Looking for funding to attend ILA’s 17th Annual Conference in Barcelona?
If you are a student or recent graduate (within 1-year), submit your paper to the Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award. If your paper wins, you’ll receive a free trip to ILA’s 17th annual global conference in Barcelona (air, hotel, and conference registration) PLUS a $1,000 cash prize PLUS a guaranteed presentation slot in the program to share your research.
See complete submission details at: http://goo.gl/QUDwQ9
The International Leadership Association (ILA) is pleased to join with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) to co-sponsor the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of CCL.
Looking for additional opportunities for students at ILA Barcelona?
Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award (Deadline July 6) Details: http://goo.gl/V40Tzg
9th Annual Student Case Competition (Sign-Up by Sep. 13) Details: http://goo.gl/gaRNqo
P.S. Registration for ILA Barcelona is now open. Visit the conference home page at http://goo.gl/CMvyzj for details.
PHILOSOPHY Born To Struggle XXII 2015 Annual Meeting
Students, Win $1000 Plus Trip to ILA’s 17th Annual Conference in Barcelona, Spain!
Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award Deadline: June 12, 2015 Learn more: http://goo.gl/znuA9C
Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award Deadline: July 6, 2015 Learn more: http://goo.gl/pv4RqD
Each year the ILA partners with the Center for Creative Leadership (Clark Award) and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies (Jablin Award) to recognize and showcase outstanding student work. The winner of each award will receive a $1,000 cash prize plus travel, hotel, and registration expenses to attend ILA’s 17th Annual Global Conference in Barcelona, October 14-17, where the award will be given. The winners will also present their winning work during a concurrent session at the conference. For complete submission details, please visit the links above for each award.
p.s. Registration for ILA 2015 in Barcelona is now open. Visit: http://goo.gl/4g2TSd for details.
I am happy to announce the publication of the second issue of Penumbra, the journal of the PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies program at the Union Institute & University. Visit http://unionpenumbra.org/ to read critical and creative works aligned with our mission to publish socially engaged innovative, creative, and critical scholarship, with a focus on ethical, political, and aesthetic issues in the humanities, public policy, and leadership.
Penumbra is currently accepting Reviewers and Submitters of scholarly and creative works. If you are interested in getting involved, please register yourself with the journal’s management system located here: http://journal.myunion.edu/index.php/penumbra/login
Gariot P. Louima (Cohort 12)
Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry
HOW CLASS WORKS – 2016
A Conference at SUNY Stony Brook
June 9-11, 2016
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
The Center for Study of Working Class Life is pleased to announce the How Class Works
– 2016 Conference, to be held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, June
9-11, 2016. Proposals for papers, presentations, and sessions are welcome until
December 9, 2015, according to the guidelines below. For more information, visit our
Web site at <www.stonybrook.edu/workingclass>.
Purpose and orientation: This conference explores ways in which an explicit
recognition of class helps to understand the social world in which we live, and the variety
of ways in which analysis of societies can deepen our understanding of class as a social
relationship across the globe. Theoretical and historical presentations should take as their
point of reference the lived experience of class in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries,
within nations and internationally. Presentations are welcome from people outside
academic life when they sum up and reflect upon social experience in ways that
contribute to conference themes and discussion. Formal papers are welcome but are not
required. All presentations should be accessible to an interdisciplinary audience.
Conference themes: The conference welcomes proposals for sessions and presentations
that advance our understanding of any of the following themes:
The mosaic of class, race, and gender: To explore how class shapes racial, gender, and
ethnic experience, and how different racial, gender, and ethnic experiences within various
classes shape the meaning of class.
Class, power, and social structure: To explore how the social lives of working, middle,
and capitalist classes are structured by various forms of power; to explore ways in which
class dynamics shape power structures in workplaces and across broader societies.
Class in an age of income inequality: To explore the implications and consequences
of the growing income gap between top earners and the rest for the lived experience in
class in different corners of the world.
Class, Community, and the Environment: To explore ways in which class informs
communities and environmental conditions where people work as well as where they
live; also to consider questions of “home,” community formation and sustenance, and
Class in a global economy: To explore how class identity and class dynamics are
influenced by globalization, including the transnational movements of industry, capital,
and capitalist elites; the experience of cross-border labor migration and organizing; and
international labor and environmental standards.
Middle class? Working class? What’s the difference and why does it matter? To
explore the claim that the U.S. and other developed nations have become middle class
societies, contrasting with the notion that the working class is the majority; to unpack the
relationships between the middle class and capitalist, working and other subordinate
classes both in the developed and the developing world.
Class, public policy, and electoral politics: To explore how class affects public
deliberations and policy in a variety of nations around the world, with special attention to
health care, the criminal justice system, labor law, poverty, tax and other economic
policy, housing, and education; to explore the place of electoral politics in the
arrangement of class forces on policy matters.
Class and culture: To explore ways in which cultures and subcultures transmit, sustain,
and transform class dynamics around the world.
Pedagogy of class: To explore techniques and materials useful for teaching about class,
at K-12 levels, in college and university courses, and in labor studies and adult education
How to submit proposals for How Class Works – 2016 Conference: We encourage
proposals for panel sessions (three or four papers) and roundtables that bring diverse
perspectives and experiences into dialogue: scholars with activists; those working on
similar themes in different disciplines; as well as those working on similar issues in
different parts of the world. Proposals for individual presentations are also welcome.
Proposals for presentations must include the following information [for session
proposals this information must be included for all proposed presentations, as well as
indication of presenters’ willingness to participate]: a) short descriptive title; b) which of
the conference themes will be addressed; c) a maximum 250 word summary of the main
subject matter, points, and methodology; d) relevant personal information indicating
institutional affiliation (if any) and what training or experience the presenter brings to the
proposal; e) presenter’s name, address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address. A person may
present in at most two conference sessions. To allow time for discussion, sessions will be
limited to three twenty-minute or four fifteen-minute principal presentations. Sessions
will not include official discussants.
Submit proposals as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or as hard
copy by mail to the How Class Works – 2016 Conference, Center for Study of Working
Class Life, Department of Economics, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4384.
Timetable: Proposals must be received by December 9, 2015. After review by the
program committee, notifications will be mailed by the end of January 2016. The
conference will be at SUNY Stony Brook June 9-11, 2016. Conference registration and
housing reservations will be possible after March 7, 2016. Details and updates will be
posted at http://www.stonybrook.edu/workingclass
Director, Center for Study of Working Class Life
Department of Economics
State University of New York
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4384
How Class Works – 2016 Conference
Registration will open on March 7, 2016
Announcing the Second Edition of the Benjamin B. Ferencz Essay Competition: On the relation between unlawful use of force and the war crime of disproportionate force not justified by military necessity
$10,000 Prize for first place; $2,500 for second and third place!
** Please pass this on to a colleague or student who you think may be interested **
At the Nuremberg trial, the British Prosecutor, Sir Hartley Shawcross, famously said: “The killing of combatants in war is justifiable, both in international and in municipal law, only where the war itself is legal. But where the war is illegal … there is nothing to justify the killing, and these murders are not to be distinguished from those of any other lawless robber bands.”
In the years since Nuremberg, however, jus ad bellum (the legality of launching a war) and jus in bello (the legality of the conduct of the war) have largely been viewed as distinct and unrelated. The conventional view is that the crime of aggression (jus ad bellum) cannot now be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC), whose jurisdiction is currently limited to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. But some commentators and jurists have suggested that the law of war proportionality and necessity principles may be judged in part based on the legality of the war and its military objective, thereby enabling the ICC to consider the question of jus ad bellum in a war crimes trial.
Individuals interested in addressing the relationship between jus ad bellum and jus in bello in the context of modern war crimes trials are invited to participate in the second edition of the Benjamin B. Ferencz Essay Competition, hosted by the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The contest is named in honor of famed Nuremberg Prosecutor, Ben Ferencz, who has devoted his life to achieving peace through justice.
The first-place winner will receive an award of $10,000 (USD) and a plaque commemorating the achievement. Second- and third-place runners-up each will receive an honorable mention and a plaque as well as runner-up awards in the amount of $2,500 (USD). All three top essays will be published in the spring 2016 volume of the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law.
Scholars, students, and practitioners are all encouraged to participate. Co-written entries are permitted (with the prize split between co-authors).
If you are interested in entering the contest, you must register your intent to participate by emailing Michael.email@example.com by May 15, 2015. Please include your contact information and affiliation.
The deadline for submission of completed essays is Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at 5 P.M. (EST). Completed essays must be emailed as a word attachment toMichael.firstname.lastname@example.org by that date.
Essays should be approximately 25-40 pages in length (single spaced, 12 point font with between 100-300 footnotes). They should be in the form of a balanced scholarly treatment of the issue, fully analyzing/critiquing both sides and considering a range of possible scenarios. Submissions will be judged by an international panel of experts, chaired by Dean Michael Scharf of Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
The winners will be notified by email and publicly announced at the opening of International Law Weekend Midwest, “The International Law Legacy of the Obama Administration,” held at Case Western Reserve University on September 18, 2015, which will be webcast live at: http://law.case.edu/Lectures.
*The sponsors/organizers reserve the right not to award one or more of the prizes in the event of insufficient participation at a sufficiently high quality of scholarship.