ICLD

Program

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Special Sessions

The academy is organised around interactive and participatory sessions. Participants are expected to contribute, read, write and actively engage in different sessions. All sessions should have a gender, sustainability and human rights perspective. The academy is divided into the following sessions:

  • Thematic streams: for in-depth discussions on cross-cutting issues. See list under writing workshops
  • Training sessions: participatory video, transdiciplinary research ?and co-production, writing research applicaitons, localising the SDGs
  • Writing workshops: for junior and senior scholars to discuss ongoing research and research projects in small groups with the possibility to receive and provide feedback
  • Local Policy Labs: to discuss real life problems experienced by local governments and to brainstorm ideas for policy recommendations and further research. See Policy Lab for more info

Writing workshops

Applicants should register in one of the following sessions to present a paper or research project that is a “work in progress”. The deadline to send the final draft of the “work in progress” (an article, chapter, or research proposal) to be discussed at the Academy is May 31st 2019.

Social accountability and alternative forms of participation in local democracy, session A 
Session leader A: Anders Lidström, Professor, Department of Political Science, Umeå University 

Session leader B: Rebeca Abbers, Associate Professor Of Political Science, University Of Brasília


From climate crises to climate action: roles for local governments
Session leader: Jesse Ribot, Professor, School of International Service, American University in Washington


Global Migration: Rebel cities and communities in search of inclusion
Session leader: Benjamin O-Brien Gonzalez, Professor of Political Science, San Diego State University


Children and youth influence in local decision making
Session leader: Soo Ah Kwon, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois


Urban creativity and inclusive cities
Session leader: Liza Rose Cirolia, Researcher, Centre for African Cities


Local governments in post-conflict countries: conflicts and possibilities
Session leader: James Manor, Emeritus Professor of Commonwealth Studies, School of advanced studies, University of London

Training sessions

Participatory Video for research and engagement
Session leader: Crystal Tremblay, Assistant Professor and Special Advisor on Community Engaged Scholarship, Department of Geography, Univeristy of Victoria

Transdisciplinary co-production
Session leaders: Meritt Polk, Professor, Head of Department, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg 
Henrietta Palmer, Artistic Professor, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning, Chalmers University of Technology

SDG Synergies Approach
Session leader:  Nina Weitz, Research Fellow within the Governance and Institutions Unit at Stockholm Environment Institute

Writing Policy Research Proposal
Session leaders: Jesse Ribot, Professor, School of International Service, American University in Washington
Shabbir Cheema, Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Centre for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Merilee Grindle Professor Emerita, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
James Manor Emeritus Professor of Commonwealth Studies, School of advanced studies, University of London
Soo Ah Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois