Unchecked inequalities could threaten UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, according to social science report

September 22, 2016

The World Social Science Report 2016 warns that unchecked inequalities could jeopardize the sustainability of economies, societies and communities, undermining efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The World Social Science Report 2016, Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World, is published today and will be launched at the Royal Swedish Academy […]

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Stanislav Markus announced winner of 2016 Stein Rokkan Prize

September 21, 2016

This year’s Prize has been awarded to Stanislav Markus (Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina) for his book Property, Predation, and Protection: Piranha Capitalism in Russia and Ukraine (Cambridge University Press, 2015), which looks at the threats to business owners’ property rights, and how such rights can be secured. Committee Chair Klaus Goetz judged that Markus had developed “a comparative […]

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Vacancy – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TWAS

September 21, 2016

UNESCO is seeking the appointment of a renowned scientific leader and administrator to serve as Executive Director of The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS). The main objectives of the Academy are to: (i) recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in the South; (ii) provide promising […]

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Future Earth regional workshop for Europe

September 20, 2016

Registrations are now open for this year’s Future Earth European regional workshop, which takes place between November 22nd and 23rd at the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden (KVA). The workshop will offer training in transdisciplinary skills and co-design methodology. The ISSC is taking part in the workshop as a trainer organization, and is a member of […]

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Vacancies – the Arab Council for the Social Sciences

September 20, 2016

The Arab Council for the Social Sciences, ACSS, is recruiting for the following positions for its offices in Beirut, Lebanon: Programme Coordinator, who will be responsible for developing, establishing, overseeing and coordinating the activities of one or more funded projects of the ACSS. For the coordinator position, the applicant should have at minimum an MA in a […]

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