William Paton appointed Executive Director ad interim of IRDR

November 18, 2015

William Paton has been appointed Executive Director ad interim of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme, effective December 1, 2015. Paton, a Canadian national, was appointed by the co-sponsors of IRDR – the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the International Council for Science (ICSU)  and UNISDR. Following the departure of former Executive Director […]

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Call for Papers: Academia and Social Justice

November 5, 2015

Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship / Arab Studies Institute Second Annual Conference American University of Beirut, Lebanon March 11-13, 2016 Deadline for abstracts: November 30, 2015 Faculty and students at institutions of higher learning have often played an important, galvanizing, and sometimes even game-changing role in their societies’ demands for equity, equality, and […]

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Vacancies: IRDR Science Officer and Communications Officer

October 27, 2015

The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme, which is co-sponsored by the ISSC, is seeking a Communications Officer and a Science Officer for its office in Beijing, China. Applications should be submitted by November 22nd 2015. IRDR is a decade-long global, trans-disciplinary and cross-sectoral research programme on disaster risk reduction and resilience building. IRDR is co-sponsored by […]

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ISSC support for Humanities and social sciences in Japan recognized

October 27, 2015

The Executive Board of the Science Council of Japan (SCJ) has expressed gratitude to the ISSC for its support for the social sciences in Japanese universities. Following proposals to restructure and reduce humanities and social science (HSS) courses in national universities in Japan, the ISSC expressed its support for a statement by the Executive Board of […]

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Call for nominations: 2016 Stein Rokkan Prize

October 15, 2015

The ISSC, ECPR, and the University of Bergen are delighted to announce that the nomination process for the 2016 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research is now open. Stein Rokkan was a pioneer of comparative political and social science research, renowned for his ground-breaking work on the nation state and democracy. A brilliant […]

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