Conference on 'Global Issues and Local Challenges to Development'
23-24 April 2010
Feb 24, 2010.


Central University of Kerala
Department of Economics, School of Global Studies
Vidyanagar P.O., Kasaragod - 671 123

We are today faced with a number of global issues, impacts of which are felt acutely at the national, regional and local levels. The worldwide financial and economic crisis and the threats to food security and climate change have, in recent times, revealed the various dimensions of the global-local challenges to development. Tackling these challenges require action at the international, national and local levels. For a better understanding of such problems, researchers need to combine insights from detailed micro-level studies with macro-level perspectives. Also, research needs to be carried out within a multidisciplinary framework, using a variety of methodologies.

The Department of Economics, School of Global Studies, Central University of Kerala will be organizing a conference on 'Global Issues and Local Challenges to Development' on April 23 and 24, 2010. The School of Global Studies, established within the Central University of Kerala in 2009, focuses on teaching and research in Economics, Political Economy, International Studies, and Law in an inter-disciplinary framework.

The following broad themes have been identified for scholarly discussion at the Conference: 1. Macroeconomic and global governance issues; 2. Agriculture and Food Security; 3. Industry, Trade and Investment; 4. Labour and Migration; and 5. Environment. In addition, there will be a special session on the Kerala economy.

The Conference will include invited lectures by leading scholars as well as paper presentations by selected authors. We invite submissions from interested scholars for papers on the themes noted above. Submissions by young researchers and PhD scholars are highly welcomed. The last date for submission of abstracts or (preferably) completed papers is 28 February 2010. The completed papers should reach us by 15 March 2010.

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For further information, please contact: Tel: +91 4997 257036



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