• 76.Measuring College Learning in Biology: Continuing the Conversation

    On March 6-7, 2015 the Measuring College Learning in Biology panel convened for a second time to discuss learning outcomes and assessment for undergraduates in their field. On March 6-7, 2015 the Measuring College Learning in Biology panel convened for a second time to discuss learning outcomes and assessment for undergraduates in their field. The meeting offered an opportunity to discuss undergraduate education in the field as a whole, and to think about ways to ensure that today’s biology students ga…

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    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 77.Pardis Mahdavi - International Workshop on “Intimate Lives of Intimate Laborers”

    Although the past decade has witnessed a resurgence of interest in questions of human trafficking, intimate labor, and the feminization of migration, few scholars have positioned the intimate lives of laborers at the center of analysis. This workshop proposes to address this gap in our understanding of the intersections of family, kinship, and the intimate choices of those working in the sphere of intimate labor. Rather than focusing on the labor performed by intimate laborers, we focus instead on the int…

    Date
    February 28th
    Location
    Room 309, Nishi-Waseda Building, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University (1-21-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051 JAPAN) http://web.waseda.jp/gsaps/en/access/
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    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 78.Wilton Park Conference on “Peacebuilding in Africa”

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    Wilton Park, Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex, England
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 79.2014 Albert O. Hirschman Prize Ceremony

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    , 4:00pm –
    Location
    Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
    Program
    The Albert O. Hirschman Prize
    Meetings & Events
  • 80.Haiti (Paper)

    CPPF commissioned a paper from consultant Yasmine Shamsie on the role of the Haitian state on the development of the Caracol Industrial Park. The paper adds much-needed nuanced analysis of the effectiveness of the Haitian state, the role of civil society in large-scale economic development projects, and the importance of balancing industry and agriculture in a poor, food-deprived country like Haiti.

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    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 81.Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer

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    Location
    Italian Academy, Columbia University
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    New Directions in the Study of Prayer
    Meetings & Events
  • 82.Measuring College Learning in Economics: Continuing the Conversation

    On February 6-7, 2015 a group of ten economists convened, for the second time, to discuss learning goals for economics undergraduates. On February 6-7, 2015 a group of ten economists convened, for the second time, to discuss learning goals for economics undergraduates. In addition to evaluating student learning outcomes (SLOs) and assessment opportunities, the group workshopped the Measuring College Learning in Economics white paper, which will be published in early 2016. The meeting ranged from specific…

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    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 83.JSRP Research Trip to Gemena and Gbadolite (Equateur) in the DRC

    JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn, and Program Associate Mignonne Fowlis joined a team of their local researchers on a field visit to the cities of Gemena and Gbadolite in northern Equateur province for a series of interviews with government officials, civil society representatives, and customary leaders on issues of public authority. While near the border of the Central African Republic, the trip also served as an opportunity to visit the Inke refug…

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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 84.Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)

    CPPF held a two-day brainstorming and retreat at the request of the Political Affairs Division (PAD) of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) to examine the immediate and long-term issues facing the DRC, including developments in the electoral process, and security threats from armed groups. Members from CPPF's DRC Affinity Group were invited as external experts to offer their reflections to the debate. CPPF held a two-day brainstorming and retreat at the request…

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    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 85.JSRP Planning Workshop in Kinshasa

    On 31 January 2015, the JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, and JSRP Research Director at the University of Ghent Koen Vlassenroot convened their DRC research teams for a planning workshop in Kinshasa at the Centre d'Études pour l'Action Sociale. Participants discussed the many cross-cutting research themes observed throughout the various JSRP research sites in Western and Eastern DRC. A few of these included customary conflicts and public authority, borders, identity and power, the re…

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    , 9:00am –
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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 86.WOTRO Kick-Off Workshop in Kinshasa

    On 29-30 January 2015, JSRP Research Director at the SSRC Tatiana Carayannis, Program Coordinator Aaron Pangburn, and Program Associate Mignonne Fowlis participated in a kick-off workshop for a new research project of the Justice and Security Research Program entitled "Accommodation of justice for displaced in DRC." The project is based at and coordinated out of the Conflict Research Group (University of Ghent) other key partners include, Cordaid, Wageningen University, and the Institut Supérieur de Dév…

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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 87.APN Second Training Workshop in Arusha, Tanzania

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    Arusha Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 88.Measuring College Learning in Business: Continuing the Conversation

    On January 5-6, 2015 the SSRC’s Measuring College Learning in Business panel, a group of sixteen experts in business education, was brought together for a second time to discuss teaching, learning, and assessment. On January 5-6, 2015 the SSRC’s Measuring College Learning in Business panel, a group of sixteen experts in business education, was brought together for a second time to discuss teaching, learning, and assessment. Building on the discussion from an earlier meeting in the spring of 2014, the…

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    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 89.Petrocaribe (Paper)

    CPPF commissioned a paper from Francine Jacome focusing on the current state of Venezuelan-led Petrocaribe and the implications any sudden stops or changes in oil-policy in Venezuela could have on benefit-recipient countries in the Caribbean and Central America.

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    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 90.SSRC Seminar by Professor Laurie Nathan

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    , 10:00am –
    Location
    Social Science Research Council, Brooklyn, NY
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 91.The Measure of America Approach to Gauging Well-Being and Opportunity in the United States

    Measure of America Chief Statistician Patrick Guyer will be at Kansai University in Osaka, presenting Measure of America’s work on conceptualizing and applying well-being gauges at the community level. Several local well-being projects in Japan are being spearheaded with the advice of Kansai University Professor Takayoshi Kusago, who will be moderating this discussion. Contact us for more information on this event.

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    Location
    Osaka, Japan
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 92.Seminar in New York by APN Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Gbemisola Animasawun

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    , 12:00pm –
    Location
    Institute of African Studies, Columbia University, New York
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 93.Regional Training Workshop on Research Design and Methods in Pretoria, South Africa

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    Location
    University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 94.JSRP Research Workshop—Gulu, Uganda

    On 1–4 December 2014, JSRP research director Tatiana Carayannis and program coordinator Aaron Pangburn from the Social Science Research Council joined their Congolese local researchers Jose Bazonzi (Kinshasa) and Jose Ndala (Gbadolite) in Gulu, Uganda, for a research workshop with other members of the international research consortium. Researchers from the London School of Economics, Ghent University, the World Peace Foundation (at Tufts University), and various regional institutes from South Sudan, Uga…

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    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 95.Electoral Processes, Livelihoods, and Youth in Burundi and Rwanda

    On 21 November 2014, the Central African Policy Forum hosted a meeting on "Electoral Processes, Livelihoods, and Youth in Burundi and Rwanda" at Amnesty International's office in New York. Speakers included Floride Ahitungiye (Burundi) and Narcisse Kalisa (Rwanda), Country Directors from Search for Common Ground.

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    , 1:00pm –
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    Central Africa Policy Forum (CAPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 96.Beyond GDP – Measuring Human Progress and Well-Being in the United States

    From 4:30 to 6:00 PM, at 142 Goldwin Smith Hall, Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will speak at Cornell University. She is being hosted by the Cornell University Center for the Study of Inequality. She will present Measure of America’s exploration of well-being and opportunity in the United States using the American Human Development Index, a composite index comprised of indicators on health, education, and living standards. Measure of America is the only source of life expectancy calculatio…

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    , 4:30pm –
    Location
    Cornell University
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 97.The Middle East and North Africa (Geneva)

    In collaboration with the UN DPA, CPPF organized a two-day brainstorming on cross-regional trends in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with a focus on youth. The meeting—a follow on to a regional meeting on North Africa and the Sahel held in Tunis in October 2013 at the request of DPA’s Africa II team— served as an opportunity to discuss common regional challenges related to youth, including limited education opportunities, high unemployment, growing radicalization and the effects of conflict…

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    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 98.Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes region (Nairobi)

    CPPF held a three-day brainstorming and retreat at the request of the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region to examine the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework.

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    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 99.Capacity Building and Providing Quality Evidence for Policymakers: The SSRC in Partnership with the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

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    Location
    Hanoi, Vietnam
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    Vietnam Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 100.Measuring College Learning in Sociology: Continuing the Conversation

    On November 7, 2014 the SSRC’s Measuring College Learning in Sociology panel, a group of eleven faculty members from across the country, convened for the second time to discuss teaching, learning, and assessment in sociology. On November 7, 2014 the SSRC’s Measuring College Learning in Sociology panel, a group of eleven faculty members from across the country, convened for the second time to discuss teaching, learning, and assessment in sociology. A portion of the meeting was dedicated to reviewing a…

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    , 9:00am
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events