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Dr. Galbraith will give a first-hand account of the
efforts to save Greece and the European Union, in the wake of the
election of Alexis Tsipras and the selection of his finance minister,
EPS Fellow Yanis Varoufakis. The stakes are very high, with
implications for global financial stability and world security.
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New York, NY
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
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International Conference on Economics and Security
June 25 - 27, 2015, Grenoble, France
Bretagne (Brest), University Pierre Mendès France (Grenoble) and the Institut
d’Etudes Politiques of Grenoble will host the 19th Annual
International Conference on Economics and Security will
be held in Grenoble,
France, on June 25-27, 2015. The conference is
co-organized with Economists for Peace and Security.
of conflict and war
of the arms trade
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economics and peace science
of terrorism, etc.
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LA's New City Plan Will Make You Want to Move There
By Ari Phillips for ThinkProgress, April 10, 2015
Los Angeles is a city of a million intersections, and a new
sustainability plan intends to cross some of the biggest ones in an
effort to transform the city into a breezy renewable metropolis rather
than an overheated desert island in the coming decades.
LA mayor Eric Garcetti released an ambitious plan that puts
environmental, economic, and equality issues front and center in
helping determine the trajectory of the city, which plans to add
another half-million residents by 2035. The plan comes at a pivotal
moment for the state and the city, as a four-year drought prepares to
settle in for the summer months. Governor Jerry Brown just announced
statewide water restrictions for the first time and the state just had
its hottest 12-month stretch on record.
“Our first ever sustainability plan details actions we
must take in the coming months and years to secure a future for LA that
is environmentally healthy, economically prosperous and equitable in
opportunity for us all,” Mayor Garcetti said. “My back to basics
approach is about making sure our city has the strong foundation it
needs to soar to new heights.”
A few of the plan’s highlights include: becoming “the
first big city in the nation to achieve zero waste” by 2025, fully
divesting from coal-powered electricity by 2025, reducing greenhouse
gas emissions by 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, having zero smog
days by 2025, and making it so that 50 percent of all trips taken by
city residents are by bike, foot, or public transportation by 2035. The
plan also makes commitments to reduce energy use in all buildings by 30
percent by 2035.
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Call for Chapter Contributions: Researching Conflict:
Nuance, Nonsense, and New Sensibilities
Calling for abstracts of 450 words max. for 6000- 8,000
word chapter contributions. A brief outline of the book is
Embedded in the unique spaces of violence and conflict
are particular sets of issues that face researchers. These
particularities present a rich but difficult terrain of inquiry for
scholars attempting to navigate these complex warscapes.
A scattering of instructional texts has emerged
alongside the reported rise in conflict incidents around the world
(HIIK 2013; UCDP 2013), however, attention to the subject of ‘doing
research in violent settings’ remains lacking. The research process
which takes place in conflict regions around the world very rarely fits
the current academic guidelines on doing fieldwork, which do not
seriously engage with the realities of negotiating with warlords, or
working with rape survivors in ongoing conflict areas. These texts tend
to steer towards problem-solving approaches, ignore with questions of
identity, emotion and understanding the self critically in such
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Financing Education for All
Of all of the investments needed to achieve sustainable
development, none is more important than a quality education for every
child. In a knowledge-based world economy, a good education is vital
for finding decent work; achieving good health; building functioning
communities; developing the skills to be a dependable parent; and
growing up to be an engaged and responsible citizen.
Indeed, it is no surprise that the most brutish and
violent groups in the world, such as Nigeria’s Boko Haram, attack
education. And it was right on the mark to award the 2014 Nobel Peace
Prize to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban
for her brave advocacy of girls’ education.
When the world’s governments launch the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) this September, they will rightly put
education for all children at the forefront, alongside ending extreme
poverty, hunger, and death from preventable and treatable causes. Yet,
while many poor countries have increased domestic financing for
education, the international community has not yet done its part. Aid
for education remains too low and too fragmented.
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Innovators for Peace (I4P) Scholarships
International Peace & Security Institute
IPSI is seeking exceptional individuals to apply for
IPSI’s Innovators for Peace (I4P) Scholarship to attend the 2015 Bologna
Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, & Reconciliation.
Through generous contributions from our distinguished alumni currently
building peace and security globally, IPSI is honored to offer for the
first time two Innovators for Peace Scholarships worth $2,500 each (our
largest scholarships available for 2015).
Full details available here:
Head of Economy and Peacebuilding
International Alert, London, UK
The Head of Economy and Peacebuilding (E&PB) manages
a team within the Peacebuilding Issues Programme (PIP). He or she provides
conceptual and hands-on leadership for International Alert’s work in
understanding economic drivers of peace, and influencing the economic
policies and governments, international organisations and businesses so
that they are conflict-sensitive and conducive to peace.
Full details available here:
The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Volume 10, Number
In addition to a four-article symposium on Nigeria, this
issue contains three stand-alone articles. The first, by Jerry Hionis,
is a theoretical piece considering the role of geographic distance in a
contest between two warlords. The second, by Belah Fallal and Yousef
Daoud, is on the effect of Israel's occupation on the Palestinian labor
market. The third, by Matthew McCaffrey, studies aspects of war and
peace economics in classic Chinese military writings. The symposium on
conflict and peace in Nigeria starts with a political economy piece by
Michael Nwankpa on Boko Haram. This is followed by Kostadis Papaioannou
and Angus Dalrymple-Smith with a historical piece on the role of
political order in affecting development outcomes today. Finally, a
team of researchers around Topher McDougal, contributes two articles,
one on the potential microeconomic benefits of peace in Nigeria's
Middle Belt states; the other on the macroeconomic benefits for the
country as a whole.
Table of Contents
warlords and geographic distance
supplement: Nonparasitic warlords and geographic distance
Fallah, Yousef Daoud
economics of peace and war in the Chinese military classics
political economy of securitization: The case of Boko Haram,
instability and discontinuity in Nigeria: The pre-colonial past
and public goods provision under colonial and post-colonial
Jason Papaioannou, Angus Edwin Dalrymple-Smith
Effect of Farmer-Pastoralist Violence on Income: New Survey
Evidence from Nigeria’s Middle Belt States
L. McDougal, Talia Hagerty, Lisa Inks, Claire-Lorentz Ugo-Ike,
Caitriona Dowd, Stone Conroy, Daniel Ogabiela
benefits of farmer-pastoralist peace in Nigeria’s Middle Belt: An
input-output analysis approach
McDougal, Talia Hagerty, Lisa Inks, Caitriona Dowd, Stone Conroy
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The Cost of Climate Change Issue
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The Costs of Climate Change Far Outweigh the Costs of
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Letter from a Former Director
Climate Security 101: Why the US National
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Caitlin Werrell & Francesco Femia
What Carbon Costs Us
Elizabeth A. Stanton
The Economic Impacts of Future Coal Production in West
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Iran Deal That Will Avert War and Lessen Middle East
A large coalition of organizations, combined with
President Obama’s determination, led to a historic framework
agreement with Iran on its nuclear program.
This critical agreement achieves two important things:
1. If Iran decided to build a nuclear weapon (and
that is a big if) the time it would take to produce enough fissile
material for a crude weapon would be at least one year, giving the
international community plenty of time to act.
2. The International Atomic Energy Association
(IAEA) will have unprecedented inspections and monitoring of Iran’s
nuclear program from soup to nuts and can inspect any suspected covert
sites as well.
In exchange for the above Iran would receive economic
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- June 22 - 24, 2015 The 15th Jan Tinbergen
European Peace Science Conference will be held at
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- June 25 - 27, 2015
The 19th International Conference on Economics and Security
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ENSTA Bretagne (Brest), University Pierre Mendès France (Grenoble)
and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Grenoble are pleased to
announce that the 19th Annual International Conference on Economics and
Security will be held in Grenoble, France, on June 25-27, 2015. The
conference is co-organized with Economists for Peace and Security.
- June 28 - July 2, 2015 The 90th Annual Western
Economics Association International Conference
will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki.
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- July 24 - 26, 2015 The 6th
International Meeting on Conflict Management, Peace Economics and
Peace Science will be held at Chulalongkorn
University, Bangkok, Thailand. Organized in cooperation with
Chulalonkorn University, The State University of New York at
Binghamton, and The International Center for Conflict Prevention
information email Manas Chatterj
- September 17 - 19, 2015 Colloquium "Right to Food, Peace and
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in collaboration with the
Congregation for Catholic Education of the Holy See and the
International Federation of Catholic Universities is organizing an
international Colloquium on the theme: Right to Food, Peace and
Democracy. Research and Education in an ethical perspective. The
Colloquium will be held in Milan Italy.
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