Unaccompanied Children Crisis: The Whole Picture
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 | Covington &* Burlington, LLP, The New York Times Building | 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Next Tuesday, September 23, Anne Marie Mulcahy, Director of Vera’s Unaccompanied Children Program, and Christine Leonard, Director of Vera’s DC Office, will be presenting and answering questions and we invite you to join the conversation.
RSVP is required so we know to have your name at the security desk at the lobby of the NY Times building. Kindly RSVP to: Artee Seemangal, Development Coordinator, (212) 376-3003 or email@example.com
Carnegie Council’s Inaugural Global Ethics Day
October 16, 2014 | New York City
On the occasion of its 2014 Centennial anniversary, Carnegie Council has facilitated a multi-year exploration of a “global ethic.”
These activities will culminate in a week of events in New York City this October 2014, including a day of workshops at City College of New York on Oct. 16, 2014, which we are designating as our inaugural Global Ethics Day.
We would like to encourage academic institutions around the world, including in our network, to use this day to hold their own events, such as lectures, film screenings, debates, panel discussions, or another educational activity to explore a “global ethic” as well. In the tradition of a “teach-in” model, these events would be run by each institution as it sees fit while being part of a worldwide Global Ethics Day.
Carnegie Council will promote your activities on its website and share any resources that are created among its Global Ethics Network. Course and lecture ideas can be found on Carnegie Council’s website here. Carnegie Council’s Ethics on Film series is also a great resource for teaching suggestions connected to popular movie
16th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum: Engaging the Future Responsibly
October 2--4, 2014 | Scottsdale, AZ
The Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum’s annual conference will focus on issues and methods regarding responsible engagement of the future.
· Science and Technology Change
· Social and Institutional Change
· Methods of Public Engagement
· Keynote Speaker: Deborah Johnson, The Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics in the Science, Technology, and Society Program at the University of Virginia
· Misti Ault Anderson, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
NIDA Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research
Friday, November 14, 2014 | Bethesda, MD, Building 45 at NIH
Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-convention – The National Institute on Drug Abuse will once again hold the Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-convention in association with the Society for Neuroscience Meeting on November 14, 2014. The mini-convention will take place on the NIH campus in Natcher auditorium. The schedule for the mini-convention is below. Additional information, including registration information can be found on their website.
NIDA Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research – Natcher Auditorium (Building 45) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland
Agenda at a Glance
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome
8:15 – 9:30 a.m. Session 1: Emerging and Novel Aspects of Neuronal Transmission
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Session 2: 2014 Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Lecture
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 –11:30 a.m. Session 3: Extracellular RNAs in Neuroscience: Biology, Biomarkers, and Therapeutics
11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Session 4: Early Career Investigators Poster Session
Lunch on Your Own
1:45-2:15 p.m. Session 5: 2013 Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Lecture
2:15-2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 – 4:10 p.m. Session 6: Advances in High Resolution and Large Scale Imaging of Brain Networks and Circuits
4:10 – 5:50 p.m. The Effect of Drug-, Stress-, and Pain-induced Neuroinflammation on Glymphatics
5:50 p.m. Adjournment
Call For Papers: The Economics of Global Poverty
January 5-7 2015, Wenham, MA – An international conference on the campus of Gordon College
“Most of the people in the world are poor, so if we knew the economics of being poor we would know much of the economics that really matters.” This opening sentence from T.W. Schultz’s 1979 Nobel Prize in Economics acceptance speech resonates equally today, as billions of people struggle on $2/day or less. With high-level policymakers’ attention returned to issues of poverty, leading economics departments have reprioritized empirical research on global poverty.
The economics of poverty is also of special interest to Christian scholars in light of Jesus’ repeated Gospel cautions (e.g., Matthew 25:40) that to ignore the suffering of others is an offense against God. An important window is opening within the academy, one through which Christian voices can be heard if they tap cutting-edge technical toolkits and effectively organize to advance cutting-edge Christian thought from within the discipline.
CONFERENCE DETAILS: This conference draws together scholars and practitioners working on different aspects of the economics of global poverty, from theoretical to empirical work, at macro or micro scales of analysis. At the individual level, we aim to provide presenters with a high quality forum to enhance the professional and public visibility of their work. At a collective level, we aspire to help foster a community of scholars informed by the Gospels and committed to rigorous research that can inform responsible answers to pressing societal questions around poverty. The opportunity to promote an evidence-based, Gospel-motivated program of publicly-engaged scholarship is great at this moment.
Organizers (Chris Barrett of Cornell University and Stephen L.S. Smith of Gordon College) will select a program of papers for presentation January 6-7, 2015. The event – conveniently scheduled at Gordon College on Boston’s North Shore, to start following the conclusion of the ASSA annual meetings in Boston – kicks off with a dinner Monday night, January 5, featuring keynote speaker David Beckmann (President, Bread for the World, and World Food Prize laureate). Selected paper sessions will run all day Tuesday, January 6, and all morning Wednesday, January 7, before a concluding luncheon featuring keynote speaker Bruce Wydick (University of San Francisco).
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To apply to present, submit a complete draft paper or an extended (3-5 page) abstract no later than August 15, 2014, through the online portal http://www.gordon.edu/EconomicsOfGlobalPoverty. The organizers will cover economy class airfare, lodging, meals, ground transport, and conference registration costs for one presenter per paper selected for presentation.
For presenters who wish to participate, the organizers aim to produce an edited volume of selected conference papers and a special issue of Faith & Economics (the papers for which will undergo the regular peer review process).
Co-sponsored by the Association of Christian Economists, Calvin College Summer Seminars, and Gordon College.
CALL FOR PAPERS, TUTORIALS, PANELS: ICDS 2015, The Ninth International Conference on Digital Society
February 22 – 27, 2015 – Lisbon, Portugal
– regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
– short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
– ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
– extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
– posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
– posters: slide only [slide-deck posted at www.iaria.org]
– presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted at www.iaria.org]
– demos: two pages [posted at www.iaria.org]
– doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]
Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals.
Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library.
Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
Call for Papers: Deadline November 30, 2014
The Journal of Human Development and Capabilities (JHDC) is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on Health and Disability. This call for papers aims to advance the state of knowledge and expertise regarding health, disability and human development, as well as the linkages among them and a range of policies, institutions, and social structures that influence such links and their dynamics.
Submissions related to this topic are welcome. In particular, though not exclusively, we welcome submissions in the following themes: i) Social justice and resource allocation; ii) Health system financing and access; iii) Public health and health policy; iv) Disability, poverty and human development; v) Social determinants of health and disability; vi) Disability definition and measurement; vii) HIV/AIDS and antiretroviral therapies; viii) Health care services and provision, and; ix) Maternal, child and reproductive health.
Full papers in English, in .doc or .docx formats should be submitted by November 30th, 2014. Strict compliance with this deadline is required. Papers submitted will be evaluated through a standard peer review process. Authors of the selected papers will be notified by e-mail. Submission of a paper implies that the author has the intention of publishing the paper in the JHDC, and it is not currently under evaluation at another journal.
Please submit papers online at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cjhd. According to the JHDC’s guidelines for preparing manuscripts, please send the paper identified as “Main Document”, with all information identifying the authors removed to allow it to be refereed anonymously. The main document should include the following:
· The title of the paper.
· An abstract of approximately 150–200 words.
· Up to five key words.
· Numbered pages in sequence.
· All necessary material (e.g. figures and tables and their captions; appendices).
In addition to the main manuscript, a separate file should also be sent, identified as “Title Page”, and must include all of the following information:
· The title of the paper
· The names of the authors
· The full postal and email addresses of all the authors
· Affiliation details for each author (job title, institution, city, country)
· A brief biographical note for each author (around 100 words)
· One author should be indicated as “Corresponding author”. He/she will be notified of the selection outcome after submission of the manuscript to an anonymous peer review process, and if the paper is selected.
Complete instructions for authors can be found at the publisher’s website.
For inquiries, please contact Sophie Mitra (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jennifer Prah Ruger (email@example.com).
“Building Connections: Bridging Interdisciplinary Leadership in Substance Use Education, Research, Care and Policy”
The 38th AMERSA Annual National Conference will be held
November 6-8, 2014, at the JW Marriott, Union Square, San Francisco, CA
The Call for Abstracts and Workshops is now open and available at www.amersa.org
Substance Abuse Journal
AMERSA’s Substance Abuse journal is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, high-impact print journal in its 4th decade of publication. Substance Abuse offers wide-ranging coverage for healthcare professionals, addiction specialists and others engaged in research, education, clinical care, and service delivery and evaluation. The journal welcomes original research, brief reports, case studies, commentaries, editorials, and letters to the editor and is accessible in all prominent indices. Complete author guidelines are available (http://www.amersa.org/ConIns.asp), and manuscriptsubmission occurs electronically via ScholarOne Manuscripts (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wsub). On average, first decisions on manuscripts are communicated within one month of submission, and accepted papers are published online (ahead of print) within 3 weeks of a decision. Please direct any questions to the Editor-in-Chief, Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM (firstname.lastname@example.org).