• 101.Why Prayer? A Conference on New Directions in the Study of Prayer

    Date
    Location
    Italian Academy, Columbia University
    Program
    New Directions in the Study of Prayer
    Meetings & Events
  • 102.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 critiques and planning for next steps, to a more philosophical discussion about the risks and opportunities presented by various assessment strategies. The economists were joined by representatives from the Educational Testing Service and the Institute for Evidence-Based Change, who offered further insights into ways to articulate and assess student learning outcomes.

    Date
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 103.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 refugee camp, home to approximately 13,000 Central African refugees, where the team initiated conversations on a new research project focusing access to justice for displaced populations 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 two of their western DRC research sites, Gemena and Gbadolite in the northwest province of Equateur 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 refugee camp, home to approximately 13,000 Central African refugees, where the team initiated conversations on a new research project focusing on access to justice for displaced populations in the DRC. This fieldwork was conducted under the auspices of two consortiums. SSRC has been a lead partner in the DFID-funded Justice and Security Research Programme since 2011, which looks into issues of hybrid governance and public authority to find out what arrangements best benefit those at the receiving end of policies to support justice and security in conflict-affected states. The second and newest companion project to the JSRP, Accommodation of justice for displaced in DRC, began in October 2014, and is a research consortium composed of SSRC, the University of Ghent, Cordaid, Wageningen University, and the Institut Supérieur de Développement Rural. It is funded by the WOTRO Science for Global Development, a division of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and will investigate how displaced populations, both those internally displaced and refugees, access justice in the DRC. SSRC manages the research in Western DRC, which includes Central African refugee camps and the communities surrounding them. The research trip was preceded by a WOTRO kickoff workshop and a JSRP planning workshop in Kinshasa from 29-31 January 2015.

    Date
    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 104.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 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.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 105.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 resistance of politico-religious movements, and rebel governance. The workshop also discussed and initiated a Congolese cartoon competition, inspired by the themes of the Justice and Security Research Programme, and coordinated by Thembo Muhindo Kashauri, one of Kinshasa’s finest cartoonists. 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 resistance of politico-religious movements, and rebel governance. The workshop also discussed and initiated a Congolese cartoon competition, inspired by the themes of the Justice and Security Research Programme, and coordinated by Thembo Muhindo Kashauri, one of Kinshasa’s finest cartoonists. A public appeal describing the project has been distributed to various artistic communities across DRC and once the cartoon designs are submitted, a selection committee will select the winners with the first prize being a trip to one of SSRC's consortium partners in Europe to showcase the work of the competition.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 106.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 Développement Rural. The project is financed by the WOTRO Science for Global Development, a division of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and will investigate how displaced populations, both those internally displaced and refugees access justice in three of the DRC's provinces--Equateur, Haut Uele, and South Kivu. During the workshop, participants presented initial mapping studies of justice enhancing mechanisms in the each of the provincial sites, as well as a literatur.

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

    Date
    Location
    Arusha Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 108.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 group engaged in a wide-ranging discussion about the essential knowledge and skills they expect business undergraduates to acquire over the course of their college careers. They also offered feedback on an initial draft of the Measuring College Learning in Business white paper, which will be published in early 2016. Aided by representatives from the Educational Testing Service and the Institute for Evidence-Based Change, the group discussed best practices and future directions for assessing student learning in undergraduate business programs.

    Date
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 109.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.

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

    Date
    , 10:00am –
    Location
    Social Science Research Council, Brooklyn, NY
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 111.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.

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

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

    Date
    Location
    University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Program
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Meetings & Events
  • 114.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, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo presented their findings on how public authority is exercised in their respective research sites, while others focused on local justice mechanisms. 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, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo presented their findings on how public authority is exercised in their respective research sites, while others focused on local justice mechanisms.

    Date
    Program
    Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)
    Meetings & Events
  • 115.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.

    Date
    , 1:00pm –
    Program
    Central Africa Policy Forum (CAPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 116.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 calculations for different racial and ethnic groups as well as for states and for smaller populations within states in the U.S. today.

    Date
    , 4:30pm –
    Location
    Cornell University
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events
  • 117.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 conflicts in the MENA region.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 118.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.

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

    Date
    Location
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Program
    Vietnam Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 120.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 draft of the Measuring College Learning in Sociology white paper, which will be published in early 2016. The group also discussed the various ways in which sociological learning might be assessed at the classroom and program level, evaluating the benefits and tradeoffs of each method.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 121.Thailand (New York)

    CPPF held presentations for the UN and CPPF donors on the on-going political disputes in Thailand, the economy, the conflict in the south and likely future scenarios in the aftermath of the recent coup.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 122.Measuring College Learning in Communication: Continuing the Conversation

    On October 17, 2014 a group of eleven communication scholars convened, for the second time, to discuss learning goals and assessment in undergraduate communication education. On October 17, 2014 a group of eleven communication scholars convened, for the second time, to discuss learning goals and assessment in undergraduate communication education. In addition to reviewing the learning outcomes articulated in a draft of the Measuring College Learning in Communication white paper, which will be published in early 2016, the group engaged in a wide-ranging discussion about the future of assessment in communication.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 123.Honduras (New York)

    CPPF organized a meeting to discuss the current crisis in Honduras including the state of governance and rule of law, organized crime and citizen’s security, and the economic, environmental, and social implications of the current crisis.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 124.Media as Activism

    International Conference - India International Centre-Annexe, New Delhi.

    Date
    Program
    Transregional Virtual Research Institute
    Meetings & Events
  • 125.Mapping Well-being and Opportunity for Resilient Communities around the World

    Alan Flippen of NY Times’ The Upshot will moderate a discussion hosted by The Municipal Art Society of New York and Measure of America. The panel comprises a diverse group of experts, policy makers, corporate and philanthropic foundations, and non-governmental organizations working on designing policies in regions and cities that improve their livability, their sustainability and the quality of life of the people who live and work within them. Co-Director of Measure of America, Sarah Burd-Sharps, to be featured among the panelists. Location: The Municipal Art Society of New York | 488 Madison Avenue, Suite 1900, 9-11am. Public event. Space is limited. RSVP required. For availability, contact: csmith@mas.org.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Location
    The Municipal Art Society of New York
    Program
    Measure of America
    Meetings & Events