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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Ethnografilm Festival: Q&A with director Wesley Shrum

April 11, 2014

In lead-up to the Ethnografilm Festival, we sat down for a quick Q&A with the director of the film festival, Wesley Shrum. Wesley is Professor of Sociology at Louisiana State University, USA, and president of the Society for Social Studies of Science. How did you get the idea to organise an international film festival that […]


Transformations to Sustainability

March 31, 2014

The ISSC is pleased to announce the launch of a new global research funding programme, Transformations to Sustainability. Climate change, biodiversity loss, water and food security, energy production and consumption, poverty, growing inequalities — just some of the global problems the world is facing today. But how can we find solutions that will work, that will […]