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Council Update Banner November 2010

DPDF Research Fields Announced

Credit: DPDF Fellow Zach Hilpert The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) has selected its 2011 research fields. They are: Global Indigenous Politics; Migration and Gender; Provincializing Global Urbanism: Toward Multiple Urban Futures; Science/Art Studies; and Bridging, Bonding and Bordering: Migrant Strategies and State Policies. Predissertation graduate students may apply now. Deadline: January 28, 2011.

Several application deadlines are approaching: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship (Dec. 1); Islamic Traditions and Muslim Societies in World Contexts institutional grants (Dec. 3), Latin American Security, Drugs and Democracy Fellowship (Jan. 20), Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (Jan. 28).

SSRC President Craig Calhoun, Charles Taylor, Rajeev Bhargava and Slavica Jakelic consider the question "Does Religious Pluralism Require Secularism?" in the fall 2010 issue of The Hedgehog Review.

Lisa Anderson, former chair of SSRC board of directors, has been appointed president of American University in Cairo.

The Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience (NYU Press/SSRC) is now available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The accompanying interactive map website has received widespread attention in the media. It has been featured in The Economist, National Review, the NY Times, on Rachel Maddow’s Blog, PBS, NPR, Time’s Newsfeed, and by Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic.

The SSRC will partner with the London School of Economics (LSE) in a new consortium research program on Governance, Security and Justice in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations.

The Immanent Frame blog recently asked eleven scholars and community leaders about the role of religion in the recent U.S. midterm elections.

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