An International, Interdisciplinary Conference sponsored by the World Society Foundation May 11-13, 2017, Barcelona, Spain, http://globalinequalitiesconference.weebly.com/
How can development occur in the face of mounting global inequalities and the rapid depletion of the world’s resource base? Innovative approaches are needed to better understand recent trends in the distribution of wealth, income and opportunities in the capitalist world economy, and more fully comprehend the availability, use, and governance of resources. Original ideas are equally needed to gain insights into the transformative politics that might help to address the tensions and possible trade-offs between inequality reduction and sustainability.
Co-organized by the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), the World Society Foundation (WSF), the Sociology of Development Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD), this conference invites scholars, practitioners and policy-makers to explore new directions for analyzing these pressing challenges and identify the kinds of institutions, policies, and collective action that are (or would be) necessary for achieving the reduction of global inequalities in a sustainable manner.
Confirmed keynoters include Catherine Boone (LSE), Melani Cammett (Harvard), Patrick Heller (Brown), Sam Hickey (Manchester), Timur Kuran (Duke), Branko Milanovic (CUNY), and Maristella Svampa (CONICET).
The WSF provides 30 travel grants to participants for cover their travel and accommodation costs. These grants are given on a competetive basis for the strongest paper submissions, though with a preference for graduate students, and scholars and policymakers working at institutions in the Global South.
The organizing committee will develop sessions based on the pool of submissions it receives and group related papers into thematically connected panels.