Thursday, September 17, 2009

Call for papers - Human Development Conference at the University of Notre Dame

People, Power, and Pragmatism:
The Future of Development in Our Changing World

A Human Development Conference at the University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana USA • February 26-27, 2010


The Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies & Solidarity and
the Center for Social Concerns of the University of Notre Dame, in
collaboration with SIT Study Abroad, a program of World Learning,
announce a student conference on topics vital to human development to be
held at the University of Notre Dame on February 26-27, 2010.

All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit proposals
for papers to be presented at the conference. This conference is
intended to be an event in which students come together to identify and
share the current state of human development in their respective fields
through presentations of their research; analyze and assess the way
human development issues are being addressed across that wide spectrum
of topics; and then formulate a vision for the direction of human
development in the future. Students are encouraged to submit proposals
for papers that present the results of original research, both
qualitative and quantitative, and address issues that express a
relationship between human development and:

• Theories, concepts, and philosophies
• Ethics
• Governance
• Health
• Public Policy
• Gender
• Education
• Economics
• Human Rights
• Peace & Conflict
• Agriculture
• Engineering
• Technology
• Environment/Climate
• Culture
• Religion

Please submit proposals/abstracts (strictly 300 words or less), and
questions to Only proposals received by Friday,
October 16 will receive consideration. Invitations for participation
will be extended by Monday, November 9. Students who accept
invitations to present at the conference will be responsible for
securing funding for travel, lodging and other related expenses. We hope
that you will be able to join us for this conference and the opportunity
to engage in conversation as we help build the next generation of
development leaders.