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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.
Join SSRC and the Brooklyn Historical Society on 10/2 for a discussion about racial reconciliation and reparations with New York University journalism professor and New York Times contributing writer Rachel Swarns; Adam Rothman, Georgetown University historian and principal curator of the Georgetown Slavery Archive; Mélisande Short-Colomb, student activist at Georgetown University and descendant of the GU272; and Katherine Franke, author of Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Abolition and Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Columbia University.
Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, the recently sworn-in Prime Minister of the Sudan, presented his vision and priorities for the country at a United Nations Internal Coordination Meeting facilitated by the SSRC’s Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum. The meeting comes just months after a mass protest movement forced the military removal of long-time authoritarian President Omar al-Bashir..
The Media & Democracy program invites submissions of abstracts for a research workshop on “Extreme Right Radicalization Online: Platforms, Processes, Prevention,” to be held in New York City, May 14-15, 2020.
The SSRC joins science, engineering, and educational orgs in a letter to U.S. agencies: “While we must be vigilant to safeguard research, we must also ensure that the U.S. remains a desirable and welcoming destination for researchers from around the world.”
Writing for Items, media researcher and publisher Jeff Pooley responds to the European open access initiative, Plan S, outlining the history of the current system of author-paid article processing charges (APCs) and the ways this system perpetuates inequality across the publishing landscape.
The Media & Democracy program invites submissions of abstracts for a research workshop on “News Coverage of US Elections,” to be held on April 23–24, 2020.