Event Agenda

Science for the People: Mobilizing Modern Technologies for Sustainable Development in Asia

Starts: May 30, 2016

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Description: The 16th Conference of the Science Council of Asia (SCA) on the theme of Science for the People: Mobilizing Modern Technologies for Sustainable Development in Asia will take place from May 30th to June 1st, 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Third ISA Forum of Sociology

Starts: July 10, 2016

Location: Vienna, Austria

Description: The Third ISA Forum will be convened in Vienna, Austria, 10-14 July 2016 on the theme “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World.” This theme encourages a forward-orientation in empirical, theoretical, and normative research to tackle the problems and opportunities that often cut across borders.


IPSA World Congress of Political Science

Starts: July 23, 2016

Location: Poznań, Poland

Description: http://www.ipsa.org/istanbul2016

Rethinking Social Movements in the Digital Age: Activism, Dissent and Rebellion in the Post-Arab Spring

Starts: July 29, 2016

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Description: International Conference, Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB), Lebanon
July 29, 2016

2016 IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress

Starts: September 20, 2016

Location: Chengdu, China

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

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’.


Ethnografilm Festival

Starts: April 11, 2017

Location: Paris, France

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