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Council Update Banner February 2012

African Futures Launched

African FuturesAnnouncing African Futures, a new digital forum exploring protest movements and resistance to authoritarian rule across the African continent, with particular attention to the oft-neglected democratic currents south of the Sahara. Opening essays include "For Next Steps in Congo, Listen to the Congolese," by Joshua Marks, and "A History of Resistance in the Congo," by Herbert Weiss. African Futures is part of a multimedia project on Possible Futures, which also includes a forum on the Occupy movement.

The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology is open for applications. The prize recognizes students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis in their work. First prize is $2,500.

New from Oxford University Press: Rethinking Religion and World Affairs, produced by the SSRC’s Religion and International Affairs project.

Introducing New Voices, an SSRC feature highlighting innovators in social science, launching with profiles on Francis Cody (by Webb Keane) and Sean Farhang (by Ira Katznelson).

CPPF has released A Preliminary Mapping of China-Africa Knowledge Networks, a report by deputy director Tatiana Carayannis and program assistant Nathaniel Olin, as an initial step in an effort to expand the program’s networks of United Nations and peace and security specialists to include the Chinese research community.

A Portrait of Marin, published last month by the American Human Development Project (AHDP), is making waves with media, policymakers, and community members in Northern California, including an appearance by AHDP co-director Kristen Lewis on KQED Public Radio’s award-winning public affairs program Forum with Michael Krasny and coverage by the Marin Independent Journal.

As the latest installment of David Kyuman Kim's Rites and Responsibilities dialogue series, The Immanent Frame has posted his interview with Sidney Jones of the International Crisis Group.

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