State of Power 2016: Call for Papers

August 31, 2015

The Transnational Institute (TNI) in the Netherlands is issuing an open call for essays/short papers for its forthcoming State of Power report launched in late January 2016 to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos. Read the full call. Deadline for abstracts 9 October. Deadline for essays 25 November. In 2016, the TNI is particularly […]

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World Social Science Forum aims to create a direct link between researchers and policy actors

August 12, 2015

Speaking on South Africa’s Radio Islam John Crowley, UNESCO Chief of Section – Research, Policy and Foresight, Sector for Social and Human Sciences, said the 2015 World Social Science Forum aims to make a difference by bringing together social scientists worldwide to inspire actionable knowledge for policy makers. The Forum, which takes place just ahead of the United Nations […]

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Vacancy – Senior Program Manager

August 10, 2015

Senior Program Manager sought for the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) based in Lebanon. The Senior Program Manager is responsible for developing, establishing and overseeing one or more programs of the ACSS (www.theacss.org) and is also responsible for coordinating with all stakeholders in relation to these programs. Main accountabilities: Plans, designs, implements, administers and […]

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70+ researchers, 7 months, 1 book: Dialogues of sustainable urbanisation

August 10, 2015

  Today marks the release of a collection of diverse works from researchers across the globe who all have something important to say about the way in which our world is changing and how we can strive towards a more sustainable future. ‘Dialogues of sustainable urbanisation: Social Science Research and Transitions to Urban Contexts’ emerged […]

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On the future of the University – Humanities and Social Sciences in Japan

August 3, 2015

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) is gravely concerned by proposals to restructure and reduce humanities and social science courses in national universities in Japan. Relevant university departments have been instructed to take active steps to reduce activities and re-orient their research towards other areas of societal need. The ISSC promotes and strengthens the social […]

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