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Travel Grants Available to Ph.D. Candidates for International Conference on Public Policy, Singapore June 28-30 2017

3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC POLICY (ICPP) Organised by the International Public Policy Association (IPPA) 28th-30th June 2017 Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore PANEL T08P13 / Policy Narratives: Frameworks, Methods and Case Studies ——————————————————————————————————————– Deadline for PAPER Proposals: 15th January 2017 GRANTS. Please note the Lee Kuan Yew School [...]

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The Books I read in 2015

It becomes a nice tradition to report at the end of the year on the books that I had a blessing to read this year. I usually report on both academic and “fun” books that I discovered, read and enjoyed. This post is about the books that made my year 2015 so interesting! This year [...]

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Alumni Conference of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 9:00am to Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 7:00pm The academic year 2015 – 2016 marks several important dates for our Department. These are the 25th anniversary of the Department (and CEU), the 20th anniversary of the first 1-year MSc class, and 10th anniversary of the first MESPOM class. We [...]

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Workshop on “Translation in World Politics” at Kate Hamburger Kolleg, Duisburg, Germany

Last week, on October 08-09, I took part in a workshop at the University of Duisburg’s Kate Hamburger Kolleg (Centre for Global Cooperation Research) named “Translation in World Politics”. It was very pleasing to see the ideas of policy translation making headway in other disciplines, and now also in International Relations and World Politics. I [...]

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Former Israel Prime-Minister and President Shimon Peres at ADA

On October 2, Thursday, ADA University where I profess, will host a lecture by HE Shimon Peres. The auditorium will be full, there will be guests from various embassies, probably lots of diplomats. I hope that ADA students have signed up to partake, too. I am going, and I am curious. As a rule, I [...]

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New Article! Ways of Knowing Water: Water Security and Integrated Water Management

After waiting for over a year, finally our article is online! This article is titled “‘Ways of knowing’ water: integrated water resources management and water security as complementary discourses“, Andrea Gerlak and I wrote it for International Negotiations and Environmental Agreements (INEA), a well-respected journal in the area of environmental policy and political science. The [...]

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March 22 is World Water Day

As the World Water Day is celebrated on March 22, it is a nice opportunity for us to remember how much we depend on this resource in our lives. Water is a basic human need, but it is a human right? There has been a long discussion around this subject which culminated recently in a [...]

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Thoughts on ethnography and a slaughterhouse from the Annual Ethnography Symposium 2013

At the Amsterdam Ethnography Symposium, a full room of scholars, mostly anthropologists, is captivated by the charismatic speaker telling the tale of mass killing and normalization of such. The subject is the ethnography of a slaughterhouse. The element of story-telling is combined with stand-up comedy, when the presenter takes questions from the audience in the [...]

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“Policy as Translation” at Policy Analysis Conference in Vienna, 2013

It is one thing for a concept and a network of scholars around it to get into the panels at conferences, and it is another thing when those panels are attended by a large number of people among whom are the distinguished policy analysis scholars with the world-wide fame. We can say with confidence that [...]

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World Water Day 2013: Celebrations in The Hague

The World Water Day 2013 was celebrated in The Hague on March 22, 2013. Two events marked the meeting. One was the retirement of the Prince of Orange, William Aleksander from his position of the patron of water. He is due to become the King of The Netherlands and has to step down in other [...]

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Water Events in Amsterdam and Delft

The Netherlands has always been active in water engineering and governance and the Dutch government has earlier pronounced water its ‘top-sector’ — the priority area for funding. Last week there was celebration of the World Water Day in The Hague, the report about which we will publish later this week. But there are two more [...]

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Interpretative Policy Analysis Conference 2013 in Vienna: Call for Panels

Reposted from email announcement. The Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna together with the Life-Science-Governance Research Platform (LSG), the Department of Social Studies of Science , the Austrian Political Science Association (ÖGPW), Institute of Forest, Environmental, and Natural Resource Policy at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) hosts [...]

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Anthropology and Political Science: Dialogue or Contact Zone?

By Farhad Mukhtarov. As we reported earlier, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is currently hosting its 2012 annual session in San-Francisco. Within this session there is a roundtable arranged for the discussion of the dialogue between public policy and anthropology. Our colleague Paul Stubbs has given a short talk in which he emphasized the recent [...]

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Oxford Martin School Debate “Innovation Enigma”

Last Friday the Oxford Martin Institute and the Oxford Union hosted a debate on the issues of innovation and crisis. Called “Innovation Enigma” the debate featured prominent thinkers and business people such as the former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, one of the most influential professors of economics from Harvard Kenneth Rogoff (also a chess [...]

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International Workshop on Water Security, Jerusalem 17-18 December, 2012

The Jerusalem Water Group of the Hebrew University is organizing a Workshop entitled “The Securitization of the Water Discourse” and to be held on December 17-18 in Jerusalem. The key-note speakers at the workshop will be Aaron Wolf, François Molle, Eran Feitelson and Max Boykoff. The theme of the workshop is the securitization of the [...]

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‘Tracing biofuel transitions: policies, practices and phase-outs’ Eindhoven University of Technology, January 24-25, 2013

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands will host a workshop on biofuels. The deadline for abstracts is November 07, 2012. More information is below:

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