Petition on Central American Children

As scholars of Central America and migration, we have written the below statement to urge the Obama Administration to treat the unaccompanied child migrants at the border as refugees. Some of you saw it when it was circulated earlier. If you support the statement, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS Central American Children LINK AND THEN ADD YOUR SIGNATURE AND AFFILIATION at the end of the document: Our goal is to send the petition to President Obama and publicize it by July 22, 2014.

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Announcement for the 2014 Eric Wolf Prize The Political Ecology Society (PESO)

PESO announces the 2014 Eric Wolf Prize for the best article-length paper.  We seek papers based in substantive field research that make an innovative contribution to Political Ecology. Continue reading

Journal of Political Ecology – open access

The Journal of Political Ecology is a completely open access journal, with many excellent and helpful items.  We of course encourage you to use and cite the items in the journal, and submit your own work.

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Society and Mellon Fellowships

Agency: Cornell University Society for the Humanities
Description: Society Fellowships (10/1) of $45,000 support one year of residential postdoctoral research, writing, and teaching focusing on an annual theme. The theme  for 2015-16 is “Time.” Six to 8 awards will be made. Mellon Fellowships offer $25,500 in support for graduate students (11/1) and $45,000 per year for postdoctoral students (varying deadlines). Postdoctoral fellowships are available in multiple departments, most recently in Anthropology and Literature. 

Special Issue of JAFSCD – free throughout July

A special issue of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development<> (JAFSCD) on Cooperatives and Alternative Food Systems Initiatives has just been completed and will be freely available – no subscription needed! – through the month of July.
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Training on the rights of peasants in Geneva 4th – 7th November

Tthree days training on the rights of peasants (4-6 November) + a one-day panel discussion on the right to food and conflicts over land uses (7 November) in Geneva.

You will find information about the training at:
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Food Systems and Society program seeking instructors

Marylhurst University’s Master of Science in Food Systems and Society program is looking for experienced instructors to develop and teach online elective courses in the following areas for the 2014-2015 academic year.
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FoodCorps extended deadline for request for evaluation proposal

FoodCorps has extended the deadline for our recent request for evaluation proposals until Friday, August 1st. An updated RFP that reflects the new timeline is attached.

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CfP: Leaders in Conservation: Botanic Gardens and Biodiversity in the 21st Century

Please circulate this call for papers, panels and workshops for the
upcoming *Leaders in Conservation: Botanic Gardens and Biodiversity in the
21st Century* among your department, colleagues, and graduate students.

The three-day conference (October 23-25, 2014), hosted at the prestigious
Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, will be *the first international
event on the social role of botanic gardens in biodiversity conservation*,
and will bring together dozens of local and international expert
practitioners and academics in the field of botanic gardens and
biodiversity conservation.
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Conference and Colloquium at the University of Havana

The Seventeenth International Conference, Socialism for the
Twenty-first Century, and the Eighth International Colloquium, The
Influence of Philosophy and the Social Science on the Cultural
Heritage of the countries of the American Mediterranean, will be held
at the University of Havana from November 19 to November 21, 2014.
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