IEE Newsletter No. 23
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We have moved! After an eventful year, full of activities and research projects in the Master's, PhD, and university-wide programmes, it almost slipped our minds to tell you that our offices have moved. The new premises of the IEE are located at newly renovated, modern office rooms at Universitätsstraße 105, 44789 Bochum. The relocation was necessitated by major construction work in the previous office building on campus. We proudly welcome visitors to our new home.
A look at the contributions to this edition of the newsletter confirms that, apart from new premises, there is continuity and progress in the activities of the IEE and its members – a good reason to celebrate the Institute's remarkable 50th anniversary in November this year. The anniversary will coincide with an Alumni Conference organized by the IEE in Bochum, which is just one of a number of conferences that we are happy to announce. Enjoy the read!

Editorial

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MADM: Farewell intake 2014-2016

Tobias Thürer is happy to welcome students from the last MADM intake to the alumni network of the IEE.

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MADM: Welcome to the New Intake

MADM coordinator Tobias Thürer provides an outlook on the 7th MADM intake which starts this year.

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MADM: The “MADM Experience”

Eliab Figueroa Hernandez, a recent graduate of the last MADM intake, shares his impressions of being part of the 18 month programme.

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Alumni Conference in November 2016 and Celebration of 50 years IEE

The IEE was successfully granted funding by the DAAD for an Alumni Conference, which will take place in Bochum from 9 to 11 November 2016. The topic of the conference will be „Doing Good with Business? – Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurship, and Fair Trade". The call for applications to the conference will be published soon on the IEE website.

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Cooperation with Afghanistan: Field Research Journey from Bochum to Kabul

Aimal Jan Naimi, a student from Afghanistan participating in the current MSc Programme in Management and Economics at the Ruhr-University Bochum, which is coordinated by the IEE, shares his impressions of doing field research for his thesis in Afghanistan.

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PHD IDS: Students of the New Intake of the PhD IDS Have Started their Projects

At the end of 2015, seven new full and two new associate students started their journey to obtain a Ph.D. in International Development Studies (PhD IDS) at the IEE. We proudly introduce them to you. Moreover, with the start of the summer term 2016, Martina Shakya has taken over the coordination of the PhD IDS programme from Anja Zorob. Finally, two IEE PhD IDS students were accepted to the joint PhD Programme with the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague.

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PhD IDS: Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

The 5th Annual International PhD Conference in International Development will take place on 5-6 September, 2016 at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom.

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Call for Papers: Autumn School on Forced Displacement, Regional Politics and the Middle East in Lebanon, 03-12 October 2016

The Autumn School is part of the German-Arab Joint Research, Training, and Networking Programme, 'From Responsibility to Protect to Responsibility to Assist: Conflict, Reconstruction and Sustainable Development in the Middle East'.

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SA-GER CDR: New Scholarship Holders Started their Studies, New Call for Applications and Network Meeting

South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) Coordinator, Britta Niklas, introduces scholarship holders who arrived at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Town, for their studies. Moreover, she provides information on a new call for applications. Gabriele Bäcker shares news from a recent Network Meeting of the Centres for African Excellence.

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EUSA_ID: 3rd Cohort Started

EUSA_ID Programme Coordinator Britta Niklas gives an update on the 3rd cohort of the Mobility Programme, including the opening of the 3rd call for applications.

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AlumnIEE: My Experience as a MILEAD 2015 Fellow

Chifundo Patience Chilera, MADM graduate and South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) scholarship holder from Malawi from the 2012-2014 intake, has been selected as a fellow of one of Africa's most influential young women leadership initiatives. She shares her experience of being a fellow of such a distinguished group.

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Urban FoodPlus: Entering Phase Two

Martina Shakya shares news about the second phase of the interdisciplinary African-German research project.

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UA-Ruhr GC: Report from the First Field Research Period of the UAR GC Research Project on the Garment Industry

Johannes Norpoth shares his impressions of the field research trip to Bangladesh and Cambodia, conducted in November and December 2015 together with Christian Scheper from Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, in the context of the interdisciplinary, multi-university research project on "Political Authority in Transnational Governance Arrangements" which is funded by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR).

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UA-Ruhr GC: New UAR GC Publications

There are six recent publications under the roof of the UA Ruhr Graduate Center.

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Research Activities: A new IEE Working Paper Addresses Issue of Minimum Compensation for Landgrabs

Co-author Marc Hansen shares the key ideas of the paper.

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Research Activities: Cluster 2 Organises Panel at DSA 2016, Oxford

Cluster members Jasmin Fritzsche, Loubna Abi Khalil, and Raffael Beier will chair the panel on "The Regional Politics of Forced Displacement in the Middle East" and welcome the submission of papers.

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News: New Erasmus+ Project "Enhancing Postgraduate Environment"

The IEE, together with the RUB Research School, has become partner of the newly established Erasmus+ Project "Enhancing Postgraduate Environment" (EPE).

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News: Academic Achievements

Three IEE members have been awarded a PhD.

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News: New Faces

The IEE is pleased to welcome Robin Pass as Network-Coordinator for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS), and Nicole Dittrich, new research fellow and co-coordinator of the Afghanistan Programme.

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News: IEE joins the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

Related to its activities in the interdisciplinary research project on "Political Authority and Transnational Governance-Arrangements" under the roof of the UAR Graduate Center, the IEE has joined the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles.

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News: New Position for IEE Corresponding Member Marco Rimkus

IEE Corresponding Member appointed Professor at a German Business School.

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News: Conference on Social Protection Systems in Africa

IEE Director Markus Kaltenborn co-organizes an international conference hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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IEE on Tour

External activities of IEE members.

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IEE Publications

Read about new publications of our IEE members.

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