May 10 to May 11, 2023

Population Dynamics in India, The World's Most Populous Country

The United Nations estimates that India has become the most populous country in the world, surpassing China. The growth rate of the population of India has however slowed down in recent years. This conference surveyed various aspects of population dynamics that will shape the size and composition of the population of the country in the coming decades, but also the key economic, environmental and societal challenges that it might face, and the links that connect it to other countries in south Asia, the Middle East and beyond.

Organized by
Stephane Helleringer, Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, NYU Abu Dhabi

April 4, 2023

NYUAD Pandemic Politics Conference

This conference on Pandemic Politics focused on the social and political implications of COVID-19. This event brought together an excellent list of scholars presenting cutting-edge research on the implications of COVID-19 for society and politics, providing a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about some of the latest research in the study of pandemics among social scientists.

Co-organized by
Joan Barcelo, Assistant Professor of Political Science, NYU Abu Dhabi
Robert Kubinec, Assistant Professor of Political Science, NYU Abu Dhabi

Mar 13 to Mar 14, 2023

Inequalities: Research from the 3 NYUs

The first conference that gathered sociologists and demographers from NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai featured research presentations about multiple types of inequalities. Topics included reducing wealth disparities, employment discrimination, class identification, assessing change in occupations’ prestige with machine learning, pay differences by education within occupations, skill and the evolution of jobs, class and race differences in forming families via cohabitation or birth, fertility intentions, text analyses to tap class differences in parenting, marital homogamy and intermarriage, and cohort approaches to causal inference.

Convened by
Paula England, Dean of Social Science, Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, NYUAD; Professor of Sociology, Silver Professor of Arts and Science, NYU.

February 26, 2023

The Future of Legal Education

The conference focused on the role of the law in promoting peace, reducing inequalities, fostering economic development, and ensuring good governance in the Middle East. The event featured three panels, with the first exploring the political significance of the rule of law and its interaction with other normative systems. The second panel focused on the future of legal education in the region, examining topics such as access to legal professions, the role of lawyers, and the place of women in the field. The final panel looked at how to teach the law in the Middle East, considering interdisciplinary approaches, theoretical and practical approaches, and comparative and global perspectives.

Convened by
The Faculty of Law at the University of Tel Aviv and NYU Abu Dhabi

Scientific responsibility
Tamar Kricheli-Katz (TAU) and Mikhail Xifaras (NYUAD)

Jan 18 to Jan 19, 2023

11th Annual Eurasian Peace Science Conference

A two-day conference focused on international relations and political science. The presentations covered a wide range of topics related to international relations and political science, such as political life cycles, coups, revolution, interstate dispute resolution, fiscal centralization, energy dependence, climate change adaptation, international norms compliance, rebel group survivability, and more. 

Organized by
Muhammet Ali Bas, Associate Professor of Political Science, NYU Abu Dhabi

Jan 17 to Jan 19, 2023

NYUAD Networks Conference

A three-day conference focused on economics and social networks. The sessions featured presentations on topics such as information markets, network bottlenecks and market power, measuring relative poverty through peer rankings, and loss aversion and conspicuous consumption in networks. 

Organized by
Sanjeev Goyal, Professor of Economics, NYU Abu Dhabi

Nov 21 to Nov 23, 2022

The End of Globalization?

This conference will gather scholars concerned with the successive backlashes on globalization the world economy has experienced over the last decade, from the rise of populism, to the COVID pandemic, and the war in Ukraine. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: the geographic and distributional consequences of globalization, the costs of retrenchment and of disruption of the value chain, the consequences of similar episodes in history, the effects of trade policy on climate change, the impact of sanctions, lessons for policy moving forward, etc.

Co-organized by
Global Dynamics and Development Research Clusters at NYU Abu Dhabi and CEPR