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February 28, 2020

Polycentric Circles
The Ostrom Workshop Bi-Weekly Newsletter
Featured Stories
PELIO Program: Important Changes
Until the summer 2019, the PELIO Program (Political, Economic and Legal Institutions and Organizations) was directed by Cyanne Loyle, who did a fantastic job launching the program and building out the community. In Fall 2019, Gustavo Torrens took over as the interim director and began the process of targeting the Program on a narrower range of issues in consultation with Program affiliates. This has resulted in the Program being renamed as the Political Economy Program (PEP).

For further details please visit the PEP webpage, which lays out the changes we are introducing to better serve the Ostrom Workshop community, honor and build on the legacy of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom, and provide a provocative but rigorous research agenda focusing on the “big” questions in political economy. We hope these changes will improve the Program and help enrich Ostrom Workshop’s reputation as a hub for innovative research on institutions and the exchange of ideas and methodologies from different fields of study.


In the News
IU Cybersecurity Clinic Celebrates Official Launch
The Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance is celebrating the official launch of the IU Cybersecurity Clinic, which is open to students across campus and is hosted at the Workshop. With generous support from the Hewlett Foundation and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, these students, supervised by Workshop affiliates and clinical fellows, are working with local, county, and state government agencies to protect civilian critical infrastucture from a range of cyber threats. You can learn more here.


At the Workshop
Ostrom Workshop Annual Report is Now Available
The 2019 Ostrom Workshop Annual Report, highlighting acheivements of the past year and detailing our vision for the future, has been released. The report provides updates on our strategic priorities, campus activities, and an overview of our research programs. Along with a printed report, an open presentation was given on February 21 to a committee from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. To view the printed report and catch up on other Workshop news, visit our website.
Recent Publications
Giroux SA, McCord P, Lopus S, Gower D, Dell’Angelo J, Dickinson S, et al. (2020) Environmental heterogeneity and commodity sharing in smallholder agroecosystems. PLoS ONE 15(1): https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228021
Shivani Agarwal & Harini Nagendra (2020) Classification of Indian cities using Google Earth Engine, Journal of Land Use Science, DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2020.1720842 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1747423X.2020.1720842
Amrita Sen & Harini Nagendra (2020) The role of environmental placemaking in shaping contemporary environmentalism and understanding land change, Journal of Land Use Science, DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2020.1720841 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1747423X.2020.1720841
Hita Unnikrishnan, Manjunatha B., Harini Nagendra & Vanesa Castán Broto (2020) Water governance and the colonial urban project: the Dharmambudhi lake in Bengaluru, India, Urban Geography, DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2019.1709756 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02723638.2019.1709756
Valliant, J., Ruhf , K., Dickinson, S., Zhang, Y., Golzarri-Arroyo, L., & Farmer, J. (2020). Farm Seeker Needs Versus Farm Owner Offers: A Comparison and Analysis in the U.S. Midwest and Plains. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(2), 1-17. https://www.foodsystemsjournal.org/index.php/fsj/article/view/780
Upcoming Events
Colloquium Series
Colloquiums are held each Monday from 12-1:00 at the Ostrom Workshop.
  • March 2 - Eric Nordman - Grand Valley State University, Ostrom Workshop Visiting Scholar
  • March 9 - Hans Klein - Georgia Tech
  • For details see our
    website

    Research Series
    Research Series is held most Wednesdays from 12-1:00 at the Ostrom Workshop.
  • March 4 - Jorge Rios Allier - Antropology, Ostrom Workshop Fellow
  • March 11 - Greg Bloom - Open Referral
  • For details see our
    website

    Tocqueville Lecture Series
    April 3 - Roundtable with Bobbi Herzberg, Vlad Tarko, Mike McGinnis, & Aurelian Craiutu. Discussion on new books about Elinor Ostrom. For details check our website

    Ostrom Lecture on Environmental Policy
    The Fourth Annual Ostrom Lecture on Environmental Policy will be presented by Peter Kareiva, Director, Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, UCLA. Monday, April 15, 2020, 4:30 - 5:30 at the University Club in the Indiana Memorial Union. Reception to follow
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    Opportunities
    Visiting Scholars
    The Ostrom Workshop accepts nominations from all Workshop Affiliates to invite exceptional non-IU colleagues as Visiting Scholars to undertake research, and participate in and enrich the research life of the Workshop. Nominations will be accepted March 1, 2020. link

    Working Groups
    For many years, the Workshop has facilitated the establishment of self-organized working groups. Topics covered vary from year to year. Most groups are mechanisms enabling people who share common interests to discuss their current research and benefit from each other's commentary and criticism. For more information on working groups and to view current working groups, please visit our website.
     
     
     
     
                                             
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