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Abe Fellowship Colloquium | The Political Economy of the Abe Government and Abenomics Reforms

SPEAKERS Hoshi Takeo | 星 岳雄 Professor, University of Tokyo 東京大学大学院経済学研究科教授 Phillip Lipscy  | フィリップ・リプシー Associate Professor, University of Toronto | 2014 Abe Fellow トロント大学政治学部准教授 | 安倍フェロー(2014年度) The government of Abe Shinzo, in power in Japan from 2012 to 2020, represents an important turning point in Japanese politics and political economy. Abe became the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history, reversing a trend of short-lived leaders. His government not only stands out for its longevity, but also for its policies: Abe implemented a variety of significant changes, among the most important being a series of economic reforms to reinvigorate Japan’s …

Africa Great Lakes Region (2030) Sustaining Peace

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Search for Common Ground and the Faculty of Law, University of Goma, held a virtual conference on “Africa Great Lakes (2030) Sustaining Peace, on March 23-24, 2021. The conference was held over two days and organized around two themes. On the first day presentations and discussions were focused on “Consolidating and Sustaining Peace,” while presentations and discussions on the second day focused on, “Building Economies of Peace and Prosperity.” The opening session on the first day of the conference featured brief welcome remarks by Cyril Obi, Program Director of the SSRC’s African Peacebuilding Network …

Colombia-Venezuela Border (VTC)

  On March 3, 10, 17, 2021, in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Political Affairs and Peacebuilding (DPPA), CPPF convened a series of meetings on the border area between Colombia and Venezuela, together with colleagues from the United Nations and external experts on both sides of the Colombian-Venezuelan border.  

International Peace Research Association (IPRA) 28th Biennial Conference, Nairobi

African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (NextGen) fellows were part of the delegates of the 28th Biennial IPRA conference, that was held in Nairobi Kenya, from January 10-15, 2021. IPRA’s purpose is to advance research into the conditions of peace and the causes of war and other forms of violence. The theme of this years’ conference was on ‘Peace-Technology: Positioning the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Emerging Technologies in Fostering Global Peace.’ The program director of the Social Science Research Council’s APN and Next Gen programs, Cyril Obi gave a welcome address to delegates during the …

International Peace Research Association (IPRA) 28th Biennial Conference, Nairobi

African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (NextGen) fellows were part of the delegates of the 28th Biennial IPRA conference, that was held in Nairobi Kenya, from January 10-15, 2021. IPRA’s purpose is to advance research into the conditions of peace and the causes of war and other forms of violence. The theme of this years’ conference was on ‘Peace-Technology: Positioning the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Emerging Technologies in Fostering Global Peace.’ The program director of the Social Science Research Council’s APN and Next Gen programs, Cyril Obi gave a welcome address to delegates during the …

Guatemala Series No. 2 (VTC)

On 16 December 2020, 14 January, 28 January, 18 February, 25 February 2021, 26 August, CPPF convened a series of five meetings bringing together diverse members of Guatemalan civil society. These meetings followed a series of four earlier CPPF convenings in September and October 2020.  

Electoral Anxieties: November 3rd and Its Aftermaths

In conversation with SSRC president Alondra Nelson and Anxieties of Democracy program Advisory Committee co-chairs John Ferejohn (New York University) and Deborah Yashar (Princeton University) Watch the Roundtable About the Roundtable The stresses and strains on US democracy, building over decades, have reached an apex with the upcoming presidential election in ways that are unprecedented and daunting. Real fears of voter suppression, unfounded suspicions of voter fraud, and the effects of disinformation hover over November 3, 2020. Genuine uncertainty characterizes what may follow. Will the results be accepted? Will a transition be orderly if the incumbent loses? In recent years, …

REIMAGINING SCHOOLS

The Social Science Research Council and SAGE Publishing are pleased to present the first of a series of conversations—REIMAGINING SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS—a public forum focused on the work of cultivating equitable, anti-racist social institutions. The first event in the series, REIMAGINING SCHOOLS, will feature several prominent experts of inequality in higher education. Featuring: Prudence L. Carter E.H. and Mary E. Pardee Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Education University of California, Berkeley United States Pawan Dhingra Professor of American Studies and Faculty Equity and Inclusion Officer Amherst College United States Nasima Hassan Academic and author United Kingdom Moderated by …

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