Two decades’ discourse about globalizing social sciences – call for papers, conferences in Lisbon and Hanoi

July 13, 2017

What have we learned from two decades’ discourse about the globalization of the social sciences? What has been discussed about what the globalization of the social sciences means, and what globalized social thought aims to do? Two international conferences on the topic ‘Two decades’ discourse about globalizing social sciences – concepts, strategies, achievements’ are planned […]

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Members’ feedback on proposed ICSU-ISSC merger now online

July 13, 2017

Following a call for review, the members of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and International Council for Science (ICSU) provided considered feedback on the draft high-level strategy proposals for a new merged organization representing all the sciences. Feedback was received from 27 members representing 16 countries in response to the publication of the draft strategy […]

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Global Challenges Prize 2017: A New Shape

July 5, 2017

The Global Challenges Foundation has launched the Global Challenges Prize 2017: A New Shape. This competition is a quest to find new models of global cooperation capable of handling global risks. It will award US$5 million in prizes for the best ideas that re-envision global governance for the 21st century. The aim of the prize is […]

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Call for nominations: Heineken Prizes 2018

June 27, 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious Heineken Prizes 2018. The deadline for nominations is 15 October 2017. These international prizes, worth $200,000 each, reward outstanding achievement in the fields of: Biochemistry and Biophysics Cognitive Science Environmental Sciences History Medicine These prestigious biennial prizes are intended explicitly for scientists and scholars who are currently […]

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2017 Stein Rokkan prize awarded for ‘Foreign Pressure and the Politics of Autocratic Survival’

June 23, 2017

The 2017 Stein Rokkan prize has been awarded jointly to Abel Escribà-Folch (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Joseph Wright (Penn State University) in recognition of their book Foreign Pressure and the Politics of Autocratic Survival, published by Oxford University Press in 2015. Their book asks two closely connected questions: In what ways and to what extent […]

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