• 51.JSTOR-Democracy prototype

    The Anxieties of Democracy program is collaborating with the ITHAKA Labs team at JSTOR, the eminent digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources, to create a working prototype of a digital tool for social scientists studying democratic institutions and political participation. Currently in active development following a “design jam” organized at Harvard in collaboration with Dataverse, this “workbench” will be an online, searchable hub of scholarly research on the topic of demo…

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  • 52.Joint Learning Initiative on Children and AIDS (JLICA)

    The Joint Learning Initiative on Children and AIDS (JLICA) engaged practitioners, policymakers, and scholars from around the globe in a multi-year collaboration focused on the needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS. Its work, consisting of problem-solving, research and analysis, was conducted by four interdisciplinary Learning Groups. The SSRC served as host and co-chair of the fourth group, on social and economic policies for children and AIDS. The findings were officially released in London in March 200…

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  • 53.Justice and Security Research Program (JSRP)

    The SSRC has partnered with the London School of Economics (LSE) on a UK Department for International Development–supported research consortium on justice and security in fragile and conflict-affected situations. The global research program involves a consortium of partners from around the world, including the SSRC, the Conflict Research Group at Ghent University, the World Peace Foundation at Tufts University, the Global Consortium on Security Transformation, the South-East European Research Network, a…

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  • 54.Kujenga Amani

    Exchanging ideas and information on peacebuilding in Africa.

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  • 55.Mapping the Measure of America

    Measure of America builds data tools to understand well-being and opportunity in America.

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  • 56.Measure of America

    Tracking how America is doing from the perspective of human development.

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  • 57.Measuring College Learning Project

    The quality of undergraduate education has become a central question in academic and policy circles in recent decades. But how do we define quality? And how can we measure it? While many actors in the higher education arena are grappling with these issues, we believe it is crucial for faculty to be a leading voice in the quality conversation. The SSRC’s Measuring College Learning project, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Teagle Foundation, brings faculty into the quality con…

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  • 58.Mellon Mays Dissertation Writing Retreat

    The Dissertation Writing Retreat brings together 12 to 15 advanced graduate student fellows for five days of independent work on the dissertation project. It makes a support network available to each fellow and creates a structure for accountability to colleagues that directly reflects best practices learned from fellows who successfully completed the dissertation in varying circumstances. Open to fellows in the sixth year of graduate school and beyond who are within 12 months of completing their disserta…

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  • 59.Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program

    Addressing underrepresentation among college and university faculties.

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  • 60.Mellon Mays Graduate Student Summer Conference

    The Summer Conference is the flagship component of the SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program. Targeted towards graduate students in years one through three, it provides a forum for skills exchange, cohort-building, and the development of professional proficiencies such as maximizing research resources. Open to graduating seniors accepted into a doctoral program and graduate students in years one through three Fellows may attend twice Provides the tools and skills for managing the early y…

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  • 61.Mellon Mays Postdoctoral Fellows Retreat

    The Postdoctoral Fellows Retreat is held in odd-numbered years and brings together Mellon Ph.D.s for three days. Fellows exchange ideas, update networks, and engage the key issues and challenges they face as junior faculty—teaching, research, publication and the tenure process—as well as making the transition from the professoriate to administration and other roles within institutions. Open to fellows who have completed the doctorate Provides an opportunity to revive and solidify relationships wi…

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  • 62.Mellon Mays Proposal Writing and Dissertation Development Seminar

    The Proposal Writing and Dissertation Development Seminar (PWDDS) addresses common concerns arising in the process of preparing the dissertation proposal, and in writing the dissertation itself. Has two tracks running in parallel: Proposal Writing track: For pre-dissertation fellows working on the research proposal Dissertation Development track: For advanced fellows focusing on the body of the dissertation, with the majority of data collection complete Fellows may attend once in the…

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  • 63.Mellon Mays Regional Lecture Series

    In addition to supporting our fellows through various stages of the doctorate, the Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program aspires to foster and strengthen relationships among all members of the Mellon Mays community. To that end, the Regional Lecture Series brings together undergraduates, graduate students, coordinators, and faculty in each region for intellectual engagement and community-building. Each lecture allows a Mellon Ph.D. the opportunity to speak on their research or a current topic, and fell…

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  • 64.Mellon Mays Seminar on Preparing for the Professoriate

    The Preparing for the Professoriate seminar is for fellows entering the academic job market. The seminar gives fellows the skills they need to secure and negotiate their first faculty appointments successfully. Open to fellows who have completed, or are close to completing the dissertation Provides the tools and skills that fellows need to navigate the academic job market Simulates the job search process Includes sessions with Mellon Ph.D.s who discuss a variety of issues, including the CV, j…

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  • 65.Middle East and North Africa Program

    Generating new social science perspectives on the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • 66.Migration and Cuba

    The Council is working with the migration centers of the University of Havana to assess the current state of research on migration in Cuba and to put forth agendas for research during the coming years. Central to this project will be facilitating, in modest ways, the incorporation of Cuban specialists into the international professional networks from which they have long been excluded while attracting the interest of foreign institutions and individuals to work in Cuba for the first time. Another core obj…

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  • 67.Migration and Development Within and Across Borders: Research and Policy Perspectives on Internal and International Migration

    In order to improve understandings of the similarities, differences, and connections between internal and international migration and their impacts on development, scholars and practitioners expert on these issues within Asia, Latin America, Africa, and North America convened in November 2005 in New York City.  This path breaking collection of selected and revised essays was first published by the International Organization on Migration, which has generously agreed to our making them available here as we…

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  • 68.Migration and Education

    Migrants and their children now constitute more than half of the student body in many urban schools and post-secondary educational institutions in Canada, Europe, and the United States--a situation that challenges traditional approaches to preparing young people for employment and citizenship. The SSRC's Migration Program has initiated and collaborated in several major studies of the educational needs of immigrant and second generation students, along with institutional responses to those needs. Our acti…

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  • 69.Migration and Religion

    Because the study of migration and the study of religion have developed separately, we know very little about their interrelationships. The SSRC Migration Program brings together scholars from both fields to explore how religion and settlement in new societies have affected the lives of migrants, both historically and in the present, both in the United States and in other parts of the world.

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  • 70.Migration and Security

    In the wake of September 11, 2001, the SSRC Migration Program convened a consultative committee on rethinking the challenges of migration and security. The committee organized a series of dialogues between representatives of U.S. government law enforcement agencies and of Muslim religious and community leaders to identify best practices for collaboration in insuring national security and civil rights. A June 2008 conference in London compared American practices with those in Great Britain, France, and Ger…

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  • 71.NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

    The NGO Working Group’s mission is to collaborate with the United Nations, its Member States and civil society towards full implementation of SCR 1325 and all other Security Council resolutions that address women, peace and security, including ensuring the equal and full participation of women in issues relating to peace and security. Using SCR 1325 as our guiding instrument, the NGO Working Group promotes a gender perspective and respect for human rights in all peace and security, conflict prevention a…

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  • 72.Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa

    Supporting the next generation of African researchers working on peace, security and development.

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  • 73.Next Generation Social Sciences: How and Where We Work

    The Next Generation Social Sciences program model responds to an emerging dilemma within higher education in the global South caused by the extraordinary emphasis on increasing undergraduate enrollment without proportionate investment in faculty development—a situation that erodes the ability of universities to produce the next generation of researchers, leaders, and practitioners. The program operates to strengthen tertiary education by creating a pipeline for the development of faculty members and res…

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  • 74.Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project

    Contributing to conflict resolution in Northeast Asia.

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  • 75.Producing Knowledge on World Regions

    Despite broad consensus among higher education leaders that US universities are undergoing a process of "globalization," there is little agreement about just what globalization means, what propels it, or what intellectual, political, and ethical consequences it will bring for American higher education. The Council’s project Producing Knowledge on World Regions seeks to develop an intellectual framework and a social science agenda for assessing the globalization of higher education as well as the relatio…

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