Announcements

Events & Programs

  • From July 17-23, 2016, the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School, in collaboration with Universidad Complutense de Madrid and hosted and sponsored by Santander Universities, will convene a faculty development initiative to strengthen the next generation of young scholars and university teachers of law and policy. The IGLP Workshop is an intensive residential program with a focus on skills development, scholarship, cross-training, and field knowledge. The IGLP Workshop offers participants the opportunity to share their research in Writing Workshops, receive feedback on their scholarship from peers and senior colleagues, review current scholarly developments and reconsider canonical texts, and network with colleagues from around the world. The broader Workshop is organized around a series of “streams” or mini-courses, chosen to reflect the most pressing global and regional challenges and to encourage senior and junior faculty to work comparatively as they develop materials for teaching in global and local contexts. For more information on the streams offered, the faculty, and how to apply, please visit the site.
  • This summer’s Learning Exchange program, offered by The Global Legal Empowerment Network, will focus on women’s rights. It will take place in the Summer of 2016 with the Women’s Legal Aid Centre (WLAC) in Tanzania as the host. The Global Legal Empowerment Network is offering practitioners an opportunity to meet and learn from each other in person. Participants in this program will take part in an extended exchange trip, with travel and accommodation expenses covered by Namati, a network of grassroots legal advocates, during which they will learn from leading organizations in the field about addressing common challenges and improving legal empowerment methods. Activities during the exchange will include meeting with rural and urban paralegal offices; visiting parts of the juvenile detention and rehabilitation system; meeting with government officials, such as police gender desks and the Ministry of Legal Affairs; and visiting with staff at both crisis and human rights centers.

  • The 18th World Congress of Criminology is meeting in New Delhi, India region 15-19 December 2016. The main theme of the Congress is Urbanization, Globalization, Development & Crime: Opportunities & Challenges of the XXI Century. Other themes include are: Extremism, Terrorism & Warfare: Mass Violence and its Impact on Society; The Victimization of Vulnerable Populations: Crimes Against Women, Children, The Elderly & Minorities; and The Politics of Crime: The Role of Crime and Terrorism in National & International Decisions & Interventions.

 

Call for Papers

  • The Ustinov Annual Conference explores the intersection of academic theory and real life practice. The 2016 conference (1-2 July) invites practitioners and researchers to engage with the contested notion of global citizenship and its applications. Participants are called to identify, develop or challenge conventional understandings and uses of global citizenship in academia, the public sphere, and in lived experiences. Potential questions and themes include but are not limited to: What constitutes global citizenship in practice?; How do rights and responsibilities of national citizenship extend to global citizenship?; If identity is tied to Otherness, what forms of identity are (re)negotiated in relation to the global citizen?; What socio-political and environmental challenges emerge in response to questions of global citizenship? What moral questions arise from practicing global citizenship? The deadline for submissions is 22 April, 2016.
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