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  1. 2024 HDCA Conference – Kolkata, India

    September 24-26, 2024

    Hosted by Pratichi (India Trust), Institute for Development Studies Kolkata, and Health Information Systems Program (HISP)

     

    “Crises, Capabilities and Commitment”

    The 2024 HDCA conference has special significance as 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of HDCA. The conference is being held in Kolkata, West Bengal, India – home of the first HDCA president, Professor Amartya Sen. The conference theme of Crises, Capabilities and Commitment has been chosen because the inter-linkages between these three ideas require in depth discussion.

    Many multi-faceted crises assail us. Some are global in scope, linked with the assault on our environment, violent conflicts, pandemics and humanitarian challenges. Some crises emerge from episodic events. Others emerge less dramatically linked with a backlash to transformations in social relations, or technologies. Crises, both episodic and cumulative, reveal deep inequalities in capabilities. Crises may be associated with both ‘loud’ and ‘silent’ capability deprivations, in areas such as education, health, disability, political participation and wellbeing. The immediate and visible fallout from crises may precipitate further inequalities in capabilities linked to loss of income and employment, inequity, food insecurity malnutrition, and polarization between groups. The conference will be a setting to discuss the forms of commitment needed to analyze and address many interlinked crises and their stress on capabilities.

     

  2. Publishing Opportunity – International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life

    …tated bibliographies of well-established measures, methods, and scales. Series Editor Graciela Tonon, Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora and Universidad de Palermo, Argentina Editorial Board Alex Michalos, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada Rhonda Phillips, Purdue University, USA Don Rahtz, College of William & Mary, USA Dave Webb, University of Western Australia, Australia Wolfgang Glatzer, Goethe University, Germany Dong Jin Le…

  3. 19th Annual Labor and Employment Law Roundtable (USA)

    …ion. – What changes to expect with regard to workplace safety, hourly wages, contractors, and labor litigation – The likely Biden agenda and how the new administration will seek to affect organizing – Whether true legislative labor law reform will be possible or whether the Biden administration will need to rely on executive orders – What the Biden administration can do regarding equal employment opportunity (EEO) issues Click here for more inform…

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