Past Global Conferences

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1st IASC Virtual Conference PosterConference
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1st IASC Virtual Conference
‘General’
Global-online
2018, November 12-30
IASC
Prof. Marco Janssen, Arizona State University
16 academic papers, 4 World Commons Week Reports, 40 Commons Contest Videos
100 participants
Watch videos here https://www.iasc-commons.org/1st-iasc-commons-virtual-conference-2018-home/

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XVI Biennial IASC-Conference
‘Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change’
Utrecht, Netherlands
2017, July 10-14
Utrecht University
prof. dr. Tine De Moor, Utrecht University
453 academic papers, 15 Practitioners’ Labs with 103 contributions
805 participants
https://www.iasc2017.org

Agriterra, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, BothENDS Foundation, Utrecht Convention Bureau, Municipality of Utrecht, Province of Utrecht, Rabobank Foundation, Royal Netherlands Academy of Science and Arts (KNAW), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), ZLTO, Dutch Council for Cooperatives (NCR), Gebiedscoöperatie Westerkwartier
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XV Biennial IASC-Conference
‘The commons amidst complexity and change’
Edmonton AB, Canada
2015, May 25-29
University of Alberta
dr. Brenda Parlee, University of Alberta
415 academic papers
451 participants
https://www.iasc2015.org

Canadian Government, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation, Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic, TIDES Canada, Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP, The Water Institute of the University of Waterloo, Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, Telus World of Science Edmonton
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XIV Biennial IASC-Conference
‘Commoners and the changing commons: Livelihoods, environmental security, and shared knowledge’
Kitafuji, Japan
2013, June 3-7
Onshirin Regional Public Organization & Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Tomoya Akimichi, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (Kyoto) & Margaret McKean, Duke University (NC)
c. 150 academic papers
c. 400 participants
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Onshirin Regional Public Organization, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
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XIII Biennial IASC-Conference
‘Sustaining commons: Sustaining our future’
Hyderabad, India
2011, January 10-14
Foundation for Ecological Security (FES)
Nitin Desai, India Prime Minister’s Council for Climate Change & Jagdeesh Rao Puppala, FES
c. 250 academic papers
c. 800 participants
http://iasc2011.fes.org.in

Concern Worldwide, Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi), Omidyar Network, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Actionaid, Ford Foundation, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Arghyam, UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme, UNDP India, Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Indian Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)-Department of Land Resources, Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC), Dr. Marri Channa Reddy Human Resource Development Institute of Andhra Pradesh
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XII Biennial IASC-Conference
‘Governing shared resources: Connecting local experience to global challenges’
Cheltenham, UK
2008, July 14-18
University of Gloucestershire
John Powell & Chris Short, Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire
c. 400 academic papers
c. 500 participants
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University of Gloucestershire

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XI Biennial IASCP-Conference
‘Survival of the commons: Mounting challenges and new realities’
Ubud (Bali), Indonesia
2006, June 19-23
Centre for Agrarian Studies, Bogor Agricultural University
Ernan Rustiadi, Centre for Regional Development Planning & Satyawan Sunito, Centre for Agrarian Studies (Bogor Agricultural University)
266 academic papers
434 participants
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Center for Agrarian Studies at Bogar Agricultural University

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X Biennial IASC-Conference
‘The commons in an age of global transition: Challenges, risks, and opportunities’
Oaxaca City (Oaxaca), Mexico
2004, August 9-13
Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IIS-UNAM)
Leticia Merino, IIS-UNAM
239 academic papers
c. 500 participants
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Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
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IX Biennial IASC-Conference
‘The commons in an age of globalization’
Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
2002, June 17-21
University of Zimbabwe
Phanuel Mugabe, University of Zimbabwe
c. 150 academic papers
c. 300 participants
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University of Zimbabwe
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VIII Biennial IASC-Conference
‘Constituting the commons: Crafting sustainable commons in the new millennium’
Bloomington IN, USA
2000, May 31-June 4
Indiana University
Nives Dolsak & Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University
235 academic papers
c. 600 participants
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Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis (Indiana University), Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (Indiana University), African Studies Program (Indiana University), Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Indiana University), College of Arts and Sciences (Indiana University), Dean of the Fcaulties Office (Indiana University), Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (Indiana University), Office of International Programs (Indiana University), Office of the Vice President and Chancellor (Indiana University), The President’s Office (Indiana University), Research and the University Graduate School (Indiana University), West European Studies (Indiana University)
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VII Annual IASCP-Conference
‘Crossing boundaries’
Vancouver BC, Canada
1998, June 10-14
University of British Columbia
Evelyn Pinkerton, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University
181 academic papers
500 participants
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Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Forest Renewal Britisch Columbia, VanCity Credit Union, Friends of the Environment Fund of Canada Trust
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VI Annual IASCP-Conference
‘Voices from the commons’
Berkeley CA, USA
1996, June 5-8
University of California at Berkeley
Louise Fortmann, University of California at Berkeley
81 academic papers
500 participants
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Ford Foundation, Institute for International Studies – University of California at Berkeley, Center for Sustainable Resource Development/College of Natural Resources – University of California at Berkeley , African Studies Center – University of California at Berkeley, National Park Services
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V Annual IASCP-Conference
‘Reinventing the commons’
Bodø, Norway
1995, May 24-28
Agricultural University of Norway / Høgskolen i Bodø / University of Trondheim
Erling Berge & Audun Sandberg, University of Trondheim
198 academic papers
350 participants
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Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation, Swedish Agency for Research Co-operation with Developing Countries, Research Council of Norway, Landsdelsutvalget for Nord-Norge, The Norwegia Association of Mountain Councils (Norges Fjellstyresammband), Bodø Municipality, Nordland Fylke, The Norwegian Farmers Association
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IV Annual IASCP-Conference
‘Common property in ecosystems under stress’
Los Banos Laguna, Manila, Philippines
1993, June 16-19
School of Environmental Science and Management, University of the Philippines
Maria C. Cruz & Ben S. Malayang, University of the Philppines
46 academic papers
### participants
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School of Environmental Science & Management, University of Philippines
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III Annual IASCP-Conference
‘Inequality and the commons’
Washington DC, USA
1992, September 17-20
Rutgers University
Bonnie McCay, Rutgers University
77 academic papers
100 participants
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Rutgers University
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II Annual IASCP-Conference
‘Common property conference’
Winnipeg MB, Canada
1991, September 26-29
Fikret Berkes
Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba
89 academic papers
350 participants
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Canadian Environmental Assessment Research Council, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office, Ford Foundation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Freshwater Institute (Winnipeg), Government of the Northwest Territories, International Development Research Centre, Manitoba Department of Natural Resources, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, UNESCO Canada (Man in the Biosphere Program), University of Manitoba
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First Annual IASCP-Conference
‘Designing sustainability on the commons’
Durham NC, USA
1990, September 27-30
Duke University
Margaret McKean, Duke University
43 academic papers
210 participants
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Ford Foundation (India), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences – Duke University, Center for International Studies – Duke University, Program in International Political Economy – Duke University

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Also read: Powell, J. et al. A companion to IASC Commons Conferences. [Cheltenham] : Countryside and Community Research Institute, 2017.