• 76.Religion and the Public Sphere

    Advancing and mobilizing new knowledge about religion, secularism, and public life.

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  • 77.Research and Policy Forum

    Resources in Eurasia: Energy, Power and Development.

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  • 78.Research and Training in Southern Vietnam

    With support from the Ford Foundation, the SSRC's Vietnam Program partnered with what was then the Institute of Social Sciences in Ho Chi Minh City (now the Southern Institute of Sustainable Development) to study the social consequences of Vietnam's shift to a market economy--in particular, migration flows to Ho Chi Minh City. We conducted a longitudinal study in several sites within and outside the city, while also holding methodology workshops and technical training seminars for over thirty Vietnamese…

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  • 79.Reverberations

    Reverberations is a digital project of the Social Science Research Council’s program on Religion and the Public Sphere and its New Directions in the Study of Prayer (NDSP) initiative, which aims to generate innovative research on practices of prayer and to build an interdisciplinary network of scholars engaged in the study of prayer. NDSP currently funds twenty-eight scholars and journalists conducting research on practices of prayer throughout the world through a grants program supported by fu…

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  • 80.Sexual Violence and Exploitation: Assessment, Monitoring and Reporting

    On behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the SSRC organized and hosted a Technical Consultation on Sexual Violence and Exploitation in Conflict Situations on December 15-16, 2005. The Consultation convened a wide range of experts, including scholars and practitioners across the fields of public health, human rights, demography, epidemiology, political science, statistics, and conflict resolution. The goal was to assess the potential and propose first…

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  • 81.Tale of Two Recoveries

    Impact of the US Housing Crisis on the Racial Wealth Gap Across Generations.

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  • 82.The China-Africa Knowledge Project

    Strengthening cross-regional research networks and collaboration.

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  • 83.The China-Africa Knowledge Project Resource Hub

    The China-Africa Knowledge Project Resource Hub is a one-stop shop for researchers and practitioners working on the China-Africa relationship. As the primary platform for the work of the Social Science Research Council’s China-Africa Knowledge Project, this site actively builds generative connections between scholars across disciplines and regions while organizing a growing and fragmented body of knowledge and connecting it to important trends in the social sciences relevant for understanding Africa’s…

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  • 84.The China-Africa Working Group

    Strengthening cross-regional research networks and collaboration.

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  • 85.The Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network (CA/AC Research Network)

    Strengthening cross-regional research networks and collaboration.

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  • 86.The DR Congo Affinity Group

    Established on 1 November 2012, the Affinity Group on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a network of leading scholars and researchers working on the DRC who are deeply familiar with the context of the current challenges facing the country after two decades of war, and who can provide long-term analysis and recommendations to help inform international engagement in the region. This “brain trust” on the DRC provides analysis of the crises facing the DRC and situates these challenges in a long-te…

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  • 87.The Democracy Papers

    How can democracies capably address large problems in the public interest?.

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  • 88.The Drug Research Papers

    Disseminating research on drug policy.

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  • 89.The Fourth Wave: Violence, Gender, Culture & HIV in the 21st Century

    UNESCO commissioned the SSRC'S HIV/AIDS Program in 2006 to assess the social science, public health, and public policy literature dealing with the sociocultural and gender dimensions of the HIV and AIDS pandemic. Following the publication of an in-depth literature review, the SSRC and UNESCO invited more than twenty senior scholars, policy makers, and practitioners from around the world to contribute to an edited volume about the failure of policies and programs to respond to the growing feminizatio…

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  • 90.The Immanent Frame

    Secularism, religion, and the public sphere.

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  • 91.The Religious Lives of Migrant Minorities

    The SSRC Migration Program is sponsoring research to investigate the family, community, and national lives of Christian (Pentecostal), Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist migrants in London, Johannesburg, and Kuala Lumpur. The plan is to produce edited volumes about the religious lives of migrant minorities in each of city and a fourth volume on the themes common to the three sites. This project marks the first attempt by social scientists to compare internationally the role of world religions in the adaptation o…

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  • 92.Transregional Virtual Research Institute

    Media, Activism, and the New Political: InterAsian Perspectives.

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  • 93.University Governance and Autonomy in the Changing Landscape of Higher Education in the Arab World

    The SSRC's Middle East and North Africa Program has undertaken an initiative to explore the role of the Arab university. We are focusing in particular on the efforts being made by academic communities to secure critical spheres of autonomy (vis-à-vis teaching, research, and publishing)--a process that is crucial for a functioning higher education sector and a lively public sphere. Another area of focus is Arab university governance: how has it evolved in response to national, regional, and global restr…

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  • 94.Viet Nam Population Health Programme: Strategic Learning and Assessment

    Mobilizing knowledge to assess health and social interventions in Vietnam.

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  • 95.Vietnam Program

    Working to strengthen social science research capacity and links to policymaking in Vietnam.

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  • 96.Web Anthology on Migrant Remittances and Development: Research Perspectives

    In response to the growing interest in the possible contributions that migrants’ remittances can make to development, we have assembled an anthology of research articles that address this process as related to both internal and international migration. The overall goal has been to provide access to articles that bring key conceptual, methodological, and theoretical approaches to topics of central interest to both researchers and policy makers through contemporary research drawn from across the social sc…

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  • 97.West Africa: Forced Migration and Human Rights

    To explore how a human rights framework might strengthen protections for forced migrants, the SSRC Migration Program organized research between social scientists and practitioners of international humanitarian and human rights organizations.  Research focused on the causes of forced displacement, protections and work, resettlement, and return of Sierra Leonean forced migrants.

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  • 98.Work with Economists in Cuba

    Fostering new systems in Cuba for distributing goods and services.

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  • 99.Working Group on Climate Change

    What does climate change have to do with democracy? Quite a bit, it turns out. But the political dimensions of climate policy have not been adequately explored by researchers, while the climate problem is at a critical moment both of understanding and political action. Professors Robert O. Keohane (Princeton University) and Nancy Rosenblum (Harvard University) are leading an interdisciplinary group of scholars to address the difficulties that democracies encounter in responding effectively to climate chan…

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  • 100.Working Group on Institutions

    The American public’s trust in government, and especially in Congress, the central institution of representative democracy in the U.S., stands near all-time lows. In this mistrust of democratic institutions, Americans are not alone in the world. Yet they are right to worry. The U.S. system, with its complex array of checks and balances, usually requires broad consensus to function. But this consensus rarely emerges in this era of ideological polarization, close two-party competition, and hyperpartisansh…

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