All eyes on Cine 13 for Ethnografilm Festival 2015

March 27, 2015

In the heart of old Montmartre, from the 8th to 12th April, the historic Ciné 13 theatre welcomes the second edition of the Ethnografilm Festival – a four day event showcasing academic and documentary films that shine a light on our understanding of the social world. The Ethnografilm Festival, co-directed by Wesley Shrum of Louisiana State University, […]


Closing the Gender Gap – More Research, Better Research

March 25, 2015

“The need for more evidence. The need for more research. The need for better research and better evidence.” That was the statement from ISSC Acting Executive Director, Mathieu Denis during the Closing the Gender Gap in Farming Under Climate Change conference co-organised by the ISSC, Future Earth, and CCAFS CGIAR. With over 90 in-person attendees, another 90 […]


Sleeping Giants – social science research in the Arab world

March 17, 2015

From 14 to 15 March 2015 in Beirut, the ISSC took part in the 2nd conference of the Arab Council for Social Sciences on the theme of “Questioning Social Inequality and Difference in the Arab Region”. Speakers from UNESCO, CLASCO, and the ISSC addressed researchers and members of the Arab Council to inform them on the […]


The Social Cause of Risk: World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai

March 16, 2015

The third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is underway in Sendai, Japan.  Sendai lies in the Tohoku region that was heavily affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. The conference opened three days after the commemoration of the fourth anniversary of that disaster, and has also offered an opportunity […]


Speakers Confirmed for Closing the gender gap

March 9, 2015

The vision for this high-level event is to share cutting-edge knowledge and evidence on closing the gender gap in farming under climate change, and to convene thinkers and doers in a forum to inspire renewed action. Confirmed speakers include: Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice Sir Gordon Conway, Director of Agriculture for Impact and […]