Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Webinar on the Arts and Human Development

Please see the announcement below regarding a free webinar discussing the connection between community engagement, the arts, health, and human development.

For details, visit

On February 29, The National Endowment for the Arts hosts a public webinar to extend the conversation of the Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development, a new alliance of 14 federal agencies and departments to encourage more and better research on how the arts help people reach their full potential at all stages of life.  Task force members include representatives from agencies and offices within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and others.  This series of quarterly webinars will share compelling research and practices along with information about funding opportunities for research in the arts and human development across federal agencies. Future webinars will take place May 30, Aug. 1, and Oct. 3, 2012.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, EST Webinar will feature presentation on The Gamelan Project and collaboration between an ethnomusicologist/composer and neuroscientists that explores cognitive development

Guests and speakers

·         Sunil Iyengar, NEA Director of Research & Analysis, will moderate the webinar 

·         Dr. Soo-Siang Lim, Director, Science of Learning Centers Program, National Science Foundation

·         Presenting The Gamelan Project: ethnomusicologist, performer, and composer Alexander Khalil and neuroscientists Andrea Chiba and Victor Minces from the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center, University of California San Diego.

The webinar is free and open to the public.  No registration is required. 

Media may RSVP to Sally Gifford, NEA Public Affairs Specialist at 202-682-5606 or

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

International Conference on Terrorism and Aggression

Memorial to the Armenian Genocide
Photo by Aled Betts
Please see the announcement below regarding an interdisciplinary conference on conflict, terrorism, and aggression. The deadline for proposals is April 30th, 2012.


6th CICA-STR International Conference on Terrorism and Aggression: Towards Increased Freedom and Security

September 8-11, 2012
Burgas, Bulgaria
You are invited to submit proposals for papers, posters, and symposia to be presented at the 6th Annual CICA – STR International Conference, to be held in Burgas, Bulgaria.

Proposals presenting theoretical, empirical and applied content are welcome from all behavioral science perspectives to emphasize the importance of integrating theoretical frameworks and findings from multiple disciplines. Proposal content can cover a range of related topics including, but not limited to:
§  New security challenges
§  Arab revolutions
§  Psychological and social impact of aggression and violence resulting from diversity, social economics, war, media exposure, and /or terrorism
§  Practical approaches to prevention and/or intervention of aggression, violence and/or terrorism
§  Dynamics of terrorism on national, regional and international levels
§  Implications of racial and ethnic diversity on aggressive, violent and/or terrorist behavior
§  Transfer of empirical research on aggression, violence, or terrorism to practical prevention and intervention practices at local to global levels
§  Suicide terrorism
§  Gender, sex and violence
§  Alternative dispute resolution
§  Conflicts in the post-communist world
You may also choose to participate in the conference without presenting a paper
In this case, please fill in just the first part of the Proposal Application Form.



Paper, Poster, or Symposium Proposal Submissions : 
APRIL 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance : 
MAY 15, 2012
Early Bird Conference Payment : 
MAY 30, 2012

Tali K. Walters, Ph.D.
Forensic Psychologist
President, Society for Terrorism Research
Associate Editor, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression

PO Box 590094
Newton, MA  02459
(617) 899-5825

Friday, February 10, 2012

Interdisciplinary Conference on Systematic Reviews

Please see the message below from the organizing committee of the 2012 Campbell Colloquium. 

Time is running out to submit poster proposals for the 2012 Campbell Colloquium!Deadline for poster submissions: 15 February 2012
Behind all great research is great methodology. The Campbell Colloquium,
29-31 May, 2012, in Copenhagen will showcase some of the most exciting systematic reviews being conducted in crime and justice, education, social welfare and international development. The Colloquium will also provide participants with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the methodology behind these reviews through workshops led by international experts in systematic review methods. Whether you are an experienced systematic reviewer or merely interested in evidence-based policy and practice, these workshops offer the perfect chance to learn about the methodology behind a systematic review.
The Campbell Colloquium call for posters will close 15 February. Have you completed a systematic review, or in the middle of conducting one, which looks at the effectiveness of social policies, programs or interventions? Does your research focus on one of the following areas: crime and justice, education, international development, social welfare or methods (knowledge synthesis/implications for synthesis)?

Presenting a poster of your work at the 2012 Campbell Colloquium is a valuable and interactive way to promote and share your work with researchers, policy makers and practitioners interested in evidence-based policy and practice.

Posters will be on display throughout the duration of the colloquium. Time will be allocated throughout the colloquium when authors will be available to discuss the work presented in their poster with interested colloquium participants.

We welcome submissions which look at questions of effectiveness, risk, diagnosis, prevalence, and incidence and are open to a wide range of methodologies using quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods approaches.

Posters must be in English and represent original work. Submissions should include a one-page summary with an abstract (max. 200 words) of the results to be sent as a PDF file with full title, authors names, affiliations and addresses. The abstracts will be reviewed and selected by a committee comprised of Campbell Steering Group Members, Editors, and affiliates. The submitting authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection via e-mail by 1 March 2012.