16th Annual International
Conference on Economics and Security June 21 — 22, 2012, Cairo,
The American University in Cairo is honored to host the 16th
Annual International Conference on Economics and Security. The
conference aims to provide an opportunity for defense and peace
economists from around the world to share ideas and discuss future
developments in the following areas:
- Security in the Balkan region
- European security
- Economics of security
- Globalization and the restructuring of the MIC
- Militarism and development
- Security sector reform
- Economics of conflict and war
- Economics of post-conflict reconstruction
- Economics of arms procurement, trade and offsets
- Arms races and alliances
- Peace science
- Conversion and demilitarization
- Economics of terrorism
- Technology and civil security
- Disaster management and civil security
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Dutch-Flemish Affiliation of Economists for Peace
and Security (EPS NL/FL) is a cooperation of Dutch and Flemish
economists. It was founded in 1990 by Nobel Prize Laureate in
economics Jan Tinbergen.
emphasizes the relationships between economy and peace in the
conviction that knowledge of these relationships and the desire to act
accordingly are essential conditions for sustainable peace.
part of a global community of experts on the economics of military
affairs, research and policy institutes, grass-roots and grass-tops
activists, and working groups on peace and security policy. Among them
are Nobel Prize Laureates in economics Kenneth Arrow, Lawrence Klein,
Amartya Sen, Robert Solow and Joseph Stiglitz.
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Tax Day 2012
National Priorities Project looks at where the federal
government spent your income taxes—down to the penny.
By Mattea Kramer
"On April 17, 2012, your 2011 federal income tax return
is due to the IRS. Where did the federal
government spend your income taxes during fiscal year 2011?
"When you pay federal income taxes, the US Treasury designates
that money as “federal funds.”
That means Congress and the president can spend that money on any
government activity — and the NPP's chart shows how they chose to spend
federal funds in 2011. The chart does not include your payroll taxes,
also called Social Security and Medicare taxes, which are designated as
“trust funds” and can only be used by the Treasury to fund those two
programs. But some federal funds are also used to pay for Social
Security and Medicare."
For more information on the
NPP chart and other Tax Day guides, visit
The UNODA Disarment Yearbook for 2011 — Volume 36, part 1 — is now
The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs Yearbook
compiles the resolutions and decisions of the previous General
Assembly, their voting patterns in the General Assembly and the First
Committee, lead sponsors, sponsors and co-sponsors, references to First
Committee report and dates of adoption
It also contains a quick view of votes by cluster for an
easy handle of resolution number, titles and votes in the Assembly and
in the First Committee
To read or download the
Yearbook, go to
In Other News
The Global Teach-In
The Global Teach-In will take place simultaneously in seven
countries and multiple cities, starting on April 25, 2012 at 12:00
Noon Eastern Daylight Time.
This interactive and participatory event will include
discussions by experts, grassroots activists and citizens-at-large
concerned about developing solutions to policy problems and creating
alternative institutions. The Teach-In will involve face-to-face
deliberation, teleconferencing and an internet-based broadcasting
network. Local teach-in groups already exist or are in
formation. Participate by organizing a teach-in, joining a local
group or listening to the broadcast.
Find out how to participate
Trends in international arms transfer
New SIPRI Fact Sheet
by Paul Holtom, Mark Bromley, Pieter D. Wezeman and
Siemon T. Wezeman
The SIPRI Arms Transfers Database now contains
information on all international transfers of major conventional weapons
from 1950 to the end of 2011. It is the only publicly available
resource providing consistent data on international arms transfers for
this length of time. This Fact Sheet describes the trends in
international arms transfers that are revealed by the new data. It
lists the main suppliers and recipients for the period 2007—11 and
describes the changes in regional trends.
information or to download the fact sheet, see
Call for papers
invited for the 6th Annual Conference on the Political Economy of
International Organizations, to be held at the Universities of Mannheim
and Heidelberg, Germany, February 7—9, 2013. The conference brings
together economists and political scientists to address political
economy issues related to international organizations such as the World
Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary
Fund, the World Bank, and the European Union, and also other
international organizations that have as yet received less attention in
the academic literature.
For details on submission
Call for papers
There is a dramatic rise across the world in
cross-border, transnational corporation-driven and foreign
government-driven, large-scale land deals. Such "land grabs" revolve
around the production and sale of food and biofuels, conservation and
mining activities. Understanding the social, economic and political
consequences is an important challenge.
As a follow-up to the highly successful International Conference on Global Land Grabbing
held in 2011 at Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of
Sussex, Brighton, UK, the Land Deal Politics
Initiative (LDPI) is organizing a second international
academic conference to be held October 17—19, 2012 at the Africana
Studies Center at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and have just
announced a call for papers.
The organizers invite papers that offer rigorous and
innovative analysis based on recent, original field research. Doctoral
students and younger researchers, particularly from the global South,
are especially encouraged to participate. The deadline for submission
of abstracts to landpolitics(at)gmail.com is May 31,
Information about submission
requirements can be found at
Funding & Employment
SIPRI launches international search for new
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI,
is a leading international institute, with staff drawn from around the
world, dedicated to independent research into conflict, security,
armaments, arms control and disarmament. SIPRI consistently ranks as
one of the world's top think tanks, based on the reliability of its
data, analysis, consultations and recommendations, which are all highly
valued by policymakers, practitioners, experts and the media.
Based in Stockholm, Sweden, and established in 1966,
SIPRI has in recent years considerably expanded its staff, budget and
overseas presence while building a dynamic research and outreach agenda
to illuminate and respond to the fast-changing international security
order. SIPRI also has research staff based in Beijing and Washington
DC, and well-established, on-the-ground partnerships and operational
networks across the globe.
As the current director’s successful tenure draws to a
close, SIPRI seeks a successor to lead this world-renowned institute.
We seek candidates with:
vision, global perspective, intellectual energy, and a commitment
to SIPRI’s values as an international, independent, impartial and
empirically authoritative research institution
leadership, managerial and fundraising skills, who thrives in a
dynamic, open and intercultural environment
record of accomplishment and representational abilities working
with international diplomatic, academic, media and philanthropic
professional standing in the fields of international security and
For full details on this
position, go to
PhD position on land governance reform in Burundi
The African Studies Centre in Leiden is the only
multidisciplinary academic research institute in the Netherlands devoted
entirely to the study of Africa. Within the framework of a
collaborative project on land governance with Mbarara University in
Uganda, Nijmegen University, and Wageningen University, they are
looking for a PhD candidate.
The candidate will work in a team with 2 other PhD candidates and a
post-doc researcher to investigate how land governance evolves in
post-conflict situations, as an outcome of the interaction between
multiple stakeholders, including government, traditional authorities,
NGOs, and local people. Preferably, the research project will be
carried out in Burundi; however, proposals for research carried out in
DRC, Rwanda, or South Sudan will also be considered. The research
includes several periods in the Netherlands for proposal writing and
training (6 months) and thesis writing (6 months). For the rest of the
time the candidate will be based at a field work site.
Details about this position
EPS Quarterly, March
2012 — The Economics
of Regime Change Issue
This issue contains summaries of the proceedings from
of Regime Change session at the January 2012ASSA/AEA annual
meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
Table of contents
Foundations for Strong Democracy
Profited from the Iraq War?
Economics of Arab Spring: A view from Egypt
from the South American Spring
Read this issue of EPS
Audio recordings from the
session are at
The Economics of Peace and
Security Journal Vol. 7, No. 1 — On Algeria, airlines and the onset of peace
This issue contains articles on Algeria, the global
airline industry, the duration of war and the onset of peace, and the
final installment of their trilogy on the Austrian school's views on war
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 subscribers.
EPS members receive a 25% discount on the annual subscription to the
Economics of Peace and Security Journal. A regular one-year
subscription is $32; for EPS members, it's only $24! 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
Learn more about this issue
or subscribe to EPSJ by visiting
EPS Quarterly, December
2011 — Pressures on the
This issue contains summaries of the proceedings from
on the Paradigm session at the January 2011ASSA/AEA annual
meeting in Denver Colorado, as well as articles from James K. Galbraith,
Paul Cantor and Joseph E. Stiglitz.
Table of contents
Tunisia to Wall Street: The Globalization of Protest
Myths of the Market
on the Brink
Read this issue of EPS
Audio recordings from the
session are available at
Help Ban Nuclear Test
Since 1999 the Unites
States Senate has failed to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
(CTBT). The CTBT would ban explosive nuclear weapons tests around the
world. Such a ban would help prevent new countries from developing
The United States and seven other hold-out
countries must ratify the CTBT in order for the treaty to come into
force. Many senators voted against ratification because of concerns
about US ability to maintain the nuclear stockpile without testing, and
the ability of the international community to monitor effectively the
nuclear testing ban. On March 30, the National Academy of Sciences
(NAS) released a report on the technical issues relating to the CTBT
addressing those concerns.
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- June 16 — July 14, 2012
The 2012 Bologna Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention,
Resolution & Reconciliation
will be hosted by The International Peace and Security Institute
in cooperation with Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The
Symposium will bring together the globe’s brightest young minds
from top graduate institutions, NGOs, international organizations,
grassroots peace movements, and the armed services. Over a
four-week period, from June 16 through July 14, participants
will undergo intensive training by the field’s premier political
leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates in the
practical skills necessary to foster peace and security in their
communities and the world.
learn more or to apply for the Symposium, visit
- June 18 — 20, 2012 Take Back The
American Dream Conference 2012,to be held in
Washington DC, will be tackling some pressing questions:
do we compel candidates to embrace a jobs agenda big enough to
end our economic crisis?
can we stop unlimited corporate campaign cash from buying this
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will we take back our democracy—to Take Back the American Dream?
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- June 21 — 22, 2012 The sixteenth
International Conference on Economics and Security
will be held in Cairo, Egypt, hosted by Economists for Peace and
Security (Egypt), and the American University in Cairo.
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- June 25 — 27, 2012 The 12th Jan
Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, and
annual meeting of NEPS, will be held at the DIW Berlin, Department
of Development and Security, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
about the conference can be found here:
- June 29 — July 3, 2012
87th annual Western Economics Association International conference
will be held in San Francisco, California at the
Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
out more and/or register for the WEAI conference at
- July 21 — August 18, 2012 The Hague
Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice
will be hosted by The International Peace and Security Institute in
partnership with the Clingendael Institute of International
Relations. The Symposium will be held in The Netherlands, and
will bring together 60—80 of the world’s brightest young minds
from top law schools, graduate institutions, international
organizations, judiciaries, grassroots justice movements, and the
military. Over a four-week period, participants will undergo
intensive training from the field’s premier political leaders,
academic experts, practitioners, and advocates in the skills
necessary to holistically restructure a society after the
cessation of violent conflict and/or authoritarian rule, as well
as bring those responsible for human rights violations to justice.
Participants will gain a broad understanding of this emerging
field, including concepts, controversies, and institutions, as
well as critically examine the historical and contemporary uses of
different justice interventions through direct interactions with
the actual decision makers.
more information or to apply for the symposium, see
- Ocotber 19 — 20, 2012 Conflict Studies
Conference: The New Generation of Ideas, Ninth Biennial Graduate
Student Conference organized by the UMass Boston
Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution, Conflict Studies.
The New Generation of Ideas brings together graduate students from
a variety of fields to present their work and share ideas. Since
1996, graduate students and recent graduates from universities
across the United States, Canada, and numerous other countries
have gathered in Boston for this biennial event.
details on the event are available here:
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