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New Report on Human Development Generates Controversy

A Century Apart CoverThe American Human Development Project has released a new report called "A Century Apart," with data on well-being for U.S. racial and ethnic groups. The report has received attention from David Brooks, J. Bradford DeLong, Matt Yglesias, National Review, The Confluence, Wall Street Journal and others. See also the response of the SSRC's Kristen Lewis & Sarah Burd-Sharps to Brooks in the NY Times.

2010 Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) winners announced.

Disaster & the Politics of Intervention (ed. Andrew Lakoff) is the newest title in the Privatization of Risk book series. Read about the book, enjoy an excerpt or browse other titles in the series.

SSRC Seminar: "Just Give Money to the Poor" - On May 13, Joseph Hanlon will speak at the Social Science Research Council on his new book, "Just Give Money to the Poor," co-authored with Armando Barrientos and David Hulme. RSVP.

The SSRC is hiring! The Council is currently seeking a Program Assistant, Program Coordinator, Program Intern and Project Consultant.

The SSRC’s China Environment and Health Initiative (CEHI) has opened the third round of its Collaborative Grants Program. Deadlines: May 30/August 20, 2010

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) has opened its 2011 Faculty Field Competition and is accepting applications from tenured faculty members interested in being DPDF research directors. Deadline: October 1, 2010

The National University of Singapore (NUS), the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong and the SSRC are calling for proposals for a Conference on Inter-Asian Connections II: Singapore. Deadline: May 31, 2010

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