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Special Issue of Population and Environment: Puerto Rico’s Population before and after Hurricane Maria

Submission deadline: 01 February 2019

Guest Editor: Fernando I. Rivera, Director, Puerto Rico Research Hub at the University of Central Florida

Deadline: 1 February 2019

On September 20, 2017 Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, which severely damaged the power, water, and transportation infrastructure of the island and left residents struggling to meet their basic needs. This disaster occurred in the context of a decade-long financial crisis, which severely hampers disaster recovery efforts. The scholarly response to the controversy over the death toll from Hurricane Maria has exposed the scarcity of population data and the challenges involved in collecting new data or analyzing existing administrative data or vital records. Many questions remain unanswered as a result. The goal of this special issue is to assemble demographic knowledge about Puerto Rico’s population before and after Hurricane Maria that may prove useful as scholars, policy-makers, and others as they design plans to recover from Hurricane Maria and the financial crisis.

Submission Information: Refer to the call for papers posted on the journal website:

Submit questions prior to submission to Fernando Rivera (Fernando.Rivera@, Guest Editor of this Special Issue, or Elizabeth Fussell (Elizabeth_Fussell@, Editor-in-Chief.

Submitted manuscripts should be formatted in accordance with Population and Environment guidelines available in the journal or at Manuscripts should be uploaded to the journal’s website.

Editorial Manager and authors should select the category “Puerto Rico & Maria”



Event date(s): 03 January 2019 - 04 January 2019

HAQAST (Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team) will be holding its fifth biannual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on 3-4 January 2019, immediately preceding the annual American Meteorological Society meeting. The meeting sponsored by NASA, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department, and Arizona State University, is open to the public. The public is invited to register in order to propose a five-minute oral presentation, a poster, or just participate in the discussions.

To register, go to

For all information on HAQAST5, visit the HAQAST website:

Location: United States of America

CFP - 16th Annual IMISCOE Conference

Submission deadline: 01 December 2018

Understanding International Migration in the 21st Century: Conceptual and Methodological Approaches. The growing diversity and complexity of international migration present a need for reconceptualizing migration research. The aim of the 2019 IMISCOE Annual Conference is to facilitate exchanges in new concepts and innovative methodologies for understanding human migration in the 21st Century. Proposals from various disciplines, such as political science, sociology, economics, history, law, anthropology, social work, public administration, demography, social geography, and others are welcome.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 1 December 2018 (24:00 CET). All submissions should be made online via Applicants will be informed about acceptance of their submission by the end of January, 2019.

To submit an Individual Paper Proposals, Research Panel Proposal and/or Workshop Proposals please visit the 16th IMISCOE conference webpage.
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Location: Malmö University, Sweden

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@

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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.

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Location: Uganda