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Global Environmental Change, Globalization and International Security: New Challenges for the 21st Century

World in handsThe 6th Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, to be held October 9-13, 2005 in Bonn, Germany, is set up to promote a better understanding of global transformations, to identify the resulting opportunities and challenges and to develop appropriate responses. This entails a critical assessment of what the community has achieved to date as well as the development of a forward-looking action plan that links human dimensions research into contemporary policy debates on future actions of the global community.

The ultimate goal is to fashion a human dimensions research agenda that is specific and relevant to current global realities and scenarios of future trends in global transformations. These realities include not only social and cultural globalization and the prevailing free-market economic frameworks, but also alternatives emerging from groups that contest globalization. In addition, there is a need to consider the post-September 11th security concerns, which are shaping the potential and trajectory for cooperative approaches to global environmental governance.

The Centerís Elizabeth McNie is co-hosting a session titled "Climate Science Policy Assessment and Research". The panel also includes the Centerís Roger Pielke Jr.

More details, including information, application forms, timelines and deadlines, are available at the Open Meeting website.

Call for Papers, ďThe Ethics of Genetic CommerceĒ: Japha Symposium on Business and Professional Ethics
November 11, 2005 in Boulder, Colorado

Leeds School of Business LogoSeeking academically-oriented studies of issues related to the ethics of genetic commerce. Likely approaches might include: the ethics of genetic screening of insurance applicants or potential employees; social issues involved in the genetic modification of plants or the cloning of animals; business use of genetic information; access to gene therapy; and other concerns related to the creation, use, and control of genetic material and information. The key for successful submission is to focus on the business ethics of genetic commerce. Papers must be in English and an ideal length is 20 pages. Travel grants and honoraria will be available for paper presenters.  Papers presented at the Japha Symposium will be published in our monograph series: Leeds School Series on Business and Society published by Blackwell Publishers.

Submit a two-page proposal by August 1 and final papers by September 15, 2005 to:

Lyla D. Hamilton, Faculty Director
Center for Business and Society
Leeds School of Business
University of Colorado, 419 UCB
Boulder, Colorado 80309
Lyla.Hamilton@Colorado.edu, (303) 735-4358

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