Inequality to be the major focus of next World Social Science Report

Paris, January 2015 — International Social Science Council has announced that global inequality is going to be the major focus of its next World Social Science Report to be published in 2016. From Thomas Piketty to Occupy Wall Street to the Arab Spring, this era has been framed by growing social unrest and reflection on […]

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International Year of Light 2015

2015 marks the International Year of Light, which brings together many different stakeholders including scientific societies and unions, educational institutions, technology platforms, non-profit organizations and private sector partners in raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. The Opening Ceremony is taking place […]

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Remembering Ulrich Beck

The ISSC was saddened to hear of the recent loss of Ulrich Beck. Ulrich was a scholar without equal whose life work made tremendous contributions to social science knowledge and public discourse over many decades. In the 5 January edition of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Sir Anthony Giddens, the prominent British modern sociologist, published an obituary […]

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Closing the gender gap in farming under climate change

The ISSC, CCAFS and the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with Future Earth, are convening a high-level event to share cutting-edge knowledge and evidence on closing the gender gap in farming under climate change, and will convene thinkers and doers in a forum to inspire renewed action. With an objective to share key research results related to […]

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