NewsNotes
April 2005


NewsNotes is a monthly email update of goings-on at EPS. In it you will find information on current projects, announcements of upcoming events and publications, and an action corner. We would like to include information on what our members are doing. If you would like to submit information about an event or publication that you are involved with, please send an email to theaharvey@epsusa.org. (The fine print - we reserve the right to edit submissions for space or content.)

In This Issue (click on a button or heading to jump to that section)
EPS News
Links
In Other News
Food for Thought
Funding Opportunities
EPS Publications
Action Corner
Upcoming Events
How Can I Help?
EPS News

Please join us for an evening with Joseph E. Stiglitz and James K. Galbraith speaking on "the Economics of National Security."

You are cordially invited to join us for a benefit for Economists for Peace and Security, Friday, April 22nd from 6:00pm - 8:30pm at the home of Alan and Catherine Harper in New York, NY. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. Space is limited so please RSVP if you are interested in attending: theaharvey@epsusa.org

 

As part of the events surrounding the NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) Review conference at the UN, EPS will be hosting a session on Missile Defense, Space and the NPT, May 24th from 1:15pm - 2:45pm. Richard Kaufman, EPS Vice-chair and lead investigator on The Full Costs of Ballistic Missile Defense, will head a panel on the costs of missile defense and related problems concerning the weaponization of space. Nancy Gallagher and Jeffrey Lewis, both of the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland, will be discussants.

General information about the NPT Review Conference program can be found at www.reachingcriticalwill.org.

 

Call for Papers: The 9th Annual Conference on Economics and Security, sponsored by ECAAR-UK, the Arms Production and Trade Group, the University of the West of England and University of Bristol will be June 23 - 25, 2005. Session topics include:
  • European Security
  • Economics of the Revolution in Military Affairs
  • Globalization and the restructuring of the MIC
  • Militarism and development
  • Economics of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction

To contribute a paper, send title and abstract before April 22nd to John2.Dunne@uwe.ac. For more information, see http://www.epsusa.org/publications/newsletter/march2005/uk.htm.

 

Call for Papers: European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE http://www.eaepe.org) is seeking papers for its 17th Annual Conference to be held in Bremen, Germany, November 10 - 12, 2005.
Papers are being solicited in the following topic areas:

Further information: http://eaepe.org/eaepe.php?q=node/view/92&PHPSESSID=97810371f77b16fae56dce0b0aa5a679

 

The Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in September 1995, was a high point in international efforts to advance women’s human rights in all dimensions. Ten years on, many actors around the world reflected on the achievements of the past decade. Over the past two years, The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) has prepared a flagship report on Gender Equality: Striving for Justice in an Unequal World.

EPS Executive Director, Thea Harvey, attended the conference that launched the report. The Institute invited from diverse countries and regions a wide range of feminist scholars and activists to participate as speakers. They have prepared background papers for the report, which states that achieving gender equality and gender justice will be very difficult in a world that is increasingly unequal, and presents strong arguments for why gender equality must be placed at the core of efforts to reorient the development agenda. The report divides the struggle for gender equality into four main areas: macroeconomics and well-being, work and social policy, politics and public life, and armed conflict and the search for peace.

http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/(httpPublications)/1FF4AC64C1894EAAC1256FA3005E7201?OpenDocument

 
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Links

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (http://www.nti.org) is an NGO whose mission is to strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. NTI seeks to raise public awareness, serve as a catalyst for new thinking and take direct action to reduce these threats. Among the many informational services offered by NTI is the Global Security News Wire, which features daily news on nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, terrorism, and related issues. To stay up-to-date on NTI programs and activities, including recent web updates, or to receive email alerts, visit http://www.nti.org/d_newswire/issues/2005_4_12.html

 

Council for a Livable World (www.clw.org) recently launched the National Security Legislative Calendar, published every Monday morning when Congress is in session. The April 11th issue features an explanation of the process of approving supplemental spending requests; information on John Bolton's nomination for US representative to the UN; an item about Senate consideration of the State Department and Foreign Aid authorization the week of April 4, including trade restrictions and UN dues funding; an explanation of the process that the national budget goes through on the way to approval; a list of national security-related bills on the horizon; and a Congressional calendar.

This very rich resource is available as an email subscription. To view the archives or sign up visit http://www.clw.org/nscalendar/

 
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In Other News

The brutal war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) has sucked thousands of children into the melee. Often, young boys are drawn in as combatants and young girls are pushed into prostitution, while both are pressured to become servants for armed militias. NGOs are trying to help these youngsters escape the conflict’s pull and rebuild their lives, but the reintegration process is fraught with difficult challenges.

Despite 3,313 children being disarmed in the last six months in Congo's northeastern district of Ituri, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concerned over thousands of others yet to be released by armed groups. http://www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=46459

 

On April 9th the Washington Post reported that the National Guard was "close to an agreement with the city to become the sponsor of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium for Washington Nationals games over the next three seasons." http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38489-2005Apr8.html The Post noted that the six million dollar deal was unusual but not unheard of. "Private businesses have dominated the competition for stadium naming rights, but in recent years, the Army has entered the game as a recruiting tool. The Army has sought to raise its profile by sponsoring NASCAR, high school football and professional rodeo."

On April 13th, Dave Zirin, posted a commentary on AlterNet, saying, "The National Guard's proposed $6 million purchase of naming rights for a pro baseball stadium in DC isn't surprising -- just shameful... It's no accident that the purchase comes at a time when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon desperately need the Guard to grow, and grow now. Recruitment is down more than 30 percent, and dissatisfaction among guard members is at an all time high. Lt. Gen. James Helmly, the commanding officer of the Army Reserve, said in January that the Guard and the Reserve are "rapidly degenerating into a broken force."... Today, the Guard - the under-trained, under equipped, one-weekend-a-month-National Guard - accounts for an astounding 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq." http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/21739/

But SportsBusiness.com reports that the deal may be falling through due to political pressure. "[The National Guard] is believed to have backed out of negotiations after political pressure was applied amid concerns over such an investment being made while US forces were at war in Iraq." http://www.sportbusiness.com/news/index?region=global&news_item_id=157214

 

Ghana's Minister of Foreign Affairs has agreed to initiate an official statement from Ghana supporting an international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Minister Nana Akufo Addo made the commitment on April 5 during a meeting with a delegation from the West African Action Network on Small Arms (WAANSA), consisting of Baffour Amoa, Afi Yakubu and Linus Tengdong. They discussed marking and tracing guns, the ATT and the proposed ECOWAS Convention. The proposed legally binding ECOWAS Convention would replace the ECOWAS Moratorium on importing, exporting and manufacturing small arms, which was non-binding. Check the home page of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) for more information and also a fabulous poster from FOSDA in Ghana: http://www.iansa.org/

 

You've heard of conflict diamonds, but conflict timber? A Dutch timber merchant, Guus van Kouwenhoven, was arrested by the Dutch authorities on March 21 and charged with breaking the UN arms embargo on Liberia. His companies produced 64% of the Liberian timber production, and he was closely associated with former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who used timber sales to buy illicit small arms, according to Global Witness, an NGO that helped gather evidence of van Kouwenhoven's activities. Media coverage at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/Europe/4370533.stm

 

Anne Rüffer and Angelika U. Reutter have co-authored a book called, "Peace Women: The Eleven Women Who Received the Nobel Peace Prize, 1905 - 2003, from Bertha von Suttner to Shirin Ebadi." The book features an introduction by Micheline Calmy-Rey and is available at internet outlets such as: ingram.com; bertram books uk; amazon.com; barnes&noble; libri.de;(ISBN 3-907625-20-X) or by email from the author: ruefferundrub@bluewin.ch

 

Late on March 31st, the United Nations Security Council voted to refer the situation in Darfur, Sudan to the International Criminal Court (ICC). According to the UN, tens of thousands of people have died in the region and close to two million people have been forced from their homes in just the past two years. The Security Council vote counted 11 countries in favor of the referral and 4 countries - Algeria, Brazil, China and the United States - abstaining. This Security Council vote marks the first time the Security Council has referred a case to the ICC whose treaty, the Rome Statute, came into force on July 1, 2002. More information on this historic event can be found on the CICC website. http://iccnow.org/documents/declarationsresolutions/UN1593.html The CICC (Coalition for the International Criminal Court), an independent NGO movement, is dedicated to the establishment of the International Criminal Court as a fair, effective, and independent international organization.

An explanation of how the International Criminal Court will help deter future genocide is available at http://iccnow.org/pressroom/factsheets/FS-ICCandGenocide.pdf

 

The Fifth Cambridge Advanced Programme on Rethinking Development Economics will be held July 14 – 30, 2005, Queens’ College, Cambridge, England. The program is hosted by Development Studies Committee, University of Cambridge with support from the Ford Foundation.

The program will admit a select group of 20 or so young academics from developing countries, including transition economies, and provide them with lectures, discussion, and research workshops with leading scholars on cutting-edge topics in development economics from a number of critical perspectives. The program will fully finance travel, accommodation, subsistence, and fees for those who are selected.

Applications, including a CV, transcripts, and a letter of recommendation, should be received by Dr. Ha-Joon Chang, Course Director, CAPORDE, Development Studies Committee, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX, United Kingdom, by April 25.

For further details visit http://www.btinternet.com/~pae_news/CambridgePrograme05.htm

 
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Food for Thought

In an article entitled Security Of Life, Kamala Sarup examines the intersections of human security, war and other factors. Using the ongoing conflict in Nepal as a starting point, Sarup says, "Ongoing violence, instability and insecurity also threaten future progress and are directly affecting the everyday existence and survival of thousands of children and women in Nepal.... Over the past 9 years, the crisis has had far-reaching, negative humanitarian, economic, political, security and social implications. Survival has become a daily challenge as people flee violence risking their lives and losing their livelihoods in the process."

The author goes on to quote Amartya Sen, "A broader understanding of human security is extremely important precisely because it affects human lives. The idea of what is called 'national security' is somewhat more remote from human lives, in the sense that it is often defined in terms of military preparedness and other features of national policy. Defense can, of course, be important for the lives of people within a nation, and to the extent that this is so, that consideration can be fully covered within the idea of human security itself".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00221.htm

 
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Funding and Employment Opportunities

The Olive W. Garvey Fellowship Competition. Applications for the 2005 Olive W. Garvey Fellowship essay contest are now available online. College students (undergraduates and as well as grad students, including law students) and junior faculty members are encouraged to apply. The essay topic is the following quotation by Nobel economist F. A. Hayek: "The great aim of the struggle for liberty has been equality before the law. "

Six winners will be announced in September and awarded prizes ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.
The deadline is May 1, 2005. Owing to the funder's desire to promote the study of liberty among younger scholars, entrants must be no older than 35 years. For complete details about the contest, including eligibility requirements, a bibliography, and examples of past winning essays, please see http://www.independent.org/students/garvey/.

 

The Association for Conflict Resolution offers a Job Bank for its members. Sign up and receive timely emails with exciting job announcements right to your inbox. This is a FREE benefit exclusively for ACR members. http://www.acrnet.org/jobs/jobbank.htm#seekers

 

South African New Economics Network (SANE) is seeking an Administrator. SANE Network is a dynamic NGO with its office in Rondebosch, Cape Town. It advocates and demonstrates a new paradigm of macro economic policy and sustainable development to end poverty and create an equitable society. SANE is currently looking for an experienced Administrator to work closely with the Executive Director and project staff.

Responsibilities of the Administrator include:

  • Office Administration, Secretarial tasks
  • Finance/Bookkeeping (up to trial balance as well as preparing reports for the Board)
  • Communication with board members and the general public
  • Maintaining the SANE website, Maintaining a database of members
  • Coordinating and attending board meetings, including preparing notices and agendas, taking and writing up of minutes
  • Petty Cash handling and reconciliations
  • Updating and Maintaining personnel records
  • Updating and maintaining SANE’s Resource Center
Candidates should communicate well in at least two official South African languages including English.
An understanding of New Economics would be an advantage. Salary R 7 000 to R 8 000 per month depending on experience and qualification. The deadline for application is April 25, 2005. Short listed candidates will be contacted. Send a letter of application, CV and two reference letters by email, post or fax to:
The Executive Director
South African New Economics (SANE) Network
P O Box 23760
Claremont 7735

Telephone/Fax (021) 689 6892; Email: sane@iafrica.com; Website: www.sane.org

 
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EPS Publications

Military vs. Social Spending: Warfare or Human Welfare. This two-sided fact sheet compares US and global military spending with the costs of achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals in an accessible, graphic format. The fact sheet, which was compiled and designed by former Project Manager, Paul Burkholder, is available in PDF format at http://www.epsusa.org/publications/factsheets/milexMDG.pdf.

 

The ECAAR Review 2003: Conflict or Development? This edition has a regional focus on Africa, the site of most of the world's current armed conflicts. In its pages some of the leading economists of the day analyze and reflect on the relationships among military spending, domestic and foreign policy, security, and human welfare. Features include country studies, sections on business and conflict, and "Trends in World Military Expenditure." Written in clear English, with informative maps, tables, and graphs, the series is designed to inform the debate among policymakers, activists, journalists, academics, students, and citizens worldwide.

You can order the Review at http://www.ecaar.org/Review_files/order.htm.

We believe the Review can be a valuable teaching tool in economics, political science, and international relations courses. If you are interested in teaching this book, please contact Thea Harvey (theaharvey@epsusa.org) for a copy to review.

 

The Full Cost of Ballistic Missile Defense. The study estimates that the total life cycle cost for a layered missile defense system could reach $1.2 trillion through 2035. You can order a copy of the report from the cosponsor of the study, http://www.armscontrolcenter.org/nmd/fullcost.html, or download the PDF file from http://www.armscontrolcenter.org/nmd/fullcost.pdf.
 
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Action Corner

One of the important tenets of EPS's mission statement is "to promote collective approaches to conflict and security problems; to encourage the submission of international disputes to negotiation, arbitration, or judicial settlement, through the United Nations or other multinational institutions for the settlement of controversies." President Bush's nominee for US Ambassador to the UN appears not to support these same goals. John Bolton has consistently shown contempt for international cooperation.

An open letter from 67 former US diplomats, State Department officials or officials of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency states, "John Bolton has the professional background needed for this position. But his past activities and statements indicate conclusively that he is the wrong man for this position... John Bolton has an exceptional record of opposition to efforts to enhance US security through arms control. He led a campaign against ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty... John Bolton’s insistence that the UN is valuable only when it directly serves the United States, and that the most effective Security Council would be one where the US is the only permanent member, will not help him to negotiate with representatives of the remaining 96% of humanity at a time when the UN is actively considering enlargement of the Security Council and steps to deal more effectively with failed states and to enhance the UN’s peacekeeping capability." See the entire text of the letter at http://diplomatsagainstbolton.com/

Mr. Bolton's nomination is in front of the Foreign Relations Committee this week, with a vote expected next Tuesday, April 19th. The one undecided member of the committee is Lincoln Chafee, (R-RI). If, as expected, the nomination passes the committee, it will go to the entire Senate for confirmation. If you are convinced that the confirmation of Mr. Bolton would be disastrous for US security and international cooperation efforts, please contact your Senators and tell them so. More information is available at http://www.stopbolton.org/index.html. You can contact your Senator through Congress.org at http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/directory/directory.dbq?command=congdir

 

The Bush administration this year is reviving its proposal for a new generation of "usable" nuclear weapons, often described as "bunker busters." Your actions and the efforts of thousands of others helped support efforts by Rep. David Hobson (OH) to eliminate funding for these weapons in 2004.

If you believe that new nuclear weapons will not make the world more secure and that developing new nuclear weapons sends a message to the rest of the world that nuclear weapons are usable and undermines US security, it is easy to contact your representatives in Washington and let them know how you feel. Urge them to call for the elimination of all funding for the bunker buster weapons from the defense authorization bill and the energy and water appropriations bill that Congress is now drafting. Also, thank Congress for eliminating funding for the bunker buster weapons last year.

You can email or fax your member of Congress for free by going to the Friends Committee on National Legislation's (FCNL) website at http://capwiz.com/fconl/issues/alert/?alertid=7330336&type=CO. Once there, you will also find talking points to help you write your letter. It is best to put your message in your own words, since congressional staff often ignore "form letters."

 

Is the federal budget out of balance with your values? Are you upset that Congress spent about 42 cents of every income tax dollar last year on current and past wars and preparations for future wars, while spending less than a penny to promote diplomacy, international cooperation, humanitarian and development aid, and efforts to peacefully prevent deadly conflicts? (Information on how these figures were derived: http://www.fcnl.org/issues/item.php?item_id=1253&issue_id=19)

Tax Day (April 15) is the perfect time to let your legislators know your concern that Congress is wasting too much on the military and is not investing enough to promote peace and human security at home and abroad. It is easy to contact your members of Congress in just a few clicks. To see a sample letter go to http://capwiz.com/fconl/issues/alert/?alertid=7353391 and plug in your zip code.

There are increasing signs of the likely return of the military draft. FCNL is sponsoring a Young Adult lobby weekend, April 16 - 18 in Washington, DC. Young adults will learn to effectively lobby Congress for a resolution saying that it is the policy of the United States is to withdraw all military troops and bases from Iraq, and against the resumption of the draft. The weekend is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 35 and costs $50, which includes housing and meals but not transportation.

Visit http://www.fcnl.org/young.htm to register online, or contact Jennifer Chapin Harris (jennifer@fcnl.org, 800-630-1330 x140) to register by mail or to find out how to sponsor a young adult for the weekend.

 

Anyone who would be willing to put an EPS flyer up on a departmental bulletin board or similar venue, please contact Thea Harvey at theaharvey@epsusa.org.
 
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Upcoming Events

April 16 - 18, 2005. Young Adult lobby weekend, in Washington, DC. Young adults will learn to effectively lobby Congress for a resolution saying that it is the policy of the United States is to withdraw all military troops and bases from Iraq, and against the resumption of the draft. The weekend is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 35 and costs $50, which includes housing and meals but not transportation.

Visit FCNL's web site at http://www.fcnl.org/young.htm to register online, or contact Jennifer Chapin Harris (Jennifer@fcnl.org, 800-630-1330 x140) to register by mail or to find out how to sponsor a young adult for the weekend.

April 18, 2005. Charles Peña and Doug Bandow, Cato Institute, "The Future of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT): Prospects and Problems." Sponsored by the Cato Institute. B-369 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. RSVP by noon, April 15th online or to events@cato.org or (202) 789-5229. http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=2106

 

April 18 – 22, 2005. Globalization from below: strategies and actions for social transformation and nonviolent struggle – learning from and building local and global movements, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. More information at http://www.transcend.org.

 

April 22, 2005. The Study Group on the Economics of Security in the Post-9/11 World at 66 Fifth Ave., Room 720, New York, NY at 2:00pm. Diedre Clancy, Co-director of the International Refugee Rights Initiative and author of "A Human Rights-Based Approach to Refugee Assistance," will be speaking on her recent trip to Sudan. Please RSVP to Frida Berrigan at BerrigaF@newschool.edu

 

April 22, 2005. Please join EPS for an evening with Joseph E. Stiglitz and James K. Galbraith speaking on "the Economics of National Security."

You are cordially invited to join us for a benefit for Economists for Peace and Security, Friday, April 22 from 6:00 - 8:30pm at the home of Alan and Catherine Harper in New York, NY. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. Space is limited so please RSVP if you are interested in attending: theaharvey@epsusa.org

 

April 22, 2005. "The Counter-terrorism Puzzle: A Guide to Decisionmakers," a meeting co-sponsored by the Division of International Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center, the RAND Corporation, and the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. The speaker will be Boaz Ganor, Deputy Dean, Lauder School of Government and Executive Director, International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel. The meeting will take place at the Woodrow Wilson Center in the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 5th Floor Conference Room, Washington, DC.

For directions see the map on the Center's website at www.wilsoncenter.org Please bring a photo ID and allow additional time to pass through a security checkpoint.

This meeting is part of an ongoing series that provides a forum for policy specialists from Congress and the Executive, business, academia, and journalism to exchange information and share perspectives on current issues relating to terrorism and homeland security. Lunch will be served. Seating is limited. Copies of Dr. Ganor's new book, The Counter-terrorism Puzzle: A Guide to Decisionmakers (Transaction Publishers) will be available for purchase.

RSVP by e-mail at dis@wwic.si.edu or by fax to (202) 691-4184

 

May 1, 2005. No Nukes March and Rally, New York City. Assemble on 1st Ave. from 50th St. north between 11:00am and 12 noon. The march kicks off at 12 noon. The rally will begin at 2:00pm at the Heckscher Ballfields in Central Park and conclude by 6:00pm For more information see: http://www.abolitionnow.org/may1.html

 

May 2, 2005. Lifting the Shadow: Toward a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World A conference to address the political, moral, and cultural dimensions of the growing nuclear threat and to help mobilize for its elimination, at the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th St.), City University of New York, NY.

To register: 212-817-8215 or continuinged@gc.cuny.edu. Registration fee (includes entry to evening event): $25 ($15 students). Evening event only: $10 ($5 students). No one turned away if unable to pay.

 

May 12, 2005. The First Annual Thomas Malthus Lecture presents Professor Douglass North (Nobel Laureate and EPS Trustee) to speak on "A New Theory of Political Economy." The lecture will commence at 6:00pm and will be held in the Weston Auditorium, De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK. The location is about 1 mile from Hatfield Railway Station, which has regular trains, taking about 20 minutes, from London King's Cross. Everyone is welcome to attend this lecture. There is no charge. Contact Geoff Hodgson g.m.hodgson@herts.ac.uk for more information.

Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) was the first ever Professor of Political Economy in Britain. He taught and researched at the East India College, near Hertford in Hertfordshire.

 

May 12, 2005. "Can International Treaties Promote Disarmament and Development?" A seminar promoting transferring funds from military uses to development uses will be presented by the Alliance for the Global Wellness Fund Treaty, at the UN (room to be announced), from 1:15pm to 2:45pm. More information on the event and the treaty at http://www.globalwellnesstreaty.org.

 

May 20, 2005. The Study Group on the Economics of Security in the Post-9/11 World at 66 W 12th Street, Room 510, New York, NY at 2:00pm. Loretta Napoleoni, an Italian economist and the author of the forthcoming, "Terror, Incorporated: Tracing the Dollars Behind the Terror Network," will be the presenter. Please RSVP to Frida Berrigan at BerrigaF@newschool.edu

 

June 9 - 14, 2005. Women In International Security 2005 Summer Symposium for Graduate Students in International Affairs, Washington, DC, US. http://www.idealist.org/en/events/74966:78/87995:116.

 

June 13-17, 2005. Northern Ireland. The Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity summer school is offering five courses:

  • The Management of Peace Processes
  • Track Two Diplomacy and Integrated Peacebuilding
  • Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Peacebuilding Programs
  • Gender, Conflict and Education
  • EU Policies and Activities in Peacebuilding, Crisis Management and Resolution

http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/courses/ss/ss05.html

 

June 23 - 25, 2005. 9th Annual Conference on Economics and Security, sponsored by ECAAR-UK, the Arms Production and Trade Group, the University of the West of England and University of Bristol. Session topics include:
  • European Security
  • Economics of the Revolution in Military Affairs
  • Globalization and the Restructuring of the MIC
  • Militarism and Development
  • Economics of Conflict and Post-conflict Reconstruction

To contribute a paper, send title and abstract before April 22nd to John2.Dunne@uwe.ac. For more information, see http://www.epsusa.org/publications/newsletter/march2005/uk.htm.

 

June 27 - July 1, 2005. Week I of the Peacebuilding and Development Summer Institute 2005 at American University, Washington, DC. The Peacebuilding and Development Institute provides knowledge, practical experience and skills for scholars and practitioners involved in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance and development. http://www.american.edu/sis/peace/summer/.

 

July 5 - July 9, 2005. Week II of the Peacebuilding and Development Summer Institute 2005 at American University, Washington, DC. The Peacebuilding and Development Institute provides knowledge, practical experience and skills for scholars and practitioners involved in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance and development. http://www.american.edu/sis/peace/summer/.

 

July 11 - July 15, 2005. Week III of the Peacebuilding and Development Summer Institute 2005 at American University, Washington, DC. The Peacebuilding and Development Institute provides knowledge, practical experience and skills for scholars and practitioners involved in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance and development. http://www.american.edu/sis/peace/summer/.

 

July 16 – August 6, 2005. The Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT) Summer Institute on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Applications now being accepted for this 3-week intensive course for English speaking professionals, graduate and upper-level undergraduate students. College credits are available.
http://www.conflicttransformation.org/sum0500.asp

 

November 10 - 12, 2005. European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) presents its annual conference in Bremen, Germany. The theme of the conference is A New Deal for the New Economy? Global and Local Developments, and New Institutional Arrangements. Papers are still being accepted. For further information please visit the EAEPE website (http://www.eaepe.org/) or http://www.iiso.uni-bremen.de/elsner or contact the local organizers: Wolfram Elsner at welsner@uni-bremen.de and Rebecca Schmitt at rschmitt@uni-bremen.de

 

November 11 - 12, 2005. International Conference on Conflict and Sustainable Peace in East and Southeast Asia, University of Western Sydney, Australia. For details, contact Professor Manas Chatterji by phone (607) 777-2475 or e-mail mchatter@binghamton.edu.

 

December 28 - 30, 2005. Second International Conference on Conflict and Peace in South Asia, Jaipur, India. For details, contact Professor Manas Chatterji by phone (607) 777-2475 or e-mail mchatter@binghamton.edu.

 

January 12 - 14, 2006. Second International Meeting on Disaster Management, Colombo, Sri Lanka. For details, contact Professor Manas Chatterji by phone (607) 777-2475 or e-mail mchatter@binghamton.edu.
 
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