EPS hosted two sessions at
the Annual Meetings of the Allied Social Sciences Associations/
American Economics Association in Denver, Colorado.
on the Paradigm (Panel Discussion)
Panel Moderator: James Galbraith (University of Texas, Austin)
Marshall Auerback (Madison Street Partners LLC)
Robert Johnson (Institute for New Economic Thinking)
William K. Black (University of Missouri, Kansas City)
L. Randall Wray (University of Missouri, Kansas City)
– Costs and Exit Strategies (Panel Discussion)
Panel Moderator: Michael Intriligator (University of California, Los
Roger Myerson (University of Chicago)
Lloyd J. Dumas (University of Texas, Dallas)
James K. Galbraith (EPS)
For more information or to
listen to the session audio, see
EPS is pleased to announce the addition of a new affiliate
in Egypt to our international network.
EPS Egypt's network of scholars is engaged on issues related to peace
economics and security in the Middle East and Africa. EPS Egypt aims to
engage and educate policy makers and citizens that nuclear and other
weapons represent a threat to mankind. The EPS Egypt chapter will
elevate the discussion on the disarmament, peace and security as
quintessential elements to our progress as human family.
The American University in Cairo
PO Box 74, New Cairo, Egypt
Tel: +1 (202) 2615-3351
The Fifteenth Annual Conference on Economics and
Security will be held in Bristol, UK June 16 — 17, 2011, hosted by
Economists for Peace and Security (UK), UWE Bristol, and Bristol
If you would like to present a paper, please send a
title and an abstract of less than 300 words as soon as possible. Both
should be sent before April 1, 2011 to John2.Dunne@uwe.ac.uk.
For more information, visit http://carecon.org.uk/Conferences/Conf2011
or contact J. Paul Dunne John2.Dunne@uwe.ac.uk.
Video of our latest Bernard
Schwartz Symposium - A Strategic Policy: Investment, Social
Security and Economic Recovery is available on the EPS website. This public symposium was
held Friday, October 1, 2010, at the Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center, Washington DC.
information and to view the symposium, visit
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What's at Stake? offers 50 state-level briefs focus on the impact of war
Highlights of the release include a gap analysis focused
on Head Start, health insurance, renewable energy and higher education
with findings such as:
York has 128,128 Head Start-eligible children, yet only 48,013
Head Start places. For New York's share of this year's Afghan War
spending, the state could fund Head Start places for all eligible
children for 21 years.
has 527,000 uninsured residents. For Wisconsin's cumulative Afghan
War spending, the state could provide insurance for all uninsured
for 3 years.
consumes 1,168,531 Billion British thermal units (BBtu) of
non-renewable energy and only 881,676 BBtu of renewable energy.
For Washington's share of cumulative Afghan and Iraq war spending,
it could pay 23% of the cost to convert all non-renewable energy
to all solar energy or 79% to convert to all wind energy.
the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the North Carolina
share of total war spending ($34 billion) would fund all in-state
expenses of a four-year education for each incoming freshman class
for the next 135 years.
To read the briefs, see
"1945—1998." Created by Isao
Hashimoto, "1945—1998" features a digital world map. As each
year goes by, red and blue dots light up on the screen, showing when, where
and how many nuclear experiments each country has conducted. A count is
kept next to an icon of each world flag indicating the total number of
experiments in each given country.
To watch the video, see
In Other News
Next Year's Wars: The 16 brewing
conflicts to watch for in 2011, Foreign Policy
Across the globe today, you'll find almost three dozen
raging conflicts, from the valleys of Afghanistan to the jungles of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo to the streets of Kashmir. But what
are the next crises that might erupt in 2011?
To read the full article,
and to see the slide show, see
Global investment in green
energy hit record in 2010 by Todd
Woody for Grist,
January 11, 2011.
The numbers are in and 2010 proved a record year for green
energy, investment with venture capitalists, corporations, and
governments worldwide pouring $243 billion into wind farms, solar
power, electric cars, and other technologies, according to a new report
from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
That's a 30 percent spike from 2009 and nearly five
times the money invested in 2004, the research firm said.
"It flies in the face of skepticism about the clean
energy sector among public market investors, who have been concerned
about the sustainability of subsidy programs in Europe, the failure of
the Obama administration to deliver a climate or an energy deal, and
the crescendo of ill-informed doubts about climate change,"
Michael Liebreich, chief executive of Bloomberg New Energy
Finance, said in a statement.
To read the full article,
Call for Papers and Sessions. Has War Gone Bust?
Peace, Conflict and the Global Financial Crisis. Conflict
Research Society Annual Conference of 2011.
An initial expression of interest would be extremely
helpful. Contributions will be accepted on the basis of a 200-300 word
abstract which should be submitted – very preferably before March 31,
2011 - to Steve Pickering email@example.com.
The conference embraces theory, evidence and practice –
it invites presentation and discussion. It seeks to bring together
developments in the ‘real’ world and developments in academic understanding…
topical issues and enduring issues. Moreover, it recognizes the
existence of disagreement: concepts, theories and approaches can be
For more information, see
Call for Papers. The 11th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science
Conference, annual meeting of NEPS,
will take place on June 27—29 at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Jan Tinbergen Conference is interdisciplinary. There
will be continuing emphasis on research methods in peace science, but
also papers dealing with all aspects of the peace science field, from
pure abstract theory to practical applied research will be accepted. As
a guide to topics, please consider: (a) cooperation, deterrence,
alliances and games, (b) game and related theory, (c) contest theory,
(d) general equilibrium models of conflict and conflict management; (e)
economic policies to cope with actual and potential conflicts; (f)
mathematical approaches to conflict management, (g) mathematical models
of arms races and wars, (h) empirical studies on the causes of wars and
political violence; (i) the impact of conflicts and violence on welfare;
(j) public policy aspects of both war-torn and post-conflict societies;
(k) arms Control, government spending and international security; (l)
trade disputes, trade wars and international economic sanctions; (m)
critical economic aspects of the global crises.
For more information, see
Call for Papers for the International
Conference "Defense and its Realms" to be
held April 14—15, 2011 ENSIETA, France. The purpose of this conference
is to identify the consequences of ongoing transformations on the
“realms of defense,” which are both its local footprints and the
transformations of defense as a social construct.
Funding & Employment
The National Priorities
Project is hiring a Database Manager/Web Developer
The Database Manager/Web Developer is responsible for overseeing the
growth and maintenance of the NPP Database and Tradeoffs. The database
contains socio-economic and federal expenditure data and statistics,
including sources and related links, at state level in 10 issue areas;
county-level in 8 issue areas; and at school district level in the
issue area of education. This position is also responsible for
conceiving and executing creative tools and web-based applications that
allow the data to come alive and be used by a diverse constituency.
Economics of Peace and Security Journal Vol. 6, No 1 -
On collective punishment, California water, and the Austrian School is
now available online. Articles by Keisuke Nakao and Sun-Ki Chai on criminal
conflict and collective punishment; David Zetland on intra-organizational
conflict: origin, persistence, cost, and closure (parts I and II); and
Christopher Westley, William L. Anderson, and Scott A. Kjar on Mises,
Hayek, war, and the Austrian School (part II of a series on war and the
The Journal is a peer-reviewed online publication hosted
by EPS-UK. Published twice yearly, it raises and debates all issues
related to the political economy of personal, communal, national,
international, and global peace and security. Previous contributors
include Joseph Stiglitz, James Galbraith, and Lawrence Klein. The
Journal’s website also features book reviews submitted by members and
EPS members receive a 25% discount on the annual subscription to the
Economics of Peace and Security Journal. A regular one-year
subscription is $40; for EPS members, it's only $30! Non-subscribers
can access the abstracts and contents pages.
information about the Journal or to subscribe:
a member of EPS (and to qualify for the subscription
The "War in
Afghanistan: Problems and Prospects in the Wake of Karzai’s Visit"
Symposium Issue, EPS Quarterly,
October 2010. This issue contains summaries of the proceedings from the
Bernard Schwartz symposium held at the Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center, Washington DC on May 17, 2010. The
Symposium was organized by Economists for Peace and Security and
co-sponsored by The New America Foundation, and The International Trade
Center Washington DC.
To read this issue of EPS
video of the symposium, see
Get the word out on the
topics that matter most to you! The ACLU
has a tool that helps write and send letters to local papers. With such
a letter, you can help bring your message not only to your neighbors
but directly to the offices of your Members of Congress, where staffers
and our lawmakers themselves follow opinions
from home with an especially watchful eye.
list of media outlets by state, with tips on how to write a letter in
your own words plus talking points for the listed topics, see
Do you have a foreign policy
alternative that should be heard in the halls of government? Citizens for
Global Solutions provides an easy-to-use tool
to find the foreign policy staffer for your Member of Congress.
To access the Foreign Policy
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- February 25 — 27, 2011.
The Eastern Economic Association's 37th Annual Conference will be
held at The Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, New York City.
information can be found at http://www.ramapo.edu/eea/2011/.
- April 14 — 15, 2011.
Defense and its Realms, an international conference,
will be hosted by ENSIETA and the University of Western Brittany (UBO) on the ENSIETA
For more details, visit http://www.defense-realms.com/.
- April 26 — 29, 2011.
The 9th Biennial Pacific Rim Conference
will be held in Brisbane, Australia, hosted by
Queensland University of Technology's School of Economics
and Finance. Program highlights include keynote
addresses by Edward J. Kane, Boston
College, and WEAI President Paul A. David, Stanford
more information, go to http://www.weainternational.org/.
- May 30 — June 1, 2011. International
Academic Conference on Behavioral Decision-making, hosted
by The Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy and
the New School of Psychology at IDC
(Interdisciplinary Center), Herzliya, Israel.
For more information,
- June 16 — 17, 2011.
Fifteenth Annual Conference on Economics and Security
will be held in Bristol, UK, hosted by Economists for
Peace and Security (UK), University of West
England (Bristol), and University of Bristol.
information is available at http://carecon.org.uk/Conferences/Conf2011.
- June 27 — 29, 2011. 11th Annual Jan
Tinbergen Peace Science Conference, organized
by the Network of European Peace Scientists, will be held at
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
For details, See http://www.europeanpeacescientists.org/jtinbergen.html.
- June 29 — July 3, 2011. The 86th Annual
Conference of The Western Economics Association International
will be held in San Diego, California.
For more information,
go to http://www.weainternational.org/.
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