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Conference Proposals Due March 1: Marginalized Peoples, Human Rights, and Development Ethics


International Development Ethics Association 2018 Conference:
Marginalized Peoples, Human Rights, and Development Ethics


17-18 May, 2018 Chişinău, Moldova
Hosted by:
 Universitatea de Stat din Moldova (The State University of Moldova)

Conference languages:Romanian, English, Russian — simultaneous translation is anticipated

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: 1 March, 2018
https://developmentethics.org/idea-moldova-marginalized-peoples-conference/

Conference theme:
The Universitatae de Stat din Moldova and the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA) invite you to submit an abstract for a presentation at an international, interdisciplinary conference for scholars, development practitioners, government policy makers, and representatives from local and regional marginalized groups.

The conference will explore the ethical dimensions of international, national, and community development by and for marginalized populations, with an emphasis on human rights and democratic participation. The concept of marginalization recognizes the myriad ways in which individuals and groups might be economically, socially, or politically excluded, and the developmental, democratic, health, and ethical consequences of that exclusion. Presentations will address the challenges to marginalized populations and ethno-cultural minorities, as well as other economically or geographically isolated groups, in the region and in Moldova especially, but also beyond, where there are valuable insights and lessons to be learned.

Conference Format:
Plenary and concurrent sessions with arranged panels and individual presentations composed into panels. Presentations in English, Romanian, and Russian with simultaneous translation available.

Topics might include, but ARE NOT limited to, the following:

  • Theorizing, Mapping, and Assessing Marginalization
  • Ethics, Governments, and Marginalization
  • Corruption as a driver of Marginalization
  • Marginalization and the Right to Health
  • Local Norms, Group Rights, and Universal 
Rights
  • Marginalized Groups and Democratic 
Transitions
  • Development Ethics and Autonomy 
Movements in Moldova and Eastern Europe
  • Autonomy and Self-Determination as Tools 
of Cultural Freedom
  • The Process Aspect of Self-Determination
  • Democratic Approaches to Conflicts of 
Culture
  • Minorities within Minorities
  • Intersectionality and “Universal” Rights
  • Language, Culture, and Identity Rights
  • The Rights of Linguistic Majorities and Minorities
• Marginalization and Displacement by Development
  • Human Rights and Targeting Marginalized Groups
  • “Mere Words?” – Indigenous, Minority, First, and/or Marginalized Peoples?
  • Social, Economic, and Cultural rights in the Republic of Moldova
  • Human Trafficking as Cause and Consequence of Marginalization

In addition to papers on the conference theme, papers on all core IDEA themes are welcome:

  • the nature of ethically desirable development
  • ethical means for achieving development
  • ethical dilemmas arising in the practice of development.

IDEA Bordeaux Fellowship: 
We anticipate that the conversation will not end in Chişinău. This conference will be held one month before the IDEA Congress in Bordeaux, France (June 25-27, 2018). In keeping with IDEA’s commitment to supporting local and marginalized scholars and practitioners, organizers hope to select two or more participants—from the State University of Moldova or other local or regional universities or groups—for a fellowship to attend the Bordeaux IDEA Congress. The fellowship will pay the conference fee, and travel and lodging expenses. If you wish to be considered for the IDEA Bordeaux Fellowship, please indicate this in your submission.

Program Committee and Conference Chairs: 
Dr. Gheorghe Ciocanu, Rector, State University of Moldova (Moldova)
Dr. Rodica Gramma, School of Public Health and Management (Moldova)
Dr. Stacy J. Kosko, University of Maryland (USA), Conference Chair
Dr. Amandine Sabourin, State University of Moldova (Moldova)
Dr. Valentina Teosa, State University of Moldova (Moldova), Conference Chair

How to Submit Your Proposal:
Submissions in English, Romanian, or Russian should include the name, email, and affiliation of the presenter(s), an abstract of no more than 300 words, and a statement of whether you wish to be considered for the IDEA Bordeaux Fellowship.
* Organizers especially encourage participation from members of marginalized groups, including but not limited to European minority and indigenous peoples and sexual and gender minorities. *

Submissions should be send to:
Prof. Stacy J. Kosko, sjkosko@umd.edu (English)
Prof. Valentina Teosa, vteosa@yahoo.com (Romanian, Russian)
By 1st March, 2018

Conference Registration Fee Schedule:

On-line conference registration will open around April 2018. Students and scholars from
low- and mid-income countries will pay a significantly reduced registration fee, to be announced.
Please note that the registration fee provides a year’s membership in IDEA, which includes a year’s subscription to the Journal of Global Ethics.

Important deadlines:

March 1, 2018 – Submission of proposals
April 1, 2018 – Announcement of acceptance/rejection
April 15, 2018 – Deadline for conference registration at early-bird rates May 1, 2018 – Submission of full papers/posters
May 1, 2018 – Final deadline for conference registration at standard rates

For more information contact:

Prof. Stacy J. Kosko, sjkosko@umd.edu (English, French)
Prof. Valentina Teosa, vteosa@yahoo.com (Romanian/Moldovan, Russian)

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IDEA Conference: Marginalized Peoples, Human Rights, and Development Ethics


International Development Ethics Association 2018 Conference:
Marginalized Peoples, Human Rights, and Development Ethics


17-18 May, 2018 Chişinău, Moldova
Hosted by:
 Universitatea de Stat din Moldova (The State University of Moldova)

Conference languages:Romanian, English, Russian — simultaneous translation is anticipated. Proposals in English, please.

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: 1 March, 2018
https://developmentethics.org/idea-moldova-marginalized-peoples-conference/

The Universitatae de Stat din Moldova and the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA) invite you to submit an abstract for a presentation at an international, interdisciplinary conference for scholars, development practitioners, government policy makers, and representatives from local and regional marginalized groups.

The conference will explore the ethical dimensions of international, national, and community development by and for marginalized populations, with an emphasis on human rights and democratic participation. The concept of marginalization recognizes the myriad ways in which individuals and groups might be economically, socially, or politically excluded, and the developmental, democratic, health, and ethical consequences of that exclusion. Presentations will address the challenges to marginalized populations and ethno-cultural minorities, as well as other economically or geographically isolated groups, in the region and in Moldova especially, but also beyond, where there are valuable insights and lessons to be learned.

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Beatrice Ioan, Chair of the Committee on Bioethics, Council of Europe & Professor of Legal Medicine and Bioethics at Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, Romania

January 24, 2018

Second keynote to be announced

Conference Format:
Plenary sessions and individual presentations composed into panels. Presentations in English, Romanian, and Russian with simultaneous translation available.

Topics might include, but ARE NOT limited to, the following:

  • Theorizing, Mapping, and Assessing Marginalization
  • Ethics, Governments, and Marginalization
  • Corruption as a driver of Marginalization
  • Marginalization and the Right to Health
  • Local Norms, Group Rights, and Universal; Rights
  • Marginalized Groups and Democratic Transitions
  • Development Ethics and Autonomy
  • Movements in Moldova and Eastern Europe
  • Autonomy and Self-Determination as Tools of Cultural Freedom
  • The Process Aspect of Self-Determination
  • Democratic Approaches to Conflicts of Culture
  • Minorities within Minorities
  • Intersectionality and “Universal” Rights
  • Language, Culture, and Identity Rights
  • The Rights of Linguistic Majorities and Minorities
  • Marginalization and Displacement by Development
  • Human Rights and Targeting Marginalized Groups
  • “Mere Words?” – Indigenous, Minority, First, and/or Marginalized Peoples?
  • Social, Economic, and Cultural rights in the Republic of Moldova
  • Human Trafficking as Cause and Consequence of Marginalization

In addition to papers on the conference theme, papers on all core IDEA themes are welcome:

  • the nature of ethically desirable development
  • ethical means for achieving development
  • ethical dilemmas arising in the practice of development.IDEA Bordeaux Fellowship:We anticipate that the conversation will not end in Chişinău. This conference will be held one month before the IDEA Congress in Bordeaux, France (June 25-27, 2018). In keeping with IDEA’s commitment to supporting local and marginalized scholars and practitioners, organizers hope to select two or more participants—from the State University of Moldova or other local or regional universities or groups—for a fellowship to attend the Bordeaux IDEA Congress. The fellowship will pay the conference fee, and travel and lodging expenses. If you wish to be considered for the IDEA Bordeaux Fellowship, please indicate this in your submission. Selection will be based on the merit of the proposed papers and relevance to the core objectives of the conference.Program Committee and Conference Chairs:Dr. Gheorghe Ciocanu, Rector, State University of Moldova (Moldova)
    Dr. Rodica Gramma, School of Public Health and Management (Moldova)
    Dr. Stacy J. Kosko, University of Maryland (USA), Conference Chair
    Dr. Amandine Sabourin, State University of Moldova (Moldova)
    Dr. Valentina Teosa, State University of Moldova (Moldova), Conference Chair Ms. Natalia Visanu, Ombudsman’s Office of the Republic of Moldova

How to Submit Your Proposal:
Presentation can be made in English, Romanian, or Russian. However, submissions should all be in English, and include the name, email, and affiliation of the presenter(s), an abstract of no more than 300 words, and a statement of whether you wish to be considered for the IDEA Bordeaux Fellowship.

* Organizers especially encourage participation from members of marginalized groups, including but not limited to European minority and indigenous peoples and sexual and gender minorities. *

Submissions should be send to: Prof. Stacy J. Kosko, sjkosko@umd.edu by 1st March, 2018

Conference Registration Fee Schedule:

On-line conference registration will open around April 2018.
Fee includes coffee and tea breaks, lunch both days, and evening reception.

• Professional, high-income country, early (€100)
• Professional, high-income country, standard (€125)
• Professional, low- or mid-income country, all (free)
• Student, high-income country, early (€25)
• Student, high-income country, standard (€50)
• Student, low- or mid-income country, all (free)
• Low- or mid-income country, Journal subscription and postage (€55)

Please note that the registration fee does not include a year’s membership in IDEA, which is compulsory for conference attendance for individuals from high-income countries.  Membership may be secured at https://developmentethics.org/joining-idea-2/.  

For those not required to pay a registration fee, IDEA has set aside a grant to support one year’s membership for a limited number of participants of this conference from low and middle-income countries — it is expected that the grant is likely to cover all such cases.  Membership includes a year’s subscription to the Journal of Global Ethics.

Important deadlines:
March 1, 2018 – Submission of proposals
April 1, 2018 – Announcement of acceptance/rejection
April 15, 2018 – Deadline for conference registration at early-bird rates May 1, 2018 – Submission of full papers/posters
May 1, 2018 – Final deadline for conference registration at standard rates

Journal of Global Ethics:
We encourage papers presented at the conference to be submitted for publication in the Journal of Global Ethics. This IDEA-affiliated journal is a peer reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal on all aspects of the theory and practice of global ethics as well as ethics in the context of globalisation. See the journal webpage for more information on the journal and on how to submit your paper: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjge20/current.

For more information contact:
Prof. Stacy J. Kosko, sjkosko@umd.edu (English, French)
Prof. Valentina Teosa, vteosa@yahoo.com (Romanian, Russian)

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Conference: India after 25 years of Economic Reforms: What’s achieved? What’s ahead?

Two-day international  Conference and one-day Doctoral Colloquium

Hosted By

Central University of Kerala
School of Economics

About the Conference
The reform of 1991 was a policy break in Indian economy with an overall objective of macro-economic stabilization. Reforms bought about a paradigm shift in the Indian economic structure from a state-led mixed economy to market-led open economy. Emphasis was on self-transformation of the system to create, secure and facilitate a competitive market economy, then leave that economy to self-regulate itself and to align it to the integrated global competitive market economy. Such reform policies were implemented in the country as part of transforming the system through radical changes in Indian economic and social scenario, thus resulting in growth acceleration, trade and market expansion and industrial competitiveness, among others. Though there were several positive knots as mentioned above, we could also observe increasing inequality in income, low elasticity of employment, urbanization and creation of outlier population in the cities, social tensions, and sluggishness in agriculture.

In this context, the Department of Economics under School of Economics, Central University of Kerala proposed to conduct an international conference in the month of March 2018. The conference is intended to examine the transformation of Indian economy in two and half decades of reforms. Are we still banking on old institutions and systems? Do our reforms enough and what to be needed?

Theme of Conference
The conference will be focusing on India’s development experiences through twenty five years of economic reforms with focus on the question “has India really transformed?” This is expected to be a forum for deliberations and discussions on India’s transformation under economic reforms by policy makers, academicians, researchers and leading social scientists from India and abroad.

The third day of the Conference is exclusively for a Doctoral Colloquium to provide the doctoral students an opportunity to present their thesis work to senior faculty and interact with one another.

The conference will have special tracks on:

  • Economic reforms and inclusive growth
  • Labour market and employment generation
  • Poverty alleviation and equitable growth
  • Sustainable development and environmental issues
  • Agriculture development and food security
  • Industrial policies and performance
  • Fiscal reforms and changing role of institutions
  • Openness, international trade and investment
  • Money, banking & financial reforms
  • Kerala in liberalized world

Paper Submission
Academic scholars, industrial consultants and policy makers are invited to present their research work. Papers from cross-disciplinary fields that are related to economic policy and/or social welfare are also invited for presentation.

Important Dates: Submission of extended abstract

(at least 500 words)

January 22, 2018
Decision on acceptance January 27, 2018
Submission of full paper

(not to exceed 7000 words)

February 19, 2018
Registration deadline February 19, 2018
Conference March 1 & 2, 2018
Doctoral Colloquium March 3, 2018

 

 

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Democratic Capabilities Research: Introducing a participatory Capabilities-Based methodology

by Carmen Martinez-Vargas (University of the Free State, South Africa)

Monday, January 29th, 2018
15:00 to 16.30pm in Rome (CET)
20:00 to 21:30pm in New Delhi (IST)
9:00 to 10:30am in New York (EST)

Abstract: Participatory methodologies are grounded in a diverse set of theories and approaches, providing a wide variety of practices with significant variations. Moreover, participatory methods and methodologies, which are of interest in this project, have been drawing on a capabilities lenses in multiple development and educational interventions. Nonetheless, this capabilities research area is still under-researched and far from having reached its full potential despite its prospective frame to reconsider epistemic, methodological and operational issues.
This paper innovatively conceptualizes ‘Democratic Capabilities Research’ (DCR) developed in a Southern context as a form of participatory research, which introduces the capabilities approach, into critical participatory research movements, decolonization debates and epistemic justice issues. The paper outlines DCR as a reflexive and pedagogical space to advance more just practices, especially in the context of hierarchical knowledge practices in universities, and the marginalization of youth voices in knowledge projects. The ambition is to both, generate democratic and inclusive knowledge creation and advance social change and a decolonial methodology.

Speaker’s Bio: C. Martinez-Vargas is originally from Spain and is currently based in South Africa. She has extensive experience working with participatory research approaches within the global north and global south. Her PhD project focuses on the conceptualization and implementation of a participatory capabilities-based methodology to advance socially just higher education. Furthermore, her research interests problematizes intersections of decolonization and social justice in the context of human development.

To register and for any question about the webinar, please contact Andrea Ferrannini, Alejandra Boni and Krushil Watene: andrea.ferrannini@arcolab.orgaboni@dpi.upv.es; K.Watene@massey.ac.nz
Details on how to participate will be sent to you a few days before the webinar. 

Organized by HDCA Thematic groups on “Participatory Methods”, “Education” and “Indigenous People”

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