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August 2017 Issue 16


2017 AAEA Annual Meeting:
Thank you

The AAEA Business Office would like to thank everyone who traveled to Chicago for the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. We hope that attendees were able to learn, make new networking connections, reconnect with older connections, and have fun at this year’s meeting. We had about 1,500 attendees in Chicago, and next year will be just as successful. We hope to see everyone again in Washington, D.C., August 5-7, 2018!

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2018 AAEA Annual Meeting:
Save the Date

The 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., will take place on August 5-7, 2018 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Join us at the Marriott Wardman Park as they celebrate their 100th year. Even among the most sophisticated hotels in Washington, D.C., Marriott Wardman Park rises above. With a blend of charm, modern elegance and a historic landmark setting, this NW Washington, D.C. hotel's stunning guest rooms, event space, and impeccable service make it the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers. Situated on 16 garden acres, this hotel in Washington, D.C., has hosted a long list of U.S. Presidents, dignitaries and VIPs.

Nestled on 16 beautifully landscaped acres at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Park Road in Northwest Washington, D.C., the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is within walking distance to the National Zoo, National Cathedral, diverse neighborhood restaurants, and shopping, while being close to the downtown central business district, tourist attractions, and governmental buildings.  There is also on-site access to the Woodley Park-Zoo Metrorail Station.

The Call for Abstract Submissions for the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. will be due in January, 2018. Keep an eye out for future Exchange issues with more information.

AAEA/AARES Heading South Award:
Call for Applications

The Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) through the AAEA Trust will jointly offer this travel award to attend the 2018 AARES Conference in Adelaide. It is available to members of AARES or AAEA who resident in North America. Applicants for the award can be a member of either AARES or AAEA but must be a member of AARES to participate in the conference.

 The objective of the award is to provide the winner with an opportunity for professional and personal development and international professional and cultural exchange. The award will have a value of $3,000 USD to be used to assist the winner’s participation in the 2018 AARES Annual Conference to be held in Adelaide, South Australia, from February 6-9, 2018.
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Other News

The 62nd Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Annual Conference 2018

Join us in 2018 for an exciting program of discussion and social events. The annual AARES conference attracts 250 to 300 delegates from around the world in the fields of agricultural, environmental, food, resource and development economics and agribusiness.

The conference offers pre-conference workshops, keynote addresses by distinguished speakers, mini-symposia, selected and contributed paper sessions and a vibrant social program. The call for paper and poster submissions is now open. Registration will open in October 2017. Please visit the conference website for more information on how to submit a paper/poster proposal.
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Journal of Agribusiness in Developing & Emerging Economies (JADEE)

The JADEE Publishing Team is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Editor for the journal. Professor Ashok K. Mishra from Arizona State University, will replace Professor S.P. Raj as Editor of the journal starting July 1, 2017.

Ashok K. Mishra is Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Chair in Food Management, Morrison School of Agribusiness, W. P. Carey School of Business, at Arizona State University, where he conducts research and teaching activities in public policy, finance, agribusiness, and food security. For more information, please visit:
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Call for Proposals:
UCLA Law School Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program

Thanks to generous funding from Mr. Bob Barker, UCLA Law School is pleased to offer the Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program (“UCLA ALP Program”). The UCLA ALP Program exists to encourage new academic empirical research, with the goal of developing better empirical bases from which to understand, evaluate, and pursue animal law reform. Applicants from a variety of academic disciplinary backgrounds, including economics, sociology, demography, social psychology, moral psychology, medicine, plant-based nutritional science, cognitive science, law, public health, and public policy are encouraged to apply. 
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Journal of Food Products Marketing:
Special Issue on Food Waste

The Journal of Food Products Marketing will launch a new series of special issues exploring Contemporary Topics in Food Marketing. The first special issue will be guest edited by Dr. Brian Roe and Danyi Qi of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University on Food Waste: Marketing Strategies.
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Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research
Call for Papers

Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research addresses a broad range of natural resource fields including water, minerals, energy, fisheries and forestry in a synthesizing fashion, rather than stand-alone specialty areas. It also publishes papers on the natural resource implications of climate change, natural disasters and biodiversity loss, among others.
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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. Opportunities are found in the newly redesigned Catalog of Awards. There are many awards in Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Chemistry, including:

  • Mauritius: Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Australia: Fulbright Senior Scholar in Resources and Energy (Curtin University)
  • Canada: Research Chairs in Environment
  • United Arab Emirates: All Disciplines (Teaching or Teaching/Research)
  • India: Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Awards (All Disciplines)
  • Georgia: Science, Technology and Engineering
  • Colombia: Fulbright-Universidad Nacional de Colombia Distinguished Chair in Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

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