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Abe Global 2022 | Polishing Japan’s Silver: Aging Sustainably in the 21st Century

Across the world, societies are struggling to design sustainable policies for their aging populations. In much of the developed world, an increasing share of the population is over 60. In Japan, which has long been viewed as the pioneer “super-aging” society, nearly 30% of the population is now over 65. Individuals are living much longer lives due to improvements in nutrition and health care, while evolving lifestyles and shifting socio-economic conditions have kept birth rates at historic lows. The combination has produced a crisis in the social welfare systems which provide financial and care support for older citizens. The result …

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Just Tech Fellowship Public Information Session 2

The SSRC’s Just Tech program is proud to host a public information session answering your questions about the new Just Tech Fellowship, a two-year, full-time, $100,000 per year (plus supplementary funding) remote fellowship supporting a diverse community of researchers and practitioners investigating the intersection of technology and social justice. The upcoming public information session is scheduled for Thursday, December 9, 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET. The session will cover details on application guidelines, eligibility requirements, and answer any questions that participants may have. Register here. The Just Tech program is funded by a broad range of philanthropic foundations committed to cultivating critical …

Picture of protesters holding their cellphones with their lanterns on in a Black Lives Matter Protest in Washington DC on June 3rd, 2020.

Just Tech Fellowship Public Information Session 1

The SSRC’s Just Tech program is proud to host a public information session answering your questions about the new Just Tech Fellowship, a two-year, full-time, $100,000 per year (plus supplementary funding) remote fellowship supporting a diverse community of researchers and practitioners investigating the intersection of technology and social justice. The upcoming public information session is scheduled for Monday, December 1, 3:00–4:30 p.m. ET. The session will cover details on application guidelines, eligibility requirements, and answer any questions that participants may have. Register here. The Just Tech program is funded by a broad range of philanthropic foundations committed to cultivating critical …

Arts Research with Communities of Color (ARCC) Fellowship Public Information Session 3

The SSRC is proud to host a public information session answering your questions about the new Arts Research with Communities of Color (ARCC) Fellowship, supporting year-long, qualitative studies of arts organizations of color funded by the Wallace Foundation. The upcoming public information session is scheduled for Tuesday, November 30 at 4 p.m. ET. The session will cover details on application guidelines, eligibility requirements, and answer any questions that participants may have. Register here.

Arts Research with Communities of Color (ARCC) Fellowship Public Information Session 2

The SSRC is proud to host a public information session answering your questions about the new Arts Research with Communities of Color (ARCC) Fellowship, supporting year-long, qualitative studies of arts organizations of color funded by the Wallace Foundation. The upcoming public information session is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9 at 4 p.m. ET. The session will cover details on application guidelines, eligibility requirements, and answer any questions that participants may have. Register here.

2021 SSRC Fellow Lecture

Pratap Bhanu Mehta Laurence S. Rockefeller Professor for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University Speaks on: Universities and Intellectual Life in The Age of Populism Wednesday, November 3, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (ET) followed by an informal conversation with Ira Katznelson Former SSRC President Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University  Anna Harvey SSRC President Professor of Politics and Director, Public Safety Lab, New York University   Event Recording About the Lecture Across the world, from Hungary to India, United States to Brazil, universities are increasingly becoming sites for battles over populism. Although the contexts vary, the …

Virtual Book Launch of Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Africa: Conceptual and Empirical Considerations

The virtual launch commenced with a brief introduction of the book, Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Africa, the co-editors, and reviewers by the program director of the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa programs, Cyril Obi.  Professor Karoi Mbugua—chairman of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Nairobi—and the representative of Dr. Pilisano Masake—dean of Human Sciences, Namibia University of Science and Technology—also provided remarks. The co-editors Jacinta Maweu and Admire Mare provided an overview of the book and some of the contributors spoke on their chapters. Mare provided …

Virtual Book Launch of When Peace Kills Politics: International Intervention and Unending Wars in the Sudan

The virtual book launch commenced with brief introductions of the author of When Peace Kills Politics, Sharath Srinivasan, and discussant, Devon Curtis, by the program director of the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa programs, Cyril Obi. Sharath Srinivasan provided an overview of the book against the background of the theories, history, and practices of peacemaking in Sudan. He examined the roles of various national, regional, and continental actors such as the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Union (AU), and the United Nations (UN), focusing on how international interventions …

Webinar on Conflict and Peacebuilding in Mozambique

The Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN), in collaboration with the African Leadership Center (ALC) of Kings College London, and Wilton Park held a virtual two-day webinar on “Conflict and Peacebuilding in Mozambique,” from September 21 to 22, 2021. The webinar was the latest in a “Peacebuilding in Africa series” launched in 2015 aimed towards ‘moving peacebuilding beyond state and elite-centered approaches to encompass the wider communities involved in conflict, including youth and women’s networks on the continent.’ Participants included high-level practitioners, scholars, activists, and staff and fellows of the African Leadership Centre (ALC), African Peacebuilding Network (APN) …

2020 SSRC Fellow Lecture

Aihwa Ong Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley Speaks on: Near-Humans, Cloned Monkeys, & CRISPR Babies: Productive Uncertainty in China’s Quest for Biosecurity   With responses by: Duana Fullwiley Associate Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University Guobin Yang Grace Lee Boggs Professor of Communications & Sociology, University of Pennsylvania Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – 4:00 PM (ET) Watch the Lecture   About the Lecture Anthropological inquiry enhances STS (Science, Technology, and Society Studies) by analyzing the diversity of contexts and perspectives that participate in contemporary knowledge-making processes. The focal point for the discipline concerns how values and beliefs about being …

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