InterAsian Connections III: Hong Kong (2012)

Overview Inter-Asian Connections III: Hong Kong was hosted by the Hong Kong Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong and was coorganized and cosponsored by the SSRC, the HKIHSS, and the National University of Singapore. This conference featured six concurrent workshops coordinated by individual directors that showcased innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines. The organizers solicited workshop proposals around broad themes of particular relevance to Asia, including Globalizing Asia, Old Histories / New Geographies, New Politics of Inequality, and Security/Insecurity. An additional two workshops were organized locally by the host …

InterAsian Connections IV: Istanbul (2013)

Overview Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul was hosted by Koç University and co-organized and cosponsored by an expanded set of institutional partners that included Yale University, the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, and Göttingen University.   In its effort to update the conference series on an ongoing basis, the organizers solicited conference workshop proposals around an expanded and diverse set of fourteen broad, umbrella themes. Six workshops were selected around five themes: The Post-Neoliberal State, Connected Empires, Picturing and Fictionalizing Asia, The Social Life of …

InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi (2018)

Conference on InterAsian Connections VI: HanoiDecember 4–7, 2018Hosted by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences Organized by: Social Science Research Council InterAsia Program, Duke University Global Asia Initiative, Göttingen University Global and Transregional Studies Platform, the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, Seoul National University Asia Center, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, and Yale University – collectively the Organizers. Call For Workshop PapersDeadline: February 28, 2018 We are pleased to announce an open call for papers from researchers in any world region …

InterAsian Connections Conference Series

Overview The international InterAsian Connections Conference Series is the cornerstone of the InterAsia Partnership and of the overall InterAsia Program. The Council launched the series with an inaugural conference in Dubai in 2008 and has since worked in collaboration with multiple partner institutions to organize five additional conferences in Singapore (2010), Hong Kong (2012), Istanbul (2013), Seoul (2016) and Hanoi (2018). To date, the conference series has included more than six hundred and fifty scholars. The conference series showcases innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines and explores themes that transform conventional understandings of Asia. This series …

InterAsia Partnership

Since 2009, the Council has worked in collaboration with multiple core institutional partners to construct InterAsia as a new research site. The InterAsia Partnership has built international and interdisciplinary scholars’ networks, transformed scholarly approaches and research agendas, and promoted the development of innovative comparisons on a number of cross-regional and transregional themes.

Call for Proposals: Political Institutions and Challenges to Democracy: America in Comparative Perspective

The “Political Institutions and Challenges to Democracy: America in Comparative Perspective” conference, co-organized by the Social Science Research Council’s Anxieties of Democracy program and Stanford University’s Global Populisms project, will bring together scholars of comparative and American politics to present research on the role of parties, the legislature, the judiciary, the bureaucracy, and other institutions in moments that challenge democracy.

International Research Collaborations

The Anxieties of Democracy program supports related initiatives around the globe, promoting the understanding of democratic anxieties in comparative contexts. As part of these efforts, we organize and support joint conferences that encourage scholarly research and reflections. Scholars have also written pieces for the Democracy Papers based on the research presented at these conferences.

Syllabus Collaboration: Democratic Erosion

Democratic Erosion is a unique experiment in collaborative pedagogy and learning; the students in the initiative contribute to an undergraduate-written blog, and this term the initiative is also producing a report for USAID.

Abe Fellowship Program

The Abe Fellowship Program fosters the development of and connection between US and Japan-based researchers interested in policy-relevant topics. The program was established in 1991 by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP).