Mobilizing social science for the public good.
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.
READ | 2018 Abe Journalism Fellow Peg Tyre pens new piece in Forbes “Japanese Teachers On Curiosity: ‘All This Time, They Have Kept It Inside. Now It Is Pouring Out’”
LISTEN | SSRC president Alondra Nelson speaks with prominent economists Sandy Darity and Darrick Hamilton about reparations, and discusses the timely debate on racial and economic inequality with the New Yorker’s Joshua Rothman in a special segment of the New Yorker Radio Hour.
READ | Sarah J. Jackson, David Karpf, and the Media & Democracy program’s Mike Miller revisit predictions – pessimistic and optimistic – that journalists, entrepreneurs, and others had for the internet in its early days, and shed light on the digital age’s present and future shortcomings.
The Understanding Violent Conflict program has published a literature review by Joshua Busby on “The Field of Climate and Security,” which examines the frameworks and methodologies used by academics to study the nexus between climate change and risks to sustaining peace.
REPORT | The Vietnam Program has published “Working Toward a Healthy Vietnam: Key Policy Messages From the VASS-SSRC Project,” a report produced with support from the Atlantic Philanthropies.
LISTEN | Brigid Schulte, a 2017 Abe Journalism Fellow and author of the New York Times bestseller “Overwhelmed: Love, Work, and Play When No One has the Time,” discusses the Japanese (over)work culture in a new podcast.