Friday, June 21, 2013

IGIDR Young Scholars’ Meet: Silver Jubilee Conference on Human Development; 26-28 September; Mumbai

IGIDR Silver Jubilee Conference on Human Development
26-28 September 2013
Venue: Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai

IGIDR is observing its Silver Jubilee with a variety of high profi le academic events this year. The conference on Human Development will be one such event during 26-28 September 2013.
Two major themes have been selected for this conference:
i) Equity issues, including poverty and inequality; and
ii) Sustainability of Development, to encompass the perspectives of macroeconomic, social and capabilities-based, and environmental-natural resource based sustainability.

On sustainability, there would be two focus areas:
a) Forests, mineral resources, and tribals as a deprived community which have large habitations in these regions and use them for their livelihoods; and
b) Water as it concerns agriculture, health, nutrition/hygiene, etc., and used extensively in the development process with major footprints on equity and environment.

We hope to get researchers and practitioners from all over India and a few from abroad to share their contributions with the select gathering. We wish to extend this opportunity to about 30 'young scholars' in Social Sciences (especially but not exclusively in Economics) from all over India actively involved in research and teaching who may benefit from this event. Those who have finished their Ph.D. in the last 3 years or are teaching in a UGC recognized institution for no more than 5 years may apply. As part of the event, these scholars will be expected to actively participate in the event, and may be encouraged to make short presentations of their research findings. Those selected will be provided full boarding and accommodation in twin-sharing AC suites, and 3-tier AC travel by train and incidental expenses will be reimbursed.

Selection will be on the basis of CV and one (and only one) sample work to judge quality and relevance, preferably published in a professional journal. These should be sent by email to: and the last date is extended to 7th July 2013. Selected candidates will be intimated in the week commencing 22 July 2013.

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