Monday, February 28, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

CEF.UP and NIPE Workshop LEED 2011

"Economic analysis using linked employer and employee data: bringing together theory and empirics"

16-17 June

Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

3rd Call for Papers

 

CEF.UP and NIPE are jointly organizing a Workshop on recent research developments based on LEED (linked employer-employee data). We aim to promote the interaction of researchers within this community by creating a forum for the discussion of applied and theoretical contributions in economics and the role of LEED in opening new research paths. The event will count with the participation of John M. AbowdFrancis Kramarz and Jean-Marc Robin as invited lectures.

This event celebrates the decision to make the Portuguese LEED, Quadros de Pessoal, fully accessible (conditional on special permission) to the academic community. Quadros de Pessoal is internationally renowned as one of the richest data sets on product and labour markets, with detailed and comprehensive information on workers and firms.

We encourage researchers using LEED, including PhD students, to submit a related paper to this Workshop. The deadline for paper submission is March 20, 2011. Applicants will be notified about the status of their submissions by April 15, 2011.

All correspondence should be addressed to Ana Bonançaleed_workshop@fep.up.pt. For further information please visit our website at

http://www.fep.up.pt/investigacao/cef.up/workshopleed2011/

Kind regards,

The Organizing Committee

Anabela Carneiro, José Varejão, João Cerejeira and Miguel Portela

ATREE JOBS

FACULTY POSITIONS AT ATREE
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) invites applications for endowed two faculty positions: one in the 
area of environment and development, and another social science position.

Candidates should have at least PhD plus 1 year experience. They must have a strong interest in carrying out interdisciplinary research and engaging with policy/practitioner audiences.

For full details of the position and application process, see 

Deadline for receiving applications is April 30, 2011.

The HR Officer
ATREE
Royal Enclave, Srirampura, Jakkur P.O., Bangalore – 560 064, INDIA
Tel: +91 (80) 2363-5555, E-mail:  hr@atree.org

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JOBS

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
NEW DELHI
The Indian Institute of Public Administration, an apex National Institute for the study of Governance, engaged in high end Research, 
Consultancy and Training programmes for the Union and State Governments, Public Sector Enterprises and not-for Profit Organisations, invites applications from Indian Nationals for the posts listed below in the prescribed form, obtainable free of charge from the Registrar on request accompanied by a self-addressed envelope (25cm x 10cm) duly stamped for Rs.10/-.  The form along with 
Qualifications & other conditions can be viewed and downloaded from our website  www.iipa.ernet.in/www. iipa.org.in

1. Associate Professor (Three posts): One each in the area of :-
(i) Applied Statistics, (ii) Financial Administration & Management, (iii) e-Governance & ICT

Qualification Conditions: Persons with academic degree in relevant field and other qualifications as per University Grants Commission's (UGC) norms.

OR

Officers with at least 7 years' experience of All India Service/Central Service/State Service at Group 'A' level, may apply. 

Scale of pay: As per the UGC norms 

Age limit: Below 45 years. Candidates from academic institutions or practitioners from All India/Central/State Services may apply. 

2. One Assistant Professor in Environment Management & Climate Change 

Qualification Conditions: Persons with academic degree in relevant field and other qualifications as per University Grants Commission's (UGC) norms with three years experience of working as Assistant Professor.

OR

Officers with at least 3 years' experience of working in All India Service/Central Service/State Service at Group 'A' level, may apply.

Scale of pay:  As per the UGC norms 

Age limit: Below 40 years. Candidates from academic institutions or practitioners from All India/Central/State Services may apply.

3. Deputy Registrar 

Qualification Conditions: As per the University Grants Commission's (UGC) norms prescribed from time to timeScale of pay:  As per the UGC norms 

Age limit: Maximum 45 years

Completed application (separately for each post/area/discipline), in the prescribed form only supported by copies of the certificates 
etc. should reach the Registrar within 45 days from the date of publication of the advertisement. Incomplete applications (or not in the prescribed form) or those received after the due date may not be considered.

Registrar, Indian Institute of Public Administration
I.P. Estate, Ring Road, New Delhi-110002
Phone (011) 23468363, 23468373 Fax: 011-23326916

ATREE DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

ATREE invites applications for    Inter Disciplinary PhD Programme in Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies

The Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru, invites applications for admission to its Doctoral Research Programme, recognised by Manipal University, for the academic year starting July 2011. Applications are invited from highly motivated students with a Master's degree in any branch of the social or natural sciences. Students will undergo intensive course work and will be expected to undertake independent research on any environmental topic under a multi-disciplinary dissertation committee. Students are expected to join the programme full-time. Fellowship will be provided for at least 2 years of the programme. 

Eligibility
1.    Master's degree in any social or natural science or engineering discipline.  
2.    Must have qualified for one of the following entrance exams: UGC-CSIR (minimum NET), GATE, ICSSR, or equivalent qualifying exam  OR have a M. Phil. degree OR have published at least one peer-reviewed paper as lead author or co-author OR have some demonstrated  
research ability OR based on evaluation of Statement of Research

Application
Candidates seeking admission for the PhD programme at ATREE should submit the following documents:
1.   Completed application form (download  from http://www.atree.org/phd_prog_2011
2.   Copy of degree certificate, provisional degree, or mark sheets from previous semesters of the completed Master's course 
3.   Written statement of research and career goals (up to 1000 words) 
4.   Confidential reference letters from two referees.

The completed application form and supporting documents should be submitted by e-mail, post or fax to the address below by April 25, 2011. Please superscribe the envelope 'Application for PhD programme'.

Applicants who fulfill the eligibility requirements will be called for an interview at ATREE, Bengaluru after May 10, 2011. Detailed information on the PhD programme and research interests of the faculty can be obtained at http://www.atree.org/phd_program .

About ATREE

ATREE was established in 1996 and is fast emerging as one of the South Asia's leading conservation and sustainable development research organisations, with a strong interdisciplinary emphasis. ATREE's research covers the broad themes of environment and development, biodiversity and conservation. Areas of specialisation include biodiversity conservation, environmental governance, ecosystem functions and services, ecological agriculture, water management, urban environments, and development and environmental change.  Disciplines represented in the faculty (see http://atree.org/faculty) include ecology, taxonomy and eco-hydrology, landscape ecology and water resources, as well as economics, development studies, sociology, history, and political ecology. As the programme is broadening its focus, social science students with interest in environmental issues are particularly encouraged to apply. ATREE fosters diversity and gender equity at the work place. Women and persons from underprivileged groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

E-mail the completed application form to phd@atree.org, or post it to the address below: 

The Coordinator 
Academy for Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Royal Enclave, Sriramapura, Jakkur 
Bengaluru, 560 064, India.
Email: phd@atree.org, Phone: +91-80-23635555, Fax: +91-80-23530070

MICA FELLOWSHIP

MICA invites applications for admission to its doctoral-level 'Fellow Programme in Management – Communications' (FPM-C). The FPM-C is an AICTE APPROVED, three-year, full-time, residential programme.

PROGRAMME SALIENCE
• MICA's FPM will produce 'Fellows of Communication' who will be able to meet international norms of research and education in communication; the FPM focus would be on theory and, hence, critical thinking, argument  development, knowledge gaps identification, problem formulation and report writing.
• The FPM offers four areas of specialisation: Integrated Marketing Communication, Communication and Social Change, Communication 
and Cultural Studies, and New Media and Communication. Candidates should choose any one area at the time of application.
• Students will spend one term at an overseas university department assigned to an eminent communication academician/researcher.
• FPM students will be paid a stipend.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have a two-year UGC/AIU/ AICTE approved Master's degree/equivalent qualification with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade in any discipline of the Humanities/Social Sciences/ Business Management having communication /Journalism /Advertising /PR/ Marketing as a core subject. The candidate also should have completed a three-year Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification after completing higher secondary (10+2) or equivalent education. Candidates with M.Phil.or NET/JRF (UGC) qualification in 'Mass Communication and Journalism' or 'Management' and/or relevant work/research experience in a recognised communication/media institution will be given preference. 

Application Procedure
Application form and additional details are  available on the MICA website: 
http://www.mica-india.net/Academicprogrammes/fpm.html for download. The applicant shall submit an application fee through a demand draft of Rs. 1500, a Statement of Purpose (SOP), two letters of recommendation, and copies of certificates along with the application.

LAST DATE FOR APPLYING: MARCH 28, 2011 | PROGRAMME COMMENCES: JULY 2011 For more information, please visit www.mica-india.net. For any queries, please contact: FPM Office, Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), Shela, Ahmedabad – 380058, Gujarat INDIA Tel: +91.2717.308250 Email: fpm.micore@micamail.in 

Selection Process
All eligible applicants will be scrutinised through telephonic interviews. Shortlisted candidates will then be required to appear for the MICA 

Admission Test (MICAT-FPM). MICAT-FPM is a two-tier process: Written Test (WT) and Oral  Presentation + Personal Interview (OP+PI)

HBCSE FELLOWSHIP

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (A Deemed University)
V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai 400 088
PhD Programme in Science Education – 2011

Do you have a
• Flair for teaching and writing?
• Curiosity about how children learn?
• Concern to improve science and maths education?
• Interest in design and technology education for children?
• Wish to do research in science, maths or design and technology education?

HBCSE are looking for young people who combine a basic training in the natural sciences with a lively interest in society, technology or the arts, to explore issues in school and college education. HBCSE carries out research and development in  education in science, technology and mathematics from primary school up to undergraduate level. This research is informed by current perspectives in cognitive science, developmental psychology, history and philosophy of science and socio-cultural aspects of science and education. Pre-Ph.D. programs in these areas serve to orient students who may enter with varied backgrounds.Science and maths teachers and educators are welcome to apply. They would spend a minimum of two years at HBCSE to complete their course work and initiate their research work. 
Areas of research
• Development of scientific and mathematical thinking in children
• Design and technology in the school curriculum
• Visual and spatial modes in learning
• Socio-cultural and gender factors in learning
• Structure and dynamics of knowledge
• Environment education
• Innovative curricula, laboratories and teaching methods

Eligibility
B.Sc. in any subject followed by M.Sc./ M.A./ M.S.W. or B.Tech./B.E./ M.B.B.S. or equivalent

Important Dates: 
Application request deadline: April 1, 2011 Submission deadline: April 15, 2011

Written test: May 22, 2011 Interview: June 3rd week, 2011
Note: This is a programme in education. It is  not a pure or applied science research programme.  Admissions are made initially for one year, renewable annually up to a maximum of  five years. Students receive a monthly scholarship of Rs. 16,000/- (enhanced to Rs. 18,000/- after registration) and an annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/-. Accommodation may be provided on campus at nominal cost. In lieu of accommodation HRA amounting to 30% of the fellowship will be paid.

For application forms write, enclosing a 25.5 cm x 15.5 cm self-addressed envelope with stamps worth Rs.10/- to The Dean, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai 400 088.

Alternatively, you may download the form from  http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/downloads/

Completed forms should be sent latest by April 15, 2011 with two passport size photographs along with a demand  draft for Rs. 350/- (non-refundable) payable at Mumbai in favour of Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education.

A written test for eligible applicants will be held at six Centres around the country: Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.
For information see http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/graduate-school/examinfo/ . Those who qualify will be called for 
an interview.
Phones:(022) 25580036/25072230;  Fax: (022) 25566803;  email:  hbcdean@hbcse.tifr.res.in

Research proposals invited

School of Life Skills Education and Social Harmony Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) Sriperumbudur – 602105, Tamil Nadu

Research Proposals Invited

Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) is inviting research proposals from lecturers and young researchers those who have qualified M.Phil. or UGC NET. Preference will be given to studies pertaining to Life Skills Education and Reproductive 
Sexual Health and related topics of Adolescents and Youth.

Objectives of the workshop are to: 
• Provide a platform to the research scholars to produce scientific and quality research on Life Skills Education and Peproductive  
Sexual Health

• Develop research base in Life Skills and Adolescent Reproductive Sexual Health

• Document and disseminate a compendium of research.

Research proposals will be screened by a review committee and selected scholars will  be invited for a five day preliminary workshop conducted by experts from prestigious research institutions on research methodology for enriching the critical mass of the research 
proposal. A grant of Rs. 20000/- will be awarded to each selected proposal for the research  work. The final research work will be screened by research committee and published in  an edited book. Interested scholars can send their proposals before 10 th
March 2011.  The selection of research papers will be intimated by 20 th  March 2011. The tentative  presentation of papers and research methodology workshop will be first week of April 2011. Then the final research findings will be presented before the research committee and published. The entire process of research work will be over by 30 th November 2011.  Travel Allowance, boarding and lodging will be provided to all selected participants as  per the norms of RGNIYD.

For Details contact
Dr. A. Radhakrishnan Nair
Mobile No. 9843973970

VISITING FELLOWS AT TIFR

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (A Deemed University)
V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai 400 088
Visiting Fellowships 2011
HBCSE is a National Centre of TIFR devoted to science and mathematics education from primary school up to undergraduate level. The Centre is looking for competent and committed natural and social scientists, teachers and communicators holding a PhD degree to contribute to its programmes, in the following areas:

• Research in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education 
• Development of Curricula, Laboratories and Materials
• Teacher Orientation and Science Popularisation
• Olympiads in science and mathematics
• NIUS: National Initiative on Undergraduate Science

Applications will be received and screened throughout the year and referees will be contacted for recommendations. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a seminar/ interview at HBCSE.

Selected candidates will be offered a Visiting Fellowship initially for one year, extendable by one more year. The Fellowship  carries an honorarium of Rs. 21,000/- upwards p.m. plus 30% HRA and an annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/-. At the end of the Fellowship outstanding candidates have a chance to be considered for absorption in the regular academic cadre of HBCSE. The preferred age is below 35 years, relaxable for deserving candidates. Please apply enclosing your biodata and including the following specific details:

1. Date of birth
2. Academic record up to Master's degree
3. One-page description of PhD Work
4. Awards and scholarships
5. List of publications (with a brief note on the most significant publications)
6. Experience in teaching and science popularisation
7. Names of two referees
8. A comment on the state of science education in the country and suggested improvements (about 250 words)
9. A proposal for the R & D work that you would do at HBCSE (about 250 words)

Please send a hard copy of your application to Prof. J. Ramadas Dean, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai 400 088.
More information at:  http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/
Phone: 91 - 22 - 2507 2100 Email: vf@hbcse.tifr.res.in Website: http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “GOOD RURAL GOVERNANCE AND CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "GOOD RURAL GOVERNANCE AND CITIZEN PARTICIPATION" March 21-22, 2011, Delhi Region, India
Jointly organized by the Institute of Rural Research and Development, Jindal Global Law School and University of Baltimore School of Law

This conference is being organized against the backdrop of a unique experiment with methodology of Clinical Legal Education (CLE) carried out by the Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) of S.M. Sehgal Foundation, www.irrad.org, and supported by Clinical Programmes of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS),  www.jgls.org, to bring about good governance in rural India through citizen participation. This initiative looks at preparing rural citizens into becoming effective participants in democracy to effect good governance and to address the disconnect between the promises of law and their grassroots reality. The Constitution of India promises a life of dignity to every citizen. However, there exists a complete disconnect between this promise and its grassroots reality, especially in rural India. Having determined that lack of good governance is the main cause of this disconnect, IRRAD came up with a unique initiative to effect good rural governance. Termed as 'Good Governance Now', this initiative involves citizens' effective participation in developing good governed villages. The nucleus of this initiative is a training of selected villagers for a period of one year, using CLE's methodology of 'learning by doing' and to strive for social justice. IRRAD and JGLS have collaborated to further strengthen this initiative. Through this collaborative effort, IRRAD and JGLS are working to develop a model of 'good governed districts' that they will look at replicating in other parts of India in collaboration with other law schools. The primary issues that this initiative covers include  food, health, education, employment, and social security, using the tool of the Right to Information for authoritative citizen participation. 

Venue:Day 1- March 21, 2011- India Habitat Centre, Magnolia Hall, Delhi, India
          Day 2- March 22, 2011- Institute of Rural Research and Development, Gurgaon, India

For more details, contact:  ruralgovernance@gmail.com or visit  www.iraad.org

Summer School

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDY, SHIMLA Summer School on Mahabharata as a Conceptual Resource 

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Applications are invited for the second Summer School on the Mahabharata at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla. The duration of the School will be from  12 June 2011 to 26 June 2011. It will mainly consist of lectures by Philosophers, Historians, Sanskritists, literary critics and scholars of art and aesthetics followed by discussions among the participants on a set of pre-selected readings. This year's major focus will be on the Conceptual Universe of the Mahabharata and its salience through the centuries by looking into the aspects of philosophy, narration, aesthetics, morality and polity. A detailed Concept Note can be found at the Institute's website at www.iias.org . At the end of the School, every participant will be required to submit a short monograph on a relevant theme approved by the Coordinators. Applicants should be preferably in the age group of 25-40 and should hold a Masters Degree in any subject from Humanities or Social and Natural Sciences. Proficiency in Sanskrit is NOT essential. However, a working knowledge of the language is desirable. Those interested are requested to send a one page write-up on why they would like to attend the School and the level of their acquaintance with the Mahabharata along with their CV. Travel and local hospitality will be borne by the IIAS.

Applications must reach IIAS by 21 March 2011. Those selected will be informed by the first week of April 2011.  Applications may be sent by email at  iiasschool@gmail.com or by post at: Summer School on Mahabharata as a Conceptual Resource
Indian Institute of Advanced Study Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla 171 005

Third Annual American Business Research Conference


Third Annual American Business Research Conference
6 to 7 June 2011
New York, United States

Abstracts and/or full papers are invited for this international conference. Publication opportuinities, best paper award and expected attendance by delegates from many countries.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 2 May 2011.

Enquiries: haqz53@gmail.com
Web address: http://worldconfo.com
Sponsored by: Adelphi University , USA & WBI,
Australia
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EDULEARN11

EDULEARN11 (3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies) 4th, 5th and 6th of July, 2011 Barcelona (Spain) Website: http://www.edulearn11.org

The deadline to submit your abstract is 31st of March. You can do it at: http://www.edulearn11.org/submit

EDULEARN11 will be an excellent opportunity to present your projects and discuss the latest results in the field of E-learning, Experiences in Education, Pedagogical and Didactical innovations and New Technologies applied to teaching and learning. Its main objective is to promote and disseminate the educational experiences in all fields and disciplines.

This conference will be held at international level. The attendance of more than 700 delegates from 70 different countries is expected.

You can present your papers in 3 presentation modalities: ORAL, POSTER or VIRTUAL

Two ISBN publications will be produced with the accepted abstracts and papers: EDULEARN11 Abstract CD and EDULEARN11 Proceedings CD.

Apart from the professional experience, you will be able to enjoy the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, its historical places, its lovely beaches and unique gastronomy.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona next July!
Kind regards,

EDULEARN11 Technical Secretariat
Email:edulearn11@iated.org







Thursday, February 24, 2011

Openings at Centre for Civil Society

Centre for Civil Society is looking for committed, passionate researchers,  advocacy specialists, and program coordinators. We are urgently looking for a  Director of Research, and Director of Education, in addition to mid and junior  level positions across our various initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.ccs.in/careers.asp

2011 International Conference on Knowledge and Education Technology (ICKET 2011)

2011 International Conference on Knowledge and Education Technology (ICKET 2011)
10 to 12 June 2011 Chengdu, China

All ICKET 2011 conference papers will be published in the IEEE ICCSIT proceedings, which will be included in the IEEE Xplore, and indexed by the Ei Compendex, ISI Proceeding and other indexing services.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15 March 2011.

Enquiries: icket@vip.163.com
Web address: http://www.icket.org/
Sponsored by: IEEE, SIE

RGE DOCTORAL ADMISSIONS

Application and Admission 2011

Applications for the 2011 program starting October 1st will be accepted from January 12th to April 15th, 2011. All applications need to be submitted via the Interactive Online Application System (IOAS) which is open now. Click


http://www.rgs-econ.de/application-and-admission/

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

IGIDR MA

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) invites applications for admission to the following programmes:

 1. M.Sc. (Economics):    This is a two-year programme commencing August 2011.

Eligibility: Minimum qualification: B.A./B.Sc. in Economics/B.Com./B.Stat./B.Sc. (Physics or mathematics)/B.Tech./B.E. with at least a second division for Economics discipline and first division for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied mathematics at the higher secondary level or should be able to demonstrate equivalent mathematical ability.

Some need-based scholarships are available to Masters students as per Institute's norms. The second year Masters students are eligible to express interest to work as Graduate Assistants and depending upon the availability and norms, might be awarded such assistantships.

2.         M.Phil./Ph.D. (Development Studies): These are interdisciplinary programmes commencing August 2011. The duration of M.Phil.  programme is two years and that of Ph.D. programme is four years.

Eligibility: Minimum qualification: M.A./M.Sc in Economics/M.Stat./M.Sc. (Physics or Mathematics or Environmental Science or Operations Research)/M.B.A./M.Tech./M.E./ B.Tech./B.E.   with at least 55% aggregate marks for Economics discipline and 60% aggregate marks for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied Mathematics at the higher secondary level or should be able to demonstrate equivalent mathematical ability.

Stipend:  M.Phil./Ph.D. students receive a monthly stipend of Rs.12,000/- in the first two years. Those students, who fulfill the terms and conditions for Ph.D. registration, would receive a monthly stipend of Rs.18,000/- after Ph. D. registration in the third year.

Selection Procedure: Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in a written test and an interview. The written test emphasizes general aptitude, analytical ability and mathematical skills.  The test will be held onSunday, April 24, 2011 at the following centres: Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, and Thiruvananthapuram. The test venue will be notified in the call letter. Based on the performance in the written test, short listed candidates will be called for an interview at IGIDR around the last week of June 2011. Second class return rail fare by the shortest route from the place of residence will be paid to the candidates interviewed. The decision of the Institute will be final.

How to Apply: Application forms and prospectus may be purchased from the Institute Students' Office by paying cash on a working day (Monday to Friday, 9.15 a.m. to 5.45 p.m.) or via post by sending a bank draft of Rs. 200  (non-refundable) payable to Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) at Mumbai to the Students Office, IGIDR, Gen. A.K. Vaidya Marg, Santosh Nagar, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 065 (E-mail:soffice@igidr.ac.in). Payment in any other form will not be accepted. The request for the application form in plain paper, along with the candidate's name, date of birth, sex, address, academic qualifications, choice of test centre must reach IGIDR by March 18, 2011.

Internet Download: Application form can also be downloaded directly from the website of IGIDR (www.igidr.ac.in).

It is strongly suggested that the applicants should use the Online facility

Online Admissions:  Candidates can fill the application form online The website link for admission is http://www.igidr.ac.in/admission.phpThere is no application fee for the candidates applying online. The last date for receiving the Online completed application form is March 21, 2011. Reservation: Reservation of seats for SC/ST/Physically disabled categories will be as per the Government of India rules. Such applicants need not submit any application fee but are required to enclose a copy of the Caste Certificate/Medical Certificate (as the case may be) along with their request for application form. Those SC/ST/Physically disabled applicants submitting forms downloaded from the website are required to attach a copy of the necessary Certificate.

Last date for issue of application forms by post:March 18, 2011

Last date for receipt of completed application forms: March 21, 2011

IGIDR

DEVELOPMENT 
(An Advanced Research Institute Established by Reserve Bank ofIndia) 
(A Deemed University)

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) invites applications for admission to the External Ph.D. Programme (Development Studies):

It is an interdisciplinary programme, with emphasis on all areas of Economics including Energy and Environment Policy, commencing August 2011. Applicants with a minimum of three years of work experience from research and academic institutions, industry and government can apply. The External Ph.D. programme involves course work. There will be no scholarships or tuition fee waivers.

1.    Eligibility: (a) Minimum qualification: M.A./M.Sc in conomics/M.Stat./M.Sc.   (Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Environmental Science or Operations Research)/M.B.A./M.Tech./M.E./ B.Tech./B.E. or equivalent with at least 55% aggregate marks for Economics discipline and 60% aggregate marks for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied Mathematics at the higher secondary level or should be able to demonstrate equivalent mathematical ability.
(b) The applicants ought to have a minimum of three years of work experience and they need to apply with the `No Objection Certificate' along with leave authorization on the official letterhead of the Organization duly signed by the authorized official of the Organization. (c) Applicants be preferably below 45 years of age; it can be relaxed only in case of exceptional candidates.

  1. How to Apply:  Candidates should apply not later than April 29, 2011 with (a) their current curriculum vita, (b) two, passport size photographs, (c) two reference letters (in sealed envelopes and on official letterheads of the issuing authority), (d) No objection Certificate along with leave authorization on the official letterhead of the Organization duly signed by the authorized official of the Organization. (e) a self certified original research proposal not exceeding 3000 words, (f) research publications (if any) and (g) a bank draft of Rs. 200 (non-refundable) payable to Indira Gandhi  Institute of Development  Research (IGIDR) at  Mumbai to the "Students Office, IGIDR, Gen. A.K. Vaidya Marg, Santosh Nagar, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 065 (E-mail: soffice@igidr.ac.in)". Payment in any other form will not be accepted. Application envelopes have to be marked as "Application for External Ph.D. Program".

 3.   It is strongly suggested that the applicants should use the strong>Online facility

Online Admissions:  Candidates can fill the application form online The website link for admission is http://www.igidr.ac.in/admission.phpThere is no application fee for the candidates applying online

  1. Selection Procedure: Candidates have to apply with all the documents specified in Paragraph (2). Based on these, short listed candidates will be called for the interview around the last week of June 2011.  Three-tier AC class return rail fare by the shortest route from the place of residence will be paid to the candidates interviewed. The decision of the Institute will be final.
  1. Reservation: /span>Reservation of seats for SC/ST/Physically disabled categories will be as per the Government of India rules. Such applicants need not submit any application fee but are required to enclose a copy of the Caste Certificate/Medical certificate (as the case may be) along with their application. They are however, not exempt from submitting all the documents referred to in paragraph 2.

Last date for receipt of completed applications:                April 29, 2011

IGIDR

Visiting Scholars Program 2011


Overview:  The Visiting Scholar Programme (VScP) has been instituted at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) as one of its outreach activities with the objective of supporting research being conducted by Ph.D. Scholars and junior faculty members of colleges and universities in India and abroad.  The scholarship will enable up to five selected scholars to spend three months at a stretch at IGIDR anytime during 1 April 2011 – 31 March 2012 to work on a proposal that can be satisfactorily completed during their stay.


Eligibility:  At the time of application, applicants should possess a Masters degree in any field and be registered for Ph.D. on a topic broadly involving any area of economics including energy and environmental policy.  Applicants are required to submit their curriculum vitae (CV), a research proposal and two letters of recommendation.  One of the letters of recommendation should be from the concerned Ph.D. supervisor in the case of a Ph.D. student, and the principal of the College/University in the case of a junior faculty member.  Recommendation letters should clearly give the contact details of the recommenders.  Candidates should clearly mention in the application the preferred three-month period of stay at IGIDR.


Research Proposal:  The proposal should involve economic issues including those related to energy and environment.  It should be strictly within 1,500 words, and its scope should be such that the project can be completed in three months.  Proposals in both theoretical and empirical issues will be considered.  The research proposal should be accompanied by a signed certification by the applicant as well as by the concerned thesis supervisor/Principal, stating that the research proposal is original work of the applicant.


Selection will be based on a joint evaluation of the CV, letters of recommendation and the quality of the research proposal submitted at the time of application.  Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of a double-blind refereeing process.


Emoluments:  Selected scholars will be paid a stipend of Rs.9000/- per month, to and fro three-tier AC train fare, and provided free accommodation on campus for their duration of stay.  Foreign scholars residing outside India, however, will have to bear the transportation expenses on their own.


Requirements:  Selected scholars will be required to submit a progress report of the research project at the end of six weeks and a complete research report along with a seminar presentation of the research findings at the end of three-month stay.  Failure to submit a progress report on time may lead to the termination of the scholarship programme.  Once the research project is completed and published, the scholar should acknowledge IGIDR in an appropriate way.


Application Deadline & Notifications:  Applications can be sent electronically or by post to reach IGIDR by 5 March 2011.  Letters of recommendation should be sent by the concerned persons directly to IGIDR via email/post.  The subject head for email and top of the envelope for post should indicate APPLICATION FOR VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM 2011.  Selected applicants will be notified via email/post by 20 March 2011.  Those selected will have to accept the offer latest by 4 April 2011.


Address for Communication:

Visiting Scholars Program 2011

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)

Gen A. K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400 065 (INDIA)

Email: vscp@igidr.ac.in.

The Third Asian Conference on Education 2011

The Third Asian Conference on Education 2011 27 to 30 October 2011 Osaka, Japan

International Education Conference organized by IAFOR with the University of London (Birkbeck), Waseda University, Tokyo and the Singapore National Institute of Education.

Conference Theme: Learning and Teaching in a Globalized World.

Conference Co-chairs: Professor Sue Jackson (London University), Professor Michiko Nakano (Waseda University), Professor  Liu Woon Chia (NIE Singapore)

Featured Speakers: Professor David Aspin (Monash University, Australia and Professor Judith Chapman (ACU, Australia and Cambridge University, UK)

The Asian Conference on Education is an interdisciplinary international conference that
invites academics and independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. ACE 2011 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education. Academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders.

Conference Theme: Learning and Teaching in a Globalised World

As the 2009 and 2010 Asian Conferences on Education showed, education and lifelong learning have been seen as a solution to a host of local and global problems whilst globalized education systems are becoming increasing socially, ethnically and culturally diverse. The Third Asian Conference on Education extends these discussions to consider learning and teaching in a globalized world. The conference organizers encourage submissions that consider learning and teaching through one of the following sub-themes, although submission of other topics for consideration is also welcome:

- Challenges, resistances and negotiations in learning and teaching
- Community, culture and globalization
- Diversities, belonging and un/belonging
- Equity, social justice and social change
- Learning and teaching in a global knowledge economy
- Learning and teaching in glocal spaces

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1 July 2011.

Enquiries: ace@iafor.org
Web address: http://ace.iafor.org
Sponsored by: IAFOR, London University, Waseda University and The Singapore National Institute of Education

Orientation Course on Human Development at TISS, Mumbai, 25-29 April, 2011 [LD: 28 Feb, 2011]..

JFYI: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai will conduct an "Orientation Course on Human Development" at TISS, Mumbai from 25-29 April 2011, as part of a project supported by UNDP, India. The objective of the course is to orient young development practitioners to the human development approach and its operationalization into development practice.

Eligibility to apply:
(a) Should be working on development issues of the poor and marginalized in India, in the government, NGOs, development agencies or as faculty in academic institutions.

(b) Should be postgraduates (in any discipline) and preferably not more than 35 years of age.

How to apply:
The application should consist of the following:-
(a) CV of the applicant (not to exceed 4 pages).

(b) A brief note (not to exceed 1 page) on why the applicant would like to participate in the course.

The application should be sent by email to hdcourse.tiss@gmail.com and rohit@tiss.edu not later than 28 February 2011 .

Selected participants will be informed by 15 March 2011. The selected participants will be provided with lodging and boarding by TISS, however they will have to bear their own travel costs. There is no registration fee for the course.
Pl. visit: http://www.tiss.edu/announcement/orientation-course-on-human-development

World Bank Essay Competition 2011 Deadline March 17th 2011

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Call for Papers for a National Seminar

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Jobs at IIM Calcutta

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) invites applications to various academic groups (please refer to the faculty page in IIMC website for information on the academic groups at IIMC) from candidates of exceptional academic background for the positions of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor on Contract.

IIMC, the first national level management school in India, was set up by the Government of India in 1961. Today it is recognized as leading management school not only in India but in the Asia-Pacific region with regard to its quality of teaching and research. The Institute provides a very congenial environment for academic work and scholarship with a strong emphasis on research. IIMC has consistently laid emphasis on high quality research that is proven by the scholarly output in reputed peer reviewed journals. This has resulted in the Institute being internationally recognized as a strong research oriented one as evidenced by the number of research articles by IIMC faculty that feature in UT Dallas Ranking, Google Scholar and Science Direct.

All candidates must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field (with a first class in the preceding degree) and publications in reputed peer reviewed journals. Base salary is as per guidelines of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The Institute also offers opportunities to excel in other activities related to management education, including training and consulting. Candidates who have just completed their doctoral degree but have no work experience should demonstrate adequate proof of their research and publication potential. Such candidates, i.e., with no relevant work experiences, would be considered only for an Assistant Professor on Contract position. Candidates with prior appropriate academic experience may also apply for Full Time Visiting Faculty positions.

For permanent position, the work experience requirement is as follows:

  • Professor: Minimum 10 years relevant experience, of which 4 years must be at Associate Professor level at IIMs or other peer institutes.
  • Associate Professor: Minimum 6 years relevant experience, of which 3 years must be at Assistant Professor level at IIMs or other peer institutes.
  • Assistant Professor: Minimum 3 years relevant experience (part-time work experience while doing doctoral research will not be counted).

For preparing your application, kindly use the IIMC application pro forma, the download link for which is at the bottom of this page. Please ensure that your application is accompanied by a covering letter and signed confidential reports (up to two pages length for each report) from the referees mentioned above. Each signed confidential report must be provided in a sealed envelope with the signature of the respective referee across the flap of the envelope. The application should be addressed to Director, IIM Calcutta, Diamond Harbour Road, Joka, Kolkata – 700104, India.

In case of applying by e-mail, the application should be sent to director@iimcal.ac.in. In the case of applications by e-mail, the confidential report must be sent directly by the referee from their email id (the one mentioned in the application) to director@iimcal.ac.in. Non-receipt of referee reports or application not as per proforma given above would be construed as an incomplete application and will not be considered for processing.

Click the link http://www.iimcal.ac.in/ipc/

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2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ISSUES

Call for Papers
2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ISSUES
Sponsored by: Indian Journal of Economics and Business, USA
December 19-20, 2011, Hotal Hans, New Delhi (India)
After a very successful first conference at the same venue in 2009, IJEB and Serials Publications, New Delhi are happy to announce the next meeting in 2011.
To be Invited Speakers: Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Ex-Union Minister of Commerce, Government of India and Harvard Professor of Economics, Dr. Bimal Jalan, Ex-Governor, Reserve Bank of India, Dr. Y. V. Reddy, Ex-Governor, Reserve Bank of India and many other eminent scholars, academicians, business leaders and researchers. Invited speakers may address Luncheon meetings on the India specific topics.
Paper & abstract submissions: Deadline: May 1, 2011 and early submissions are encouraged. Full paper submission deadline: October 15, 2011, Registration deadline is October 31, 2011.
Research articles in the area of Economics and Business. The articles may deal in broad areas of branches of Economics such as 
Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Finance, International Economics, Development Economics, Mathematical Economics, Industrial Economics, Agricultural Economics, Economics of Education, Women Studies, Health Economics, Population Studies, Environment Economics, Applied Economics and Management Information Systems; Global Business; Marketing Theory and Applications; Accounting; Economics; Finance & Investment; General Management; General Business Research; Business & Economics Education; Production/Operations Management; Organizational Behavior & Theory; Strategic Management Policy; Labor Relations & Human Resource Management; Business Law; Public Responsibility and Ethics; Technology & Innovation; Public Administration and Small Business Entrepreneurship. 
Qualified individuals will referee papers submitted through a process of double blind peer review. Accepted papers will be published in 
INDIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS-ISSN: 0972-5784 (www.ijeb.com)
Manuscript for Submission: Papers must be written in English:  ijeb2011@gmail.com or kulkarnk@mscd.edu
Kishore G. Kulkarni, Professor of Economics and Editor, Indian Journal of Economics and Business, (visit www.ijeb.com)
CB 77, P. O. Box 173362 Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver. CO 80217-3362. Ph: 303-556-2675.
Refer to www.kulkarnibooks.com for information on books published.
Conference Registration fee: Rs. 5000-00. It includes cost of all lunches and receptions on December 19 and 20th December, 2011. Persons who have submitted registration fees before June 1. Make checks payable to 'Serials Publications' 4830/24, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi - 110 002 (India), Ph. 011-23245225 e-mail: serialsjournals@gmail.com, Please visit our web site: www.serialspublications.com

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2012 WINTER GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS AND FINANCE (GCBF)


2012 WINTER GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS AND FINANCE (GCBF) HONOLULU, HAWAII
3-6 JANUARY 2012

You are invited to participate in The 2012 Global Conference on Business and Finance
(GCBF) – Honolulu, Hawaii.  The Conference, sponsored by The Institute for Business and
Finance Research, LLC (IBFR), will be held from January 3-6, 2012 at the Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of business, finance, marketing, management, accounting, MIS, public administration, economics, business law, business education, agribusiness, health care administration and related fields are welcome. Papers do not need to be global in nature. English and Spanish language sessions will be offered. An Internet Session will be offered for those unable to make the trip to Hawaii.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES (must be received at our office by)

Submission for presentation consideration: November 7, 2011

Regular registration and payment receipt: November 15, 2011

Payment receipt: November 15, 2011

Proceeding Award submission: November 17, 2011

USEFUL LINKS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Detailed Call for Papers: www.theibfr.com/call-us.htm
Submissions for presentation consideration:
submissions@theibfr.com
Hotel Information: www.theibfr.com/hotel-us.htm
Travel information: www.theibfr.com/travel-us.htm
Registration: www.theibfr.com/registration.htm
Accepted forms of payment: www.theibfr.com/paymentmethods.htm
General inquiries: admin@theibfr.com

SUBMISSIONS FOR PRESENTATION CONSIDERATION
Submit a 200-word abstract, work-in process or full paper to: submissions@theIBFR.com
Early submissions are greatly appreciated. All submissions must be in Microsoft Word or Acrobat PDF format. Include the contact information for all authors on the first page of the document.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE

JOURNAL PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES
The Conference is affiliated with eight peer- reviewed journals: The International Journal of
Business and Finance Research, International Journal of Management and Marketing Research, Global Journal of Business Research, Accounting and Taxation, Business Education and Accreditation, Review of Business and Finance Case Studies, Agribusiness Research, and Revista Internacional Administración & Finanzas. Please visit our website for journal specific distribution, indexing and ranking information, including: EBSCOHost, SSRN, Cabell's Directory, Ulrich's Periodical Directory, The American Economic Association's Econlit, e-JEL, JEL on CD and other rankings.  Papers honored with the
Outstanding Research Award at the conference will be offered publication in one of our
journals. In addition, papers receiving the Best Paper in Session Award are reviewed for possible journal publication.

PUBLICATION IN THE REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Publishing in the Refereed Conference
Proceedings is optional and free to registered and paid conference attendees. You can publish a 200-word abstract, a 5-page version of your paper or a full paper (not to exceed 12 properly formatted pages).

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AND BEST IN SESSION AWARDS
Registered and paid attendees may submit their paper for award consideration and possible publication in one of our journals (a double-blind review process will be applied). Award winners will receive a certificate and Award Plaque at the award luncheon.  Best in Session Award Winners will be selected in each session. Award winners will receive a certificate at the award luncheon and are invited to submit their papers for possible publication.

CONFERENCE FEES
Conference registration fees are not refundable or transferable. At least one author per paper must register and pay the registration fees. All attending authors must register and pay the registration fee. Conference registration is US$340 for the first paper. Non-presenting participants are welcome and are subject to the US$340 registration fee. The registration fee for full-time presenting and non-presenting students is US$310 (documentation of full-time student status is required).  There is an US$80 fee for each additional paper. A US$50 late fee applies for registration fees received after November 15, 2011. An additional US$50 fee applies for papers having five or more authors.  If your
payment is not received in our office by November 28, 2011, your participation will be
cancelled. The registration form is available at: www.theIBFR.com/registration.htm
Accepted forms of payment are available at www.theibfr.com/paymentmethods.htm

HOTEL
We encourage you to stay at the conference hotel and to arrange for your lodging early. Hawaii is a popular destination at this time of year and hotels regularly sell out. We have arranged for a small block of rooms at the Ala Moana Hotel at the special rates of US$119 for the Kona Tower (one queen bed only, single or double occupancy only).  Waikiki Tower rooms are US$139 per night double occupancy or US$179 per night triple occupancy. These Group rates will be honored, Saturday December 31, through Monday, January 9, 2012. These rates are available for booking until Friday, December 2, 2011, or until the available block of rooms is reserved, whichever occurs first.  Please visit our website at for detailed hotel at www.theIBFR.com/hotel-us.htm Hotel cancellations must be received at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid charges

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
During the reception, Hor'dourves and soft drinks will be provided by the Institute for
Business and Finance Research.  The networking luncheon will be sponsored by Review of Business and Finance Case Studies.  The award luncheon will be sponsored by The International Journal of Business and Finance Research and Business Education & Accreditation. Additional luncheon tickets are available for purchase for those participants attending with a guest(s) or spouse. The price per ticket is US$30.

CONFERENCE CANCELLATIONS
Please visit our website at for detailed information at www.theibfr.com/call-us.htm

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Finance Seminar



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International Conference on Gambling Studies

International Conference on Gambling Studies 3 to 5 April 2011
Nottingham, United Kingdom

In recent years there has been a substantial increase in interest in the study of gambling.
The conference brings together those interested in this field so as to contribute to the base of knowledge about gambling in all its dimensions.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 21 February 2011.

Enquiries: leighton.vaughan-williams@ntu.ac.uk
Web address:
http://www.ntu.ac.uk/nbs/news_events/events/96320.html
Sponsored by: Nottingham Business School

3rd International Conference on Prediction and Information Markets


3rd International Conference on Prediction and Information Markets 3 to 5 April 2011
Nottingham, United Kingdom

The conference, in association with the Journal of Prediction Markets, is the third in a series of international conferences designed to bring together those interested in forecasting, information aggregation and the efficiency of markets.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 21 February 2011.

Enquiries: leighton.vaughan-williams@ntu.ac.uk
Web address: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/nbs/news_events/events/96318.html
Sponsored by: Nottingham Business School

6th International Conference on Money, Investment and Risk


6th International Conference on Money, Investment and Risk 3 to 5 April 2011
Nottingham, United Kingdom

This conference will bring together all those interested in any area of money, investment, risk or finance. All are welcome, including  academics, policy-makers and business/industry professionals.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 21 February 2011.

Enquiries: leighton.vaughan-williams@ntu.ac.uk
Web address: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/nbs/news_events/events/98161.html
Sponsored by: Nottingham Business School

Monday, February 14, 2011

4th Global Conference Madness: Probing the Boundaries

4th Global Conference Madness: Probing the Boundaries

Tuesday 27th September – Thursday 29th September 2011 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

This inter-disciplinary research conference seeks to explore issues of madness across historical periods and within cultural, political and social contexts. We are also interested in exploring the place of madness in persons and interpersonal relationships and across a range of critical perspectives. Seeking to encourage innovative inter, multi and post disciplinary dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from all disciplines, professions and vocations which struggle to understand the place of madness in the constitution of persons, relationships and the complex interlacing of self and other.

In particular papers, workshops, presentations and pre-formed panel proposals are invited on any of the following themes:

1. The Value of Madness or Why is it that We Need Madness?
~ Critical explorations: beyond madness/sanity/insanity
~ Continuity and difference: always with us yet never quite the same
~ Repetition and novelty: the incessant emergence and re-emergence of madness
~ Profound attraction and desire; fear of the abyss and the radical unknown
~ Naming, defining and understanding the elusive

2. The Passion of Madness or Madness and the Emotions
~ Love as madness; uncontrollable passion; unrestrainable love
~ Passion and love as a remaking of life and self
~ Gender and madness; the feminine and the masculine
~ Anger, resentment, revenge, hate, evil
~ I would rather vomit, thank you; revulsion, badness and refusing to comply

3. The Boundaries of Madness or Resisting Normality
~ Madness, sanity and the insane
~ Being out of your mind, crazy, deranged, yet perfectly sane
~ Deviating from the normal; defining the self against the normal
~ Control, self-control and the pull of the abyss
~ When the insane becomes normal; when evil reins social life

4. Lunatics and the Asylum or Power and the Politics of Madness
~ The social allure and fear of madness; the institutions of confining mad people
~ Servicing normality by castigating the insane and marginalizing lunatics
~ Medicine, psychiatry, psychology, law and the constructions of madness;madness as illness
~ Contributions of the social sciences to the making and the critique of the making of madness
~ Representations, explanations and the critique of madness from the humanities and the arts

5. Creativity, Critique and Cutting Edge
~ Madness as genius, outstanding, out of the ordinary, spectacularly brilliant
~ The art of madness; the science of madness
~ Music, painting, dance, theatre: it is crazy to think of art without madness
~ The language and communication of madness: who can translate?
~ Creation as an unfolding of madness

6. Unrestrained and Boundless or The Liberating Promise of Madness
~ Metaphors of feeling free, unrestrained, capable, lifted from reality
~ Madness as clear-sightedness, as opening up possibilities, as re-visioning of the world
~ The future, the prophetic, the unknown; the epic, the heroic and the tragic
~ The unreachable and untouchable knowledge of madness
~ The insanity of not loving madness

7. Lessons for Self and Other or Lessons for Life about and from Madness
~ Cultural and social constructions of madness; images of the mad, crazy, insane, lunatic, abnormal
~ What is real? Who defines reality? Learning from madness how to cope with reality
~ Recognising madness in oneself; relativising madness in others
~ Love, intimacy, care and the small spaces of madness
~ Critical and ethical implosions of normality and normalness; sane in insane places and insane in sane places

Papers will be accepted which deal with related areas and themes.

The 2011 meeting of Madness will run alongside the third of our projects on Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners and we anticipate holding sessions in common between the two projects. We welcome any papers or panels considering the
problems or addressing issues that cross both projects.

Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 25th March 2011. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 22nd July 2011.

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: Madness 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

    * Gonzalo Araoz
      Project Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net and
University of Cumbria,
Cumbria, United Kingdom
      E-mail: Gonzalo.Araoz@cumbria.ac.uk
      .
    * Maria Vaccarella
      Hub Leader, Making Sense Of:,
Inter-Disciplinary.Net and Marie
Curie Research Fellow, King's College, London
      E-mail: maria.vaccarella@inter-disciplinary.net
      .
    * Rob Fisher
      Network Founder and Network Leader,
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
      E-mail: mad4@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'Making Sense Of:' series of research projects. The aim of the conference is to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. 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
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/madness/

For further details about the conference, please visit
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/madness/call-for-papers/
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Summer Workshop on Quantitative Methods in Political Science

Summer Workshop on Quantitative Methods in Political Science
Lokniti - Programme for Comparative Democracy, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, in collaboration with Jain University,  Bengaluru, invites applications for the  Summer Workshop on 'Analyzing Quantitative Data on Indian Politics' to be held in Bengaluru from Saturday, 14th May 2011  to Thursday, 26th May 2011. This is the fifth Summer School being organized by Lokniti-CSDS. Some of the leading scholars working on empirical methods in Political Science have been involved in designing this summer school. In this Summer School there will be a special emphasis on making sense of quantitative data on Indian politics. We plan to bring together a group of political scientists with the aim of providing them an opportunity to improve their skills in quantitative analysis. The selected participants will be given a set of readings before they come to attend the workshop and will be expected to attend lectures and practical data analysis sessions. 

Pradeep Chhibber (University of California at Berkeley) Irfan Nooruddin (Ohio State University) and Yogendra Yadav (CSDS) will be the main resource persons for the workshop while other resource persons will include Divya Vaid (CSDS), Sandeep Shastri (Jain University), Sanjay Kumar (CSDS) and Suhas Palshikar (University of Pune). We invite the following categories of candidates to apply for this workshop (preference will be given to young researchers):

a. Teachers of Political Science in colleges and Universities who are working on empirical subjects and would benefit from  further training.
b. Research students of Political Science who are working on empirical themes for their M. Phil. or Ph. D. dissertations and can benefit from further training.
c. Any other person (including those from outside Political Science and outside academia) who are interested in making sense of politics by analyzing quantitative data.

Please send your detailed CV with a statement of research interest (those already registered for M. Phil. or Ph.D. should clearly mention the topic of dissertation along with a brief summary of the objectives and methodologies used) in about 500 words. 

Applicants should also visit our website  http://www.lokniti.org/index.htm; access the questionnaire used for National Election Study 2009 and write a 500 word Note on a research question that interests them; based on this questionnaire. Selection for the workshop will be made on the basis of these two write-ups submitted by candidates. The last date for receiving the application is  7th March 2011.

Please note that this is a full time residential training course and candidates admitted to the workshop are expected to stay at the Institute and engage in full time work on all days during this period. Apart from taking care of the accommodation and food for all the participants for the entire duration of the workshop, participants 
will be reimbursed their travel expenses from their place of residence to Bengaluru and back (Train AC III or its equivalent).

Please send your applications by email to lokniti@csds.in or by snail mail to: 
Director, Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies 
29 Rajpur Road, Delhi 110 054

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