Monday, December 31, 2012

Pre-Conference Workshops Announced for 2013 Climate Leadership Conference

Pre-Conference Workshops Announced for 2013 Climate Leadership Conference

Alliance to Save Energy, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, Carbon Disclosure Project, The Sustainability Consortium and World Resources Institute Join the CLC as Supporting Partner Organizations

Join us in Washington, DC for the 2013 Climate Leadership Conference from February 27 to March 1, your annual exchange for addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions.

Register NOW to join forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit community as they discuss best practices for integrating climate change strategies while improving the bottom line.  The early registration discount has been extended through December 31, 2012.

Pre-Conference Workshops
All pre-conference workshops will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.  Specific  times and locations will be announced shortly at www.ClimateLeadershipConference.org/events.html.
 

>GHG Reduction Goal Setting Workshop
Hosts: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency & The Climate Registry
Setting an aggressive corporate GHG reduction goal tailored to your organization can be a challenge – but a strong reduction goal helps to cut energy and operational costs, encourages innovation, garners positive attention from key stakeholders, and engages employees. This workshop will outline best practices in GHG reduction goal setting and walk you through the steps to develop a comprehensive inventory and aggressive GHG reduction goals that will showcase climate leadership. All organizations considering setting goals, and/or submitting applications for the GHG Management – Goal Setting award in future years are strongly encouraged to attend.
  
>Driving Disclosure and Action
Host: Carbon Disclosure Project
This workshop will focus on the power of disclosure in driving action on key environmental indicators both within corporate operations and in the supply chain. Session leaders will examine lessons learned and showcase best practices highlighting the significant scale of commercial opportunities available through taking action on efficiency and reductions. The workshop will also examine processes for characterizing risks in the supply chain and provide examples of companies who are leading the field in this arena.
  
>GHG Protocol Scope 2 Accounting Guidance
Host: World Resources Institute
For most companies, emissions associated with electricity consumption (scope 2) represent a significant portion of the total GHG inventory. The GHG Protocol Corporate Standard provides references on how to calculate and reduce those emissions, including efficiency as well as procurement choices such as low-carbon electricity products, certificates, labels and supplier choices. But as energy markets around the world have increased these consumer options, companies have sought clarity about whether and what types of contractual information is appropriate for GHG accounting, or what other conditions or features need to be in place to support it. To harmonize GHG accounting practices worldwide, the GHG Protocol has begun a process to develop Scope 2 Accounting Guidance that clarifies and complements its existing suite of international standards. This Guidance is due to be published in spring 2013.
  
>Supply Chain Questionnaire Harmonization Roundtable
Host: Association of Climate Change Officers
At the 2012 Climate Leadership Conference, ACCO hosted an exploratory conversation designed to examine the prospects of harmonizing supply chain questionnaires.  Based on that meeting, ACCO established an advisory group consisting of leading NGOs and multinational corporations to oversee a research project conducted by graduate students in the Nicholas School for Environment at Duke University.  The project team has interviewed dozens of thought leaders on the topic and will have just published its draft report, which will include a roadmap for tangible action items that can be undertaken to harmonize and consolidate supply chain questionnaires.  This roundtable will evaluate the preliminary findings and analyze recommendations for next steps.

Why attend the CLC?

  • Networking opportunities with Federal and state government officials, business and industry leaders, and non-profit experts.
  • Innovative ideas and best practices related to GHG reduction opportunities, energy consumption and diversification, climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.
  • Peer exchange on making the business case for climate related programs, navigating existing management and governance paradigms and changing operational behavior, both internally and throughout the supply chain.
  • Case studies from Climate Leadership Award winners.
  • 2013 Climate Leadership Awards Gala.

General questions: questions@ClimateLeadershipConference.org
Sponsorship & exhibitor questions: sponsors@ClimateLeadershipConference.org 

National Conference on ‘Social Sector in India: Issues and Challenges’ @ Utkal University

National Conference on 'Social Sector in India: Issues and Challenges' 29-30 March 2013
On the Occasion of Golden Jubilee Celebration (2012-13) Full length papers (including abstract of 150 words) are invited for the above conference. Limited travel grants and boarding 
are available for the paper presenters. For detailed information on conference kindly visit the website  https://sites.google.com/site/aaecouu/ or  www.utkaluniversity.ac.in or write 
email to Himanshu Sekhar Rout, the Organizing Secretary of 
the conference at  ssiicc2012@gmail.com.
Important Dates:
Last date for submission of full paper with abstract: 5 February 2013
Communication about the acceptance of papers:15 February 2013
Conference Dates:  29-30 March 2013
The conference is supported by the Centre of Advanced Study grants received from the University Grants Commission, Government of India, New Delhi.
Prof. Padmaja Mishra Dr. Himanshu Sekhar Rout
Head & Coordinator, CAS Reader & Dy. Coordinator, CAS

Post Doctoral @ Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingen

The Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingen is currently inviting applications for a

Postdoctoral Fellow in Society and Culture in Modern India

The position will start on 1 April 2013 or thereafter. We offer a three-year fixed-term contract, with the possibility for renewal contingent upon the availability of funding. This is a full-time position (currently 39,8 hours per week) and remunerated according to E13 TV-L (German public sector pay scale).

In addition to pursuing a postdoctoral research project, the fellow will assist in the design and organization of international conferences on culture and society in modern India, and in the teaching of anthropology or sociology courses at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies. The scholar will be based at the University of Göttingen in Germany.

Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology or in allied fields including sociology, media studies, religious studies or history.

Preference will be given to candidates whose research and writing addresses one or more of the following topics: ethnic and/or religious diversity in urban contexts, Indian urbanity, media, performance, and public spheres, linguistic differentiation, popular/public culture. Candidates with comparative interests and a focus on religious mobilization are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants from all countries are encouraged to apply. English proficiency is expected; German proficiency is an asset.

For more information on CeMIS and the Society and Culture Research Group visit the website at the University of Göttingen: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/356233.html

Contact: Prof. Patrick Eisenlohr (email to: Susanne Bünte, sbuente@uni-goettingen.de)

A complete application will consist of a letter of application, a CV, a writing sample, a 1000-word proposal for a postdoctoral research project, and three letters of reference. Materials should preferably be sent by email tosbuente@uni-goettingen.de no later than 18 January 2013.

Alternatively you can send your application by post to:

Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingen

Centre of Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)

Frau Susanne Bünte

Waldweg 26

D-37073 Göttingen

We kindly ask you to send copies of your application documents, as no returns will be made. The documents will be destroyed after a period of five months. Application documents can only be returned to you if you provide a self-addressed adequately stamped envelope.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

Faculty @ Kings India Institute

Applications are invited for the posts of  LECTURER and SENIOR LECTURER in the  fields of 
 • Political Economy/Business & Entrepreneurship
 • Legal Studies/Constitutional History & Theory
 • Security & Strategic Studies
 • Modern Art & Cultural Studies
 • Public Health
However, the search committee will not restrict itself only to applications from these  fields, and scholars whose research is in other  fields are also strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are expected to engage in and publish high-quality, original research with a focus on India, and the appointee should ideally have some teaching experience, and a record in research 
income generation and PhD supervision. The post will be based in the Strand campus of King's College London. 
For more information, and to download the application, 
Closing date: 25 January 2013

Issues and challenges in Retail sector and Foreign direct investment in India and across the world @ Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (UG) Pune

International Conference  "Issues and challenges in Retail sector and Foreign direct investment in India and across the world"
February 15-16, 2013
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (UG) Pune
Constituent of Symbiosis International University
(Established under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956, by notifi cation No.F.9-12/2001-U3 Government of India)
Accredited by NAAC with "A" grade
Call for Papers
SCMS (UG) -Pune welcomes you to be a part of International Conference on "Issues and challenges in Retail sector and Foreign Direct Investment in India and across the world" on  February 15-16, 2013.
Main Themes of the Conference:
FDI and Retail,  Indian Consumer & Modern Format Retailing, Evolving Human Resources Management & Indian Retails Space, Innovations in Retail Communication & Visual Merchandising,  Category Management & Retail Formats, Information Technology in Retail Industry, Retailing in Hospitality Industry, Retailing in FMCG Sector, Retailing in Entertainment industry.
Important Dates:
Abstracts (maximum 600 words) can be submitted up to January 15, 2013
Intimation of acceptance of Abstract  January 20, 2013
Submission of Full length Paper January 30, 2013
Last date of Registration January 30, 2013
Special track for student's presentations and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference.
Conference will also constitute a Special Panel Discussion Session involving the eminent persons from Industry and Academia.
Conference is open for Panel Proposals and one should be prepared to chair the panel. The panel should consist of 
minimum three participants.

Engagement of Consultant/Expert (Economist) on contract/deputation @ Petroleum Planning & Analysis Cell

Engagement of Consultant/Expert (Economist) on contract/deputation

1. Petroleum Planning & Analysis Cell (PPAC), an attached offi ce of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, invites applications to engage one Consultant/Expert (Economist) on contract/deputation basis for a period of one year, to facilitate publication of "India's Oil and Gas Outlook", which is planned as an Annual Publication. 
2. Details may be downloaded from PPAC's website: www.ppac.org.in. The eligible candidate is expected to be a professional economist as detailed in Schedule I (Level III), Schedule II (Level III) and Schedule III of the Guidelines for Engagement of Experts & Professionals, 2012. The lump sum remuneration would be a maximum of Rs. 1.25 lakh per month, depending on qualifi cation, experience and professionalism.
3. Candidates intending to join on deputation, on lien or on term leave basis from universities, government, public private sector companies, etc. may apply after obtaining requisite permission/authorization from their respective organizations and subject to condition that the remuneration payable would be as per para 2 above.

4. Applications along with copies of supporting documents (viz. educational qualifi cation and experience) may be sent in the prescribed format to Additional Director (HR), PPAC, SCOPE Complex, 2nd  floor, Core-8, 7, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, so as to reach latest by 28.01.2013. 

Faculty @ Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, Delhi

Institute for Studies in Industrial Development
Faculty Positions

The Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) is  a premier national-level research institution supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). It accords high priority to policy-oriented research. ISID wishes to recruit faculty at the level of Professor and Associate Professor.

Professor: Prospective candidates for the position of Professor should possess a doctoral degree and evidence of published work of high quality. They should have been actively engaged in research/teaching for a minimum of ten years in national level research institutions/universities.

Associate Professor: Prospective candidates for the position of Associate Professor should possess a doctoral degree and evidence of published work of high quality. They should have been actively engaged in research/teaching for a minimum of eight years excluding the period of Ph.D. research, in national level research institutions/universities. Candidates for all the positions should have proven aptitude and inclination for undertaking empirical research independently, in various aspects of developmental and policy issues including but not limited to industrialisation, infrastructure, corporate sector, foreign investments, trade & technology, SMEs, regional development, labour & employment, land acquisition, special economic zones, 
competition law and other regulatory mechanisms, public health issues, health economics, educational policy and planning and civil societies in development processes. The Selection Committee reserves the right to reject any or all applications or relax the qualifications and experience in exceptional cases or select from outside the list of applicants and offer higher salary to candidates having outstanding research experience and publications to their credit. Those who have applied earlier, in response to the advertisement in Economic and Political Weekly dated 
25-08-2012, need not apply again. They are, however, required to fill in the Proforma of Academic Performance Indicators (API) as per Annexure-I of the application form only. ISID does not entertain any correspondence on recruitment process. ISID follows the UGC pattern of scales of pay for faculty. The other benefits include contributory provident fund, gratuity, medical 
insurance coverage & additional medical reimbursement, LTC, leave encashment, etc. Candidates who had applied in response to the advertisement dated 25-08-2012 should submit the completed API Proforma and candidates applying afresh should submit their applications in the prescribed Proforma which can be downloaded from the Institute's website: http://isid.org.in giving details of qualifications, experience and publications as per Proforma of API, a short statement of proposed research, along with names of two referees, to the  Director, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, 4 Institutional Area Phase II, Vasant Kunj, P.B. No. 7513, New Delhi - 110070, within 30 days of the publication of this advertisement. For more details please visit <http://isid.org.in>

Friday, December 28, 2012

Faculty @ West Bengal College Service Commission

http://www.wbcsc.ac.in/pdfdocs/ADVERTISEMENTNUMBER25-12-2012.pdf



5th Global Conference: Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners


5th Global Conference
Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners

Thursday 5th September Saturday 7th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
This multi-disciplinary project seeks to explore the crucial place that strangers, aliens and foreigners have for the constitution of self, communities and societies. In particular the project will assess world transformations, like phenomena we associate with the term 'globalisation', new forms of migration and the massive movements of people across the globe, as well as the impact they have on the conceptions we hold of self and other. Looking to encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from all disciplines, professions and vocations which struggle to understand what it means for people, the world over, to forge a sense of self in rapidly changing contexts where it is no longer possible to ignore the importance of strangers, aliens and foreigners for our contemporary nations, societies and cultures.

Presentations, papers, performances, panels and workshops are invited on any of the following themes:

1. Seeking Otherness
â �Does one ever want to disown the self and willfully adopt otherness?
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â �When collective self-identity of the group one belongs to becomes morally burdensome
â �Seeking otherness under duress (e.g. situations where ideological differences can be detrimental for self- preservation politically/ psychologically etc.)
â �Does the promise of material gain ever merit giving up oneâ 셲 cultural self-identity?
When does one become an Other in oneâ 셲 own home?

2. Performing Otherness / Strangeness
â �What are the characteristics of arenas in which otherness/ strangeness is staged or performed such as museums, cultural villages, the world wide web, (twitter, facebook) etc.?
â �Is the performance of otherness (such as in museums) ever value neutral?
â �Who decides what constitutes strangeness?
â �What notions of power are embedded in displays of strangeness / otherness?
â �Is strangeness / otherness always contextualized in time and space?
â �Is a decontextualized Other always a target of acquisition?
â �What do we miss/ gain by creating displays or enacting performances of collective selfhood / otherness in real or virtual spaces?
â �What are the moral/ ethical dimensions of displaying strangers, aliens, and foreigners in isolated idealistic spaces?

3.Imagining/ Framing the Future Depictions of Collective Self-hood
â �How does increased/ diminished access to economic resources motivate one to project images of Self for future audiences?
â 밅an the past be erased and a new identity of the self constructed and preserved for future generations? â 밐ow do memories of past greatness influence current and future attitudes towards the self?
â 밯hat are the practices of revitalizing the self?
â 밅an we create a past for the future?

4. Internal Others / External Selves
â 밯hat role does gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, geography, disease etc. play in creating internal others?
â 밒s the self in a distant past an internal other?
â 밆oes globalisation simultaneously create internal others and external selves?
â 밃re our friendly Others the same as us?
â 밃re our internal critics strangers or aliens?

5. Localising Strangers and Aliens
â �What are the motivations behind embracing strangers and aliens as one of our own?
â �Are there any limits in our friendship with strangers and aliens?
â �A stranger once embraced is a stranger no more but is s/he a friend?
â �What are the rituals through which we embrace strangers and aliens?

Presentations will be considered on any related theme.

What to Send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 22nd March 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 21st June 2013. 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, f) up to 10 keywords
E-mails should be entitled: Strangers5 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

Hassan Bashir: hassan.bashir@qatar.tamu.edu
Rob Fisher and Ram Vemuri: saf5@inter-disciplinary.net

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

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/diversity-recognition/strangers-aliens-and-foreigners/call-for-papers/

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Best Practices - ABSRC 2013 VENICE - Advances in Business-Related Scientific Research Conference


Best Practices - ABSRC 2013 VENICE - Advances in Business-Related Scientific Research Conference
20th to 22nd March 2013
Venice, Italy
www.absrc.org

ABSRC is an important international gathering of business and business-related sciences scholars and educators. In addition to scientific papers, the focus is on various best practices and solutions, which are important for business activities.

Business and business-related issues are covered including the following topic groups:
Business strategy
Change management and organizational development
Conflict management
Critical management
Economic growth
Entrepreneurship
Gender, diversity and social issues
Human resource management and career development
Humanities and arts and business
Industry, area or region specific studies
Industrial organization
International business
Language in organizations
Law and business
Macroeconomics
Management consulting
Management education, training and development
Managerial and organizational cognition and psychology
Marketing and consumer behavior
Microeconomics
Natural sciences and business
Organizational behavior
Organizational information and communication systems
Organizations and financing
Production and operations management
Research methods
Social sciences and business
Technology and innovation management

Enquiries: chair@absrc.org
Web address: http://www.absrc.org

Course and Conference Announcements as on 27/12/2012

U P C O M I N G  D E A D L I N E S:
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Financial Globalisation and Sustainable Finance: Implications for Policy and Practice
Cape Town, South Africa
from May 29, 2013 to May 31, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: January 15, 2013
JEL classification(s): E, F, G, M, O
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10242


The Third Annual Conference of Economic Forum of Entrepreneurship & International Business
Oxford, United Kingdom
from February 1, 2013 to February 3, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: December 30, 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/11638


CALL FOR PAPERS: Young Scholar Workshop 'Foreign Financial Institutions and National Financial Systems'
Jerusalem, Israel
from March 3, 2013 to March 3, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: January 1, 2013
JEL classification(s): A, B, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/11913



N E W   C O U R S E S :
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Migration Management Diploma Programme MGSoG / UNU-MERIT
 @ Maastricht University / Maastricht Graduate School of Governance
JEL classification(s): G, H, I, J, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12076


Online Course on Introduction to Migration
 @ Maastricht University / Maastricht Graduate School of Governance
JEL classification(s): H, J, O, R, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12077



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PhD Studentships in Economics - University of York
 @ The University of York, Department of Economics &amp; Related Studies
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12046


Two MSc courses in Development Economics and Impact Evaluation
 @ School of International Development, University of East Anglia
JEL classification(s): C, D, E, O
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12028



N E W   C O N F E R E N C E S :
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WALKING THE TALK? CHALLENGES FOR MONETARY POLICY ACTIONS AND COMMUNICATION IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
Waterloo, Canada
from September 9, 2013 to September 10, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: April 12, 2013
JEL classification(s): E
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12111


ICEBR2013 - International Conference on Economics and Business Research 2013
Penang, Malaysia
from May 14, 2013 to May 16, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: February 28, 2013
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, O, P, Q, R
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12109


5th EAAE PhD Workshop on Agricultural, Food, Resource and Rural Economics - Leuven, Belgium
Leuven, Belgium
from May 29, 2013 to May 31, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: January 13, 2013
JEL classification(s): Q, R
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12107


V WORKSHOP ON FISCAL FEDERALISM: The political economy of decentralization
Barcelona, Spain
from June 13, 2013 to June 14, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: April 2, 2013
JEL classification(s): H, R
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12083


Symposium on "Global Banking, Financial Stability, and Post-Crisis Policy Challenges"
Maastricht, Netherlands
from February 1, 2013 to February 1, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: not specified
JEL classification(s): E, G
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12072


Strategic Financial Management and Resource Efficiency Masterclass 2013
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
from March 12, 2013 to March 13, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: not specified
JEL classification(s): G, M
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12071


Call for Papers: 20th International Business Research Conference
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
from April 4, 2013 to April 5, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: March 1, 2013
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/12070


Call for Papers - FSR C&M Scientific Seminar
Florence, Italy
from March 22, 2013 to March 23, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: February 1, 2013
JEL classification(s): A, H, K, L
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12068


East Asia and Eastern Europe in a globalized perspective: lessons from Korea and Estonia
Tartu, Estonia
from April 24, 2013 to April 27, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: February 1, 2013
JEL classification(s): A, D, F, H, J, L, N, O, P, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12067


Call for Papers: 8th Asian Business Research Conference
Bangkok, Thailand
from April 1, 2013 to April 2, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: March 1, 2013
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12059


Tournaments, Contests and Relative Performance Evaluation
Merced, United States
from March 15, 2013 to March 17, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: December 31, 2012
JEL classification(s): C, D, G, L, M
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12057


Challenges of Europe: The Quest for new competitiveness
Split, Croatia
from May 8, 2013 to May 10, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: March 7, 2013
JEL classification(s): A, E, F, G, H, M, O, R
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12050


8th Silk Road International Conference "Development of tourism in Black and Caspian Seas Regions"
Tbilisi, Georgia
from May 24, 2013 to May 26, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: March 31, 2013
JEL classification(s): F, I, O, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12041


Reconstructing a Full Employment Narrative
Casuarina, Australia
from July 10, 2013 to July 12, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: June 5, 2013
JEL classification(s): E, G, J, N, P
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12039


Workshop "Understanding Employee Dishonesty Behaviours in the Workplace", 15-17 July 2013, Dijon (France)
Dijon, France
from July 15, 2013 to July 17, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: February 15, 2013
JEL classification(s): D, H, J
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12033


Economics Researchers Invited to Submit Their Work to Finance and Economics Conference 2013
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
from July 4, 2013 to July 6, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: March 15, 2013
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/12035


Financial Globalisation and Sustainable Finance: Implications for Policy and Practice
Cape Town, South Africa
from May 29, 2013 to May 31, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: January 15, 2013
JEL classification(s): E, F, G, M, O
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10242


16th International Students' Conference on Economics
Izmir, Turkey
from April 24, 2013 to April 26, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: February 1, 2013
JEL classification(s): A
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12026


Social Policy and Economic Development, ESPAnet annual conference
Poznan, Poland
from September 5, 2013 to September 7, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: August 3, 2013
JEL classification(s): H, I, J, O
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12024


Conference for young researchers on Challenges in Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development in West Bengal
West Bengal, India
from March 15, 2013 to March 16, 2013
Deadline for paper submissions: January 15, 2013
JEL classification(s): Q
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/12021


Dhruva International Case Writing Competition 2012
Hyderabad, India
from December 22, 2012 to December 22, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: December 3, 2012
JEL classification(s): A, M, O
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/11167


Productivity & Efficiency Conference
North Parramatta, Australia
from November 29, 2012 to November 30, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: September 17, 2012
JEL classification(s): A, 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/10631


International Conference on Global Economy, Policy challenges & Market Responses? University of London?, Convened by Centre for the Study of Advanced and Emerging Markets in collaboration with the ?European Economics and Financial Centre
London, United Kingdom
from September 17, 2012 to September 17, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: September 10, 2012
JEL classification(s): A, C, E, F, G, H, J, M, O, P, R
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/10368


31st United States Association for Energy Economics North American Conference
Austin, United States
from November 4, 2012 to November 7, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: May 31, 2012
JEL classification(s): A, Q, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/9460


Job Openings as on 27/12/2012

U P C O M I N G  D E A D L I N E S:
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Postdoctoral Position in Microeconomics
University of Bern - Department of Economics
JEL classification(s): D
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/11631


Tenured Faculty positions at IMT Lucca
IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca
JEL classification(s): C, G
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/11775


ECB Traineeship - Graduate and PhD Level
European Central Bank
JEL classification(s): E, F, G, K, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/11958


Junior Research Group Leader
Universität Bremen
JEL classification(s): A, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/11647


4 Junior Professorships (W 1)
University of Konstanz
JEL classification(s): C, D, E, F, G, H
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/11861


PhD Studentships
Imperial College London
JEL classification(s): A, D, M, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/11901


PhD Scholarships in Finance
Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF)
JEL classification(s): G
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/11336



N E W  J O B   O P E N I N G S :
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Graduate Student Summer School
University of Chicago
JEL classification(s): A, E, P, R, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/9426


wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
Technische Universitaet Dortmund
JEL classification(s): C, M, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12105



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Jobs at College Business Administration , Jazan University
Jazan University
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12100


1 Policy Officer for Innovative Finance for Development and 1 Policy Officer Food Security
European Centre for Development Policy Management
JEL classification(s): O, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12102


PhD Positions in Operations, Economics and Strategy
Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
JEL classification(s): C, D, L, P, Q
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12081


Research Assistant
European University Institute - EUI
JEL classification(s): J
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12088


Doctoral Student (Research Assistant)
University of Neuchâtel
JEL classification(s): D
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12089


Full or Associate position in Statistics/Econometrics
Dpt of Economics, University of Cergy-Pontoise
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, H, L
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12092


Assistant prof. position in Statistics/Econometrics
Dpt of Economics, University of Cergy-Pontoise
JEL classification(s): C
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12093


Economist (or related field) as a (post-) doctoral researcher
Munich Center for the Economics of Aging
JEL classification(s): I, J
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12095


Post-doc in International Economics: Virtual Water Trade
School of International Studies, University of Trento
JEL classification(s): F, Q
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12074


Full/Associate Professorship in Public Economics and Public Finance (French/English)
University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
JEL classification(s): A, G, H
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12079


Professorships in the Economics and Management of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at CBS
Copenhagen Business School - Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics
JEL classification(s): B, L, O
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/11730


Junior Research Group Leader in Experimental Economics
IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies at University of Duisburg-Essen
JEL classification(s): C, F, H, J, O
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12085


Akademische Mitarbeiter/innen
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, E, L, R, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12086


Research Assistant (Doctoral Position)
Humboldt University Berlin
JEL classification(s): C, G
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12073


Assistant, Associate, Full Professor in Economics
Ensai
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, L
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12060


Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiter (Lecturer)
University of Kaiserslautern
JEL classification(s): C, D, E, G, P
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12063


Postdoc Research Fellow  (Salary Scale 13 TV-L)
Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade, Leibniz University Hannover
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, F, O, Q, R
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12066


Assistant/Associate Professorships in Organizational and Behavioral Economics
Copenhagen Business School, Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics
JEL classification(s): A, D
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/11625


Energy Econometrician
JBC Energy
JEL classification(s): C, D, E, Q, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12043


Visiting Researcher position
Bank of Estonia
JEL classification(s): C, E, F, G, H, J
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12045


Zwei Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen am Energie-Forschungszentrum Niedersachsen (Goslar)
Energie-Forschungszentrum Niedersachsen der TU Clausthal
JEL classification(s): M
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12048


PhD student position / Research position in Accounting
University Zurich
JEL classification(s): M
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12053


PostDoc - Econometrics
Associazione Carlo Giannini
JEL classification(s): C
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/11953


Professor in Economics (M/F)
The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg
JEL classification(s): R
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12029


Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Hamburg University / Universität Hamburg
JEL classification(s): C, G
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12034


Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Umweltökonomie
Universität Koblenz-Landau
JEL classification(s): D, H, O, Q, R, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/12037

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Faculty @ RAJMATA VIJAYARAJE SCINDIA KRISHI VISHWA VIDYALAYA, GWALIOR

http://www.rvskvv.nic.in/Documents/Advertisment/5th_Ad.pdf

7th Global Conference: Fear, Horror and Terror


7th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Thursday 5th September âАУ Saturday 7th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues which lie at the interface of fear, horror and terror. In particular the project is interested in investigating the various contexts of fear, horror and terror, and assessing issues surrounding the artistic, cinematic, literary, moral, social, (geo) political, philosophical, psychological and religious significance of them, both individually and together. We seek to explore the role and consequences of fear, horror and terror and how society, people or groups manage and control fear, horror or terror.

We invite proposals on any area related to the conference purpose and encourage creative and challenging presentations. In addition to academic analysis, we welcome the submission of case studies or other approaches from those involved with its practice, such as people in religious orders, therapists, victims of events which have been provoked by experiences of fear, horror and terror âАУ for example, lawyers or others involved with law enforcement, medical practitioners, or fiction authors whose work aims to evoke these reactions.

Presentations, papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

1. About Fear, Horror and Terror
-Definitions, interdisciplinary studies, cross cultural comparisons
-Comparison with other emotions/experiences
-Institutions, constructions, and deconstructions of fear, horror and terror
-Theories for studying fear, horror or terror: social, political, sociological, literary, architecture, legal, scientific, artists, philosophical and any others

2. The Contexts of Fear, Horror and Terror
- case studies
- professions dealing with the Fear, Horror and Terror (Therapists, Clergy, Lawyers, Law enforcement etc.)
- creating and experiencing fear, horror and terror
- the properties, language, meaning or significance of fear, horror and terror

3. At the Interface of Fear, Horror and Terror
- the role of fear, horror and terror
- emotional releases (pleasant or negative) achieved by fear, horror and terror
- techniques, marketing, consumption and management of fear, horror and terror
- recreational or aesthetic fear, horror and terror
- the temperature, sound, smell, sight or feel of fear, horror and terror
-silence as a strategic subversion of the operation of fear, horror and terror
-fear, horror and terror and the visible/invisible
-work, law, government policy, accounting or human resources and fear, horror or terror

4. Representations of Fear, Horror and Terror and:
- the imagination or the sublime
- art, cinema, theatre, media and the creative arts
-survival horror video games
- literature (including childrenâАЩs stories)
- the other
- hope and despair
- relations to anxiety, disgust, dread, loathing
- hope and the future
- the sublime

5. Relationships with Fear, Horror and Terror:
-use of space, tools, architecture, outer space and rural/urban settings
-militarisation, control and fear
- rituals, ceremonies, performances and fear, horror and terror in everyday life or fiction/art
-weapons, engineering and technology

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

What to Send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 22nd March 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 21st June 2013. 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: FHT7 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

Shona Hill & Shilinka Smith: shs@inter-disciplinary.net
Rob Fisher: fht7@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'At the Interface' 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 of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/fear-horror-terror/call-for-papers/


Regional Training Course @ RIMES, Bangkok

RIMES is organizing a Regional Training Course on Paleoflood Hydrology in Flood Risk Assessment, from 18-22 February 2013 in Bangkok. The training shall mentor participants in paleoflood data collection, analysis, management, and application in flood risk estimation.

Although paleoflood hydrology's primary function is to extend flood chronologies over a period of time, it is also used in:

o Flood risk (and water supply) estimation using flood frequency analyses with long-term data
o Identifying climate-flood relationships (i.e. do floods cluster in time, and whether these clusters are related to varying or changing climates)
o Determining upper bounds of flood magnitudes based on long records
o Estimating long-term recharge in arid land


For more information, you can write an e-mail to rimes@rimes.int or visit the webpage for this training course: http://www.rimes.int/em/?p=1148

Workshop for Climate Change in South Asia


Support to Improve Climate Research and Information Services in South Asia (SICRISA)
Call for Applications: 'Fellowships and writing workshops for climate change researchers from South Asia'

Climate change researchers from South Asia are invited to apply to participate in a fellowship programme or a residential writing workshop to be held in South Asia in 2013

Deadline for applications for residential writing workshops is 31 January 2013
Deadline for applications for fellowships is 15 February 2013

If you applied in 2012, please do not reapply

Writing Workshops
There will be two residential writing workshops (writeshops) each with about 15 participants taking place in Delhi and Dhaka in April-May 2013. We anticipate selecting 15 participants for each writeshop.

Benefits of attending a writeshop include:
*  Access to mentoring (including international experts) to help succeed in publishing in a peer review journal

*  Extend your networks through contact with mentors and facilitators (including international scientific specialists) and fellow-participants

*  The opportunity of being selected for a special issue of a high-ranking journal, edited by the mentors and facilitators

*  Budget for access to free downloads of journal papers and book chapters from British Library of Development Studies (BLDS)

*  All costs of attendance covered

Writeshop participants will:
*  receive funding to cover all costs of attending the writeshop (including travel costs,visa cost, subsistence costs during the writeshop)

*  be asked to prepare a draft of their article and share this with their mentor prior to the writeshops

*  receive further guidance and technical support (including access to online full text on scientific and scholarly material, primarily research articles published in peer reviewed  journals through the British Library of Development Studies (BLDS) at IDS)

*  need to be prepared to do some follow-up work after the writeshop should this be necessary to complete the paper

Writeshops are residential courses, run over 5 days. Participants must be able to attend the entire writeshop. They include plenary and training sessions, one-on-one sessions with mentors and time for participants to work on their papers

Participants must recognise that involvement in the writeshops does not guarantee publication – this will be determined by the peer-review process, which is independent and objective. Please note that the writeshops will be held in English.

Fellowships
The programme is offering bursaries to support research leave of up to one month in order to increase the quality and quantity of papers published in international peer-reviewed journals by South Asian researchers in the climate field. Programme participants will be selected through an application process.

The fellowships do NOT provide funding for new research projects – only for the writing up of existing research into publishable form. In some circumstances we may support some new data collection or data analysis if it adds value to the paper being proposed.

We are offering 20 places for fellowships. Fellowship holders will:
•  receive funding for research leave from their employer for up to one month of their time to work on an already existing paper.

•  be paired up with and receive mentoring from an expert in their field of expertise

•  receive further guidance and technical support (including access to online full text on scientific and scholarly material, primarily research articles published in peer reviewed journals through the British Library of Development Studies (BLDS) at IDS)

•  gain enhanced awareness of the process of writing papers for academic journals.

•  at the end of the fellowship have produced a paper for submission to peer-review journal

•  be eligible for some additional funding to improve/ expand/ analyse a fellowship holder's data (including a field visit) if this will substantially improve the prospects of a paper

Participants must recognise that involvement in the fellowship programme does not guarantee publication – this will be determined by the peer-review process, which is independent and objective.

How to apply
Applications are open to researchers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, who are working on any aspect of climate change research. Participants should be early/mid career researchers, although more established researchers may be considered.  Unfortunately researchers from other countries are not included in this opportunity.

Please visit www.sicrisa.org
<http://www.sicrisa.org/>
to download an application form and read the application guidelines (including the eligibility criteria).

For writing workshops completed application forms together with a draft paper should be emailed to sicrisa@ids.ac.uk<mailto:sicrisa@ids.ac.uk> by 31 January 2013.

For fellowship completed application forms together with institutional letter of support should be emailed to sicrisa@ids.ac.uk<mailto:sicrisa@ids.ac.uk> by 15 February 2013.

Further information
'Support to Improve Climate Research and Information Services in South Asia' (SICRISA) is a two-year project which aims to increase the quality and quantity of climate change research from South Asia. This will be achieved by training and mentoring South Asian scientists through fellowships and four residential writing workshops, and by publishing two special editions of journals. The project is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).Dear colleagues,

"So they [the Government] go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent…. Owing to past neglect, in the face of the plainest warnings, we have entered upon a period of danger….  The era of procrastination, of half measures, of soothing and baffling expedience of delays, is coming to its close.  In its place we are entering a period of consequences….  We cannot avoid this period, we are in it now…."

An NGO commenting on hurricane Sandy? No, Winston Churchill in the House of Commons in 1936.

The Wuppertal Institute report "Sands Are Running Out for Climate Protection - The Doha Climate Conference Once Again Saves the UN Climate Process While Real Climate Action Is Shelved for Later" on the results of the Doha conference is now available at

http://wupperinst.org/en/info/details/wi/a/s/ad/1979/

Happy holidays,

Wolfgang Sterk

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Project Co-Ordinator
Research Group Energy, Transport and Climate Policy
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy
Döppersberg 19
42103 Wuppertal
Germany
Tel. +49-202-2492-149
Fax  +49-202-2492-250
Email wolfgang.sterk@wupperinst.org
www.wupperinst.org

Monday, December 24, 2012

Faculty @ National Law University, Guwahati

http://www.nluassam.ac.in/recruitment.aspx

Research Assistant for the RBI Chair in Economics @ Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Research Assistant for the RBI Chair in Economics at IIM Bangalore

The Reserve Bank of India has established the RBI Chair in Economics at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore with a view to identify and analyze policy issues in this area in order to promote economic development through enhanced quality of decision processes on policies through research and promotion of higher levels of learning in monetary and financial economics, banking and real sector issues. The RBI Chair Professor is expected to lead policy-oriented research as well as disseminate this knowledge by publishing and teaching in programmes at IIMB.

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

Research Assisstant (RA) will have at least a Master's degree (with courses in economics, econometrics, statistics) and 2-3 years of experience. Basic knowledge of econometrics and a statistical package is essential; prior experience with time series data work will be an asset. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year on Contract basic, and would be renewable depending on the RA's performance; salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Click here to Apply Online

The deadline for submitting the application is January 4, 2012.

3rd Global Conference:Beauty

3rd Global Conference
Beauty

Sunday 15th September - Tuesday 17th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
'The first real problem I faced in my life was that of beauty,' wrote the poet-playwright-novelist Yukio Mishima, in Temple of the Golden Pavilion as he pondered beauty's relevance, meanings, and the spell it cast over him. Beauty is complicated by the word beauty itself. Limited or overloaded, beauty has been celebrated as essential or denounced as irrelevant. The existence of beauty has been challenged, called a search for Eldorado. Some find no beauty in life, a recurring motif in subcultures, music lyrics, and the notes left by suicides. Others dismiss that perspective, arguing that common sense, experience, and multidisciplinary research reveal the reality and centrality of beauty in our lives. But what exactly is beauty? Speculations about the nature of beauty are various and contradictory. Some philosophers have argued that it will remain a mystery. Other theorists have held less modest beliefs, arguing that beauty expresses a basic spiritual reality, has universal physical properties, or is an experience and construction of mind and culture. The beauty 'project' will explore, assess, and map a number of key core themes.
These will include:

1. Understanding Beauty
- Defining beauty
- Theorising beauty
- Power of beauty
- History of beauty
- Politics of beauty
- Culture of beauty
- Religion of beauty
- Beauty Myths

2. Experiences of and Representations of Beauty
- Pursuit of beauty
- Expressions of beauty
- Appearance of beauty
- Making beauty
- Documenting beauty
- Emotion and beauty
- Beauty and seduction
- Representing beauty in art, literature and popular culture

3. Beauty and Nature
- Beauty and the natural world
- Beauty and the Sublime
- Beauty and desire
- Science and mathematics of beauty
- Medical aspects of beauty

4. Beauty, Culture, and Identity
- Beauty subcultures
- Beauty and social stratification: gender, sexuality, class, race, ethnicity, age, etc.
- Beauty collectors
- Beauty specialists
- Beauty disciples
- Enhancing the body beautiful: cosmetics, tattoos, piercings, surgical interventions, and other forms of body modification

5. The Business of Beauty
- Beauty and consumer culture
- Beauty and cultural capital
- Beauty professions and trades
- Beauty cities
- Beauty marketing and forecasting
- Professional beauties (models, actors, celebrities, beauty pageants etc.)
- Fashion and beauty
- Glamour and beauty

6. Diminishing the Beautiful
- Beauty and transgression
- Beauty and ugliness
- Beauty and aging
- Defiling the beautiful
- Destroying the beautiful
- Beauty and death
- Beauty and decay

Presentations will be accepted which deal with related areas and themes. The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.

What to Send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 22nd March 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 21st June 2013. 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: Beauty3 Abstract Submission.

Please Note: In this email please attach TWO versions of your abstract as follows:
1) One with title and body of abstract only (no identification of the authorâ€"this version will be for our blind peer review process).
2) The other with the following information about the author(s): affiliation, email, title of abstract, title and body of abstract

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). 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

Jacque Lynn Foltyn: jfoltyn@nu.edu
Rob Fisher: beau3@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Critical Issues 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 of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/beauty/call-for-papers/



Faculty @ Administrative Staff College of India

http://asci.org.in/Details.aspx?type=bulletin&id=67

Training Course on Research Methodology @ MPISSR

Training Course on Research Methodology in Social Sciences for Ph.D. Research Students
(February 19-28, 2013)
Call for Registration
M.P. Institute of Social Science Research, UJJAIN (MP) invites applications from Ph.D. Research Students to participate in a Ten Days Training Course on Research  Methodology in Social Sciences from February 19-28, 2013 sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. The objectives of this course are to help participants acquire knowledge and understanding appertaining to the research methodology in social sciences. Institute will take care of lodging, boarding and travel of selected participants. Applications addressed to Dr. Manu Gautam, Associate Professor & Course Director, M.P. Institute of Social Science Research, 6 Bharatpuri Administrative Zone, UJJAIN (M.P.) should reach before January 20, 2013.
E-mail: mpissr@yahoo.co.in, gautam.ujjain@
gmail.com, Phone: 0734-2510978, Cell: 098260-69797; http://www.mpissr.org

Doctoral Fellowships

Doctoral Fellowships
IBIES (an Erasmus Mundus Initiative) offers academic mobility grants for pursuing Ph.D at select European Universities for up to 36 months covering all domains of social sciences (humanities) and business/management. Online application starts from 15 December, 2012. Mobility grants at other levels also available.
For details visit: http://erasmus.iescp.org/

Research Methodology Course @ GIRI INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, LUCKNOW

GIRI INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, LUCKNOW
Research Methodology Course for Ph.D. Students in Social Sciences
Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow is organizing a Research Methodology Course for Ph.D. Students and teachers pursuing Ph.D. in Social Science subjects during 18-28 February, 2013 at the Institute. The course has been sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. Those desirous of attending the course may apply giving their full CV including academic record, topic of research, publication, etc. A proposal of about 1000 words on the topic on which the scholar is working should be submitted with the application. Applications should be addressed to Director, Giri Institute of Development Studies, Sector-O, Aliganj, Lucknow-226 024. The last date
of submitting application is 15th January 2013. For details visit our website: http://www.gids.org.in/ or contact by email at gids@sancharnet.in
A.K. Singh
Director

Course on Research Methods @ V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida

V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA announces following Research Programmes
1. Course on Research Methods on Gender Issues February 25 – March 01, 2013
2. Course on Research Methods in Labour Studies exclusively for Researchers from North Eastern States February 18-22, 2013
Applications are invited from young teachers and researchers from universities/colleges/research Institutions and professionals in government organisations who intend to pursue their interests in the above areas. No programme fee will be charged and Institute will provide to and fro sleeper class fare and free boarding and lodging in the Institute's Campus. Applications must be accompanied by no objection certifi cates/ recommendations of employers/research supervisors. The last date for receiving the applications: January 25, 2013. Details of the Courses are available on Institute's website: vvgnli.org. Application along with the biodata and a brief statement of the participant's research interests on the subject may be sent to:
1. Dr. Ellina Samantroy, Associate Fellow, V. V. Giri National Labour Institute, Sector-24, NOIDA-201301, Email:ellinasamantroy@gmail.com; (For Sl. No.01)
2. Mr. Otojit Kshetrimayum, Associate Fellow, V.V. Giri, National Labour Institute, Sector-24, NOIDA-201301,
Email: otojit@gmail.com (For Sl. No. 02)

Micro-insurance for disaster risk reduction

Climate and Development Knowledge Network

CDKN Call for proposals: Taking stock of micro-insurance for disaster risk reduction – evidence and experiences in applying index-based micro-insurance in South and South East Asia


Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) aims to help decision-makers in developing countries design and deliver climate compatible development. CDKN does this by providing demand-led research and technical assistance, and channelling the best available knowledge on climate change and development to support policy processes at the country level.

CDKN strives to capture and communicate learning from projects, and influence national and international debate and processes on climate compatible development (CCD).

Disaster insurance has quickly risen up the global policy agenda; there is a headlong rush to provide insurance products to help transfer retained or residual disaster risk, whether sovereign, micro- or reinsurance. These efforts have involved governments, private sector (nationally and internationally), research groups and NGOs. The opportunities to link index-based micro-insurance with efforts to promote adaptation, DRR and development therefore appear ample.

By transferring risk and providing a safety net against extreme events, micro-insurance offers the opportunity to protect the poorest and most vulnerable members of community. With the lure of reducing costs of monitoring and speedy settlement on the part of insurance companies, an increasing number of international initiatives have focused on the provision of index-based insurance schemes, particularly in South and South-East Asia.

However, the evidence basis for the effectiveness of disaster insurance remains thin, and this is a major knowledge gap given the groundswell of interest in insurance products. There are many unknowns about this approach; particularly the experience of people involved in the schemes, or of those who cannot afford to insure themselves but who experience impacts indirectly (e.g. through other community members receiving payouts). CDKN is already involved in scoping and researching these issues – for example in Pakistan– and there is clear demand from governments, NGOs and the international community for a better understanding of peoples' experience of micro-insurance. CDKN has also published a blog on this topic: http://cdkn.org/2012/06/seduced-by-disaster-insurance-dont-dive-in./.

CDKN is seeking a supplier to document evidence and experience of applying index based micro-insurance in South and South East Asia. The project will look to add value by focusing on a particular geographic region (South and South East Asia) and qualitatively documenting the views and perspectives of leading authorities from academia, policy and practice on the latest evidence and experience. The work will be desk based, and combine a systematic assessment of existing literature with a series of interviews from selected key-informants.

The objective of the research is to document evidence and experiences in delivering index-based micro-insurance schemes in the context of South and South-East Asia. In so doing, it is hoped that the research will add to evidence base on evaluating the effectiveness of disaster insurance as a tool for promoting adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

The project is expected to last for 5 months starting in January 2013. Successful bidders will need to satisfy the following requirements:
  • have a proven track record in the analysis and evaluation of one or more of the following areas: disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, micro-insurance, and social protection.
  • be well versed in qualitative research methods and familiar with conducting systematic reviews
  • have experience of organising and facilitating workshops for research dissemination purposes
Research experience in South and/or South-East Asia and familiarity in interpreting quantitative data are preferable.
 
In order to express an interest in this opportunity, please complete the following 2 steps:
 
Step 1:
Send an email to the CDKN Procurement team (cdknetwork.procurement@uk.pwc.com) including the following information:
  • Subject line: Micro-insurance for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Organisation/company name
  • A sentence confirming your interest in bidding for the work
  • The name of any partner organisations you anticipate that you will work with
Step 2:
Please download the Invitation to Tender document, a Non Disclosure Agreement, a copy of CDKN's Expense Policy and the CDKN Terms and Conditions (all available at this link).  Complete the documents where relevant and submit these to the CDKN Procurement team (cdknetwork.procurement@uk.pwc.com) before the deadline stated below.
 
Both steps are to be completed and your documents [including the signed Non-Disclosure Agreement] submitted by the deadline of 17.00 UK time on 11 January 2013. 
 
Please note, we will accept and respond to questions with respect to this opportunity and the associated documents provided they are received by CDKN Procurement before 17.00 UK time on 4 January 2013.

Kind regards,

The CDKN Team
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Jobs @ ICIMOD Last Date 24th December 2012

Terms of Reference

Title: Human Resources Assistant

Division: Administration and Finance

Unit: Human Resources/Organizational Development (HR/OD)

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Background

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) Region – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. 

 

The role of the Human Resources/Organizational Development (HR/OD) Unit is to ensure a system of efficient, effective, and transparent HR policies, procedures, and practices, including HR administration, contracting, recruitment, performance appraisal, and staff capacity development as well as to advise and assist all programmes and divisions of ICIMOD in HR issues that may come up. The HR/OD Unit is part of the larger Administration and Finance Department. 

 

Responsibilities and tasks

Reporting to the Head of the HR/OD Unit, the HR Assistant will support and assist the HR Unit in all HR-related tasks and activities, including the following: 

 

Recruitment: 

  • Manage the online application system, including incoming CVs, the online CV database, and relevant upgrades to the online system 
  • Assist in formulating ToRs and translating TORs into vacancy texts
  • Coordinate with relevant vacancy channels (websites, newspapers, professional journals) for the placement of vacancy advertisements
  • Communicate with interview panel members and applicants to schedule interviews 
  • Coordinate logistic arrangements, including travel and accommodation for interview candidates from outside of Nepal
  • Maintain proper documentation of all recruitment procedures

Medical insurance administration:

  • Administer ICIMOD's local medical and GPA insurance schemes in line with current policies and agreed benefit provisions for staff
  • Ensure that staff and their dependants are covered under the medical policy, and update changes and additions to the staff member's dependency status 
  • Advise and assist staff in completing medical claims; process claims for reimbursements; maintain close liaison with insurance companies; follow-up to ensure prompt settlement of claims

Management of staff leave records through the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system: 

  • Credit monthly leave entitlements to all staff
  • Make corrections, process cancellations, and provide leave status reports as and when necessary
  • Credit annual leave extensions at the start of each year

General HR administration and logistics: 

  • Arrange identification cards for all staff, including consultants, contractual staff, and others employed by ICIMOD
  • Organize induction programmes for new staff members 
  • Manage logistics for training programmes, workshops, and other events organized by the HR/OD unit
  • Maintain performance appraisal records 
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the head of the HR/OD Unit

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's of business administration with a specialization and demonstrated ability in human resources management
  • At least 2 years of work experience in HR for a non-profit organization.

 

Competencies

  • Management and coordination: Ability to plan and organize events and meetings, providing efficient administrative, logistic, and coordination support; good time management and prioritization skills
  • Networking and communication: Excellent written and oral English communication skills; the ability to effectively communicate with colleagues and external parties through telephone, email, and face-to-face on operational issues and queries; ability to listen to others and present and discuss ideas effectively within the team
  • Result orientation: Proactive approach for the smooth organization of internal processes; ability to work independently with a strong sense of initiative, discipline, and self-motivation
  • Social/team competency: Ability to work smoothly and effectively with others in and outside the team to establish constructive ideas or solutions that meet organizational objectives
  • Flexibility/innovation: Ability to easily adapt to changing contexts, technologies, and approaches when necessary; and desire to make improvements in own work area
  • Computer skills: Proficient in basic computer skills including the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook), email, and internet

 

Duration

3 years, of which the first three months are probation, with a possibility of extension subject to ICIMOD's future funding levels

 

Starting Date

Preferably from 1 January 2013

 

Remuneration

Salaries and benefits of ICIMOD are competitive compared to other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

Gender and Equity Policy

Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD implements a gender fair policy and is supportive of working women. It operates a Day-Care Centre at the campus and is committed to gender mainstreaming at the organisational and programmatic levels.

 

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before 24 Dec 2012 through ICIMOD's online application system.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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