SASE Mini-Conferences

by Henry Farrell on July 12, 2011

I’m now on the executive committee of SASE, the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, which is a kind of professional organization for economic sociologists and hangers-on like me. The organization’s annual meeting was in Madrid this year, and will be in Boston (at MIT) next year. One of the more interesting features of SASE meetings is that you can propose ‘mini-conferences,’ where you propose a theme around which a number of linked panels can be arranged. Hence my desire to let CT readers know about the “request for proposals”: Proposals are due by September 1; the 2012 overall conference theme is “Global Shifts: Implications for Business, Government and Labour” which should, I imagine, intersect nicely with the interests of a lot of CT readers.



Sandwichman 07.12.11 at 8:34 pm

Sorry, Henry, but SASE will always stand for self-addressed stamped envelope in my book.


Anderson 07.12.11 at 9:50 pm

Yeah, that’s an unfortunate acronym.


Jim Harrison 07.12.11 at 10:36 pm

Actually the SASE is doing a lot better than the American Institute for Decision Science.


Wax Banks 07.12.11 at 11:01 pm

Ahem – since 1916, MIT has sat proudly on the Cambridge side of the Charles River.


Kieran 07.13.11 at 1:04 am

Ahem – since 1916, MIT has sat proudly on the Cambridge side of the Charles River.

Some undergraduates moved it over there as a prank one evening.


Barry 07.13.11 at 11:15 am

Actually, it was annexed by Boston last Christmas, in a thrilling reenactment of Washington’s crossing of the Rubicon, where – oops! Sorry, I was using the Palin Big Book O’ Mishistory.


Progressive Libertarian 07.13.11 at 3:17 pm

That’s what I am learning to like about CT–such erudite postings. (Thank goodness this time I don’t have to read up on Marx!)


Pyre 07.14.11 at 7:56 pm

So an “SASE Mini-Conference” is one held inside such an envelope? and/or one held by means of exchanging such envelopes? and/or one held to discuss such envelopes?

“And now on the outer flap, to your right, note the fetching watercolor that was added by my Dutch correspondent when he sent back this envelope, representing a view from his window that day.”


dilbert dogbert 07.16.11 at 2:22 am

Sam Huston Institute of Technology.. Almost was a winner.

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