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Council Update Banner April 2011

Now Available from NYU Press/SSRC: Possible Futures

Possible Futures Book CoverPossible Futures (Craig Calhoun, series editor) gathers together 36 leading social scientists to address the significance of the recent global economic crisis in a series of short, accessible books. Each volume takes on the past, present, and future of the crisis, suggesting that it has a deep history, that the consequences could be much more basic than stock market declines, and that only fundamental changes—not fiscal band-aids—can head off future repetitions.

The American Human Development Project is hosting events in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to launch their newest report: A Portrait of California. RSVP.

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is now accepting proposals from pairs of tenured faculty to lead workshops in emerging interdisciplinary fields (deadline: September 30th).

The SSRC is hiring. Open positions include: Program Director - Peacebuilding Research; Program Director - New Youth City Learning Network (NYCLN); Program Coordinator - Education Research Program; and several program assistant positions.

The China Environment and Health Initiative (CEHI) is accepting applications for its Summer Institute (deadline: May 9th) and Grants for Collaborative Research on Environment and Health in China (deadline: August 22nd).

The Abe Fellowship Program is pleased to announce the recipients of its recent fellowships: the Abe Fellowship and Abe Fellowship for Journalists.

Felix Salmon of Reuters recently interviewed Joe Karaganis about the SSRC project Media Piracy in Emerging Economies. Salmon has dubbed MPEE "the best report ever on media piracy."

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