International Disaster and Risk Conference August 2014, Switzerland

January 20, 2014

The 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference 24 – 28 August 2014 in Davos, Switzerland, is organised in close cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. IDRC Davos 2014 will serve UNISDR as the science & technology input platform for the post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and provide recommendations towards the UN World […]

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Ethnografilm Festival

January 15, 2014

  “Understanding the social world through film” The first Ethnografilm festival will be held from 17–20 April 2014 in Paris, France. The film festival, sponsored by the ISSC, will screen a selection of diverse works by documentary and academic filmmakers. The organisers have received more than 400 film submissions to date. Ethnografilm seeks to enhance our understanding of […]

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Seeking Future Earth secretariat

January 8, 2014

The International Council for Science (ICSU), on behalf of the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability, has released a call for full proposals to host the permanent secretariat for Future Earth. Following a call for expressions of interest in July last year and a bidders’ conference in November, the call for full bids is open […]

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Feeding the planet, energy for life – call for papers

January 8, 2014

Glocalism is a new online peer-reviewed, cross-disciplinary journal that aims to stimulate increased awareness and knowledge of the new dynamics that characterise ‘glocal’ reality.  Focusing on culture, politics and innovation, the journal will provide a platform to develop systematic thought around these issues and contribute in-depth analyses of ‘glocalisation’ and all that it means for society […]

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World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments

December 14, 2013

Read the ISSC’s flagship publication the World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments Or read individual articles The environmental challenges that confront society are unprecedented and staggering in their magnitude, scope, pace and complexity. They have potentially serious consequences for the wellbeing of people all over the world. The consequences of global environmental change are […]

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