March 18, 2021

Welcome ARIA Members!

Today's Listserv contains the following
  • ARIA Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Call for Proposals: Les B. Strickler Innovation in Instruction Award 2021
  • S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education and ARIA (3MT) People's Choice Awards
  • 2021 Impact Summit 
  • Risk Management for Individuals and Enterprises v2.1
  • National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance at FSU Spring 2021 Virtual Research Seminars
  • Temple University Spring Research Seminar Series
  • University of Wisconsin Virtual Research Seminars
  • Call for Papers
  • Job Postings
  • Anything to share with your ARIA Colleagues?

ARIA Excellence in Teaching Award

The Excellence in Teaching Award was initiated in 2007 by the New Awards Committee. This award recognizes excellence in risk management and insurance teaching. Applicants/nominees should have a distinguished record of excellent teaching throughout their academic career. Nominations for the award are welcome. An individual may be nominated by a colleague, who then must confirm with the nominee that they are willing to provide the required materials. A letter outlining the reasons for the nomination will serve as the required letter of recommendation from a colleague.
This award will be presented only in years when an exceptional candidate is identified. The 2021 call for applications and nominations is now open. Download further information and the application here.

Call for Proposals: Les B. Strickler Innovation in Instruction Award 2021

ARIA has opened the call for proposal submissions detailing innovative ideas in risk management, and insurance instruction. The deadline is April 30. For more information on the award and how to submit visit

S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education and ARIA(3MT) People's Choice Awards

The S. S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education and ARIA are pleased to announce the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) People's Choice Awards.  You can view our five finalist's 3MT videos and vote for your favorite between March 17-24, 2021 by using this link: 

Our 3MT finalists virtually present an extended version of their thesis at our Doctoral Colloquium on March 26, 2021 from 12:00 - 5:00pm EST.  We invite the risk management and insurance community to join the audience by registering here:

​Learn more about the S. S. Huebner Foundation and the 2021 Virtual 3MT & Colloquium by visiting the Program tab of our website:
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Leslie Harrington at


2021 Impact Summit: Industry-Academia Research Partnerships

The Translational Research Center at the Fox School of Business is committed to facilitating conversations between scholarship and industry.

You are invited to participate in the 2021 Impact Summit, sponsored by TRC, where we will discuss the ways that we can better bridge the gap between academia and industry. Business executives, faculty and doctoral students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
For more information, click REGISTER

Risk Management for Individuals and Enterprises v2.1

The Author team of the textbook “Risk Management for Individuals and Enterprises v2.1” by the publisher Flat World Knowledge, is proud to announce an update to the textbook (v2.1) that includes the COVID-19 updates. This textbook facilitates the most current “on-line” and/or “face-to-face” teaching with integration into Canvas. There are homework assignments for each chapter and all the supplemental material (for use within Canvas) created by the Author team. For more information, Click here.  

National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance at FSU Spring 2021 Virtual Research Seminars

The Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance at Florida State University invites you to its Spring 2021 virtual research seminar series. This semester, our Research Seminar series has a theme focusing on “Emerging topics in natural disaster risk management”. The seminars focus on topics related to the mitigation of natural disaster losses, building resilience, and new approaches to financing natural disaster losses. The seminars will be held on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm EST. Please find registration below.

  • March 24th, Swenja Surminski (LSE), “Adaptation and the insurance sector - how to achieve comprehensive climate risk management?”: Registration link
  • April 14th, Nancy Wallace (UC Berkeley), “Mortgage Markets with Climate-Change Risk: Evidence from Wildfires in California”: Registration link
  • April 21st, Shi-Ling Hsu (FSU Law), TBD: Registration link
  • April 28th, Julian Reif (UIUC), TBD: Registration link
  • May 12th, Jeff Czajkowski (NAIC), TBD: Registration link

Temple University Spring Research Seminar Series (Updated)

The Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management at Temple University invites you to its virtual spring research seminar series. The series comprises invited lectures from academic experts who present research in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science. The seminars will be held on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm Eastern. Please find links to register below.

March 22. Emiliano Valdez (UConn), "Cost-sensitive Multi-class AdaBoost for Understanding Driving Behavior with Telematics," Register

April 5 [revised date]. Shan Ge (NYU), “Conflicting Interests and the Effect of Fiduciary Duty—Evidence from Variable Annuities”, Register


University of Wisconsin Virtual Research Seminars

  • Mar 26, 9-10a CST, Jens Nielsen (City, University of London), topic TBD, Register
  • April 9, 2:30-3:30p CST, Peng Shi (UW Madison), topic TBD, Register
  • April 23, 2:30-3:30p CST, Adam Leive (University of Virginia), “Overpaying and undersaving: Correlated mistakes in retirement saving and health insurance choices”,  Register
Full list here:

Call For Papers

8th Annual IAFICO, 2021 Global Forum for Financial Consumers (GFFC) - Hybrid Format

We are pleased to announce the 8th annual conference of IAFICO, the 2021 Global Forum for Financial Consumers (GFFC), on August 6th~7th in a hybrid format of online-onsite webinar, hosted by Seoul National University. This year’s theme for the Conference will be “Financial Consumer Protection (FCP): Linking Theories and Evidences to Policy Practices,” under which the organizers would like to invite on-going research papers, both theoretical and empirical, on those behavioral patterns and policy practices that are relevant to FCP. See the attached Call for Paper (CFP) for more details, which include the following dates of importance:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: May 15
  • Notification for acceptance: May 31
  • Deadline for full paper submission: June 30
  • Abstract/paper submission, through:

IAFICO e-mail (; Contact persons’ e-mails ( or

"Risks" Special Issue on "Longevity Risk Modeling and Management"

"Risks" is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed, open access journal for research and studies on insurance and financial risk management. We will be inviting up to five submissions that will have the article processing charge waived for these “feature articles." Please contact Michael Sherris or Katja Hanewald, if you are interested in submitting a paper.
Dr. Katja Hanewald:

24th IME Congress

The International Congress on Insurance: Mathematics and Economics (IME) is hosting a worldwide virtual event coordinated by an international team of four universities on July 5-9, 2021. We invite all researchers, practitioners, and students, to submit an abstract for this revolutionary event. Submissions are welcome in all areas of insurance mathematics and economics. All live presentations will be recorded and made available on demand to registered participants.
Please submit your abstracts via the web-conference tool by April 30, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (UTC-5). Notifications of acceptance into the conference program will be communicated by mid-May 2021. More information about the 24th IME Congress is available on the conference website. If you have any questions, please contact us at


EGRIE Seminar 2021 Call for Papers

The 48th Seminar of the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists (EGRIE) will take place virtually September 16–18, 2021. All presentations will be organized in live sessions between 2 pm and 7 pm CET. Completed papers or detailed abstracts should be submitted by April 15, 2021. Please upload your document in PDF format here. For further information please see the attached call for papers.

16th Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference 2021 Call for Papers

Copenhagen Business School, PerCent & Pensions Institute and the City University of London have issued a call for papers. For more information please click here.  The deadline for paper or abstract submission is 30 April 2021. The conference is August 13-14, 2021.

Looking to Submit a Journal Article?

Wiley, the publisher of ARIA’s journals: the Journal of Risk and Insurance (JRI) and Risk Management and Insurance Review (RMIR), offers a wealth of author support. Follow this link for insights on avoiding common mistakes, English language editing, improving your discoverability, and more. Find the articles here.


The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Emerging Health Risks and Insurance

The Geneva Association is pleased to announce a special issue of The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance—Issues and Practice on Emerging Health Risks and Insurance. Papers should be submitted electronically via the website of The Geneva Papers ( by 19 April 2021, at the latest. Click here for details


Journal of Risk Education

The Journal of Risk Education (JRE) requests paper submissions for 2021 issue(s). To submit an article to the Journal of Risk Education, please create an account at and follow the electronic submission process.  Please note that the Journal does not accept paper or email submissions. 

The JRE includes several sections for publication:

Articles:  double-blind peer reviewed articles related to risk management and insurance teaching and education. Both theoretical and pedagogical pieces are encouraged.

Editorials:  editorially-reviewed commentary related to the practice of risk and insurance education.

Book Reviews:  editorially-reviewed summaries of books and periodicals that pertain to risk management and insurance, with preference given to those items that have practical classroom applications.

Doctoral Perspectives:  double blind peer reviewed articles that are by or for doctoral students planning to become risk educators in the future.  Any topic of relevance to doctoral candidates may be submitted.

Teaching Case:  each issue will feature one teaching case for use in the risk management classroom.  Teaching cases should be founded in the academic and practitioner literature, and will be double-blind peer reviewed.  

For questions and inquiries, please contact Dr. Brenda Wells, CPCU, AAI, CRIS Editor, at  For the latest issue of Journal of Risk Education Click Here.

Job Postings

The Center for Risk Management and Decision Processes at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for a one- to two-year postdoctoral research position focused on managing the physical impact risks of climate change.

The position is located in Philadelphia, PA, starting in summer or fall 2021 for 1-2 years based on year 1 performance evaluation and continuation of funding. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a related field within the last two years (or expected completion by the summer of 2021) from an accredited institution. Click here for more information and how to apply.



University of Alabama - Associate Professor / Professor

The holder of the Bickley Chair is expected to become a leader in promoting the insurance program in the College, the University and the State. The Chair should be outstanding in teaching, have a strong relationship with the insurance community, recruit students to the insurance program and aid in the placement of students in insurance internships and insurance careers. The candidate should also demonstrate evidence of applied scholarship, which might take the form of publishing in recognized academic or practitioner journals, organizing or participating in various conferences, or providing advice to insurance-related organizations. The position can be at either the associate or full professor level. The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. degree or an equivalent terminal degree in an area related to insurance and financial services. The position appointment will start August 16, 2021. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in an area related to insurance and financial services in economics. The posting is found at:


Minnesota State University Mankato - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Minnesota State University Mankato is posting a position for a tenure-track assistant professor starting Fall 2021, with preferred specialization in RMI.  For more information, please click here.

Missouri State University - Instructor/Clinical Assistant Professor of Risk Management
The Missouri State University Department of Finance and General Business anticipates an August 2021 opening for a non-tenure track position of Instructor or Clinical Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance. For more information, please click here.

University of Iowa - Tenure Track Assistant Professor 
The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in actuarial science starting August 18, 2021.  For more information, please click here.

RIHM Department at Temple University - PhD Program Applicants
The Risk, Insurance, & Healthcare Management (RIHM) Department at Temple University is seeking applicants to its Risk Management and Insurance PhD program.  For more information, please contact Randy Dumm ( or visit the Fox School’s Risk Management and Insurance doctoral program site.  For more information on the RIHM’s department and faculty, please click here.

The Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance in Florida State University's College of Business - Ph.D Program Candidates 
The Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance in Florida State University's College of Business is encouraging interested applicants to apply for the Ph.D. program in risk management and insurance. The program is in search of one or two candidates starting during the Fall 2021 semester. For more information, Click Here.

Anything to Share with your ARIA Colleagues?
We are looking for any and all updates to feature in ARIA communications. Please send any social media updates to Nicolette Base, ARIA Communications Executive, at and any newsletter contributions to
Copyright © 2021 ARIA, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp