Launch of the To Secure Knowledge Task Force Report

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About the Event

To Secure Knowledge, a task force of the Social Science Research Council, was convened to consider optimal conditions for social science in this moment, including the infrastructure of social research, standards of inquiry, and the role that rigorous understanding plays in public affairs. “The New Research Compact” is a forum for discussing the Task Force's new report, which will be introduced by SSRC president Alondra Nelson and co-chairs Bernadette Gray-Little and Ira Katznelson. The report describes how present and future scholarship can be secured through partnerships between the academy, government, philanthropy, and the private sector. Such collaboration will assure institutional conditions for the creation and dissemination of social knowledge and will help to ensure that research continues to inspire policy decisions and informed public debate. 


With Responses From:

Adam Gamoran
President, The William T. Grant Foundation

Louis Menand
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English, Harvard University
Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Marie Lynn Miranda
Provost, Rice University

Duncan Watts
Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research