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SSRC Council Update

Why the public option is still alive

Public OptionThe SSRC interviewed Jacob Hacker on what to expect from the recent healthcare reform bill and what we should do next. Prof. Hacker is the so-called “father of the public option” and editor of the SSRC’s most recent contribution to the healthcare reform debate, Health at Risk: America’s Ailing Health System - and How to Heal It.

“‘I’ll Find a Way or Make One’: Integrating Historically Black Colleges and Universities into the History of Higher Education,” by Program Director Cally Waite, was a recent contribution to the Mellon Mays Regional Lecture Series.

On March 17, William O'Neill, director of the SSRC's Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF), led a discussion on the recent earthquake in Haiti and what he believes should be done to build a new, better Haiti. Watch.

In partnership with OECD-PDG and others, the Council recently hosted a workshop to advance the creation of a Haitian Civic Service Initiative.

After surveying nearly 100 of the most influential blogs on religion in the public sphere and the academy, the staff of The Immanent Frame has released a fascinating report called “The New Landscape of the Religion Blogosphere.”

The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology is now accepting submissions. The Tanur Prize, which is open to both grads and undergrads, recognizes student excellence in the visual analysis of social phenomena. Deadline: May 1, 2010.

The SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop is accepting applications for its 2010 competition. Deadline: May 3, 2010.

Forced Migration Review (FMR) has put out a call for papers examining the recent findings of the Aids, Security and Conflict Initiative. FMR will publish the papers in a special supplement due out in October 2010. Deadline: May 1, 2010.

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