Thursday, December 15, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Faculty Positions at The School of Sustainability, Arizona State University. The school invites applications for up to three faculty positions either at the tenure-track assistant professor level or tenured associate professor level. The appointment is in an innovative interdisciplinary academic program in sustainability. Deadline: January 8, 2012

FELLOWSHIP: Postdoctoral Fellow Position on Climate Adaptation, University of Michigan. A key focus of this work is to examine the intersection of mitigation and adaptation, and how choices in one domain may affect options available in the other. The competing demands for land, water, and energy will be central to the analysis. Deadline: December 23, 2011

SCHOLARSHIP: Ghent Masters Scholarships for International Students from Developing Countries. The master scholarships are awarded for the duration of the studies, aiming at the delivery of a Ghent University diploma after max. 2 years of study. Deadline: December 23, 2011

SCHOLARSHIP: University of Manchester Sustainable Consumption Institute Center for Doctoral Training. The Sustainable Consumption Institute examines issues related to environmental sustainability through the lens of consumption. Deadline: January 31, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: 18th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, University of Hull. This conference will provide a forum for discussion on the complex issue of sustainability, welcoming both empirical and theoretical contributions considering developed, developing and transition economy perspectives. CAPRi readers may be particularly interested in the theme on “Large-scale land acquisitions and sustainable development in Asia, Africa and Latin America.” Deadline: December 15, 2011

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Workshop on transparency in large-scale land allocations and investments. As part of a project involving the International Land Coalition, Oakland Institute, and Global Witness, the workshop is intended to provide a space for dialogue about the experiences of participants and brainstorm together on how transparency and accountability in decision-making around land-related investments and acquisitions could be strengthened, both at the local and national levels. Deadline: December 19, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: 19th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. The conference will be held in Prague on June 27-30, 2012. Theoretical and applied papers in all areas of environmental and natural resource economics are invited. Deadline: February 1, 2012

AWARDS: 2011 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition. Winners are chosen by an eminent jury at the Global Development Network’s Annual Conference; an event attended by over 500 practitioners in the field of development to whom the finalists present their proposals/papers. Deadline: January 31, 2012

PUBLICATION: Land Rights and the Rush for Land: Findings of the Global Commercial Pressures on Land Research Project (ILC). This report, authored by leading land experts, is the culmination of a three-year research project that brought together forty members and partners of the International Land Coalition to examine the characteristics, drivers and impacts and trends of rapidly increasing commercial pressures on land.

PUBLICATION: Who Owns the Land? Perspectives from Rural Ugandans and Implications for Land Acquisitions. A new IFPRI discussion paper by Allan Bomuhangi, Cheryl Doss, and Ruth Meinzen-Dick.

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