- Last date for submission of Abstracts/Panel Proposal January 31, 2017
- Communication about selection of Abstract/Panel Proposal February 28, 2017
- Submission of final Paper/full Panel Proposal April 15, 2017
- Announcement of final selection of Paper/Panel July 1, 2017
- Conference November 8-10, 2017
- Other events planned: Pre-conference workshop November 6-7, 2017
Friday, December 30, 2016
CfPs: INSEE Conference on Sustainability, Institutions, Incentives: Voices, Policies and Commitments | KILA, Kerala| Dates: 8-10 November, 2017
Thursday, December 29, 2016
CfP: Globelics Academy 2017: 12th International PhD School on Innovation and Economic Development | Tampere, Finland | 15-26 May
Globelics Academy 2017: 12th International PhD School on Innovation and Economic Development
15-26 May 2017
Venue: University of Tampere, Finland
Call for Applications | Deadline: January 20, 2017
The Aim of the Globelics Academy
The aim of the Globelics Academy PhD School is to support the training of PhD students who utilize the innovation systems approach in context of emerging or developing economies in their dissertations. The Academy brings together frontier researchers in innovation with PhD students from developing countries in order to inspire and qualify their work as well as to help them to join high quality research networks in their field of research. The Globelics Academy aims at improving students' ability to undertake theoretically informed and policy-relevant empirical work on issues related with innovation in firms and societies, and its relationship with economic development. The Globelics Academy originates from and is connected to the world-wide research network Globelics (www.globelics.org) bringing together scholars working on national systems of innovation.
The Content of the PhD School
PhD training will be based on scholarly lectures and presentations from the PhD students. Student presentations are expected to focus explicitly on students' own on-going research, its methodological challenges and contribution to the advancement of knowledge on innovation. Lecturers for 2017 include professors form Globelics network, whose names will be confirmed soon (see webpages of previous years for example). In addition, other activities including policy lectures, panel discussion, workshops, social activities and visits to relevant "sites of innovation" are part of the program.
Monday, December 26, 2016
- All Is Not Lost, But Water Sector Reforms Must Go Ahead | P S Vijayshankar
- Sustaining the Liquid Mosaic - Longer Steps Needed | Nilanjan Ghosh, Jayanta Bandyopadhyay
- New Structures of Governance Needed | Vinod K Gaur
- From Policy to Practice - Principles of Water Governance | Rochi Khemka
- An Important Step in Reforming Water Governance | K J Joy
- Welcome First Step to Much-needed Change | Shripad Dharmadhikary
- Merits Undeniable despite Drawbacks | Nirmal Sengupta
- Water Governance Reform - A Hopeful Starting Point | Rajeswari S Raina http://www.epw.in/journal/2016/52/water-governance/water-governance-reform.html
- 21st Century Water Governance - A Mirage or an Opportunity? | Rohini Nilekani
- Evolution of Irrigation Sector | Aditi Mukherji
- The Way Forward | Mihir Shah
- Comment on the Proposed National Water Commission | Pradip Khandwalla
- Focus on Sustainable Groundwater Management | Rajiv Sinha, Alexander L Densmore
- Focusing on the Essentials - Integrated Monitoring and Analysis of Water Resources | Sharachchandra Lele, Veena Srinivasan
One-day National Consultation Workshop on Incheon (Korea) Declaration: Education (SDG-4) | at SSS-1, JNU | 28th December
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Senior Research Fellowship in Social Security
Offered by: Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya National Academy of Social Security | Employees' Provident Funds Organisation (Ministry of Labour& Employment, Govt. of India)
Objective: To provide opportunities to renowned Indian Social Scientists or distinguished personalities of Academic pursuit in the field of Social Security.
Duration: 02 years (2017-2019) | Period: 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2019
Eligibility: Persons having outstanding academic work and High Quality Research Publications to their credit. Preference will be given to Social Workers, Action Researchers, Retired Academicians from reputed Universities or Retired Government Servants with specialized fields.
(i) There is no age bar for Fellowship.
(ii) The applicant should have obtained a doctoral degree in any area and should have work experience relating to Social Security.
(iii) The Scholars who avail Fellowship should either not be in service or should have superannuated at the time of Award of the Fellowship.
(iv) No salary protection will be available under any circumstances.
(v) The selected fellows are expected to do Full time Research in India.
(vi) While accepting Fellowship from the Academy, a fellow should not accept Fellowship from any other Organisation.
(vii) In case of selection of persons with disabilities, Academy may consider providing additional resources as per special requirements.
(i) Research fellow shall be paid a fellowship amount of Rs.55,000/- per month irrespective of the fact whether they are getting any Pensionary benefits. The Pensionary benefits will not be deducted from their monthly fellowship.
(ii) In addition a contingency grant of Rs.60,000/- per annum shall also be provided to a fellow during an entire period of fellowship.
(iii) All payments are subject to Income Tax deduction as per rules.
(i) Candidates must submit a brief synopsis of approximately 3000 words, for area of concerned research containing empirical data, need of research and proposed outcome of the research and also how will it benefit the enhancement of Social Security.
(ii) The term of Fellowship will be 2 years, extendable upto six months with the permission of competent authority. The fellowship shall not be awarded twice to the same person.
(iii) Term of fellowship will be counted from the date of acceptance of joining the Fellowship.
(iv) Once the fellowship is awarded it cannot be returned back. If any candidate leaves the research fellowship before completion of the research project, the fellow has to reimburse the extraneous expenditure.
(v) During the term of fellowship research, fellow will be required to give lectures and attend seminars and workshops at PDUNASS or at appropriate forum to disseminate his/her work and knowledge of Social Security among the fellow participants.
(vi) A fellow is required to submit the progress report every sixth month of his/her work and with a simple statement of accounts of expenditures duly signed by him/her.
(vii) A research fellow is required to submit a book length unpublished final report and summary of not more than five thousand words before completion of the fellowship.
(viii) The applications received for Fellowship in prescribed time shall be scrutinized by a Selection Committee, which will recommend the eligible candidates.
(ix) The acceptance of recommendation of the Selection Committee and the appointment to Fellowship shall be the sole discretion of the Competent Authority.
Last Date: Applications complete in all respects and in the proforma prescribed below, must reach the following address, by 05.30 PM of 30.01.2017. Applications received after the said date and time shall not be considered.
The Director, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Academy of Social Security, 30-31, Institutional Area, Janak Puri, New Delhi – 110058
Friday, December 23, 2016
Table of Contents
Asian Biotechnology and Development Review
Volume: 18, Number: 2 (July 2016)
Editorial Introduction | K. Ravi Srinivas
Table of Contents
Science, Technology and Society
Volume: 21, Number: 3 (November 2016)
Special Issue: Open Innovation: Technology, Market and Complexity in South Korea
Guest Editor : Jinhyo JosephYun
Book ReviewsBook Review: Banu Subramaniam (2014), Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity Theodore Koditschek
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Call for Nomination: NIAS-DST Training Programme on "Science Policy and General Management" | 6-17 February | NIAS Bangalore
New Book | A Practical Guide to Responsible Research and Innovation: Key Lessons from RRI Tools | by RRI Tools Consortium, 2016
IntroductionShaping the future: A Responsible Research and Innovation policy briefLearning from example: RRI ShowcasesThe RRI Toolkit structureHands on: How To implement RRI5 golden rules for achieving RRIMinds on, hearts on: reflecting and looking ahead
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
JNU Seminar "Utilizing Online Learning in Educational Institutions to Improve Learning Outcomes"| 26th December
Office of Research & Development
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY
organising a seminar on
Utilizing Online Learning in Educational Institutions to Improve Learning Outcomes
Dr. Manish Gupta
Co-founder and CEO, Yen4Ken
on Monday, 26th December 2016
at Lecture Hall-I, JNU Convention Centre, New Delhi
3:00pm-3:05pm Welcome address
3:05pm-3:20pm Remarks by Prof. M Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JNU
3:20pm-3:30pm Address by Prof. Satish C Garkoti, Rector-II
3:30pm-3:35pm Introduction of speaker
3:35pm-4:35pm Presentation by Dr. Manish Gupta
4:35pm-4:40pm Vote of Thanks
4:45pm-5:30pm High Tea
Trialogue2047: Builder, Thinker, Visionary: Celebrating the Philosophy and Practice of Laurie Baker | at IIC Delhi, 28 December
Monday, December 19, 2016
EAERE-FEEM-VIU Summer School 2017 - Macroeconomics, Growth, and the Environment - Call for applications
New Book | The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology | by Mark Zachary Taylor, OUP, 2016
Cardwell's Law1 Introduction: The Puzzle of Cardwell's Law2 Measuring the Black Box3 Cardwell's Law in ActionHow Do Nations Innovate?: Policies and Institutions4 Does Technology Need Government?: The Five Pillars of Innovation5 "Why Nations Fail": Capitalism, Democracy, and Decentralization6 How Nations Succeed: Networks, Clusters, and StandardsWhy Do Nations Innovate?: Creative Insecurity7 Technological Losers and Political Resistance to Innovation8 Creative Insecurity: Olson's Nemesis9 Critical Cases of Creative Insecurity10 Conclusion: Creative Insecurity and its ImplicationsAppendices-Definitions, Measurement, and DataA1 The Great Definitions (Non-) DebateA2 A Brief History of MeasurementA3 Tour of Innovation Measures, Data, and Sources
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi | Director General, RIS
Foreword by Ambassador Shyam Saran, Chairman, RISPreface by Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, RISI. IBSA and Global Geo-strategiesII. Brazil, India and South Africa: Key Proponents of South-South CooperationIII. IBSA Fund for Alleviation of Poverty and HungerIV. S&T Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Beyond in IBSAV. Sharing of Social Sector Experiences in IBSA: Way ForwardVI. IBSA: Health Sector Cooperation Past, Present and Future
Friday, December 16, 2016
by Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, India, 2016, ISBN: 81-7122-122-X.
The present Report is the outcome of a Consultation that RIS organised in the context of BRICS outreach to BIMSTEC on 27 September 2016. The meeting deliberated on important issues of trade, investment and regional value chains and connectivity in regard to people to people contacts and BIMSTEC, BRICS and global governance. It contains an introductory chapter which highlights the key issues for strengthening economic cooperation among BIMSTEC countries alongwith brief contributions from eminent commentators in the field.
We are sure the academicians, stakeholders, policymakers and practitioners would find the publication interesting and a useful reference for future course of action for promoting economic development cooperation in the BIMSTEC sub-region.
Foreword by Ambassador Shyam Saran, Chairman, RIS
Message by Sumith Nakandala, Secretary General, BIMSTEC
Preface by Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, RIS
1. Overview: BIMSTEC Bay of Bengal Vibrant Community
2. Rejuvenation of BIMSTEC | Sumith Nakandala
3. Strengthening BIMSTEC Secretariat | Seshadri Chari
4. Challenges before BIMSTEC | Preeti Saran
5. Trade, Investment and Regional Value Chains | S. K. Mohanty
6. Multi-Dimensional Connectivity | Ram Upendra Das
7. Challenges to a BIMSTEC Free Trade Agreement (FTA): A Sri Lankan | Janaka Wijayasiri
8. Energy Security in BIMSTEC Region | Jyoti Parikh
9. People to People Contacts | Baladas Ghoshal
10. Challenges in People to People Contact | Fahmida Khatun
11. BIMSTEC and Global Governance | Samir Saran
Thursday, December 15, 2016
- Message by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs
- Foreword by Amb. Shyam Saran, Chairman, RIS
- Preface by Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, RIS
- End Poverty in All Its Forms Everywhere | Shahid Ahmed
- Hunger and Food Security Concerns for India | Bharat Ramaswami
- Health for All by 2030: An Indian Perspective | T. C. James
- India's Steadfast Approach to Quality, Equity and Inclusion in Education: Views from Experts | Based on deliberations at the National Consultation on Road to Sustainable Development Goals: Focus on Health and Education held on 9-10 February 2016.
- Gender Equality: Achievements, Gaps, Future Challenges and Implementation Framework to be adopted by India | Nirmala Buch
- Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation | Indira Khurana
- Where are we on the Missing MDG – Energy? | Kaushik Ranjan Bandyopadhyay and Kasturi Das
- Enabling Sustainable Development: Challenges to Job Creation in India | Santosh Kumar Mehrotra
- Industrialisation, Innovation and Infrastructure for Achieving SDGs in India | K.J. Joseph
- Trade, Infrastructure and Inequality: A Cross Country Analysis |Saikat Sinha Roy and Rudra Prosad Roy
- Incorporating Resilience and Inclusiveness in Policy Framework of Urban Development: Indian Case | Amitabh Kundu
- Sustainable Consumption and Production | Nitya Nanda
- Sustainable Development for Climate Action | Samir Saran and Vikrom Mathur
- Marine Resources and the Challenges to Sustainability | Balakrishna Pisupati
- Sustainable Management and Use of Terrestrial Ecosystem | Oommen V. Oommen and K. P. Laladhas
- Peace, Justice and Institutions to Ensure "No One is Left Behind" | Amitabh Behar
- Means of Implementation: An Indian Perspective | Sachin Chaturvedi, Sabyasachi Saha and Pratyush
- Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM): A Review of the Current Proposals and Way Forward | K. Ravi Srinivas
- Financing for Development: Emerging Modalities | Rathin Roy
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
CfA: Fifteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences | 24 June – 1 July 2017 | Ischia, Italy
- Shigehisa Kuriyama | Lecture: Cycles, crises and slopes: Intuitions of life in the diverse medical traditions; Seminar: Cycles of life in traditional Chinese medicine
- Maaike van der Lugt | Lecture: Life cycles and rhythms in medieval medicine and natural philosophy; Seminar: Urso of Salerno (fl. end of 12th century) and the rhythm of living things
- Guido Giglioni | Lecture: The vital cycles of early modern bodies, natural and political; Seminar: Early modern cycles of life, death and illness
- Hans-Jörg Rheinberger | Commentary: Times and cycles in biology
- Lynn Nyhart| Lecture: The (developmental) life-cycle as a unifying concept in nineteenth-century biology; Seminar: Alternation of generations and life cycles
- Mathias Grote| Lecture: Small bugs, large cycles: Microbes and ecology from Sergei Winogradsky to Lynn Margulis; Seminar: Cycles, regulation and intermediary metabolism
- Ariane Droescher | Lecture: Lines or circles? Ways to understand the role of cells in biological phenomena around 1900; Seminar: Conflicting visions of cells in developmental and regeneration research
- Warwick Anderson | Lecture: Microbial life cycles and population cycles; Seminar: From parasitic life histories to disease ecology
- Peder Anker | Lecture: Ecological cycles in the twentieth century; Seminar: Ouroboros architecture: Histories of environmental design
- Lucy van de Wiel | Lecture: Temporalities of reproduction: Life cycles and IVF cycles; Seminar: Viable rhythms: Cellular aging in time-lapse embryo imaging
- a statement specifying academic experience and reasons for interest in the course topic (max. 300 words),
- a brief cv,
- a letter of recommendation.
- 28 February 2017 | Deadline for applications – applications must have been received by Midnight CET
- 15 March 2017 | Students to be notified of application outcome
- 26 May 2017 | Registration fees and/or registration forms due