Thursday, 15 January 2015

HDCA Newsletter: 15 January 2015 - 14 February 2015

HDCA Newsletter: 15 January 2015 - 14 February 2015

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2015 HDCA Conference– Abstracts due February 15 
The Call for Papers for the 2015 HDCA conference in Washington, D.C. is available for download at: Submissions are due by February 15, 2015. The conference will be held at Georgetown University from September 10-13, on the theme “Capabilities on the Move: Mobility and Aspirations.” More information available at:

January 31 Deadline for HDCA Executive Council Nominations
Five positions are open on the HDCA Executive Council in 2015: President-elect, Treasurer, Education Officer, Network Coordinator and Officer-at-Large. Nominations are due by January 31, 2015. Download the nominations form at: Elections will be held in March/April.
Webinar: “What counts as disability? Who decides? A socio-cultural examination of disabled students’ experiences at South African universities”. Speaker: Oliver Mutanga, University of the Free State. Offered by HDCA’s Health & Disability Thematic Group. February 4th, 2015, 2:00-3:00 pm London, 7:30-8:30 pm Delhi, 9:00-10:00 am US EST. To register, please contact Hoolda Kim

Call for papers: Rethinking Development Research: The post-2015 development agenda and sustainable development goals. 25 - 26 June 2015, University Square Stratford, Centre for Social Justice and Change, University of East London, UK. Deadline for abstracts: Monday 16th March. More information: 

1st ARCO Lab Summer School on Methodologies for Impact Evaluation - 17th-19th June 2015, Florence (Italy). The summer school is directed to anyone interested in evidence-based policy making, who will have the opportunity to appraise cutting-edge methodologies directly from some of the scholars who are currently setting the methodological frontier.
More information:

Call for papers: Mini-conference Inequality of What? Social Monitoring and the Difficult Choice of Analytical Concepts and an Implementable Metric SASE annual conference at the LSE in London (July 2-4, 2015).  More information:

Call for papers:  Sixth Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ), Luxembourg July 13-15, 2015. The ECINEQ conference will provide a forum for rigorous analysis of inequality, welfare and redistribution issues, both at the theoretical and at the empirical level, as well as for a discussion of the policy implications of the research findings in these fields. The deadline for submission of complete papers (in English) is April 8th, 2015.  More information and link to registration and paper submission at:

Call for papers: Absolute Poverty in Europe, Salzburg, August 27 & 28, 2015.
center of ethics and poverty research
Please send your proposal (250 words) as a word file to
until February 28, 2015. We are also happy to receive proposals for thematic panels, consisting of three papers.

Call for papers: Special issue of ethical perspectives
Justice and Disadvantages during Childhood: What Has the Capabilities Approach to Offer? Guest Editors: Gottfried Schweiger, Gunter Graf and Mar Cabezas (University of Salzburg). Further information can be found at:

Call for papers: Journal of Global Ethics 2015 Forum: Global Ethics and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda
We invite critical reflection and ethical assessment of the general approach to development that is to be found in this renewed cosmopolitan initiative. Deadlines for issues 11.2 and 11.3 are 1 April 2015 and 15 July 2015; the call closes with issue 11.3. The full call for papers is available at: .

Opportunity for USA-affiliated scholars: National Endowment for the Humanities Four Week Summer Institute, 2015. Development Ethics and Global Justice: Gender, Economics and Environment.
Application Deadline: March 2, 2015 
Meeting Dates: June 22 – July 17 (4 weeks) Location: East Lansing, MI
 Project, Michigan State University; and Eric Palmer, Allegheny College
For more information:
Special Issue on Early Childhood Development – Call for Papers
The JHDC announces an upcoming special issue entitled, Investing in Young Children: Early Childhood Development and Capabilities, with guest editor Quentin Wodon. Submission deadline is January 31, 2015. Download the call for papers at:
Philosophical Premises for African Economic Development: Sen's Capability Approach, by Symphorien Ntibagirirwa, Year: 2014, Publisher:, Online version: ISBN 978-2-88931-000-5, Print version: ISBN 978-2-88931-001-2, Series: Ethics Theses, Published doctoral thesis

New Approaches Towards ‘The Good Life’: Applications and Transformations of the Capability 
Approach, Edited by Hans-Uwe Otto, Sabine Schäfer . Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 978-3-8474-0157-5
Distance-learning Post-Graduate Certificate in Wellbeing in International Development and Public Policy, University of Bath. Modules can be taken individually. 'Ethics and Public Policy' module starting on 2 February 2015. For more information,

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