cfp: third world development

Jon Beasley-Murray jpb8 at
Mon Jan 23 17:50:09 MST 1995

Maybe I should go to this, huh?


Jon Beasley-Murray
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Date: Mon, 23 Jan 1995 12:00:44 -0800
From: pen-l at
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Date: Mon, 23 Jan 1995 14:22:08 -0500 (EST)
From: William S Strauss <wss at CHRISTA.UNH.EDU>
To: pen-l at

Sponsored by=20
The Department of Economics and
The Center for the Humanities=20
The University of New Hampshire

The understandings sought by many analysts of the structures of relations b=
etween nations are often based on a synthesis of determinants which transce=
nd a single category or discipline.  Thus, although explanations or predict=
ions for action may be framed=20
in the discourse of economics, political science, history, communication, s=
ociology, philosophy or one of many other perspectives on the ways in which=
 humankind moves through time, these explanations often incorporate assumpt=
ions which are taken as a prio
ri based on the work of others selected from outside of the specific discip=

This thesis, which explicitly recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of pe=
rceiving and prescribing the process of international change, is the founda=
tion for a two day symposium to be held at the University of New Hampshire'=
s New England Center on Octobe
r 2 and 3, 1995 (Registration begins on Sunday, October 1).  This symposium=
 will be a forum for investigating many of the new questions about internat=
ional relations that increasing transnationalism has generated.  Below are =
the specific topics to be inve
stigated.  In general, the questions attempt to expose to scrutiny the unde=
rlying assumptions which influence the prescriptions and judgments which ar=
e made with regard to international relations; specifically, those internat=
ional relations that connect t
he "developed" world with the "less developed" world.  Clearly, even the us=
e of the words "development" and "third-world" carry implications that deli=
mit the possibilities for understanding.  It is hoped that this symposium w=
ill help us all to understand=20
why the future is not what it used to be.

Academics and practitioners from the social sciences, the humanities, and s=
cience are invited to submit current or recent work that is relevant to the=
 topics to be discussed (see below).  Manuscripts selected by the sessions =
committee will be placed in a=20
bound volume to be distributed to all participants who select this option w=
ith registration.  All attendees who select this option will also receive a=
 follow-up volume with the written comments and transcripts of the discussi=

There will be seven sessions.
1.=09"The Policy, Politics, and Business of International Interaction"  Par=
ticipants in this session will engage in a multi-level critique of the curr=
ent understandings of what is defined as positive action in the interaction=
s of government and businesses b
etween developed and less developed nations.
2.=09"The Ideologies of Global Progress"  This session will provide a focus=
 for an investigation of the underlying discourses that define the set of p=
ossibilities from which progress is evaluated.
3.=09"The Rhetoric of Concern: Who Cares about What and Why?"  This session=
 is to be a forum which will explore the motives for international investme=
nt and development policy.
4.=09"Measuring and Evaluating Change"  Participants will specifically inve=
stigate the methodologies and the selection of variables which provide the =
inputs for perceiving and judging change.
5.=09"Global Growth: Who Gets Better, Who Doesn't, and for How Long?"  This=
 session will focus on the distribution of well-being and on the externalit=
ies developed in the pursuit of progress as well as the implications over t=
ime of these aspects of global g
6.=09"Democracy and Free-Market Economics in World Development: Are the Nor=
ms of the West Best for the Rest?"  This session will provide an opportunit=
y for discussing the spread of Western-style motivational incentives to a d=
iversity of cultures.
7.=09"Aggression and Enforcement in World Affairs"  Participants in this se=
ssion will investigate the relationships of social systems, culture, and th=
e interactions of international governmental and business policy with viole=

There will be a keynote address by a well-known participant in development =
activities.  The luncheon speaker the first day will speak on foreign polic=
y vis-=85-vis the First World, the Third World, and the structure of corpor=
ate transnationalism.  This topi
c is intended to inspire a review of the linkages between the foreign polic=
ies of governments and the foreign policies of multinational businesses. Th=
e luncheon speaker on the second day will be from a large multinational cor=
poration and will speak on the
 visions of world business for success in the next century.

Please respond with an intention to participate by April 1, 1995.  Abstract=
s will be due April 1, 1995.  Notification of selection will be made by Apr=
il 25, and papers will be due by September 1, 1995. A tentative agenda will=
 be mailed out to all who resp
ond on May 1, 1995, including identification of the keynote and luncheon sp=
eakers on each day.

Send responses to William Strauss, Symposium Coordinator, Box 22, The Whitt=
emore School of Business and Economics, McConnell Hall, University of New H=
ampshire, Durham, NH, 03824.  Call (603) 433-5602 if you have questions.

 Internet Address WSS at

See the following for details regarding conference fees and accommodations.

Sponsored by=20
The Department of Economics and
The Center for the Humanities=20
The University of New Hampshire


Conference Fees

=09For attendees that do not wish to attend the luncheons or receive the pu=
blished proceedings:  One day - $10   Two days - $20.
=09For attendees that do wish to attend the luncheons but do not wish to re=
ceive the published proceedings:  One day - $30   Two days - $60.
=09For attendees that wish to attend the luncheons and receive the publishe=
d proceedings:  One day - $60    Two days - $90.

=09Fees may be paid upon registration at the New England Center.


=09A block of rooms has been set aside at the New England Center (NEC) loca=
ted on the University of New Hampshire campus for Saturday, September 30, S=
unday, October 1, and Monday October 2, 1995.  The New England Center is a =
full service conference center s
urrounded by the hardwoods of northern New England.  The NEC offers a seclu=
ded environment for meetings coupled with a full service hotel and restaura=
nt.  The NEC is one hour from Boston and one hour from Portland, Maine.

=09The symposium will occur during the peak of the New England fall foliage=
 season.  Thus, although this timing offers attendees the benefit of viewin=
g the spectacular colors of the New England Autumn, it also means that acco=
mmodations throughout the area a
re often booked well in advance.

=09A deadline of September 1, 1995 for reservations must be honored to assu=
re the availability of rooms at the NEC.  Room costs must be paid at the ti=
me of registration.

=09Room rates are as follows:
=09Single room per night - $64 plus 8% room tax.
=09Double room per night - $69 plus 8% room tax.

The New England Center can be reached at:
15 Stafford Avenue
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH  03824
(603) 862-2801
Mention the Conference on "International Change"

Attendees for whom reservations have been made will receive a brochure desc=
ribing the Center and providing guidance for transportation from Boston or =
Portland.  A custom shuttle service is provided by the NEC to and from Bost=
on's Logan airport for $35 per


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