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    2015
    • November
      CPPF deputy director Tatiana Carayannis and IDRF fellow Louisa Lombard (2009) coedit Making Sense of the Central African Republic, the Anxieties of Democracy program hosts a lecture and dialogue on “Equality in a New Age of Inequalities,” and Measure of America announces the DATA2GO.NYC Visualization Challenge.
    • October
      The SAGE Handbook of Research Management released; the inaugural Social Science After Hours to open with a presentation of DATA2GO.NYC by Measure of America; and the Carnegie Corporation profiles the Arab Council for the Social Sciences, headed by program director Seteney Shami.
    • September
      Measure of America to launch DATA2GO.NYC; SSRC fellows publish books on Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomats: U.S. Policymaking in Colombia, and more; and The Immanent Frame looks at Cosmology and the Environment.
    • July
      New reports reveal realities of race in America; The Decent City initiative cohosts an international debate in Barcelona, Spain; and the African Peacebuilding Network releases a policy brief on Nigeria’s 2015 elections.
    • May
      IDRF Photo Competition winners; board member Margaret Levi elected to the National Academy of Sciences; and SSRC fellows publish books, from Remixing Reggaetón to The Killing Consensus, based on their fellowship research.
    • April
      Implications of Normalization: Scholarly Perspectives on U.S.-Cuban Relations launches, The Immanent Frame looks at the intellectual genealogy of ISIS, and the Council remembers Visiting Committee member Norman H. Nie.
    • March
      Hirschman Prize awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab; University Fund for the Social Sciences announced; and fellows published in the Hispanic American Historical Review, South Asian Studies, and more.
    • February
      “Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer” held at Columbia University; Harvard professor John Comaroff on the sociology of criminology both in Cape Town and Ferguson, Missouri; and scholars respond to the Charlie Hebdo attack at The Immanent Frame.
    • January
      The SSRC’s 90th Anniversary Celebration; a new Drugs, Security and Democracy working paper on research security; and community policing by African chiefs through social media.
    2014
    • December
      Measure of America releases A Portrait of California 2014–2015, Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project director Leon Sigal discusses denuclearization through gradual reconciliation, and “The Social Cost of Shrimp in Bangladesh.”
    • October
      Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government, new SSRC Research Snapshot on grasses and empire, and the InterAsia Program’s “Media as Activism” conference in New Delhi.
    • September
      The Education Research Program releases Aspiring Adults Adrift, Tanur Prize winners announced, and “Why Do Americans Stink at Math?”
    • July
      The Decent City initiative releases The Cities Papers, new Measure of America report on opportunity, and a The Immanent Frame piece on religious freedom is featured at Salon.
    • June
      New Anxieties of Democracy program, DSD fellows discuss their research in the latest On the Line podcast, and president Ira Katznelson speaks on the architecture of fear at the Museum of Modern Art.
    • May
      A digital demonstration of Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa, new SSRC Working Papers, and two fellow cohorts announced.
    • April
      Highlights from the 2014 IDRF Photo Competition, the SSRC announces Albert O. Hirschman Prize recipients, and Reverberations is nominated for a Webby Award.
    • March
      China-Africa Knowledge Project launches digital resource hub, first in DSD Working Paper Series on Research Security is released, and how Ms. Marvel will save the world.
    • February
      New Digital Culture program and Creative Commons license, the Cuba Program’s Hemingway Document Preservation Project comes to fruition, and the latest North Korea Chronology.
    • January
      New books on Jürgen Habermas and on transitional justice, the African Peacebuilding Network’s conference in Nigeria, and thoughts on the “disenchanted enchantment” of Ludwig Wittgenstein at The Immanent Frame.
    2013
    • November
      The Children of Immigrants at School, Measure of America in the news, and a new essay series at Reverberations.
    • October
      New research from Measure of America, 22 Ideas to Fix the World out from NYU Press/SSRC, and new Kujenga Amani feature section.
    • September
      New titles from NYU Press and the SSRC, Academically Adrift in the news, and Fourth Wave is available for download.
    • July
      New Fellow cohorts, DPDF Fellow Spotlight videos, and a new Off the Cuff series from The Immanent Frame.
    • June
      The Measure of America 2013-2014, an interactive map on Transitional Justice, and new essays from SSRC Forums.
    • May
      DPDF 2013 cohort, staff publications, and new coverage of the Religion program.
    • April
      IDRF Photo Competition winners, SSRC Press Release on NSF funding, and new essays from SSRC Forums African Futures and Kujenga Amani.
    • March
      Announcing Engaging Eurasia, and Reverberations Forums, new analysis of North Korea, reviews of Ira Katznelson’s new book, and Fellow news.
    • February
      Meeting on sexual violence and HIV transmission, Ira Katznelson’s book Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time, and new essays from Kujenga Amani and African Futures.
    • January
      The Immanent Frame now in its sixth year, Eurasia Program policy briefs, and the second workshop of the CASS-SSRC Seminar Series on Migration, Social Development and Social Protection.
    2012
    • November
      SSRC Forum Kujenga Amani launches, a new Research Snapshot, and the publication of Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora.
    • October
      DSD Video and Podcasts, NDSP Grantees, and new SSRC Staff Publications.
    • September
      One In Seven, African Futures relaunch, Eurasia fellow profiles.
    • August
      Transitional Justice and Displacement, Measure of America impact, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum workshop.
    • July
      Rachel Tanur Prize winners announced, New essay series at The Immanent Frame, Review of Possible Futures series.
    • June
      Katznelson named next SSRC president, 2012 IDRF cohort, Arab Uprisings
    • May
      Picturing Algeria, Measure of America on NBC, What Matters?
    • April
      Fellows Map, Book Exchange, Women’s Well-Being report
    • March
      Benedict Anderson awarded Hirschman Prize, African Peacebuilding Program
    • February
      African Futures, Tanur Prize, New Voices, China-Africa knowledge networks
    • January
      Calhoun to LSE, follow-up to Academically Adrift, A Portrait of Marin
    2011
    • November
      Possible Futures forum, Copy Culture report, “Who Needs Knowledge?”
    • October
      Research on Prayer RFP, recession earnings changes
    • September
      10 Years after September 11, Qatar, Perú, Fernando Coronil
    • July
      Science, ethics, Title VI funding, Preventing a Nuclear North Korea
    • June
      African Social Sciences Fellowship, Public-Private Partnerships report
    • May
      A Portrait of California, fellowship announcements, Inter-Asia Conference
    • April
      Possible Futures, A Portrait of California launch
    • March
      Media Piracy, Recovery in Japan, Common Good Forecaster
    • February
      Power of Religion, Media Piracy, Middle East coverage
    • January
      Academically Adrift, Hirschman Prize, Inter-Asian Connections
    2010
    • November
      DPDF Research Fields, interactive maps, new LSE partnership
    • October
      LASDD Fellowship, AHDP book launch, Forced Migration Review
    • September
      Items & Issues online, Obama’s Bank book, cellphones as schoolwork?
    • August
      New book on Robert K. Merton, rebuilding Haiti, photo competition winners
    • July
      World Social Science Report, Rethinking Secularism, Joan Scott interview
    • June
      Vietnam’s Helmet Day report, IDRF book fellow, Islam grants program awards
    • May
      New human development report, Disaster book, 2010 DPDF Fellows and more
    • April
      Health care reform, higher education, Haiti reconstruction and more
    • March
      Broadband access, disaster in Haiti, North Korea policy and more
    • February
      Earthquake in Haiti, new book on Bailouts, Ukrainian elections and more
    • January
      Burundian refugees, African citizenship, North Korea and more
    2009
    • December
      Fall of the Berlin Wall, Mannahatta: The Game, media policy and more
    • November
      “Rethinking Secularism,” gender and security, perceptions of Islam and more
    • October
      A Portrait of Louisiana, HIV/AIDS, Hurricane Katrina and more