General Newsletter no.16 March 2011

We are happy to send you the latest ISS newsletter. In it you will find a list of events taking place at ISS over the coming two months as well as ISS news and publications. We are very open to receive your suggestions and comment. Please also feel free to forward the newsletter to anyone you feel may be interested in finding out more about ISS.


What's going on at ISS in March and April



Patricia Visseur Sellers

Child soldiers

Research in Progress Seminar


Veronica Davidov

Ecotourism and Oil Side by Side: A Comparative look at Ecuador and Camroon

Research in Progress Seminar


Michael Edwards

New Financial Resources:Is-Philanthropy the Answer?

A TARGET 2020 debate on the future of development cooperation


Emmanuel Mallya

Africans' Perception on Europe: a Contribution from a Researcher on the Move

Research in Progress Seminar


Indices of Social Development

Official Launch


International Conference on Indiginous Water Claims


Praful Bidwal

After Copenhagen and Cancun: What Hope for the Durban Climate Conference?



Gary A. Dymski

The Global Crisis and the Governance of Power in Finance

Research in Progress Seminar


New Experiments: How the Next Generation Prepares for a Takeover

A TARGET 2020 debate on the future of development cooperation


Karin Astrid Siegmann

The Gender Digital Divide in Rural Pakistan: How Wide is it and How to Bridge it?

Research in Progress Seminar



Peter Waterman

Internationalists as a Research Challenge: Who? When? What? Why? How?

Research in Progress Seminar


Daniel Buch

True and untrue EU Strategic Partnerships with Africa

The Kapuscinski Lecture Series


Daniel Reijer

An exploration of what makes some skipped-generation households more successful than others

Research in Progress Seminar


Gugliermo Verdirame

Tension between the (recent) Attempt to Regulate Armed Conflict through Human Rights and (Traditional) Regulation of the Same under the Laws of Armed Conflict

Development Research Seminar

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New ISS Publications

The ISS libarary maintains a depository of publications by ISS staff and current and former students. The library also highlights ISS publications on its webpages.

Access the ISS library.

Some recent publications by ISS staff

Inclusive Growth? Labour Migration and Poverty in India. Arjan de Haan ISS Working Paper no. 513

Education policy and frame conflict : student assignment in the Wake County Public School System in North Carolina. D.S. Eyre ISS Working Paper no. 514

The PRS approach and the Paris agenda: Experiences in Bolivia, Honduras and Nicaragua. A.G. Dijkstra and K. Komives European Journal of Development Research

Book Review: Islam and Higher Education in Transitional Societies edited by Fatma Nevra Settie and Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela. L.A. Herrera Comparative Education Review (54/4)

Assessing the Scope for Partnerships Between Local Governments and Community-Based Organizations: Findings from Rural Morocco. S.I. Bergh International Journal of Public Administration (33)

Book Review on: Jenny Pearce (ed.): Participation and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century City. S.I. Bergh Voluntas (21)

The Roles of Aid in Foreign Politics - Putting Emerging Donors in Perspective. Ward Warderman and A. de Haan

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ISS News

New Deputy Rector Educational Affairs

As of 1 March 2011, Dr Jos Mooij will take up the 50% position as Deputy Rector Educational Affairs. Dr Mooij is Associate Professor in Public Policy and Management and will take up her new position for a period of 3 years.

NIAS fellowship 2012 for Dubravka Zarkov

Dubravka Zarkov received a NIAS (Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Science) fellowship for 2012.

During the period February - June, she will coordinate a combined Dutch/ex-Yugoslav research team, working on the research project 'The Real and the Imagined in the Contemporary Balkans', and also conduct her own research within the larger project.

Dubravka Zarkov is Associate Professor in Gender, Development and Conflict Studies at ISS.

Professor Will Hout stepping down as Deputy Rector Academic Affairs

Professor Hout's term of office comes to an end in March 2011. He has held the position since January 2007.

Last two inaugural lectures established by the EUR Trust Fund

The last 2 inaugural lectures for the recently appointed extraordinary professors took place in December and January:

Des Gasper: Influencing the Climate

Irene van Staveren: Mind and Matter

9th Development Dialogue - Call for Papers

The 2011 Development Dialogue Confrence is entitled Inequality and Justice. The organizers are calling for phd scholars and young scholars to exchange the results of recent and ongoing research in the field of social science.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be sent to by 15 March.

Full details of the conference and the call for papers.

Flyers for 2011-2012 MA Programme now online

A4 flyers containing 2011/2012 programme information, application deadline and fee information are now available in pdf format online. You can find them linked from the general MA page: or at the bottom of each specialization page.

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