• 26.Drugs, Security and Democracy Program

    Supporting research in Latin America and the Caribbean to inform drug policy.

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  • 27.East Africa: Forced Migration, Citizenship, and Belonging

    In collaboration with the International Refugee Rights Initiative based in Kampala, Uganda, the Forced Migration project of the SSRC's Migration Program is sponsoring a series of case studies with locally based refugee research and advocacy organizations to determine how access and denial to the rights of citizenship affect the displacement, protection, and return of displaced populations in the Great Lakes Region of East Africa and can inform policy reforms to enhance migrants’ rights.

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  • 28.Education Research Program

    Bringing social science to bear on local, national, and international educational challenges.

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  • 29.Education and Migration in Comparative Perspective

    As part of its Migration and Education initiative, the SSRC's Migration Program assembled a working group to focus on the educational philosophy and institutional arrangements and practices that shape educational pathways for immigrant and second generation students, as well as affecting their prospects for socioeconomic and civic integration, across a number of countries. The group met in London in 2005 to deliver working papers, some of which will be published in an edited volume, and several members, including SSRC Program Director Jennifer Holdaway, edited a special issue of the Teachers College Record (2009) reviewing the existing research as well as highlighting some of the difficulties of comparative studies.

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  • 30.Education and Migration in the United States

    As part of its work on migration and education, the SSRC's Migration Program assembled a working group to examine how educational institutions within the United States have responded to growing numbers of immigrant students as well as how immigrant families and communities navigate this country's educational system. The group met in New York in 2005 to deliver working papers on these topics, some of which will be published in an edited volume, and several members, including SSRC Program Director Jennifer Holdaway, edited a special issue of Teachers College Record  (2009) looking at how the governance structures of education shape the opportunities open to children of immigrant families in the United States.

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  • 31.FORHEAD Faculty and Curriculum Development Program

    …[中文] It is widely acknowledged that the relationship between development, environment and health is multidirectional and dynamic, and that professionals and citizens need an understanding of these issues that goes beyond the confines of disciplinary-based learning. Yet, an interdisciplinary approach remains the exception rather than the norm. Building on its network of experts, FORHEAD is promoting the introduction of an interdisciplinary perspective on health, environment, and development into higher education and training programs and strengthening capacity within institutions for ongoing collaboration and innovation. FORHEAD seeks to create curriculum materials, tailored to the Chinese context, which can be adapted for use in a variety of university-level courses relating to environment, health and development; develop cross-disciplinary networks of faculty and staff within and across institutions of higher education that can provide a basis for ongoing sharing of teaching materials and experience, and the development of innovative, locally-grounded approaches to environment and health problems; and encourage collaborations between universities and local communities to respond to local environment and health problems. FORHEAD Faculty and Curriculum Development Call for Proposals Projects supported in 2013 The Faculty and Curriculum Development for Environment, Health and Development in China Project is supported by the United Board.

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  • 32.Forum on Health, Environment and Development

    …[中文] CEHI collaborates closely with Chinese partner institutions through the Forum on Health, Environment and Development (FORHEAD). The Forum was founded to provide a China-based platform for building capacity and generating and sharing knowledge among researchers, policymakers, NGOs, and other stakeholders working in the field of environment, health, and development. The Forum holds an annual conference featuring new research, policy, and NGO initiatives in the field. In order to strengthen capacity to work on these issues, the Forum organizes summer institutes that provide intensive training for early career researchers and NGO staffers. Interdisciplinary working groups on particular topics synthesize current knowledge and develop cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional projects that can advance knowledge and provide the basis for informed policy. Outreach takes place through the FORHEAD website, formal and informal communication with policymakers, and publications.     The Forum is led by a consortium of institutions that bring different disciplinary and professional expertise. The current steering committee includes the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Institute of Geography and Natural Resources China), the China Agricultural University (College of Humanities and Development), Peking University (Institute of Environmental Economics), the Kunming Medical School, and the Social Science Research Council (China Environment and Health Initiative). Jennifer Holdaway of the SSRC and Professor Wang Wuyi of IGSNRR are the codirectors of FORHEAD. Visit the FORHEAD website.

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  • 33.HIV/AIDS Fellowship Program

    With support from the Open Society Institute, the SSRC's HIV/AIDS Program supported a pilot fellowship program providing funding opportunities for African researchers to carry out research on improving public health policy responses to the pandemic. In November 2006 eleven fellows from five of the most affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa received awards ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 for research on HIV/AIDS related to sexual violence and caregiving. Fellowship awards included participation in a research and capacity-strengthening seminar held in Durban, South Africa, in December 2006. Discussion focused on the interaction between public health policy at the global and local levels and on new conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches for assessing public health and HIV-related policies and programs.

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  • 34.Hemingway Document Preservation Project

    Facilitating efforts to restore Ernest Hemingway's Cuba papers for scholars and the general public.

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  • 35.Higher Education and Social Inequality in Comparative Perspective (U.S. and Egypt)

    The SSRC MENA Program has begun a two-year project on Higher Education and Social Inequality: Models, Tools and Transfers in Comparative Perspective (the U.S. and Egypt). Funded by the Ford Foundation, the project proposes to train a cohort of Egyptian junior scholars to pursue scholarly and policy research in the field of higher education, as related to issues of social inequality as well as equity and access to education. The training will comprise a mixture of modalities, from small training workshops, to an 8-week study stay at New York University/SSRC, to individual mentoring and conference participation. The project also aims at developing a model for a successful mentorship program that brings together senior and junior researchers, encourages collaboration and teamwork, and builds bridges between policy and research in higher education. The project hopes to lay the groundwork for future U.S./Egyptian collaboration in the field of higher education.

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  • 36.How Genocides End

    The ending of genocide has been treated in a normative manner with a focus on how it “ought” to end, as opposed to how, empirically, historical and contemporary episodes of genocide have come to an end. Since 2005 the SSRC has hosted a series of academic seminars as well as a web forum examining genocide in an empirical way, which have helped to take the field of genocide studies in a new direction. Working closely with the UN and African Union peace and security departments, we are planning additional seminars and detailed research studies.

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  • 37.Immigration and Religion in America

    The SSRC project on Migration and Religion convened a working group of American migration and religion scholars to compare past and present patterns in the religious adaptations of Mexican and Italian, Japanese and Korean, Jewish and Muslim, African-American and Haitian migrants. These patterns included integration into American religions, conversion to American religions, the establishment of new religions in America, and the incorporation of American religions into migrants’ own religious practices. The working group produced the edited volume, Immigration and Religion in America (NYU Press, 2008).

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  • 38.Initiative on Cuban Libraries and Archives

    Assisting Cuban libraries and archives to prepare for and respond to disaster.

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  • 39.Inter-Asian Connections II: Singapore (2010)

    The second conference in the InterAsian Connections Conference Series, hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS), marked the beginning of a multiyear partnership between the SSRC, the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, and NUS. This conference featured five concurrent workshops coordinated by individual directors that showcased innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines. These workshops focused on broad themes of particular relevance to Asia, reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia and South Asia to East Asia. Themes included Old Histories / New Geographies, Migration: Mobilities and Displacement, Security and Insecurity, Transnational Knowledge Economies, and Translocal Trust Networks. The conference was structured to enable intensive “working group” interactions on specific research themes—a trademark of the series—as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. The third day of the conference featured a public keynote address delivered by Dr. Ackbar Abbas (professor of comparative literature, University of California–Irvine), “‘Poor Theory’ and Asian Cultural Practices [watch video here].” It also featured a plenary in celebration of professor Wang Gungwu’s eightieth birthday, with an address delivered by Philip A. Kuhn (the Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, emeritus, Harvard University), “China and Chineseness: Civilization as Historical Storehouse,” and a plenary devoted to “Electronic Media and Academic Interaction among Scholars in Asia” led by Paul H. Kratoska, managing director, NUS Press, and Michael Duckworth, publisher, Hong Kong University Press. CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS Click the following links for additional details on the five conference workshops, including full lists of workshop participants. » How Asia Became Territorial Workshop directors: Itty Abraham, University of Texas at Austin, US See Seng Tan, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore » Inter-Asian Temple and Trust Networks within and out of Southeast Asia Workshop director: Kenneth Dean, McGill University, Canada » Old Histories, New Geographies: Contrapuntal Mobilities of Trade and State across Asia Workshop directors: Engseng Ho, Duke University, US Lakshmi Subramanian, Jamia Millia Islamia, India » Regional Knowledge Hubs in Asia: The Social Sciences and Humanities in Science and Technology Human Capital (STHC) Workshop directors: V.V. Krishna, National University of Singapore Tim Turpin, University of Western Sydney, Australia » Reproduction Mobility in Asia Workshop directors: Biao Xiang, University of Oxford, UK Mika Toyota, National University of Singapore.

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  • 40.Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul (2013)

    Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul was hosted by Koç University and coorganized and cosponsored by an expanded set of institutional partners that included Yale University, the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, and Göttingen University.   In its effort to update the conference series on an ongoing basis, the organizers solicited conference workshop proposals around an expanded and diverse set of fourteen broad, umbrella themes. Six workshops were selected around five themes: The Post-Neoliberal State, Connected Empires, Picturing and Fictionalizing Asia, The Social Life of Capital in Asian Cities, and Food and Foodways. In addition, the conference’s hosts at Koç University organized a seventh workshop focused on Inequalities in Asian Societies. As throughout the series, the conference structure was designed to enable intensive “working group” interactions on a specific research theme, as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. The conference featured a public keynote address delivered by Willem van Schendel (University of Amsterdam), “Recombining Asia, or Three Wars and a Conversion,” [watch video here]. The conference also featured a roundtable discussion organized by members of the Transregional Virtual Research Institute focused on “the new global left,” as well as plenary sessions and closed workshop sessions. In addition, Deniz Kandiyoti gave an opening plenary address [watch video here], “Ambiguous Locations/Shifting Vocations: Turkey in Asia,” in which she challenges the “Westward” orientation central to conventional accounts of Turkish modernization with her own personal account of less acknowledged influences. VIDEO Opening Plenary Address: "Ambiguous Locations/Shifting Vocations: Turkey in Asia" - Deniz Kandiyoti Keynote Address: "Recombining Asia, or Three Wars and a Conversion" - Willem van Schendel   CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS Click the following links for additional details on the seven conference workshops, including full lists of workshop participants. » “After Neoliberalism?” The Future of Postneoliberal State and Society in Asia Workshop directors: Emel Akçali, Department of International Relations and European Studies, Central European University, Hungary Ho-Fung Hung, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, US Lerna Yanik, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Kadir Has University, Istanbul » Asian Early Modernities: Empires, Bureaucrats, Confessions, Borders, Merchants Workshop directors: Kaya Sahin, Department of History, Indiana University, US Hendrik Spruyt, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, US » Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary Workshop directors: Alice Jim, Department of Art History, Concordia University, Canada Henry Tsang, Faculty of Culture and Community, emily carr university of art + design, Canada » Inequalities in Asian Societies: Bringing Back Class Analysis Workshop directors: Deniz Yükseker, Sociology, Koç University, Turkey Ching Kwan Lee, Sociology, UCLA, US Can Nacar, History, Koç University, Turkey » Porous Enclaves: Inter-Asian Residential Projects and the Popular Classes from Istanbul to Seoul Workshop directors: John Friedmann, School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia, Canada Erik Harms, Anthropology and Area and International Studies, Yale University, US » Rescuing Taste from the Nation: Oceans, Borders, and Culinary Flows Workshop directors: Krishnendu Ray, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University, US Cecilia Leong-Salobir, University of Wollongong, US » The Sounds and Scripts of Languages in Motion Workshop directors: Jing Tsu, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University, US Ronit Ricci, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia-Pacific, Australian National University.

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  • 41.InterAsia Partnership

    Since 2009, the Council has worked in collaboration with multiple core institutional partners to construct InterAsia as a new research site. The InterAsia Partnership has built international and interdisciplinary scholars’ networks, transformed scholarly approaches and research agendas, and promoted the development of innovative comparisons on a number of cross-regional and transregional themes. Activities include the InterAsian Connections Conference Series, a Transregional Virtual Research Institute, and various nodal activities that build on the institutional strengths of each partner, developing regional loci for important InterAsia research and teaching. Core partner institutions include the National University of Singapore, the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, Yale University, and Göttingen University (Germany). Göttingen Universityhttp://www.cetren.de/ Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Konghttp://www.hkihss.hku.hk/en/home/index.html National University of Singapore, Asia Research Institute (ARI)http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/article_view.asp?id=1 Yale University MacMillan Centerhttp://campuspress.yale.edu/interasia/.

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  • 42.InterAsia Program

    Reconceptualizing Asia for a new generation of scholarship.

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  • 43.InterAsian Connections Conference Series

    The international InterAsian Connections Conference Series is the cornerstone of the InterAsia Partnership and of the overall InterAsia Program. The Council launched the series with an inaugural conference in Dubai in 2008 and has since worked in collaboration with multiple partner institutions to organize three additional conferences in Singapore (2010), Hong Kong (2012), Istanbul (2013), and Seoul (2016). To date, the conference series has included more than four hundred scholars. The conference series showcases innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines and explores themes that transform conventional understandings of Asia. This series aims to cross traditional area studies boundaries and create international and interdisciplinary networks of scholars working to theorize the intersection of the “global” and the “regional” in a variety of contexts. The conferences—comprised of smaller, director-led thematic workshops and open, plenary sessions—are structured to enable intensive “working group” interactions on specific research themes as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern.

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  • 44.InterAsian Connections I: Dubai (2008)

    The inaugural event in the Inter-Asian Connections Conference Series, this conference was organized around twelve concurrent workshops showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines on themes of particular relevance across Asia. This structure enabled intensive “working group” interactions on specific research themes, as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. The conference featured a number of events open to the general public, including a public keynote panel, “The Asian Century,” delivered by professor Prasenjit Duara (National University of Singapore) [watch video here]. The concluding day of the conference brought all the workshop participants together for an exchange of research agendas that had emerged over the course of the deliberations in Dubai. The conference also included a plenary session, “Dubai: Interconnecting Asia,” which explored issues of pressing relevance to the Gulf region within the context of Asia and highlighted the distinctive relations between corporate, private, and state organizations in the United Arab Emirates and their potential role in connecting local and international research communities. CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS » Border Problems: Theory, Culture, and Political Economy Workshop directors: David Ludden, New York University, US Julie Mostov, Drexel University, Pennsylvania, US Dina Siddiqi, University of Pennsylvania, US » Distant Divides and Intimate Connections: Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia Workshop director: Nicole Constable, University of Pittsburgh, US » Initiatives of Regional Integration in Asia in Comparative Perspective: Concepts, Contents, and Prospects Workshop directors: Howard Loewen, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Germany Anja Zorob, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Germany » Interreferencing Asia: Urban Experiments and the Art of Being Global Workshop directors: Aihwa Ong, University of California, Berkeley, US Ananya Roy, University of California, Berkeley, US » Law-in-Action in Asian Societies and Civilizations Workshop directors: Baudouin Dupret, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France Zouhair Ghazzal, Loyola University, Chicago, US » Multiple Flexibilities: Nation-States, Global Business, and Precarious Labor Workshop directors: Kevin Hewison, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US » Neoliberal Globalization and Governmentality: State, Civil Society, and the NGO Phenomenon in Asia Workshop director: Sangeeta Kamat, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, US » Networks of Islamic Learning across Asia: The Role of International Centers of Islamic Learning in Building Ties and Forging New Identities Workshop director: Jacqueline Armijo-Hussein, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE » Postcollective Economic Lives and Livelihoods: Studies of Economy, Institutions, and Everyday Practice in Postsocialist Eurasia and Asia Workshop directors: Beth Mitchneck, University of Arizona, US John Pickles, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US » Sites of Inter-Asian Interaction Workshop directors: Sunil Amrith, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK Timothy Harper, University of Cambridge, UK » South Asia Regional Fellowship Program: Collaborative Research Workshop directors: Gopalan Balachandran, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland Srirupa Roy, Social Science Research Council, New York, and University of Massachusetts at Amherst, US » Transnational Circuits: “Muslim Women” in Asia Workshop director: Annelies Moors, ISIM / University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Conference proceedings, including detailed reports on each of the workshops, full lists of workshop participants, and analyses of the applicant and participant pools, can be found here.

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  • 45.InterAsian Connections III: Hong Kong (2012)

    Inter-Asian Connections III: Hong Kong was hosted by the Hong Kong Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong and was coorganized and cosponsored by the SSRC, the HKIHSS, and the National University of Singapore. This conference featured six concurrent workshops coordinated by individual directors that showcased innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines. The organizers solicited workshop proposals around broad themes of particular relevance to Asia, including Globalizing Asia, Old Histories / New Geographies, New Politics of Inequality, and Security/Insecurity. An additional two workshops were organized locally by the host institution, focused on particularly salient issues in Hong Kong (and beyond): Medicine, Science, and Health in Asia and Sustainability and Citizenship in Asian Cities. The conference included multiple plenary sessions in addition to the closed workshop sessions. In “Interpreting Hong Kong,” Margaret Ng (Legislative Council of the HKSAR) and Stephen Vines (independent journalist, writer, and businessman) shared personal experiences and perspectives of living, working and contributing to the cultural, professional, and political dynamics of Hong Kong in the past decades [watch video here]. The concluding day brought all the participants together for a public presentation and exchange of research agendas that had emerged over the course of the conference deliberations. In the plenary, “Inter-Asia, Then and Now,” Finbarr Barry Flood (New York University), Takeshi Hamashita (Sun Yat-sen University) and Engseng Ho (Duke University) examined the ways that scholars working with InterAsian perspectives are revitalizing relations between area studies and the disciplines (such as literature, art history, anthropology, history and economics). The conversation continued in the plenary, “China in Asia, Then and Now,” which featured Helen Siu (Yale University and University of Hong Kong), Wang Gungwu (National University of Singapore) and Xiang Biao (Oxford University). In this final conference session, the speakers addressed questions such as: How can we think of China-Asian relations in the long-term? Can the earlier order give us clues to the present or not? Is the past mobilizable for the future?    CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS Click the following links for additional details on the six conference workshops, including full lists of the workshop participants. » Anatomies of Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Health in Asia Workshop directors: Angela Ki Che Leung, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong, China Izumi Nakayama, University of Hong Kong, China » Asian Crossings, 1789–1914 Workshop directors: Ross Forman, National University of Singapore Julia Kuehn, University of Hong Kong, China » Just Society at Last? Ideals and Projects of the Common Good across Asia Workshop directors: Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied, National University of Singapore Morgan Y. Liu, Ohio State University, US » Networks of Religious Learning and the Dissemination of Religious Knowledge across Asia Workshop directors: Christophe Jaffrelot, Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Sciences Po, France Mirjam Künkler, Princeton University, US » Shifting Geopolitical Ecologies and New Spatial Imaginaries Workshop directors: Çağlar Keyder, Boğaziçi University, Turkey Ravi Arvind Palat, State University of New York at Binghamton, US » Sustainability and Citizenship in Asian Cities Workshop directors: Anne M. Rademacher, New York University, US K. Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University, US Billy Kee-long So, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China.

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  • 46.InterAsian Connections Nodal Activities

    In addition to jointly planned core activities—such as the InterAsian Connections Conference Series and the Transregional Virtual Research Institute—InterAsia partners are developing a series of research and training activities that will be hosted by individual partner institutions. Building on the institutional strengths of the partners, these activities are designed to further the larger aims of the initiative and support innovative cross- and transregional scholarship, as well as to facilitate a range of structured interactions, engaging with particular communities around specific thematic issues. Göttingen Universityhttp://www.cetren.de/ Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Konghttp://www.hkihss.hku.hk/en/home/index.html NUS Asia Research Institute (ARI)https://ari.nus.edu.sg/ Yale University MacMillan Centerhttp://interasia.commons.yale.edu/.

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  • 47.InterAsian Connections V: Seoul (2016)

    …by the fellowship program will further the understanding of how globalization operates through various types of territorial and extraterritorial processes. For examples, see workshops and conferences organized by the InterAsia partnership on this theme and project abstracts for the 2012 and 2013 cohorts of the SSRC Postdoctoral Transregional Research Fellows. Can I apply to participate in more than one workshop? No. Please read the list of workshops and individual workshop CfPs carefully before selecting a workshop for participation. You can only apply to one workshop. Multiple submissions will be disqualified from the selection process. Can I apply to participate if I have participated in or applied to a previous InterAsian Connections event? Yes. Can I submit a joint application with another researcher? Yes; however while we are able to accept co-authored/joint paper proposals, we can only provide financial support for one author per accepted application to participate in the conference. Those submitting co-authored paper proposals should indicate the primary author. If selected, second authors are welcome to attend at their own expense. Are there language requirements for this event? Yes. A working language of English is required, and the papers and presentations will be in English. No translation/interpretation services will be available at the conference. If my paper proposal is accepted, what will be required of me as a conference and workshop participant? The responsibilities of the conference participants include: • Submission of a DRAFT research paper of 20-25 pages by January 4, 2016. Papers should be high-quality original research in line with the workshop description available on the conference’s website. Papers should correspond to the original abstract/proposal submitted by the author. • Submission of a REVISED, final research paper by April 1, 2016, taking into account any guidelines and suggestions received from workshop directors (directors…

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  • 48.International Centre for Gender, Peace and Security (IC-GPS)

    Research, policy, and action for a more secure world.

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  • 49.International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program

    Providing PhD candidates with support for international research.

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  • 50.JSPS long-term Postdoc Fellowship

    Dissertation and Postdoctoral Support for Humanities and Social Science Research in Japan.

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