World Social Science Fellow wins Patrick J. Welch award

January 20, 2016

World Social Science Fellow Franklin Obeng-Odoom has won the Association for Social Economics’ Patrick J. Welch Award for his paper ‘Africa: On the Rise, But to Where?’. The Patrick J. Welch Award is given annually for the best paper published in the Forum for Social Economics journal. It was established by the Executive Council of […]


Three Transformative Knowledge Networks launched by ISSC

January 19, 2016

Three “Transformative Knowledge Networks” will be funded as part of the innovative Transformations to Sustainability Programme, the International Social Science Council (ISSC) announced today. The programme aims to harness the potential of the social sciences to contribute to solving some of the world’s most urgent sustainability challenges by means of a better understanding of the […]


Symposium on “Psychological Science & Violence: A Global Call to Action”

January 14, 2016

Dr Saths Cooper, Vice-President of the ISSC, will be the keynote speaker at a Symposium on “Psychological Science & Violence: A Global Call to Action”, taking place at Pace University, New York, on Monday February 8th 2016. Saths Cooper obtained his PhD in Clinical/Community Psychology from Boston University as a Fulbright scholar in 1989. A close associate […]


The ISSC at COP21

January 11, 2016

The 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21) took place in Paris between 30 November and 12 December 2015. The ISSC was present to participate in events, support co-sponsored programmes including Future Earth and provide a virtual information hub for social scientists participating in the COP itself and in side events across Paris. The ISSC […]


Call for papers: Child Poverty and Social Protection in Western and Central Africa

January 5, 2016

International workshop to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, 23-25 May 2016, organised by UNICEF WCARO (Western and Central Africa Regional Office), CROP (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Equity for Children. According to a path-breaking 2003 study commissioned by UNICEF, child poverty […]