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16th Annual International
Conference on Economics and Security
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
- 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
You are cordially invited to submit abstracts and papers
on these topics. Offers of papers on other related topics are also
Deadline for submission of abstracts (300 words or less)
22, 2012. Final papers for accepted abstracts are
due on May
For more information about
the conference, see
For full details on the call
for papers, go to
EPS at the AEA
Economists for Peace and Security participated in the
AEA/ASSA annual meetings in Chicago Illinois, hosting two sessions and our
annual dinner, this year honoring Robert J. Gordon. Audio
recordings of both sessions and the dinner are now available on our
Economics of Regime Change (Panel discussion)
Dinner in honor of Robert J.
Gordon, including Dr. Gordon's talk, "Is US Economic
Growth Over? Lessons from the Long 20th Century.”
Audio recordings have been
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Measuring Peace in the Media
Measuring Peace in the Media is an analysis of global TV
networks coverage of peace and violence related issues.
"For the second year, the Institute for Economics
and Peace and Media Tenor have jointly analyzed global TV networks'
coverage of peace and violence issues using a fact-based approach which
compares various measures from the Global Peace Index against Media
Tenor’s database of global media.
"Over 160,000 news items from 31 news and current
affairs programs that air on 4 continents were analyzed. Each of the
news networks covered on average 70 countries. The TV program with the
broadest coverage was the BBC World Service, which covered 119
"The report explores media coverage, or lack of
coverage, of peace and conflict with a special emphasis on news themes
that may help to create stable, peaceful societies. This edition of the
report includes a case study of the Arab Spring and compares a timeline
of major events to reporting on violence in Egypt, Tunisia and
More information and the
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In Other News
The growing Iranian Military Behemoth
By Glenn Greenwald for Salon, February 4, 2012
"...That Ahmadinejad claims that Iran will increase
its military budget for next year by 127% was widely reported this
week. For a variety of reasons relating to Iran’s economic
difficulties, that plan is quite infeasible — typical Ahmadinejad
blustering — but let’s assume for the moment that it will actually
happen. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research
Institute (SIPRI) Military Expenditure Database, Iran’s total
annual military spending is $7 billion; an increase of 127% would take
it to $15.8 billion, also known as: less than 2% of total US military spending
($698 billion for fiscal year 2010). According to Defense News,
Iran’s official military budget for 2011 is actually $12 billion;
an increase of 127% would bring it to $27.2 billion, also known
than 4% of US military spending. Taking
the largest number possible for Iranian military spending (the one
provided by Defense
News), behold the frightening, Nazi-like military threat
To read the full article, go
Call for papers
March 29—30, 2012, the Maastricht School of Management
and Club de Madrid are jointly hosting an International Workshop
Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht, The
the Economics of Shared Societies Support More Resilient Economies and
Global Sustainability? Challenges and opportunities in an
Original papers dealing with the economics of shared societies
are invited. The deadline for abstracts is February 19, 2012.
More information about the
call for papers can be found at
Abstracts, accompanied by a
CV, should be submitted to MSMResearch@msm.nl.
Call for papers
The 12th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science
Conference, annual meeting of NEPS has announced a call for
All abstracts (150-250 words) with tentative title
submitted before February 18, 2012 will be considered for the
conference. Proposals received after February 18, 2012 will only be
considered if any presentation slots are still available.
For more details about this
call for papers, visit
Call for papers
Africa Peace and Conflict Journal, June 2012 issue on the
theme: Governance and Security in Africa
The Africa Peace and Conflict Journal seeks to provide a
vehicle for African scholars, and those focusing on Africa, to publish
their views on issues of peace and conflict affecting the continent.
The APCJ deals with peace and conflict issues from a
multi-disciplinary and distinctly African perspective. Researchers from
any discipline peace and conflict studies, international relations,
history, sociology, political science, media studies, law, etc. are
invited to submit papers, book reviews, and briefings for publication.
The APCJ will endeavor to publish articles reflecting a diversity of
topics and a diversity of approaches.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES FOR JUNE PUBLICATION
IS MARCH 31, 2012.
For more information about
the APCJ, visit
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The Economics of Peace and
Security Journal Vol. 7, No. 1 - On Algeria, airlines and the onset of
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 and peace.
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
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Pressures on the Paradigm
EPS Quarterly, December 2011. This issue contains
summaries of the proceedings from the Pressures on the Paradigm
session at the ASSA/AEA annual meetings in Denver Colorado in January
2011, 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
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The Piracy Issue
EPS Quarterly, September 2011. The articles in this
issue explore not only the effects of piracy on
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Council for a Livable World
asks you to sign the Petition to Prevent War with Iran
"With a second aircraft carrier group steaming
toward the Persian Gulf, tens of thousands of US troops stationed throughout
the region, and unrest in many neighboring countries, it seems that war
with Iran could be imminent.
"But Council for a Livable World won't wait for the
bombs to drop to make our voices heard. Over the next few weeks, we
want to generate thousands of signatures to counter the war drums. Then
we will deliver our petitions to the White House.
"Please take a moment
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to use all means at his disposal to prevent a military strike on Iran -
by either the US or Israel.
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- February 16, 2012 The Global
Security Seminar is holding its February dinner meeting
at the UCLA Faculty Center on North Korea's Future:
Implications for the United States.
details about the dinner meeting, visit
- March 9 — 11, 2012 Eastern
Economic Association 38th Annual Conference will
be held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA. The Eastern Economic
Association is a not-for-profit corporation whose object is to
promote educational and scholarly exchange on economic affairs.
Towards that end, the Association encourages the freedom of
research and discussion.
information about the conference is available at
- March 23 — 25, 2012 The Economics of
Happiness Conference, will be held at the David
Brower Center in Berkely, California and will be hosted by the
International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC). The
conference will offer clarity on the way forward towards more
truly sustainable ways of living and will address many of the
themes explored in ISEC’s new documentary film, The Economics of
details about the conference and the film are listed here:
- March 29 — 30, 2012 Maastricht School
of Management and Club de Madrid International Workshop: Can the Economics
of Shared Societies Support More Resilient Economies and Global
Sustainability? Challenges and opportunities in an interdependent
more information about the workshop, see
- 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.
timeline for the conference is available at
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- June 22 — July 13, 2012
conflict resolution course/study tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
program will focus specifically on the roots of conflict and the
dynamics of justice, reconciliation, and peacebuilding as
experienced in Bosnia more than a decade after the signing of the
more information or to apply, visit
- 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
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