SSRC Update - November 2009
Rethinking Secularism: The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere, a symposium co-sponsored by the SSRC and featuring Judith Butler, Jurgen Habermas, Charles Taylor and Cornel West, electrifies 1000 person audience at Cooper Union.

The Fourth Wave Online Forum, sponsored jointly by SSRC, UNESCO and UNIFEM, focuses on issues surrounding violence, gender, culture and HIV in the 21st century.

Bailouts: Public Money, Private Profit, edited by Robert E. Wright, is the newest in the Council's Privatization of Risk Book Series and is currently available for pre-order.



Grants program on Islam and Muslims in World Contexts launches online application portal.

Politics and New Media in the Muslim World, a forum sponsored by Asia Society - Northern California and UC Berkeley and funded by the SSRC, took place on Oct 14.

Program Director Alex de Waal hailed as "Brave Thinker" by The Atlantic.

The winners of the SSRC-Columbia University Press 2010 Book Fellowship have been named. The six winners are Michelle Johnson, Kathleen Keller, Miriam Kingsberg, Lauren Minsky, Romola Sanyal, and Matthias vom Hau.

Jacob Hacker, Katherine Newman, Robert E. Wright and Mitchell Orenstein discuss risk privatization in healthcare, employment, finance and pensions at the The Museum of American Finance in the heart of Wall Street.

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