April 2015

April 9th 2015
"Forms of Presence of the Social Sciences in the Arab Region," a preliminary report by sociologist Mohammed Bamyeh, was presented in Beirut at the second conference of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences, an organization headed by Middle East and North Africa Program and InterAsia Program director Seteney Shami, as covered by Al-Fanar Media →

October 2014

October 29th 2014
Seteney Shami, director of the Middle East and North Africa Program and the InterAsia Program, comments on the short- and long-term challenges for research and development of academic disciplines in the Arab world for an Al-Fanar Media article: “Arab Uprisings Echo in the Social Sciences" →

October 2013

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" →

July 2013

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 →

August 2012

August 27th 2012
2010 SSRC grantee Shiva Balaghi interviewed by McClatchy about US sanctions against Iran →

July 2011

July 22nd 2011
Seteney Shami and Holly Danzeisen share faculty reactions to international education budget cuts in Items & Issues

June 2011

June 24th 2011
Deadline for Training Awards in Higher Education and Social Inequality in Egypt proposal submissions extended to July 6th [.docx] →

August 2010

August 30th 2010
Program Director Seteney Shami named founding director of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS)

August 2009

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. →

July 2009

July 20th 2009
New on The Immanent Frame: Craig Calhoun and others respond to recent reversal in case of Tariq Ramadan. →

August 2008

August 11th 2008
Craig Calhoun makes statement against the Egyptian government’s new attack on sociologist Saad Eddin Ibrahim.

August 2007

August 20th 2007
SSRC launches new inter-Asian initiative; inaugural conference to be held in Dubai. →