Social and Economic Policy

Meetings and events

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Upcoming meetings and events

26-28 April, 2010. New York, NY. UNICEF and the Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA) at The New School will host an international conference on adolescent girls. With an emphasis on reviewing existing evidence and policies, the conference will focus on the role and potential agency of adolescent girls in meeting emerging global challenges.

The conference will create a space for engaging debates and peer consultation among UNICEF and UN staff, New School faculty and students, academic and research institutions from across the globe, NGO practitioners, and other external experts and partners from a number of perspectives and disciplines. 

The conference organizers welcome papers with new theoretical insights and empirical evidence related but not limited to the following themes. Papers should focus on upstream policy work in a national, regional or international context, rather than small-scale projects. Abstracts (max 500 words, in English) and a brief CV should be submitted to the selection committee by 7 February, 2010. Submissions should be sent to Louise Moreira Daniels, Conference Coordinator.  Learn more.

8-10 September, 2010.  Manchester University, UK. the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) will celebrate ten years of poverty research with an international conference hosted by the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester. This event will bring together leading poverty researchers and actors for poverty reduction to: 

  • review the ‘state of the art’ in poverty reduction;
  • showcase CPRC’s key research findings on chronic poverty;
  • set the research and policy agenda on poverty research for the next 10 years (2010-2020).

Learn more.