***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Politics & Interlocking Directorates A meeting to discuss current research and future collaboration. University of Barcelona 28th & 29th September 2006. The Research Group on Power and Privilege (EPP) of the University of Barcelona will be hosting a two day informal meeting of researchers working in the area of politics and interlocking directorates. Our particular interest is understanding the political effects of the social networks of business executives and the directors of large corporations. However, we are interested in hearing from anyone who is applying social network analysis to understanding interlocking directorates or political power and who would be interested in some form of ongoing international collaboration. Preliminary Agenda Day 1: Sharing our current research Each person/group presents their current research agenda followed by discussion and questions. Day 2: Opportunities for collaboration Proposed collaboration: i. Book and/or edited collection. ii. Sharing and cataloguing methodologies and research tools (including computer programs). iii. Joint purchasing of datasets from business information providers, perhaps leading to the establishment an ongoing international dataset and archive. iv. Joint research funding grants/applications. To register or for more information, please contact Joseph Rodriguez [log in to unmask] This meeting has been called by: Joseph Rodriguez (University of Barcelona) Julián Cárdenas (University of Barcelona) Christofer Edling (Stockholm University) Matthew Bond (Oxford University) Nicholas Harrigan (Oxford University & Australian National University) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> **Please note that we have also established an email list. To join just email: [log in to unmask] ** <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.