Past Regional and Thematic Conferences

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Commons Video ContestConference
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Commons Video Contest
‘Communicate commons research to the general public”‘
Global Online
November 1, 2018
IASC
20 Contest Videos
100+
Watch videos

IASC-North America, Foundation for Scientific Symbiosis
 
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2nd China Commons Workshop
‘Response of Governing the Commons in China: The 50th Anniversary of “Tragedy of the Commons”‘
Beijing, PR China
2018, October 13
Tsinghua University
7 keynote lectures
50+
see report

Tsinghua University, IASC
 
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World Commons Week Conference
‘Celebrating commons scholarship’
Washington DC, USA
2018, October 5-6
Georgetown Law
c. 50
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https://www.worldcommonsweek.org/conferences, see also report.

Georgetown Law, Brigham Young University, IASC
 
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3rd IASC-Conference on Knowledge Commons
‘When commons meet law and public policy’
Paris, France
2016, October 20-22
SciencesPo, École du droit
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http://knowledgecommons.fr/

SciencesPo ‘Ecole du Droit, IASC
 
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4th Regional European IASC-Conference
‘Commons in a “glocal” world: Global connections and local responses’
Bern, Switzerland
2016, May 10-13
Institute of Social Anthropology, Bern University
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Institute of Social Anthropology (Bern University), Centre for Development and Environment (Bern University), Institute of History (Bern University), @@@, Institute for Ecology and Action Anthropology (Bern University), Municipality of Bern, @@@, World Trade Institute, Swiss Network for International Studies, Centre for Global Studies (Bern University), Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (Bern University)
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1st Thematic IASC-Conference on Urban Commons
‘The city as a commons’
Bologna, Italy
2015, November 5-7
LabGov / Fordham Urban Law Centre
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https://urbancommons.labgov.it/

Comune di Bologna, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, Fondazione Golanelli, Legacoop Bologna, Fondazione Unipolis, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, ANCI, Forum PA, Commons Strategies Group, DESIS Network, Cooperazione Accion, OuiShare, Trailab, @@@, @@@, @@@, @@@, @@@, @@@
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3rd Regional European IASC-Conference
‘From generation to generation – the use of commons in a changing society’
Umeå, Sweden
2014, September 16-19
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
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2nd African Regional IASC-Conference
‘Defragmenting African natural resources management / Responsive forest resources governance’
Cape Town, South Africa
2013, April 9-11
PLAAS Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
Lapologan Magole (Okavanga Research Centre, University of Botswana)
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PLAAS (University of the Western Cape), Defragmenting African Resource Management Project (DARMA; ACP Science and Technology Programme, 9th European Development Fund), Responsive Forest Governance Initiative (RFGI; CODESRIA, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne) IUCN (funded by SIDA), IASC
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2nd Thematic IASC-Conference
‘Design and dynamics of institutions for collective action. A tribute to Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012)’
Utrecht, The Netherlands
2012, November 29-December 1
Utrecht University
Tine De Moor, Department of Socia and Economic History (Utrecht University)
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Utrecht University, IASC, Utrecht Convention Bureau, Municipality of Utrecht
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2nd Regional European IASC-Conference
‘Shared resources in a rapidly changing world’
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2011, September 14-17
Agricultural University Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Achim Schlüter (Leibniz Centre of Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT)/Jacobs University), Insa Theesfeld (Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO)), Audun Sandberg (Bodø University College), and Ivan Penov and Violeta Dirimanova (both Agricultural University, Plovdiv)
26 archived academic papers
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https://www.iasc-commons.org/conferences/regional/2011-iasc-european-meeting

Agricultural University Plovdiv, ZMT Bremen, IAMO, Nordland University, IASC
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North-American Regional IASC-Conference
‘Capturing the complexity of the commons’
Tempe AZ, USA
2010, September 30-October 2
The Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity (ASU)
33 archived academic papers
50+
[offline]

The Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity (ASU), IASC
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1st African Regional IASC-Conference
‘Scaling up conservation practices for natural resource commons in Africa’
Cape Town, South Africa
2009, January 20-22
PLAAS Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
Lapologan Magole (Harry Oppenheimer Okavanga Research Centre, University of Botswana) & Mafaniso Hara (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape)
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PLAAS (University of the Western Cape), Marine and Coastal Management South Africa, Botswana Department of Environmental Affairs,, Harry Oppenheimer Okavanga Research Centre (University of Botswana), IASC
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1st Regional Regional IASC-Conference
‘Building the European Commons: From open fields to open source’
Brescia, Italy
2006, March 23-25
University of Brescia
Giangiacomo Bravo (University of Brescia) & Tine De Moor (Utrecht University)
42 archived academic papers
78 participants
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Department of Social Studies University of Brescia, Fondazione della communità Bresciana, Cassa Padana, IASC

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IASC Meeting – CAPRI Seminar
‘Defending the commons & Decentralization and the commons’
Washington DC, USA
2005, May 10
CAPRi
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1 archived discussion paper
11 invited participants
not applicable

CAPRi, IASCP

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2nd Regional Pacific IASCP-Conference
‘Traditional lands in the Pacific region: Indigenous common- property resources in convulsion or cohesion’
Brisbane, Australia
2003, September 7-9
Australian Property Institute (Queensland Division)
TBA
13 archived papers
number of participants not available
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Australian Property Institute (Queensland Division), IASCP
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Regional IASCP-Conference on Arctic Commons
‘Joining the northern commons: Lessons for the world, lessons from the world ‘
Anchorage, Alaska, USA
2003, August 17-21
Institute of the North, Alaska Pacific University
TBA
30 presentations
40+ participants
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Institute of the North (Alaska Pacific University), IASCP
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Regional Asian IASCP-Conference
‘Politics of the commons: Articulating strengthening local practices’
Chiang Mai, Thailand
2000, May 31-June 4
Chiang Mai University
TBA
71 archived academic papers
number of participants not available
not applicable

Chiang Mai University, IASCP
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Regional East-European IASCP-Conference
‘The commons in transition: Property on natural resources in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union’

Prague, Czech Republic
2003, April 11-13
Institute for Agricultural Economics (VUZE; now: ÚZEI), Prague, Humboldt University in Berlin, IASCP
Erling Berge, Norwegian University of Science and Technology / IASCP & Libor Grega, Mendel’s University for Agriculture and Forestry & Tomas Ratinger, Institute for Agricultural Economics (VUZE) & Thomas Sikor, Humboldt University in Berlin
11 archived academic papers
number of participants not available
not applicable

Institute for Agricultural Economics (VUZE), Humboldt University in Berlin, IASCP
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Regional Meeting Latin-America
‘Bridging the Commons Gap in Latin America’
Oaxaca, México
2003, May 17
National Autonomous University of México (UNAM), IASCP
Leticia Merino and Jim Robson, National Autonomous University of México
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University of México (UNAM), IASCP
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South Asia Network Meeting
‘South Asia Network Meeting’
New Delhi, India
2001, December 14-15
Winrocks International, IASCP
Michelle Curtain (IASCP), in collaboration with Winrock International
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Winrock International, IASCP
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West-Africa IASC Network Workshop
‘IASCP Regionalization network in French-speaking West-Africa’
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
2001, September 24-25
IASCP
Boubacar Ba (Mali) and Hubert Ouédraogo (Burkina Faso)
11 thematic presentations
c. 15 participants
not applicable

IASCP
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Inaugural Pacific Regional Meeting
‘Tradition and globalization: Critical issues for accommodation of CPR’s in the Pacific region’
Brisbane, Australia
2001, September 2-4
Queensland University of Technology
John Sheehan, Australian Property Institute
22 presentations
number of participants not available
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Australia Property Institute, University of Technology (Brisbane), IASCP
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Common Property Theory Workshop and Conference
‘Common Property Theory Workshop and Conference’
Zonguene Lodge, Mozambique
1999, July 20-25
Center for Forestry Research
Ken Wilson, Ford Foundation
15 presentations 30-40 participants
not available
not applicable

Ford Foundation, |Center for Forestry Research, Mozambican Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Gaza Province (Mozambique), IASCP
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The Workshop in Political Theory & Policy Analysis
‘Reflections on Common Property Theory & Research’
Bloomington IN, USA
1999, June 7
The Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University
Clark Gibson and Fabrice Lehoucq, The Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University
10 presentations
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The Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University, IASCP
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Workshop on Future Directions for Common Property Theory and Research
‘Workshop on Future Directions for Common Property Theory and Research’
New Brunswick NJ, USA
1997, February 28
Rutgers University
Bonnie McCay, Ecopolicy Center / Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University
6 presentations
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Ecopolicy Center for Agricultural, Environmental, and Resource Issues at Rutgers University, IASCP