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The Social Science Research Council, an independent, international nonprofit, mobilizes necessary knowledge for the public good by supporting scholars worldwide, generating new research across disciplines, and linking researchers with policymakers and citizens.
The SSRC community mourns the passing of former SSRC board member and former director of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa Thandika Mkandawire, lifelong champion of social science research in Africa and a pathbreaking economist whose scholarship transformed thinking on African development and democracy.
On the Social Science Research Council’s Response to the Covid-19 Crisis: The SSRC is closely monitoring the rapidly changing coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, and the responses of the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and US federal and state governments. Read more
The Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) Program has issued a call for proposals for research grants to support the development of an article to appear in a working papers on therapeutic communities in Brazil. Deadline: March 22 [in Portuguese]
The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) published a literature review on “Hate Speech, Information Disorder, and Conflict.”
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The Digital Culture program’s SSRC Labs, teaching resources created in collaboration with partners in the digital humanities and computational social sciences, now includes a free, interactive online course on “Managing Qualitative Social Science Data,” developed in collaboration with the Qualitative Data Repository.