Registration now open for World Social Science Forum 2018

Early-bird registration for the 2018 World Social Science Forum is now open. The World Social Science Forum will take place from 25-28 September 2018, in Fukuoka, Japan, on the theme of ‘Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures.

Life in the Anthropocene requires inclusive and coordinated actions to ensure equality and security for human beings. Security and Equality are prerequisites for stability and sustainability. The social sciences and humanities have a vital role to play in clarifying and developing principles, norms, rules and institutions to undertake action towards such an understanding of security, and in participating in the dialogue among citizens and policy makers. This Forum seeks to create a platform for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research to contribute to transformations to a sustainable world.

Over the course of four days, participants will look into various dimensions of security, interrogating how the demand for security relates to societies’ quest for equality and sustainability. Presenters will look into approaches, trends and responses from different sectors. The WSS Forum 2018 will allow identifying critical research priorities on security, as well as data and knowledge gaps, globally and in specific regions.

Online registration for the Forum is now open here.

Key dates:

1 March 2018 – Early-bird registration opens
17 March 2018 – Deadline for paper submission
15~20 May 2018 – Paper decisions notified
5 June 2018 – Deadline for abstract author’s registration and payment
15 June 2018 – (Tentative) Programme announced
30 June 2018 – Early-bird registration closes
31 August 2018 – Online registration closes – all later registrations will be processed on-site

The series of WSS Fora is one of the most prestigious scientific activities of the international Social Science Council (ISSC). At a recent joint meeting, the Members of the ISSC and of the International Council for Science (ICSU) decided to merge and form the International Science Council, a new, merged organization that aims to speak for the social and natural sciences at the global level. Under the auspices of the International Science Council (ISC), the 2018 Forum will provide an international platform for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research to contribute to transformations to a more sustainable world.