Event Agenda

UNRISD 2018 Conference - Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilisation

Starts: November 8, 2018

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Description: <br>Inequalities are one of today’s greatest challenges, obstructing poverty reduction and sustainable development. Such disparities are catalysed by elite capture of economic and political power, a reinforcing process that compounds inequality, which—in its various dimensions—undermines social, environmental and economic sustainability, and fuels poverty, insecurity, crime and xenophobia.<br><br>As the power of elites grows and societal gaps widen, institutions representing the public good and universal values are increasingly disempowered or co-opted, and visions of social justice and equity side-lined. As a result, society is fracturing in ways that are becoming more and more tangible, with the growing divide between the privileged and the rest dramatically rearranging both macro structures and local lifeworlds. <br><br>The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development seeks to overcome such disparities, “leaving no one behind”. But how can this ambitious vision be achieved in the current climate, in which those in power act to protect the status quo from which they benefit? How can we build progressive alliances to drive the political and policy changes needed for an equitable, inclusive 21st century eco-social compact?<br><br><br>UNRISD is convening a conference at the United Nations in Geneva in November 2018 to explore these and<br>more questions, creating a forum for analysis and dialogue that will bring together academics, UN<br>representatives, policy makers and civil society. The conference marks the start of an UNRISD research<br>inquiry into political processes that determine the prospects for progressive change towards sustainable<br>development, which will run from 2018 to 2020.<br><br><br>The submission process for the Call for Papers will be open from 1 April to 20 April 2018.<br><br>Through this Call for Papers, UNRISD invites researchers and practitioners to submit proposals for papers to<br>be presented at the conference that critically explore the various causes of deepening inequalities in the<br>current context, their implications for sustainable development, and strategies and mechanisms being<br>employed to reverse them. The papers, presentations and ensuing discussions at the UNRISD conference<br>and in the subsequent research project will bring innovative research evidence, in particular from the Global<br>South, into UN debates and policy processes, and contribute to concrete policy recommendations and a<br>better understanding of how to build progressive alliances for more equitable, sustainable and just societies.<br><br>Key themes include:<br> The role and influence of elites<br> The role of institutions in perpetuating or curbing inequalities<br> Shifting class structures and identities<br> The effects of deepening inequalities on local lifeworlds<br> Actors, alliances and social mobilization for progressive change<br><br>Find out more: <a href="http://www.unrisd.org/CallForPapers2018">http://www.unrisd.org/CallForPapers2018</a&gt;

CLACSO 2018 - 26th CLACSO General Assembly and 8th Latin American and Caribbean Conference of Social Sciences

Starts: November 17, 2018

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Description: <br>#CLACSO2018 will be an open forum for individuals, institutions and organizations from all over the world. Access to activities will be open to all and free.<br><br>#CLACSO2018 will also feature open panels for presentations - please see the website for more information on submissions: <br><br><a href="http://www.clacso.org.ar/conferencia2018/">http://www.clacso.org.ar/conferencia2018/</a&gt;

Managing Urbanisation for Health: A Priority for All Nations

Starts: November 26, 2018

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Description: <br>15th International Conference on Urban Health<br><br><br><br>Managing Urbanisation for Health: A priority for all nations<br><br>Join interdisciplinary researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, health and urban stakeholders and community leaders to exchange ideas and advance research and practice across sectors to manage the rapid urbanisation occurring in all regions of the world. <br><br>A call for paper abstracts by 14 May 2018 has been circulated. <br><br>Find out more: <a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ISUHconference.org&sa=D&ust=1524306127198000&usg=AFQjCNEYHZyGeDqXb6LK0s3lwXhHkRxCLQ&quot; target="_blank">www.ISUHconference.org</a>

15th General Assembly of CODESRIA: Africa and the Crisis of Globalisation

Starts: December 17, 2018

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Description: <br><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" valign="top"><tbody><tr><td><br><div align="justify"><p>The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce its 15th General Assembly that will be held in Dakar, Senegal from the 17th to 21st December 2018. The theme chosen for the General Assembly is Africa and the Crisis of Globalization. The CODESRIA General Assembly is a triennial gathering of scholars and academics drawn from the Social Sciences and Humanities in Africa and its Diaspora. On the back of the scientific sessions of the Assembly, a meeting of members who are in good standing will be held to review the functioning of the Council in the period since the 14th Assembly and decide the broad agenda to be pursued for the subsequent three years. </p><p>For more information, see: <a href="http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article2843">http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article2843</a></p><p><br></p><p>or contact: </p><p>The Office of the Executive Secretary</p><p>CODESRIA</p><p>BP 3304, CP 18524</p><p>Dakar, Senegal</p><p>Tel: +221 - 33 825 9822/23</p><p>Fax: +221- 33 824 1289</p><p>Email: general.assembly@codesria.org</p></td></tr><tr></tr></tbody></table>