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CFP - IMISCOE Spring Conference: Migration and Social Protection in the European Union: Public Policies, Migrant Practices and the Politics of Welfare

Submission deadline: 30 November 2018

This conference is organized by the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liège in partnership with the ERC-funded research project ‘Migration and Transnational Social Protection in (post) crisis Europe’ (MiTSoPro).

The issue of migrants’ access to social protection occupies a central position in European politics. Whether debates concern the future status of mobile EU citizens in post-Brexit Europe or the treatment received by recently-arrived asylum seekers, issues of social protection and migration trigger heated debates and motivate policy reforms across Europe. Against this background, it has been suggested once again that migration poses a challenge for national welfare states and ‘welfare chauvinist’ positions are appearing to gain new momentum among political parties in the EU.

Paper proposals including a 250-word abstract with title and contact details should be submitted by 30 November 2018 using the conference’s online form. The conference is free of charge and meals will be provided. Participants are expected to cover for their own travel and lodging expenses.

For enquiries: Carole Wenger email: ca.wenger@ uliege.be

For more information, see https://www.imiscoe.org/news/network-news/858-call-for-paper-proposals-migration-and-social-protection-in-the-european-union-public-policies-migrant-practices-and-the-politics-of-welfare

Location: Belgium
 

8th African Population Conference

Conference date(s): 18 November 2018 - 22 November 2018

The Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) would like to officially announce the theme for the 8th edition of the African Population Conference (APC): “Harnessing Africa’s Population Dynamics for Sustainable Development: 25 Years after Cairo and Beyond”.  The 8th APC will be hosted by the Government of Uganda in Kampala, Uganda.

The Eighth African Population Conference will bring together scientists from various disciplines, policymakers, practitioners, civil society organizations, international organizations, donors and other stakeholders from Africa and across the world to discuss the most pressing population and development issues confronting the continent and also examine opportunities and best practices that can be leveraged for the continent’s sustainable development. Twenty-five years after the ICPD in Cairo, this UAPS conference will offer an opportune platform for all these stakeholders to engage and
discuss how Africa can harness its unique population dynamics for sustainable development, while proposing multidisciplinary solutions to Africa’s development challenges.

Papers will respond to the following questions: From the 1994 ICPD programme of action to the 2015 SDGs, what worked? What did not work and why? Three elements will be key in measuring the conference’s success: the quality of the papers presented, the level of participation and ultimately the contribution of the conference deliberations to addressing Africa’s development challenges in the next decade and beyond.

For more information, see http://uaps-uepa.org/en/2018/08/06/8th-apc/

Location: Uganda
 

CFP - 10th Demographic Conference of "Young Demographers". Actual Demographic Research of Young Demographers (not only) in Europe

Submission deadline: 14 November 2018

The Department of Demography and Geodemography and the Geographical Institute (Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science) would like to invite participants to the 10th Demographic Conference of Young Demographers called traditionally “Actual Demographic Research of Young Demographers (not only) in Europe”.

The conference is planned for two days (7th and 8th February 2019) and will take place at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Albertov 6, Prague 2. All participants will have the possibility to present their actual research and discuss it with colleagues from other countries or fields of study. Although the conference is focused mostly on Ph.D. students of Demography, all young (or a bit older) researches (not only demographers – a section for nondemographers is planned) will be welcomed. The working language will be English and except for a few online posters all presentations are expected to be in oral form. At least one section will be devoted to presentations of research based on usage of the SAS software. The SAS Institute of the Czech Republic and the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, partners of the conference, will award a prize of the best presentation using the SAS software or the best presentation with social context. On the 6th February 2019, workshop on current research and modern methods in historical demography will be organized in cooperation with Association for Young Historical Demographers. The workshop capacity is limited. The workshop program will be specified during the October 2018.
 
If interested in participating, please submit the title of the proposed presentation, a short abstract in English (maximum 250 words) and 3–5 keywords via registration form (the link could be found on the  website http://www.demografove.estranky.cz/en/) before the 14th November 2018. Participants will be informed about the acceptance before the 14th December 2018.

There is neither any foundation of your transport and living expenditures nor we can offer you any financial support.

For more information please visit our website (http://www.demografove.estranky.cz/en/).

Location: Charles University, Czech Republic
 

CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR) Seminar Series

Event date(s): 02 November 2018

The CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR), in collaboration with the Population Council, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University, and the UN Population Division invite you to the next presentation of the Population Dynamics and Environmental Change Seminar Series: "Considering the linkages between climate and health: A focus on women’s and children’s health in sub-Saharan Africa".

Kathryn Grace, Associate Professor; University of Minnesota, Department of Geography, Environment and Society, will discuss results from recent studies of health, food and climate in sub-Saharan Africa. Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data, very high remotely sensed imagery, and other remotely sensed data relating to geophysical characteristics is used to examine the impact of local environmental context on birth weight outcomes.

Location:
Friday, 2 November 2018
12:30pm Lunch,
1:00pm Talk begins
Newman Hall, Oak Room (room 203)
137 East 22nd Street

All attendees are asked to RSVP.

Location: Newman Hall, Oak Room (room 203) 137 East 22nd Street , United States of America
 

Special Issue of Population and Environment: Combining Remotely Sensed and Demographic Data to Investigate Population Processes

Submission deadline: 31 October 2018

In 1998, The National Academy of Sciences published People and Pixels, highlighting new approaches for integrating satellite-based remote sensing into key population-environment research areas.  Now, twenty years later, the increased availability of remotely sensed data and georeferenced population data has expanded empirical research on population-environment interactions and the potential for theoretical and methodological contributions to the field. 

For this special issue, we seek a range of empirical papers that examine the uses and applications of remotely sensed data in population research, particularly in population research using standard demographic data, that is, from household-level survey, census or demographic surveillance data.  We are primarily interested in research that combines remotely sensed data with population data to carefully and deliberately address the temporal and spatial complexities that accompany this type of analysis, or which demonstrate the value added of using satellite data to address demographic questions. Contributions at any geographic scale are welcome. Papers may include considerations of gender, social inequalities, environmental security, food security, land use land-cover change, and climate-change, among other social and environmental processes and characteristics.

More generally, the research should improve broader understanding, theory and methods regarding the association between population and environment and strategies for dealing with complex and diverse data. We encourage contributions based on quantitative as well as qualitative data, as well as those that focus on policy dimensions. Submissions will be reviewed by social science and remote-sensing/environmental data science experts.

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2018. Please submit questions prior to this deadline to Kathryn Grace or Deborah Balk, Editors of the special issue. Submitted manuscripts should be formatted in accordance with Population and Environment guidelines available in the journal or at www.springer.com. Manuscripts should be uploaded to the journal’s website and authors should select the Special Issue: Remote data. For more information visit: https://link.springer.com/journal/11111.

 

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