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Food Security to 2050: Issues for the global south

The Glasgow Centre for International Development are hosting a free public seminar on Tuesday 15 October. Professor Tim Benton, University of Leeds and UK Food Security Champion will explore issues around global food security and the major drivers at a macro level - economic and population growth and climate change. For more details please see the flyer attached.

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Policy study network conference 2014 - second call

At the moment I'm at the ESREA triennial conference in Berlin. Today is the second day of the conference and it is a day full of very interesting presentations on different aspects and areas of adult learning and education.

I'm very glad to announce the second call for papers to The 2014 conference of the ESREA research network on Policy studies in Adult Education, June 18-20, Aalborg, Denmark. See the attached file for more information.

The geographical and temporal displacement of young people’s knowledge and agency: impacts for food security and environmental change.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Thomas Aneurin Smith to our food security discussion forum. Tom is a Teaching Assistant in Human Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield. In this short article Tom explores the influence of young people on current practices in agriculture, pastoralism and fishing raising interesting questions about the relationship between adults and young people and the impact of this on future food production and environmental change

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Access Policy of Higher Education - Alliance of Leading Education Institutes conference, Beijing

Subscribers interested in the issue of access to Higher Education, may wish to know that the International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes will be running a conference on the topic of the Access Policy of Higher Education hosted by Beijing Normal University from 30 October to 2 November. Keynote speakers include the Master of Green College, Oxford University, Professor Sir David Watson.

See http://ialei.bnu.edu.cn/index.html for more details.

Philosophy and Museums - Royal Institute of Philosophy Annual Conference 2013

I draw your attention to an upcoming conference and series of public events running from 23rd – 26th July. The conference is sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy and the public events are sponsored by the School of Education and the School of Humanities.

I hope you’ll be able to attend some of what is on offer!

The Conference poster and agenda are available below. In addition to the O’Neill lecture, I’m particularly keen to draw attention to the free public events at the Burrell on the afternoon of the 25th:

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New book: Volunteer Work, Informal Learning and Social Action

At the 8th International Researching Work and Learning Conference, hosted by the University of Stirling last month, a new book in the Knowledge Economy and Education Book Series (Sense Publishers) was launched.  Volunteer Work, Informal Learning and Social Action, edited by Fiona Duguid, Karsten Mundel and Daniel Schugurensky, explores the connections between volunteer work and informal learning in various sectors: cooperatives, social housing, voluntary organisations, social movements, and the labour market. Underlining all the case studies is the goal to work for social justice.

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ASEM Partner meeting - ASEM Research Network 5 "Core Competences" - Kuala Lumpur, 26th and 27th June 2013

A number of ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (the ASEM LLL Hub) partners from the ASEM Research Network 5 "Core Competences"  met in Kuala Lumpur on 26th and 27th June 2013 to discuss future directions of the network in relation to two main objectives: publication and dissemination activities; and, funding opportunities. The meeting was hosted by our colleagues Dr Saemah Rahman and Dr Ruhizan Mohammad Yasin of the Faculty of Education of the National University of Malaysia - Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

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