Monday, August 31, 2015

MDP alum Chou finishes Tsinghua summer program (Beijing)

Chou Moua (Tsu), Master of Development Practice (2015) participated in the Summer 2015 Tsinghua (Qinghua) University School of Environment State Key Joint Lab of Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control.

HHH 2nd Yr students--Global Policy Capstone course starts September 2015

Quick update for students seeking a capstone project, the Global Policy Area/ MDP capstone courses start in Fall 2015 and run for the entire academic year.

Capstone client selection process starts September 2015, with teams formed in September and October.

Want to be considered for a team?  Register for the 0 (zero) credit course PA 5890 (your 3 credits come in the Spring PA 8081 course).

Contact Dr. Mary Curtin, Global Policy Coordinator,, with any questions.

Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute 2016 Annual Peacebuilding Training

MPI is pleased to announce the dates for the 2016 Annual Peacebuilding Training. Next year's training will be held from May 13 to June 3, 2016. 


 Registration for the first week would be Sunday, May 12. 


Please check our website.

Intern'l Conf on Urban Planning, Governance & Design for Reducing Urban Conflicts & Violence
International Conference
Urban Planning, Governance & Design for Reducing Urban Conflicts and Violence: Critical Learnings and Possibilities
Organized by the Centre for Urban Equity, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India
Conference Dates: March 2-4, 2016
Conference Sponsors: IDRC and DFID

Debating Food Sovereignty in a World of Emergencies

Call for Papers
Conference: August 10, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Location: Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: Political Science, Rural History / Studies, Sociology
Session Title: Debating Food Sovereignty in a World of Emergencies Session

Code: IRSA_4 (International Rural Sociology Association, 2016 Congress, ustainable and Just Rural Transitions: Connections and Complexities)

Session Format: Paper presentations

Session Abstract: Around the time of publication of Peasants and Globalization by Haroon Akram-Lodhi and Cristóbal Kay in 2010, the McMichael-Bernstein debate on “food sovereignty” has been reinvigorated with Philip McMichael’s response to Henry Bernstein’s critique of the term (Bernstein 2009, Bernstein 2014, McMichael 2009, McMichael 2014). This debate only added to the flourishing literature that problematizes food sovereignty either in a friendly or adversarial manner (Agarwal 2014, Beuchelt & Virchow 2012, Hospes 2014, Jarosz 2014, Patel 2009, Wittman & Desmarais 2010). We are looking for 3000-6000 word long papers (including references) engaged in case studies that can offer empirically-based conceptual advances and contribute to the present debate on the agrarian question and food sovereignty. Can the concept of food sovereignty help us make sense of the global connections and complexities of socioeconomic and environmental crises experienced by rural society? To what extent has this concept been adopted by grassroots organizations engaged in food politics? What is the status of food sovereignty in their programs? Do food sovereignty movements include primarily peasants, or do they also include peasant-entrepreneurs and/or capitalist farmers and domestic agribusiness? To what extent are these classes establishing or attempting to establish alliances with urban working classes? What are the prospects and limits of food sovereignty for a popular-democratic transition beyond neoliberal capitalism?
Extended and revised versions of selected papers will be considered for a special issue in a prominent development or agrarian studies journal.  

Deadline for paper proposals: November 1, 2015 (Minimum Length: 3000 words; Maximum Length: 6000 words including references)

Announcement of accepted papers: January 15, 2016

Session Organizer(s):
Gerardo Otero, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Efe Can Gürcan, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Contact Info: 
Primary Contact: Efe Can Gürcan, Simon Fraser University, Canada,
Contact Email:

Intern'l Conf: Emerging Trends for Nat'l Sustainable Develop't & Disaster Mgt

Link to Conference Website

Link to Conference Flyer

July 27, 2016  United Kingdom
Subject Fields: African History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Childhood and Education, Environmental History / Studies, Management and Leadership Studies

Important Dates
  • Call For Papers; 17th July, 2015 – 7th May, 2016.
  • Full Paper Submission; 17th July, 2015 – 17th May, 2016.
  • Revised Paper Submission; 27th July, 2015 – 27th May, 2016.
  • Acceptance/Rejection Notification; Between 27th August, 2015 – 27th January, 2016.
  • Early Bird Registration; 27th August, 2015 – 27th January, 2016. (Online Credit Card)
  • Late Bird Registration; 7th January, 2016 – 7th June, 2016. (Online Credit Card)
  • Registration Closes; 7th July. 2016.
  • Onsite Registration; 27th July 2016. 
  • Conference; 27th-29th July 2016.

Greetings from NSDDM 2016.                                    
After the great success of the 1st and 2nd International Conference held in Ghana, May 2014 and Dubai, May 2015; Scholarlink Research Institute, Manchester, United Kingdom, in collaboration with The American University in the Emirates, Dubai International Academic City, Dubai, UAE specially invites you to participate and present your research papers to the 3rdInternational Conference On Emerging Trends For National Sustainable Development And Disaster Management (NSDDM 2016) /Exhibition. 

The conference will be held at Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS18 5HD, United Kingdom. July 27th to 29th, 2016

We would like to thank all DUBAI 2015 attendees for making the conference a great success. More than 10 nations were represented at the conference, from Europe, Africa and Asia Countries. It gathered more than 200 professors, researchers and scholars from around the world. We hope to have greater success in the 2016 Edition in Leeds, United Kingdom.
The papers presented from the first and second International Conference that took place in 2014 and 2015 have all been published as promised and available online in an international Journal based in, Manchester, United Kingdom, and indexed in several indexing bodies. (DOAJ, WorldCat, NewJour, Open J-Gate, Scirus, Socolar, EISRJC, Expanded Academic ASAP, Chemical Abstracts (CAS), Cabell Directories, Serial Solutions, Ulrich’s Web Global Serials Directory and Index Copernicus International, Educators Reference Complete, Academic OneFile, Tulips, Refseek, ProQuest, Journal Finder, e-journal, Genamics Journal Seek, Open Access Digital Library, UCLA Library, Term Paper Warehouse, Electronic Journals Library, Open Access Digital Library, UNC University Libraries,, ResearchBible, ebookbrowse, Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, CABI, and Global CNKI, InfoTrac Periodical Solutions. Wittenberg University library, Ohio, and Indiana University library, Bloomington, Indiana, United States)

See link to the 800 pages, Dubai 2015 Online Conference Proceedings (111 Approved Papers Presented)

The UK 2016 International Conference offer Seventeen Tracks with regards to the conference theme mentioned above:
  • Track One: Emerging Trends in Learning, Education and Teaching (ETLET)
  • Track Two: Emerging Trends in Economics, Business and Management (ETEBM)
  • Track Three: Emerging Trends in Environmental Sciences (ETES)
  • Tract Four: Emerging Trends in Physical Sciences and Applied Sciences (ETPSAS)
  • Track Five: Emerging Trends in Engineering and Technology  (ETET)
  • Track Six: Emerging Trends in Energy, Oil and Gas  (ETEOG)
  • Track Seven: Emerging Trends Humanities and Social Sciences (ETHSS)
  • Track Eight: Emerging Trends in Communication and Mass Media (ETCMM)
  • Track Nine: Emerging Trends in Health Sector (ETHS)
  • Track Ten: Emerging Trends in Conservation and Natural Resources Management (ETCNRM)
  • Track Eleven: Emerging Trends in History and Civilization (ETHC)
  • Track Twelve: Emerging Trends in Journalism and  Mass Communication(ETHC)
  • Track Thirteen: Emerging Trends in Geospatial Technologies and Applications(ETGTA)
  • Track Fourteen: Emerging Trends in Networks and Telecommunications(ETNT)
  • Track Fifteen: Emerging Trends in Green Energy (ETGE)
  • Track Sixteen: Emerging Trends in Turkish and Modern Asian Studies (ETTMAC)
  • Track Seventeen: Emerging Trends in Modern  Languages and European Studies (ETMLES)

The following International and Erudite Scholars will be in attendance as KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, among are;
Prof. Sharon M. Kolb, College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, United States.
Prof. Lynne M. Walters. Texas A&M University, United States.
Prof. Tim N. Walters. 2 Twelve Pines Court Woodlands, Texas 7738, United States.
 and many more

NSDDM 2016 is Three Full Days of Technical Sessions, Poster Sessions, Virtual Session, Tutorials and Workshops. Additionally, an Exhibition will be held on parallel with the conference to show cutting edge and state-of-the-art technologies related to our industry as it will be many opportunities for networking and socializing with other colleagues all over the world.
Authors/Participant (In Person or Virtually) are invited to submit papers (not more than 10 pages) as an email attachment to


Virtual Participants (Non-Attending Authors)
Authors who will not be physically present at the conference venue, can send their paper in Power Point for presentation. See link;
The paper should include one of the Conference Tracks mentioned above, and the Track Number should be mentioned in the paper, for quick review and assessment. All papers will be double-blind peer reviewed.

The Conference Proceedings will be reviewed for their inclusion in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index. All Presented Articles in the conference will be fast tracked for publication as a Special Edition in Top United States journal based in Seattle, WA 98119-1950, United States of America (Emerging Academy Resources), WITHOUT PUBLICATION FEE CHARGES.
We request you to motivate as many Faculties, Research Scholars and Students from your college who might be interested in contributing and attending the conference to present papers. Papers from Industrialist, Policy Makers, Social and Market Research Practitioners and Non Governmental Organization are also welcome.

Visit our website for more information on the conference.
We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to welcoming you in Leeds, United Kingdom in July 2016 as one of our participants, coming from over 60 countries worldwide!


Conference Convener (NCBSSDPA 2015).
Scholarlink Research Institute
Cleveland Road, Manchester,
M8 4GS, United Kingdom Office.


NOTE: Sponsors and Exhibitors are also encouraged to participate either as Co-Sponsor or Exhibit their Goods and Services in the International Conference. There are associated benefits. More information is available on the conference website.

Tropical & Travel Medicine Seminar Sept 16

September 16, 2015  6pm-8pm

Welcome back!  We are excited to kick off this year at a new location. This year the seminar series will have a new home at the Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building on the East Bank campus, north of TCF Bank Stadium.  We have an exciting year planned and hope you you will join us! 

For over 15 years, the Tropical and Travel Medicine Seminar (TTMS) Lecture Series reflects our core value of providing accessible educational programming to the Twin Cities medical community.

Seminars are held monthly during the academic year typically on the 3rd Wednesday from 6pm - 8pm
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