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10 Years after September 11 Essay Forum

10 Years after September 11In the days immediately following 9/11/01, the SSRC invited a wide range of leading social scientists to write short essays for an online forum. Ten years later, these same contributors have been asked to reflect on what has changed and what remains the same since those harrowing times. The result is 10 Years after September 11, an extraordinary new digital collection of three dozen essays, with contributions from Rajeev Bhargava, Olivier Roy, Saskia Sassen, Veena Das, Bruce Cumings, Richard Falk, and many others.

Listen to Lawrence Pintak, dean of SSRC grantee Washington State University College of Communication, discuss the role of Qatar in Libya and the Arab world.

The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) presents a paper on the challenges of democratic governance in Perú [PDF], by Aldo Panfichi and Mariana Alvarado.

2010 Abe Journalist Fellow Mark Pendergrast examines the potential of renewable energy in Japan for the Japan Times. 2008 Abe Fellow Mika Shimizu stresses resilience-based policies and approaches to disaster management planning for Nikkei Weekly, with Allen Clark.

Medical sociologist Donald Light, editor of SSRC/Columbia University Press book The Risks of Prescription Drugs, is quoted in AARP Bulletin.

Executive Director Mary McDonnell co-authors “Cambios sociales en la Renovación: una visión desde la juventud"[PDF] for Temas.

SSRC President Craig Calhoun remembers Fernando Coronil (1944-2011).

The following fellowship competitions are accepting applications: Abe Fellowship for Journalists (Deadline: September 15), Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (September 30), Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Faculty Field Competition (September 30), International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) (November 3), Eurasia Program Fellowships (November 15).

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