Friday, September 30, 2011

Course on Climate Change Governance

A course on Climate Change Governance will be held from 21 November – 2 December 2011 in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The course builds on experiences in capacity building programmes on climate change adaptation in developing countries in which Wageningen UR collaborates with research institutions and development networks world wide.

In the course climate change adaptation and mitigation are placed within the context of sustainable development and involve complex change processes which require the involvement of different stakeholders such as policy makers, scientists, communities, citizens, farmers, extension workers, media, businesses, etc.
Since climate change is so highly complex and uncertain, an emergent and learning process is required. This course will enable participants to play an active role in the governance of climate change processes. It offers conceptual frameworks to understand climate change, vulnerability and adaptation and mitigation options. It builds skills to apply tools for stakeholder engagement, policy influencing, advocacy and negotiation. The course includes practical field work and development of individual action plans.

If you or your colleagues are interested to participate in this course we would like to encourage you to find funding from your employer or any other sponsoring organisation.

This year there are no scholarships available from the Dutch Government.

In order to secure your place in this course and for more information please contact:

Contact: Mrs Titia Magendans/Mrs Elisabeth Hopperus Buma

e-mail: titia.magendans@wur.nl / elisabeth.hopperusbuma@wur.nl

www: http://www.cdi.wur.nl/UK/newsagenda/agenda/Climate_change_governance.htm

Kind regards,

Elisabeth Hopperus Buma

Project Support Department

Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation

P.O. Box 88

6700 AB Wageningen

the Netherlands

tel: +31 317 - 48 68 85

fax: +31 317 - 48 68 01

e-mail: elisabeth.hopperusbuma@wur.nl

website: www.cdi.wur.nl

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium 2011 (CBTS 2011)

Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium 2011 (CBTS 2011) 1 to 3 December 2011 Brunico-Bruneck, Italy

The theme of the conference is Future Tourism Demand: Demographic, Behavioral and Social Changes. Challenges for marketers and economists

Keynote speakers:
Daniel Fesenmaier, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
Donald Getz, University of Calgary, Canada.
Gianna Moscardo,  James Cook University, Australia,
Stephen Wanhill, University of Limerick,Ireland.

Workshop on meta-analysis conducted by Michael Bosnjak, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

PhD students mentor: Dr. Gursoy, Washington State University, USA

Journal coverage
- Tourism Economics
- Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is
October 7th, 2011

Enquiries: cbts2011@unibz.it
Web address: http://cbts2011.unibz.it/
Sponsored by: Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Competence Centre in Tourism Management and Tourism Economics (TOMTE)
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Course and Conference Announcements as on 29/9/2011

N E W   C O U R S E S :
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MA Development Studies (Economics of Development Major)
 @ International Institute of Social Studies - Erasmus University Rotterdam
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6981



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Call for Papers on "INNOVATION PERSISTENCE"
Special Issue of  ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGY
The special issue will address the determinants of the persistence of innovative behaviour at
 the firm level. Both empirical and theoretical contributions are welcomed. Research topics include:
 innovation persistence and firm economic performance; the sources of innovation persistence;
organizational change and innovation persistence; the role of regions and geography in shaping
 firm-level innovation persistence.
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AWI Workshop on Behavioural Economics and Life-span Changes in Decision Making
Heidelberg, Germany
from December 15, 2011 to December 17, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: October 20, 2011
JEL classification(s): D, E, I, J, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7281


SIBER Workshop on Econometrics with Computer Applications
Kolhapur, India
from November 11, 2011 to November 12, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: November 8, 2011
JEL classification(s): Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7276


SUERF/Deutsche Bundesbank/IMFS Conference - The ESRB at 1
Berlin, Germany
from November 8, 2011 to November 9, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: September 28, 2011
JEL classification(s): E
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7269


2nd SEEK Conference: The Green Growth Challenge
Mannheim, Germany
from October 9, 2012 to October 10, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: November 30, 2011
JEL classification(s): C, D, F, I, L, O, Q
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7267



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2nd Winter School: Bayesian Methods for Empirical Macroeconomics by Prof. Gary Koop
Queen Mary, University of London, 14-16 December 2011
http://hosted.busman.qmul.ac.uk/cgr/Summer%20Schools/44157.html
A hands-on course on BVARs and models which can be put in state space
form: DSGE models, multivariate stochastic volatility and TVP-VARs.
Morning lectures will be followed by hands-on computer sessions in
the afternoon. This course was previously run at QMUL, central banks
including the Bank of England, the Bundesbank and the Czech National
Bank, and the Polish Ministry of Finance.
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Fellowship for Young Scholars: 35th Pacific Trade and Development Conference
Vancouver, Canada
from June 5, 2012 to June 8, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: January 27, 2012
JEL classification(s): D, E, F, G, J, L, O, Q, R
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7261


Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG) 2012 - ?The Economics of Ageing?
Vienna, Austria
from May 18, 2012 to May 19, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: February 22, 2012
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7259


Impact of Fiscal Policies on SME Sector in the Context of Sustainable Development
Galati, Romania
from November 10, 2011 to November 12, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: November 1, 2011
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7253


Sheikha Shamsa Awards and the Women in Leadership Forum Middle East
UAE, United Arab Emirates
from November 23, 2011 to November 24, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: November 22, 2011
JEL classification(s): A, G, M, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7246



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2nd Annual Women in Leadership Forum India 2011
Mumbai, India
from October 13, 2011 to October 14, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: October 12, 2011
JEL classification(s): A, M, O, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7245


4th Economic Development International Conference
Bordeaux, France
from June 13, 2012 to June 15, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: January 15, 2012
JEL classification(s): D, E, F, H, I, J, K, O, Q, R
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7238


Ekonomik Yakla??m - Kongreler Dizisi VII
Ankara, Turkey
from December 22, 2011 to December 23, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: October 24, 2011
JEL classification(s): A, E, G, J, L, O, Q, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7230


Towards a Digital Society
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
from December 1, 2011 to December 2, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: September 27, 2011
JEL classification(s): O
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7224


The 21st Century University: Functional or Dysfunctional?
Stirling, United Kingdom
from November 22, 2011 to November 22, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: September 23, 2011
JEL classification(s): A
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7220


International Accounting Conference 2011 (Held in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia)
Surabaya, Indonesia
from November 24, 2011 to November 25, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: September 30, 2011
JEL classification(s): M
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7218


Poverty and Individual Decisions in Developing Countries : What do we learn from Microeconometrics ?
Marseille, France
from October 13, 2011 to October 13, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: September 22, 2011
JEL classification(s): D, F, I, J, O
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7216


EcoMod2012
Seville, Spain
from July 4, 2012 to July 6, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: January 31, 2012
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7211


7th Australasian Trade Workshop
Sydney, Australia
from March 9, 2012 to March 10, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: November 1, 2011
JEL classification(s): F
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7205


European Conference on Banking and the Economy
Winchester, United Kingdom
from September 29, 2011 to September 29, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: September 22, 2011
JEL classification(s): A, B, E, F, G, M, N, O, P
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7200


2nd Annual International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Economics Research  (QQE 2012)
Singapore, Singapore
from May 21, 2012 to May 22, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: January 25, 2012
JEL classification(s): A, C
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7187


2nd Annual International Conference on Accounting and Finance (AF 2012)
Singapore, Singapore
from May 21, 2012 to May 22, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: January 25, 2012
JEL classification(s): Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7186


2nd Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Organizational Behaviour  (BizStrategy 2012)
Bali, Indonesia
from May 7, 2012 to May 8, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: January 20, 2012
JEL classification(s): Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7185


2nd Annual International Conference on Enterprise Marketing and Globalization (EMG 2012)
Bali, Indonesia
from May 7, 2012 to May 8, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: December 9, 2011
JEL classification(s): Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7184


2nd Annual International Conference on Operations Research and Statistics (ORS 2012)
Bali, Indonesia
from May 7, 2012 to May 8, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: December 9, 2011
JEL classification(s): Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7183


The First International Conference on Electronic Banking and Payment Systems, 19-20 February 2012, Trhran, Iran
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
from February 19, 2012 to February 20, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: December 21, 2011
JEL classification(s): A, F, O, P, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7181


2nd Annual International Conference on Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence  (ATAI 2011)
Singapore, Singapore
from November 24, 2011 to November 25, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: September 12, 2011
JEL classification(s): Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7043


Call for paper: "Innovation Persistence" - Journal: Economics of Innovation and New Technology
Torino, Italy
from April 30, 2012 to August 30, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: April 30, 2012
JEL classification(s): D, L, M, O, R
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6996


1st International Conference ?Economic System of European Union and Accession of the Bosnia & Herzegovina?
Vitez, Bosnia And Herzegovina
from September 22, 2011 to September 23, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: July 1, 2011
JEL classification(s): A, E, H, K
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/5229


International Conference on Regional Development
izmir, Turkey
from September 23, 2011 to September 24, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: May 27, 2011
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/4893

Job Openings as on 29/9/2011


U P C O M I N G  D E A D L I N E S:
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Full Professorship of Public Economics
Department of Economics - University of Konstanz
JEL classification(s): A, D, E, H
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6878


Permanent Position in Mathematical Statistics and Econometrics
Centre Européen de Droit et d?Economie (CEDE) - ESSEC Business School
JEL classification(s): C, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6306


Full Professorship (W3, endowed chair) in Finance
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Goethe-University, Frankfurt
JEL classification(s): A, D, E, F, G
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7226


Universitätsassistent/in ohne Doktorat (B1)
University of Graz
JEL classification(s): D, E, F
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7080


Senior Researcher - Analysis of the European Research Area/Smart Specialisation
Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) Joint Research Centre - European Commission
JEL classification(s): E, F, H, J, L, O, P, R, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7091



N E W  J O B   O P E N I N G S :
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(Assistant) Professor of Finance
Université catholique de Louvain - Louvain School of Management
JEL classification(s): C, F, G
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7283


Senior research postion: Banking Processes
Universidad de Cantabria - Banco Santander
JEL classification(s): G
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7273



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Call for Papers on "INNOVATION PERSISTENCE"
Special Issue of  ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGY
The special issue will address the determinants of the persistence of innovative behaviour at
 the firm level. Both empirical and theoretical contributions are welcomed. Research topics include:
 innovation persistence and firm economic performance; the sources of innovation persistence;
organizational change and innovation persistence; the role of regions and geography in shaping
 firm-level innovation persistence.
Editors:  Christian Le Bas (University of Lyon) and Giuseppe Scellato (Politecnico di Torino).
Deadline for full papers: March 2012
For information and guidelines: http://www.is.polito.it
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Doctoral fellowships in Law, Economics, and Psychology
International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World (IMPRS Uncertainty)
JEL classification(s): C, D, E, K, L, O, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7265


Senior research position: Prospective Research in Global Markets
Universidad de Cantabria - Banco Santander
JEL classification(s): E, F, G
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7272


Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/in & Doktorand/in
Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance, University of St. Gallen
JEL classification(s): G
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7242


Wissenschaftliche/r Beschäftigte/r (TV-L 13, 75%) im Bereich Sustainability und Corporate Responsibility an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
JEL classification(s): A, M, O, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7247



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2nd Winter School: Bayesian Methods for Empirical Macroeconomics by Prof. Gary Koop
Queen Mary, University of London, 14-16 December 2011
http://hosted.busman.qmul.ac.uk/cgr/Summer%20Schools/44157.html
A hands-on course on BVARs and models which can be put in state space
form: DSGE models, multivariate stochastic volatility and TVP-VARs.
Morning lectures will be followed by hands-on computer sessions in
the afternoon. This course was previously run at QMUL, central banks
including the Bank of England, the Bundesbank and the Czech National
Bank, and the Polish Ministry of Finance.
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Postdoc Agricultural Economics
University of Göttingen
JEL classification(s): D, O, Q, R
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7249


Doctoral Researcher Agricultural Economics
University of Göttingen
JEL classification(s): D, O, Q, R
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7251


Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl für Betriebswirtschaftslehre mit Schwerpunkt Accounting und Controlling der Universität Passau (75 % der regelmäßigen Arbeitszeit, E 13 TV-L)
Universität Passau
JEL classification(s): A, M
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7258


Lecturer in Economics
University of Portsmouth
JEL classification(s): O, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7240



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International MBA event - Paris, Saturday October 8th 2011
Over 80 of the world's top business schools present their MBA and Executive-MBA programmes
 on Saturday 8th October 2011 at the QS World MBA Tour. Come meet Boston U., Carnegie Mellon,
 CELSA, Chicago Booth, Cornell, Duke, EMLYON, ESCP Europe, ESSEC, HEC, IE, IMD, INSEAD, LBS,
 Thunderbird, TRIUM, and many more... At the event Meet MBA admissions directors from the world's
 top business schools - Attend information sessions on the GMAT - Take part in an MBA Alumni Career
 Panel - Gain access to $1.2 million worth of exclusive scholarships.
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Full Professor Position in Economics
United Arab Emirates University
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, O, P
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7147


Assistant Professor in Economics
United Arab Emirates University
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, O, Q, R
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7148


Volkswirt (m/w) befristet bis 30. Mai 2012 gesucht
Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft - BVMW e. V.
JEL classification(s): F, P
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7222


Full Professorship (W3, endowed chair) in Finance
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Goethe-University, Frankfurt
JEL classification(s): A, D, E, F, G
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7226


Akademische Mitarbeiter
European University Viadrina
JEL classification(s): C, D, F, H, K
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7228


Post-doc position in Economics (1+1)
University of Verona
JEL classification(s): C, H, I, J
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7229


Assistant Professor (2 openings)
Universidad del Pacifico
JEL classification(s): F, L
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7232


Assistant or Associate Professor
Iowa State University
JEL classification(s): Q
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7234


Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w)
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
JEL classification(s): E, G, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7198


Doctoral position in Experimental Finance
University of Innsbruck - Department of Banking and Finance
JEL classification(s): G
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7209


Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance, Lecturers in Economics and Finance
Queen Mary, University of London
JEL classification(s): A
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7214


Researcher with a Doctorate in Economics
Ifo Institute ? Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich
JEL classification(s): D, H, I, J
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7128


Junior-Professorship in Development Economics (Salary W1)
University of Göttingen
JEL classification(s): O
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7191


Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
JEL classification(s): E
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7202


Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen (drei Stellen)
FernUniversität in Hagen
JEL classification(s): A
To be found at: http://www.inomics.com/node/7203

5th BALWOIS 2012 International Conference

The Fifth International Scientific Conference BALWOIS 2012 will be held in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia from 28th May to 2nd June 2012, in Metropol Ohrid Resort www.metropol-ohrid.com .

The purpose of the conference is to provide a solutions-based forum and to exchange information regarding research activities and plans for studying the relationship between climate and environment changes and human activities with specific focuse on water related matters. Attendees will include scientists, engineers, managers, legislators, NGO representatives and policy makers involved in water, climate and environment related matters.

BALWOIS 2012 is a platform for creating partnerships in solving water scarcity problems, floods, droughts, environmental degradation and risk affecting different regions by facilitating the sharing of experiences through the presentation of scientific and technical papers and posters on planning research and development activities.

BALWOIS 2012 is organized under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Macedonia Mr. Nikola Gruevski, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of Republic of Macedonia and of the French Embassy in Skopje. BALWOIS 2012 is organized by the Balkan Institute for Water and Environment - IB2Ewww.ib2e.org - , the Macedonian Association of Meteorology METEO MAK, and Faculty of Civil Engineering (Sts. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje).

BALWOIS is supported by Ministry of Ecology of France, Frrench Embassy in Macedonia, International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), European Meteorologial Society (EMS) and various private companies.


The topics of 5th BALWOIS 2012 International Conference on which abstracts and papers are submitted are :

Topic 1 : Climate and Hydrology

Topic 2 : Water, Environment and Human Activities

Topic 3 : Water Related Risks

Topic 4 : Integrated Water Resources Management

Topic 5 : Ecohydrology

Topic 6 : Computing and Technologies in Water sector

Others

http://balwois.com/2012/

CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstracts for the above conference are now being invited by the Conference Steering Committee.

We encourage papers which explore the following issues:

  • What are the potential scenarios of climate change and land use change for African forest regions?
  • What do we know about the sensitivity of African forests and their communities to these changes, and what consequences will these changes have for the future of the region?
  • How can this knowledge influence policy decisions on development and climate change adaptation?
  • What are the gaps in our knowledge and priorities for research?
  • At a time of increased global interest in the future of tropical forests, we intend this to be a key international event that synthesises existing knowledge and fosters creative thinking and collaboration on the future of this important region.

See the full list of the topics to be covered by the abstracts on our programme.

Please indicate which session you are proposing your abstract for in your application.

Contributions should be in one of two forms:

  • Short abstracts (up to 1500 words) for oral presentation at the conference;
  • Posters for display during the conference and at a dedicated poster session.

Abstracts should be submitted by 30 September 2011. The abstract will be peer reviewed and decision will be sent by the end of October. The Conference will be held 3-6th January, 2011 at Oriel College, Oxford University.

Submit your abstract onilne.

If you have any queries, please contact cecile.girardin@ouce.ox.ac.uk.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fwd: Global Mindset Development in Leadership and Management Conference

Global Mindset Development in Leadership and Management Conference 02 to 03 March 2012 Los Angeles, United States

Conference on global leadership and management in areas of finance, accounting, human resource management, international management, educational administration, technology management, public administration and other areas.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 01 February 2011


Enquiries: mgtconference@uofriverside.com
Web address: http://uofriverside.com/conference.html
Sponsored by: University of Riverside
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6th Global Conference: Ethics, Evil and the State

6th Global Conference Ethics, Evil and the State

Sunday 6th May – Tuesday 8th May 2012 Prague, Czech Republic


Call for Papers:
Ethics, evil and the state is an interdisciplinary project that seeks to interrogate issues surrounding the relationship between the state, the concept of evil and alternative ways of thinking about the state, including challenging the very idea of its existence. The idea of the state is continuously open to question and challenge: what alternatives might be put into practice? What is the relationship of the idea of the state and that of government? Perhaps the idea of linking the concept of evil with the state is problematic, yet the capacity for power to corrupt and the promotion of sovereign self-interest over that of a community is frequently encountered in many forms of government. Does it make sense to speak of the state as a force for evil? Are there better ways of conceiving of social organisation beyond statist conceptions of politics, considering the possibility of its abolition, or a move to regionalisation and localisation? Perspectives are sought from those engaged in any field relevant to the study of political science communication, journalism, critical media, policy, history, legal studies, philosophy, theology, cultural theory, media studies, sociology, peace studies, government, law/legal studies, justice, psychology and other areas. Contributions are also encouraged that look to alternative and experimental ideas concerning the state, in the form of short abstracts for presentations or proposals for action-workshop sessions.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues relating, but not restricted to the following themes:

  * Is the state a necessary construction?
  * Is the state necessarily evil? Is the state a power for good?
  * The legitimisation of authority.
  * The state and elitism.
  * The state and policing.
  * Is federalism the answer to the dissolution of the nation-state?
  * Anarchism as a viable solution.
  * Legitimate and illegitimate protest.
  * Rioting, looting and banking
  * The state and oppression
  * Alternative forms of government.
  * The 'Arab Spring'
  * Real communities.
  * The state and violence.

Papers will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th November 2011. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 9th March 2012.

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

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords. E-mails should be entitled: Ethical Living Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline).  Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this publication. 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
Niall Scott
International School for Communities Rights and Inclusions, Philosophy Section University of Central Lancashire
Preston, United Kingdom
Email: nwrscott@uclan.ac.uk

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom
Email: ees6@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the At the Interface programme of research projects. It aims 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 the conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s).

For further details of the project, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/evil-law-the-state/

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/evil-law-the-state/call-for-papers/

2012 3rd International Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and E-Learning (IC4E 2012)

2012 3rd International Conference on E-Education, e-Business, e-Management and E-Learning (IC4E 2012) 05 to 07 January 2012
Hong Kong, China

IC4E is an international forum for state-of-the-art research in e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and E-Learning. 2012 3rd International Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and E-Learning (IC4E 2012) will be held in Hong Kong during January 5-7, 2012. It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and E-Learning. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and E-Learning related techniques.

All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. Submissions will be chosen based on technical merit, interest, applicability,
and how well they fit a coherent and balanced technical program.

All the registered papers will be published into conference proceedings by IACSIT Publishing, and distributed at the conference. The proceedings will be included in the Engineering & Technology Digital Library, and indexed by Thomson ISI.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 05 November 2011


Enquiries: conf@iacsit.org
Web address: http://www.iacsit.org/ic4e/cfp.htm
Sponsored by: IACSIT

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How To Design Effective Multiple Choice Tests That Assess Student Learning

How To Design Effective Multiple Choice Tests That Assess Student Learning Wednesday, October 12 ~ 1:00-2:30pm EDT
Online webinar Host: Innovative Educators
http://www.innovativeeducators.org/product_p/479.htm


NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date. Recording is included and is accessible for one full year.


OVERVIEW
Do you use multiple choice tests in your courses? If so, do you know if the tests that you are creating are effective? Multiple choice tests are probably the most common form of assessment used in colleges and universities, but often times they only measure memorization. If written effectively, they can assess higher order thinking skills. But are they the best choice for assessing student
learning? In this webinar, participants will learn when using multiple choice tests is appropriate, the best guidelines for developing multiple choice items and how to develop exams that evaluate learning beyond simply recalling facts.


OBJECTIVES
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
*describe strengths and limitations of multiple-choice tests.
*evaluate appropriate uses of multiple-choice tests.
*explain guidelines for constructing multiple-choice items.
*learn how to create questions that address the different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.
*review examples of effective and ineffective multiple choice tests.
*write multiple choice questions at different cognitive levels.

 WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
2-year institutions & 4-year institutions Vice President Academic Affairs/Instruction Dean of Instruction New or tenured faculty, adjunct or part-time faculty, graduate teaching assistants
Campus Staff:
Accreditation
Assessment
Developmental Education
Learning Centers
Online Learning


WHO IS THE SPEAKER?
Debra Runshe is an Instructional Development Specialist at Indiana University. She assists staff and faculty in addressing complex teaching and learning issues relating to teaching methods, assessment, and the use of instructional technology. Her dedication to quality teaching, has led to her involvement in many national endeavors. As a member of the Carnegie Foundation's CASTL Program: Scholarly Inquiry about Active Pedagogies cluster group, she explored active learning pedagogies in universities across the nation and presented the findings nationally. She has been involved in several grant projects funded by: Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Education (DOE). Presently, as a member of
Cohort VI of the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research she is exploring the use and best practices in portfolio learning. She is also participating in the FIPSE project:
Connect to Learning: ePortfolio, Engagement, and Student Success, a nationwide educational innovation project focused on exploring and strengthening best practices in ePortfolio pedagogy.

Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org
Web address: http://www.innovativeeducators.org/product_p/479.htm
Sponsored by: Innovative Educators

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sixth Annual Research Conference on Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development. Last Date 28th Sept 2011 Hurry

http://poppov.org/PopPovConferences/6thAnnualPopPovConference.aspx

Fwd: POST DOC @Maastricth Last Date 29th Sept 2011




EPC 2012

http://epc2012.princeton.edu/

XVII International Symposium AIDELF

http://www.aidelf.org/index.php?option=com_resource&view=article&layout=form&type_id=1&category_id=2&Itemid=239

POST DOC in EPIDEMIOLOGY AND AGEING

Post-doctoral position in Epidemiology and Public Health (two years) within the Ageing and Living Conditions Programme (ALC) at the Centre for Population Studies (CPS)

CPS is an interdisciplinary centre for Swedish and international researchers and research teams within fields such as history, human geography, medicine and statistics. CPS hosts the Ageing and Living Conditions-programme (ALC) with long-term funding from the Swedish Research Council's "Linnaeus Grant". ALC was recently appointed one of the strong research environments at Umeå University.

There are three main themes of research within Ageing and Living Conditions: Ageing Population, Participation, and Successful Ageing, which are all studied from an interdisciplinary perspective (for more information, see www.ddb.umu.se/ddb-english/cps/alc) 

We are now appointing a Post-doctoral fellowship (Postdoktor) for quantitative research on social determinants of health within the theme Aging and Living Conditions. The research will focus primarily on social mobility and health among elderly from the epidemiological and public health perspectives.

This is a full-time research position beginning 2011-12-01. 

The appointee is expected to work at the CPS and contribute to the daily activities in the ALC research environment. The appointee will also actively collaborate with other epidemiology and public health researchers at Umeå University. 

A person who has taken a doctoral degree in epidemiology, public health or other relevant area, no later than three years before the last date of the application and who has not previously held research fellow/post-doctoral fellowships is qualified to apply. Applicants who have previously held a post-doctoral fellowship for more than one year within this academic field are not eligible. 

Applicants should have a documented experience of quantitative research on longitudinal data. Experience of working with fixed method analysis and event-history analysis is a merit. Knowledge in the field of social determinants of health and social mobility is an additional merit. The applicants will further be judged on the quality of their scientific publications and their relevance for the ALC. 

Your application must contain:
- a full curriculum vitae (CV)
- a list of publications
- a personal letter presenting you and your experience of working with longitudinal data and your knowledge of relevant statistical methods and your knowledge within the field of social mobility. 

For more information about the position, contact Dr. Yulia Blomstedt,
e-mail: yulia.blomstedt@epiph.umu.se

Union information is available from SACO,             +46-(0)90-786 53 65      , SEKO,             +46-(0)90-786 52 96       and ST,             +46-(0)90-786 54 31      .

Applications will be discarded or, if the applicant so wishes, returned two years after the position has been filled. Documents sent electronically should be in MS Word or PDF format.

Your complete application, marked with reference number 315-821-11, should be sent to jobb@umu.se (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive October 20, 2011 at the latest. 

We look forward to receiving your application!

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