Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical
violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to
shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
affiliate has launched its new website.
The EPS European portal is evolving with more European
affiliate websites coming soon.
Dutch-Flemish Affiliation of Economists for Peace and Security
(EPS NL/FL) is a cooperation of Dutch and Flemish economists. It was
founded in 1990 by Nobel Prize Laureate in economics Jan
emphasizes the relationships between economy and peace in the
conviction that knowledge of these relationships, and the desire to act
accordingly, are essential conditions for sustainable peace.
part of a global community of experts on the economics of military
affairs, research and policy institutes, grass-roots and grass-tops
activists, and working groups on peace and security policy. Among them
are Nobel Prize Laureates in economics Kenneth Arrow, Lawrence Klein,
Amartya Sen, Robert Solow and Joseph Stiglitz.
Visit the new website here:
Economists Issue Statement
on Capital Controls and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Signed by several EPS
fellows and members
Initiated by the Global Development and Environment Institute
of Tufts University (GDAE) and the Washington DC-based Institute
for Policy Studies (IPS), this economist statement calls for
negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to recognize that
capital controls are legitimate prudential financial regulations that
should not be subject to investor claims under trade and investment
Following a number of official and academic findings
that show capital controls are legitimate tools to prevent and mitigate
financial crises, an increasing number of governments around the world
are using capital controls and other macro-prudential measures in
responsible ways to deal with heightened international financial
Meanwhile, the Obama administration is negotiating the “Trans-Pacific Partnership
Agreement” with the nations of Australia, Brunei, Chile,
Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, New Zealand, and Vietnam. The treaty
has been hailed by the Obama administration as one that will right past
wrongs and be a trade agreement “for the 21st century.” It is
imperative that 21st century trade agreements leave all nations with
the tools to prevent and mitigate financial crises.
Read the full statement at
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 future developments in the
- 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
Full details on the call for
papers are at
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United Nations World Youth
Youth Employment: youth perspectives on the pursuit of
decent work in changing times...
In the aftermath of the economic crisis, the global youth
unemployment rate saw its largest annual increase on record in 2009,
resulting in around 75.8 million unemployed youth.
For the first time, inputs gathered from young people
around the world through an extensive online consultation form the core
of the World Youth Report, entitled Youth Employment: Youth
Perspectives on the Pursuit of Decent Work in Changing Times.
The report, published by the UN Department of Economic
and Social Affairs (UNDESA), also outlines the situation of young
people in the labor market and youth employment trends.
The report reveals that young people are worried about
the quality and relevance of their education, as mentioned by Amadou, a
24-year-old man from Senegal: “Today it should be easier to find a job
because our generation is the most educated, but there
is inadequacy between the training offered and the needs of the
labor market.” Other subjects of concern include job vulnerability,
labor migration, delayed marriage, and the rural divide, as well as
age, gender and racial discrimination.
Read the full report here:
The Center for Climate and
The Center for Climate and Security provides policy analysis,
consolidates existing reports into short, policy-ready documents,
facilitates policy development processes and dialogues, and conducts
research in the climate and security field. The Center for Climate and
Security works on independent projects and provides consulting services
The Center for Climate and Security explores the
security risks of climate change, at the sub-national, national,
regional, and international levels, and offers solutions for mitigating
Find out more about The
Center for Climate and Security by visiting
In Other News
The Economic Consequences of
War on the US Economy
A new report by The Institute for Economics & Peace
The Institute for Economics & Peace is pleased to
announce the release of a new report that analyzes the macroeconomic
effects of US government spending on wars and the military.
The Economic Consequences of
War on the US Economy examines five
periods — World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold
War, and the Afghanistan/Iraq wars — highlighting the effect on
seven macroeconomic factors: debt, consumption, investment, jobs,
taxes, government deficits and inflation.
The full report is
Don’t Bank on the Bomb
The Financing of Nuclear Weapons Producers
A groundbreaking report released on March 5, 2012 by the
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) identifies more
than 300 banks, pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers
in 30 countries with substantial investments in nuclear arms producers.
The 180-page study, Don’t Bank
on the Bomb: The Global Financing of Nuclear Weapons Producers, provides details of financial transactions with 20
companies that are heavily involved in the manufacture, maintenance and
modernization of US, British, French and Indian nuclear forces.
For more information or to
download the full report, see
Call for papers
Africa Peace and Conflict Journal, June 2012 Issue: 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 of 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, visit
Institute for Economics & Peace Internship
Outreach and Events Intern
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) seeks a part-time
outreach and events intern to assist in the operations of the NYC
office. IEP is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research
organization dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a
positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human wellbeing and
progress. It develops new conceptual frameworks to define peacefulness;
provides metrics for measurement; uncovers the relationship between
peace, business, and prosperity; and promotes a better understanding of
the social, economic, and political factors that drive peacefulness.
IEP’s research is used by governments, academic
institutions, think tanks and NGOs worldwide, and by intergovernmental
institutions such as the OECD, the United Nations and the World Bank.
IEP conducts research, develops educational resources, generates
dialogue, and publicizes the output of its activities with a view to
impacting the public agenda. It produces the US and Global Peace
indexes, which measure levels of peacefulness at the national,
regional, and local levels.
Find out more about the
Doctoral fellowships in economic sociology and political
The International Max Planck Research School on the Social
and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) is a joint
international PhD Program of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of
Societies (MPIfG) and the Department of Management, Economics and
Social Sciences of the University of Cologne Germany.
The IMPRS-SPCE invites suitable candidates to apply.
Applicants must hold a Diploma or a Master's degree in political
science, sociology, organization studies or related fields. Deadline
for applications is March 15.
Program details are posted here:
Change.org Hiring for Many
Positions (including International Campaign Directors)
Change.org is a rapidly expanding, profitable social venture
growing by hundreds of thousands of members a month and empowering
people across the globe to win social action campaigns on a wide range
of issues such as human rights, global poverty, and environmental
Available positions are
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
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:
a member of EPS (and to qualify for the subscription
Learn more about this issue
or subscribe to EPSJ by visiting
Pressures on the Paradigm
EPS Quarterly, December 2011. This issue contains summaries
of the proceedings from the Pressures
on the Paradigm session at the January 2011ASSA/AEA annual
meeting in Denver Colorado, 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
Read this issue of EPS
The Piracy Issue
EPS Quarterly, September 2011. The articles in this
issue explore not only the effects of piracy on
economics, but also how the discipline of economics
applies to underlying conditions that give rise to 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
The September 2011 issue of
EPS Quarterly is available here:
Global Day of Action on
Cut Global Military Spending Now!
On April 17, 2012, people all over the world will join
for the second Global Day of Action on Military Spending.
The current economic crisis has put pressure on the world’s
governments to reduce spending on critical human needs: confronting
climate change, battling deadly diseases, achieving the Millennium
Development Goals. Apart from a few courageous exceptions, however,
national governments continue to waste enormous resources on the
military. Figures from the 2011 Stockholm International Peace
Research Institute (SIPRI) annual report show that the world’s
governments are spending more than ever on the military: $1,630 billion
per year and rising. If spent differently, this money would go a long
way to resolving the real challenges facing our planet.
For more information on how
to participate, visit
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a letter, you can help bring your message not only to your neighbors but
directly to the offices of your Members of Congress, where staffers and
our lawmakers themselves follow opinions from
home with an especially watchful eye.
list of media outlets by state, with tips on how to write a letter in
your own words plus talking points for the listed topics, see
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alternative that should be heard in the halls of government? Citizens
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- March 23 — 25, 2012 The
Economics of Happiness Conference, hosted
by the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC), will
be held at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California. The
conference will offer clarity on the way forward to more truly
sustainable ways of living and will address many of the themes
explored in ISEC’s new documentary film, The Economics of
details about the conference and the film are listed here:
- March 29 — 30, 2012 Maastricht
School of Management and Club de Madrid International Workshop: Can the Economics
of Shared Societies Support More Resilient Economies and Global Sustainability?
Challenges and opportunities in an interdependent world.
more information about the workshop, see
- June 16 — July 14, 2012
The 2012 Bologna Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention,
Resolution & Reconciliation
will be hosted by The International Peace and Security Institute
in cooperation with Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the
Symposium will bring together the globe’s brightest young minds
from top graduate institutions, NGOs, international organizations,
grassroots peace movements, and the armed services. Over a
four-week period, from June 16 — July 14, participants will
undergo intensive training by the field’s premier political
leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates in the
practical skills necessary to foster peace and security in their
communities and the world.
learn more or to apply for the Symposium, visit
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- June 22 — July 13, 2012 Summer
conflict resolution course/study tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The 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
find out more or apply, visit
- 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 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
- July 21 — August 18, 2012 The Hague
Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice
will be hosted by The International Peace and Security Institute
in partnership with the Clingendael Institute of International
Relations. The Symposium will be held in The Netherlands, and
will bring together 60-80 of the world’s brightest young minds
from top law schools, graduate institutions, international
organizations, judiciaries, grassroots justice movements, and the
military. Over a four-week period, participants will undergo
intensive training from the field’s premier political leaders,
academic experts, practitioners, and advocates in the skills
necessary to holistically restructure a society after the
cessation of violent conflict and/or authoritarian rule, as well
as bring those responsible for human rights violations to justice.
Participants will gain a broad understanding of this emerging
field, including concepts, controversies, and institutions, as
well as critically examine the historical and contemporary uses of
different justice interventions through direct interactions with
the actual decision makers.
more information or to apply for the symposium, see
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