The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) are pleased to announce the third World Social Science Forum (WSSF) which will take place on African soil in 2015. The WSSF is a global event of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) that brings together researchers and stakeholders in international social science co-operation to address current topical global issues and future priorities for international social science. The Forum promotes innovative and cross-disciplinary work, cross-science collaborations in the natural and human sciences, and engagement with donors and decision makers in the science community worldwide.
The first WSSF organized by ISSC took place in 2009, in Bergen, Norway. CODESRIA, HSRC and the Latin American Council for the Social Sciences (CLACSO) organized a number of panels that added strong Southern voices to the debates at the gathering. The second of these events will be organized and hosted by a Canadian consortium led by the Montreal secretariat of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). It will take place in Montreal, Canada on 13-15 October 2013 and focus on “Social Transformation and the Digital Age”.
In organizing the 2015 World Social Science Forum, CODESRIA and HSRC will be joined by a consortium of universities and research centres from across the African continent.
The theme of the third WSSF will be “Transforming Global Relations for a Just World”.
For further information on the 2015 World Social Science Forum, please contact:
Tel: +221 33 8259822/23
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