December 10 marked the 64th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has become a universal standard for defending and promoting human rights. Each year, Human Rights Day presents an opportunity to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of human rights by all people.
An interesting new report called Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy explores new forms of collaborative production on the Internet with ramifications, no doubt, for the study of Social Transformation and Organizational Systems. As stated in the report's Introduction, two main agents of transformation guide this work. One is the emergence of community dynamics as an essential ingredient of doing business.
Call for Papers, posters and demonstrations, 12/2012: ACM International Conference on Creativity and Cognition 201312/12/2012
ACM CREATIVITY AND COGNITION 2013
June 17-18, 2013
University of Technology, Sydney
Call for PAPERS, POSTERS and DEMONSTRATIONS
Call for GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM
December 17, 2012 for Papers and Posters
March 1, 2013 for Demos and Graduate Student Symposium
The University of Technology, Sydney will host the International Conference on Creativity and Cognition from the 17th to the 20th of June 2013.
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2012 Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society (2012 HKICEPS) is an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academics, independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and discuss issues concerning education, psychology and society towards sustainable development.
The use of schools and other education institutions for military purposes by armed forces and non-state armed groups during wartime endangers students and their education around the world, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack in a new study. The 77-page study, “Lessons In War: Military Use of Schools and Other Education Institutions during Conflict”, examines the use of schools and other education institutions for military purposes by government armed forces and opposition or pro-government armed groups during times of armed conflict or insecurity. Schools are used for barracks, logistics bases, operational headquarters, weapons and ammunition caches, detention and interrogation centers, firing and observation positions, and recruitment grounds.
The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 benchmarks national gender gaps of 135 countries on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria. The Global Gender Gap Index was developed in 2006, partially to address the need for a consistent and comprehensive measure of gender equality that can track a country’s progress over time. The index points to potential role models by revealing those countries that – within their region or income group – are leaders in dividing resources more equitably between women and men than other countries, regardless of the overall level of resources available.
Exploring Leadership and Learning Theories in Asia (ELLTA) will take place December 11-13, 2012 in Malaysia and will be co-hosted by the University of Utara Malaysia. ELLTA invites contributions to highlight Asian perspectives on Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Given the enormity and diversity of challenges facing the world at large, and Asia, in particular, the transformation of societies requires creative and innovative responses, and individual and collective entrepreneurship. http://ellta.org/