» Archive for: November, 2013


etnofoor_logo_redTaking anthropology to be a hybrid science born of modernity, ETNOFOOR seeks to explore and to stretch the boundaries of the discipline as well as the limitations of modern scientific practices and representations. It scrutinizes current trends in anthropology, explores its margins, invites debate in anticipation of new developments and enriches the nature of ethnographic praxis. For argument and form, rhetoric and genre, ETNOFOOR offers an experimental and creative space to those who want to free themselves from conventional scientific harnesses. Each contribution receives individual attention, to render full freedom to courageous statements and style, in word, image, and lay-out.

The journal is currently commissioning submissions for a special issue on BORDERS. For more details, see: Call for Papers Etnofoor, on Borders.

The editors of ETNOFOOR invite all those who wish to reflect upon these or related issues to send an abstract of no more than 150 words to editors@etnofoor.nl before December 15, 2013. The deadline for authors of accepted abstracts to submit their full paper for consideration is February 28, 2014.

IPA2014Conference on Interpretive Policy Analysis 2014

The International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis has travelled through Europe. After visiting Birmingham, Amsterdam, Essex, Kassel, GrenobleCardiff, Tilburg and Vienna interpretivists of various kinds will gather in Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Organised by: Strategic Communication, Public Administration and Policy, Knowledge Technology and Innovation, Forest and Nature Conservation Policy

Date:  Thursday, 3 July 2014 until Saturday, 5 July 2014.

For more info:  http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/show/Interpretive-Policy-Analysis-2014.htm

 

Category: Events

8 Nov 2013

TUdelftEIT ICT Labs’ Conference Mediating Presence: Mediating Justice 4 December 2013

@ TBM & Library TU Delft

Announcement: EIT ICT Labs’ Conference Mediating Presence & Call for abstracts

Delft University of Technology will host the EIT ICT Labs’ conference ‘Mediating Justice: the changing nature of presence in the era of ubiquitous technology’.

Closing the research programme Mediating Presence, this conference aims to accelerate into the future and identify trends and implications of possible future systems of law. Can a courtroom be mediated? Will networks generate new systems of law? Is a new dynamic between fact and fiction emerging?

Results of contributions and deliberations are to be published in a special issue of AI & Society, Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication (eds.: prof.dr. Inge van der Vlies, dr. Caroline Nevejan, dr. Satinder Gill). Several authors have submitted abstracts in advance and will discuss these.

Presentations and short design workshops are solicited. EIT ICT Labs’s university faculty and students, artists and members of societal organisations are all invited to participate.

The detailed programme and registration will follow shortly.

logo_IGJThis autumn, The Hague Institute will launch its Distinguished Speaker Series, a unique forum for dialogue with world leaders, thinkers and practitioners.  We are pleased to invite you to our first Distinguished Speaker events and look forward to welcoming you to The Hague Institute.

More about the programme.

Admiral James Stavridis (Ret.)
10 December 2013
Dean of the Fletcher School, Tufts University and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO
Topic: “The Role of NATO in Conflict Prevention”

Peter Sutherland
2 December 2013
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Migration
Topic: “Migration, Development and Global Justice”

Sir John Holmes
14 November 2013
Director, Ditchley Foundation and Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. Author of The Politics of Humanity: The Reality of Relief Aid
Topic:  “Humanitarians and International Intervention”

Location:
The Hague Institute for Global Justice
Sophialaan 10
2514 JR The Hague

Please note:   Seating at these events is limited. RSVP’s will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Public meeting with Ignatieff

Category: Events

6 Nov 2013

111124michael_ignatieffjp-13795-209-300Success and Failure in Politics

Sunday, 24 November 2013

15:00 hrs, in Nijmegen

INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL IGNATIEFF
Location: LUX, Oranjesingel 42, Nijmegen

Tickets: 9,50

‘Nothing brings you into more trouble in politics than to reveal the truth’. An honest politician doesn’t make it, according to the Canadian intellectual Michael Ignatieff.

He is not only one of the world’s most important thinkers. He is also a failed politician.

As political scientist, he wrote, researched and lecturer for many years over politics until he felt compelled to take part in politics himself. He was leader of the Liberal Party for five years in Canada. Ignatieff became confronted with backroom politics, conflicts of interest and international power relations. He wanted politics to be honest, to avoid power games, but in practice this appeared to be impossible. Eventually he acknowledged that he could not remain as a politician.

Tickets available at the venue, or online via: www.lux-nijmegen.nl.

The event will be in English.

Ignatieff is known as an expert in the field of human rights and military interventions. He has published in The Observer, The New Yorker and The New York Times and has produced documentaries for the BBC. He was formerly head of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. Currently he is Cleveringa Professor at the University of Leiden.


International Institute of Social Studies

The Governance, Globalization and Social Justice research programme aims to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective. This blog is a forum on which to share and discuss themes and issues which fall within the broad framework of the programme.