Other Events

January 27, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Ezekiel Emanuel Vice Provost for Global Initiatives - University of Pennsylvania
Amy Gadsden Executive Director of Penn Global and Penn China Initiatives - University of Pennsylvania
Location: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Description: Penn Global and Penn China Initiatives will host an interdisciplinary symposium to highlight and facilitate discussion on activities supported by the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund (CREF) and other China-related work at Penn. The symposium, which will run from 9 am to 3:45 pm, will feature research “blitz” presentations, highlighting Penn faculty work across a broad range of fields, and programmatic workshops on conducting research and activities in China. Please see below for the agenda. Join us for this event that will foster interdisciplinary dialogue and inform Penn’s ongoing engagement in China. If you have already registered, there is no need to re-register. This program is open to the entire University of Pennsylvania community. Please note that any audio or video recording is strictly prohibited. Please RSVP for the Symposium at: https://goo.gl/forms/bS77A1TGRBcwWJIY2
March 5, 2017 - March 9, 2017
Location: Atlanta, GA
Comparative and International Education Society
Description: The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Inc., was founded in 1956 to foster cross-cultural understanding, scholarship, academic achievement and societal development through the international study of educational ideas, systems, and practices. The Society’s members include over 3000 academics, students, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world.The CIES Annual Meeting is a a gathering of Society members and the interested public for an academic research conference devoted to scholarly and practical exchange as well as debate and networking. In 2017 the CIES Annual Meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia March 5-9, 2017 with the theme “Problematizing (In)Equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education”.  Read the full call for papers here.
April 27, 2017 9:00 AM - April 29, 2017 5:00 PM
Location: Chicago, IL
October 29, 2017 - November 4, 2017
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Description: The IUSSP International Population Conference is a major international event drawing over 2,000 scientists, policy makers and practitioners in the global population community to meet and address issues of common concern.  The Conference takes place once every four years, providing a unique forum for population experts to take stock of recent research on population trends and issues and to debate possible actions and policy responses to the challenges posed by population phenomena. The Conference will include invited plenary debates and panel discussions on population and sustainable development issues as well as over 240 scientific sessions featuring the results of recent research from around the globe. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics including international migration, sexual and reproductive health, poverty and inequality, population and environment interactions, the consequences of population ageing and issues related to children and youth, education, the labour force, and gender and human rights. There will also be a set of sessions on Population and Policy Challenges in Africa. Attention to advances in methods and data measuring population phenomena and evaluating progress towards health and development goals such as the SDGs will be a key concern cutting across all sessions.  In addition, there will be exhibits, side meetings and training sessions. The Conference is open to all members of the population community and draws in experts working in research, teaching, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as the private sector including publishing companies and the media. Institutions working in the population field are encouraged to organise exhibits, side meetings, and training workshops or become an institutional sponsor. Further information on these opportunities will be posted on this website.