Event Agenda

POLAR 2018 - Joint SCAR and IASC conference

Starts: June 19, 2018

Location: Davos, Switzerland

Description: Call for Sessions

The organizers of POLAR2018 are now accepting session proposals for the joint SCAR and IASC Open Science Conference “Where the Poles meet“, which will be held on 19 - 23 June 2018.

A template to submit session proposals, including a brief session description, the contact information of the session conveners and other details, is available here. This pages uses google forms; if the use of google forms is blocked by your institute, please email polar2018@slf.ch to receive a word document. We are looking for sessions that cover a broad range of topics across the spectrum of Polar and high altitude research, such as, but not limited to, climate, glaciology, social and human sciences, ice sheets, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, biology, astronomy, geology, economic aspects, sustainable development, technology and education. There will be oral and poster sessions as well as e-poster sessions with a mini-oral.
The organizing committee strongly encourages session topics that encapsulate research conducted in both the Arctic and Antarctic.
We also encourage including early career scientists as conveners and encourage diversity regarding conveners’ nationalities, gender, and where possible, indigenous peoples.
The tasks of the conveners include:
Soliciting submissions for their session;
reviewing the abstracts submitted for the session;
working with the International Scientific Organizing Committee to arrange the program of their session, including oral and poster presentations and
chairing the session.
Depending on the session proposals received, the International Scientific Organizing Committee might have to merge similar session where necessary and appropriate.

Dates to remember
Session proposal submission deadline: 30 November 2016
Notification of lead conveners: 31 March 2017
Further deadlines can be found here.

Any questions should be directed to: polar2018@slf.ch

The co-chairs of the International Scientific Organizing Committee
Martin Schneebeli
Karin Lochte
Huigen Yang

Founding General Assembly of the International Science Council (ISC)

Starts: July 3, 2018

Location: Institute of Oceanography, 195 Rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, France

Description: <p><strong>International Science Council Founding General Assembly, including Members’ Fora (3 July) and elections of the first Governing Board (4 July)</strong></p><br>The first General Assembly of the International Science Council to be formed following the merger of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and International Council for Science (ICSU) will take place on 3, 4 and 5 July in Paris, France. <br><br>Members of the ISSC and ICSU have been informed by email, and may register online here: <a href="https://ga-isc.com/">https://ga-isc.com/</a><br><br><strong>International Science Day (5 July)</strong><br>The founding of the International Science Council will be celebrated with a Science Day featuring leading scientists showcasing the range of issues the new organization will be working on.<br><br>Speakers will include:<p>•Cedric Villani, Fields Medal winner, Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré, CNRS, Professor at the University of Lyon, President of the French Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices, France</p><p>•Esther Duflo, Co-Founder and Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA</p><p>•Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt</p><p>The programme will include addresses by high-level representatives of the French government and the United Nations, as well as by the first President of the International Science Council.</p><p>Please note that space for this event is limited. All participants of the Founding General Assembly of ISC are automatically registered. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact <a href="mailto:issc@worldsocialscience.org" target="_blank">issc@worldsocialscience.org</a>.<br><br></p>

ESOF2018: Euroscience Open Forum

Starts: July 9, 2018

Location: Toulouse, France

Description: <br><p>ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. It is dedicated to scientific research and innovation and offers a unique framework for interaction and debate for scientists, innovators, policy makers, business people and the general public. <br><br>Created in 2004 by EuroScience, this biennial European forum brings together over 4 000 researchers, educators, business actors, policy makers and journalists from all over the world to discuss breakthroughs in science. More than 40% of the participants are students and young researchers.</p><p>The 8th edition of ESOF will take place in Toulouse, France, from 9 till 14 July 2018.<br></p><br>https://www.esof.eu/en/

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology

Starts: July 15, 2018

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada

Description: Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities
Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018

Since the inception of the discipline, sociologists have been concerned with power, violence and justice. Current social, economic and political challenges enhance their relevance. As capitalist globalization expands and deepens, corporate power increases along with global, national and local inequalities. New geo-political power configurations and confrontations are emerging, with violence being used as a tool to oppress and also to resist oppression. Colonial histories and contemporary land appropriations reflect the structures and cultural processes that perpetuate violence against indigenous and minority communities. States’ failures to meet their responsibility to provide basic resources are often deflected by blaming the most vulnerable. Both global economic and geo-political processes create crises and massive displacements of people and, at the same time, fuel racism, nationalism and xenophobia. We have also seen an increasing buildup of a culture of fear as a powerful tool used by states, corporations and other institutions to generate popular support for curtailing freedom in the name of security. Efforts to curtail the flow of desperate refugees, attest to the reinforcement of national and racialized borders. Despite visible progress on equality issues, violence against women and intersectional violence point to the entrenchment of the gender border around the world. Equally significant is the need to consider the role of state and institutional power relations to ongoing everyday violence. In response to disempowerment, violence, and injustice we have also witnessed nonviolent movements, humanitarian interventions, and peace processes that have empowered communities, reduced violence, and promoted justice. These diverse communities have built solidarities outside the neo-liberal frames of state-global capital nexus.

This XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology will focus on how scholars, public intellectuals, policy makers, journalists and activists from diverse fields can and do contribute to our understanding of power, violence and justice.


IPSA World Congress of Political Science

Starts: July 21, 2018

Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Description: The next International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress of Political Science, will be held in Brisbane, Australia, on the theme of 'Borders and Margins'.

The Congress will provide an opportunity to network with global scholars. It will have particularly strong local and regional representation, as it will also integrate the annual conference of the Australian Political Studies Association and the biennial Oceanic Conference on International Studies.

The Congress will have a rich programme coordinated by the Programme Co-Chairs Professor Terrell Carver and Professor Füsun Türkmen.

Call for Proposals Opens: 30 MAY 2017
Proposal Submission Deadline: 10 OCT 2017


FLACSO-ISA Joint International Conference

Starts: July 25, 2018

Location: Quito, Ecuador

Description: <br>The FLACSO and the International Studies Association (ISA) joint international conference is on the theme of Power Reconfigurations: Regional and Global Responses in an Age of Uncertainty. <br><br>For more information, see here: <a href="https://www.isanet.org/Conferences/FLACSO-Quito-2018">https://www.isanet.org/Conferences/FLACSO-Quito-2018</a&gt;

World Education Research Association (WERA) 2018 World Congress

Starts: August 3, 2018

Location: The Westin Grand, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

Description: <p>The World Education Research Association (WERA) invites submissions for papers, symposia and posters for the <b>2018 WERA World Congress to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 3 to 5 August 2018.</b></p><p>WERA is an association of major national, regional, and specialty education research associations dedicated to sharing scholarship, developing networks, mutually supporting capacity building, and promoting the use and application of education research around the world. WERA aims to undertake initiatives that are global in nature and thus transcend what any one association can accomplish in its own country, region, or area of specialization. WERA also includes individual and institutional member affiliates.   <u></u><u></u></p><p>The Call for Submissions is posted on the conference website at <a href="http://www.weraonline.org/link.asp?e=WERA@aera.net&job=3142940&ymlink=177106425&finalurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ewera2018%2Eco%2Eza%2F&quot; target="_blank">www.wera2018.co.za</a>.   Paper, symposia, and poster submissions must please be submitted through this online portal.</p><p>The FINAL deadline to submit is <b>10 January 2018 23:59 South African Time (GMT +2)</b>.</p><p>For further information on the WERA World Conference, including information on lodging, workshops, special tours and events, and so forth, visit the conference website at <a href="http://www.weraonline.org/link.asp?e=WERA@aera.net&job=3142940&ymlink=177106425&finalurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ewera2018%2Eco%2Eza%2F&quot; target="_blank">www.wera2018.co.za</a>.</p><p>For <u>submission questions</u>, please email the WERA World Congress at <a href="mailto:admin@wera2018.co.za" target="_blank">admin@wera2018.co.za</a></p><p>For <u>travel and accommodation</u> queries, please contact <a href="mailto:travel@wera2018.co.za" target="_blank">travel@wera2018.co.za</a></p>

2018 World Social Science Forum

Starts: September 25, 2018

Location: Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

Description: The next World Social Science Forum will take place from 25-28 September 2018, in Fukuoka, Japan, on the theme of ‘Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures‘.

Find out more on the Forum website: http://www.wssf2018.org

Union of International Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific

Starts: September 26, 2018

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Description: <br>The Union of International Associations will host an Asia-Pacific Round Table from 26-27 September 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.<br><p>The UIA Associations Round Table is an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice:</p><ul><li>meet representatives of other international associations and share experience and knowledge</li><li>gain practical skills and tools to help you do your work better</li></ul><br>For more information, please see: <a href="https://uia.org/roundtable/asia-pacific-2018">https://uia.org/roundtable/asia-pacific-2018</a&gt;

“Two decades discourse about globalizing social sciences – concepts, strategies, achievements” 2nd International Conference for Europe

Starts: September 27, 2018

Location: Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy

Description: <br><p>What have we learned from two decades’ discourse about the globalization of the social sciences? What has been discussed about what the globalization of the social sciences means, and what globalized social thought aims to do?</p><p>A third international conference on the topic ‘Two decades’ discourse about globalizing social sciences – concepts, strategies, achievements’ has been planned to take place in Milan, Italy, from 27-29 September 2018. This conference follows the <a href="http://www.worldsocialscience.org/2017/07/two-decades-discourse-globalizing-social-sciences-call-papers-conferences-lisbon-hanoi/">International Conference for Southeast Asia</a> which took place in Hanoi, Vietnam, between 18-19 January 2018, and the first International Conference for Europe which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, between 26-29 April 2018.</p><p>A call for papers is now open – abstracts should be submitted by 15 June 2018. <a href="http://www.worldsocialscience.org/documents/two-decades-discourse-second-european-conference.pdf">Download the conference flyer</a>.</p>

UNRISD 2018 Conference - Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilisation

Starts: November 8, 2018

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Description: <br>Inequalities are one of today’s greatest challenges, obstructing poverty reduction and sustainable development. Such disparities are catalysed by elite capture of economic and political power, a reinforcing process that compounds inequality, which—in its various dimensions—undermines social, environmental and economic sustainability, and fuels poverty, insecurity, crime and xenophobia.<br><br>As the power of elites grows and societal gaps widen, institutions representing the public good and universal values are increasingly disempowered or co-opted, and visions of social justice and equity side-lined. As a result, society is fracturing in ways that are becoming more and more tangible, with the growing divide between the privileged and the rest dramatically rearranging both macro structures and local lifeworlds. <br><br>The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development seeks to overcome such disparities, “leaving no one behind”. But how can this ambitious vision be achieved in the current climate, in which those in power act to protect the status quo from which they benefit? How can we build progressive alliances to drive the political and policy changes needed for an equitable, inclusive 21st century eco-social compact?<br><br><br>UNRISD is convening a conference at the United Nations in Geneva in November 2018 to explore these and<br>more questions, creating a forum for analysis and dialogue that will bring together academics, UN<br>representatives, policy makers and civil society. The conference marks the start of an UNRISD research<br>inquiry into political processes that determine the prospects for progressive change towards sustainable<br>development, which will run from 2018 to 2020.<br><br><br>The submission process for the Call for Papers will be open from 1 April to 20 April 2018.<br><br>Through this Call for Papers, UNRISD invites researchers and practitioners to submit proposals for papers to<br>be presented at the conference that critically explore the various causes of deepening inequalities in the<br>current context, their implications for sustainable development, and strategies and mechanisms being<br>employed to reverse them. The papers, presentations and ensuing discussions at the UNRISD conference<br>and in the subsequent research project will bring innovative research evidence, in particular from the Global<br>South, into UN debates and policy processes, and contribute to concrete policy recommendations and a<br>better understanding of how to build progressive alliances for more equitable, sustainable and just societies.<br><br>Key themes include:<br> The role and influence of elites<br> The role of institutions in perpetuating or curbing inequalities<br> Shifting class structures and identities<br> The effects of deepening inequalities on local lifeworlds<br> Actors, alliances and social mobilization for progressive change<br><br>Find out more: <a href="http://www.unrisd.org/CallForPapers2018">http://www.unrisd.org/CallForPapers2018</a&gt;

CLACSO 2018 - 26th CLACSO General Assembly and 8th Latin American and Caribbean Conference of Social Sciences

Starts: November 17, 2018

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Description: <br>#CLACSO2018 will be an open forum for individuals, institutions and organizations from all over the world. Access to activities will be open to all and free.<br><br>#CLACSO2018 will also feature open panels for presentations - please see the website for more information on submissions: <br><br><a href="http://www.clacso.org.ar/conferencia2018/">http://www.clacso.org.ar/conferencia2018/</a&gt;

Managing Urbanisation for Health: A Priority for All Nations

Starts: November 26, 2018

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Description: <br>15th International Conference on Urban Health<br><br><br><br>Managing Urbanisation for Health: A priority for all nations<br><br>Join interdisciplinary researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, health and urban stakeholders and community leaders to exchange ideas and advance research and practice across sectors to manage the rapid urbanisation occurring in all regions of the world. <br><br>A call for paper abstracts by 14 May 2018 has been circulated. <br><br>Find out more: <a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ISUHconference.org&sa=D&ust=1524306127198000&usg=AFQjCNEYHZyGeDqXb6LK0s3lwXhHkRxCLQ&quot; target="_blank">www.ISUHconference.org</a>

15th General Assembly of CODESRIA: Africa and the Crisis of Globalisation

Starts: December 17, 2018

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Description: <br><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" valign="top"><tbody><tr><td><br><div align="justify"><p>The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce its 15th General Assembly that will be held in Dakar, Senegal from the 17th to 21st December 2018. The theme chosen for the General Assembly is Africa and the Crisis of Globalization. The CODESRIA General Assembly is a triennial gathering of scholars and academics drawn from the Social Sciences and Humanities in Africa and its Diaspora. On the back of the scientific sessions of the Assembly, a meeting of members who are in good standing will be held to review the functioning of the Council in the period since the 14th Assembly and decide the broad agenda to be pursued for the subsequent three years. </p><p>For more information, see: <a href="http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article2843">http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article2843</a></p><p><br></p><p>or contact: </p><p>The Office of the Executive Secretary</p><p>CODESRIA</p><p>BP 3304, CP 18524</p><p>Dakar, Senegal</p><p>Tel: +221 - 33 825 9822/23</p><p>Fax: +221- 33 824 1289</p><p>Email: general.assembly@codesria.org</p></td></tr><tr></tr></tbody></table>