Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing
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for our Annual Dinner
This year's dinner honors
Saturday, January 4, 2014
6:30 — 10:00pm
at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Host committee chaired by Richard Parker
If you are interested in attending the EPS dinner
honoring Jeffrey Sachs,
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EPS at the AEA / ASSA meetings
January 3 — 5, 2014, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Security Economics (Panel
Friday, January 3, at 2:30pm, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown,
Meeting Room 305
Moderator: Richard Kaufman (Bethesda Research
Bilmes (Harvard University)
Lind (New America Foundation)
Bina (University of Minnesota-Morris)
Hurlburt (National Security Network)
Hartung (Center for International
Costs and Consequences of
Austerity (Panel discussion)
Saturday, January 4, 10:15am, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand
Ballroom - Salon B
Moderator: Allen SInai
Reinhart (Harvard University)
Pollin (University of
Blanchard (International Monetary Fund)
Collins (University of Michigan)
Zoellick (Peterson Institute for
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In Other News
Mexico Peace Index
The Mexico Peace Index measures the state of peace in
Mexico over the last decade.
The Mexico Peace Index (MPI) aims to provide a more localized
view of peace within Mexico and to determine what conditions are
associated with peace at the state level. The Index measures the state
of peace in all 32 Mexican states from 2003—2012.
The MPI uses the same definition of peace as the Global
Peace Index (GPI) whereby peace is "the absence of violence or the
fear of violence."
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World of Drones: How Unmanned Aircraft Are Extending
by Alejandro Garcia De La Garza for Alternet
The expanding global net of drones extends into the
Pacific, linked to the surveillance operations of the National Security
Drones were initially developed for surveillance
missions. The iconic MQ-1 Predator debuted during the Balkan wars,
surveying the operations over Bosnia, tracking the movement of Serbian
troops in real time and providing hours of surveillance data by staying
in the air for longer than previously possible. The use of drones for
offensive operations was only fully realised
with the US-led "war on terror," targeting al-Qaida and its
associates. "Signature strikes" in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and
Yemen have generated much controversy, especially covert operations by
the Central Intelligence Agency, with many civilians killed, many more
feeling targeted, and little or no accountability from the authorities.
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Call for applications: United States Institute of Peace Training
Courses for Individuals Working on Conflict Issues
peacebuilding skills through the United States Institute of
Peace's Academy for International Conflict Management and
Peacebuilding. The Academy offers onsite, online, and customized
courses on conflict prevention, management, and resolution. Join
practitioners from diverse professional and international backgrounds
to acquire the analytical skills and tools required for working in
transitional environments. Taught by field practitioners, courses mix
theory and practice with applied exercises, case studies, simulations,
and group challenges.
View a list
of current courses at
Call for papers: The 8th
Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Economic Journal
The 8th Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Economic
Journal will take place in the School of Economics and Management,
University of Minho, July 4 — 5, 2014.
Submissions in all fields of Economics are welcome until
March 31, 2014.
For more information, see
UN Launches audio content by phone
DPI will launch a new service which offers UN audio
content by phone. This innovative new service is offered by provider AudioNow. It allows mobile users to access UN audio
content by calling in a local access number without the need for a
smartphone or apps, and using voice minutes rather than data plans,
making it the least expensive way to access such content. The numbers
are also accessible from landlines.
The UN Audio channels will include UN Radio broadcasts, live coverage
of meetings, press briefings, news and feature segments, all available
through a “call to listen” service to mobile phone users in multiple
languages in regions across the globe. The service will launch in the
US, followed in early 2014 by South Africa, Brazil, and Switzerland,
then in selected countries in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and
access numbers in the US are on the UN Multimedia site:
Human Development Index
Human development is defined as the process of enlarging
people’s freedoms and opportunities and improving their well-being.
Human development is about the real freedom ordinary people have to
decide who to be, what to do, and how to live.
The human development concept was developed by economist
Mahbub ul Haq. At the World Bank in the 1970s, and later as
minister of finance in his own country, Pakistan, Dr. Haq argued that existing measures of human progress
failed to account for the true purpose of development — to improve
people’s lives. In particular, he believed that the commonly used
measure of Gross Domestic Product failed to adequately measure
well-being. Working with Nobel Laureate Amartya
Sen and other gifted economists, in 1990 Dr. Haq
published the first Human Development Report, which was commissioned by
the United Nations Development Programme.
More about the Human
Development Index here:
Assistant Professor, Peace
Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland
Studies program at Goucher College invites
candidates for a tenure-track position in Peace Studies, to begin
August 2014. Candidates must have solid grounding in Peace Studies;
areas of expertise may include peace and conflict studies, urban
economic conflict, race and urban peacebuilding, urban geography and
planning, or urban environmental justice. The successful candidate will
teach Introduction to Peace Studies, a course on cities, and develop
courses at the intermediate and upper level. This program places a
great emphasis on interdisciplinarity,
community-based learning, active experience with students and the
broader community, and engaged or critical pedagogy, and welcomes
candidates with organizing as well as scholarly experience. Peace
Studies at Goucher College is a highly
collaborative, energetic, and growth-oriented program that places a
strong emphasis on visionary, innovative thought and action.
The full job description
is available at
Programme Director, Arms Transfers
The Stockholm International
Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
(SIPRI) is recruiting a Programme Director to
lead its Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation Programme.
Established in 1966, SIPRI is consistently ranked as one
of the world's top think tanks. The institute is dedicated to
independent research into peace, conflict and security, and is known
worldwide for its flagship publication, the SIPRI Yearbook.
SIPRI is based in Stockholm with offices in Beijing and Washington DC,
and well-established, on-the-ground partnerships and operational
networks across the globe. The staff of SIPRI is international and the
working language is English. In recent years, SIPRI has expanded its
staff and budget while building a dynamic research and outreach agenda
that reflects the fast-changing international security order.
See the entire
position description here:
The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Volume
8, Number 2 — October, 2013
On Nepal, constitutional rights, and the
economics of envy
Table of Contents
conflict over fundamental rights: A static model
in the process of development: Implications for Social Relations
- A spacial-temporal analysis of civil war: The
case of Nepal
political economy of peace building: The case of women's
cooperatives in Nepal
the economy back in: The political economy of security sector
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 $32;
for EPS members, it's only $24! Non-subscribers can access the
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a member of EPS (and qualify for the subscription
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EPS Quarterly, Volume
25, Issue 2 — June, 2013
Barriers to Recovery from the Crisis
Economists for Peace and Security presented two sessions
at the AEA/ASSA meetings in San Diego on Friday, January 4, 2013. This
issue is comprised of edited transcripts from the first session, “Up
from Here? Challenges and Barriers to Recovery from the Crisis.”
Read this issue of EPS
To see EPS participation at
this and past AEA/ASSA meetings, visit
EPS Quarterly, Volume
25, Issue 1 — March, 2013
25th Anniversary "Is War
On Friday, January 4, 2013, at the AEA/ASSA meetings in
Los Angeles, EPS presented the second of two sessions: "Is War
Over? The Economics of National Security after Iraq and
Afghanistan." This issue of EPS Quarterly is comprised of edited
transcripts from the session. To see EPS participation at this and
past AEA/ASSA meetings, visit http://epsusa.org/events/aea.htm.
Table of contents
Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan: How Wartime Spending
Decisions Will Constrain Future National Security Budgets
Utility of War Spending: How Much
is Too Much?
Inequality and Conflict: Some Insights for Peacebuilding
of US National Security: A View from the Outside
J. Paul Dunne
Read this issue of EPS
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