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  • SSRC research informs and influences public conversation and policy debates.

  • The SSRC produces high-quality social science both in print and online.

  • Many SSRC fellowships support overseas fieldwork on non-US cultures and societies.

  • SSRC fellowships support the next generation of scholars in doing vital research.

  • The SSRC engages academic and non-academic audiences on public issues.

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  • Brooklyn is the base from which the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) pursues collaborative research projects with partners all over the world, on topics of pressing global concern. Read more about us.

  • The SSRC publishes quality social science research that informs both academic and public debate. Look at the impact that Measure of America is having on public health campaigns in California.

  • The China-Africa Knowledge Project aims to deepen understanding of China’s new engagement with Africa, connect researchers across disciplines and regions, and situate emergent scholarship within broader scholarly and policy discourses. 

  • Marnie Thomson explores the fields of Makere village, just outside Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania, as part of her SSRC-sponsored fieldwork for the International Dissertation Research Fellowship. 

  • Fellows in the early stages of their graduate career at universities in the United States and South Africa convene at Bryn Mawr College for the Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program Summer Conference.

  • The African Peacebuilding Network promotes independent African peacebuilding knowledge, connecting African researchers, policy analysts, practitioners, and networks with each other and with policymaking communities around the world.

  • As a result of an SSRC-led collaboration between U.S. and Cuban researchers, scholars and the public now have access to Ernest Hemingway’s Cuba papers. Read more about the Hemingway Document Preservation Project.

  • A Vietnamese doctor speaks to SSRC executive director Mary McDonnell about the challenges his health center faces in providing primary health care, the subject of an SSRC-led study. Read more about the Vietnam Program.

  • A Chinese public-health expert (far right) teams up with a British anthropologist to interview members of rural families in Yunnan about environmental health concerns. Read more about the China Environment and Health Initiative.

November 24th 2015
As a respondent in a ChinaFile Conversation that asks "Is China a Credible Partner in Fighting Terror?," Religion and the Public Sphere editorial and program associate Wei Zhu points out Chinese efforts to connect activities of Muslim Uighur militants in Xinjiang Province with the Western-led war on terror and extremism →
November 23rd 2015
The SSRC’s 2011 study Media Piracy in Emerging Economies serves as a key source for the “Piracy” episode of Copy-me, an animated web series that seeks to assemble and make accessible information about knowledge sharing, copying, and copyright →
November 20th 2015
In a Bloomberg article, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum deputy director Tatiana Carayannis comments on escalating tensions in the Central African Republic amid forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections: "Is Vote Too Soon in Diamond-Rich Central African Republic?" →

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