Presenna Madhavan Arathi Awarded WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship

April 28, 2015

Dr. Arathi Presenna Madhavan is the latest Fellow of the WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme. She has been at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center since April 2015 and will spend six months researching “New reproductive technologies in the globalized context of expansion of the market and the retreat of the welfare state.” The project focuses on […]


Science and the SDGs – Statement on the stronger role for science

April 23, 2015

We are arriving at an unequalled moment. The Post-2015 Development Agenda is a unique opportunity to set an ambitious, integrated and transformational global agenda for sustainable development that is supported by a strong scientific evidence base. Scientific communities worldwide are mobilising to support the definition, implementation and monitoring of this agenda from local to global levels. Governments […]


Vacancy – ISSC/IDS Post-Doctoral Fellow

April 15, 2015

The ISSC and IDS are seeking a motivated and outstanding post-doctoral researcher to do research and help with the editorial coordination of the 2016 World Social Science Report. We are looking for a talented, early career social scientist with long-term experience and an institutional affiliation in a low or middle income country, and a passion for making knowledge […]


New video: Research into Transformations

April 13, 2015

How does change happen? What are the factors that drive change? And can we control for it? In Potsdam last year, we gathered together our seed grantees, and noted researchers on social change, in the first of a series of annual Transformative Knowledge Workshops. These workshops will eventually lay the foundation for the global Transformations Knowledge Trust […]


First Stiglitz Essay Prize

April 12, 2015

The International Economic Association (IEA) is happy to announce the first Stiglitz Essay Prize in honour of the past President of the association, Joseph E. Stiglitz. This prize is possible thanks to the generous donation that the Economic Society of Australia pledged to the IEA. Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University. In 2001, he […]