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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.
CFP | Now accepting applications for the 2020 Religion and the Public Sphere Summer Institute for Early-Career Scholars. Advanced graduate students and recent postdocs from any discipline working on the ways in which religion intersects with two critical public issues—social justice movements and environmental crises—are invited to apply.
PRESS RELEASE | Today, before an audience of policymakers, media, academics, and members of the public, the Social Science Research Council announced the launch of MediaWell, the Council’s latest digital initiative that represents an effort to unite the resources of academia to address the impact of disinformation on democracy.
Join SSRC and the Brooklyn Historical Society on 10/2 for a discussion about racial reconciliation and reparations with New York University journalism professor and New York Times contributing writer Rachel Swarns; Adam Rothman, Georgetown University historian and principal curator of the Georgetown Slavery Archive; Mélisande Short-Colomb, student activist at Georgetown University and descendant of the GU272; and Katherine Franke, author of Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Abolition and Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Columbia University.
Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, the recently sworn-in Prime Minister of the Sudan, presented his vision and priorities for the country at a United Nations Internal Coordination Meeting facilitated by the SSRC’s Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum. The meeting comes just months after a mass protest movement forced the military removal of long-time authoritarian President Omar al-Bashir..
The Media & Democracy program invites submissions of abstracts for a research workshop on “Extreme Right Radicalization Online: Platforms, Processes, Prevention,” to be held in New York City, May 14-15, 2020.
The SSRC joins science, engineering, and educational orgs in a letter to U.S. agencies: “While we must be vigilant to safeguard research, we must also ensure that the U.S. remains a desirable and welcoming destination for researchers from around the world.”