WSSFellows at Habitat III

October 17, 2016

Six World Social Science Fellows will join the discussions on the New Urban Agenda at Habitat III, which begins today in Quito, Ecuador. The Fellows will participate in a number of discussions and events, reporting on developments in the official conference proceedings, as well as attending side events on the fringes of the conference. The […]


Call for applications: Early career representatives in Future Earth Knowledge-Action Networks

October 14, 2016

Early career researchers and professional newcomers now have the opportunity to join Future Earth’s Knowledge-Action Networks by applying to become a member of their development teams. The deadline is 2 November 2016. Future Earth is opening up its Knowledge-Action Networks to early career researchers and early career professionals. Becoming part of Knowledge-Action Networks in their early stages will […]


The IPCC’s 1.5C Report: critical opportunities for social science to shape the future – join the webinar

October 11, 2016

What are the impacts of warming at 1.5°C? What would 1.5°C warming mean for responding to climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty? And what kind of social science research is needed to help answer these questions? Webinar: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CET Join Ioan Fazey, Frank Geels, Bronwyn […]


Launch of the World Social Science Report 2016, Stockholm

October 3, 2016

The World Social Science Report 2016, Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World was published on September 22nd 2016 and launched at a public event in Stockholm, Sweden. We were joined by Report co-director Melissa Leach, and two of the Report authors, Naila Kabeer and Bo Rothstein, for a thought-provoking discussion in the surroundings of the […]


35 African early career scientists participate in training workshop on transdisciplinary research, Nairobi, Kenya

October 2, 2016

A group of 35 African early-career scientists will today begin a training workshop on transdisciplinary research organized by the ISSC in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Council for Science (ICSU). The workshop follows the ICSU-NASAC-ISSC call for pre-proposals on understanding the “Energy-Health-Natural Disasters” nexus in African cities, which […]