Friday, February 7, 2014

IPE Section, UNDIR Director, Gulf Research Meeting. ICSH

 In Toronto:

The International Political Economy Section of ISA will honor its Outstanding Activist Awardee Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine, on Friday 28th March at a panel scheduled for Maple East, Sheraton Center, 4-5.45 pm. Panelists include Richard Falk, Janet Conway, Ruth Reitan, Robin Broad, and Hasmet Unulorta.


UNIDIR Seeking New Director
The UN Institute for Disarmament Research, an autonomous, voluntarily funded think tank within the framework of the United Nations undertaking independent analysis on international disarmament, non-proliferation, and security issues, is seeking a new Director.
The Director is responsible for:

• Shaping the vision and direction of the Institute
• Establishing its research agenda
• Actively leading fund-raising efforts in order to support the Institute's staff and activities
• Building and maintaining relationships with governments, foundations, international organizations, the private sector and civil society

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in international security, international relations, political science, international law, related science or other related fields; PhD is desirable.
Over 15 years of progressively responsible experience in disarmament, non-proliferation, arms control and security research, including at senior level positions at the national or international levels. Experience in grant formulation, proven capacity in fund-raising. Proven managerial experience is required.
How to apply
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply via the UN Careers portal.
The closing date for applications is 24 March 2014.


The Gulf Research Meeting is sponsored by the Geneva-based Gulf Research Center Foundation and takes place every summer at Cambridge University. Those whose papers are accepted receive travel funding to Cambridge. This year the conference runs from August 25-28. There is a particular focus on various aspects of U.S. foreign policy in the Persian Gulf region that may interest our members. Although the formal deadline for paper proposals is February 15, I understand that this is often extended. Info is here: Contact Steve Hook


1st International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, ICSH 2014
Gaborone, Botswana 4-7 June 2014
We have the pleasure of inviting you to submit your scientific work for the 1st International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, ICSH 2014 which will be held at the Botswana Accountancy College.
 All accepted papers will be published as a special publication with a unique ISBN number. The authors will be also sent a printed copy of the publication after the conference finishes.
The papers will be also published in a special edition of one of the most Influential international scientific journals in South Europe, The European Scientific Journal (ESJ).
Authors who will not be personally present on the event will be given an opportunity, on their request, to make an online presentation for the present participants and students. 
The authors of the accepted papers are not obliged to present their works (personally or online).
 ICSH 2014 is a joint summit event organized by: The European Scientific Institute (ESI), Botswana Accountancy College, and the  University of The Azores, Portugal. Along the quality scientific schedule, great social programme for the participants will be provided.
 Supporting the concept of interdisciplinarity we welcome submissions in all academic fields.
For submissions or any other information please send us an e-mail on: