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The Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences is leading an unclassified decadal survey sponsored by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to identify opportunities in the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) that are poised to contribute significantly to the analytic responsibilities of the intelligence community (IC). For more information, please see the Statement of Task. This project kicked-off with a national summit that was held on October 4-5, 2016. Currently, we are in the second phase of the study, the decadal survey. A key aspect of the decadal survey is the outreach to and input gathered from the scientific and, in this study, the intelligence communities.
As part of the outreach and information gathering requirement, the decadal survey will have two separate calls for white papers. The present call for white papers is being issued to provide direct input from the scientific community into the initial work of the committee and workshop panels. Toward that end, we are seeking input from SBS academics and researchers with IC experience and/or knowledge to provide insights into the IC’s needs and challenges with respect to the use of SBS research for analytic capabilities. White papers should address the following questions:
1. What are some of the key challenges, questions and needs facing the intelligence community regarding social and behavioral developments (see below)?
2. What makes these challenges and questions important at this time and in the foreseeable future?
3. What are the anticipated national security benefits for addressing these challenges and questions?
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In response to these questions, it is anticipated that white papers will consider challenges and questions across a range of SBS domains with possible implications for national security and intelligence analysis. Such areas may include (but are not limited to):
— Developments likely to affect human life and human capacity (e.g., advances in skill assessment and training; enhancements of physical capabilities; massive urbanization and implications of megacities; treatment of diseases and migration of disease agents; and access to food, shelter, and/or healthcare)
— Developments likely to affect social stability and social/political institutions and relationships between citizens and governments or employers (e.g., perceptions of equity and justice; enhanced capacity to identify individuals’ characteristics and tendencies; and advances in automation, emerging technologies and other changes to employment and communication)
— Developments likely to affect governance, state capacity, and the viability of transnational regimes (e.g., expectations of government-provided services with regard to the varying characteristics and demographic profiles across populations; changes to government’s ability to satisfy the needs of citizens; and anticipation of fragmentation and consolidation of social and political units)
— Development of global ideas and their uptake in different cultural and political contexts (e.g., social transmission of ideas through a variety of media and platforms; behaviors in response to strongly held beliefs; and implications for public well-being, trust in government, recruitment of terrorists and sympathizers; and destabilization of states)
Please note that while this study is primarily focused on analysis (see Statement of Task); we also understand that collection plays a valuable role in facilitating the work of analysts. Thus, white papers identifying key challenges in the area of collection as they relate to the social and behavioral sciences are also welcome.
A second call for white papers focused on SBS solutions to the IC challenges identified in this initial call for white papers will be announced mid-2017. To receive notifications of these requests, please sign up for the decadal survey listserv by emailing [email protected].
View the full instructions here: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/dbasse/bbcss/dbasse_175146.
The 4th International Conference of Ethnography and Education organized in Spain is a forum of debate drawing on current contributions of ethnographic research in education. We encourage all participants to submit abstracts focusing on new knowledge and new approaches to the emerging challenges of education, diversity and inequality in the 21st century in a global world. Please, consider submitting to one of the three following strands:
1. Ethnographic inquiry before old and new research problems
2. Ethnographic research and the assessment of education policy
3. Debates and methodological advances in ethnography of education
The deadline for the submission of abstracts ends on the 20th of April 2017. The completed templates should be sent by email to [email protected] or using the link: http://us13.campaign-archive2.com/?u=65bbcb956634fa98123daa5fc&id=db4f065814
|April 20, 2017||Submission of abstracts ends|
|May 3, 2017||Review results announced|
|May 3, 2017||Registration starts|
|May 15, 2017||Participants with papers and early bird ends|
|June 10, 2017||Presentation times announced|
|July 10, 2017||Registration Deadline|
|CIEYE 2017 conference fees:||Registration by 15 May||Registration from 16 May|
|Delegates||150 EUR||190 EUR|
|Students/Unemployed/Low GDP country delegates||70 EUR||130 EUR|
Anthropologies of the
This conference is an interdisciplinary research project intended for scholars from various fields. The aim is to discuss a historically, anthropologically and politically central country: the
We offer the following suggestions as possible topics of discussion, from a comparative perspective or otherwise:
- Native and non-native cultures
- Ancient/recent migratory phenomena
- Multiculturalism and identity
- Religious radicalization and New Age movements
- Processes of globalization and local agency
- American anthropology/other anthropologies
- American literature/other literatures
- The linguistic relativity hypothesis today
- Everyday cultures
- Tradition and modernity
- Processes of homogenization and diversification of knowledge
- Spaces of imagination
- Places and non-places
- Ecologies of landscape
- Languages of power and knowledge
- Current political situation
- Politics of inclusion/exclusion
- Oral histories
Stefano Montes and Matteo Meschiari
Dipartimento Culture e Società
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Viale delle Scienze, 90128, Palermo, Italia
Deadline for submitting proposals: 20 May 2017
Proposal summary and title: 250-300 words
Duration of presentations: 20 minutes
Conference languages: Italian, French and English
Conference participation is free of charge
Travel costs, accommodation expenses and meals are covered by participants or their institutions
Proceedings of the conference will be published
The International Journal of Business Anthropology (IJBA), is a double-blinded peer reviewed journal focusing upon business anthropology supported by the College of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat-Sen University, China, the Faculty of Social Science, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Institute of Business Anthropology, Shantou University, which was originally published by the North American Business Press (NABP) and is currently published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing starting from Vol. 6 (1) biannually in June and December every year.
The journal seeks articles by anthropologically-oriented scholars and practitioners. Regionally- focused contributions are welcome, especially when their findings can be generalized. We encourage the dialogues between the findings or theories generated from the field of business anthropology and the theories of general anthropology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, general business anthropology theories and methods, management, marketing, consumer behavior, product design and development, knowledge management and competitive intelligence, human resources management, international business, etc.
The objectives of IJBA are:
- Generate an exchange of ideas between scholars, practitioners and industry specialists in the field of applied and business anthropology
- Encourage bridge-building between the practitioner and the academic world
- Provide a vehicle of communication for anthropologists working within the practitioner world
- Provide a forum for work concerned with qualitative business analysis inspired by anthropological theory and methods
Call for Papers
We are always looking for good manuscripts! We encourage practitioners, students, community members, and faculty from all disciplines to submit articles. The Editors and one or more anonymous peer reviewers will review the manuscript prior to its acceptance for publication. In addition to research and academic articles, we feature case studies, commentaries and reviews. Please send manuscripts, news notes and correspondence to: Dr. Gang Chen, Executive Editor, via e-mail at [email protected], or [email protected].
The journal invites paper of 4000-12000 words, including text, notes, references and appendices. All papers will be fully peer reviewed. All manuscripts should include a brief abstract (150 words maximum) and follow the Chicago Manual of Style, available at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html. Please also note the following:
- Files should be supplied in Word format. In the case of photographs/figures/tables that need to be placed in a separate section please include these in a separate file, ensuring that images are labelled with captions that are consistently positioned and formatted (see more details below). All in-text material must be included in the main files of the manuscript.
- All authors for the paper should be clearly listed, with affiliations, in the order in which they should be published.
- Use double quotation marks for all cases (including single words)except for quotes within quotes.
- Authors are asked to read the Copyright and Permissions Guidance on the Cambridge Scholars Publishing website at http://www.cambridgescholars.com/t/AuthorFormsGuidelines to ensure that all material from another source is correctly referenced, and permission to republish sought where necessary.
“Situations, Times, and Places in Hunter-Gatherer Research”
12th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS XII) 23–27 July 2018
Convenor: Lye Tuck-Po, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Organisation:INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR HUNTER GATHERER RESEARCH (ISHGR)
Hosted by: SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA
The Call for Sessions is now open!
Submission by online form only: https://goo.gl/forms/ghcDs1WqHeFOCACF2.
Closing date: 7 September 2017 (11:59 PM Kuala Lumpur time)
CHAGS conferences generate intellectual exchange, advance knowledge of the lives and times of hunter-gatherers in the past, present, and future, and have made significant contributions to anthropological theory. CHAGS X (Liverpool, 2013) and CHAGS XI (Vienna, 2015) attracted unprecedented numbers of first-timers and students interested in hunter-gatherer societies and the dynamics and conditions of their lives, and offered the promise of new disciplinary crossways, concerns, and approaches. The objective of CHAGS XII is to push this momentum forward and to expand the social spaces of knowledge sharing and production. We aim to cultivate not just diversity in concept-building but good practices of working with and relating to hunter-gatherers.
As with previous conferences, the scope of CHAGS XII is broadly global and its perspective is towards the long-term. We welcome proposals for sessions that seek ways to go beyond geographical and disciplinary specialisms, and that promote new pathways of knowledge production. We invite participants to reflect on “situations, times, and places” whether integratively (as a springboard for general theoretical reflections on their interconnections) or separately (as discrete themes and topics), and to examine the intersections of time and place with fieldwork and theorising across the many concerns of hunter-gatherer research. This last will include the time-space compressions of the digital age, which are changing everyday experiences everywhere.
VISTAS: 39th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
Philadelphia, March 15-18, 2018
Keynote: Elizabeth Milroy (Drexel University)
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the NCSA committee invites proposals that explore the notion of the vista in the nineteenth century. From personal gardens to public parks, from the street level to the top of a skyscraper, or from the microscope to the panoramic photograph, the nineteenth century was a moment when the idea of the vista changed from a narrow sightline to a sweeping, expansive view. How did theorists alter our historical perspective, broadening our notion of the world through science or religion? In what ways did power systems affect urban vantage points? How did man-made vistas reflect socio-cultural ideals? How did domestic spaces or nightlife transform with the widespread use of gas or electric lighting? How does the conceptual vista operate metaphorically? Topics might include horticulture, landscapes and seascapes, new technology, photography, sightseeing, film and the theater, urban planning, visions and dreamscapes, shifting perceptions of the gaze, or literary or artistic descriptions or depictions of viewpoints. In contrast, papers may consider the absence of vistas, such as mental or physical confinement or elements that obfuscate a view.
Please send 250-word abstracts with one-page CVs to [email protected] by September 30th, 2017. Abstracts should include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and paper title in the heading. We welcome individual proposals and panel proposals with four presenters and a moderator. Note that submission of a proposal constitutes a commitment to attend if accepted. Presenters will be notified in November 2017. We encourage submissions from graduate students, and those whose proposals have been accepted may submit complete papers to apply for a travel grant to help cover transportation and lodging expenses. Scholars who reside outside of North America and whose proposals have been accepted may submit a full paper to be considered for the International Scholar Travel Grant (see the NCSA website for additional requirements: http://www.ncsaweb.net).
Ruppin Academic Center, Israel
May 14–16, 2018
Call for Papers
Over recent decades a growing number of countries across the globe have encountered major challenges related to migration, emigration and integration of immigrants. The 2018 Ruppin International Conference will focus on causes and consequences of migration in a changing global world. Issues related to the rising flows of various types of immigrants, including labor migrants, asylum seekers and refugees will be addressed and discussed by researchers, policy makers, practitioners and social scientists from a variety of disciplines across the world. Similar to other countries, the State of Israel, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, faces significant challenges as related to integration of the various types of immigrants in society. The Israeli immigration experience will be discussed and evaluated within a comparative framework and in relations to the immigration experience of other countries whether immigrant societies or nation-states. The Ruppin International Conference on Immigration and Social Integration will focus on migration issues both at the global and local levels.
The Institute for Immigration and Social Integration at Ruppin Academic Center in cooperation with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and the International Metropolis Project invites proposals for papers on a broad range of themes related to migration and integration on the following broadly defined topics:
● Immigration and globalization
● Immigrants integration in nation states
● Immigration and social policy
● Immigrants in the labor market of the host society
● Immigrants in the economic arena
● Refugees and asylum seekers
● Immigrants and Remittances
● Life stories of immigrants
● Social and educational aspects of immigration and integration
● Cultural aspects of immigration and integration (language, identity)
● Social-psychological aspects of immigration
● Attitudes and public views toward immigrants
● Immigrants in the city
● Immigration and the third sector/NGOs
● Health and well-being of immigrants
● Immigrant communities
● Service development for migrants
● Criminalization of migration
Papers on related topics but not included in the list will also be also considered.
We welcome proposals from academics, field experts, and policy makers.
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words long, for a paper of 20 minutes duration, and include the paper title, author name and title, institutional affiliation, and abstract. Abstracts should be sent to the organizers to the following e-mail address:
[email protected] by November 10, 2017.
The abstracts will be evaluated by an international academic committee chaired by Prof. Moshe Semyonov.
Answers Acceptance decisions and detailed information about registration, accommodations and travel arrangements will be sent back by December 10, 2017.
Upon acceptance of the paper, we will require a brief biographical note (approximately 60 words).
The conference will start on May 14th 2018 with professional study tours and a reception event.
The Institute for Immigration & Social Integration
Ruppin Academic Center
Prof. Moshe Semyonov, Conference Chair
Dr. Karin Amit, Conference Academic Coordinator
Ms. Nivi Dayan, Head of the Institute for Immigration & Social Integration