Bigger, bolder, better social science?

May 9, 2014

  King’s College London, in collaboration with the ISSC, is launching the recently published World Social Science Report 2013 at King’s College, on the 11 June 2014, with a reception afterwards. See here for how to register. Confirmed speakers are Heide Hackmann (ISSC), Lee Davies (UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), John Urry (Lancaster University), Thomas Tanner (UK […]

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Any questions?

May 6, 2014

Transformations to Sustainability is a new Sida-supported ISSC programme that will fund and promote research on innovative processes of social transformation to secure equitable and durable solutions to some of the urgent global problems we face today such as climate change, biodiversity loss, food security, poverty, and inequality. How can we find solutions that will work and that are […]

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Future Earth launch community consultation

April 29, 2014

If the future of global change research were in your hands, what would you focus on? Identifying extinction hotspots, understanding the impacts of sea level rise, or investigating how cultural values influence perceptions of risk? Future Earth has launched a community consultation to identify the most important and most critical challenges for global change science […]

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Call for Applications: World Social Science Fellows

April 24, 2014

The ISSC is proud to announce a call for applications for World Social Science Fellows. Talented early career social and other scientists are encouraged to apply to participate in a seminar in Taiwan from 2 to 8 November 2014, on “Sustainable Urbanization — Transformations to Sustainability in Urban Contexts“ and become World Social Science Fellows. DEADLINE EXTENDED […]

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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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