Sleeping Giants – social science research in the Arab world

From 14 to 15 March 2015 in Beirut, the ISSC took part in the 2nd conference of the Arab Council for Social Sciences on the theme of “Questioning Social Inequality and Difference in the Arab Region”. Speakers from UNESCO, CLASCO, and the ISSC addressed researchers and members of the Arab Council to inform them on the […]

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The Social Cause of Risk: World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai

The third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is underway in Sendai, Japan.  Sendai lies in the Tohoku region that was heavily affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. The conference opened three days after the commemoration of the fourth anniversary of that disaster, and has also offered an opportunity […]

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Speakers Confirmed for Closing the gender gap

The vision for this high-level event is to share cutting-edge knowledge and evidence on closing the gender gap in farming under climate change, and to convene thinkers and doers in a forum to inspire renewed action. Confirmed speakers include: Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice Sir Gordon Conway, Director of Agriculture for Impact and […]

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Anthropologists proclaim climate change as a human problem, not a natural one

“Climate change is not a natural problem, it is a human problem” — that is the statement released today from a report by the American Anthropological Association (AAA). The anthropological association adopted a strong and clear statement on Humanity and Climate Change. The statement, based on the final report of the Association’s Global Climate Change Task Force, reveals […]

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East African ministers pledge support for World Social Science event in Durban

On the 20th anniversary of the Copenhagen declaration and programme of action on social development eleven ministers from the eastern Africa region concluded their discussions on the topic of global justice with a call for the ‘active participation’ of policy-makers and researchers from the region in the World Social Science Forum 2015 (WSSF2015), which is taking place in […]

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