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DEADLINE - 30-MAY 2018


2018 Symposium on Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society

The Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University invites scholarly papers for its second Symposium on Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society to be held in Indianapolis, IN on October 2 and 3, 2018. The Symposium is being held in partnership with the Center on Muslim Philanthropy, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the International Institute of Islamic Thought.  Articles from the Symposium that will successfully undergo double-blind-peer review will be published in a future issue of the Journal of Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society, a bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal published by the Center on Muslim Philanthropy in partnership with Indiana University Press, IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship, and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

The Symposium will focus on examining the broad scope of Muslim philanthropy and civil society. The Symposium is designed to foster and disseminate groundbreaking research on the intersection of the role of philanthropy and the other activities of Muslims as faith-based actors. The terms “Muslim” and “philanthropy” are defined broadly to be inclusive of cutting-edge research from across the world and disciplines. By “Muslim” philanthropy, we mean philanthropic activity of any kind, which involves self-identifying Muslim individuals, institutions, communities, and societies as key agents in shaping the context and content of this activity. “Philanthropy” includes practices of generosity ranging from the activity of discrete individuals of all socio-economic backgrounds to that of not-for-profit organizations, social movements, and a variety of other forms of civic engagement. The Symposium is intended to shed light on the dynamic practice and understanding of Muslim Philanthropy.

We also seek papers that focus on nonprofit organizations, civil society, volunteerism, social movements, philanthropy and related areas related to Muslim majority countries. These articles may not have a direct link to Muslim philanthropy theologically but will be accepted as area studies articles.


We seek to draw proposals by researchers from across disciplines (History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Public Affairs, Nonprofit Management, Business, Philanthropy, etc.) and practitioners throughout the world working in this emerging field.

A 500-word proposal is due by no later than May 30, 2018. Accepted proposals will be notified by June 15, 2018. Papers will be required to be submitted on September 15, 2018.  Ten selected papers will be awarded up to $1,000 to be used toward travel to present the paper at the Symposium. After the symposium, presenters are asked to submit their full manuscripts by October 30 to be considered for publication in the Journal. Papers must be no more than 7500 words including citations, footnotes and bibliography using the APA style with parenthetical citations. 

For further questions or proposals, please contact Managing Editor Rafia Khader at

The Journal is edited by Dr. Scott Alexander of Catholic Theological Union and Dr. Shariq Siddiqui of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations.



DEADLINE - 30-MAY 2018

The 5th International Conference on Social Enterprise in Asia will be held from 21 to 23 September, Osaka, Japan. The abstract submission is now accepting!


Main Theme;

Social enterprise and social economy in Asia: Inclusive local community and global civil society


Call for Abstracts

The organizing committee is now accepting abstract submissions for the ICSEA (International Conference on Social Enterprise in Asia).

Abstracts of the research should be connected to any of the sub themes of the conference:“Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurship in Asian context,”“Conceptions and Models of Social Innovation,”“Social Innovation in various services or settings: social welfare, health, education, environmental protection etc,”“Social Finance & Impact Investment and other new initiatives,”“Cross-sector Collaboration, Public, private partnership (PPP),”and “Social Impacts of SE and their Measurement.”

Abstracts for paper and poster should:

• be about 300words. be under 500 words.

• be sent by Registration Page (fill in biographical details).

Submission process



Complete the form of Registration Page by May 30, 2018, and await announcement of accepted presentations.



Pay for the conference fee and upload the full paper (should be 5000 to 8000words in the length) by August 20, 2018.


Registration Fee

Early Bard 25,000 Yen

Early Bard (Student) 10,000 Yen

Normal 35,000 Yen

Normal (Student) 15,000 Yen

The fee will include conference materials, lunch, and dinner for two days.


Important Dates

Submission Deadline May 30, 2018

Early Bard Registration Deadline June 20, 2018

Registration Deadline August 20, 2018

Full paper Deadline August 20, 2018


Organized by

The Research and Development on Regional Information Institute in Ritsumeikan University (RDIRI) (Host)

CIRIEC Japan (Japan branch of the Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche et d’Information sur les Entreprises Collectives, International Centre of Research and Information on the Collective Economy) (Co-Host)


Supported by

Ibaraki City Social Welfare Council

The Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA)

The Japanese Society for Co-operative Studies



DEADLINE - 30-MAY 2018

Call for Papers

Symposium on Philanthropy and Commerce (SPC)

October 22-23, 2018       Renmin University of China        Beijing, China 

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 30, 2018

In this October, three leading institutions in the nonprofit and philanthropy area of China---China Institute for Philanthropy and Social Innovation (School of Public Administration, Renmin University of China), Dunhe Foundation (Zhejiang Province), and Narada Foundation are scheduled to jointly host a Symposium on Philanthropy and Commerce (SPC). 

SPC is a good opportunity for  scholars, opinion leaders, and practitioners to start a dialogue and deepen our understanding of the relationship between philanthropy and commerce. Since its reform and opening-up in 1978, China has witnessed an impressive development of its philanthropic sector, together with the maturation of its market economy. The incessant interactions between philanthropy and commerce, as well as the rapid growth of Internet and mobile technologies, have profoundly reshaped the foundations of China’s philanthropic and commercial development. It is true that collaborations and conflicts between philanthropy and commerce to date are omnipresent and have been increasingly deepened. What is the essence of philanthropy and commerce respectively? What is the relationship between them? What is the impact of the Internet boom on them?... Such questions have important implications for these two fields, especially philanthropy to which huge challenges and shocks are put forward. To summarize, the relationship between philanthropy and commerce has become “a real issue of our era”, and its significance and urgency continues to grow.

We cordially invite you to submit proposals that broadly fit the symposium theme, including papers with theoretical, empirical, and managerial contributions on the following topics:

  1. Essence and value of philanthropy
  2. Relationship  between philanthropy and commerce
  3. Influence of the Internet on philanthropy-commerce relations
  4. Commercialization and scaling-up of philanthropy
  5. Entrepreneurship and innovation in philanthropy
  6. Impact of corporate foundations on charity undertakings
  7. Types and operating systems of social enterprise
  8. Social impact investment
  9. Corporate social responsibility

The symposium will be held at Renmin University, Beijing China, on 22-23 October, 2018. Papers accepted by SPC will be considered for inclusion into our Best Paper Proceedings, based on the relevance of topics and quality of research. For those attendees whose papers are selected into the Best Paper Proceedings, the symposium organizer will cover expenses of local transportation and meals for the attendees from Beijing, and expenses of round-trip transportation, meals, and lodging for non-local attendees.


May 30, 2018              Submission Deadline for Proposals (approximately 1,000 words)

June 20, 2018              Notification of Symposium Academic Committee Decisions

September 12, 2018     Submission Deadline for Full Papers

Please submit your proposal (approximately 1,000 words) to We would also highly appreciate it if you could forward this email to those you think may be interested.  If you have logistics questions related to the symposium, please contact Ms. Ai via email or by phone (86) 010-6242 3617. 




LAEMOS 22-24 March Buenos Aires  the deadline for submitting 1000 words abstracts is 30th September 2018

Organizations contesting borders: Global refugees, Dispossession and Solidarity


Call for papers


Forced migration is not a new phenomenon. The geographically dispossessed and politically disenfranchised are often met with rejection and indifference on the part of those who could help (Stonebridge, 2016). Yet, in many cases networks of volunteers and local communities join forces to address the most urgent needs of the newly arrived refugees (Fotaki, 2017 For some, these initiatives embody the universal values of humanitarianism and international citizenship and reject the state's claim to a monopoly of concern and care, in the face of what is perceived as manifest incapacity or negligence (Foucault, 1979). Others have rejected these constituents as 'the short lived carnivalesque explosions of solidarity and care that are triggered by media images of successive spectacular tragedies in the migrants unending saga' (Bauman, 2016: 80).


The issues of refugee and migrants' protection are linked to the financial crisis and the neoliberal forms of governance (Fotaki and Prasad, 2015) characterized by growing transnational expulsions (Sassen, 2013). Both are bound to have an impact on both the state's and the populations' responses within and outside their national state boundaries. This has, for instance, led to a decreasing solidarity with uprooted people and a higher exploitability of migrants in conditions of deregulatory globalization and crisis (Cholewinski and Taran, 2009). Often the economic threat is collapsed with security threats (Long, 2012) that leads to a further and an even more aggressive reaffirmation of national borders. At the same time, there are diverse organizational and activist initiatives aiming to address the most urgent needs of the newly arrived refugees while resisting the notion of securitization. 


The purpose of this sub-theme is to draw on various experiences from transnational settings to discuss such solidarity initiatives emerging in conditions of economic crisis—with a particular focus on contexts of dispossession and expulsion of different groups of local populations. This sub-theme seeks to specifically engage with organization management theoretical perspectives to analyse various pertinent questions. The idea is to approach the topic from a transdisciplinary perspective while involving activists and academics working in different sites and contexts. We invite contributions that consider the organizational implications of borders/enclosures aiming to prevent the entry for various intruders/police borders and different categories of migrants, undesirables, seasonal 'illegal' workers, mixed migrants forced migrants and refugees.  The overarching questions of the sub-theme are:

·         How the idea of refugees and migrants as threat that needs to be contained at the outer boarder of Western geopolitical contexts (e.g., the European Union, the USA, Australia) functions performatively for volunteers, activists and local communities?

·         How such developments shape (and perhaps limit) transnational solidarity responses towards these groups across redefined boarder/spaces?

·          What are the means of resisting and reimagining solidarity in the neoliberal wastelands?    


Specifically, we invite contributions on the following topics but do not limit the potential research or activist interventions:

·         What is the role of activist organizations in assisting the cross-border movements?

·         What is the impact of supranational organizations such as bilateral charities and international volunteers on local communities and what are the areas of potential conflict or collaborations?

·         Gender dimension of the refugee movements and migration: practical & ethical challenges and implications

·         Human trafficking and nefarious forms of cross-border trade

·         How discourses of 'the Other' are produced and what is the role of the media in re-producing such discourses?



·         Bauman, Z. (2016) Strangers at Our Door. Cambridge: Polity Press.

·         Cholewinski, R. and Taran, P. (2009) 'Migration, Governance and Human Rights', Refugee Review Quarterly 28(4): 1-33.

·         Fotaki, M. (2017) TEDx Talk Turning Fear to Purpose

·         Fotaki, M. and Prasad, A. (2015) 'Questioning neoliberal capitalism and economic inequality in business schools. Academy of Management Learning & Education 14(4): 556-575.

·         Foucault, M. (1979) Michel Foucault on Refugees – A Previously Untranslated Interview From 1979.

·         Long, K. (2012) 'In Search of Sanctuary: Border Closures, "Safe" Zones, and Refugee Protection', Journal of Refugee Studies 26(3): 458-476.

·         Sassen, S. (2013) Expulsions. Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

·         Stonebridge, L. (2016) Placeless People: Rights, Writing and Refugees. Oxford: Oxford University Press.




Call for Papers

Special Issue of the Journal of Business Ethics

The Ethics of the Commons


Submission Deadline: 15 December 2018


Guest editors

Helen Haugh, University of Cambridge, UK,

Marek Hudon, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium,

Camille Meyer, University of Victoria, Canada,

Ana Maria Peredo, University of Victoria, Canada,


Introduction to the Special Issue

The concept of ‘the commons’ has a long history (Sison & Fontrodona, 2012) and during the last three decades has generated increasing excitement in the scholarly literature. A major factor in the surge of interest has been the work inspired by Elinor Ostrom, Nobel memorial prize in economics sciences laureate for 2009, especially when linked to the economic and social crises that have fostered interest in different ways of organizing economic life. Recovering and implementing the concept of the commons has been hailed by scholars and practitioners as a way of creating new collective wealth (Akrivou & Sison, 2016; Bollier & Helfrich, 2014; Tedmanson et al., 2015), and for addressing what are seen as the societal ills created by neoliberalism (Caffentzis, 2010).


This is a call for submissions to a special issue of the Journal of Business Ethics aimed at providing an overarching perspective on the ethical dimensions and drivers of the phenomenon labelled ‘the commons’. In its broadest sense, ‘the commons’ is understood to refer simply to resources of many kinds, e.g., open access and public goods, where no individual person has the right to exclude others from enjoying their benefits. Ostrom focuses on the common property regime - a tighter concept of the commons wherein some group succeeds in making a ‘common pool resource’ a shared benefit by establishing the right of exclusion from it and managing it in a way that avoids the infamous ‘tragedy of the commons’ (Ostrom, 1990, 1999; Ostrom & Hess, 2008).  This special issue particularly welcomes more bounded conceptualization of the commons.


To learn more, click here.



Call for Submissions
Philanthropy & Education is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the inaugural November 2016 publication. The journal is sponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University and published by Indiana University Press.
The journal’s mission is to promote scholarship and inform practice around philanthropy, which is broadly defined as including, but not limited to: fundraising, volunteerism, civic engagement, alumni relations, corporate social responsibility, prosocial behavior development, and the professionalization of the field of practice. Thus, Philanthropy & Education seeks to publish empirical and scholarly studies that are accessible to practitioners with clear implication for implementation.
The Editorial Board will welcome papers from all aspects of education (K-20+), both domestically and internationally, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to: anthropology, economics, history, law, management, political science, psychology, public administration, religious studies, social work, and sociology. To further the journal's mission, Philanthropy & Education encourages submissions from scholar-practitioners, particularly those who have recently completed their dissertations.
More information about Philanthropy & Education, as well as detailed submission guidelines and instructions, can be found here: Question can be directed to:
We look forward to reviewing exciting submissions in the coming months




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