Wednesday, December 05, 2012


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

Columbia University’s Sustainable Development Doctoral Society is announces the Third Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop in Sustainable Development (IPWSD), to be held at Columbia University in New York City. The workshop is open to graduate students working on or interested in issues relating to sustainable development and is intended to provide a forum to present and discuss research in an informal setting, as well as to meet and interact with researchers from other institutions. The first two IPWSDs proved to be greatly successful and the third workshop will build upon the networks and discussions of interdisciplinary researchers that were facilitated by the previous two meetings.

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, 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, we encourage you to apply regardless of disciplinary background. The workshop will feature a keynote address by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Columbia University.

More information.

Deadline: January 31, 2012

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