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Five grad positions in Geography at West Virginia University

IGU YECG- Young & Early Career Geographers

The Geography Program at West Virginia University is currently recruiting five funded graduate students for 2017-18 academic year.  WVU Geography offers both Masters and Doctoral degrees and a rigorous certificate program in Geographic Information Science.  Our rapidly growing graduate program is composed of 19 core geography faculty with expertise in the interdisciplinary subfields of Human Geography, Environmental Geography and GIScience (http://www.geography.wvu.edu/people).  WVU Geography faculty are engaged in local, regional and global research focused on human-environment relations, climate change, political geography, spatial science, digital humanities, forest ecosystem modeling, cultural and political ecologies, conservation science, feminist geography, science and technology studies, humanitarianism, land change science, critical cartographies, food justice, and development geography.  Faculty are currently conducting research in South Asia, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, East Asia and the United States, including Appalachia.

The geography faculty are recruiting for 5 Graduate Research Assistant positons on funded projects.  Applicants…

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Young and Early Career GEO in Beijing 2016

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Dear Young and Early Career Colleagues,

IGU’s inaugural Young and Early Career (YEC) Taskforce meets for the first time at this year’s IGC in Beijing. Please join us for our first meeting-cum-launch session and Masterclass event on 22 August at 2:30pm (please check congress booklet for venue details upon registration in Beijing). YEC’s first ever Masterclass, will provide a unique opportunity for early career colleagues to get academic survival tips from senior colleagues including how to find  funding and proposal writing. We hope to organise more of such activities and also provide a unique platform for networking and collaboration with all existing early career groups already working as part of the various IGU commissions. If you plan to be in Beijing this August, please do join us to learn more!

We are also looking for members who are interested to become more involved in YEC. The meeting in Beijing provides a great…

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Repúdio à indicação de nova Presidência do IBGE

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A notícia da indicação de Paulo Rabello de Castro para a presidência do IBGE é extremamente preocupante. O indicado, amigo do presidente interino, é vinculado a interesses privados, em especial do mercado financeiro. Trata-se de diretor presidente da SR Rating e fundador da RC Consultores, empresas de consultoria financeira que elaboram projeções que são vendidas no mercado, utilizando, dentre outros, dados do IBGE.

As informações produzidas e disponibilizadas pelo IBGE são intensamente utilizadas em pesquisas no Brasil e no exterior – pesquisas de comparabilidade internacional – por sua reconhecida qualidade e excelência. Necessário lembrar que as pesquisas do IBGE sempre nos colocaram em igualdade de condições, sob o ponto de vista da qualidade e confiabilidade dos dados, com os pesquisadores dos países centrais.

Com mais de 220 publicações ao ano, o IBGE produz uma verdadeira radiografia do país, em sua diversidade de aspectos (econômicos, sociais, demográficos, políticos, geocientíficos) com dados…

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BECAS CLACSO-CONACYT EDICIÓN 2015

Red Vulnerabilidades ALAP

Para realizar maestrías y doctorados en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades en universidades mexicanas investigando sobre temas vinculados al país de origen del estudiante

Con el fin de fomentar la cooperación internacional con países de América Latina y el Caribe, el Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO) anuncia el lanzamiento de la Convocatoria 2015-A de lasBecas CLACSO-CONACYT para realizar estudios de posgrado en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, en universidades mexicanas investigando sobre temas vinculados al país de origen del estudiante.

El programa CLACSO-CONACYT ofrece becas para realizar estudios de maestría y doctorado en instituciones académicas mexicanas, reconocidas por el Programa Nacional de Posgrado de Calidad (PNPC) del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), y que preferentemente participen de la Red CLACSO de Posgrados.

El propósito principal del programa consiste en aunar esfuerzos entre CLACSO y CONACYT a favor de la formación, el desarrollo y la vinculación de investigadores…

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Programa Espelho – Epistemicídio

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Read the Latest Research on Gender Equality! Textos sobre gênero para baixar!

Diversos artigos sobre gênero para baixar!

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Dutch racism, por Hein de Haas

(artigo publicado originalmente no blog: http://heindehaas.blogspot.com.br/ dia 20/03/2014)

Geert Wilders, the popular leader of the Dutch PVV (Freedom) Party, is well known for his anti-Islam and anti-immigrant viewpoints. Dutch Moroccans are his favourite target, who are systematically put down by Wilders as criminal, extremist, terrorist, and benefit scrounging untermenschen. 

The Dutch have now been debating for years whether Wilders’ public statements are racist or not (see here). To me, this is somehow puzzling, as what else can you call the stereotyping and scapegoating of entire population groups?Why this hesitance? Part of the explanation is that most mainstream Dutch politicians have become terrified of Wilders.They have even been taking over many of his viewpoints on immigration in  attempts to win back votes. The right-wing liberal VVD party, in particular, has done its best to copy PVV’s anti-immigration, anti-diversity (see here) and ‘law and order’ viewpoints.These strategies have failed, but have made Wilders’ viewpoints respectable.

They also avoid very harsh attacks against Wilders because they may need his party to form the next coalition government. After all, the PVV is now the biggest or second biggest party in national polls.

In other words, politicians are afraid to call Wilders a racist because he has become too powerful. Yesterday, he went one step further during a speech to celebrate his party’s victory in local elections in The Hague (see video)

– Wilders: “I ask you. Do you want, in this city, and in the Netherlands, more or fewer Moroccans”
– Audience: “Fewer, fewer, fewer…. ” (shouting)
– Wilders:  “Then we will fix this” (audience and Wilders laugh)

Innocent: no. Deliberate:yes. Racist: yes.

Yet once again, PM Rutte of the VVD party stated this week that he does not rule out the possibility of forming a next government with Geert Wilders, who already gave vital support to Rutte’s previous government.

To be honest, this makes me angry and scares the hell out of me. Not so much because of what Wilders says (racism is of all ages after all), but because he gets away with it (not in the legal, but in the moral sense), because mainstream politicians lack the moral compass, courage and self-confidence to go in the counter-attack, show solidarity and identify with fellow Dutch citizens of Moroccan origin or Islamic faith.

What we need is a Prime Minister who has the guts to say: “I am a Moroccan”. That would be real leadership. What we get is cowardice.

As my colleague Ann Singleton said on Twitter yesterday: “Shocking times across Europe – racist parties are again becoming respectable power brokers”. Cynical power politics apparently justify sacrificing any principle.  It is a dangerous slippery slope.

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