Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2018 International Congress on Banking, Economics, Finance, and Business-Summer Sission

2018 International Congress on Banking, Economics, Finance, and Business-Summer Session
17th to 19th August 2018
Hokkaido, Japan

The aim of BEFB 2018 - Summer Session is to present empirical researches related to Banking, Economics, Finance and Business topics. This conference provides opportunities for delegates from different disciplines to exchange new ideas and applications face to face.

Enquiries: befb.summer@gmail.com
Web address: http://iainst.org/befb-summer/

Clute International Academic Conference on Business Washington DC (IACB)

2018 Clute International Conferences Washington DC | Academic Business (IACB)

April 8-11, 2018

Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
Washington DC

Early Registration: Expires on March 9, 2018
Submission Deadline: March 9, 2018


The Clute Institute, established in 1985, sponsors all Clute International Conferences to promote excellence in academic research.

Please join us for the Clute International Academic Conference on Business Washington DC (IACB). We encourage a cross-disciplinary exchange of thoughts, ideas and innovation through a variety of teaching methods and perspectives. The conferences provide a platform to enhance your knowledge and professional skills through interaction with colleagues and peers from different nationalities and backgrounds.

Topics may include: Accounting, Banking, Business Education, Business Ethics, Diversity Management, Economics, Finance, Higher Education, Human Resources, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing and Professional Development. For an extensive list of acceptable topics please visit our website. Blind peer reviews are available upon request.

The Clute Institute is also sponsoring the Clute International Conference on Education (ICE), the Clute International Conference on Technology in Education (ICTE) and the Clute International Science Education Conference (ISEC); these conferences run concurrently to the Business Conference and are included in your registration fee.


The Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport is within walking distance of the Metrorail, which puts you just steps from the national monuments, government agencies, museums and the National Zoo. This includes the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Memorial, the Pentagon, the White House and the National Mall. A complimentary shuttle is available daily to/from the airport, metro station, nearby shops, restaurants and businesses.


To learn more about these conferences, the conference hotel, or to register please visit our webpage at: https://www.cluteinstitute.com/clute-international-conferences/2018-clute-international-conferences-washington-dc/

Email: Contact@cluteinstitute.com
Telephone: 303-904-4750
Website: www.cluteinstitute.com
Sponsored by: The Clute Institute

ICSD 2018 : 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 12 - 13 September 2018 Rome, Italy

ICSD 2018 : 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 12 - 13 September 2018 Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

The 6th ICSD 2018.will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science,through the European network of academics Papers will be published in EJSD Journal(Thompson Reuters)and Proceedings.

Enquiries: icsd@ecsdev.org
Web address: https://ecsdev.org/index.php/conference
Sponsored by: European Center of Sustainable Development - CIT University

12th International Conference on Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education (BSSHE-18) KUALA LUMPUR

12th International Conference on Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education (BSSHE-18) KUALA LUMPUR
13th to 14th March 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The International Refereed Conference Proceedings will be blind peer reviewed by two competent reviewers. The conference proceedings book with ISBN Number; CD & participation certificate will be given at time of conference and option of publication online in Thomson SCOPUS Indexed journal (with added cost)

New Submissions/Posters/Abstracts are Open and Last Date of Submission of Paper is: Feb. 16, 2018 (EARLY BIRD)
SUBMISSIONS OPEN!!! Get Acceptance on FAST TRACK Hours after Submission through Email

The conference welcomes paper submissions from all disciplines on topics including but not limited to:
- Distance Education - E-learning - Higher Education - Lifelong Learning - Teaching and Learning

- Anthropology - Art History - Arts - English - History - Information science - Interdisciplinary studies - Islamic Studies - Language - Linguistics - Literature - Local Government - Multidisciplinary Studies - Museums and heritage - Music - Occupational Science - Philosophy - Poetry - Politics - Psychology Religious studies - Social Sciences - Sociology

- Children and Youth - Communications and Media - Complex System - Conflict resolution - Creativity - Culture - Disaster Management - Discourse - Film studies - Gender studies - GLBT Studies - Globalization - HIV/AIDS - Human Rights - Identity - Leadership - Memory - Poverty - Public Policy - Sexuality and eroticism - Spirituality - Sport science - Sustainable development - Tourism - Urban studies - Violence

- African Language - African Literature- African Studies - American Studies - Asian Studies - Built Environment - Development Studies - European Studies - Health Disparity - Human Geography - Human Geography - Income Disparity - International Relations - Labour Economics - Liberal Arts education - Literacy Perspectives - Multiculturalism - Psychology Of Violence - Racial Equality - Racial Issues

- Advertising - Banking and finance - Business - Business Ethics - E-commerce - Economics - Human Resources - Management - Marketing

Email the formatted paper according to the .doc template paper (in .doc or .docx format) at email id - info@icehm.org and mention the conference title/name as well as city of the conference in that email.


Full-length Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Abstracts are invited that address the themes and topics for the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research material. Please click the link: http://www.icehm.org/paper_submission.php to submit your full-length papers/abstracts/posters for the conference.

Enquiries: info@icehm.org
Web address: http://icehm.org/2018/03/14/113
Sponsored by: International Centre of Economics, Humanities & Management

Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
TEL: 603 2697 8888 Ext : 8507 (Attention: Ms. Kak Noor) Mobile: +60 19-236 428
Hotel Email: noor@grandseasons.com
(Charges of Accommodation are NOT included in above mentioned Fee)

Monday, February 19, 2018

Call for Papers @ ADRI

Call for Papers @ The Microfinance Review

Workshop @ CSD Hyderabad

International Journal of Asian Christianity

FPM @ IIM Ranchi

Seminar @ CRRID

PhD Programme @ IIFT

Director @ CWDS

Psychodynamics in Times of Austerity

18th to 20th May 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Psychodynamics in Times of Austerity, a Psychoanalysis and Politics spring symposium in the rooms of the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society, May 18th-20th 2018, Avenida da República 97, 50 , 1050-190, Lisboa http://www.psa-pol.org

The programme has been published on the website, and you can sign up to come along to participate in the discussions: http://www.psa-pol.org/?p=660

The early bird fee applies until the end of February. (Please do not suggest presenting a paper - the programme is now full. However, the conference is kept fairly small, and there will be ample opportunity for active participation in the dialogues.) If you would like to be kept informed about future conferences, events and publications, you can fill out this on the webpage: http://www.psa-pol.org/?page_id=325



09.00-09.30 Opening address with presentation round

09.30-10.20 TERESA SANTOS NEVES/ CARLOS FERRAZ – When Shock is not Shocking: Psychodynamcis Underlying the Acceptance of Austerity

10.30-11.20 LENE AUESTAD – Austerity, Time and the Common World

11.30-12.20 DUARTE ROLO – Psychoanalysis and Social Suffering: From Psychologisation to Politisation

12.30-13.20 RENÉE DANZIGER – We're All in This Together: The Myth of Austerity

13.20-15.00 Lunch

15.00-15.50 SVEIN HAUGSGJERD – Neo-liberalism as a Psycho-Political Régime

16.00-16.50 ZELJKA MATIJAŠEVI – The Reduction of Melancholy to Depression: What is Being Lost?

17.00-17.50 NAYLA DEBS – Clinical Practice in Neoliberal Times: Individual Distress, Global Precariousness and the Need to Define New Forms of Materialism

18.00-18.50 RAFAEL DAUD – Anorexia as Austerity's Other Side of the Coin


09.00-09.50 SAMIR GANDESHA – The Authoritarian Personality Reconsidered

10.00-10.50 JAMIE STEELE – Can Psychoanalysis save us from this Pain? Reflections on Moving Through a Sociology of Sadistic Privilege

11.00-11.50 PHILIP HEWITT – Austerity as a Governing Mental State

12.00-12.50 SZYMON WRÓBEL – Productivity of Poverty. Managing Poverty in Philosophy from Benjamin and Heidegger to Agamben, Negri and Hardt

12.50-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.20 EFI KOUTANTOU – Loss and Trauma during the Greek Crisis: A Collapse of an Ideal?

15.30-16.20 MARINA PRENTOULIS – Violent Encounters: 'Acting Out' before redrawing the Political Frontiers

16.30-17.20 ANDREAS MURRAY – Political Extremism and Religious Terror

17.30-18.20 JENYU PENG – Utopian Imagination as a Way of Revolt against Realpolitik. Reflections upon the Sunflower Movement in Taiwan

(Joint dinner, covered by the organizers, in the evening)


09.00-09.50 EVELINE LIST – Austerity: Economic Theory, Mainstream Ideology and Psycho-Social Reality

10.00-10.50 LINDEN WEST – Austerity and Austere Psychoanalysis? Challenging Boundaries between Psychoanalysis, Zombie Economics and a New Politics

11.00-11.50 TOMASZ KUDELSKI – Some Thoughts on Political Developments in Europe in Times of Austerity: Political Dynamics as a Reflection on a Group Level of 'the Internal Mafia Gang' Organization of the Personality

12.00-12.50 CHIARA ALFANO – Sucking on the Public Teat: Welfare and Austerity in Shakespeare's Coriolanus and Post WW2 Britain

12.50-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.20 EDWARD WEISBAND – Austerity, Thy Name be Narcissus, Thy Face be Three Vanities: Digital Selfie Narcissism, Populist Identitarian Narcissism, and Avaricious Authoritarian Narcissism

15.30-16.20 VERA WARCHAVCHIK – Austerity as Enjoyment

16.30-17.20 Closing discussion, feedback about the conference

About the presenters
CHIARA ALFANO, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Kingston University, London
LENE AUESTAD, PhD, prev. Research Fellow, Philosophy, University of Oslo, Norway/UK
RENÉE DANZIGER, D. Phil., Psychoanalyst, Fellow, British Psychoanalytical Society
RAFAEL DAUD, Psychoanalyst, Master of Social Psychology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Fórum do CAmpo Lacaniano, São Paulo
NAYLA DEBS, PhD candidate, Psychoanalytic studies, Paris-Diderot University/clinical psychologist, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France
CARLOS FERRAZ, Psychoanalyst, Portuguese Psychoanalytic Society
SAMIR GANDESHA, Associate Professor, Department of the Humanities, Director, Institute for the Humanities, Simon Fraser University, Canada
SVEIN HAUGSGJERD, Psychoanalyst, Norwegian Psychoanalytic Society
PHILIP HEWITT, Psychotherapist, British Psychotherapy Foundation, UK
EFI KOUTANTOU, PhD Candidate, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies Department, University of Essex, UK
TOMASZ KUDELSKI, Psychoanalyst, Polish Psychoanalytical Society
EVELINE LIST, University Professor, History department, Psychoanalyst/ training analyst (IPA), Vienna, Austria
ZELJKA MATIJAŠEVI, Professor, Comparative Literature, Head of the Comparative Literature Department, University of Zagreb, Croatia
TERESA SANTOS NEVES, PhD, Psychoanalyst, Portuguese Psychoanalytic Society
ANDREAS MURRAY, Psychoanalyst, Swedish Psychoanalytical Society
JENYU PENG, Institute of Ethnology, Academica Sinica, Taiwan
MARINA PRENTOULIS, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Media, University of East Anglia, UK
DUARTE ROLO, Université Paris Descartes, France
JAMIE STEELE, Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist, Civil and Domestic Mediator, Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute
VERA WARCHAVCHIK, Psychoanalyst, Lecturer, Institute Sedes Sapientae Sao Paulo, Brazil
EDWARD WEISBAND, Dr Diggs Endowed Chair Professor, Dep. of Political Science, Virginia Tech, USA
LINDEN WEST, Professor, Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
SZYMON WRÓBEL, Professor of Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences and Faculty of "Artes Liberales", University of Warsaw, Poland

The conference lasts for three full days, from about 9 am until about 6 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The time frame for each paper is 30 min for the presentation itself + 20 min for discussion, 50 min in total, and with a 10 min break in between each paper. This is an interdisciplinary conference. Perspectives from different psychoanalytic schools will be most welcome. We promote discussion among the presenters and participants; the symposium series creates a space where representatives of different perspectives come together, engage with one another's contributions and participate in a community of thought. Therefore, attendance of the whole symposium is obligatory. Due to the nature of the forum audio recording is not permitted. This is a relatively small symposium where active participation is encouraged and an enjoyable social atmosphere is sought. A participation fee, which includes a shared dinner with wine, of € 299 before March 1st 2018 – € 377 between March 1st 2018 and April 10th 2018 – € 455 after April 10th, is to be paid before the symposium. Fees must be paid via Picatic. (Transaction fees are not included in the price).

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer travel grants or other forms of financial assistance for this event, though we will be able to assist you in finding affordable accommodation after February 1st... Please contact us if you wish to make a donation towards the conference. We thank all donors in advance! We would like to thank the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society.

Psychoanalysis and Politics is an international and interdisciplinary conference series, registered as a non-profit organization in Noway with the org.no 998 503 221. The conferences take place in different countries and locations - a community of thought since 2010. Webpage: www.psa-pol.org

Enquiries: psychoanalysis.politics@gmail.com
Web address: http://www.psa-pol.org

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Islands, Resources, and Society: Sustainable Development under Globalization and Urbanization (ICUA 2018)

Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos 2018
Theme: Islands, Resources, Tourism, and Society: Sustainable Development under Globalization and Urbanization

26-29 September 2018, Zhoushan, China

This international, interdisciplinary conference brings together researchers from across the globe to explore the role of islands and archipelagos in our increasingly urbanized and globalized world.

Neil Brenner speaks of a 'planetary urbanization' that draws the entire world into urban processes. Islands are experiencing increasing flows of inward and outward migration, as residents come and go in search of skilled or unskilled work, education, higher quality of life, or simply new experiences. Mainland cities depend on the resource-rich waters, soils, wetlands, and associated ecosystem services of many island environments.

Island destinations for mass tourism, adventure tourism, nature tourism, and cultural tourism are producing specialized tourism landscapes and built environments. As the forces of 'development' make themselves felt in even the most remote island communities, modern cities are constructed on the basis of mainland capital and expertise. Some resource-rich or politically innovative islands serve as financial powerhouses in the globalized economy, projecting capital investment out from islands and into the wider world; conversely, other islands serve as tax havens, attracting and storing mainland wealth, sometimes with problematic results for local and overseas publics. Some formerly peripheral islands are even transforming into major urban centres, with diverse yet explosive development transforming today's Pearl River Delta and Ganges Delta regions at a speed and to an extent that dwarf even the fantastic growth of urban archipelagos within the Hudson River Estuary and the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt Delta in centuries past. Even in predominantly rural archipelagos, major population centres are increasingly important, as rising interconnectedness with the outside world enhances the roles of island towns and cities as transport hubs, administrative centres, and providers of urban services and functions. Yet at the same time as islands and islanders are gaining renewed significance, it is commonly held that islands are under increasing threat from global environmental and economic challenges. Some islands remain impoverished relative to more powerful mainland neighbours, and the alleviation of island inequalities is an important aspect of, for instance, the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

This conference considers the roles and realities of islands in this age of globalization and urbanization as well as how we might envision sustainable island futures. What natural, social, political, financial, and human resources do islands contribute to global flows? Can an ecosystem services approach help us better value islands in the 21st Century, or should we seek to protect island peoples and environments from global markets? Can islands take on central roles in world systems without losing the insular characteristics that make them special? Can island cities simultaneously be global economic, political, and cultural leaders and contribute to local and global sustainability? Can small islands maintain local traditions in an age of global entertainment and cultural diffusion? Do resource-rich islands have a special responsibility to support wider sustainable development, or does the often-vulnerable nature of island communities justify islanders taking a locally oriented approach to sustainability?

Keynote speakers: Godfrey Baldacchino (University of Malta), Manulani Aluli Meyer (University of Hawaii, West Oahu), Luisa Del Giudice (Public Folklorist), Yue Wu (Zhejiang University), Stephen J. Walsh (University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill)

About Zhoushan: Zhoushan is China's largest coastal archipelago. The archipelago is regarded as peripheral and remote yet is just offshore from the major cities of Ningbo, Hangzhou, and Shanghai. On account of its spectacular scenery and sacred island of Putuoshan, Zhoushan has been a popular tourism destination for nature and religious tourism for centuries. Zhoushan is home to China's largest fishery, yet the islands have also become a major innovation and shipping hub, with the Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan representing the busiest harbour in the world by tonnage. A place of beauty and dynamism, secluded isles and bustling cities, holy mountains and industrial parks, Zhoushan exemplifies the an archipelago in the globalized age.

About the conference: Conference presentations will be held at Zhejiang University's Ocean College on Zhoushan Island. Delegates will have the opportunity to explore the islands, including visits to the sacred Buddhist island of Putuoshan and Ocean College's own technological innovation island. Transport will be provided for foreign delegates to and from Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. The organisers will assist delegates with accommodation and visas.

How to make a presentation: Presentations are welcome on any aspect of urban island studies, but we especially invite presentation on the conference theme of 'Islands, Resources, and Society'. The deadline for abstracts is 28 February 2018. You can propose a presentation here: http://www.islandcities.org/icua2018/cfp.html

To learn more about the conference, please visit the website (http://www.islandcities.org/icua2018.html) or contact convenor Adam Grydehøj (agrydehoj@islanddynamics.org).

This conference is a collaboration of: Island Dynamics; Zhejiang University's Ocean College & Department of Architecture and Planning

10th Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures

10th Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MICOLLAC 2018)

14-16 August 2018, Hatten Hotel, Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia

MICOLLAC is a biennial event organized by the Department of English, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia since 1999. MICOLLAC is celebrating its 10th year of organization with the theme of 'Engaging Diversity, Charting Trajectories'.

We have opened our Call for Papers until the 15th of February 2018. We are accepting papers focusing on the fields of language, literature, and culture. Our sub-themes include the following:

Applied Theatre and Practice
Blended Learning
Classroom Discourse
Corpus Linguistics
Gender Studies
Language Assessment
Language Shift, Maintenance and Attrition
Language Development
Language, Identity and Power
Language Learning and Acquisition
Literacy Development and Social Practice
Literary Criticism
Literature and Environmental Studies
Literature for Children and Young Adults
Literature and Society
Literature and Technology
Media and Semiotics
Medical, Professional and Public Discourses
Speech Perception and Production

For any inquiries, please contact: micollac_abstract@upm.edu.my
For more information, please visit us at: https://micollac18.wixsite.com/conference

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