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The 4th International Conference on Ethiopian Development Studies (ICEDS)

Revised Call for Abstracts for 4th International Conference on Ethiopian Development Studies (4th ICEDS) on the general theme of: Challenges of Peace and Development in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa August 3-5, 2007, Western Michigan University , Kalamazoo , MI.USA

Dear Colleagues:

Greetings to you all. We are sending this early call for Abstracts of invited papers to selected individuals, some of whom have participated in the previous three ICEDS conferences. Few abstracts have already started to trickle in response to the original call for papers. We are sending this call for to scholars who we believe will make important contribution to the various dimensions of the theme. Attached please find the Call for Papers and registration form, which you can also access on my webpage. http://homepages.wmich.edu/~asefa/

The new deadline for invited abstracts will be February 1. The deadline for finished papers will be April 1, 2007. If you can send your Abstract earlier, it would be helpful to us to plan for the conference. We would post the Abstracts on the webpage: http://homepages.wmich.edu/~asefa/

The details of the Call for Papers and Pre-registration forms are posted on the same website above. Please complete the registration forms and send it with your abstracts. Abstracts will be posted world wide on key Ethiopia related websites, and later published for distribution to the conference participants. Abstracts are invited from both individuals and organizations. Abstracts will be evaluated based on their quality and potential contribution to the objectives the conference.

Proposed abstracts must include the following to be accepted: 1 the full name of the individual, 2. the current affiliation including the state or province, and country of residence and 3. E-mail address. For organizations we require 1. The name of the organization (names of three panelists including their e-mails and affiliations) 2. State or province and Country of legal establishment or registration, and 3. E-mail address.

Expected Conference Results: Selected Abstracts will be posted on websites and published for distribution during the conference. Selected papers, following review, will be published in the 4th ICEDS Proceedings, and few will be considered for on a peer reviewed online Journal of Ethiopian Development Studies (JEDS). A summary of each session and panel prepared by chairs of sessions and panels will be prepared as 4th ICEDS major findings and policy recommendations for development Thank you for your cooperation in this important and timely Conference. Sincerely,

Sisay Asefa, Ph.D. Professor

On behalf 4th ICEDS Conference Organizers, August 3-5, 2007 Center for African Development Research (CADPR) Haenicke Institute for Global Education (HIGE), http://international.wmich.edu/ Western Michigan University , Kalamazoo , MI http://www.wmich.edu/

Preliminary International Call for Papers and Participation The 4th International Conference on Ethiopian Development Studies (ICEDS) THE CHALLENGES OF PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT IN ETHIOPIA & THE HORN OF AFRICA, August 3-5, 2007

Center for African Development Policy Research (CADPR) Western Michigan University (WMU), Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES: The WMU Center for African Development Policy Research (CADPR) announces the 4TH International Conference on Ethiopian Development Studies (ICEDS). This conference continues the tradition of successful conference series organized in 2001, 2003, and 2005 on Ethiopian development studies. The first Conference convened at WMU Campus in Michigan in 2001 and the latter two in 2003 and 2005 in Ethiopia. The 4th International conference planned for 2007 will explore the theme of “Challenges and Opportunities Peace, Democracy and Development in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa”.

The WMU Center for African Development Policy Research (CADPR) announces the 4TH International Conference on Ethiopian Development Studies (ICEDS). This conference continues the tradition of successful conference series organized in 2001, 2003, and 2005 on Ethiopian development studies. The first Conference convened at WMU Campus in Michigan in 2001 and the latter two in 2003 and 2005 in Ethiopia. The 4th International conference planned for 2007 will explore the theme of “Challenges and Opportunities Peace, Democracy and Development in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa”.

The objectives of the conference are to: 1. Raise awareness about and understand the critical issues that affect the sub-region, 2. Provide a forum for constructive and informed dialogue on key policy options for sustainable peaceful conflict resolution for future development and progress, 3. Exchange research papers by scholars and researchers on the various dimensions of the Horn of Africa, and 4. Build consensus on policy options that are crucial for future progress toward peaceful conflict resolution, development, peace and democratic governance both among states and within the states. The Symposium is intended for academics, policy makers, investors, and donors and others interested in contemporary issues in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.

The 4th International Conference will convene on August 3-5, 2007 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. No funds are available at this time for conference travel and related expenses of participants. Past participants have managed to get their own external research and travel support. Prospective participants in the 2007 conference are also urged to do the same. Participants of accepted proposals and abstracts or papers can ask for a letter of support or invitation from conference organizers to prospective funding agencies. Conference registration for participants including presenters and session chairs will have registration fees reduced or waived. Conference organizers will try to find inexpensive accommodation. Details will be released after the April 1, 2007 deadline of proposals and abstracts. Papers can have a sub-regional scope or can focus on the specific states of the Horn: Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, and Djibouti including those within the Greater Horn of Africa: Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.

SUBMISSIONS: The Conference Conveners invite proposals on the following broad range of issues and topics related to the conference theme: “THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT IN ETHIOPIA & THE HORN OF AFRICA”

  1. Agriculture, Food Security, and Rural Development.
  2. Education for Sustainable Development
  3. Regional Integration for Development
  4. Building Democratic Institutions of governance and civil society
  5. Health and HIV/AIDS Issues
  6. Private Sector, Entrepreneurship and Markets
  7. Science and Technology for Development
  8. US Policy on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa
  9. Managing Ethnic, Clan, and Religious conflicts
  10. Peace building and Conflict Resolution
  11. Women and Development
  12. The Role of the Diaspora in Development
  13. An open forum for political parties

Each contributor is invited to complete and submit the participation form (on the next page) and one page typed double-spaced copy of the proposal. Abstracts that do not include completed Participation Form will be regarded as incomplete and will not be accepted. Please send all abstracts by e-mail to the CADPR Conference Coordinating Office at WMU attn: SISAY.ASEFA@WMICH.EDU Please, checks the WMU/CADPR website for registration, specific venue, and other information.

The latest date to submit abstracts and proposals is April 1, 2007. Authors of selected abstracts will be informed by May 1, 2007. The latest date to submit completed draft papers will be May 15, 2007. Accepted papers will be published in a reputable and referred social science journal and/or published in Conference Proceedings as in past practice of the series.

The latest date to submit abstracts and proposals is April 1, 2007. Authors of selected abstracts will be informed by May 1, 2007. The latest date to submit completed draft papers will be May 15, 2007. Accepted papers will be published in a reputable and referred social science journal and/or published in Conference Proceedings as in past practice of the series.

4th International Conference on Ethiopian Development Studies (4th ICEDS)

Attn: Professor Sisay Asefa
Center for African Development Policy Research (CADPR)
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008, USA
FAX: (616) 387-0630


E-Mail: SISAY.ASEFA@WMICH.EDU     homepages.wmich.edu/~asefa/

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