News

September 2014

September 30th 2014
The African Peacebuilding Network has awarded a range of grants and fellowships to twenty-four African scholars and practitioners to support and promote high-quality, policy-relevant social science research focusing on peacebuilding in Africa →
September 30th 2014
CPPF’s Justice and Security Research Program cohosted a presentation at The Hague on responses to sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo →
September 29th 2014
Measure of America is cohosting a panel discussion on “Mapping Well-being and Opportunity for Resilient Communities around the World,” moderated by Alan Flippen of the New York Times' The Upshot, this Wednesday, October 1, at the Municipal Art Society of New York [open to the public] →
September 29th 2014
The Council mourns the loss of leading Nigerian scholar, mentor, and international civil servant Margaret Vogt (1950–2014), longtime CPPF advisory board member and, from 2011 to 2013, the UN secretary-general’s special representative to the Central African Republic →
September 25th 2014
President Ira Katznelson was presented with two awards for his book Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time (Liveright) at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, DC: the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award, honoring books on government, politics, or international affairs; and the J. David Greenstone Book Prize, recognizing the best books in history and politics of the past two calendar years →
September 24th 2014
In the latest SSRC Research Snapshot, IDRF fellow Maura Capps (2013) writes about her research examining the role of grasses in the British Empire's colonial settlements in Australia: “Weekends in the Clover: Imagining Colonial New South Wales” →
September 24th 2014
Watch a video recording of an informational webinar on the International Dissertation Research Fellowship’s application process (applications due November 4) →
September 24th 2014
2013 DSD fellows Zoe Pearson and Thomas Grisaffi coauthored a piece for Foreign Policy in Focus: “Washington Snubs Bolivia on Drug Policy Reform, Again” →
September 23rd 2014
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni cites the Education Research Program’s new book Aspiring Adults Adrift in an op-ed on the political and social mission of higher education: “Demanding More from College” →
September 23rd 2014
The African Peacebuilding Network is now accepting applications for Individual Research Grants, supporting independent African research and its integration into regional and global policy communities (due December 14) →
September 22nd 2014
New in the Drugs, Security and Democracy Program series DSD Working Papers on Research Security: “Numbers under Fire: The Challenges of Gathering Quantitative Data in Highly Violent Settings,” by Javier Osorio [PDF available] →
September 22nd 2014
Abe Journalist fellow Philip Cunningham (2013) draws on his fellowship research interviewing filmmakers in Beijing for a New York Times op-ed about the Chinese government's promotion of anti-Japanese entertainment: "China's TV War Machine" →
September 22nd 2014
At The Immanent Frame: “Short Skirts and Niqab Bans: On Sexuality and the Secular Body,” by Jennifer A. Selby and Mayanthi L. Fernando →
September 19th 2014
The African Peacebuilding Network held an international conference in Dakar, Senegal, with the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa on "International Criminal Justice, Reconciliation, and Peace in Africa: The ICC and Beyond" [video available] →
September 18th 2014
The InterAsia Program is presenting a Transregional Virtual Research Institute symposium on Symbolic Dimensions of Mediated Activism, September 26 at the University of Pennsylvania (RSVP to attend) →
September 18th 2014
“So Bill Gates Has This Idea for a History Class…”: Bob Bain, a 2012 grantee of Academia in the Public Sphere’s Our Shared Past project, is quoted in Andrew Ross Sorkin’s article for the New York Times as an advisor to the Big History Project →
September 16th 2014
At the Atlantic: Sara Mosle uses Abe Journalist fellow Elizabeth Green’s (2010) new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone), as a starting point to discuss challenges to teaching in American schools →
September 15th 2014
Copresented by the SSRC with the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, "The City: 2014 Behavioral and Social Science Summit" will be held November 8 at Stanford University (register to attend) →
September 15th 2014
The first of two African Peacebuilding Network workshops for 2014 Individual Research Grants recipients, held in Nairobi, Kenya, helped grantees refine their research focus and methodologies before beginning fieldwork →
September 12th 2014
“Are Colleges Producing Career-Ready Graduates?” The Wall Street Journal interviews former program director Richard Arum and coauthor Josipa Roksa on their book Aspiring Adults Adrift, a product of the Education Research Program
September 10th 2014
Transregional Research Postdoctoral fellow Kevin Schwartz (2013) has published a review of A Thousand Years of the Persian Book, a curation of a millennium of textual production across the Persianate world, on exhibit at the US Library of Congress through September 20 →
September 9th 2014
Register for an informational webinar on the International Dissertation Research Fellowship’s 2015 application process with program director Daniella Sarnoff, to be held Tuesday, September 16 →
September 8th 2014
African Peacebuilding Network staff and advisory board members attended an international conference on “Society and Security in Africa” in Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by program partner the African Leadership Centre →
September 8th 2014
Reminder: applications for the Abe Fellowship for Journalists, supporting international reporting on topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan, are due September 15 →
September 5th 2014
Abe fellow Craig Parsons (2012) has published a working paper at Yokohama National University based on his fellowship research: “Marston (1990) Redux in Japanese Autos at the Retail Level: How Much Pricing-to-Market Is Really Going On?” →
September 5th 2014
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps reflects on the future of inequality in the United States as a participant in Next American Economy, a Roosevelt Institute project that asked experts to speculate on trends and challenges of the next quarter-century [video] →
September 4th 2014
"The Economic Price of Colleges’ Failures": the New York Times evaluates analysis from the Education Research Program's latest volume Aspiring Adults Adrift, which covers phases 2 and 3 of the Collegiate Learning Assessment Longitudinal Study
September 4th 2014
Now open for applications: the International Dissertation Research Fellowship, providing support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics (due November 4) →
September 4th 2014
New at Kujenga Amani: "The Central African Republic Crisis: Neighboring Countries and the Prospects for Peace,” by Kiven James Kewir →
September 3rd 2014
In the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Sebastian Stockman examines 2010 Abe Journalist fellow Elizabeth Green’s new book Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)
September 3rd 2014
DSD fellow Kevin Lewis O’Neill (2011) leads reporter Linda Pressly through Pentecostal churches in Guatemala as she investigates compulsory drug rehabilitation in a program for BBC Radio →
September 2nd 2014
Out today from the University of Chicago Press: Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates, the Education Research Program's follow-up to its landmark 2011 study Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses
September 2nd 2014
DSD fellow Catalina Uribe Burcher (2012) has published an article in openDemocracy: “Organized Crime, Colombia’s Peace Spoiler?" →
September 2nd 2014
An edited transcript of “Istanbul Connections,” a roundtable discussion organized by the InterAsia Program's Transregional Virtual Research Institute for the 2013 conference Inter-Asian Connections IV, has been published in Media, Culture and Society

August 2014

August 29th 2014
The African Peacebuilding Network has published the second in its APN Working Papers series: "Just Peace: Achieving Peace, Justice, and Development in Post-conflict Africa,” by Dan Kuwali [PDF available] →
August 27th 2014
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is a cosponsor of "Look Out! Visual Culture and the Future of the Humanities," a symposium to be held August 29–30 at USC, organized in part by members of DPDF’s 2007 Visual Culture research field →
August 26th 2014
Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program director Thomas Asher will moderate a panel at the Africa-America Institute's inaugural State of Education in Africa conference, to be held September 9 in New York City (open to the public) →
August 25th 2014
Religions and Their Publics, a new series at The Immanent Frame, opens with a piece by James Bielo on the design and construction of Ark Encounter, a Kentucky theme park centered on the Genesis story of Noah →
August 22nd 2014
Reminder: applications for the Abe Fellowship, supporting US- and Japan-based researchers focusing on policy-relevant, contemporary, and comparative or transnational issues, are due September 1 →
August 21st 2014
NDSP grantee Courtney Bender (2012) introduces a new discussion portal at Reverberations that will explore the architecture of multifaith prayer spaces →
August 20th 2014
Abe Journalist fellow Elizabeth Green (2010) has published Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) (Norton), based on her fellowship research in Japan →
August 15th 2014
Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives fellow Jonathan Rosa (2008) appeared on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show as part of a panel discussion of racial tensions following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri and the Renisha McBride case →
August 14th 2014
Karim Kamel, program associate for the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, coauthored a chapter with Chatham House research director Patricia Lewis in Regional Security Dialogue in the Middle East: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities, now out from Routledge: “A Helsinki Process for the Middle East?” →
August 13th 2014
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program is pleased to announce the 2014 IDRF cohort: 80 fellows from 35 universities will pursue projects in 12 disciplines →
August 12th 2014
At Kujenga Amani, researcher and journalist Nicodemus Minde reflects on peace efforts in Tanzania since the advent of multiparty politics: “Democracy versus Stability: Political Reconciliation and the Government of National Unity in Zanzibar” →
August 11th 2014
The African Peacebuilding Network and partner organization the African Leadership Centre will cohost two peacebuilding in Africa conferences with Wilton Park, the first to be held in the United Kingdom in February 2015 and the second in Africa →
August 11th 2014
The Education Research Program volume Academically Adrift is cited in a Chronicle of Higher Education article on colleges walking a fine line between student empowerment and entitlement: "The Comfortable Kid" →
August 8th 2014
Open for applications: Mellon Mays Predoctoral Research Grants, providing former Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows support for graduate studies enhancement, predoctoral research development, and dissertation completion (deadline November 1) →
August 6th 2014
At The Immanent Frame, Devin Byker considers the renaissance of political theology within early modern literary studies →
August 5th 2014
Abe Journalist fellow Elizabeth Green (2010) draws on her fellowship research on Japanese teaching methods in a cover story for the New York Times Magazine: "Why Do Americans Stink at Math?" →
August 4th 2014
Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa is now accepting applications for doctoral dissertation proposal, research, and completion fellowships from early-career faculty in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda (deadline December 1) →
August 1st 2014
Read our July Council Update, featuring The Decent City initiative’s digital collection The Cities Papers, coverage of Measure of America’s Historical Report of Opportunity, and two new SSRC Working Papers
August 1st 2014
Reminder: applications for the Mellon Mays Seminar on Preparing for the Professoriate are due today (August 1) →

July 2014

July 30th 2014
The Drugs, Security and Democracy Program has issued the fifth in its series of DSD Working Papers on Research Security: "Doing Research in Violent Settings: Ethical Considerations and Ethics Committees," by Corinne Davis Rodrigues [PDF available] →
July 25th 2014
Now open for applications: the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, providing graduate students in the humanities and social sciences with interdisciplinary training support to formulate innovative doctoral dissertation proposals (deadline October 15) →
July 23rd 2014
Announcing The Cities Papers, a digital essay collection from The Decent City initiative →
July 23rd 2014
Findings from the Education Research Program’s CLA Longitudinal Study are examined in a Sociology in Focus look at core skills for the job market →
July 22nd 2014
New at Reverberations: urban ethnologist Kathrin Wildner shares inventive methodological approaches from the interdisciplinary Global Prayers project →
July 22nd 2014
Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps recommend three sets of actions for solving the youth disconnection crisis faced by many US communities in a commentary for Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
July 18th 2014
Transregional Research Postdoctoral fellow Kevin Schwartz (2013) recommends a reevaluation of Iran's behavior as a state in an opinion piece for the Baltimore Sun: "An Enemy Revisited: Compared with ISIS, Iran No Longer Seems Like Such a Threat" →
July 16th 2014
New from the University of Chicago Press: The Other Americans in Paris: Businessmen, Countesses, Wayward Youth, 1880–1941, by Nancy L. Green, codirector of the 2014 DPDF research field Immigrants and Their Homeland Connections: Transnationalism in Historical Perspective →
July 16th 2014
Winnifred Fallers Sullivan’s piece “The Impossibility of Religious Freedom,” originally published at The Immanent Frame, is featured at Salon
July 14th 2014
Now open for applications: the Abe Fellowship for Journalists, supporting international reporting on topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan (deadline September 15) →
July 11th 2014
Academia in the Public Sphere grantee Marc Lynch (2010, 2011) suggests moral imperatives for social scientific research agendas and policy advice in a Monkey Cage piece at the Washington Post: “Can There Be an Ethical Middle East Political Science?” →
July 9th 2014
At The Immanent Frame, Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, professor of both law and religion, writes on “The Impossibility of Religious Freedom,” challenging liberals and scholars to move beyond culture-wars framing of the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby and Wheaton College decisions →
July 8th 2014
The African Peacebuilding Network will cohost a conference with the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa on “International Criminal Justice, Reconciliation and Peace in Africa: the ICC and Beyond,” in Dakar, Senegal, from July 10-12 →
July 8th 2014
Patrick Nolan Guyer, chief statistician for Measure of America, appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to discuss community factors of inequality and opportunity as identified in the program’s Historical Report of Opportunity [video] →
July 8th 2014
The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum has published the second in its series of CPPF Working Papers on Women in Politics: "Women in Politics and Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean," by Mala Htun and Jennifer Piscopo [PDF available] →
July 7th 2014
The Kujenga Amani essay series on Elections & Governance continues with fresh analysis from Malawian professor Blessings Chinsinga: “The May 2014 Malawi Elections: A Democratic Success Story?” →
July 7th 2014
Explore the data: RSVP to participate in a July 16 briefing call with Measure of America and Opportunity Nation on their Historical Report of Opportunity
July 3rd 2014
Drugs, Security and Democracy Program fellows Corina Giacomello (2011) and Thomas Grisaffi (2013) contributed to the latest issue of the North American Congress on Latin America magazine Report on the Americas, which has as its topic "Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas" →
July 2nd 2014
Now open for applications: the Abe Fellowship, supporting US- and Japan-based researchers focusing on policy-relevant, contemporary, and comparative or transnational issues (deadline September 1) →
July 1st 2014
National Journal examines the Opportunity Index developed by Measure of America with Opportunity Nation in a story about their most recent report, Historical Report of Opportunity: "Your ZIP Code May Be Dragging You Down" →
July 1st 2014
The Drugs, Security and Democracy Program has released the fourth in its series of DSD Working Papers on Research Security: "Building an Effective Research Safety Protocol and Emergency Exit Strategies," by Angélica Durán-Martínez [PDF available] →

June 2014

June 30th 2014
Read our June Council Update, featuring our newest program's digital collection The Democracy Papers, coverage of Measure of America’s recent report on Sonoma County, and the latest On the Line podcast from the Drugs, Security and Democracy Program
June 27th 2014
Measure of America’s Historical Report of Opportunity, coauthored with Opportunity Nation, is featured in the Washington Post blog GovBeat
June 26th 2014
The Education Research Program's Academically Adrift findings on classroom incentives for the student as consumer are highlighted in a PBS NewsHour interview with Andrew Rossi, director of the Ivory Tower documentary [video available] →
June 25th 2014
New report from Measure of America and Opportunity Nation provides the first statistical measure of national and state opportunity levels over the past 4 decades: Historical Report of Opportunity [PDF available] →
June 24th 2014
Transregional Research Postdoctoral and IDRF fellow Wazhmah Osman (2013 and 2009) has published an article in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society: "On Media, Social Movements, and Uprisings: Lessons from Afghanistan, Its Neighbors, and Beyond" →
June 23rd 2014
The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum’s China-Africa Knowledge Project is profiled in a China Daily piece: “A Lot of Thinking Put into the Tank” →
June 19th 2014
Renata Segura, associate director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, writes for the Global Observatory: “In Spite of Himself, Santos Wins in Colombia, but End to War Not a Done Deal” →
June 17th 2014
DSD and IDRF fellow Nicholas Barnes (2012) writes about his field research in "Rio de Janeiro’s BOPE and Police Pacification: Fear and Intimidation in Complexo da Maré" for Anthropoliteia
June 17th 2014
DSD and IDRF fellow Nicholas Barnes (2012) writes on the increasingly controversial police efforts to combat drug trafficking gangs in Rio de Janeiro for World Politics Review
June 17th 2014
Findings from the Education Research Program volume Academically Adrift are featured in Ivory Tower, a new documentary about the challenges faced by American colleges and universities, screening this month in select theaters →
June 13th 2014
In the latest Voices video at Next Generation Social Sciences, Africa fellow Richard Mbunda (2013 and 2014) discusses the concept of food sovereignty and its potential for impact on agricultural development and sustainability in Tanzania →
June 12th 2014
In a direct response to smoking and nicotine-addiction issues identified in the Measure of America report A Portrait of Sonoma County, the county has strengthened its smoking ordinance with a ban on e-cigarettes in certain public places →
June 10th 2014
Featured essay at Kujenga Amani: “Post-M23 Euphoria and the Recurrent Peace Dividends in Eastern DRC,” by Christoph Vogel →
June 9th 2014
The Drugs, Security and Democracy Program presents the third in its series of DSD Working Papers on Research Security: "Security Considerations for Conducting Fieldwork in Highly Dangerous Places or on Highly Dangerous Subjects," by Vanda Felbab-Brown [PDF available] →
June 5th 2014
African Peacebuilding Network fellow Cori Wielenga (2013) has published an article based on her APN-supported research in Strategic Review for Southern Africa: “Reconciliation from the Top Down? Government Institutions in South Africa, Rwanda and Burundi” →
June 5th 2014
DSD fellow Araceli Galante (2012) coauthored a chapter for In Search of Rights: Drug Users and State Responses in Latin America, a study from the Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law that evaluates governmental responses to drug consumption in eight countries →
June 4th 2014
New at The Immanent Frame: “Jesus, Religion, and Revolution in the South African Elections,” by Rachel C. Schneider →
June 3rd 2014
The Sonoma County Gazette reports on the collective local response to Measure of America's A Portrait of Sonoma County, including new community partnerships and investments →

May 2014

May 30th 2014
Announcing The Democracy Papers, a digital essay collection from the Anxieties of Democracy program →
May 29th 2014
In the latest On the Line podcast, Drugs, Security and Democracy fellows Teo Ballvé (2012) and Winifred Tate (2012) discuss their research on drugs, paramilitarism, and political participation in Colombia →
May 29th 2014
DSD and IDRF fellow Teo Ballvé (2012) writes on land conflict, drug trafficking, and the Colombian peace talks in an op-ed for the New York Times
May 29th 2014
A new essay in Kujenga Amani's series on Statebuilding and Security looks at the constitution process in Tanzania> →
May 28th 2014
The Migration Program and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences convened American and Chinese social scientists from a range of disciplinary backgrounds in Beijing for the final meeting of the CASS-SSRC Common Concerns Seminar Series on "Migration, Social Development and Social Protection in China and the US" →
May 27th 2014
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship announces its 2014 cohort: 72 fellows will develop projects in 6 interdisciplinary research fields →
May 23rd 2014
Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis spoke about disconnected youth in Phoenix in an interview with local National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ [audio available] →
May 22nd 2014
The Drugs, Security and Democracy program has selected its 2014 cohort, providing dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships to international scholars for 14 policy-relevant research projects in English, Portuguese, and Spanish →
May 21st 2014
As part of its Measuring College Learning Project, the Education Research Program convened a group of business scholars to discuss ways to define and measure learning outcomes for business undergraduates →
May 21st 2014
Journalist Peter Manseau, a New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee, writes on mindfulness apps for Al Jazeera America in “The Quantified Soul,” a story developed with SSRC support →
May 20th 2014
Measure of America's latest human development report, A Portrait of Sonoma County, was launched today in California at a public meeting of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors [PDF available] →
May 20th 2014
The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum has released the first in a series of CPPF Working Papers on Women in Politics, edited by associate director Renata Segura: "Women's Political Participation in Sub-Saharan Africa," by Aili Mari Tripp [PDF available] →
May 19th 2014
Announcing Next Generation Social Sciences, a digital demonstration of the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program model, featuring the program's fellows and their work →
May 19th 2014
Board member Margaret Levi has been selected to receive the 2014 William H. Riker Prize in Political Science, in recognition of a body of research that exemplifies and advances the scientific study of politics →
May 15th 2014
The African Peacebuilding Network has published the first in a series of APN Working Papers: "The Financing of International Peace Operations in Africa: A Review of Recent Research and Analyses," by Corinna Jentzsch [PDF available] →
May 14th 2014
A new Book Blog at The Immanent Frame features Peter van der Veer's The Modern Spirit of Asia, with reviews and author commentary →
May 14th 2014
Editor Clara Ramírez-Barat discusses the research motivation behind Transitional Justice, Culture, and Society: Beyond Outreach, the latest volume in the SSRC Books series Advancing Transitional Justice, in an International Center for Transitional Justice interview [audio] →
May 13th 2014
Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis spoke at a Disconnected Youth Summit in Arizona that brought together local business, civic, education, and foundation leaders to address the program's findings on youth disconnection in Phoenix →
May 13th 2014
Visiting Committee member Jonathan Fanton moderated "Are the People the Problem?," a discussion with Jane Mansbridge and Paul Starr on the role of human behavior in the political process, the concluding program in a series of conversations on the anxieties of democracy presented with the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College [video available] →
May 12th 2014
Measure of America’s NYC Data to Go project is featured in an Inside Philanthropy piece on the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust's new locally focused New York Regional Grants Program →
May 9th 2014
Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, briefs World Politics Review: “Despite Efforts to Isolate It, North Korea Is No ‘Hermit Kingdom’” →
May 9th 2014
President Ira Katznelson discusses his award-winning book Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time on an episode of PBS program The Open Mind, taped before the death of host Richard Heffner [full episode stream] →
May 8th 2014
Measure of America’s upcoming report, A Portrait of Sonoma County, is featured in a radio interview on KRCB North Bay Public Media [audio available] →
May 8th 2014
African Peacebuilding Network director Cyril Obi contributed an article to the latest Review of African Political Economy: “Oil and the Post-Amnesty Programme (PAP): What Prospects for Sustainable Development and Peace in the Niger Delta?” →
May 8th 2014
Bill O’Neill, director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, led sessions at a human rights workshop for young journalists and editors from media institutions in the Middle East and North Africa region cohosted by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center at Al Jazeera headquarters in Doha →
May 7th 2014
China Environment and Health Initiative director Jennifer Holdaway calls for integrated environmental health policies that address China's regional differences and inequalities, in a coauthored piece for chinadialogue.net: “Stronger Enforcement Won't Be Enough to Solve China's Environment and Health Problems” →
May 7th 2014
A new Kujenga Amani feature, On the Spot, offers quick and concise expert insights into significant African peacebuilding issues, opening with a look by scholars and practitioners at the issues and implications of elections in South Africa →
May 5th 2014
Renata Segura, associate director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, coauthored a chapter in Political Institutions of Latin American Democracies, just out from Huygens Editorial: "Constitution-Making Processes and Democracy: Clues for Understanding the New Latin American Constitutionalism" [in Spanish] →
May 5th 2014
DSD and IDRF fellow Angélica Durán Martínez (2011 and 2010) will participate in a panel on "The Drug Economy and the Role of the FARC" at the Wilson Center, part of a May 13 meeting on drug trafficking and Colombia's peace process (free and open to the public) →
May 5th 2014
DSD fellow Javier Osorio (2011) spoke on a "Counter-Narcotic Policies" panel at a workshop on violence and security in Latin America held at Cornell University →
May 5th 2014
In the latest African Futures digest analyzing debate on the possibilities of political change in Africa, Hilary Matfess considers "Rwanda's Twenty-Year Transformation" →
May 2nd 2014
DSD and IDRF fellow Alex Fattal (2012 and 2009) has published an article in American Ethnologist: "Hostile Remixes on YouTube: A New Constraint on Pro-FARC Counterpublics in Colombia" →
May 1st 2014
Transregional Research Postdoctoral fellow Kevin Schwartz (2013) has organized a conference, “The Wide World of Persian: Connections and Contestations, 1500 until Today,” cohosted by the Library of Congress and the Roshan Institute of Persian Studies at the University of Maryland, to be held May 2 and 3 →
May 1st 2014
The Drugs, Security and Democracy Program has published the second in a series of DSD Working Papers on Research Security: "'How Was Your Trip?' Self-Care for Researchers Working and Writing on Violence," by Kimberly Theidon [PDF] →
May 1st 2014
Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis will speak in Arizona on May 7 at a Maricopa County Summit organized in response to the program’s findings on disconnected youth →

April 2014

April 30th 2014
President Ira Katznelson will open a Columbia University Buell Center conference on “The Figure of Democracy: Houses, Housing, and the Polis” with a keynote speech at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on Friday, May 9, in conjunction with the MoMA exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal (keynote and conference both open to the public) →
April 30th 2014
Read the April issue of Council Update, featuring the winners of this year's IDRF Photo Competition, new Measure of America project NYC Data to Go, and a Food Safety in China report →
April 29th 2014
The Project on Middle East Political Science, a 2011 grantee of the Islamic Traditions and Muslim Societies in World Contexts project of the Academia in the Public Sphere Grants Program, is now housed at the Washington Post's political science blog the Monkey Cage
April 29th 2014
Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, writes for the National Interest: “A Nuclear North Korea vs. a Strategically Patient U.S.: Who Wins?” →
April 29th 2014
President Ira Katznelson's book Fear Itself has been selected by the Sidney Hillman Foundation to receive the 2014 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism →
April 28th 2014
DSD fellow Taniele Cristina Rui (2013) has an article in Desde la Region on the recent history of “Crackolandia” in central São Paulo, Brazil [PDF in Spanish] →
April 28th 2014
Josh DeWind, director of the Migration Program, will speak at Georgetown University this Friday, May 2, at a public workshop on "Addressing the Asylum Crisis" [register to attend] →
April 28th 2014
As part of its Measuring College Learning Project, the Education Research Program convened a group of economists to discuss ways to define and measure learning outcomes for economics undergraduates →
April 24th 2014
Transregional Research Postdoctoral fellow Wazhmah Osman (2013) will screen her documentary Postcards from Tora Bora, a personal perspective on three decades of war in Afghanistan, for discussion at the SSRC-NYU "Workshop on Infrastructures of Empire," on Saturday, April 26 (open to the public) →
April 24th 2014
CPPF deputy director Tatiana Carayannis and program associate Aaron Pangburn led a series of Justice and Security Research Program interviews on public authority held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo →
April 22nd 2014
The Inter-Asia Program and New York University will host a public plenary panel on Saturday, April 26, at the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, as part of a cosponsored "Workshop on Infrastructures of Empire: Mediated Activism and (Counter) Revolutions" →
April 22nd 2014
The Abe Fellowship, supporting US- and Japan-based researchers focusing on policy-relevant, contemporary, and comparative or transnational issues, has selected 12 new fellows →
April 21st 2014
As part of its Measuring College Learning Project, the Education Research Program convened a group of sociology faculty to discuss ways to define and measure learning outcomes for sociology undergraduates →
April 21st 2014
Visiting Committee member Jonathan F. Fanton has been named the new president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences →
April 18th 2014
The Abe Fellowship for Journalists, supporting international reporting on topics of pressing concern to the US and Japan, has selected 4 new fellows> →
April 16th 2014
Measure of America announces the launch of NYC Data to Go, a project to create an interactive tool that will map human need and well-being across the New York metro area, consolidating federal, state, and local data on need, resources, and outcomes in a single curated source →
April 16th 2014
The Forum on Health, Environment and Development (FORHEAD) has released a new report, drafted by China Environment and Health Initiative program director Jennifer Holdaway and former program officer Lewis Husain: Food Safety in China: A Mapping of Problems, Governance and Research [PDF download available] →
April 14th 2014
New at The Immanent Frame: Amr Ezzat argues that in Egypt the state functions as a de facto church, monitoring and maintaining “politico-religious loyalty” →
April 11th 2014
The SSRC Forum Reverberations, a project of the program on Religion and the Public Sphere, has been nominated for a Webby Award in the Religion & Spirituality category; voting for the People's Voice Award closes April 24 →
April 9th 2014
New at Kujenga Amani: Oluwatoyin O. Oluwaniyi discusses challenges and recommendations for "post-amnesty" reintegration in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region →
April 8th 2014
DSD fellow Graham Denyer Willis (2011) has an article in the latest Latin American Research Review: “Antagonistic Authorities and the Civil Police in São Paulo, Brazil” [PDF] →
April 7th 2014
Read an interview with Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis about data in the American Human Development Index relevant to Iowans in the Des Moines Register
April 4th 2014
DSD fellows Anthony Fontes (2011) and Froylan Enciso Higuera (2012) have been awarded Dissertation Fellowships from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation →
April 4th 2014
New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantees Elizabeth Drescher and Tanya Luhrmann comment for Reader’s Digest in a story on "How and Why We Pray" →
April 3rd 2014
View the winners of the International Dissertation Research Fellowship's 2014 Photo Competition, including single photos, self portraits, and photo essays →
April 3rd 2014
Cyril Obi, director of the African Peacebuilding Network, contributed a poem, "Power on the People," to Poems for a Century: An Anthology on Nigeria, published as Nigeria marks a hundred years as a nation →
April 2nd 2014
A new paper by the DRC Affinity Group examines one of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s oldest armed groups, the FDLR, and how to dismantle it: “FDLR: Past, Present, and Policies” →
April 1st 2014
Darryl Li, a Transregional Research Postdoctoral fellow (2013) in the Inter-Asia Program, is blogging for the Middle East Research and Information Project as a guest editor, with an eye to the historical frame linking the Middle East and South Asia →

March 2014

March 31st 2014
The SSRC is honored to announce the 2014 recipients of our highest award, the Albert O. Hirschman Prize: the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and its codirectors, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo →
March 31st 2014
Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis discussed the program's American Human Development Index, an alternative measure to GDP, with David Brancaccio on public radio's Marketplace [audio available] →
March 31st 2014
Read the March issue of the Council Update, featuring new SSRC initiatives, a digital hub launch, and the first in a working paper series on research security →
March 27th 2014
Announcing the China-Africa Knowledge Project Resource Hub, a one-stop digital shop for researchers and practitioners working on the China-Africa relationship →
March 27th 2014
IDRF program director Daniella Sarnoff contributed a chapter to The French Right Between the Wars, now out from Berghahn Books: "An Overview of Women and Gender in French Fascism" →
March 26th 2014
Rethinking the Region, the latest outcome of the Academia in the Public Sphere's Our Shared Past project, offers new approaches to US secondary school curricula on the Middle East and North Africa based on fresh critical analysis and scholarship →
March 25th 2014
In a two-part essay for African Futures, Gilles Olakounlé Yabi examines a critical moment for political and economic stability: “Anxieties of West African Democracy: Six Presidential Elections in 2014–2015” [also available in the original French] →
March 21st 2014
The Drugs, Security and Democracy program has released the first in a series of DSD Working Papers on Research Security: “Qualitative Research in Dangerous Places: Becoming an ‘Ethnographer’ of Violence and Personal Safety,” by Daniel M. Goldstein [PDF available] →
March 19th 2014
President Ira Katznelson's book Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time has been selected to receive the 2014 Bancroft Prize, recognizing innovative and rigorous scholarship in the areas of American history and diplomacy →
March 19th 2014
The SSRC announces new initiatives on Anxieties of Democracy, The Decent City, and Scholarly Borderlands
March 18th 2014
Martin Jay and Sumathi Ramaswamy, directors of the 2009 DPDF research field Empires of Vision, located at the intersection of the cross-disciplinary fields of colonial and postcolonial studies and visual culture, have published an edited volume coming out of that work: Empires of Vision: A Reader (Duke University Press) →
March 18th 2014
Religion and the Public Sphere editorial and program associate Wei Zhu reviews the new comic Ms. Marvel for Religion Dispatches magazine: "Muslim, Immigrant, Teenager . . . Superhero: How Ms. Marvel Will Save the World" →
March 17th 2014
Abe Journalist fellow Eliza Strickland (2012) spoke with Ira Flatow on Science Friday about the ongoing Fukushima clean-up effort and the outlook for nuclear energy three years after the meltdown →
March 13th 2014
President Ira Katznelson moderated a "Why Can't Congress Govern?" discussion with Sarah Binder and Frances Lee, the second in a series of conversations on the anxieties of democracy presented with the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College [video available] →
March 13th 2014
Drugs, Security and Democracy fellow Thomas Grisaffi (2013) writes for the Andean Information Network: "Can You Get Rich from the Bolivian Cocaine Trade? Cocaine Paste Production in the Chapare" →
March 12th 2014
Newly launched by the Education Research Program, the Measuring College Learning Project aims to engage faculty in academic and policy conversations on the quality of undergraduate education →
March 12th 2014
Beyond Critique, the latest essay series at The Immanent Frame, closes with "'After the Shipwreck': Interpreting Religion in International Relations," by Gregorio Bettiza →
March 11th 2014
Abe Journalist fellow Eliza Strickland (2012) discusses the tribulations and innovations behind the dismantling of Fukushima's reactors in an IEEE Spectrum article based on her fellowship research →
March 10th 2014
Our Shared Past in the Mediterranean, a collection of teaching resources and modules funded in part by the Academia in the Public Sphere's Our Shared Past project, has been launched by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University →
March 7th 2014
Bolivia's Los Tiempos reports on the newly restored and digitized Ernest Hemingway Collection, a project initiated by the Cuba Program [in Spanish] →
March 7th 2014
Jonathan VanAntwerpen, director of the programs on Religion and the Public Sphere and Digital Culture, gave the keynote address at a University of Bern conference on interdisciplinary reflections on Charles Taylor's conception of the secular: "Standing in the Open Space: Secularity, Doxa, and the Immanent Frame" →
March 6th 2014
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps participated in an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development workshop in Morelos, Mexico, aimed at developing a well-being index to serve as a basis for evaluating public policies in the state [in Spanish] →
March 4th 2014
President Ira Katznelson introduced and moderated a "Why Is America So Polarized?" discussion with Nolan McCarty and Nathaniel Persily, the first in a series of conversations on the anxieties of democracy presented with the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College [video] →
March 4th 2014
Alliance for Learning in World History, a digital resource hub developed through the Our Shared Past project of the Academia in the Public Sphere Grants Program, has been launched as a collaboration of scholars and educators →

February 2014

February 28th 2014
IDRF fellow Rishad Choudhury (2012) writes about his research on the historical development of the term Hindi in Ottoman Turkey in the latest SSRC Research Snapshot, “‘Hindis’ in Istanbul: Field Notes on the Making of an Archival Subject" →
February 26th 2014
New at Kujenga Amani: Olabanji Akinola looks at how poverty, politics, and religion have facilitated the spread of sectarian violence in Nigeria →
February 26th 2014
President Ira Katznelson will moderate "Why Can't Congress Govern?," a discussion with Sarah Binder and Frances Lee, at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College on Wednesday, March 5, the next event in a series of conversations on the anxieties of democracy (register to attend) →
February 25th 2014
The Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project has released the 2013 edition of the North Korea Chronology, the latest annual installment of a detailed chronology of events relevant to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs and negotiations with North Korea dating back to 2001 [PDF] →
February 24th 2014
In the latest Off the Cuff at The Immanent Frame, respondents, including philosophy scholars Georges Leroux and Charles Taylor and law scholars Jeremy Webber and Daniel Weinstock, discuss the controversial Charter of Quebec Values →
February 21st 2014
Measure of America research applied by CNNMoney for a close look at "Where the Middle Class Thrives" →
February 20th 2014
Islam for Journalists, a free digital primer funded by the Academia in the Public Sphere Grants Program, has been released by the University of Missouri's Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute →
February 19th 2014
The New York Times reports on the JFK Presidential Library and Museum's newly digitized Hemingway Collection, a collaborative preservation project pioneered by the Cuba Program
February 19th 2014
New from the Justice and Security Research Program: JSRP Paper No. 11, coauthored by Tatiana Carayannis, deputy director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, and former program associate Nathaniel Olin: "Practice without Evidence: Interrogating Conflict Resolution Approaches and Assumptions" →
February 18th 2014
A new series from The Immanent Frame, Beyond Critique, opens with "Three Approaches to the Study of Religion," by Cécile Laborde →
February 13th 2014
The African Peacebuilding Network is featured in an Inside Philanthropy piece on the role of African scholars in regional and global policymaking →
February 12th 2014
The SSRC is pleased to announce the adoption of Creative Commons licensing for all content published on our public website as of 2014 →
February 11th 2014
Jonathan VanAntwerpen, director of the Digital Culture program and the program on Religion and the Public Sphere, spoke at a Duke University conference on "Islamic Media: Technology and the Sacred" →
February 10th 2014
New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Elizabeth McAlister talked to Public Radio International about Haitian vodou and one man’s struggle to protect it from the spread of evangelicalism →
February 7th 2014
Register for a federal Office of Minority Health webinar on "Building Community Capacity to Use Index Data," with a presentation by Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps (to be held February 11) →
February 6th 2014
President Ira Katznelson contributed a chapter to Boundaries of Toleration, edited by Alfred Stepan and Charles Taylor, the latest in the Columbia University Press series Religion, Culture, and Public Life →
February 5th 2014
Measure of America data and maps employed in an analysis by the Atlantic: "What Country Does Your State's Life Expectancy Resemble?" →
February 5th 2014
Deadline extension: applications for the African Peacebuilding Network Residential Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Grants are now due February 7 →
February 4th 2014
New at Kujenga Amani: Angela Meyer on "The Recent Conflict in the Central African Republic: Which Way Out of the Crisis?" →

January 2014

January 29th 2014
At Reverberations, the latest installment of a series on yoga and its origins: "Is Yoga Not Even a Hundred Years Old? Part II," by Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins →
January 28th 2014
The Abe Fellowship Program is cohosting a symposium on "Possible Futures for Japan," to be held at the University of Southern California on Friday, January 31 (open to the public) →
January 24th 2014
Competitions for the African Peacebuilding Network Residential Postdoctoral Fellowships and Network Research Grants are open for one more week: applications due February 1 →
January 23rd 2014
New from SSRC Books: Transitional Justice, Culture, and Society: Beyond Outreach, edited by Clara Ramírez-Barat →
January 22nd 2014
Editorial and program assistant Wei Zhu sheds light on an early document on religious tolerance in the American colonies in a new piece at The Immanent Frame: "The Forgotten Story of the Flushing Remonstrance" →
January 15th 2014
Writing for the London School of Economics Review of Books, Gerard Delanty calls Habermas and Religion, from the Program on Religion and the Public Sphere, "essential reading for philosophers and sociologists of religion" →
January 13th 2014
New at Reverberations: "ePrayer and Online Prayer Rituals," by Travis Cooper →
January 13th 2014
Only one week remains in this year's Drugs, Security and Democracy fellowship competition. Apply by January 20 →
January 7th 2014
New from Polity Press: Habermas and Religion, edited by Craig Calhoun, former SSRC president and director of the London School of Economics; Eduardo Mendieta, chair of the Department of Philosophy at Stony Book University; and Jonathan VanAntwerpen, director of the Program on Religion and the Public Sphere
January 7th 2014
Editorial associate Michael Simon featured in Best New Poets 2013, now out from University of Virginia Press →
January 6th 2014
Currently accepting applications: the 2014 Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology. Open to undergraduate and graduate social science students worldwide. →
January 2nd 2014
Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps write for National Journal: "The Dismal Numbers Behind Disconnected Youth" →
January 2nd 2014
Approaching deadline: applications for the Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship are due January 20 →
January 2nd 2014
The African Peacebuilding Network and the Centre for Democracy and Development cohosted a December conference in Abuja, Nigeria, on "Crises of Democracy in West Africa" →

December 2013

December 20th 2013
DSD and IDRF fellow Alex Fattal (2012 and 2009) is featured on Wired magazine's 2013 "Smart List," featuring emerging talent across industries →
December 19th 2013
Letters of interest for the African Peacebuilding Network's Collaborative Working Group Grants are due December 31 →
December 18th 2013
CPPF deputy director Tatiana Carayannis spoke about responses to governance and security challenges in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at a conference hosted by the Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels →
December 18th 2013
CPPF associate director Renata Segura has coauthored a journal article for Colombia Internacional: "Constitutional Assemblies and Democracy: A Critical Reading of the Andean Region’s New Constitutionalism" [in Spanish] →
December 17th 2013
Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal comments for Bloomberg News on the execution power play of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un →
December 16th 2013
New from the SSRC and New York University Press: The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe, coedited by Jennifer Holdaway, director of the China Environment and Health Initiative
December 16th 2013
At Reverberations: in response to Winnifred Fallers Sullivan's piece on "Law's Prayer: Town of Greece v Galloway," Benjamin Schonthal connects legalization issues to his own research on Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers →
December 12th 2013
Fellow Spotlight video: Watch DPDF fellow Aynne Kokas (2007) describe how the fellowship enriched her Fulbright application and informed her career choices →
December 10th 2013
Abe fellow Jacques Hymans (2007) has received the 2013 Louis Brownlow Book Award from the National Academy of Public Administration for Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians, and Proliferation (Cambridge University Press) →
December 10th 2013
DSD fellow Annette Idler (2012) organized a multidisciplinary conference at the University of Oxford’s Latin American Centre: “The Colombian Peace Talks: A Challenge for Security and Democracy?” →
December 10th 2013
Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum associate director Renata Segura and program associate Sabrina Stein coauthored "The Global Drug Policy Debate: Experiences from the Americas and Europe,” the latest in the West Africa Commission on Drugs Background Paper Series →
December 9th 2013
The 2014 Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology is now accepting applications. Open to undergraduate and graduate social science students worldwide. First prize is $2500 →
December 6th 2013
Westgate Mall Attack: Special Issue, a new Kujenga Amani essay collection coordinated and edited by African Peacebuilding Network advisory board member Awino Okech, focuses on the peace and security implications of the September terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya →
December 6th 2013
The China-Africa Knowledge Project hosted a conference with Yale University on "Making Sense of the China-Africa Relationship: Theoretical Approaches and the Politics of Knowledge," with a keynote lecture by sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein on "China, Africa, and the World-System since 1945" [video of lecture provided] →
December 5th 2013
Measure of America codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis contributed the conclusion to Bread for the World’s 2014 Hunger Report: "Re-Engaging Americans in the Search for Lasting Solutions" [pdf] →
December 4th 2013
Now accepting nominations for the 2014 Albert O. Hirschman Prize for lasting contributions to international, interdisciplinary social science (previous winners include Benedict Anderson, Dani Rodrik, and Charles Tilly) →
December 4th 2013
The Student Fellowship Competition of the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is now open for applications (due: February 3) →
December 3rd 2013
Register for a federal Office of Minority Health webinar on "Building Community Capacity to Use Index Data," with a presentation of Measure of America index tools by program codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps (to be held December 19) →
December 3rd 2013
President Ira Katznelson's Fear Itself selected by the Financial Times as one of the best history books of 2013 →
December 2nd 2013
DPDF announces results of the 2014 Faculty Field Competition, introducing six new research fields and research director teams →

November 2013

November 26th 2013
The African Peacebuilding Network announces a new Collaborative Working Group Grant opportunity (letters of interest due December 31) →
November 26th 2013
New Kujenga Amani book review: Godwin Onuoha considers Dani Rodrik's The Globalization Paradox: Why Global Markets, States, and Democracy Can’t Coexist
November 22nd 2013
Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps write for National Journal: "The Dismal Numbers Behind Disconnected Youth" →
November 21st 2013
IDRF fellow Lila Ellen Gray (2001) has a new book out from Duke University Press based on her fellowship research: Fado Resounding: Affective Politics and Urban Life
November 20th 2013
The State of Religion in China series at The Immanent Frame continues with a piece by Mayfair Yang on the state's future influence on religious practices →
November 19th 2013
New from Cambridge University Press: Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877–1929, by DPDF research director Ajay K. Mehrotra (2013) →
November 18th 2013
New on the Radar at Kujenga Amani: "The Westgate Terrorist Attack: Any Lessons for Kenya’s Approach to Regional Security?" and "The 9/21 Attack on Westgate Mall: Understanding the Youth Factor in Violent Radicalization in Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa" →
November 18th 2013
DSD fellows Jose Miguel Cruz (2011) and Eduardo Moncada (2011) contributed to UNDP's Regional Human Development Report, 2013–2014: Citizen Security with a Human Face: Evidence and Proposals for Latin America
November 15th 2013
New report from Measure of America and Opportunity Nation cited in the Chronicle of Higher Education: "'Opportunity Index' Spots Failures in Education and Employment" →
November 15th 2013
DPDF fellow Antero D. Garcia (2010) coauthored “The Importance of Still Teaching the iGeneration: New Technologies and the Centrality of Pedagogy” in the Harvard Educational Review
November 13th 2013
The AAS/SSRC Dissertation Workshop Series is now accepting applications for its spring workshop on land dispossession in Asia. Deadline: January 6 →
November 12th 2013
DPDF research director Isaac William Martin (2013) has published Rich People’s Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent (Oxford University Press) →
November 8th 2013
For Kujenga Amani's new essay series on mediation, Laurie Nathan writes on Madagascar, the African Union, and "the scourge of coups" →
November 7th 2013
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps appears in a US News & World Report story on youth disconnection →
November 5th 2013
DPDF fellow Nikhar Gaikwad (2012) published an article in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science: “Presidential Prospects, Political Support, and Stock Market Performance” →
November 5th 2013
DPDF research director Helga Leitner (2011) has coauthored an article for Urban Geography: “Provincializing Global Urbanism: A Manifesto” →
November 4th 2013
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps was a panelist at National Agenda 2013: Delaware and the Nation, a program of the University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication →
November 4th 2013
NDSP grantee Tanya Luhrmann (2012) responds to Leon Wieseltier's critique of her New York Times op-ed columns in a new piece for Reverberations
November 4th 2013
Measure of America's interactive map of its American Human Development Index named Chart of the Week by Pew Research Center →
November 1st 2013
President Ira Katznelson spoke at a New School memorial event honoring historian Eric Hobsbawm [video] →
November 1st 2013
Read the October issue of the Council Update, featuring new research from Measure of America and suggested reading from our forums →

October 2013

October 31st 2013
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps spoke with John Hockenberry about the shifting demographics of US cities on WNYC and Public Radio International's the Takeaway
October 29th 2013
Essays from the Immanent Frame's latest series on the state of religion in China cited by the Dish
October 28th 2013
Due this Friday (Nov. 1): applications for Mellon Mays Predoctoral Research Grants
October 28th 2013
Charles Blow cites Measure of America study Halve the Gap in a New York Times op-ed on the growing imbalance of both wealth and opportunity in America →
October 25th 2013
New issue of Washington Monthly features a cover package of stories produced in partnership with Measure of America: "Where Is Opportunity in America?" →
October 25th 2013
DSD fellow Jaime Amparo Alves (2013) has published an article in Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, "From Necropolis to Blackpolis: Necropolitical Governance and Black Spatial Praxis in São Paulo, Brazil" →
October 24th 2013
Just released: Halve the Gap by 2030: Youth Disconnection in America's Cities, a Measure of America follow-up report to last year's One in Seven
October 24th 2013
Watch Abe fellow Nancy Snow (2012) discuss the Abe Fellowship and public diplomacy in Japan in an interview with the Public Diplomat
October 24th 2013
Abe fellow Nancy Snow (2012) argues public diplomacy should be the concern of every Japanese citizen in an opinion piece for the Japan Times
October 23rd 2013
Abe Journalist fellow Donald Kirk (2011) has published Okinawa and Jeju: Bases of Discontent (Palgrave Macmillan), based on his fellowship research →
October 23rd 2013
A new series from The Immanent Frame, The State of Religion in China, opens with essays by Thomas DuBois and André Laliberté →
October 22nd 2013
The Drugs, Security and Democracy Program is now accepting fellowship applications. Deadline: January 20 →
October 21st 2013
Listen to DSD fellow Winifred Tate (2012) discuss challenges facing the Colombian government's peace and land restitution efforts on the Washington Office on Latin America’s Latin America Today podcast →
October 21st 2013
Measure of America and Opportunity Nation release the 2013 Opportunity Index, with rankings by state and county →
October 17th 2013
Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives fellow Samir Meghelli (2009) contributes to Room for Debate at the New York Times with "Hip-Hop à la Française" →
October 17th 2013
Discussion spurred by New Directions in the Study of Prayer meeting continues at Religion Dispatches magazine: "Who Says It's Wrong to Mix Swears and Prayers?" →
October 15th 2013
Wei Zhu, editorial and program assistant for the Program on Religion and the Public Sphere, authors "What Is Religion in China? A Brief History" for The Immanent Frame
October 11th 2013
Former program director Alex de Waal writes for African Futures: "Making Sense of the Protests in Khartoum" →
October 10th 2013
Watch an interview with Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives program director Cally Waite, profiled in the Mini Moments with Big Thinkers series from Teachers College, Columbia University →
October 8th 2013
President Ira Katznelson's Fear Itself is recommended by Nicholas Lemann in the New York Review of Books as "a large-scale, densely detailed tableau of the New Deal that feels fresh and unfamiliar" →
October 7th 2013
Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, briefed the press following a meeting in London of senior North Korean officials and US experts on Korean affairs, as reported by South Korean newspaper the Hankyoreh
October 7th 2013
Transregional Research fellow John Cho (2012) discusses gay rights in South Korea on CNN →
October 7th 2013
Watch a web presentation DSD fellow Damion Blake (2011) gave on Jamaican dons, garrison communities, and international crime for the Cultural Knowledge Consortium →
October 4th 2013
Program director Seteney Shami featured in a Boston Globe article on the founding of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences: "A New Brain Trust for the Middle East" →
October 3rd 2013
Read the September issue of the Council Update e-newsletter, with a new design by communications associate Phillip Quintero
October 1st 2013
Kujenga Amani launches Radar, a feature section on breaking events, with “The Westgate Mall Siege: Reassessing Kenya’s Security Architecture,” by Awino Okech, advisory board member for the African Peacebuilding Network

September 2013

September 27th 2013
DSD and IDRF fellow Teo Ballvé (2012) talks about mass protests in Colombia in an interview with KPFA radio →
September 27th 2013
Abe fellow Paul Blustein (2010) argues that "much of what you've heard about the nuclear accident is wrong" in a new article about Fukushima at Slate
September 26th 2013
DSD fellow Lilian Bobea (2012) discusses criminal violence and security policy initiatives in the Dominican Republic for InSight Crime
September 26th 2013
Read about practices of prayer in Quebec in "Wayside Crosses," by Hillary Kaell, the latest essay in the Reverberations Materiality of Prayer series →
September 24th 2013
Tenured humanities and social sciences faculty: the DPDF Faculty Field Competition closes in one week (applications due October 1) →
September 23rd 2013
The Inter-Asia Program has posted the schedule for its upcoming Conference on Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul (October 2-5, 2013), featuring public sessions as well as closed workshops →
September 19th 2013
President Ira Katznelson warns that congressional restrictions on NSF funding will "degrade the quality of scholarship" in an Inside Higher Ed report from the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association →
September 18th 2013
Patricia Rosenfield, Carnegie Scholar at the Rockefeller Archive Center, presents the SSRC as a case study for evidence-based grant making in her article "Perspectives on Philanthropy" in the Carnegie Reporter
September 17th 2013
Eurasia Program Dissertation Development fellow Nicole Butkovich Kraus (2012) writes on politics and law targeting homosexuality in Russia in an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle
September 17th 2013
Education Research Program director Richard Arum appeared on the Fox Business Network's Willis Report to discuss the cost and value of a college degree →
September 16th 2013
Abe fellow Jeffrey Broadbent (2005) recently published "Asian Societies and Climate Change: The Variable Diffusion of Global Norms" in Globality Studies Journal
September 16th 2013
Listen as Ira Katznelson, SSRC president, argues for a more imaginative progressive movement and a new New Deal on a netcast with America's Democrats
September 13th 2013
Academically Adrift, from the Education Research Program, cited by assessment expert Alexander Astin in the Chronicle of Higher Education
September 12th 2013
The Immanent Frame contributors reflect on their summer reading on secularism, religion, and public life →
September 11th 2013
Abe Program committee member Nayan Chanda talks to All Things Considered about climate change as an increasingly important factor in civil war, for a National Public Radio special series on the US response to Syria →
September 10th 2013
The Gender, Security and HIV/AIDS Program's publication The Fourth Wave: Violence, Gender, Culture & HIV in the 21st Century is now available as a free download from UNESCO [PDF] →
September 10th 2013
Forbes reviews 22 Ideas to Fix the World, out today from NYU Press/SSRC →
September 6th 2013
Approaching deadline: submit applications for the Abe Fellowship for Journalists by September 15 →
September 4th 2013
Measure of America codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis contributed a chapter titled "Well-Being in the Golden State: The Five Californias of the Human Development Index" to the third edition of Governing California: Politics, Government, and Public Policy in the Golden State (Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley, 2013) →
September 3rd 2013
At Reverberations, Ebenezer Obadare writes about prayer and identity in African Pentecostal communities →

August 2013

August 29th 2013
New from NYU Press/SSRC: Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era, edited by Zeynep Gambetti and Marcial Godoy-Anativia →
August 28th 2013
Measure of America's work on disconnected youth is featured in an Arizona Central report on Phoenix →
August 27th 2013
Abe Journalist fellow Eliza Strickland (2012) reports on volunteer scientists monitoring radiation levels in the Fukushima fallout zone for NPR's Here & Now
August 26th 2013
New at Kujenga Amani: Linda Darkwa examines Ghana’s recent efforts to reform its elections process →
August 22nd 2013
Kathleen Skerrett discusses the need to protect more diverse forms of religious expression in “Religious Freedom and Multiculturalism: Canadian Contentions,” new at The Immanent Frame
August 21st 2013
Max Hirsch, a participant in the Inter-Asian Connections III: Hong Kong (2012) conference, has written "Techno-Pastoral Fantasies at Hong Kong International" for Design Observer's journal, Places
August 20th 2013
Just out from NYU Press/SSRC: Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony, edited by Jan Kubik and Amy Linch →
August 16th 2013
Apply now for Grants for Collaborative Research on Environment and Health in China from the China Environment and Health Initiative. Deadline: September 1 →
August 14th 2013
Sexuality Research Fellowship Program Fellow Katherine Frank (2002) interviewed by AlterNet on her book G-Strings and Sympathy: Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire, an adaptation of her SSRC-funded dissertation research →
August 12th 2013
Read the latest essay at African Futures: "Popular Mobilization and the New Politics of Resource Sovereignty in Tanzania," by Priya Lal →
August 9th 2013
Approaching deadline: submit applications for the Abe Fellowship by September 1 →
August 9th 2013
IDRF Fellow Ellen J. Amster (1997) has published Medicine and the Saints: Science, Islam, and the Colonial Encounter in Morocco, 1877–1956 (University of Texas Press) →
August 7th 2013
Jennifer Holdaway, director of the China Environment and Health Initiative, points out possible connections between an agricultural economy and longevity in a Fox News article on centenarians in China →
August 5th 2013
Kujenga Amani continues its series on the 2012 Ghanaian elections with a recent essay by Jasper Ayelazuno →
August 1st 2013
The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum held an informational meeting at the SSRC’s Brooklyn office for fellows from the African Leadership Centre, King's College London →

July 2013

July 31st 2013
In the latest installment of The Immanent Frame's Off the Cuff series, respondents from a range of disciplines and institutions ponder US Department of State plans to create an office of religious engagement →
July 30th 2013
Watch DPDF Fellow Rebecca Woods (2008) talk about her work in the Animal Studies research field in the program’s latest Fellow Spotlight video →
July 29th 2013
DSD Fellow Eduardo Moncada (2011) contributes two articles to Studies in Comparative International Development: "Business and the Politics of Urban Violence in Colombia" and "The Politics of Urban Violence: Challenges for Development in the Global South" →
July 29th 2013
DSD Fellow Jeremy Slack (2013) talks to Dan Rather Reports, "Operation Streamline," about the experiences of migrants who illegally cross into the United States from Mexico and the long-term effects of current deterrence policies →
July 25th 2013
Now accepting fellowship applications: Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (deadline: December 1) →
July 23rd 2013
SSRC Press Release: Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program announces 2013–14 cohort, selecting 36 new African Fellows for graduate training support →
July 22nd 2013
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps was a panelist at the Oxfam America "Voices on US Poverty" event, held in Washington DC on July 12 →
July 19th 2013
Seteney Shami, director of the Inter-Asia and Middle East and North Africa programs, coauthored a review essay in Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa, now out from Indiana University Press →
July 18th 2013
Hae Yeon Choo, IDRF Fellow (2008) and Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop participant (2008), has a new Gender & Society article based on her SSRC-supported research: "The Cost of Rights: Migrant Women, Feminist Advocacy, and Gendered Morality in South Korea" →
July 18th 2013
US News & World Report talks with Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps: "Latinos Outlive Whites in the US by Four Years" →
July 17th 2013
President Ira Katznelson reviews FDR and the Jews (Belknap Press) for the New Republic
July 16th 2013
New DPDF Fellow Spotlight video: watch Stuart Schrader (2011) discuss his Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship experience in the research field "Provincializing Global Urbanism" →
July 15th 2013
New at Kujenga Amani: "The Role of the Security Sector in Ghana’s Democracy: A Case Study of the December 2012 Elections," by Kwesi Aning and Ernest Ansah Lartey →
July 12th 2013
Measure of America's A Portrait of California featured in NPR All Tech Considered article, "Closing the Tech Industry's Gender Gap Requires Better Data" →
July 12th 2013
The Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program is now accepting applications for its Preparing for the Professoriate Seminar (Deadline: August 2) →
July 11th 2013
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship has selected 82 new Fellows for the program's 2013 cohort →
July 10th 2013
Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps write for the Huffington Post on the societal risks of ignoring non-income inequalities →
July 9th 2013
IDRF and Transregional Research Postdoctoral fellow Michael Hathaway (2000 and 2013) has published Environmental Winds: Making the Global in Southwest China (University of California Press), based on his IDRF research →
July 3rd 2013
The Seattle Times reports that Measure of America's American Human Development Index "is as close to a gold standard as we're likely to find" →
July 2nd 2013
Eurasia Program Fellow Tsveta Petrova (2010) describes how new democracies in Central and Eastern Europe are supporting the democratization of other countries in an article for Foreign Policy
July 2nd 2013
New at The Immanent Frame: "Is Absolute Secularity Conceivable?," by Simon During →
July 1st 2013
Kujenga Amani is featuring a new piece by Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo in its Peacebuilding in Congo essay series →
July 1st 2013
Education Research Program director Richard Arum addresses reactions to his book Academically Adrift in an article for Society: "Stakeholder and Public Responses to Measuring Student Learning" →
July 1st 2013
NDSP grantee Tanya Luhrmann's (2012) latest op-ed in the New York Times considers C. S. Lewis as evangelical rock star and the importance of fiction in Western society →

June 2013

June 28th 2013
The Measure of America 2013-2014 featured in an article from Vice Media's Motherboard: "America's Fracking Economy Isn't Helping Anyone" →
June 27th 2013
DSD Fellow Laura Lima (2013) writes on the history of class exclusion that contextualizes ongoing protests in Brazil →
June 27th 2013
DPDF research director Nancy Foner (2010) has a new book with Columbia University Press, One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century
June 26th 2013
"Is Connecticut the Best State Now?" Slate looks at human development in New England while reporting on The Measure of America 2013-2014
June 25th 2013
Eurasia Program Fellows Irina Levin (2012) and David Szakonyi (2012) presented research at the third annual conference of the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net, held in Tbilisi, Georgia →
June 24th 2013
The Measure of America 2013-2014 featured in the Baltimore Sun, with a focus on Maryland's ranking on the American Human Development Index →
June 24th 2013
The Abe Fellowship for Journalists, supporting international reporting on topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan, is now accepting applications. Deadline: September 15 →
June 21st 2013
"Americans Healthier, More Educated—and Poorer": Bloomberg reports on Measure of America findings →
June 21st 2013
American Public Media's Marketplace looks at the Measure of America program's American Human Development Index and presents data from their latest report, The Measure of America 2013-2014
June 21st 2013
Abe Fellow Daniel Aldrich (2006) has published a new article, "Taking the High Ground: FEMA Trailer Siting after Hurricane Katrina," in Public Administration Review
June 20th 2013
Chelsea Clinton cites Measure of America's 2012 report One in Seven: Ranking Youth Disconnection in the 25 Largest Metro Areas in an article for the Huffington Post
June 20th 2013
"Well Being Rises in Every State but Michigan": the Wall Street Journal reports on Measure of America's analysis of human development in the United States since 2000 →
June 19th 2013
Just released: The Measure of America 2013–2014, the third national report from the Measure of America program, uses the American Human Development Index to assess the current state of health, education, and earnings across the United States →
June 18th 2013
IDRF Fellow Shervin Malekzadeh (2008) discusses reformist support within the Iranian presidential election in an article for the Atlantic
June 18th 2013
Watch a video recording of the Eurasia Program's latest webinar "Grantwriting to Support Quantitative Research in Eurasian Contexts" at Engaging Eurasia
June 17th 2013
The International Center for Transitional Justice has released an interactive graphic detailing research included in the SSRC book Transitional Justice and Displacement
June 13th 2013
The Abe Fellowship, supporting US- and Japan-based research communities, is now accepting applications. Deadline: September 1 →
June 11th 2013
Layna Mosley (2012), director of the DPDF research field Governing Global Production, is editor of Interview Research in Political Science, new from Cornell University Press →
June 6th 2013
Explore "The Materiality of Prayer," an unfurling Reverberations multimedia portal, curated by New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Anderson Blanton (2012) →
June 5th 2013
Transitional Justice and Displacement, the latest volume in the SSRC Books Advancing Transitional Justice series, is recommended by Kirsten McConnachie in the Journal of Refugee Studies as "an important collection which should be essential reading for practitioners in transitional justice and in refugee situations" →
June 4th 2013
Register for the Eurasia Program's upcoming webinar on "Grantwriting to Support Quantitative Research in Eurasian Contexts," to be held Wednesday, June 12 →

May 2013

May 30th 2013
Former SSRC president Kenneth Prewitt writes for Pacific Standard about policymaker questions that misjudge the role of science: “The Congressional War on the Social Sciences” →
May 29th 2013
"Environment and Health Research in China: The State of the Field": China Environment and Health Initiative program director Jennifer Holdaway has a research article in the latest China Quarterly, from Cambridge University Press →
May 28th 2013
New at African Futures: Alex Thurston addresses impediments to conflict resolution in Nigeria in "Amnesty for Boko Haram: Lessons from the Past" →
May 24th 2013
DSD Fellow Winifred Tate (2012) examines "Congressional ‘Drug Warriors’ and U.S. Policy Towards Colombia" in an article for Critique of Anthropology
May 23rd 2013
Executive director Mary McDonnell and managing editor Alyson Metzger contributed a chapter to Structural Approaches in Public Health, now out from Routledge: "Helmet Day! Structural Intervention and Strategic Learning in Vietnam" →
May 21st 2013
CPPF program director Bill O'Neill analyzes legal decisions related to the pending appellate decision in the case against Haiti's former president Jean-Claude Duvalier for Haitian daily Le Nouvelliste [in French] →
May 20th 2013
DPDF announces its 2013 student cohort, representing 45 universities and 15 disciplines and interdisciplinary studies →
May 16th 2013
The Council mourns the loss of leading historian William R. Roff (1929–2013), recipient of an SSRC grant in Southeast Asian Studies (1981) and former member of committees on Southeast Asia and the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies
May 16th 2013
New essay at Kujenga Amani suggests historical connections between contemporary conflicts: "Congolese Crisis and Demographic Problems in the African Great Lakes," by Guy Aundu Matsanza →
May 15th 2013
"How North Korea Evades Financial Sanctions": Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal writes for 38 North, a program of the US-Korea Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins →
May 13th 2013
"The Ivory Tower in Cyberspace: Is Internet Publishing Publishing?": NDSP grantee Norris Chumley (2012) discusses SSRC Forums The Immanent Frame, Reverberations, and Frequencies as "creditable sources of scholarly research" in an article for the Huffington Post
May 13th 2013
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is now accepting applications for the 2013 Faculty Field Competition. Deadline: October 1 →
May 9th 2013
Former SSRC president Ken Prewitt warns of the risks carried by the congressional attempt to micromanage National Science Foundation grants, in an op-ed for Science magazine →
May 9th 2013
Now open for applications: Grants for Collaborative Research on Environment and Health in China. Deadline: September 1 →
May 8th 2013
Video: SSRC president Ira Katznelson talks with msnbc's Melissa Harris-Perry about his new book and New Deal resonance with contemporary US culture and politics →
May 7th 2013
The Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program is now accepting applications for Mellon Mays Predoctoral Research Grants. Deadline: November 1 →
May 6th 2013
Cyril Obi, director of the African Peacebuilding Network, has been appointed to the advisory board of the University of Pretoria journal Strategic Review for Southern Africa
May 6th 2013
Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance: new book by Abe Fellow Hirokazu Miyazaki (1998) examines the decline of high finance through the lens of Japan in the 1990s and early 2000s (University of California Press) →
May 3rd 2013
SSRC president Ira Katznelson's book Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time opens Wonkblog's new book club at the Washington Post. First discussion: May 10 →
May 2nd 2013
Applications for the China Environment and Health Initiative's Summer Institute are due May 15 →
May 2nd 2013
DPDF research director Amy Ross is reporting from Guatemala at the trial of former president José Efrain Rios Montt, as an international observer for an Open Society Justice Initiative project →
May 1st 2013
IDRF director Daniella Sarnoff contributed a chapter titled "Domesticating Fascism" to Women of the Right: Comparisons and Interplay across Borders (Penn State University Press), now in paperback →

April 2013

April 29th 2013
"São Paulo: Insecure Citizens, All of Them": DSD Fellow Graham Denyer Willis (2011) illustrates the roots of violent conflict between the Primeiro Comando da Capital and Brazilian police in an article for Open Democracy
April 25th 2013
Abe Fellow Jacques Hymans (2007) considers North Korea's path to nuclear weapons in part 2 of the Federation of American Scientists' Strategic Security Blog Q&A "Better Understanding North Korea" →
April 24th 2013
Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, discusses escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula in "Better Understanding North Korea," a Q&A with the Federation of American Scientists’ Strategic Security Blog
April 23rd 2013
Academia in the Public Sphere grantee Olivier Roy (2010) reflects on the recent Boston bombings in an interview with the New Republic
April 22nd 2013
Watch a video recording of the Eurasia Program’s webinar “Cultural Context and Measurement Validity in Comparative Survey Research," the latest in the Issues in Quantitative Methods in Eurasian Studies series →
April 16th 2013
"In Korea, Overheated War Rhetoric Obscures Real Dangers": Leon Sigal of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project writes for the International Peace Institute's Global Observatory
April 12th 2013
Education Research Program director Richard Arum quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article on economic and social inequalities at universities →
April 10th 2013
New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Tanya Luhrmann (2012) opens her series of guest op-eds for the New York Times with "How Skeptics and Believers Can Connect" →
April 9th 2013
In Sunday's New York Times Book Review, Kevin Boyle examines the "imposing scholarship" of president Ira Katznelson's Fear Itself
April 9th 2013
"Deterrence Will Not Bring Korean Peace": Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal calls for sustained diplomacy and political rebalancing in an article for the National Interest
April 8th 2013
Announcing the winners of the 2012 International Dissertation Research Fellowship Photo Competition: single photos, self-portraits, and photo essays capturing the experience of IDRF Fellows abroad →
April 5th 2013
Register for the next Eurasia Program webinar, "Cultural Context and Measurement Validity in Comparative Survey Research," to be held Friday, April 12 →
April 4th 2013
Abe Fellows Richard Samuels (1998) and Narushige Michishita (2006) comment on Japan's increased military assertiveness in an article for the New York Times
April 2nd 2013
Slurp! A Social and Culinary History of Ramen: New book by Abe Fellow Barak Kushner (2007) on Japan's favorite noodle soup as a symbol of its long history with China →
April 1st 2013
California's Dominican University responds to Measure of America's A Portrait of Marin with art project on educational inequality →

March 2013

March 29th 2013
Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, proposes three steps to addressing regional tensions in "North Korea's Earthquake: Just Let the Dust Settle" for the East Asia Foundation's Global Asia
March 28th 2013
100 Years: A new digital archive of the Rockefeller Foundation highlights the SSRC's role as an "operating arm of the foundation world" →
March 27th 2013
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow Sean M. Decatur (1990) has been named the 19th president of Kenyon College →
March 26th 2013
DSD Fellow Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera (2011) talks to Action 4 News in Texas about Mexican drug cartels training women as assassins →
March 22nd 2013
"Am I Poor?": watch Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis on a HuffPost Live panel about defining and measuring poverty →
March 21st 2013
Op-ed by New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Peter Manseau featured in the New York Times: "In Praise of Priestly Marriage" →
March 20th 2013
"Behind the Nuclear Threats: A Q&A on Tensions between North and South Korea": Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, speaks with the Star-Ledger
March 19th 2013
DSD Fellow Annette Idler (2012) contributes an essay on security threats in Venezuela to the cross-institutional Cambridge and Oxford blog Politics in Spires: "Security and the Post-Chávez Bolivarian Project: A Convenient Revolution for Free-Riders?" →
March 18th 2013
DSD Fellow Fernanda Page Poma (2012) has been named one of eight top graduate students at Stony Brook University for 2011–2012 →
March 18th 2013
President Ira Katznelson discusses his book Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time on WNYC radio's Leonard Lopate Show
March 15th 2013
On PBS NewsHour — watch Emily Taguchi's Abe Fellowship for Journalists (2011) project on post-Fukushima recovery in Minamisoma, Japan: "Japanese Town Hit Hard by Natural and Nuclear Disaster Imagines Renewable Future" →
March 14th 2013
Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal discusses the prospects for diplomatic engagement between North Korea, South Korea, and the United States on Wisconsin Public Radio →
March 13th 2013
Abe Fellow Leslie Helm (1998) has published Yokohama Yankee: My Family’s Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan
March 13th 2013
At the Religion Program's new digital forum Reverberations, Steven Barrie-Anthony interviews Tanya Marie Luhrmann about her book, When God Talks Back, and her work on modern evangelicalism →
March 13th 2013
DSD Fellow Federico Pérez (2012) argues for care and caution in the repopulation of urban conflict zones in an article for Open Democracy: "Peopling Space: Contemporary Redevelopment in Bogotá" →
March 11th 2013
In the latest On the Line podcast, Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellow Froylán Enciso (2012) discusses his research on the history of drug dealing in Sinaloa and the rise of narcoculture in Mexico [in Spanish] →
March 11th 2013
Measure of America's One in Seven report expands on previous findings and recommendations for education reform in Arizona, according to a Tucson Sentinel opinion piece →
March 8th 2013
The Religion Program unveils the latest SSRC Forum, Reverberations: New Directions in the Study of Prayer
March 7th 2013
"Where Democracy Meets Fear": president Ira Katznelson describes for the Chronicle of Higher Education how the New Deal sheds light on today's politics →
March 6th 2013
Now open for applications: the 2013 Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop. Deadline: May 1 →
March 6th 2013
CPPF program director Bill O'Neill pens Miami Herald op-ed: "Duvalier Must Face Justice" →
March 5th 2013
The National Bureau of Asian Research conducted an interview with Abe Fellow Mary Alice Haddad (2009) related to her research on "Environmental Politics in Northeast Asia: Lessons Learned for North America." →
March 4th 2013
The Inter-Asia Program is now accepting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research. Deadline: March 29 →
March 1st 2013
Measure of America codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis write op-ed for Stanford Social Innovation Review on "The State of America's Well-being" →

February 2013

February 28th 2013
The latest at Kujenga Amani: "From Ethnic Violence to Seeds of Peace: Pastoralists, Youth, and Intercommunity Peacebuilding in Northwestern Kenya," by Willis Okumu →
February 27th 2013
Read "El Fish and the General," an essay by DSD Fellow Anthony Fontes (2011) about the problem of everyday violence in Guatemala, in the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies
February 27th 2013
The Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project has released the 2012 edition of its annual North Korea Chronology, which tracks events and negotiations surrounding North Korea's nuclear and missile programs →
February 27th 2013
Now accepting applications: the 2013 Korean Studies Workshop for Junior Faculty, providing support for the conceptualization and planning of a dissertation-based scholarly monograph. Deadline: April 30 →
February 25th 2013
Abe Fellow Andrew Oros (2009) was quoted in a New York Times article on what to expect from Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s second term →
February 22nd 2013
CPPF deputy director Tatiana Carayannis gave a talk on "The Dilemmas of Activist-based Research and Research-based Activism" at a February 7 seminar on Conducting Fieldwork in African Conflict Areas and the Question of Proximity, held at Ghent University, Belgium →
February 22nd 2013
DPDF and the University of California Humanities Research Institute are cohosting a conference titled "After Secularization" at UC Irvine, March 1–2 →
February 21st 2013
Eryn Snyder’s photo essay "The Real Bedik," winner of the 2012 Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize, appears in the International Sociological Association's Global Dialogue
February 21st 2013
Introducing the SSRC Eurasia Program Policy Briefs Series, a collection of short papers highlighting the work of current and former Fellows →
February 20th 2013
New from Palgrave Macmillan: Democracy in "Two Mexicos": Political Institutions in Oaxaca and Nuevo León, by DSD Fellow Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera (2011) →
February 14th 2013
The SSRC mourns the passing of our former president Henry ("Hank") W. Riecken, Jr., who championed the social sciences and the Council over a long career of academic and public service →
February 13th 2013
Just released: Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time (Liveright/Norton), by president Ira Katznelson
February 12th 2013
New at African Futures: "Urban Protests and Rural Violence in Africa: A Call for an Integrated Approach," by Zachariah Mampilly →
February 8th 2013
Jennifer Klot, senior advisor of the Gender, Security and HIV/AIDS Program, guest edits a special issue of the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology on sexual violence and HIV transmission →
February 7th 2013
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps will speak on higher education standards for a competitive US economy at the World Affairs 2013 conference in San Francisco on March 7 →
February 5th 2013
Watch a video recording of the Eurasia Program's recent webinar "Collecting and Interpreting Retrospective Survey Data," the latest in the Issues in Quantitative Methods in Eurasian Studies series →
February 4th 2013
The Inter-Asia Program announces inaugural cohort of Transregional Research Postdoctoral Fellows, awarding 19 fellowships for a range of innovative projects on Inter-Asian contexts and connections →
February 1st 2013
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps talks to Roll Call about MOA findings in their new State of the Congress infographic →

January 2013

January 31st 2013
State of the Congress 2013, a new infographic from Measure of America, compares the diversity and well-being of the 113th Congress with the United States as a whole →
January 28th 2013
Graduate students, submit your applications for a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship! The deadline is January 31 →
January 24th 2013
New American Academy of Religion program unit on secularism and secularity, cochaired by program director Jonathan VanAntwerpen, issues Call for Proposals →
January 23rd 2013
The Inter-Asia Program announces an open call for workshop papers for the Inter-Asian Connections IV Conference, to be held in Istanbul in October (Deadline: February 11) →
January 23rd 2013
DSD Fellow Diana Bocarejo (2011) will give a talk titled "Longing for the State: Moral Economy, Legal Subjects and the War on Drugs" at Harvard University on February 5 →
January 18th 2013
At The Immanent Frame, Marcia Pally leads a new exchange on the roots and implications of transformations in the American evangelical community →
January 18th 2013
The Economist honors the life and work of Albert Hirschman, who "was never awarded the Nobel prize in economics he so richly deserved" →
January 17th 2013
Sign up for the second webinar in the Eurasia Program's popular Issues in Quantitative Methods in Eurasian Studies series, “Collecting and Interpreting Retrospective Survey Data,” to be held on January 25 →
January 14th 2013
Morten Bøås writes for Kujenga Amani about the M23 rebel group's recent withdrawal from Goma in "Prospects for Peacebuilding in Eastern Congo?" →
January 14th 2013
Op-ed by DSD Fellow Teo Ballvé (2012) picked up by McClatchy: "Hugo Chavez's Career Deserves Honest Assessment" →
January 11th 2013
Program director Richard Arum named a 2013 RHSU Edu-Scholar, in recognition of his substantial contribution to public debates about education →
January 11th 2013
New at The Immanent Frame: "Traditional, African, Religious, Freedom?" by Rosalind Hackett on the complex landscape of religion in sub-Saharan Africa →
January 10th 2013
Only ten days remain to apply for a Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship, funding policy-relevant research in Latin America and the Caribbean. Deadline: January 20 →
January 7th 2013
DSD Fellow Daniel Esser (2012) discusses his research on community responses to violence in Mexico for NPR's Fronteras video series →
January 4th 2013
Patrick Guyer, chief statistician for Measure of America, coauthors a piece on "Insights from the Historical SERF Index" in the Nordic Journal of Human Rights, based on the research of the Economic and Social Rights Empowerment Initiative, a collaborative project of the SSRC →
January 3rd 2013
Board member William H. Janeway is interviewed by AlterNet about breaking free of neoclassical economic theory and his new book Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy
January 3rd 2013
Abe Fellow Setsuko Kamiya (2009) reports for the Japan Times on new challenges to the practice of double jeopardy in Japan’s courts →
January 2nd 2013
Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, provides political analysis of North Korea's satellite program for the National Interest

December 2012

December 21st 2012
Listen to a new episode of the On the Line podcast, where Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellow Damion Blake (2011) tells about his work with Jamaica's organized-crime dons →
December 20th 2012
DSD Fellow Angelica Duran-Martinez (2011) reviews David Bewley-Taylor's book International Drug Control: Consensus Fractured for Rutgers University's Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books
December 20th 2012
DSD Fellow Graham Denyer Willis (2011) discusses the resurgence of violence in São Paulo on an episode of Al Jazeera's The Stream
December 17th 2012
At African Futures: "A History of Resistance in the Congo," by Herbert Weiss, contextualizes the current political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo →
December 17th 2012
Board member William H. Janeway's Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation and the State (Cambridge University Press) named one of the best economics books of 2012 by the Financial Times
December 14th 2012
The African Peacebuilding Network announces the award of research grants to 23 African scholars and practitioners to support 11 individual and 6 team projects on peacebuilding and statebuilding in Africa →
December 13th 2012
CPPF program director William O'Neill comments on US violations of international law at Guantánamo Bay prison for Al Jazeera →
December 12th 2012
Program director Richard Arum quoted in a New York Times article on the value of higher education →
December 11th 2012
New at Kujenga Amani: anthropologist Daniel Hoffman reviews Catherine Bolten’s ethnography, I Did It to Save My Life, which explores personal accounts of the civil war in Sierra Leone →
December 11th 2012
DSD Fellow Ellen Sharp (2012) writes about vigilante organizations and the high incidence of lynching in rural Guatemala for the Inter-American Foundation →
December 7th 2012
At The Immanent Frame: scholars reflect on Daniel Philpott's recent book Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation
December 7th 2012
Jennifer Klot, senior advisor of the Gender, Security and HIV/AIDS Program, is lead author of a white paper on sexual violence and HIV appearing in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, the product of a scientific research planning meeting convened by the SSRC in March 2012 →
December 7th 2012
CPPF program associate Sabrina Stein contributed a chapter titled “The UN and Genocide: A Comparative Analysis of Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia” to the recent book The Politics and Policies of Relief, Aid and Reconstruction (Palgrave, 2012) →
December 6th 2012
The 2013 DPDF Student Fellowship Competition is now open. Apply online (deadline: January 31) →
December 6th 2012
DSD Fellow Graham Denyer Willis (2011) has written an op-ed for the New York Times about ongoing violence between police and organized crime groups in São Paulo, Brazil →
December 4th 2012
DPDF announces results of the Faculty Field Competition for 2013, introducing five new Research Fields and field director teams →
December 3rd 2012
Read Religion, Development, and the United Nations, an SSRC report detailing the findings of a series of consultations between the SSRC Religion Program, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Interfaith Center of New York →

November 2012

November 30th 2012
Sign up for the first webinar in the Eurasia Program's new series, Issues in Quantitative Methods in Eurasian Studies, to be held on December 10 →
November 30th 2012
Watch a video of an informational webinar on developing a DSD application [in Spanish] →
November 28th 2012
Announcing the newest SSRC Forum, Kujenga Amani, an online platform for the exchange of ideas and information on peacebuilding in Africa, from the African Peacebuilding Network, now featuring a three-essay series on "AU-UN Cooperation" →
November 27th 2012
Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps outline the long-term economic savings that would result from investment in public infrastructure like prisoner education and emergency response systems in a commentary for Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
November 20th 2012
The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship competition closes in just a few weeks. Deadline: December 8 →
November 20th 2012
From The Immanent Frame:
Yvonne Sherwood, "On the Freedom of the Concepts of Religion and Belief" →
November 20th 2012
Politics and Partnerships (University of Chicago Press, 2011), a capstone of the now concluded Program on Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector, was awarded the 2012 Virginia Hodgkinson Research Prize for best book on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector that informs policy and practice →
November 19th 2012
In an op-ed for the Progressive, DSD Fellow Teo Ballvé (2012) writes on the lack of engagement with Latin America in the US presidential race →
November 19th 2012
DSD Fellow Federico Pérez (2012) reports for the Caravan on how Bogotá’s urban renewal projects are displacing longtime residents →
November 19th 2012
Interested in a Eurasia Program Fellowship? Watch video of a webinar with program coordinator Denise Mishiwiec for application information and tips. Applications are due December 8 →
November 16th 2012
The National Review highlights how the Media Piracy in Emerging Economies report and former program director Joe Karaganis continue to drive a research-based conversation on US intellectual property policy →
November 14th 2012
Abe Fellow Anthony P. D'Costa (2003) is coeditor of the edited volume Transformation and Development: The Political Economy of Transition in India and China, forthcoming from Oxford University Press →
November 14th 2012
DSD Fellows Angelica Duran-Martinez, Yanilda Gonzalez, and Eduardo Moncada will present on the panel "Politics, Violence and Democracy in the Americas" at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Northeastern Political Science Association tomorrow, November 15, in Boston →
November 13th 2012
Read an excerpt from Birgit Meyer's chapter in What Matters? Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age
November 9th 2012
Listen to an On the Line podcast, featuring a discussion with Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellow Yanilda Gonzalez (2011) about her work on participatory security in Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia →
November 8th 2012
New from the University of Texas Press: Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora, coedited by Lori Peek, associate chair of the SSRC Task Force on Katrina and Rebuilding the Gulf Coast
November 8th 2012
Read about IDRF Fellow Ginger Nolan's (2011) research on the historical construction of "media arts" in the latest SSRC Research Snapshot, "A Field for the Savage Mind" →
November 7th 2012
Watch DSD Fellow Reynaldo Rojo Mendoza (2012) discuss the stigmatization of kidnapping victims in Tijuana, Mexico, in a Telemundo report [in Spanish] →
November 6th 2012
Read the post-storm reflections of scholars from a range of disciplines in "After Sandy: Presidential Rhetoric and Visions of Solidarity," the latest installment of The Immanent Frame's off the cuff series →
November 5th 2012
The IDRF application portal is available once again following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The application deadline has been extended to Saturday, November 10, at 9 p.m. The deadline for reference letters has been extended to Tuesday, November 20 →
November 5th 2012
DSD Fellow Annette Idler (2012) discusses the way violent non-state actors interact in border conflict zones for Perspectives on Terrorism
November 2nd 2012
Register now for a November 8 informational webinar on the 2013 Eurasia Program fellowship application process with program coordinator Denise Mishiwiec
November 2nd 2012
Measure of America has updated One in Seven: Ranking Youth Disconnection in the 25 Largest Metro Areas, with a closer look at the fifty-five Census-defined neighborhoods of NYC →
November 1st 2012
CPPF program associate Sabrina Stein examines Uruguay's decriminalization of abortion for the International Peace Institute's Global Observatory

October 2012

October 30th 2012
Watch DSD Fellow Lilian Bobea (2012) speak on "Violence and Democratic Security in the Dominican Republic" as part of the Caribbean Lectures series at the University of Puerto Rico's Institute of Caribbean Studies [video in Spanish] →
October 26th 2012
Documentary video and photos by Abe Journalist Fellow Sonia Narang (2010) featured on Public Radio International's The World as context for current protests surrounding the US military presence in Okinawa →
October 25th 2012
Sarah Doty, director of the Cuba Program, writes about Cuba's more open 2013 emigration policy in an article for the International Peace Institute's Global Observatory
October 24th 2012
Measure of America research featured in "Health Happens Here," an innovative multimedia exhibit at the California Museum in Sacramento, developed in partnership with the California Endowment →
October 24th 2012
DSD Fellow Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera (2011) named chair of the Government Department at the University of Texas at Brownsville →
October 24th 2012
Watch a video recording of the informational webinar on the 2013 International Dissertation Research Fellowship with program director Daniella Sarnoff
October 23rd 2012
Only two weeks remain to apply for the International Dissertation Research Fellowship. Deadline: November 7 →
October 23rd 2012
Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis describes the diminished economic security of middle-class American families for U.S. News and World Report
October 22nd 2012
The Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) fellowship program is now accepting applications. Deadline: January 20, 2013 →
October 22nd 2012
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps talks with WNYC public radio about the extreme highs and lows of youth disconnection in New York City →
October 18th 2012
Read an interview with Abe Fellow Jacques Hymans (2007) about his new book, Achieving Nuclear Ambitions, and why the proliferation of nuclear weapons has slowed down in recent decades →
October 17th 2012
Renata Segura, associate director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, explains what key issues will determine the outcome of FARC-Colombia negotiations in an article for the International Peace Institute's Global Observatory
October 17th 2012
DSD and IDRF Fellow Teo Ballvé (2012) discusses how Colombian paramilitaries use grassroots development efforts to hide, or “launder,” stolen farmland in Future Agricultures
October 15th 2012
Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, writes for the National Interest about North Korea's nuclear testing restraint and whether this signals a change in foreign policy →
October 12th 2012
DSD Fellow Robert Samet (2011) will be speaking at Harvard on October 16 on “Victimhood and the Politics of Split Vision in Venezuela” →
October 12th 2012
IDRF Fellow Charles Keith (2005) authors new book, Catholic Vietnam: A Church from Empire to Nation (University of California Press), exploring the complex position of the Catholic Church in modern Vietnamese history →
October 11th 2012
The Religion Program releases new working paper, "Mapping a Field: Why and How to Study Spirituality," by working group co-chairs Courtney Bender and Omar McRoberts →
October 10th 2012
Former program assistant Amini Kajunju (Africa Program 1998–2000) named president and CEO of the Africa-America Institute (AAI) →
October 10th 2012
The Inter-Asia Program's Conference on Inter-Asian Connections III: Hong Kong, held in June 2012, is featured in the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences summer newsletter [PDF] →
October 10th 2012
New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Elizabeth Drescher responds to new Pew Research Center report on rising number of religious "nones" →
October 10th 2012
Jennifer Klot will present her work on HIV/AIDS and post-conflict societies in Africa at a policy and research seminar at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town, South Africa →
October 9th 2012
IDRF Fellow Cheris Chan (2001) discusses Marketing Death, her recent book on the emergence of a life-insurance market in China, with the University of Melbourne's Up Close
October 5th 2012
DSD Fellow Alex Fattal (2012) has contributed articles on digital militancy and on the geopolitics of Facebook to Anthropological Quarterly
October 4th 2012
In a New York Times interview, novelist Jeffrey Eugenides says the next book he'll read is When God Talks Back, by NDSP grantee Tanya Luhrmann
October 3rd 2012
New Directions in the Study of Prayer grantee Thomas J. Csordas will give a keynote address at a conference on religion at Northwestern University →
October 3rd 2012
In a new essay for The Immanent Frame, Michael Warner discusses John Lardas Modern's Secularism in Antebellum America
October 2nd 2012
Watch 2007 DPDF Fellow Ramzi Fawaz explain his interest in the relation of radical politics to fantasy in the program’s second Fellow Spotlight video →
October 1st 2012
Watch a webcast of the conference Labor Migration in Eurasia: Links to Global Migration and Human Security Trends, cohosted by the Eurasia Program at the Kennan Institute in Washington, DC →

September 2012

September 28th 2012
Register now for an October 10 informational webinar on the 2013 International Dissertation Research Fellowship with program director Daniella Sarnoff
September 28th 2012
New Directions in the Study of Prayer has selected twenty-eight grantees to pursue innovative research on practices of prayer →
September 25th 2012
CPPF deputy director Tatiana Carayannis spoke on "New Directions in China-Africa Knowledge Production and Networks" at a seminar on The Future of China in Africa at the Danish Institute for International Studies →
September 25th 2012
Suhrkamp has just published Religion und Öffentlichkeit, a German translation of The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere
September 21st 2012
Less than two weeks remain to submit workshop proposals for the international Conference on Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul. Deadline: October 2 →
September 20th 2012
Measure of America releases the 2012 Opportunity Index, an annual snapshot of community opportunity and progress →
September 18th 2012
Watch the first Fellow Spotlight in a new video series from the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship: 2007 Fellow Rachel Meltzer talks about her work on the role of the private sector in community development →
September 18th 2012
Richard Florida cites Measure of America findings in a story for the Atlantic on "The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth" →
September 17th 2012
Only two weeks remain in the DPDF Faculty Field Competition: deadline October 3 →
September 14th 2012
Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps comments for the Washington Post on new census statistics and the disconnect between economic-recovery data and individual experience →
September 13th 2012
Download One in Seven: Ranking Youth Disconnection in the 25 Largest Metro Areas, the latest report from Measure of America
September 12th 2012
Register now for a September 19 informational webinar on the 2013 International Dissertation Research Fellowship, with program director Daniella Sarnoff
September 11th 2012
A 2011 SSRC forum reflects on 9/11 Ten Years After, with essays from leading social scientists, including Olivier Roy, Bruce Cumings, Mary Kaldor, Saskia Sassen, Veena Das, and Richard Falk →
September 6th 2012
The Revealer reviews two new SSRC books on secularism and religion →
September 4th 2012
The Eurasia Program is now accepting applications for Crossing Boundaries, a field development workshop for junior scholars exploring the linkages between Eurasia and Afghanistan, to be held November 1-4 at George Washington University →

August 2012

August 30th 2012
Read an excerpt from Michele Dillon's chapter in the recent NYU Press/SSRC book The Post-Secular in Question
August 27th 2012
2011 Abe Journalist Fellow Emily Taguchi reports on changes in the Japanese energy industry for Public Radio International's The World
August 27th 2012
2010 SSRC grantee Shiva Balaghi interviewed by McClatchy about US sanctions against Iran →
August 23rd 2012
2011 DSD Fellow Robert Samet writes about assessing the homicide rate in Caracas for the Christian Science Monitor
August 20th 2012
The Inter-Asia Program is now accepting workshop director proposals for the fourth Conference on Inter-Asian Connections, to be held in Istanbul in October 2013 →
August 14th 2012
Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, examines recent US policy on North Korea in a new book review for the US-Korea Institute at SAIS →
August 8th 2012
Measure Of America life expectancy data featured in billboard campaign for California advocacy program Health Happens Here
August 8th 2012
Canada's Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) has published two papers by 2010 Abe Fellow Paul Blustein on the challenges of global financial oversight →
August 6th 2012
The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) facilitated a security-handover workshop for the UN and the government of Liberia, August 1–3, in Monrovia →

July 2012

July 30th 2012
Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa announces call for proposals for 2012 Dissertation Fellowships
July 30th 2012
Eurasia Program alumni Eric McGlinchey and Scott Radnitz nominated for the Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Award →
July 25th 2012
Richard Lachmann recommends initial three volumes in the Possible Futures series (NYU Press/SSRC), edited by president Craig Calhoun, as "Smart Books about Stupid (and Greedy) People" →
July 24th 2012
The Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology announces 2012 competition winners →
July 19th 2012
The Immanent Frame introduces a new series on sexual abuse and the Catholic Church with an essay by editor-at-large Kathryn Lofton
July 18th 2012
Paul Froese recognized by Daniel Chirot as an influential New Voice in the sociology of religion →
July 17th 2012
Contemporary Sociology recommends The Risks of Prescription Drugs (SSRC/Columbia University Press) as a "shattering, fact-filled feuilleton" →
July 16th 2012
Measure of America reports on the widespread local impact of A Portrait of Marin
July 12th 2012
Watch a series of IDRF workshop videos on academic publishing, featuring IDRF Book Fellows in conversation with NYU Press, editors, and published scholars →
July 10th 2012
Ronit Ricci (IDRF 2002) wins American Academy of Religion's Best First Book in the History of Religions Award for Islam Translated, the product of her 2009 IDRF Book Fellowship →
July 5th 2012
Read a Possible Futures interview with Roberto Unger on "Beyond Obama" and "The Remaking of the Democratic Party" →
July 5th 2012
CPPF associate director Renata Segura examines failed reform in the Colombian justice system for IPI’s Global Observatory
July 2nd 2012
Read "How Egypt's Army Won," an op-ed for The New York Times by SSRC grantee Joshua Stacher

June 2012

June 27th 2012
Listen to program director Josh DeWind discussing US-China immigration policy on China Radio International's weekly news magazine Today [mp3] →
June 25th 2012
Download Arab Uprisings: New Opportunities for Political Science, a collection of essays from SSRC-funded Project on Middle East Political Science, led by Marc Lynch
June 20th 2012
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program is pleased to announce its 2012 cohort; 77 Fellows were selected across 13 disciplines →
June 18th 2012
2011 DSD Fellow Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera featured on KRGV in Rio Grande, Texas: "Recent Indictments Won't Have Big Impact on Zetas" →
June 18th 2012
Jennifer Klot has been appointed to serve on a scientific committee of France’s National Agency for AIDS and Hepatitis Research (ANRS) →
June 14th 2012
2010 Abe Fellow Jennifer Robertson authors "From Uniqlo to NGOs: The Problematic ‘Culture of Giving’ in Inter-Disaster Japan" for The Asia Pacific Journal
June 11th 2012
Ira Katznelson named next SSRC president, to assume post September 1, 2012 →
June 8th 2012
The Nation draws on Measure of America findings for a story on the Paycheck Fairness Act →
June 6th 2012
2011 DSD Fellow Adam Baird writes on gangs and violence in Medellín for the Journal of Conflictology (PDF) →

May 2012

May 31st 2012
2006 Abe Fellow Daniel P. Aldrich writes OpEd for CNN on "Hard Lessons for U.S. Nuclear Safety from Fukushima Meltdown" →
May 30th 2012
Program director Tom Asher will be on a book panel discussing Foundations of the American Century with author Inderjeet Parmar, to be hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC, on May 31 →
May 30th 2012
As part of a partnership between UIUC and the International Herald Tribune, funded by the Academia in the Public Sphere Grants Program, nine journalism students are currently reporting from Turkey →
May 24th 2012
2011 DSD Fellow Anthony Fontes quoted in "Caging in Central America" for GlobalPost
May 24th 2012
Explore Moya America, a look at the Soviet diaspora in New York City, presented by the Artpologist Collective and 2009 Eurasia Program fellow Zhanara Nauruzbayeva
May 24th 2012
New from Columbia University Press/SSRC: Picturing Algeria, by Pierre Bourdieu, with a foreword by Craig Calhoun
May 21st 2012
Todd Gitlin, author of Occupy Nation, writes "Occupy’s Expressive Impulse" for Possible Futures
May 17th 2012
Adrienne LeBas recognized by Edmond J. Keller as a New Voice focusing on opposition parties in Africa →
May 17th 2012
Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera (DSD 2011) to deliver keynote address at 2012 Public Administration Theory Network Conference [PDF] →
May 16th 2012
On NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams cites findings on women's well-being by SSRC's Measure of America
May 15th 2012
2011 DSD Fellow Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera quoted in "Mexican Drug War Yields a Grisly Toll" for The Wall Street Journal
May 14th 2012
2011 DSD Fellow José Miguel Cruz publishes "Recasting the Security Policy in Central America" for Americas Quarterly
May 11th 2012
President Craig Calhoun has been elected a member of the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States →
May 10th 2012
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship selects 2012 Fellows: sixty students in five emerging research fields →
May 8th 2012
In the latest SSRC Book Exchange, IDRF Book Fellow Ronit Ricci responds to questions from other IDRF Fellows about her book Islam Translated
May 4th 2012
The Bay Citizen spotlights Measure of America analysis on Women's Well-being in San Francisco →
May 4th 2012
At The Immanent Frame, Nadia Marzouki writes about Nahda and religious freedom in the new Tunisia. →
May 4th 2012
CUP releases What Matters?, the product of a series of SSRC workshops. →
May 4th 2012
Haiyan Lee recognized by Prasenjit Duara as a unique New Voice in Chinese studies →
May 1st 2012
Read program director Tom Asher's talk "Comparative Perspectives on Crises in Higher Education in Africa and the United States," part of the Global Studies Distinguished Speaker Series at the University of Wisconsin-Madison →
May 1st 2012
New from Measure of America: Women’s Well-Being, a brief that ranks US cities on how women are doing in terms of income, life expectancy, and educational attainment

April 2012

April 24th 2012
Measure of America takes public radio's Marketplace on a tour of America's two richest and poorest congressional districts, just five stops apart along a NYC subway line →
April 23rd 2012
Program director Leon Sigal examines "North Korea's Treacherous New Course" for The National Interest
April 19th 2012
Emilie Hafner-Burton recognized by Jonathan Aronson as a leading New Voice bringing attention to international human rights issues →
April 18th 2012
2001 IDRF Fellow Justin McDaniel awarded Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on ghosts and manuscripts in Asia →
April 17th 2012
David Kyuman Kim interviews Robert W. Hefner, scholar of Islam, for The Immanent Frame →
April 17th 2012
Religion Program's Frequencies experiment selected as an Official Honoree of the Webby Awards →
April 17th 2012
2003 Abe Fellow Bruce Cumings discusses the failed North Korean satellite launch on WBEZ public radio in Chicago →
April 16th 2012
April 25 at the SSRC: RSVP to attend the Institute for Economics and Peace launch of the 2012 US Peace Index, featuring a discussion hosted by Measure of America co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis
April 13th 2012
Measure of America analysis central to Washington Post look at "Why Women Weather Recessions Better than Men" →
April 13th 2012
Undergraduate and graduate students have one more week to apply for the Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology: competition closes April 20 →
April 12th 2012
Several DSD Fellows are panelists at the Watson Institute's Drug Wars in the Americas conference at Brown University, April 12 and 13 →
April 10th 2012
New from NYU Press and the SSRC: The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society, co-edited by program director Jonathan VanAntwerpen, with an essay by president Craig Calhoun
April 9th 2012
SSRC Program Director Jonathan VanAntwerpen will deliver a keynote lecture at an international conference on theories of secularization →
April 4th 2012
DSD Fellow Eduardo Moncada’s research on clientelism, business associations, and criminal violence in Latin America highlighted in El Universal
April 4th 2012
Watch president Craig Calhoun's lecture on "Human Suffering and Humanitarian Response," given at Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) [video] →
April 3rd 2012
Benedict Anderson awarded 2011 Albert O. Hirschman Prize →
April 3rd 2012
April 16 in NYC: Join Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis as she discusses the Tot's Index at the book launch for Global Child Poverty and Well-being

March 2012

March 29th 2012
Results of Academically Adrift and follow-up reports by Richard Arum and the Education Research Program highlighted in the Chicago Tribune
March 23rd 2012
Measure of America staff contribute a chapter on child well-being in the US to a new book from Policy Press →
March 20th 2012
Daniel H. Nexon recognized by Jack Donnelly as an exciting and creative New Voice in international relations →
March 20th 2012
Apply now for the Eurasia Program’s Summer Workshops in Quantitative Methods
March 15th 2012
CEHI now accepting applications for Grants for Collaborative Research on Environment and Health in China. Deadline: August 28, 2012 →
March 15th 2012
China Environment and Health Initiative now accepting Summer Institute applications. Deadline: May 15, 2012 →
March 13th 2012
2006 Abe Fellow Daniel P. Aldrich writes for Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on the transformation of Japanese civil society in the wake of the Fukushima disaster →
March 12th 2012
At The Huffington Post, Mark Juergensmeyer summarizes The Immanent Frame's discussion of Robert Bellah’s Religion In Human Evolution
March 8th 2012
2011 DSD Fellow José Miguel Cruz writes "The Transformation of Street Gangs in Central America" for ReVista
March 8th 2012
SSRC publication The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere reviewed at The Huffington Post
March 6th 2012
Leading scholars from diverse disciplines comment on Rick Santorum's recent remarks on religion and politics for The Immanent Frame
March 5th 2012
CPPF program director Bill O'Neill interviewed by Radio France International on the Duvalier case and other developments in Haiti (in French) →

February 2012

February 29th 2012
2011 DSD Fellow Damion Blake writes "Garrisons: Empires of the Dons" for the Jamaica Gleaner
February 28th 2012
SSRC study cited by CNN's Soledad O'Brien in fact-checking a Rick Santorum statement about college and religious faith →
February 28th 2012
AHDP co-directors write "10 Things Presidential Candidates Should Know About Inequality" for The Huffington Post
February 28th 2012
Podcast: Jonathan VanAntwerpen and UNFPA's Azza Karam discuss secularism, religion, and human rights with Stephen Hopgood of SOAS →
February 24th 2012
CPPF releases A Preliminary Mapping of China-Africa Knowledge Networks, a report by Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis and Program Assistant Nathaniel Olin →
February 21st 2012
Oxford University Press releases Rethinking Religion and World Affairs, produced by the SSRC's Religion and International Affairs project →
February 17th 2012
SSRC Program Director Jonathan VanAntwerpen spoke at Wofford College on "religion, reconciliation, and the politics of secularism" →
February 16th 2012
American Human Development Project report stimulating public debate on economic and social disparity in Marin County, California →
February 10th 2012
David Kyuman Kim interviews human rights advocate Sidney Jones of the International Crisis Group for The Immanent Frame
February 8th 2012
The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology is now open for applications. First prize is $2,500 →
February 7th 2012
Introducing New Voices, an SSRC feature highlighting innovators in social science, launching with profiles on Francis Cody and Sean Farhang
February 2nd 2012
Historian Peter Gordon reviews The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere for The New Republic
February 2nd 2012
Media Piracy project recommends the Washington Declaration on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest as post-SOPA/PIPA framework →
February 1st 2012
CBS News has "really bad news for college slackers" in a story highlighting new study by Education Research Program

January 2012

January 31st 2012
CPPF Director William O’Neill quoted by the Associated Press on the decision not to try Jean-Claude Duvalier on human rights abuses in Haiti
January 30th 2012
AHDP co-director Kristen Lewis interviewed on KQED Public Radio about A Portrait of Marin
January 27th 2012
The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program announces inaugural cohort of Fellows
January 26th 2012
Religion Program's Frequencies experiment reaches 100th entry →
January 26th 2012
Register now for February 10 Eurasia Program webinar: “By the Numbers: Quantitative Data Sources in Eurasian Studies” →
January 25th 2012
Scholars of law and religion respond to Supreme Court decision in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC
January 25th 2012
Education Research Program releases a follow-up report to the highly discussed book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses
January 20th 2012
Program Director William O’Neill quoted in the New York Times on the historic sentencing of police officers involved in the 2010 Les Cayes prison massacre in Haiti →
January 20th 2012
2006 Abe Fellow Daniel P. Aldrich continues his analysis of post-crisis Japanese nuclear policy →
January 18th 2012
Download A Portrait of Marin, the first county-level report from the American Human Development Project
January 11th 2012
Channel 7 News in Belize covers Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellow Adam Baird's "Southside Youth Success" project →
January 11th 2012
SSRC and Rockefeller Foundation release meeting report of the August 2011 Roundtable Discussion on Women, Peace and Security
January 9th 2012
AHDP staff propose a model for assessing the impacts of community lending in "Metrics Matter" for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Community Development Investment Review
January 6th 2012
Program Director Richard Arum fifth-most influential education scholar nationwide, according to Education Week
January 6th 2012
Religion Program seeks Spring 2012 intern →
January 6th 2012
IC-GPS held its inaugural trustee meeting →
January 5th 2012
SSRC President Craig Calhoun chosen as new director of London School of Economics →
January 5th 2012
2005 Abe Fellow Joshua Muldavin writes op-ed for the New York Times on the roots of social unrest in China →

December 2011

December 21st 2011
Program Director Leon V. Sigal writes "1994 Redux: The rebirth of North Korean leadership" for Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
December 14th 2011
Eurasia Program Fellowship alumni Michelle Lamarche Marrese and Sarah D. Phillips receive awards from the Association of Women in Slavic Studies →
December 13th 2011
Former Eurasia Fellow Eleonory Gilburd wins ASEEES - Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize →
December 9th 2011
Eurasia Program Coordinator Denise Mishiwiec attends the launch of Hilary Clinton’s Women in Public Service Project →
December 8th 2011
2007 Abe Fellow Jacques E.C. Hymans examines nuclear policy in Japan for the Belfer Center →
December 6th 2011
Program Director Leon V. Sigal on "Stopping a Nuclear North Korea" for The National Interest
December 6th 2011
Board Member Michael D. Kennedy writes about "Global Solidarity and the Occupy Movement" for Possible Futures
December 6th 2011
Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis was quoted in the Financial Times on the recent elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo →
December 2nd 2011
2010 IDRF Fellow Yasmin Moll examines public sentiment in Egypt for Cairo Review
December 2nd 2011
NSF releases findings on federally-funded social science research for the near future and beyond →

November 2011

November 29th 2011
1997 IDRF and 1998/99 Eurasia Program Title VIII Fellow Anna Krylova wins 2011 AHA Adams Book Prize for Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front
November 28th 2011
The DPDF Research Fields and Faculty Research Directors for the 2012 fellowship cycle have been announced →
November 28th 2011
On November 21, 2011, Tatiana Carayannis spoke at a seminar at Columbia University on the 2011 DRC elections →
November 24th 2011
Tatiana Carayannis chaired a roundtable discussion on November 19 at the annual African Studies Association conference on “Fifty Years of Political Mobilization in the Congo” →
November 22nd 2011
The China Environment and Health Initiative announces the recipients of their 2011 Collaborative Grants →
November 22nd 2011
Third Annual Conference, Forum on Health, Environment and Development (FORHEAD)
November 21st 2011
Tatiana Carayannis participated in a two-day seminar on “How Mass Atrocities End” held at the Fletcher School of Tufts University, 17-18 November →
November 18th 2011
Zuccotti Park directly analogous to Tiananmen Square? Craig Calhoun asks why occupying public spaces has brought such heavy-handed repression →
November 17th 2011
Craig Calhoun discusses the recent forcible eviction of Zuccotti Park and its implications for the public sphere in Societas
November 17th 2011
IDRF Fellow Jatin Dua contributes a Research Snapshot: Piracy and the Narrative of Recognition: The View from Somaliland
November 17th 2011
Copy Culture: Infringement and Enforcement in the U.S. [PDF] is now available for download from the American Assembly/SSRC Media Piracy Program
November 16th 2011
2009 IDRF Fellow Kevan Harris will appear on a panel Nov. 22 at the Brookings Institution discussing Iran's nuclear program
November 14th 2011
DSD Fellow Michael Jerome Wolff blogs about life in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro →
November 10th 2011
American Research Institute of the South Caucasus announces graduate fellowships for field research →
November 10th 2011
Watch an excerpt from the latest Societas interview with Craig Calhoun: Populism, Tea Parties and Occupations
November 9th 2011
On Thursday, November 10, the SSRC will co-present "Paradigms for Peacebuilding: The Need for New Thinking,” in New York City →
November 4th 2011
Craig Calhoun comments on budget cuts used to pursue policy agendas in "Who Needs Knowledge?"
November 4th 2011
Applying for an SSRC Eurasia Fellowship? Watch the application webinar
November 4th 2011
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) launches new Facebook and Twitter pages. Follow for program announcements and news from past research directors and fellows →
November 2nd 2011
Sarah Burd-Sharps, co-director of the American Human Development Project, to speak at the Opportunity Nation Summit Nov. 3 and 4 →
November 1st 2011
2010 IDRF Fellow Aaron Jakes writes "Two Hands Clapping: the Double Logic of Counter-Revolution" for Jadaliyya
November 1st 2011
Program Director Leon V. Sigal writes "Managing an Unmanageable North Korea" for The Huffington Post
November 1st 2011
DSD Fellow Damion Blake writes "Democracy and the Emperor's New Clothes" for the Jamaica Gleaner
November 1st 2011
The International Centre on Gender, Peace and Security now established as an NGO in Kenya →

October 2011

October 28th 2011
Listen to the latest edition of Societas, featuring Craig Calhoun: Populism, Tea Parties and Occupations
October 27th 2011
Measure of America series wins International Institute of Information Design Award 2011
October 27th 2011
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship announces the winners of the 2012 SSRC-IDRF Book Fellowship
October 27th 2011
SSRC issues Press Release detailing new grants program on the study of prayer →
October 19th 2011
IDRF fellow Noelle Brigden contributes "Brothers in the Road: Migration and the Globalization of Love" to the Research Snapshots series. →
October 19th 2011
Former Eurasia Program teaching fellow Jane Burbank receives 2011 World History Association Book Prize for Empires in World History
October 17th 2011
2009 IDRF Fellow Omar Cheta will speak at the WNYC event "The Global Salon: Cities in Egypt" October 27 →
October 17th 2011
Staff of the American Human Development Project will present their work at several upcoming California events →
October 12th 2011
2007 Abe Fellow Jacques E.C. Hymans writes "Veto Players, Nuclear Energy, and Nonproliferation" for International Security [PDF] →
October 7th 2011
John Lardas Modern, co-curator of Frequencies, muses on spirituality, sedentary inwardness, and the amazing machines of Steve Jobs →
October 6th 2011
"Focus on the funk: an interview with Cornel West" at The Immanent Frame →
October 6th 2011
CPPF presents a paper on the role of youth in the Tunisian transition, by Alcinda Honwana [PDF] →
October 3rd 2011
Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis delivered a keynote address at Clark University’s Informed Activism conference →
October 3rd 2011
NYTimes reports on SSRC-AHDP analysis of earnings changes during the recession and what they mean for women's equality →
October 3rd 2011
Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis (co-directors of AHDP) ask "Could London-style Riots Happen in New York City?" for The Nation

September 2011

September 29th 2011
The Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship application is now available. Deadline: January 20, 2012 →
September 29th 2011
Announcing the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology, a biannual grant recognizing students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis into their work →
September 29th 2011
The Initiative on Academia & the Public Sphere recently hosted a conference in Berlin, titled The Public Mission of the Social Sciences and Humanities: Transformation and Renewal
September 26th 2011
Law and Social Inquiry features “Resolving Problems among Neighbors in Post-Soviet Russia: Uncovering the Norms of the Pod'ezd" by former Eurasia fellow Kathryn Hendley
September 26th 2011
Read articles by SSRC Eurasia Program alumni Stephen Wegren and Juliet Johnson in the latest issue of Post Soviet Affairs (subscription required) →
September 26th 2011
Read "Rubble, Radiation and Robots" by 2010 Abe Fellow Jennifer Robertson for The American Interest (subscription required) →
September 20th 2011
Attend the NYC screening of a short film about one of the last remaining singers of the Tibetan epic poem, "Gesar of Ling," by 2009 Abe Journalist Fellow Rob Schmitz
September 20th 2011
SSRC launches major new grants program on “New Directions in the Study of Prayer”
September 19th 2011
SSRC announces Research Themes for New Directions in the Study of Prayer →
September 16th 2011
Duke Islamic Studies Center (SSRC grantee) recently hosted a program for news reporters on "Muslims in America: The Next Ten Years"
September 15th 2011
Explore Frequencies, co-sponsored by SSRC's Immanent Frame: 100 posts in 100 days →
September 15th 2011
Academically Adrift, co-authored by Program Director Richard Arum, reviewed in AAUP's Academe
September 15th 2011
"Nothing is ever lost" - Nathan Schneider interviews Robert Bellah for The Immanent Frame →
September 14th 2011
Ahlul Bayt, Iranian news agency, spotlights online course by SSRC grantee on "Covering Islam in America"
September 13th 2011
CPPF Associate Director Renata Segura contributed a piece on the recent elections in Perú to the International Peace Institute’s Global Observatory
September 12th 2011
Charles Taylor on "Western Secularity" from the recently published Rethinking Secularism, Oxford University Press/SSRC →
September 9th 2011
Explore 10 Years after September 11, an SSRC essay forum, with contributions from Rajeev Bhargava, Olivier Roy, Saskia Sassen, Veena Das, Bruce Cumings, Richard Falk, and many more →
September 2nd 2011
Medical sociologist Donald Light, editor of SSRC/Columbia U book The Risks of Prescription Drugs, quoted in AARP Bulletin →
September 1st 2011
2008 Abe Fellow Mika Shimizu stresses resilience-based policies and approaches to disaster management planning for Nikkei Weekly, with Allen Clark →

August 2011

August 31st 2011
Listen to Lawrence Pintak, dean of SSRC grantee Washington State U. College of Communication, discuss the role of Qatar in Libya and the Arab world
August 25th 2011
Listen to 2006 Abe Fellow Daniel P. Aldrich discuss disaster preparedness, recovery and social capital on Southern California Public Radio →
August 25th 2011
Program Director Leon V. Sigal presents a balanced and detailed timeline of recent conflict between North and South Korea, offering policy recommendations →
August 23rd 2011
2010 Abe Journalist Fellow Mark Pendergrast examines the potential of renewable energy in Japan for the Japan Times
August 19th 2011
Craig Calhoun on "One of Fernando Coronil's Last Wonderful Essays" →
August 18th 2011
Executive Director Mary McDonnell co-authors “Cambios sociales en la Renovación: una visión desde la juventud" for Temas [PDF] →
August 18th 2011
CPPF presents a paper on the challenges of democratic governance in Perú, by Aldo Panfichi and Mariana Alvarado
August 16th 2011
Professor Charles King (SSRC Eurasia Program Resource Faculty) and colleague Daniel L. Byman examine Russian-Georgian relations and the specter of phantom states in an August 16th, 2011 op-ed →
August 15th 2011
Now accepting applications for the 2011 Eurasia Program Fellowship. Deadline: November 15th
August 11th 2011
Abe Fellows Daniel P. Aldrich (2006) and Mika Shimizu (2008) compare public and private recovery efforts in Japan after the Tohoku disaster →
August 9th 2011
2001 Abe Fellow Etel Solingen elected to serve as president of International Studies Association →
August 5th 2011
Listen to Pete W. Moore of Case Western Reserve University (SSRC Grantee) in "New Perspectives on the Middle East" for Northeast Ohio Public Radio →
August 5th 2011
"The suspicious revolution: an interview with Talal Asad" at The Immanent Frame →
August 5th 2011
2006 Abe fellow Sheila A. Smith examines "Japan's Nuclear Quandary (continued)" for the Council on Foreign Relations blog →

July 2011

July 22nd 2011
Dena Plemmons and Robert Albro on ethics, anthropology, science, and the social in Items & Issues
July 22nd 2011
Seteney Shami and Holly Danzeisen share faculty reactions to international education budget cuts in Items & Issues
July 8th 2011
America gets measured and the results aren't pretty: interview with SSRC's Sarah Burd-Sharps
July 6th 2011
Muslims in Michigan series, funded by SSRC, receives both National Gabriel Award and Detroit Society of Professional Journalists, 1st Place →
July 5th 2011
Program Director Leon V. Sigal writes on "Preventing a Nuclear North Korea" at The National Interest

June 2011

June 30th 2011
2006 Eurasia Program Fellow Eric McGlinchey interviewed by the National Bureau of Asian Research
June 29th 2011
Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps, directors of the American Human Development Project, on the new OECD index and measuring a better life, at Huffington Post
June 29th 2011
NYT: Michael Cohen and Daniel Serwer discuss withdrawing from Afghanistan for Islam in Focus, a project funded by the SSRC →
June 29th 2011
Sheila A. Smith, 2006 Abe Fellow and former SSRC staffer, assesses impact of Title VI cuts in "America’s Global Future on the Chopping Block"
June 29th 2011
Applications are currently being accepted for a field building workshop, “Youth and Social Stability in Eurasia”
June 29th 2011
The SSRC invites applications for a Program Coordinator to work with the Eurasia Program in New York →
June 24th 2011
Deadline for Training Awards in Higher Education and Social Inequality in Egypt proposal submissions extended to July 6th [.docx] →
June 22nd 2011
IDRF Fellow Wazhmah Osman on "Watching Soap Operas in Kabul" →
June 22nd 2011
An excerpt from Paul W. Kahn's Political Theology: Four New Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty at TIF →
June 21st 2011
The SSRC Eurasia program will offer three distinct fellowship opportunities beginning August 15th
June 20th 2011
A report on Inter-Asian Connections II is available in the June 2011 IIAS newsletter [PDF] →
June 20th 2011
Economic and Social Rights Empowerment Initiative featured in the Christian Science Monitor
June 16th 2011
Marc Lynch on the continued violence in Syria for The Middle East Channel (SSRC Grantee) →
June 15th 2011
2006 Abe Fellow Daniel P. Aldrich analyzes the Tohoku disaster, crisis "windows" and more for Items & Issues
June 14th 2011
The MENA program is now accepting proposal submissions from junior Egyptian researchers from different disciplines interested in issues of higher education. Deadline: June 22
June 5th 2011
SSRC holds its first Religion and International Affairs Dissertation Workshop, in Pacific Grove, CA →
June 3rd 2011
SSRC holds its capstone conference on Spirituality, Political Engagement, and Public Life
June 2nd 2011
Podcast: Daniel Mejía of Universidad de los Andes and part of the SSRC program on Latin American Security, Drugs and Democracy criticizes U.S.-backed anti-drug policy in Colombia
June 2nd 2011
National press continue to focus on Academically Adrift, co-written by SSRC Program Director Richard Arum →
June 2nd 2011
SSRC Grantee POMEPS extends deadline for Middle East travel grants. Deadline: June 10

May 2011

May 26th 2011
2008 Abe Fellow Stéphanie Giry wins Overseas Book Club award for her piece, "Cambodia’s Perfect War Criminal," in the New York Review of Books Blog →
May 24th 2011
IDRF Fellow Brett Bennett contributes "A Contested Past and Present: Australian Trees in South Africa" to the Essays From the Field series →
May 23rd 2011
Read a paper by Ginny Hill on the UN and political transition in Yemen, presented by the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
May 23rd 2011
RSVP for a webinar (June 3) with AHDP co-directors on the Common Good Forecaster
May 16th 2011
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is pleased to announce its 2011 cohort of fellows. Sixty-two students were selected in five emerging research fields →
May 13th 2011
EVENT: Richard Arum, program director and co-author of Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, will discuss his work at the SSRC, May 18th. RSVP
May 9th 2011
RSVP to the launch of the Economic and Social Rights Empowerment Initiative at NYU Thursday, May 13 →
May 9th 2011
The American Human Development Project will hold three public events the week of May 16th to launch their latest report, A Portrait of California
May 5th 2011
The Inter-Asia Program is now accepting research paper submissions from individuals for Inter-Asian Connections III: Hong Kong
May 5th 2011
Call for applications from SSRC partner EURIAS; thirty-six fellowships throughout Europe and the Middle East will be awarded →
May 4th 2011
Seventy-eight graduate students are awarded the 2011 International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
May 4th 2011
Application deadline approaching: China Environment and Health Initiative Summer Institute - May 9th →
May 4th 2011
Marc Lynch on "Bin Laden's Quiet End" at the Middle East Channel (SSRC grantee) →
May 2nd 2011
David Kyuman Kim’s Immanent Frame interview with Jean Comaroff republished in Cultural Anthropology

April 2011

April 28th 2011
Program Director William O'Neill recommends a human rights approach to recovery in Haiti
April 27th 2011
Sixteen scholars and journalists were selected to receive 2010 Abe Fellowships
April 27th 2011
Recipients of the 2010 Abe Fellowship for Journalists have been announced. Learn more about new fellows →
April 27th 2011
Recipients of the 2010 Abe Fellowship have been announced. Learn more about new fellows →
April 21st 2011
VIDEO: Felix Salmon interviews Joe Karaganis about the SSRC project Media Piracy in Emerging Economies
April 20th 2011
On the anniversary of the BP-Gulf oil spill, explore SSRC analyses of this and other disasters in Items & Issues
April 20th 2011
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is now accepting proposals from pairs of tenured faculty in emerging interdisciplinary fields. Deadline: September 30
April 19th 2011
In the second IDRF Book Exchange, Paul Price talks with Natasha Iskander (IDRF and IDRF Book Fellow) about her new book, "Creative State: Forty Years of Migration and Development Policy in Morocco and Mexico" →
April 15th 2011
The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) is hiring a Program Assistant. Knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean and Spanish fluency required →
April 12th 2011
Islam Translated by Ronit Ricci (IDRF 2002, IDRF Book Fellowship 2009) is now available from University of Chicago Press →
April 11th 2011
BOOK LAUNCH: SSRC Possible Futures series, with Craig Calhoun, Fernando Coronil, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, and Immanuel Wallerstein, April 19th at Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU →
April 11th 2011
SSRC-IDRF Fellow Aaron Jakes on "The specter of Egypt's colonial interior" →
April 6th 2011
Paul Blustein (2010 Abe Fellow) wrote "Craving Spinach After Fukushima Nuclear Scare" for Bloomberg
April 4th 2011
CPPF releases briefing paper Constitutional Reform in Haiti, which outlines the amendments pending approval by the Haitian Congress, as well as the challenges that exist to reforming the constitution of 1987 →
April 1st 2011
"Implicated and enraged: an interview with Judith Butler" at the Immanent Frame →

March 2011

March 30th 2011
Read Felix Salmon's post at Reuters.com: SSRC report "the best ever on media piracy."
March 29th 2011
Updates from the SSRC's Public Sphere Resources now also available on Twitter @PublicSphereHub
March 28th 2011
VIDEO: Joe Karaganis presents a talk on his recent report - Media Piracy in Emerging Economies
March 24th 2011
Eurasia Program Director Cynthia Buckley delivered a briefing at the Department of State on the activities and accomplishments of the Eurasia Program, including preliminary results from its on-going monitoring and assessment surveys [PDF] →
March 22nd 2011
Stanley Katz, former SSRC Board member and long-time participant in the SSRC Working Group on Cuba, awarded the National Humanities Medal →
March 21st 2011
Program Director Michael Likosky on "Kerry's American Infrastructure Bank" at Huffington Post
March 21st 2011
On March 24 at NYU, the Religion and the Public Sphere Program and IPK host the launch of the Lives of Great Religious Books series →
March 17th 2011
A message from SSRC President Calhoun and Executive Director McDonnell on the earthquake and tsunami in Japan →
March 17th 2011
Robert J. Samuels (1998 Abe Fellow) and Robert Madsen wrote "Japan's Black Swan" for Foreign Policy
March 16th 2011
2010 DPDF Research Director Samuel Lucas to present Sachs Lecture titled "Social Sabotage: The persistence of societal dysfunctions despite our best efforts”
March 10th 2011
Abe Journalist Fellow Robert S. Boynton on "North Korea's Digital Underground" for The Atlantic
March 7th 2011
Read the latest reflections on the Egyptian revolution at The Immanent Frame
March 7th 2011
2009 Abe Journalist Fellow, Stephanie Giry, reviews How to Run the World by Parag Khanna for the New York Times. →
March 7th 2011
In "College the Easy Way," NY Times columnist Bob Herbert discusses the conclusions of Academically Adrift, a book co-authored by Program Director Richard Arum
March 4th 2011
Two teens (Harold and Jeremy) from one of our programs, ACON- (A City of Neighborhoods), were featured on www.jfk50.org
March 4th 2011
Karam Dana and Matt A. Barreto of Muslim American Public Opinion Survey (SSRC Grantee) challenge perceptions of mosques in America (CNN) →
March 3rd 2011
On March 2nd the American Human Development Project briefed members of Congress on findings in The Measure of America 2010-11
March 3rd 2011
Digitization initiative for Cuban 19th century publishing →
March 1st 2011
The Economic and Social Rights Empowerment Initiative has released cross-country datasets and research papers based on the Social and Economic Rights Fulfillment Index
March 1st 2011
New Youth City Learning Network working with Mozilla on teen web project →

February 2011

February 28th 2011
"Missed Opportunities Thwart Progress on U.S.-Iran Relations" featuring 2009 SSRC-IDRF Fellow Kevan Harris
February 28th 2011
2009 SSRC-IDRF Fellow Kevan Harris asks "Why Workers Aren't Joining the Protests" in Iran for Time Magazine →
February 28th 2011
CPPF is pleased to present Time for a “High-Road” Approach to EPZ Development in Haiti, examining the past and potential role that export processing zones (EPZs) have in Haiti’s economic development →
February 28th 2011
CPPF is pleased to present Starting from the Ground Up: Engagement in Haiti’s Agricultural Sector written by Dr. Yasmine Shamsie of Wilfrid Laurier University →
February 25th 2011
On the anniversary of the Chilean earthquake, SSRC-IDRF Fellow Marian E. Schlotterbeck reports that reconstruction is ‘Not The Reality They Show On TV’
February 25th 2011
BOOK LAUNCH: "Media Piracy in Emerging Economies" editor Joe Karaganis to speak →
February 24th 2011
William Easterly digs in to AHDP's data visualization tools to illustrate "Third World America" at his blog, Aid Watch →
February 24th 2011
Lisa Anderson, former Chair of SSRC Board of Directors, on "Scores to Settle" in Libya →
February 24th 2011
Seyla Benhabib on “The Arab Spring” in the Public Sphere Formation Essay Series
February 23rd 2011
The Association for the Study of Nationalities annual meeting (April 14-16, 2011) will include a session highlighting the Eurasia Program’s work on health in the Russian Federation →
February 22nd 2011
EVENT: Program Director Michael Likosky at NYU's IPK - "What's the Color of Money? Red, Blue, or Green?"
February 22nd 2011
Why do nations vary in their responses to climate change? Podcast with Jeffrey Broadbent, 2005 Abe Fellow. →
February 18th 2011
"Arab Uprisings: Bahrain's Turn" from the Project on Middle East Political Science (SSRC grantee) →
February 18th 2011
The science of people power: an interview with Gene Sharp at The Immanent Frame →
February 17th 2011
Herbert Gans on “Toward a Public Social Science” in the Academia & the Public Sphere Essay Series
February 14th 2011
Friends and colleagues rally to support Peruvian scholar Carlos Iván Degregori
February 14th 2011
SSRC Board member Edward Glaeser writes on cities (NYT Book Review) →
February 13th 2011
Program Director Diana Rhoten and Board of Directors member John Seely Brown recently interviewed on PBS series New Learners Of The 21st Century
February 11th 2011
2010 SSRC-IDRF Fellow Samantha Iyer continues the Council's Egypt coverage with "More Than A Political Revolution"
February 11th 2011
Program Director Leon V. Sigal finds that "WikiLeaks Reveals South Korean Hopes, Not North Korean Realities" →
February 9th 2011
2011 Religion and International Affairs Dissertation Workshop faculty announced →
February 9th 2011
Program Director Richard Arum interviewed on NPR about Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses
February 9th 2011
Read 2010 SSRC-IDRF Fellow Mohamed Elshahed's "Breaking the Fear Barrier of Mubarak's Regime"; also his photos from the uprising →
February 7th 2011
2009 SSRC-IDRF Fellow Omar Cheta writes on Egypt: "I Do Not Fear from this Uprising but I Fear for It"
February 3rd 2011
Event: Public Media and Political Influence: Lessons for the Future of Journalism from Around the World, co-sponsored by SSRC →
February 3rd 2011
CPPF presents a second paper on constitutional reform processes in the English-speaking Caribbean (PDF) →
February 3rd 2011
CPPF presents a paper titled Regional Trends in Constitutional Developments in the Commonwealth Caribbean (PDF) →
February 2nd 2011
Myths of Mubarak - Elizabeth Shakman Hurd challenges Western characterizations of Islamic politics at Immanent Frame →

January 2011

January 31st 2011
Read in-depth coverage of the developments in the Middle East and North Africa at the Middle East Channel (SSRC Grantee) of ForeignPolicy.com →
January 31st 2011
"Arab media revolution spreading change" by Lawrence Pintak of Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (SSRC Grantee) →
January 28th 2011
Commentators tout "Twitter revolutions," but SSRC President Craig Calhoun cautions about the complexity of Democracy, Anti-Democracy, and the Internet
January 27th 2011
"When Some Are More Equal Than Others" - Sam Lucas, 2010 DPDF research director for Discrimination Studies, lectures at Columbia University →
January 25th 2011
"Tunisia and the Future of Democracy Promotion in the Arab World," by Steven Heydemann on The Middle East Channel (SSRC grantee) →
January 24th 2011
VIDEO BLOG: Ussama Makdisi and Stephen Kinzer discuss the Tunisian revolution →
January 21st 2011
Cuban members of ACLS/SSRC working group get visas to attend meeting in US for first time in ten years →
January 21st 2011
Cuban Libraries and Archives Committee plans digitization initiative for Cuban 19th century publishing →
January 18th 2011
Education Research Program report expands on startling findings in Academically Adrift and offers policy recommendations (PDF) →
January 18th 2011
Media coverage of Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Program Director Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa
January 18th 2011
2009 SSRC (IDRF) Fellow Kevan Harris quoted in New York Times on Iran’s economic and political future →
January 14th 2011
SSRC Blog: Thabo Mbeki speaks about "Southern Sudan on the Eve of Self-Determination"
January 10th 2011
CPPF presents a paper on Women’s Participation in Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean co-authored by Mala Htun and Jennifer M. Piscopo (PDF) →
January 10th 2011
Nathan Schneider interviews philosopher Patrick Lee Miller at The Immanent Frame →
January 5th 2011
Nominations for the Albert O. Hirschman Prize will be accepted until February 1 →
January 3rd 2011
Read the conference program from Inter-Asian Connections II: Singapore, Dec 8-10, 2010 →

December 2010

December 23rd 2010
Special issue of The American Sociologist in honor of Charles Tilly
December 21st 2010
Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im Interviewed by BBC on Sudan
December 17th 2010
CPPF presents a paper examining indigenous people’s rights in the constitutions of fifteen Latin American countries (Spanish, PDF) →
December 15th 2010
The China Environment and Health Initiative announces the recipients of their 2010 Collaborative Grants →
December 14th 2010
Law & Public Finance Program report shows bipartisan benefit of Build America Bonds
December 9th 2010
CPPF Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis spoke on “Congo: The Economic Stakes Behind Congo ‘Africa’s World War’” at Brown University’s Achebe Colloquium, 3 December 2010 →
December 3rd 2010
Scholars respond to Jonathon Kahn et al.’s essay “Reconceiving the secular and the practice of the liberal arts” at The Immanent Frame →
December 2nd 2010
SSRC, German consulate establish partnership to support peacebuilding in Sudan
December 1st 2010
John Milbank writes on religion and globalization at The Immanent Frame →

November 2010

November 30th 2010
Applications are now available for the Religion and International Affairs Dissertation Workshop. Deadline: March 15, 2011 →
November 29th 2010
SSRC funded documentary "The Death of an Imam" to premiere at MSU Dec. 1 →
November 29th 2010
PBS interviews Program Director Leon Sigal on North Korea →
November 22nd 2010
SSRC Grantee Mehrzad Boroujerdi is named President-Elect of the International Society for Iranian Studies →
November 17th 2010
A recent article by David Alworth, DPDF alumnus from the 2009 research field “Cultures and Histories of the Human Sciences,” is featured on the SSRC Fellowships website →
November 17th 2010
The DPDF Research Fields and Faculty Research Directors have been selected for the 2011 fellowship cycle →
November 17th 2010
The 2011 Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Student Competition is accepting applications. Deadline: January 28th, 2011
November 5th 2010
The Immanent Frame blog asks eleven scholars and community leaders about the role of religion in the recent midterm elections
November 4th 2010
Senior Advisor Jennifer Klot quoted in an article on UN Resolution 1325 →
November 4th 2010
2008 SSRC (IDRF) Fellow Alessandro Angelini offers advice to graduate students on presenting at academic conferences →
November 3rd 2010
Washington Post quotes Nayan Chanda on Vietnam’s China strategy →
November 1st 2010
Lisa Anderson, former chair of SSRC board of directors, appointed president of American University in Cairo
November 1st 2010
Nayan Chanda, chair of SSRC Abe Fellowship for Journalists Committee, quoted in New York Times on India, tradable services and American decline →

October 2010

October 28th 2010
UNAIDS blog features special supplement of Forced Migration Review produced by ASCI staff →
October 28th 2010
SSRC and AHDP invite you to the launch of The Measure America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience. Nov 10th in D.C., Nov 17th in NYC →
October 27th 2010
Mellon Foundation grantee, the French Partner University Fund, calls for transatlantic project proposals in the humanities →
October 27th 2010
Panel to discuss the seminal work of sociologist Robert K. Merton. Recently released book on Merton edited by SSRC President Craig Calhoun will also be featured →
October 25th 2010
New journal Humanity launches under the co-editorship of Nicolas Guilhot, former SSRC Research Fellow →
October 21st 2010
Michael Likosky, director of Law and Public Finance Program, to chair a panel on reinvestment bonds and a National Infrastructure Bank →
October 21st 2010
Book Event 10/21: Words in Motion, product of an SSRC working group, explores how meanings change as words move from one culture to another →
October 20th 2010
In concert with The Immanent Frame, the Institute for Advanced Study hosts a seminar on Stefanos Geroulanos’ An Atheism that Is Not Humanist Emerges in French Thought
October 20th 2010
“Academically Adrift,” Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s book on findings from the CLA Longitudinal Study, to be released January 18, 2011 →
October 19th 2010
Carnegie Corporation features Academia in the Public Sphere grants program →
October 18th 2010
Abe Fellow Peter Friederici examines controversial ocean carbon sequestration for Miller-McCune
October 14th 2010
Twelve religion scholars comment on the Pew Forum U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey at The Immanent Frame, Pew responds →
October 12th 2010
SSRC AIDS, Security and Conflict Initiative collaborates on special supplement of Forced Migration Review, available free online →
October 8th 2010
Read an “open letter” to Obama’s Debt Commission calling for investments in prevention of future debt, by SSRC's American Human Development Project and others [PDF] →
October 8th 2010
Now available: Video of the Religious Lives of Migrant Minorities conference outlining findings on religion in the day-to-day lives of international migrants →
October 7th 2010
SSRC to co-sponsor a congressional briefing to celebrate World Statistics Day on Oct. 20 [PDF] →
October 4th 2010
SSRC Grantee IMAJE cited by International Center for Journalists on best practices for reporting on Islam →

September 2010

September 30th 2010
2009 SSRC-Abe Fellow Andrew Oros contributes an op-ed to Daily Yomiuri on China-Japan relations →
September 28th 2010
SSRC (DPDF) Fellows contribute to "Notes from the Field" at SSRC Blog The Immanent Frame
September 27th 2010
SSRC-IDRF Fellow Natasha Iskander’s book ‘Creative State: Forty Years of Migration & Development Policy in Morocco & Mexico’ released. NYU panel, featuring SSRC’s Craig Calhoun, to discuss on Sept. 27
September 24th 2010
The SSRC hosts a workshop on Spiritual Politics/The Politics of Spirituality in conjunction with the project on Spirituality, Political Engagement, and Public Life →
September 20th 2010
Michael Likosky, director of SSRC's Law and Public Finance Program, says request by Obama that Congress create a National Infrastructure Bank is sign that lawmakers are taking the idea seriously (subscription only) →
September 19th 2010
Richard Arum quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education article “A Measure of Education Is Put to the Test.” →
September 17th 2010
SSRC President Craig Calhoun looks at the "Populist Anger" driving the Tea Party movement →
September 10th 2010
SSRC President Craig Calhoun blogs on "9/11, again and again" →
September 8th 2010
Dr. Samuel Charap participated in a May 2010 conference on developing new approaches to US-Russian relations co-sponsored by Harvard University and the SSRC with funds from Title VIII (US State Department) →
September 1st 2010
Special issue of Social Science History in honor of Charles Tilly
September 1st 2010
New Youth City Learning Network to present at World Maker Faire, Sept. 25-26 →

August 2010

August 30th 2010
Program Director Seteney Shami named founding director of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS)
August 27th 2010
Abe Fellow Joseph Coleman covers elderly Japanese returning to work for Maclean's →
August 16th 2010
Director of SSRC’s Law & Public Finance Program, Michael Likosky releases the inaugural double issue of ‘Reinvesting in America." Download pdf.
August 16th 2010
SSRC Program Director Michael Likosky's new book "Obama's Bank" available September 2010 →
August 5th 2010
Congratulations to Amina Gautier, SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Fellow and 2010 winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction! →
August 4th 2010
SSRC-International Dissertation Fellowship program announces the four winners of its 2010 Photo Competition. Congratulations to the winners! →

July 2010

July 30th 2010
The 2011 International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) competition is now accepting applications. Deadline: November 3, 2010. →
July 30th 2010
Bron Taylor begins a discussion series on the politics of spirituality at The Immanent Frame with his post “Civil earth religion versus religious nationalism”
July 29th 2010
SSRC-IDRF Fellow Ryan Alaniz looks at rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Mitch and possible lessons for post-earthquake Haiti in a new From the Field essay, "Thank God for Mitch" →
July 23rd 2010
Nathan Schneider interviews Mark Juergensmeyer at The Immanent Frame →
July 14th 2010
David Kyuman Kim interviews Joan Wallach Scott at The Immanent Frame
July 12th 2010
Thomas Bender on “Historians in Public” in the Academia & the Public Sphere Essay Series
July 12th 2010
The Abe Fellowship for Journalists and the Abe Fellowship are accepting applications →
July 7th 2010
Co-chairs of the SSRC Advisory Committee on Religion and International Affairs Scott Appleby and Katherine Marshall discuss religion, gender, and peacebuilding at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
July 1st 2010
“World Social Science Report 2010” - produced by ISSC & UNESCO with contributions from SSRC staff - is now available →
July 1st 2010
SSRC hosts a planning meeting outlining a new partnership on migration with the University of Havana →

June 2010

June 25th 2010
Saeyoung Park, Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop (KSDW) alumna, writes on nationalism and monuments in S. Korea for ‘Asia-Pacific Journal’ →
June 25th 2010
Jonathan Sheehan, co-director with Vincent Pecora of the After Secularization research fellowship, responds to Pecora’s “Secularism, secularization, and why the difference matters” at The Immanent Frame
June 18th 2010
Vincent P. Pecora, co-director of the DPDF Program’s After Secularization research fellowship, writes on the distinction between secularism and secularization—and why the difference matters—at The Immanent Frame
June 18th 2010
Atlantic Philanthropies covers "Helmet Day! Lessons Learned on Vietnam’s Road to Healthy Behavior" in "What We're Learning" →
June 17th 2010
New release: “Helmet Day! Lessons Learned on Vietnam’s Road to Healthy Behavior” →
June 15th 2010
Graduate students participating in the DPDF Program’s After Secularization research fellowship commence Notes from the field, a new forum at The Immanent Frame in which they discuss their ongoing research →
June 10th 2010
IDRF Book Exchange: Fellows discuss Mark Carey’s recent book In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers →
June 3rd 2010
IDRF Book Exchange: Fellows discuss Mark Carey’s recent book In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers
June 3rd 2010
Stefanos Geroulanos initiates The Immanent Frame's discussion of his book An Atheism that is Not Humanist Emerges in French Thought
June 1st 2010
Tony Judt and Michael Burawoy contribute essays to SSRC Forum on Transformations of the Public Sphere
June 1st 2010
AHDP Director Sarah Burd-Sharps interviewed by PBS for “Need to Know” segment →
June 1st 2010
Courtney Bender discusses her new book, The New Metaphysicals: Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination, with The Immanent Frame’s Nathan Schneider

May 2010

May 26th 2010
“Islam and Muslims in World Contexts” 2010 Competition Recipients Announced →
May 24th 2010
VIDEO: Program Director William O’Neill interviewed in NY Times video report on the killing of prisoners at Les Cayes
May 24th 2010
Tips for getting funding from SSRC's Fellowships Manager Nicole Restrick & other Assoc. for Asian Studies (AAS) presenters (pdf) →
May 20th 2010
75 graduate students awarded 2010 International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
May 18th 2010
The SSRC and the Henry Luce Foundation convene grantees of the Luce Religion and International Affairs Initiative to discuss the “state of the art” →
May 17th 2010
An international group of scholars and practitioners gather at the SSRC for a two-day workshop on religion, peacebuilding, and development in Mindanao →
May 10th 2010
Program Director Leon Sigal’s work on North Korea spotlighted in Korea Times
May 7th 2010
Kristen Lewis & Sarah Burd-Sharps of SSRC’s American Human Development Project respond to David Brooks in the NY Times →
May 7th 2010
Winnifred Fallers Sullivan interrogates the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Salazar v. Buono at The Immanent Frame
May 6th 2010
Article in Pambazuka by SSRC partner Lucy Hovil discusses naturalization of Burundian refuguees in Tanzania →
May 6th 2010
AUDIO: Marketplace interviews Abe Fellow Rob Schmitz on impact and safety of offshore drilling
May 6th 2010
“Looking for Leverage in All the Wrong Places” by SSRC’s Lee Sigal examines efficacy of N. Korean sanctions
May 5th 2010
“Is there Islam in Latin America?” by Rosemary Pennington at SSRC funded Muslim Voices
May 5th 2010
New report from SSRC’s American Human Development Project cited by David Brooks in NY Times →
May 5th 2010
Program Director Joe Karaganis to discuss Media Piracy & Enforcement at GWU ~ Tues, May 11 →
May 3rd 2010
Zoe Towns, SSRC Mellon-Mays Fellow and director of The Bronx Freedom Fund, honored as “Next American Vanguard”
May 1st 2010
The Abe Fellowship, which supports international multidisciplinary research on topics of global concern, is accepting applications. Deadline: September 1, 2010
May 1st 2010
The Abe Fellowship for Journalists, which supports coverage of topics of pressing concern to the U.S. and Japan, is accepting applications. Deadline: September 15, 2010

April 2010

April 30th 2010
John Schmalzbauer opens the Immanent Frame’s discussion of Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age
April 29th 2010
American Human Development Project releases report “A Century Apart” with new data on well-being for U.S. racial and ethnic groups →
April 29th 2010
Tilly Fund updates Annotated Links to Charles Tilly Resources →
April 28th 2010
Call for Papers: Conference on Inter-Asian Connections, Deadline May 31
April 28th 2010
José Casanova and Gerard V. Bradley discuss the pros and cons of proselytism at The Immanent Frame
April 27th 2010
Winners of 2010 Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships (DPDF) have been announced →
April 23rd 2010
Iran’s Economic Health & Impact of Sanctions ~ April 27 talk by SSRC Fellow Kevan Harris at Carnegie Endowment for Int’l Peace →
April 21st 2010
Michael Warner discussed Sex & Secularity and forthcoming book co-edited with SSRC’s Calhoun & VanAntwerpen on Thurs, April 22 →
April 20th 2010
Carnegie Corporation spotlights SSRC-funded teaching resource for journalism schools that improves reporting on Muslims and Islam
April 20th 2010
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is accepting applications for 2011 Faculty Field competition - Deadline: October 1, 2010
April 16th 2010
Program Director Diana Rhoten to present at MacArthur Conference on Digital Media & Learning, May 17
April 14th 2010
Watch live stream of SSRC-funded discussion about Muslims in Michigan - Thursday, April 15, 2010 7PM EDT →
April 14th 2010
CPPF Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis spoke on “The Collier Myth: Youth and Violence in Africa” at Harvard conference on “Youth and Emergencies,” 10 April 2010 →
April 13th 2010
SSRC, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership & American Council of Learned Societies announce 2009 Abe Fellows
April 12th 2010
SSRC funds Mobile Voices to design open-source software for immigrants to publish their stories from mobile phones →
April 8th 2010
VIDEO: DPDF Research Director Christophe Bertossi on research plans in DPDF field Multiculturalism, Immigration, & Identity in Western Europe & the United States
April 8th 2010
Senior Advisor Jennifer Klot appeared on April 12 panel in Boston, MA: “Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict: From Innovative Research to Innovative Policy”
April 7th 2010
The Immanent Frame’s Rites & Responsibilities interview series continues with a conversation between David Kyuman Kim and Tariq Ramadan
April 6th 2010
On April 8, Education Program Director Richard Arum presented “Lessons from the CLA Longitudinal Project” for Collegiate Learning Assessment Spotlight series. →
April 5th 2010
Applications for The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology are due May 1, 2010
April 1st 2010
VIDEO: “I’ll Find a Way or Make One” - Program Director Cally Waite discusses HBCUs and the history of higher education →
April 1st 2010
EMPLOYMENT: Conflict Prevention & Peace Forum (CPPF) to hire two Program Assistants
April 1st 2010
“Why the Public Option is Still Alive” - An interview with Jacob Hacker on health care reform →

March 2010

March 30th 2010
Jürgen Habermas on “Intellectuals and their Public” in the Academia & the Public Sphere Essay Series →
March 30th 2010
Forced Migration Review calls for papers on recent findings of the Aids, Security and Conflict Initiative
March 30th 2010
Harvard University Press publishes Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age (ed. Michael Warner, Jonathan VanAntwerpen, and Craig Calhoun) →
March 26th 2010
The SSRC convenes nearly twenty scholars for a two-day workshop on spirituality and civic engagement →
March 22nd 2010
Lisa Ubelaker Andrade, a 2009 IDRF recipient, explores the growing controversy over oil drilling in the Ecuadorian Amazon in the Huffington Post. →
March 20th 2010
CPPF Deputy Director Tatiana Carayannis to speak on “Enduring Conflict, Achieving Peace: Congo and Sudan” at Columbia’s Saltzman Forum, March 25 →
March 19th 2010
VIDEO: Craig Calhoun speaks on “From Common Humanity to Humanitarian Obligation” at the University of Virginia →
March 16th 2010
Stream “Haiti: Can Catastrophe Spur Progress?” with Program Director William O’Neill - Wednesday, March 17, 12:30pm EDT →
March 15th 2010
2000 IDRF recipient Emily Yeh wins Leopold-Hidy Prize for Best Article at the American Society for Environmental History conference →
March 11th 2010
A new American Human Development Project report compares health care costs between U.S. states and 80 countries →
March 8th 2010
Ars Technica blog highlights new SSRC study findings →
March 5th 2010
SSRC report, Broadband Adoption in Low-Income Communities, featured on FCC blog →
March 5th 2010
American Human Development Project featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review
March 3rd 2010
Program Director William O’Neill quoted on Haiti in the Christian Science Monitor
March 2nd 2010
SSRC releases FCC commissioned report on Broadband Adoption in Low Income Communities
March 1st 2010
The Immanent Frame blog is now available on Kindle
March 1st 2010
SSRC, NYU and the London School of Economics present “Civil Society, Security and Aid Post-9/11: Challenges, Tensions and Dilemmas”

February 2010

February 26th 2010
Scott Appleby, SSRC committee co-chair, discusses a new report on religion and U.S. foreign policy via YouTube
February 25th 2010
Program Director Joe Karaganis to discuss new SSRC/FCC study on broadband adoption [PDF] →
February 24th 2010
Program Director Leon Sigal critiques “Magical Thinking on North Korea” in The Boston Globe
February 22nd 2010
SSRC Grantee Maria Logrono speaks with Univision reporter Carmen Dominicci about Muslim Latinos →
February 17th 2010
Program Director Richard Arum to present College Learning Assessment findings at NYU →
February 12th 2010
Michigan State University to host SSRC-funded conference “Islam, Muslims, and the Media,” Feb 25-26 →
February 11th 2010
John Bowen, chair of the DPDF Selection Committee, writes on perceptions of Muslim immigration in Boston Review
February 11th 2010
SSRC working paper on the sociology of religion featured in Inside Higher Ed
February 9th 2010
Robert Wright discusses The Great Recession of 2008 and the Sordid Historiography of the Great Depression on the History News Network →
February 8th 2010
Inside Higher Education highlights the new Immanent Frame forum on the sociology of religion →
February 7th 2010
The SSRC now has its own YouTube Channel - Check out SSRCorg on YouTube.com →
February 5th 2010
In New York Times sports news, Program Director Josh DeWind says Rawlings Sporting Goods has a moral obligation to play ball in Haiti
February 1st 2010
SSRC and partners call for workshop proposals for the Conference on Inter-Asian Connections II in Singapore in December 2010 →

January 2010

January 31st 2010
Elizabeth McAlister writes on “Haiti and the unseen world” at The Immanent Frame
January 29th 2010
“Revitalizing a Media Reform Movement in Canada” (pdf) - A new report funded by SSRC’s Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere Program
January 29th 2010
SSRC Program Director William O’Neill speaks at the Brookings’ panel on “Disaster Response in Haiti”
January 26th 2010
NPR interviews SSRC Program Director William O’Neill on Imagining Haiti After Reconstruction →
January 25th 2010
Craig Calhoun writes about the recent Supreme Court decision on corporations and campaign finance →
January 25th 2010
David Kyuman Kim inaugurates a new interview series at The Immanent Frame with an extended dialogue with Jean Comaroff
January 24th 2010
The SSRC has asked scholars to share their thoughts about Haiti, now and next.
January 20th 2010
Guobin Yang assesses the role of Google in China in a new essay on “Why Google Should Not Quit” →
January 20th 2010
2009 IDRF recipient Wazhmah Osman on nation-building in Afghanistan in contribution to the SSRC’s new “From the Field” essay series. On SSRC’s Real Time! →
January 19th 2010
SSRC and University of Kinshasa host Colloquium in Kinshasa, DRC →
January 15th 2010
In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, CPPF Director William O’Neill asks, can catastrophe spur progress? →
January 14th 2010
Craig Calhoun’s piece on Remaking America tops list of Cool Innovations from Government. →
January 13th 2010
SSRC Program Director Alex de Waal looks at HIV/AIDS and the challenges of security and conflict in the latest issue of The Lancet →

December 2009

December 30th 2009
Leading scholars respond to the reported resurgence of religion as a topic of study amongst historians →
December 23rd 2009
Contributors to The Immanent Frame discuss the relationship between Christianity and the economic crisis. →
December 22nd 2009
A letter from Craig Calhoun, President of the SSRC →
December 14th 2009
CPPF Director William O’Neill delivers speech on the challenges to building an effective state in Haiti →
December 11th 2009
Rogers Smith writes on recent attempts to eliminate NSF funding for political science research →
December 11th 2009
Join us for a Dec 14 webinar: “State Response to Violence, Insurgency & Drug Trade from the Caucasus to Afghanistan.” Click to Register. →
December 8th 2009
SSRC and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Renew Agreement →
December 3rd 2009
Two SSRC grantees win Brass Crescent awards for online reporting and dialogue →

November 2009

November 30th 2009
The Immanent Frame, the SSRC’s blog on secularism, religion and the public sphere, has a new look →
November 30th 2009
The Immanent Frame unveils its new design →
November 24th 2009
Eric Hobsbawm on Charles Tilly: Hobsbawm’s Video Talk from the recent Tilly Panel Series at SSHA now available →
November 24th 2009
Lee Sigal speaks to World Focus about Obama’s approach to North Korea →
November 20th 2009
DPDF 2010 Research Field “Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Contentious Politics” announced, to be directed by Doug McAdam and Sid Tarrow →
November 20th 2009
The SSRC’s Advisory Committee on Religion and International Affairs convenes for two days in Brooklyn Heights →
November 18th 2009
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship student competition is open. Deadline: January 29, 2010 →
November 17th 2009
Alex de Waal urges embracing patronage politics in Afghanistan →
November 11th 2009
Daniel Philpott presents a chapter from his forthcoming book at an SSRC seminar on religion, peacebuilding, and transitional justice →
November 9th 2009
Listen to a recording of Judith Butler, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, and Cornel West at an event co-sponsored by SSRC on religion in the public sphere. →
November 9th 2009
Talal Asad and Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im discuss Islam and human rights at The Immanent Frame
November 4th 2009
Grants program on Islam and Muslims in World Contexts launches online application portal. Deadline Jan 18, 2010. →
November 3rd 2009
Special Feature: 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall on the essay forum Transformations of the Public Sphere

October 2009

October 29th 2009
The SSRC’s Working Group on Spirituality, Political Engagement, and Public Life convenes for a two-day meeting in New York City →
October 27th 2009
The SSRC, UNESCO and UNIFEM launch online forum, the “Fourth Wave: Violence, Gender, Culture & HIV in the 21st Century” →
October 26th 2009
SSRC funds Contexts and Connections Media Fellows Program at Duke University →
October 26th 2009
ASA urges Iranian leadership to free imprisoned sociologist Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh. →
October 22nd 2009
Judith Butler, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, and Cornel West participate in a public symposium on secularism, religion, and the public sphere →
October 20th 2009
Program Director Alex de Waal hailed as “Brave Thinker” by The Atlantic →
October 19th 2009
Eurasia Program Webinar on October 19 - The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Resources in Eurasia - Featuring panelists Charlie Ryan and Clifford Gaddy. Click to register. →
October 19th 2009
SSRC Grantee Muslim Voices named one of Ten Best Twitter Accounts Muslims Should Follow along with Queen Rania and Kareem Abdul Jabbar: →
October 14th 2009
SSRC-funded public event, “Politics and New Media in the Muslim World.” sponsored by Asia Society - Northern California and UC Berkeley →
October 13th 2009
Interdisciplinary backgrounds of the 2009 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics. →
October 13th 2009
2008 Abe Fellow Rob Schmitz reports for KQED Public Radio in his series Rising Sun: How Japan is Winning the Energy Race
October 13th 2009
Visit the SSRC-funded Iran Social Science Information Project. →
October 7th 2009
SSRC President Craig Calhoun asks “What Makes a Good Economy?” →
October 5th 2009
AHDP’s Co-Director Sarah Burd-Sharps and British health expert Richard Wilkinson discuss the deficiencies of the GDP as an indicator of well-being with callers on “Your Call” Radio. →
October 5th 2009
In The Huffington Post, AHDP Co-Directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis explain what the G-20 failed to recognize: that GDP alone is a poor measure of societal success. →
October 2nd 2009
Carnegie Corporation of New York announces renewed support for SSRC grants program on Islam and public engagement →
October 2nd 2009
Six former International Dissertation Research Fellows win SSRC’s 2010 Book Fellowship for turning their dissertations into book manuscripts. →

September 2009

September 25th 2009
SSRC forms new working group on Spirituality, Political Engagement, and Public Life, co-chaired by Courtney Bender and Omar M. McRoberts. →
September 25th 2009
SSRC announces new advisory committee on Religion and International Affairs, co-chaired by Scott Appleby, Katherine Marshall, and Alfred C. Stepan. →
September 23rd 2009
Museum of American Finance and SSRC co-host panel on privatization of risk, to take place Sept 29. →
September 23rd 2009
Reuters AlertNet reports on SSRC-led ASCI study of HIV/AIDS in fragile countries. →
September 22nd 2009
Voice of America interviews program director Alex de Waal about findings of newly released ASCI report on security threats posed by HIV/AIDS. →
September 22nd 2009
The AIDS, Security and Conflict Initiative (ASCI), a joint venture between SSRC and Clingendael Institute for International Relations (the Hague), launches major report, receives coverage by UN News Service.
September 18th 2009
CBS affiliate WWL-TV Channel carries story on SSRC's A Portrait of Louisiana, leads with stats on life expectancy for African Americans in New Orleans. →
September 17th 2009
Philosopher and former SSRC Fellow Daniel Little, writing for his blog UnderstandingSociety, assesses Craig Calhoun’s Sociology in America: A History as the “best historical sociology of the disciplines of sociology that I’ve seen.” →
September 17th 2009
Nathan Schneider interviews Terry Eagleton, literary theorist and author of Reason, Faith, and Revolution, at The Immanent Frame
September 15th 2009
Idea of the Day,a blog by Tom Kuntz and other editors of the NYT’s Week in Review, lists Herbert Gans’ essay for SSRC public sphere forum as recommended reading. →
September 14th 2009
Before taking part in a major international forum on global security hosted by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, SSRC President Craig Calhoun answers questions on these topics for RT, Russia’s 24/7 English-language news channel. →
September 14th 2009
Sarah Burd-Sharps, co-director of the American Human Development Project, contributes to Marketplace radio show’s coverage of French President Sarkozy and his statement about the limitations of GDP as a measure of well-being. →
September 11th 2009
SSRC’s American Human Development Project announces the release of A Portrait of Louisiana, available Sept 17. →
September 11th 2009
Patrick Lee Miller’s post to The Immanent Frame, “Immanent Spirituality,” is finalist for the 3QD Philosophy Prize 2009, to be announced Sept 22. →
September 11th 2009
In New York Times op-ed, SSRC-Van Alen Fellow Eric Sanderson says that on 9/11 anniversary, Manhattanites should take comfort in city’s capacity for self-renewal, as chronicled in his ecological history. →
September 9th 2009
In advance of President Obama’s address to Congress on health care reform, Jacob Hacker talks to Salon about why a public option is crucial. Hacker edited Health at Risk, part of the SSRC’s Privatization of Risk book series. →
September 8th 2009
Sociologists Mark Juergensmeyer and Robert Bellah discuss the evolution of religion and its transformation in an age of globalization →
September 4th 2009
“Off the Cuff” continues to post summer reading picks by various contributors to the SSRC’s The Immanent Frame blog. →
September 3rd 2009
1999 Abe Fellow Sawako Shirahase cited in briefing by The Economist on the Japanese election and changes in Japanese society. →
September 3rd 2009
Herbert Gans argues for “Some Needed Disciplinary Changes for Creating Public Sociology” in the SSRC’s Transformations of the Public Sphere essay forum. →

August 2009

August 29th 2009
Program director Lee Sigal quoted in Korea Times about likelihood of special envoy Stephen Bosworth’s visit to Pyongyang in September. →
August 27th 2009
Writing for the Huffington Post on recent events in the PRC, historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom recommends the essay by SSRC President Craig Calhoun and Guobin Yang on the rise of a green public sphere in China. →
August 25th 2009
NY Times “Prescriptions” blog interviews 1996 Abe Fellow John Creighton Campbell about lessons from the Japanese health care system. →
August 20th 2009
NY Times columnist Paul Krugman credits Jacob Hacker, editor of SSRC book Health at Risk, for originating the proposal that would allow individuals to buy insurance from a government-run plan. →
August 17th 2009
Educational sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab, writing in Brainstorm, says of CLA Longitudinal Study led by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa: “Cool study–one to keep an eye on.” Goldrick-Rab attended Arum and Roksa’s talk at the ASA annual meeting. →
August 12th 2009
SSRC President Craig Calhoun joins some 200 intellectuals, activists and defenders of rights in appealing to the UN secretary general to take action on Iran. →
August 11th 2009
2004 Abe Fellow Aya Ezawa blogs for New York Times about why Japanese women continue to be attracted to the hostessing profession (“Room for Debate,” 8/11/09). →
August 7th 2009
Guardian report quotes Lee Sigal about the likely contents of Bill Clinton’s three-hour-long discussion with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. →
August 4th 2009
SSRC launches essay forum on Transformations of the Public Sphere
August 4th 2009
SSRC launches Public Sphere Guide - a research guide, teaching guide and resource for the renewal of the public sphere →
August 1st 2009
Data Drip, a collective conversation about data, data policy, and research on media, information, and communications policy →

July 2009

July 24th 2009
3 Quarks Daily features an interview with Craig Calhoun
July 20th 2009
New on The Immanent Frame: Craig Calhoun and others respond to recent reversal in case of Tariq Ramadan. →
July 14th 2009
Article on “Charles Tilly’s Interdisciplinary Influence” appears in Swiss Political Science Review, coauthored by Craig Calhoun and Andreas Koller. →
July 2nd 2009
In Darfur literature review for NYRB, Nicholas Kristof heralds Alex de Waal’s blog and essays as necessary reading. →

June 2009

June 25th 2009
Jacob Hacker, editor of SSRC health care book, testifies before House Education and Labor Committee on health care reform legislation. →
June 25th 2009
SSRC to sponsor first-ever NYC Youth Media & Technology Festival at The New School, Saturday, June 27. →
June 24th 2009
Henry Luce Foundation announces renewed support for SSRC’s work on religion and international affairs. →
June 24th 2009
Susan Wrynn of the JFK Library, partner in SSRC’s project to rescue the Hemingway’s Cuba papers, in CBS Evening News report →
June 19th 2009
SSRC issues statement in support of Iranian scholars and researchers. →
June 17th 2009
Jacob Hacker, editor of SSRC health care book, blogs in The New Republic on fast-moving health care debate. →
June 11th 2009
Lee Sigal testifies before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a strategy for dealing with North Korea. →
June 9th 2009
SSRC interviews Eric Sanderson, the first VAI-SSRC New York Prize Fellow in Sustainable Cities and the Social Sciences, on his work on Manhattan’s past, present, and future. →
June 8th 2009
Lee Sigal speaks to Martin Savidge of WorldFocus about North Korea’s harsh sentence for two detained U.S. journalists. →
June 5th 2009
Photojournalist who participated in SSRC-funded Harvard program offers audio slideshow as new resource for journalists covering Iraq. →
June 4th 2009
Craig Calhoun calls Jim Leach “outstanding choice” for NEH and says SSRC Board will miss him. →
June 3rd 2009
Board member Jim Leach is nominated by President Obama to serve as next chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. →
June 3rd 2009
Hector Dada Hirezi is Minister of the Economy and Alexander Segoviain is Technical Secretary for newly-elected El Salvadorean President Mauricio Funes. Both were active in the SSRC’s Latin American work in the 1990s. →
June 3rd 2009
Beyond Television: The Digital Transition of Public Access →

May 2009

May 28th 2009
Program directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis guest blog on NYT’s Economix about importance of measuring human development within America. →
May 28th 2009
In honor of what would have been Hirschman Prize winner Charles Tilly’s 80th birthday, article “Grudging Consent” now available for download. →
May 27th 2009
Based on an SSRC-funded workshop, Harvard’s Center on Middle Eastern Studies posts “Resources for Journalists on Islam and Muslim Communities.” →
May 27th 2009
Stan Katz recounts Working Group on Cuba’s final meeting with Cuban librarians and archivists who, with foreign specialists, worked to enhance cultural heritage preservation on the island. →
May 20th 2009
SSRC congratulates eleven 2009 Guggenheim winners with strong connections to our work. →
May 20th 2009
Research fellow Nicolas Guilhot was rapporteur for the METRIS report on trends in socio-economic sciences and humanities in Europe (free PDF download). →
May 19th 2009
Board Executive Committee Chair Michael Kennedy is named new director of Brown’s Watson Institute. →
May 19th 2009
SSRC awards fellowships to 75 graduate students for conducting international dissertation research in countries from Afghanistan to Venezuela. →
May 18th 2009
SSRC Board Member Claude M. Steele has been appointed as provost of Columbia University. →
May 18th 2009
“We Can Pay for Education Today–Or Prisons Tomorrow”: the very first Huffington Post blog entry by program directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis. →
May 14th 2009
Michael Lind of New America Foundation interviews SSRC President Craig Calhoun about real-time social science. Go to YouTube video. →
May 13th 2009
Article about the Common Good Forecaster, new tool of the American Human Development Report, appears in USA Today. →
May 12th 2009
Immanent Frame bloggers debate Obama, civic virtue, and common good in new series, “These things are old.”
May 11th 2009
CUP interviews Mitchell Orenstein, editor of pensions book for new Columbia-SSRC series exploring the privatization of risk in the U.S. →
May 11th 2009
Board Executive Committee Member John Seely Brown quoted in New York Times: “Data, Not Design, Is King in the Age of Google.” →
May 7th 2009
CUP interviews pensions book editor Michael Orenstein.
May 7th 2009
SSRC researchers compare findings on the religious lives of migrant minorities at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. →
May 2nd 2009
New Study Confirms Cross-Ownership Leads to Less Local Content →

April 2009

April 29th 2009
Program director Alex de Waal delivers Colby College lecture, “Can Sudan Survive?” →
April 24th 2009
The Migration Program announces the availability of new resources on migration and development for free download. →
April 22nd 2009
SSRC’s Measure of America findings cited in Wilson Quarterly essay “Can America Fail?” →
April 20th 2009
Program director Josh DeWind is quoted in the San Diego Union-Tribune for remarks delivered at USD’s “Migration, Religion and National Identity” conference. →
April 20th 2009
Sixty graduate students win SSRC fellowships to develop dissertation proposals on topics from development studies to the human sciences. →
April 17th 2009
Craig Calhoun relates C.W. Mills’ teachings to economic crisis. →
April 9th 2009
The APSA membership journal reports on the SSRC’s 2008 Hirschman Prize Ceremony and Memorial Conference in honor of Charles Tilly →
April 7th 2009
Program director Lee Sigal talks about Japan’s antagonistic response to North Korea’s satellite launch on PBS “World Focus” →
April 2nd 2009
Program director Lee Sigal argues in the Chicago Tribune that seeking UN Security Council sanctions against Pyongyang will fail. →
April 2nd 2009
Future of Music Coalition Releases Study on Independent Music Airplay →
April 1st 2009
Martin Marty re-reads a 1937 SSRC Research Memorandum on Religion in the Depression →

March 2009

March 31st 2009
David Kyuman Kim answers questions about agency for SSRC.org interview. →
March 25th 2009
Washington Post obituary: John Hope Franklin passes away at 94 →
March 24th 2009
Richard Arum quoted in NYT article “Strip-Search Case Tests How Far Schools Can Go” →
March 24th 2009
SSRC report “Academic Internationalism: U.S. Universities in Transition” featured in Inside Higher Ed
March 17th 2009
The Japan Times reviews soft power book co-edited by 2002 Abe Fellow Yasushi Watanabe. →
March 17th 2009
Michael Voss's BBC News feature on Hemingway's Cuba papers pays tribute to the "unique joint rescue mission" involving the SSRC and the Cuban National Cultural Heritage Council →
March 16th 2009
Dalton Conley shares the findings of the American human development index in The Nation
March 16th 2009
Debbie Foster reviews Charles Tilly’s Credit and Blame, recommends SSRC’s interactive version of Tilly’s “American Interest” article on that topic →
March 13th 2009
SSRC Grants help fund MinnPost.com series “Meeting Minnesota’s Muslims” →
March 13th 2009
SSRC sponsors “Meeting Minnesota’s Muslims” article series in MinnPost
March 11th 2009
NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge hosts conversation with “African Arguments” co-author Richard Dowden on his new book on Africa →
March 9th 2009
SSRC Awards 13 Grants to Improve Public Knowledge on Islam and Muslim Communities →
March 9th 2009
Alex de Waal to participate in discussion of regime change and peacekeeping at CUNY Graduate Center →
March 6th 2009
To put justice before peace spells disaster for Sudan, claim Alex de Waal and Julie Flint in Guardian op-ed. →
March 6th 2009
Diana Rhoten quoted in CBNnews article: “Getting Through to Generation ‘Text’” →
March 6th 2009
Inside Higher Ed article on Michelle Lamont’s new book on scholarly peer review, “How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment” →
March 6th 2009
Jamie Taraby to be keynote speaker at March 27 workshop on roles and responsibilities of the media in portraying Islam and Muslim lives, part of an SSRC-funded initiative at Indiana U →
March 4th 2009
Alex de Waal leads NYU panel on reactions to ICC-issued arrest warrant for Bashir →
March 4th 2009
Alex de Waal to Lead NYC Panel on ICC Arrest Warrant for President Bashir →

February 2009

February 27th 2009
Craig Calhoun appointed to editorial board of World Social Science Report 2009 →
February 27th 2009
SSRC-sponsored project “Voices and Visions” recognized by Bloomington’s Human Rights Commission →
February 27th 2009
Lee Sigal cited in CNN write-up on Feb. 26 Georgia Tech conference on North Korea’s energy needs →
February 27th 2009
SSRC’s “Making Communications Research Matter” essay forum recommended by Center for Social Media blogger →
February 17th 2009
SSRC.org interviews Alex de Waal about the challenges of aiding children in AIDS-afflicted countries. →
February 13th 2009
Editorial in The Lancet touts findings of Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS. →
February 13th 2009
Lila Abu-Lughod and Saba Mahmood hold conversation on Women, Islam and the West discussion at Grace Cathedral, sponsored by the SSRC →
February 6th 2009
Sarah Burd-Sharps is interviewed on WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi about human development in the state (video) →
February 6th 2009
Alex de Waal to serve as president of new International Association of Humanitarian Studies →
February 6th 2009
SSRC Board member Gilles Kepel outlines challenges Obama faces in the Middle East, in this video interview. →
February 3rd 2009
Lee Sigal proposes a series of quid pro quos that the Obama administration should offer to North Korea. →
February 2nd 2009
Stimulating U.S. economy will also help remake America, observes Craig Calhoun.

January 2009

January 30th 2009
Craig Calhoun comments on the social agenda within Obama’s stimulus package in interview with NPR’s Liz Halloran →
January 30th 2009
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center releases preliminary findings of SSRC-sponsored study of hate speech on conservative talk radio →
January 27th 2009
de Waal’s “Making Sense of Darfur” is necessary reading for Heba Aly, recipient of travel grant from Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting →
January 27th 2009
Robert Bellah’s essay on Obama for “The Immanent Frame” excerpted in America, the national Catholic weekly magazine. →
January 27th 2009
Measure of America co-author Kristen Lewis interviewed on WBAI’s “Talkbalk” →
January 26th 2009
NYTimes covers Mannahatta, an ecological history of Manhattan developed by SSRC-VAI fellow Eric Sanderson →
January 12th 2009
On The Immanent Frame, Robert Bellah embraces Obama’s concern for the “common good.” →
January 11th 2009
Israeli political sociologist Avishai Ehriich talks to SSRC.org about how the conflict in Gaza typifies modern warfare. →
January 9th 2009
Measure of America is The Globalist’s #1 on “Favorite Books of 2008” list →
January 8th 2009
Experts Available for Interviews on Hemingway’s Cuba Papers →
January 6th 2009
Bell Tolls for Hemingway’s Papers, and SSRC Answers →
January 5th 2009
Chronicle of Higher Education cites SSRC’s essay forum on the Minerva controversy in news item on first Minerva grants (23 Dec 2008) →
January 5th 2009
Alex de Waal is honored with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for “services to development and conflict resolution in Africa” →
January 5th 2009
SSRC’s media reform program recommends six steps toward a stronger, more accountable, more transparent FCC in the Obama era →
January 5th 2009
Craig Calhoun named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) →

December 2008

December 23rd 2008
South Asian specialists question the appointment of Sonah Shah to Obama’s transition team. →
December 22nd 2008
Press Release: A Moving Experience →
December 22nd 2008
“The Immanent Frame” features a discussion on Mumbai, with posts by Arjun Appadurai, Veena Das, and others →
December 22nd 2008
President’s Question: What do we know about bailouts? →
December 22nd 2008
Craig Calhoun calls on Obama to appoint experts with expertise in world regions. →
December 11th 2008
SSRC’s tributes to Charles Tilly, memorial conference papers, and new Fund top the “Caught in the Web” news item in the ASA’s December 2008 “Footnotes” →
December 10th 2008
SSRC part of coalition that urging Obama to reverse policies on travel and people-to-people exchanges with Cuba →
December 10th 2008
Lorraine Aragon and James Leach’s 2005 SSRC project culminates in article in the latest American Ethnologist
December 10th 2008
Kevin Funk and Steve Fake’s “Scramble for Africa” draws on reportage and scholarship by program director Alex De Waal. →
December 8th 2008
“This Classroom Doesn’t Love a Wall”: John Bowen reviews French film The Class for SSRC.org. →
December 8th 2008
NYTimes obituary for former SSRC Board member Robert Zanjoc, pioneer in field of social psychology →
December 5th 2008
SSRC listed as one of the top five anthropology blogs on OnlineUniversities.com →
December 5th 2008
Common Cause Montana issues SSRC-funded report on access to e-government resources in rural Montana. →
December 5th 2008
HuffPo blogger Derek Shearer recommends Measure of America to Obama office →
December 2nd 2008
In SSRC.org interview, Mark Lilla describes his blogging experience for The Immanent Frame. →

November 2008

November 25th 2008
Saad Eskander’s essay on the SSRC’s “Minerva Controversy” forum to be published in the quarterly journal Counterpoise
November 25th 2008
Boston Globe editorial highlights the healthcare findings in The Measure of America
November 25th 2008
The Media Research Hub announces 7 new grants and an online account of its 44-project, 2.5 year intervention in funding research-advocacy collaboration →
November 24th 2008
Citizen Access to Democracy Hurting in Rural America →
November 21st 2008
Research fields and faculty have been selected for the 2009 DPDF competition, deadline January 30, 2009. →
November 18th 2008
Wendy Cadge wonders how Californians voted for Obama yet passed Proposition 8 in “The Blame Game,” on The Immanent Frame →
November 18th 2008
Media Advisory: Initial findings are released of SSRC-led longitudinal study of college student learning →
November 18th 2008
Richard Arum speaks on restoring order and respect in public schools in a NewTalk.org online panel →
November 11th 2008
New SSRC Working Paper examines decision facing refugees to Tanzania from Burundi: after three decades, should they become citizens? →
November 7th 2008
SSRC releases initial findings of CLA Study. →

October 2008

October 31st 2008
Patrick Lee Miller generates impassioned Immanent Frame debate on “immanent spirituality.” →
October 31st 2008
Patrick Lee Miller disputes Charles Taylor’s assertion about human need for belief in transcendence, on The Immananet Frame.
October 29th 2008
SSRC work results in new Research Alliance for NYC Schools, to be housed at NYU. →
October 20th 2008
Muslimvoices.org features podcasts that were funded by the SSRC Islam and Muslim in World Contexts grants program →
October 6th 2008
DPDF’s Camille Peretz to speak at Rutgers about fellowship and grant programs available to graduate students →

August 2008

August 27th 2008
Visit our audio slideshow about the destruction of public housing in New Orleans. →
August 27th 2008
“The Perfectly Outrageous Storm”: SSRC.org interviews Shirley Laska to commemorate three years since Katrina. →
August 11th 2008
Craig Calhoun makes statement against the Egyptian government’s new attack on sociologist Saad Eddin Ibrahim.

July 2008

July 18th 2008
Five Subway Stops, A Half-Century Difference →

June 2008

June 26th 2008
Abe Fellow Adrian Favell takes us on a guided tour of © MURAKAMI. →
June 15th 2008
Making Sense of Darfur offers guide to controversy over Ocampo’s decision to indict Bashir. →

May 2008

May 22nd 2008
"Too little too late" immigration policy threatens South Africa's fragile democracy, according to SSRC Migration Program advisor Loren Landau. →

April 2008

April 22nd 2008
Abe Fellow Jeffrey Broadbent reports on Ikuo Kabashima’s historic bid for prefectural governorship. →

February 2008

February 10th 2008
Immanent Frame bloggers discuss headscarf ban on Turkey’s university campuses. →

January 2008

January 8th 2008
Wisconsin Public Radio show “Here on Earth” announces SSRC-funded “Inside Islam” program series →
January 4th 2008
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awards $1.4 million to support SSRC’s Katrina study. →

December 2007

December 28th 2007
Craig Calhoun reflects on the tragedy of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. →

October 2007

October 30th 2007
Diana Rhoten comments on women and interdisciplinary science in Inside Higher Education. →

September 2007

September 21st 2007
Religion working group member John Esposito talks to Pakistani journalist about democracy and religious extremism. →

August 2007

August 28th 2007
Kai Erickson observes that two years after Katrina, the disaster is far from over. →
August 20th 2007
SSRC launches new inter-Asian initiative; inaugural conference to be held in Dubai. →

June 2007

June 27th 2007
Abe Fellowship committee member Nayan Chanda discusses his claim that globalization has a long history. →
June 8th 2007
SSRC salutes Charles Taylor on the occasion of his winning the Templeton Prize. →

April 2007

April 22nd 2007
Richard Arum comments on sociology of school shootings on VOA program about Va. Tech massacre. →