Richard H. Ward (1939 - 2015)
BSC or ESC Interest?
Oxford Organized Crime Seminar Recordings
IASOC nominations are open and problem with emails
Richard H. Ward
On February 17th, 2015 we lost one of our own. Dick Ward died suddenly at the age of 75. He was a member of IASOC from the time the organization was hosted at the University of Chicago. His obituary can be read here.
I am delighted to announce that IASOC will have two panels at ASC this year. The first, The IASOC Richard H. Ward Memorial Panel: The Crime Terror Nexus: Does it exist will feature papers from Louise Shelley, Vincenzo Ruggiero, Mitch Roth, and Sharon Melzer and will be chaired by Howard Abadinsky.
The second, The IASOC Mark Haller Memorial Panel: Illicit Enterprises and Economic Crime Today features papers by Dwight C. Smith, Jr, Michael Levi and Rajeev Gundur, Ivan Kleimenov, and Anita Lavorgna and Anna di Ronco.
I received confirmation of both panels so once the times are posted, I will send them out to all members. Also, if you are presenting on an organized crime related panel, please feel free to email me and I will create a list for members' convenience.
BSC and ESC interest?
I haven't heard too much from the members regarding going to BSC and ESC. If there is anyone putting a panel together, please let me know. With one more participant we can likely put together a generalist panel at BSC. If there is anyone who would like to take charge of putting together a BSC or ESC panel, that would be great.
Understanding and Responding to Organized Crime
On February 20th there was a wonderful series of seminars held at Oxford organized by IASOC's own Federico Varese. We were able to record most of the talks and they are now available for those who weren't able to attend. Two talks were under Chatham House rules and have been omitted. If you are interested in those talks, you can listen to them here.
It has come to my attention that the emails I set up for IASOC have very strict filters so I was not receiving emails. If you have put a nomination in, and did not receive a confirmation from me, I did not receive it. March Lauchs will be managing the nominations from here on out, so please send him all future nominations.
Events | Scholarships | Fellowships | Funding
There is a call for papers for the inaugural ECPR Standing Group on Organized Crime Conference to be held in Naples, Italy on December 11th and 12th, 2015. The deadline for submissions is June 18th. More information can be found here.