WSSR2016 presented in Brazil

The World Social Science Report 2016- Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World, was presented in two events in Brazil in July 2017. The Report was presented at the 69th annual congress of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science in a session chaired by Elisa Reis, ISSC Vice-President for Science, with presenters Mathieu Denis, ISSC Executive Director, and Ricardo Paes de Barros, Chief Economist of the Institute Ayrton Senna, and commentator Helena B. Nader, President of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science.

It was also the subject of a panel session at the 18th Brazilian Congress of Sociology, which was organized by the Brazilian Sociological Society from the 26 to the 29 of July in Brasilia.

Elisa Reis presented the Report alongside Mathieu Denis, and two guest panelists commented on specific dimensions of inequality in Brazil. Simon Schwartzman, senior fellow of the Research Institute on Labor and Society (IETS) and former president of the Brazilian governmental agency for geography and statistics (IBGE), focused on inequality in education and strategies to overcome it. Flavia Biroli, professor of political science at the University of Brasilia and chair of the Research Network on Democracy and Inequalities (DEMODE) discussed the large gender gap observed in multiple dimensions of political participation in the country.

The panel session attracted around 30 conference participants who took part in a lively question and comments session following the presentations.