Register now for World Social Science Forum 2015

Early registration for the World Social Science Forum in Durban closes on 31 May. The conference theme “Transforming global relations for a just world” covers, among others, global inequalities as it relates to governance, patterns of production and consumption, cultural exchanges, quality health and education, climate change and adaptation, and human rights and social justice. […]

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All eyes on Cine 13 for Ethnografilm Festival 2015

In the heart of old Montmartre, from the 8th to 12th April, the historic Ciné 13 theatre welcomes the second edition of the Ethnografilm Festival – a four day event showcasing academic and documentary films that shine a light on our understanding of the social world. The Ethnografilm Festival, co-directed by Wesley Shrum of Louisiana State University, […]

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Closing the Gender Gap – More Research, Better Research

“The need for more evidence. The need for more research. The need for better research and better evidence.” That was the statement from ISSC Acting Executive Director, Mathieu Denis during the Closing the Gender Gap in Farming Under Climate Change conference co-organised by the ISSC, Future Earth, and CCAFS CGIAR. With over 90 in-person attendees, another 90 […]

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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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