Event Agenda

2016 IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress

Starts: September 20, 2016

Location: Chengdu, China

Description: http://www.iias-iasia-congress2016.org

Launch of the World Social Science Report 2016 - Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World

Starts: September 22, 2016

Location: Royal Swedish Academy, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, 114 18 Stockholm, Sweden

Description: The World Social Science Report 2016: Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World will be launched on Thursday, 22 September 2016, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden. The event is hosted by the Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS).

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INGSA 2016 Conference

Starts: September 29, 2016

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Description: International Network for Government Science Advice: Science and Policy-Making: towards a new dialogue

A two-day conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th September 2016. Jointly organised by the European Commission and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), the conference will bring together users and providers of scientific advice on critical, global issues. Policy-makers, leading practitioners and scholars in the field of science advice to governments, as well as other stakeholders, will explore principles and practices in a variety of current and challenging policy contexts. It will also present the new Scientific Advice Mechanism of the European Commission to the international community. Through keynote lectures and plenary discussions and topical parallel sessions, the conference aims to take a major step towards responding to the challenge best articulated by the World Science Forum Declaration of 2015:

“The need to define the principles, processes and application of science advice and to address the theoretical and practical questions regarding the independence, transparency, visibility and accountability of those who receive and provide advice has never been more important. We call for concerted action of scientists and policy-makers to define and promulgate universal principles for developing and communicating science to inform and evaluate policy based on responsibility, integrity, independence, and accountability.”

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ISSC General Assembly

Starts: October 24, 2016

Location: HiOA - Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Pilestredet 46, 0167 Oslo, Norway

Description: The two-day General Assembly will be followed by a one-day scientific event (October 26th) on issues raised by the recent migration and refugee crises.

2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance: “Confronting Complexity and Inequality"

Starts: December 7, 2016

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Description: The 2016 Conference on Earth System Governance will address the overarching theme of ‘Confronting Complexity and Inequality’.


3rd Conference of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences

Starts: March 10, 2017

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Description: We are pleased to announce that the 3rd ACSS Conference, titled “State, Sovereignty, and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches”, will take place on March 10-12, 2017 in Beirut.

Ethnografilm Festival

Starts: April 11, 2017

Location: Paris, France

Description: More details will be added to the ISSC website soon.

Two Decades of Globalising Social Sciences - Concepts, Strategies, Achievements

Starts: April 27, 2017

Location: Kharazmi University, Tehran, Tehran, W Roodsar St, Iran

Description: World Social Sciences and Humanities Network International Conference

Transformations 2017

Starts: August 30, 2017

Location: Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR), University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

Main theme: ‘Sustainability transformations in practice’.
Sub themes:

- Conceptualising sustainability transformations
- Designing transformation and transformative forms of design
- Conditions and practices for transformation
- Research for transformation
- Creativity and innovation for enhancing thinking and practice of transformation
- Linking practice with policy