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Call for Papers on Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation
Arun Agrawal, Maria Lemos, Benjamin Orlove, Jesse Ribot
Workshops of ICARUS
The Initiative for Climate Adaptation Research and Understanding through the Social Sciences

The following invitation was forwarded to SPSSI:

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We invite your participation in two linked ICARUS workshops on vulnerability and adaptation. The first will be on ‘Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation: Theory and Cases’, to be held 11-13 February 2010 at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. The second will be on ‘Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation: Methods and Cases’, and will be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, from 3-5 April 2010.

These workshops follow an initial planning meeting held at SNRE at the University of Michigan in Winter 2009. They are a part of a series of meetings sponsored by the newly established ‘Initiative for Climate Adaptation Research and Understanding through the Social Sciences’ – ICARUS.  ICARUS intends to further the conversation and research on the subjects of climate vulnerability and adaptation.

At the first we propose to hold several panels on “Theorizing Vulnerability and Adaptation” to help improve the understanding of these two inter-related concepts, identify theoretical frontiers, and to build frameworks and approaches that move beyond what is currently available.


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