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Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance - Call for Nominations open until 31 March 2016

As the IASC is an institutional supporter of the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance we would like to draw your attention to the call for nominations for this award for 2015-2017. The Council of the Elinor Ostrom Award has opened the call to nominate outstanding scholars or practitioners in the field of commons to receive the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons.

2nd International Conference LANDac (Utrecht, 30 June-1 July 2016)

One the 30th of June and the 1st of July 2016, LANDac will hold its second International Conference, entitled 'Linking the Rural and the Urban'. LANDac, founded in 2010 and based at Utrecht University, is a network of Dutch organizations interested in how land governance can contribute to equitable and sustainable development.

Development Management Institute new institutional member of the IASC

The IASC gladly welcomes the Development Management Institute (DMI) as a new institutional member of the IASC. DMI was set up on February 13, 2014, pursuant to a desire of the Government of Bihar, India, to establish a High Performing Knowledge Institution (HPKI) patterned on the founding vision of Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA).

New platform and new look for IASC's International Journal of the Commons

The International Journal of the Commons recently has moved to a new platform and has changed it's website accordingly. The International Journal of the Commons is a publication of the IASC and an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open-access journal, dedicated to furthering the understanding of institutions for use and management of resources that are (or could be) enjoyed collectively.

Deadline Call for panels, papers, and posters Regional European IASC Conference extended until 30 Noc. 2015

The deadline for submitting your abstract for the 4th Regional European IASC-Conference (Bern, 10-13 May 2016) has been extended until 30 November 2015. Read more about the conference at the conference website or download the call for abstracts here.

Job opportunity - Department Chair Marine Ecosystems and Society, University of Miami

The newly created Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society (MES) at the Rosenstiel School of the University of Miami seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic leader to chair the Department and lead the recruitment of 2-5 tenure-track faculty members in the next few years. The Chair will enhance the scholarly productivity of the Department and its undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. programs; and, play a key role in developing and implementing the School’s strategic plan.

Job opportunity - Postdoc Fellowship at CENA/USP (Brazil)

CENA/USP offers a fellowship opportunity for postdoc researchers from Brazil and abroad.

Title: Post doctoral fellowship in Environment and Society at CENA/USP
Field of knowledge: interdisciplinary

Project title: Food Security and Land Use: The Telecoupling Challenge
Working area: Environment and Society
Principal investigator: Luiz Antonio Martinelli
Unit/Instituition: CENA/USP
Deadline for submissions: 12/10/2015
Publishing date: 14/09/2015

Read the full job offer here

Call for Panels, papers, and posters Regional European IASC-Conference (Bern) - deadline for abstracts 30 November 2015

The organizers of the 4th Regional European IASC-Conference welcome abstracts proposals for panels, papers, and posters for the 4th Regional European IASC-Conference, to be held in Bern, 10-13 May 2016. The main theme of the conference will be 'Commons in a "Glocal" World: Global Connections and Local Responses'. This conference therefore aims to look at the interfaces between local and global processes in order to bring together research arenas that have often been kept quite separate until now.

Managing our Common Resources - Course series

The ‘Commons Management and Governance’ Short Course Series consists of series of online courses on specific issues regarding common resourses governance. The courses are low-cost, distance learning short courses aimed at raising awareness and understanding of commons issues around the world.

The courses will be delivered through distance-learning approaches making use of video and audio materials, readings, on-line activities, and group discussion forums, enabling participants to learn from one another as well as from the tutors.

The issue n. 18 of the Commons Digest is out!

Welcome to the newest edition of the Commons Digest!

This issue's Commons Forum is based upon an upcoming panel session at the meeting in Edmonton: "Communities, conservation and the commons: a retrospective". If you are interested in hearing more, please plan to attend the session Wednesday at 15:30 - 17:00. The session is organized by Derek Armitage and based upon a class he ran together with Prateep Nayak at the University of Waterloo.

Read the Digest here.

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