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Call for papers – The 4th Asian Population Association (APA) Conference 2018
The Asian Population Association Conference has strongly become a major international event drawing over 1,600 participants from over 50 countries around the globe. The Conference is held every three years, providing opportunities for experts and students to share and discuss their scientific study of population issues, including but not limited to: Fertility, Reproductive Health, Mortality, Child Health, Migration, Refugees, Population Ageing, Labor force and Employment, Population and Education, Poverty, Population and Development, Gender Issues and Techniques of Demographic Analysis. The fourth APA Conference will be hosted at Shanghai University.
The call for abstracts has been extended to 15 October 2017. More information is available at http://www.asianpa.org/component/content/article/78-apa-activities/454-scientific-programme.html.
2nd edition of the Barcelona Summer School of Demography (BSSD)
The Centre for Demographic Studies (CED) is happy to announce that registration to the 2nd edition of the Barcelona Summer School of Demography (BSSD) is now open.
The Barcelona Summer School of Demography (BSSD), based at the Centre for Demographic Studies (CED), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, offers a six-week summer school in R. The course is divided into six modules - one per week - covering three major strengths of R: statistical and demographic analysis, data visualization, and spatial analysis. Each module consists of 20 hours of teaching, combining theoretical lectures and practical exercises. All courses are taught in English, by leading experts.
Deadline for application is 31 March 2018. Applicants will be informed about the results of selection process by mid-April 2018.
For further information and registration, see hhttp://www.population-europe.eu/study-and-career/barcelona-summer-school...
Boundary Spanning: Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research, An International Symposium
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), in partnership with the National Science Foundation, Resources for the Future, and University of Maryland, is convening an international symposium, June 11-13, 2018 in Annapolis, MD. The symposium will explore the current state of socio-environmental systems research, recent advances in the field, and the unique challenges and opportunities engendered by the questions and approaches of socio-environmental systems research. In addition, the symposium will catalyze and inspire new collaborative and interdisciplinary communities of research and practice. Symposium talks, sessions and discussions will be organized around three guiding themes: socio-environmental systems under stress, in transition, and by design. More information about the conference themes can be found on the symposium website. All interested attendees must be willing to present their work in one of several formats: as an oral presentation, a poster, or a lightning talk. Therefore, all interested attendees must submit an abstract for consideration.
The application deadline to present and attend is 2 March 2018.
There is no fee to register or attend this symposium. SESYNC will provide attendees with air travel, lodging, and meals for the duration of the Symposium. To submit an abstract for a presentation of any type, please apply here: http://symposium.sesync.org/apply.html.
For more information, see symposium website http://symposium.sesync.org/.
Send any questions to symposium @sesync.org.
Mountain Futures Conference
The Centre for Mountain Ecosystem Studies will host the second international Mountain Futures Conference. Mountain Futures 2018 will offer unique opportunities to participate in and shape the new activities of the Mountain Futures Initiative, and continue knowledge and innovation-sharing for all with interests in mountain regions.
• Ecosystem Rhythms: Understanding Change
• Land Systems: Managing Complexity
• Enhancing Livelihoods: Role of Gender and Local Institutions
For more information, see http://mountainfutures.org/
International Conference on Climate Change in the Mediterranean & the Middle East
The Eastern Mediterranean Middle East (EMME) region faces alarming consequences from climate change, according to data analyses and model predictions, and mitigation and adaptation measures are urgent. The region, home of nearly 500 million people of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, accounts for about 50% of the world fossil fuel reserves and is troubled by persistent conflicts.
Climate-induced weather extremes and their impacts in the EMME may have major global ramifications. In the conference, modelling predictions of climate change, its impacts especially in the areas of sustainability, health, security and migration, will be presented and debated.
Options for mitigating and especially for adapting to impending climate change in view of energy options, water security, sustainability, and mitigation/adaptation strategies will be explored and proposed.
In the conference, modelling predictions of climate change and its impacts (especially in the areas of sustainability, health, security and migration), will be presented and debated alongside discussions about mitigation, adaptation, and policy options (governance). Although the focus will be regional, this is a conference of global importance, as illustrated by the eminent members of the International Advisory Committee, and the Scientific Programme committee, who are all either world leaders in their field of research, or highly influential at the policy level.
Registration will be opened from 15 Feb. 2018.
For more information, see http://www.climatechange2018.org/