ISDC – International Security and Development Center, the Institute of Development Studies (UK) and the Households in Conflict Network will host an international research workshop in Berlin, Germany, on 20-21 September 2018 on the micro-level analysis of centrifugal societies. We invite submissions of complete papers or extended abstracts in any relevant discipline by 20 June 2018.
The background to this workshop is the observation that across Europe and beyond, economies, societies and nation states appear to have started falling apart, with authoritarian governments and heads of state coming in power from the United States, Russia, China and the Philippines, secessionist movements growing in Scotland and Catalonia, parts of Ukraine being occupied, anti-European governments being elected in the UK, Hungary and Poland, and an unprecedented rise of far-right parties across democratic Europe, including in France, Austria, the Netherlands and Germany.
Parts of the European and indeed global social contract are being questioned, with extreme consequences for how societies organise and govern themselves and with impacts on the behaviour and well-being of citizens around the world. Drivers may be universal phenomena like globalisation, technological change and inequality – but these clearly differ by institutional and local context and their impacts are felt differently across heterogeneous groups and individuals.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and International Security and Development Center (ISDC), are pleased to announce the next fourth annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference to take place in Bishkek on 17-18October 2018.
The two-day conference will bring together national and international experts from government and the public sector, development agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia and research institutions, and media to exchange knowledge and experiences on recent socio-economic developments in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, and to promote evidence-based policy making.
The second edition of the Summer School “War, Reconstruction and establishment of peace” , organised by the European Centre of Peace Science, Integration and Cooperation (CESPIC), will take place in Tirana (Albania) on 18-22 September 2017. The Summer school aims to provide a group of international graduate students with scientific pillars about roots of war, peace and issues in peacebuilding. In line with Peace Science tradition, the program is interdisciplinary involving disciplines such as economics, political science, international relations and history. Further information can be found here.
Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), ISDC – International Security and Development Center, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are pleased to announce the third annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference to take place in Bishkek on 12-13 October 2017.
This call for papers aims to assemble high quality papers that will increase our understanding of: 1) the role of social protection in fragile contexts and settings of forced displacement and migration; and 2) synergies across the humanitarian and development divide in both contexts. The aim is to assemble 8 to 10 papers of sufficient quality to be jointly submitted for a special issue to the Journal of Development Studies, or featured in an edited book. Reviewed and approved papers will also be featured in the UNICEF Office of Research–Innocenti working paper series.
We invite papers that can shed light on the effect of food aid on the beneficiaries as well as the warring parties, on demobilization, reintegration and employment programs, on the role of media during conflict, on forced displacement, on new ways to collect data during conflict and on the impact of prevention and peace programs, to name but a few.
The Households in Conflict Network (HiCN), ISDC – International Security and Development Center and FAO are planning a proposal for a special issue on the topic of “food security and conflict” to be submitted to “World Development” in mid-January 2017. This builds on a workshop on the theme held at FAO in Rome in October 2016 (LINK). Some of the papers presented there and a few additional papers will be proposed to the editors of World Development for consideration as a special issue.
FAO and the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) are organising a joint workshop on the impact of violent conflict on the welfare, resilience and behaviour of individuals, households and communities. The workshop will bring together scholars interested in these topics to present their cutting edge original research and to discuss these findings with leading experts from FAO and other interested stakeholders and with each other. The workshop will take place on 24-25 October 2016 in Rome immediately prior to the 7th International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS VII) in Rome, Italy, which is co-hosted by FAO. The conference will also feature a session on “Measuring the social and economic impact of conflicts and political instability on agriculture”. See https//icas2016.istat.it for further details.
The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) are organizing an international workshop to bring together researchers from different social sciences and countries sharing a common interest in studying the connections among institutions, development, armed conflict and political violence. Keynote speakers are Professor Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University) and Professor Elisabeth Wood (Yale University). Please send your completed paper and a short CV (maximum two pages) in PDF format by email to email@example.com by 4 September 2015, indicating if you require financial assistance to attend the workshop. We expect acceptances to be communicated by 30 September 2015. The conference language will be English. Submitted papers may be considered for publication in a journal special issue or edited volume; further details will be shared at a later date. More information can be found here.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), ISDC – International Security and Development Center, and the University of Central Asia (UCA) are pleased to announce the first annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference to take place in Bishkek on 1-2 October 2015. The two-day conference will bring together national and international experts from government and the public sector, development agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia and research institutions, and media to exchange knowledge and experiences on recent socio-economic developments in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, and to promote evidence-based policy making. Those interested in submitting sessions or papers to the conference are welcome to submit their applications by 30 June 2015 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details can be found here.
The tenth annual workshop of the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) was held on 10 February 2015 in collaboration with the World Bank in Washington, DC. The theme of the workshop was “Micro-foundations of conflict and violence: economic analysis and impact evaluation”. The call for papers can be found here and the programme here.