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World Social Science Report 2010 Released

World Social Science Report 2010 CoverThe International Social Science Council (ISCC) and UNESCO have released the World Social Science Report 2010: Knowledge Divides. The first comprehensive overview of the social sciences in over a decade, the Report includes a survey of the social sciences in North America by SSRC President Craig Calhoun as well as contributions from the Council’s Seteney Shami and Thomas Asher. (Download full report – pdf.)

The book Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us by SSRC board member Claude Steele was recently featured on NPR and WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show and in Times Higher Education. See also Steele’s talk at DiversityInc on “Defining the Stereotype Threat.”

David Kyuman Kim interviews Joan Wallach Scott, former SSRC fellow and professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, on “Secularism…a really interesting problematic," part of “Rites and Responsibilities” on The Immanent Frame. (Download full transcript – pdf.)

SSRC President Craig Calhoun discusses religion and secularism as part of the “Rethinking Secularism” panel at the 2009 American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting.

Read new contributions to SSRC’s Transformations of the Public Sphere web forum: Thomas Bender on "Historians in Public," Michael Burawoy on "A New Vision of the Public University," and Tony Judt on "The Disintegration of the Public Sector: Recasting Public Conversation."

On May 24th the Eurasia Program hosted “Does Kyrgyzstan Matter?" a webinar moderated by Alexandra Vacroux and featuring Eric McGlinchey, Eugene Huskey, and Morgan Liu. The Eurasia Program is now accepting applications for its dissertation development workshop, “Globalizing Eurasia? Impacts on the Region and the World (pdf),” to be held October 5-7, 2010. Deadline: August 15, 2010.

The Abe Fellowship and Abe Fellowship for Journalists are now accepting applications. Deadlines: September 1 and 15, 2010.

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