Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end
to mankind... War will exist until that distant day when the
conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the
warrior does today.
~John F. Kennedy
16th Annual International
Conference on Economics and Security
The American University in Cairo is honored to host the
16th Annual International Conference on Economics and Security. The
conference aims to provide an opportunity for defense and peace
economists from around the world to share ideas and discuss the future
developments in the following areas:
- Security in the Balkan Region
- European Security
- Economics of Security
- Globalization and the restructuring of the MIC
- Militarism and development
- Security sector reform
- Economics of conflict and war
- Economics of post-conflict reconstruction
- Economics of arms procurement, trade and offsets
- Arms races and alliances
- Peace science
- Conversion and Demilitarization
- Economics of Terrorism
- Technology and Civil Security
- Disaster Management and Civil Security
You are cordially invited to submit abstracts and papers
on these topics. Offers of papers on other related topics are also
Deadline for submission of abstracts (300 words or less)
22, 2012. Final papers for accepted abstracts are
due on May
For more information about
the conference, see
For full details on the call
for papers, go to
EPS at the AEA
Economists for Peace and Security participated in the AEA/ASSA
annual meetings in Chicago Illinois, hosting two sessions and our
annual dinner, this year honoring Robert J. Gordon. Audio
recordings of both sessions and the dinner are now available.
Economics of Regime Change (Panel discussion)
Dinner in honor of Robert J.
Gordon, including Dr. Gordon's talk, "Is US Economic
Growth Over? Lessons from the Long 20th Century.”
Audio recordings have been
The Economics of Peace and
Security Journal Vol. 7, No. 1 - On Algeria, airlines and the onset of
This issue contains articles on Algeria, the global
airline industry, the duration of war and the onset of peace, and the
final installment of their trilogy on the Austrian school's views on
war and peace.
The Journal is a peer-reviewed online publication hosted
by EPS-UK. Published twice yearly, it raises and debates all issues
related to the political economy of personal, communal, national,
international, and global peace and security. Previous contributors
include Joseph Stiglitz, James Galbraith, and
Lawrence Klein. The Journal’s website also features book reviews
submitted by members and subscribers.
EPS members receive a 25% discount on the annual subscription to the
Economics of Peace and Security Journal. A regular one-year
subscription is $32; for EPS members, it's only $24! Non-subscribers
can access the abstracts and contents pages.
information about the Journal or to subscribe:
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American Security Quarterly
Vision, Strategy, Dialogue
American Security Project's new e-magazine is a
collection of their board members', fellows' and members' of the Consensus
for American Security writings over the last quarter. In the following
editions, ASP will be publishing original content as well as a round-up
from other key work.
This edition of the American Security Quarterly shows
that the last quarter of 2011 was packed with
key issues that are facing the nation.
To read this issue of
American Security Quarterly, visit
Climate Change and Your Health: Rising Temperatures,
Worsening Ozone Pollution
Union of Concerned Scientists report demonstrates how
climate change could increase "bad" ozone, threatening health
"Millions of Americans suffer from the harmful effects of ground-level ozone pollution—be
they children too sick to go to school, high school football players
not allowed to practice outdoors in the summer, 65-year-olds with lung
disease unable to take a walk in the park, or farmers at risk when they
harvest their fields.
"Ground-level ozone pollution exacerbates lung
diseases such as asthma and can cause breathing difficulties even in
"Not only does ozone pollution cause a number of
serious breathing problems, and therefore a great deal of suffering, it
also is damaging in monetary terms. Whether tallying up the dollars
lost to sick days or the high costs of emergency-room visits, ozone
pollution is expensive."
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In Other News
Bill Black's Handy Guide to Bankster
Fraud, From "Small Fraudulent Fry" to "Septic Tank
Scum," by William K. Black for Alternet, December
The white-collar criminologist calls out Bush and Obama
for not prosecuting financial fraud and demands an end to the free pass
for campaign contributors.
December 11, 2011 interview of President Obama included
a claim by Obama that, unfortunately, did not lead the interviewer to
ask the obvious, essential follow-up questions.
'I can tell you, just from 40,000 feet, that some of the
most damaging behavior on Wall Street, in some cases, some of the least
ethical behavior on Wall Street, wasn't illegal.'
"Obama did not explain what Wall Street behavior he
found least ethical or what unethical Wall Street actions he believed
were not illegal. It would have done the world (and Obama) a great
service had he been asked these questions. He would not have given a
coherent answer because his thinking on these issues has never been
coherent. If he had to explain his position he, and the public, would
recognize it was indefensible. I offer the following scale of unethical
banker behavior related to fraudulent mortgages and mortgage paper
(principally collateralized debt obligations (CDOs)
that is illegal and deserved punishment. I write to prompt the
rigorous analytical discussion that is essential to expose and end
Obama and Bush’s 'Presidential Amnesty for Contributors' (PAC) doctrine. The financial industry is the
leading campaign contributor to both parties and those contributions
come overwhelmingly from the wealthiest officers — the one-tenth
of one percent that thrives by being parasites on the 99 percent."
William K. Black's entire
article can be read here:
Call for papers
Africa Peace and Conflict Journal, June 2012 issue on
the theme: Governance and Security in Africa
The Africa Peace and Conflict Journal seeks
to provide a vehicle for African scholars, and those focusing on
Africa, to publish their views on issues of peace and conflict
affecting the continent.
The APCJ deals with peace and conflict issues from a
multi-disciplinary and distinctly African perspective. Researchers from
any discipline peace and conflict studies, international relations,
history, sociology, political science, media studies, law, etc. are
invited to submit papers, book reviews and briefings for publication.
The APCJ will endeavor to publish articles reflecting a diversity of
topics and a diversity of approaches.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES FOR JUNE PUBLICATION
IS MARCH 31, 2012.
For more information about
the APCJ, see
Call for papers
The 12th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science
Conference, annual meeting of NEPS has announced a call for
All abstracts (150-250 words) with tentative title
submitted before February 18, 2012 will be considered for the
conference. Proposals received after February 18, 2012 will only be
considered if any presentation slots are still available.
For more details about this
call for papers, visit
Pressures on the Paradigm
EPS Quarterly, December 2011. This issue contains
summaries of the proceedings from the Pressures on the Paradigm
session at the ASSA/AEA annual meetings in Denever
Colorado in January 2011, as well as articles from James K. Galbraith,
Paul Cantor and Joseph E. Stiglitz.
Table of contents
Tunisia to Wall Street: The Globalization of Protest
Myths of the Market
on the Brink
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The Piracy Issue
EPS Quarterly, September 2011. The articles in this issue
explore the effects of piracy on economics and the possible uses of the
discipline of economics on the problem of piracy.
Table of contents
from the Director
Pirates At Bay: The Atalanta Mission In
The Horn Of Africa
Economic Cost of Piracy
Beyond Piracy Project
de Groot and Anja Shortland
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Urge Your Legislators to
Commit to Nuclear Disarmament
"Let’s help to build a stronger network of
legislators in the United States and around the world working for the
abolition of nuclear weapons.
"Legislators play key roles in advancing or
blocking nuclear disarmament policies, initiatives and treaties. In
order to help achieve progress, legislators need to work not only
within their own country, but also in collaboration with legislators in
other countries. Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and
Disarmament (PNND), a global cross-party network of over 800
legislators in 80 countries, supports and enables legislators to take
action on key initiatives.
"Around the world, PNND members are active in
promoting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; regional
nuclear-weapon-free zone treaties (including ones in the Middle East,
Northeast Asia, and the Arctic); de-alerting of existing nuclear
weapons; reducing/eliminating the role of nuclear weapons in military
alliances; divesting public funds from companies involved in the
manufacture of nuclear weapons and their delivery systems; and
advancing the global abolition of nuclear weapons through a
comprehensive treaty or framework of agreements.
"Please help PNND to build membership, contributing
to a political climate around the world that will facilitate the
abolition of nuclear weapons."
To sign the online letter
that will be sent directly to your legislators, go to
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- March 9 — 11, 2012 Eastern
Economic Association 38th Annual Conference will
be held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA. The Eastern
Economic Association is a not-for-profit corporation whose object
is to promote educational and scholarly exchange on economic
affairs. Towards that end, the Association encourages the freedom
of research and discussion.
information about the conference is available at
- June 21 — 22, 2012 The
sixteenth International Conference on Economics and Security
will be held in Cairo, Egypt, hosted by Economists for Peace and
Security (Egypt), and the American University in Cairo.
timeline for the conference is available at
more details contact Hamid E. Ali email@example.com
- June 25 — 27, 2012 The 12th Jan
Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, and
annual meeting of NEPS, will be held at the DIW Berlin, Department
of Development and Security, Mohrenstr.
58, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
about the conference can be found here
- June 22 — July 13, 2012
conflict resolution course/study tour of Bosnia and Hercegovina.
program will focus specifically on the roots of conflict and the
dynamics of justice, reconciliation, and peacebuilding
as experienced in Bosnia more than a decade after the signing of
the peace accord.
more information or to apply, visit
- June 29 — July 3, 2012
87th annual Western Economics Association International conference
will be held in San Francisco, California at the
Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
out more and/or register for the WEAI conference at
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