Applications are now open for the IIAS-SSRC Winter School “Media Activism and Postcolonial Futures,” coorganized by the International Institute for Asian Studies and the InterAsia Program’s Transregional Virtual Research Institute (deadline: June 13)
CPPF deputy director Tatiana Carayannis and IDRF fellow Louisa Lombard (2009) coedit Making Sense of the Central African Republic, the Anxieties of Democracy program hosts a lecture and dialogue on “Equality in a New Age of Inequalities,” and Measure of America announces the DATA2GO.NYC Visualization Challenge.
The SAGE Handbook of Research Management released; the inaugural Social Science After Hours to open with a presentation of DATA2GO.NYC by Measure of America; and the Carnegie Corporation profiles the Arab Council for the Social Sciences, headed by program director Seteney Shami.
Measure of America to launch DATA2GO.NYC; SSRC fellows publish books on Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomats: U.S. Policymaking in Colombia, and more; and The Immanent Frame looks at Cosmology and the Environment.
New reports reveal realities of race in America; The Decent City initiative cohosts an international debate in Barcelona, Spain; and the African Peacebuilding Network releases a policy brief on Nigeria’s 2015 elections.
IDRF Photo Competition winners; board member Margaret Levi elected to the National Academy of Sciences; and SSRC fellows publish books, from Remixing Reggaetón to The Killing Consensus, based on their fellowship research.
Implications of Normalization: Scholarly Perspectives on U.S.-Cuban Relations launches, The Immanent Frame looks at the intellectual genealogy of ISIS, and the Council remembers Visiting Committee member Norman H. Nie.
Hirschman Prize awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab; University Fund for the Social Sciences announced; and fellows published in the Hispanic American Historical Review, South Asian Studies, and more.
“Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer” held at Columbia University; Harvard professor John Comaroff on the sociology of criminology both in Cape Town and Ferguson, Missouri; and scholars respond to the Charlie Hebdo attack at The Immanent Frame.
The SSRC’s 90th Anniversary Celebration; a new Drugs, Security and Democracy working paper on research security; and community policing by African chiefs through social media.