Call for recommendations for the Scientific Programme Committee – World Social Science Forum 2018

April 7, 2017

ISSC Members are invited to recommend experts to join the Scientific Committee of the 2018 World Social Science Forum. The 2018 Forum will take place in Fukuoka, Japan, from 25 – 28 September 2018, on the theme of ‘Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures’. Scientific Programme Committee members will play an active role in the preparation of World […]


Website launched for 2018 World Social Science Forum

April 3, 2017

The hosts of the 2018 World Social Science Forum have launched a website for the Forum, which will take place from the 25th to 28th of September 2018 in Fukuoka, Japan. The theme of the 2018 World Social Science Forum is Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures. We are pleased to invite you to find out more about the […]


Groundbreaking Forum opens up new opportunities for global research and action on inequalities

September 16, 2015

The 2015 World Social Science Forum, which closed today, was an unprecedented opportunity to explore the richness and excellence of research carried out worldwide on inequalities and justice. The Forum brought together around 1000 participants from 84 countries and included 400 presentations across three days on inequality, social justice, human rights, transformative policies and active […]


Leading social scientists from around the world to gather in Durban, South Africa, for the World Social Science Forum

September 13, 2015

On the eve of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, leading social scientists and influencers will meet in Durban, South Africa, to advance knowledge on how research can contribute to transforming global relations for a just world. The World Social Science Forum, which opens today, will gather over 850 delegates from 57 countries worldwide to […]


World Social Science Forum aims to create a direct link between researchers and policy actors

August 12, 2015

Speaking on South Africa’s Radio Islam John Crowley, UNESCO Chief of Section – Research, Policy and Foresight, Sector for Social and Human Sciences, said the 2015 World Social Science Forum aims to make a difference by bringing together social scientists worldwide to inspire actionable knowledge for policy makers. The Forum, which takes place just ahead of the United Nations […]