Recent News & Events
STE Lab is moving!
Eric Welch, Mary Feeney, and Aseffa Wedajoo have moved to Arizona State University. The new Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Studies (C-STEPS) is based at the School of Public Affairs at ASU. Look for our new website and updates on activities!
Farewell, Dr. M.Jin Lee!
With sadness, we say good bye to Dr. M.Jin Lee who worked as a Post Doctoral Research Associate with us at UIC. She has moved on to a new position in Hong Kong. We wish her all the best!
Capacity Building for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources
Eric Welch and Aseffa Wedajoo have just completed intensive workshops in Uganda and Rwanda as part of the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative undertaken in collaboration with national research teams in the two counties and with Bioversity International. The workshop participants included biological and plant scientists, social scientists and genetic resources specialists from two counties. The workshops were designed to provide an introduction on social network analysis to the national research teams and to provide training on the effective use of social network software to analyze data. Drs. Welch and Wedajoo made use of network data collected by the Uganda and Rwanda research teams from Internaional Treaty policy actors in their respective counties to demonstrate how social network analysis can assist capacity building for policy implementation. Ongoing collaboration will continue with Rwanda and Uganda as their research teams produce the policy implementation reports due later this year.
March 11-12, 2011: Public Administration Research Symposium
October 6, 2010: UCINET for Social Network Analysis with Dr. Megan Haller
November 9, 2010: The Art & Science of Interviews with Dr. Brenda Parker