CALL FOR PAPERS
Central University of Kerala
Department of Economics, School of Global Studies
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.
Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please contact: Tel: +91