also include your citizenship,
date of birth, and country of residence. Give as references the names,
e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of two scholars familiar with
you and your work.

As subject line, use Application for 2010 Moscow Workshop - yyy (where yyy is
your surname). Attach your abstract and CV only as Microsoft Word .doc files,
using filenames yyy abstract.doc and yyy cv.doc (where yyy is your surname).

The cost of the workshop - tuition and meals - is $2395 USD. This does not include
housing accommodations or travel expenses. Some fellowships will be awarded
competitively to scholars from developing and transitional countries, for tuition,
meals, and housing. All participants are responsible for their own travel expenses.
If you wish to be considered for a fellowship, you must state that in your
e-mail application. All participants will stay in workshop housing.

for more information www.coase.org

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Conference Last Date 1st Feb 2010

5th International Conference of MIT's Learning
International Networks Consortium
23 to 26 May 2010
Cambridge, United States

MIT LINC is an international community of
individuals and organizations that focuses on
higher education in emerging countries and the
role that technology can play in expanding
educational reach. http://linc.mit.edu

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1
February 2010.

Examples of conference themes:
Innovations in educational technology
New media for instruction
Virtual universities
E-learning in emerging nations
New pedagogical models facilitated by
Open Education Resources (OER)
Universities and lifelong learning
Web 2.0 and Social Software

Enquiries: emurray@mit.edu
Web address: http://linc.mit.edu/linc2010/

Sponsored by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Conference Last Date 3rd May 2010

19th World Business Congress
21 to 25 July 2010
Konya, Turkey

Annual congress of the IMDA on global business
challenges and opportunities. Designed for
academics, public policy makers and business
persons. Hardbound proceedings are published.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 3 May

Enquiries: k9x@psu.edu
Web address: http://www.imda.cc
Sponsored by: The International Management
Development Association


No Longer at Ease: Achebe's Classic at 50
4 to 6 March 2010
wellesley, United States

'No Longer at Ease' seems to be especially
resonant today. After half a century of
independence and postcolonial realities, the
conference will look at the past, present, and
future of African political and literary

Enquiries: jjackson@wellesley.edu
Web address: http://www.wellesley.edu/NCH/
Sponsored by: Wellesley College

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