Bill Nicol to give Keynote Speech at the IRDR Conference 2014

April 22, 2014

Bill Nicol, independent management strategist and former senior adviser to the Indonesian Government’s 2004 tsunami reconstruction efforts, will give a keynote speech at the Integrated Research and Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference 2014 in Beijing, China from June 7-9, 2014. Nicol will present on “The Politics of Disaster Recovery.” Nicol oversaw the recovery of Aceh following […]

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Ethnografilm Festival: Q&A with director Wesley Shrum

April 11, 2014

In lead-up to the Ethnografilm Festival, we sat down for a quick Q&A with the director of the film festival, Wesley Shrum. Wesley is Professor of Sociology at Louisiana State University, USA, and president of the Society for Social Studies of Science. How did you get the idea to organise an international film festival that […]

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Transformations to Sustainability

March 31, 2014

The ISSC is pleased to announce the launch of a new global research funding programme, Transformations to Sustainability. Climate change, biodiversity loss, water and food security, energy production and consumption, poverty, growing inequalities — just some of the global problems the world is facing today. But how can we find solutions that will work, that will […]

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Transformation in a Changing Climate Proceedings

March 24, 2014

The ISSC is pleased to announce the launch of the Proceedings of Transformation in a Changing Climate, that took place in June of last year at the University of Oslo, Norway. This proceedings contains 27 articles representing different themes and aspects of transformation and climate change. Some of these papers address larger questions related to the who, […]

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Increasing concerns about visas for scientists to attend international scientific meetings

March 24, 2014

The International Council for Science (ICSU) is seriously concerned that measures taken by some national authorities, ostensibly to prevent illegal immigration, are increasingly making the visa application process unpleasant, drawn out, obscure, expensive and unpredictable. In some countries, this has become a significant obstacle to the holding of international scientific meetings. ICSU promotes the free movement […]

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