Wednesday, December 08, 2010


CALL FOR PAPERS: Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop in Sustainable Development, Columbia University

Columbia University’s Sustainable Development Doctoral Society announces the first Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop in Sustainable Development (IPWSD), which will be held at Columbia University in New York City from May 6th – 7th, 2011. The IPWSD is a workshop open to graduate students working on or interested in issues relating to sustainable development. It is intended to provide a forum to present and discuss research in an informal setting, as well as to meet and interact with similar researchers from other institutions. In particular, the hope is to facilitate a network among students pursuing in-depth research in one or several disciplines, whether quantitative or qualitative in focus, to generate a larger interdisciplinary discussion concerning sustainable development.

Contributions on a wide range of subjects are encouraged, but particularly in the areas of poverty and development, climate and the environment, agriculture, energy systems, public health, and water resources. The intention is to assemble a group of researchers across a range of disciplines in the social and natural sciences, whose research contributes to a deeper understanding of the interactions between natural and social systems within their particular field(s), but who are capable of discussing this work with a broader audience of peers. It is anticipated that disciplines represented at the workshop will include: economics, earth and environmental sciences, political science, applied engineering, ecology, epidemiology, geography, law, and others. If your research pertains to the field of sustainable development and the linkages between natural and social systems, you are encouraged to apply regardless of disciplinary background.

Call for papers (pdf).

Conference website

Deadline: January 31, 2011

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