Economics as if life mattered: Can we shape economic policy to save species?

Symposium at ZSL London Zoo
25th of May, 2012

What does the global economy have to do with orangutans, spotted owls, and cod? Along with polar bears, elephants and countless other species, these animals are being driven to extinction and our

unsustainable economic system is the driving force. On the 25th of May, join conservation and economic experts to explore these links and develop strategies for prioritising wildlife conservation in the new economy. Economics as if life mattered will bring together Alejandro Nadal from the IUCN, Brian Czech, President of the Center for the
Advancement of the Steady State Economy, Green Economist Molly Scott Cato, and directors of Fauna & Flora International, Humane Society International, ZSL Conservation Programmes, Birdlife International and Scottish Wildlife Trust. » Read the full article

Analyzing Regional Social Cohesion: Theoretical and Methodological Training for Advanced Research, 2-7 July 2012, University of Luxembourg

The Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC) and the
United Nations University Center for Regional Integration Studies are proud to present their Summer
School/Research Symposium for Ph.D. candidates and Postdoctoral scholars on “Analyzing Regional Social
Cohesion: Theoretical and Methodological Training for Advanced Research” which will take place in
Luxembourg from 2-7 July, 2012. The initiative is free for up to 15 participants and the organizers will
cover the costs of accomodation (if necessary) and meals during the program. Attached to this message,
please find the call for applications which includes a detailed description of the

initiative, a preliminary list
of lecturers, and a detailed program.

The summer school/symposium is interdisciplinary with lecturers in political science, history, economics,
anthropology and geography. It focuses on social cohesion which is an interdisciplinary topic that is
prominent in IPSE’s research agenda. While the official language of the initiative is English, it will be an
excellent opportunity to meet young scholars from other parts of Europe and different world regions in a
cross-cultural and multilingual environment.
For further information, please contact Harlan Koff ( or Carmen Maganda

RISC-CRIS Summer School Final Call doc (3)


Multinational Knowledge Brokerage Event on Sustainable Mobility, 21-23 March 2012, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

The workshop concerns transformation from transport into sustainable mobility concept based on more energy efficient and cleaner modes. We will explore how to develop a modern infrastructure decreasing pressure on our environmental assets, protecting biodiversity and diminish demands for water and land, and discuss relevant and challenging questions and concerns of the future of the transport. The

participants will come from different backgrounds: European, national and local policy-makers, academics, economists, practitioners and exponents of civil society organizations. » Read the full article

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