May 18, 2015 is the deadline for applications for the the 2015-2016 Newkirk Graduate Student Fellowship Awards

newkirk fellow photoFor information on the awards and the application process, click here for our “Students” page.

Office hours for students with questions about the awards and application process (not mandatory),  will be held
April 14 and 23.  Click here for our “Students’ page for details and location. 

PDF version of application instructions

CALL FOR PROPOSALS, Who Cares? Workshop on the Economies, Technologies, and Ethics of Aid, deadline extended to 4/6/2015

Who Cares? Workshop on the Economies, Technologies, and Ethics of Aid
UC Irvine, June 18-19, 2015

Call for Papers and Panels

The Institute for International, Global and Regional Studies (IIGaRS) invites proposals for papers or panels on the theme of “Who Cares? The Economies, Technologies and Ethics of Aid,” to take place at UCI in June.

Paper or panel proposals are welcome and due by Monday, April 6, to Gloria Simpson at A committee will select and notify presenters shortly thereafter.

For details, please refer to link here.

Videos from Community-based Science in the Arctic panel now available for viewing

The panel on Community-based Science in the Arctic was part of the Arctic Governance Symposium that took place at UC Irvine, January 30-31, 2015.
See videos of presentations:

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Elizabeth Mendenhall, Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A.,  “Social Understandings of the Arctic Domain”

Arn Keeling, Memorial University, Canada, “Aboriginal Communities and the Environmental Legacies of Extractive Development in the Arctic”
May-Britt Oehman, Uppsala University, Sweden, “Supradisciplinary conversations on security, safety and resilience in the river valleys of Sabme – land of Sami”
Peter Skold, Umea University, Sweden, “Salience, Stakeholders and Sustainabilities – Perspectives from Arctic Research in Sweden”


Upcoming 2015 events co-sponsored by the Newkirk Center for Science and Society

April 23  “A Brief History of Capitalization: From Colonialism to Life Itself” with Timothy Mitchell

April 28 Communicating Science Series with Elizabeth Pisani

June 18-19 Who Cares? Workshop on the Economies, Technologies, and Ethics of Aid

Toward a Sustainable 21st Century Series:

May 8 “Building Partnerships for Ocean Health in Southern California”
October 22  “Green Chemistry in a Golden State: Accelerating the Transition to Greener Products and Greater Protections for Consumers:
November 3-4  “Strategies for Promoting Sustainable Food Security for the 21st Century”