Skills and Inequality – Listen to the keynote address by Professor Marius Busemeyer

November 21, 2016

What is the role of education in addressing inequalities and injustices? Professor Marius Busemeyer explored the links between skills and inequality in a recorded keynote address to celebrate the presentation of the 2015 Stein Rokkan Prize for Busemeyer’s book “Skills and Inequality: Partisan Politics and the Political Economy of Education Reforms in Western Welfare States” (Cambridge […]

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‘ARE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES MAKING POLITICS IMPOSSIBLE?’ – INAUGURAL NINE DOTS PRIZE OFFERS $100,000 FOR THE BEST RESPONSE

November 18, 2016

Prize backed by international thinkers including Diane Coyle, Simon Goldhill, David Runciman and Saskia Sassen A new prize is offering US$100,000 and a book deal with Cambridge University Press to whoever can best answer the question ‘Are digital technologies making politics impossible?’ The Nine Dots Prize is designed to promote and encourage innovative thinking to […]

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Pre-Announcement: A Multilateral Joint Call for Proposals on Transformations to Sustainability (T2S)

November 7, 2016

Climate change, environmental degradation and resource pressures have created unprecedented situations for societies worldwide. Conventional knowledge and capacity building to tackle the challenges associated with sustainability have proven inadequate, and a comprehensive and concerted research initiative is needed to boost research on transformations to sustainability that can catalyse new kinds of solutions to environmental and […]

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Presentation of the World Social Science Report 2016 at COP22 in Marrakech

November 7, 2016

Following publication of the 2016 World Social Science Report – Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World, a Panel at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) will examine environmental inequalities in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their two-pronged focus on inclusive development […]

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Transformational change by civil society on the agenda for 3rd Transformative Knowledge Workshop

November 5, 2016

New Delhi, 6 November – The third Transformative Knowledge Workshop begins today at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. It will bring together representatives from the three Transformative Knowledge Networks (TKNs) funded under the ISSC’s Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) Programme – ACKnowl-EJ, PATHWAYS and T-LEARNING – as well as others who were involved in the […]

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