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SHE Presidential Welcome

image1.pngWelcome! My name is Iva Pires and I am the new President of the Society for Human Ecology. I’m very pleased to address you all a few words.

First of all, let me introduce myself. I’m a professor and a researcher at NOVA de Lisboa, a Portuguese public university (host of SHE’s XXIIIrd International Conference) — where I coordinate the Master and PhD programs in Human Ecology, offered since 1992 and 2010 respectively.

SHE has been a major driving force in the interdisciplinary field of human ecology, with important accomplishments and successes. We remain committed to following the example of previous Presidents and of what they have achieved.

But we need to move forward. For example, we intend to design a more informative and enjoyable new website, and we are already preparing for the SHE-XXIV conference in 2020. The wonderful mix of so many nationalities, backgrounds and expertise provides a rich base for meaningful dialogue and a wonderful opportunity for networking and presenting your work.

We also invite you to visit the Human Ecology Review, SHE’s official free-access journal that publishes peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on all aspects of human–environment interactions, to explore it and to submit your work.   

As we continue to broaden our horizons, we believe that SHE is especially well positioned to play a key role in stimulating and deepening fruitful collaborations among colleagues all over the world.

Please let us know about your suggestions for SHE´s improvement and your expectations for its future. We look forward to sharing innovative ideas and projects — and welcome you all in this renewed journey. Come join us!

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