Conferences and Trainings
Call for Papers: International Journal of Human Rights Special Issue: Corporate Power and Human Rights
The Human Rights Consortium’s Corporate Power & Human Rights (CPHR) project at the School of Advanced Study, University of London has been established to facilitate creative approaches to dissolving the tension between human rights and business activity. The project will act as a platform from which academics, activists, businesspeople, and policymakers can transmit their ideas and engage their peers to robustly challenge their feasibility in order to develop meaningful alternatives to existing approaches. It will also look at the broad structural impacts of corporate power on economies and human rights provision.
The International Journal of Human Rights invites submissions for its Corporate Power & Human Rights Special Issue that identify novel approaches to dissolving tensions between business and human rights, in keeping with the project’s objectives. We invite all relevant research in the field of business and human rights; particularly research that challenges the status quo in business and human rights discourse, and that seeks to identify new opportunities through the application of different academic disciplines and theoretical concepts.
Possible themes include:
• international trade agreements and the balancing of national and local human rights concerns in development projects;
• corporate complicity in human rights abuses;
• multinational corporate accountability;
• the uses and abuses of corporate social responsibility and corporate sustainability;
• resistance, social movements, and human rights pressure groups and their impacts on business and management;
• energy and industry and its impacts on human rights;
• the impacts of the financial industry, financial regulation, and governance on human rights and their ability to instigate/encourage unethical behaviour and human rights abuses;
• social media’s impact on grassroots movements, the visibility boost it needs to effect serious social change vis-à-vis corporate behavior;
• the sociology/psychology of corporate decision-making in relation to human rights;
• the expanding global consumer society and human rights;
• the content of inter-governmental obligations to aid human rights implementation, protection, and access to justice (ICESCR Art 2(1));
• the role of economic theory in securing human rights;
• global enforcement of human rights obligations: legal thinking beyond a world court; and
• taxation, privatization, subsidies and their role in realizing/securing human rights.
Please send abstracts of 250-300 words and an academic CV to helle.abelvik-lawson(at)sas.ac.uk
Deadline for abstract submission: November 1, 2013; Deadline for papers (appx. 8,000 words): April 1, 2014.
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Call for Papers: International Conference and Festschrift on Abdul Aziz Said: The Mualim, The Inspiration
Deadline for Submission of Abstract (200-250 words): August 31, 2013; Deadline for Submission of Paper (guidelines will be sent after acceptance of abstract): February 28, 2014
Conference Date: April 10, 2014
Purpose: This call for papers is to honor Mualim Abdul Aziz Said, a legendary thinker and humanitarian who needs no lengthy introduction. The one-day international conference will bring together scholars and activists to make presentations that will be published in a festschrift in honor of Mualim Said.
Papers are invited on Mualim Said's work in any of the following areas and other areas not listed here:
African Studies, American Foreign Policy, Basic Human Needs and International Development, Ethnic Studies, Human Rights in International Relations and Ethics, Humanitarianism, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Islamic Studies and Peace, Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Spirituality, Religion and Peace, Sufi Tradition, Theories of International Relations
Send Abstract and Paper as MS-Word Files/Documents via E-mail Attachment to: Abdul Karim Bangura, Director, The African Institution, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Center for Peacebuilding and Development, CPD@american.edu
Governance and Management of Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs)/NGOs
July 15-August 23, 2013
Applications due by June 15th
RATIONALE : Good Governance means effective management of NGO resources in a manner that is transparent, accountable and responsive to people's needs. The inconsistency between development of professionalism in NPO/NGO sector and charitable nature of this sector is minimized when good governance practices are adopted by NGOs/NPOs. Organizational development can be facilitated by building capacities of NPOs/NGOs to be strategic and effective through training leaders and key managerial personnel. This comprehensive six week training programme on 'Governance & Management of Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs)/NGOs' provides the participants with core knowledge, practical skills and tools to govern, manage and lead a non-profit organization/non-government organization effectively.
OBJECTIVES : To enable non-profit organizations/NGOs to strengthen governance & management, so that they function effectively.
TARGET GROUP : Members of Governing Board, CEOs, Programme Managers/Officers of Non-Profit Organizations & NGOs, Employees of Donor Organizations/Agencies, Government Officers dealing with Civil Society Organizations.
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International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue
1-11 September 2013, Vienna, Austria
Application Deadline: May 25, 2013
IPD is very glad to call interested participants for its first International Summer Academy in Peacebulding & Intercultural Dialogue, which is going to be held in the middle of Europe, Vienna. Its image as one of the most favourable places for travelling, has made it more interesting to offer an exited and comprehensive programme for our participants. We offer you a 11 day training, with a professional education from our excellent experts, who are professionals with many years of experience in peace and conflict studies. The main goal of the summer academy is to support institutional academic peace education and strenghten peacebuilding skills and intercultural dialogue of international society. For more information, click here.
Upcoming CDR Facilitation & Mediation Training
There is still space in CDR's Facilitation and Mediation of Public and Environmental Conflicts training on May 21-23, 2013 at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, CO.
If you have any questions, please contact the CDR team: 303-442-7367 or 1-800-MEDIATE, CDR@mediate.org
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John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation Symposium: The Value of Reconciliation: Opportunity, Equity and Race
SYMPOSIUM DATES & LOCATION: May 29-31, 2013; Tulsa Oklahoma.
SYMPOSIUM DESCRIPTION: The Symposium will focus on the economics of reconciliation. The Symposium is designed to further the dialogue among scholars and practitioners of racial reconciliation and offer insights into “best practices” that foster hope and healing. The Symposium seeks to shed light on such questions as: To what extent would addressing issues of racial reconciliation contribute to socioeconomic and political stability?; How do the structural and economic elements of racism (e.g., unfair laws, inadequate education, and health care and employment disparities) affect our ability to achieve racial reconciliation?; What other challenges remain in terms of race-based disparities in equal economic opportunity? How do such challenges affect efforts at reconciliation?; What is the value of reconciliation from an economic perspective?; Would economic parity across racial lines create racial reconciliation?; What are the respective roles of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in creating economic opportunity, income, and wealth?
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Call for Proposals: 6th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
CONFERENCE DATES & LOCATION: June 12-17th, 2013, Cleveland, Ohio
Registration Closes May 24, 2013
CONFERENCE DETAILS: Global Issues Resource Center and Library at Cuyahoga Community College is partnering with colleges and universities, local, national, and international non-governmental and governmental organizations to host the 6th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE), Bridging Cultures: Education for Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The Conference is an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and research. Presentations will focus on innovations in the fields that are making broad impacts in local, state, national, and international communities. Participants will exchange best practices, evaluation methodology, creation of policy implementation structures, consideration of obstacles to success, and new and innovative use of training, resources and technology. Conference participants will be drawn from the local, state, national, and international community. College students and faculty are encouraged to attend and present their findings.
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Apply now for the 2013 Canadian School of Peacebuilding
Come this summer and take your choice of five-day courses for personal inspiration, professional development or for academic credit. The fifth annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), a program of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), will be held in Winnipeg, MB, June 17-21 and June 24-28, 2013.
The CSOP is for anyone interested in learning more about peace and justice - young and old, students, practitioners and those new to peacebuilding, from here in Winnipeg or from around the world. It's a great place to learn together with a diverse group of peacebuilders and to be energized for the work of peacebuilding.
Check out our complete list of courses and full list of renowned local, national and international instructors. For more information , go to our website or e-mail email@example.com. Each 5-day course is $495 for personal or professional development or $695 for academic credit. You can apply online or by using a PDF registration form which you can fax, post or scan and e-mail back to us.
Scholars in Residence: For young international researchers in the humanities, Goethe-Institut and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI)
Residency in the host country lasts between six and eight weeks. The scholar from abroad will travel to Germany as of October 15, 2013, the German scholar will travel to his/her partner’s country as of January 1, 2014.
The Goethe-Institut and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) are pleased to announce the annual call for applications for the program “Scholars in Residence”.
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