Environmental Change, Agricultural Sustainability, and Economic Development in the Lower Mekong Basin conference: Call for papers

Environmental Change, Agricultural Sustainability, and Economic Development in the Lower Mekong Basin conference: Call for papers

The conference will convene at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from March 16th to March 18th, 2017. It will be sponsored by the Department of Natural Resource Management and Development at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Western Washington University, and the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

This conference will focus on the environmental challenges, especially climate change, to agricultural sustainability in the Lower Mekong Basin of Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, with special attention to Cambodia and Vietnam. The conference will consist of interdisciplinary paper and poster presentations by both scholars and practitioners. Proposals that consider Mekong Basin agriculture in a larger historical and cultural context, in political and environmental dialogue with other countries in the region (e.g., China), or that are comparative are especially encouraged.

Emphasis will be on papers that consider the social, cultural, and historical context and implications of agricultural practices and technology in this region, and especially the relationship between climate change and agricultural change and adaptation, and especially in Cambodia and Vietnam. All paper presentations will be in English.

The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2016. Proposals should include a 300-word abstract, a 2-page c.v., and contact information. Papers of participants will be due on March 1, 2017. Proposals can be sent as an attachment to an email and should be sent both to Professor Mart Stewart, Department of History, Western Washington University (Mart.Stewart@wwu.edu) and Dr. Seak Sophat, Head, Department of Natural Resource Development and Management, Royal University of Phnom Penh (seak.sophat@rupp.edu.kh).

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