In memoriam: Bob Deacon

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Bob Deacon, Honorary Professor of Global Social Policy at the University of York, and Emeritus Professor of International Social Policy at the University of Sheffield. Bob was a giant of global and regional social policy research, and an enthusiastic advocate for its importance in international and global fora. […]

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Future of science: Voices from our partners

The first in a series of interviews with leaders from our international partner organizations is now available on our blog. Ahead of the October vote on ISSC’s proposed merger with the International Council for Science (ICSU), we asked a number of our partners to share their thoughts on the importance of our merger for a fast-changing […]

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Qunli HAN appointed IRDR Executive Director

On 25 Sep 2017 the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme announced Mr Qunli Han as its new Executive Director. Qunli was previously the Secretary of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, and the Director of the Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences of UNESCO (June 2013-August 2017). IRDR is an international, multidisciplinary […]

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Ethnografilm Paris 2018 – submit now to join the festival for non-fiction film

Submissions are invited for Ethnografilm 2018, which will take place 3 – 7 April 2018 in Paris, France. Ethnografilm is a directors’ film festival for non-fiction film, held each April at the Ciné 13 Théâtre, in the heart of Montmartre. All non-fiction films are eligible for the 2018 festival. “Ethnographic” films are not simply about […]

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People on the Move: digital publication on global migrations

A digital publication, launched today, will bring together pieces from social scientists worldwide on global migrations – exploring past and present migrations in different regions, their drivers and implications, and reactions and responses to them. Current global migration flows have become a matter of concern across all continents, and affect the welfare of millions of […]

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