Call for Abstracts on Managing Urbanisation for Health: A priority for all nations

The 15th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) will take place 26-30 November 2018 in Kampala, Uganda. The theme is ‘Managing Urbanisation for Health: A priority for all nations’. The SDGs and the New Urban Agenda have set a monumental task for the world, with a first-ever focus on the challenges and opportunities associated with urban […]

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Online forum on Just Transition(s) to a low-carbon world launched

The ‘Just Transition’ – the idea that justice and equity must form an integral part of the transition towards a low-carbon world – is the focus of a new digital publication launched today. With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the international community has committed to bold and […]

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UNESCO Chair on Global Understanding for Sustainability

UNESCO honours geography with the creation of a Chair on Global Understanding for Sustainability. It will be part of a worldwide network of over 700 UNESCO chairs to support the teaching and research goals of the world cultural organization. The social geographer Professor Benno Werlen will hold the Chair at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena […]

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WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme: Call for applications 2018-2019

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2018-2019 WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship programme. The WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship programme enables an outstanding early-career social scientist residing and working in a low- or middle-income country to conduct research at WZB for up to six months. Located in the heart of Berlin, the WZB […]

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Ethnografilm returns to Paris for fifth annual festival of non-fiction film

Ethnografilm returns to Paris this April, for its fifth annual edition. Ethnografilm is a festival of non-fiction filmaking, and acts as a forum for dialogue between independent and academic film-makers – almost like a conference with live peer-review. Looking ahead to Ethnografilm, Festival Director Wes Shrum, Professor of sociology at the University of Louisiana, said: The 5th […]

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