Risk Interpretation and Action Seminar Closes

December 13, 2013

In 1992, somewhere in the region of 28,000 bright rubber ducks left China on sea containers bound for the United States. Shortly afterwards, during a storm in the North Pacific Ocean, close to the International Date Line, twelve 40-foot containers were washed overboard. The ducks were lost at sea. To this day, the bright bath toys […]


Risk Interpretation and Action Seminar Starts in New Zealand

December 9, 2013

The maori phrase for disaster risk research loosely translates as “be careful”. In Wellington, New Zealand, 21 early career researchers, selected as World Social Science Fellows arrived at the Maori Kuratini Marae for the official Maori “powhiri” welcome to commence the seminar on Disaster Risk Interpretation and Action. The official welcome is a spiritual event […]


Call for applications: Networking conference for Young Scientists on Integrated Science

December 2, 2013

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the International Council for Science (ICSU), in collaboration with the International Network of Next Generation Ecologists (INNGE) and Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Young Scholars Initiative (INET YSI), are planning to assemble a group of early career researchers with diverse backgrounds and research perspectives to reflect on ecosystems and human wellbeing in the […]


25 ‘Risk Interpretation and Action’ Fellows selected

October 18, 2013

The ISSC is proud to announce the selection of 25 new, talented Fellows, who will work on creative, interdisciplinary perspectives on risk interpretation and action at a seminar co-sponsored by the ISSC”s World Social Science Fellows programme, the Risk Interpretation and Action working group of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme, the IRDR International Center […]


Young scientists on the future of food

October 16, 2013

  In April of this year, a collection of young scientists from a diverse range of academic backgrounds and regions gathered at Villa Vigoni to discuss the nature of our food system. The Networking Conference for Young Scientists was jointly organised by the ISSC and the International Council for Science (ICSU), and kindly funded by […]