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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.
The Council’s Measure of America program is proud to announce the release of its latest human development report, A Portrait of Louisiana 2020. The report measures well-being in Louisiana across life expectancy, access to education, and earnings. Read the full report, supported by the Hilton Foundation and JPMorgan Chase
In partnership with SAGE Publishing, the Council is proud to present REIMAGINING SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS, a public forum focused on the work of cultivating equitable, anti-racist social institutions. Join us for the first event in the series, REIMAGINING SCHOOLS, on October 28 at 12 p.m. ET
In collaboration with the Center for Brooklyn History, the Council’s Media & Democracy program is pleased to announce two upcoming events in the lead-up to the November 3 elections, “Navigating the Noise: Election Coverage in the Digital Age” on October 20 at 7 p.m. and “Disinformation, Authenticity, and Democratic Participation” on October 22 at 5:30 p.m. Learn more
On October 22 at 2 p.m. ET, please join the SSRC Anxieties of Democracy program for a roundtable on “Electoral Anxieties: November 3rd and Its Aftermaths,” featuring Hahrie Han, Steven, Levitsky, and Richard Pildes in conversation with SSRC president Alondra Nelson and Anxieties of Democracy advisory committee co-chairs John Ferejohn and Deborah Yashar
The Disinformation Age: Politics, Technology, and Disruptive Communication in the United States is the third installment in the Anxieties of Democracy program’s book series with Cambridge University Press. The SSRC is proud to support the open access release of the volume, edited by Lance Bennett and Steven Livingston. Learn more
On October 14 at 3 p.m. ET, join the SSRC, the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), and the Stanford Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law for a panel discussion on “The Persistence of Racial Inequality.” The event will be moderated by Margaret Levi and will feature SSRC president Alondra Nelson, Joshua Cohen, Francis Fukuyama, and Glenn C. Loury. Register here