Last week, I met up with 18 other World Social Science Fellows at LSE and the British Council for a seminar on global social governance. It was a very enjoyable ...

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    It’s over six months since the RIA Fellows (RIA=Risk Interpretation and Action) met in Wellington, New Zealand, so having some of them attend the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) conference ...

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  The settlement of native claims is not a mere transaction. It would be wrong, therefore, to think that signing a piece of paper would put the whole question behind us. ...

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In December last year, a World Social Science Fellows seminar, held in New Zealand, brought together 21 talented early-career scientists to share and exchange expertise and knowledge on the ...

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Greater attention has recently been paid to income inequality. Piketty’s analysis in Capital in the Twenty-first Century, has been a top news story; indeed the World Economic Forum, a major ...

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The fundamental issue in the design of the new global framework – climate change and the new sustainable development goals – is whether, in 2050, developing countries will still be ...

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Last week I had the good fortune to attend the FutureEarth early-career researchers conference discussing challenges and solutions of how we can build a green economy that supports human ...

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  Five days, thirty young scientists, seven senior scientists, fine food, ample wine, and wide-ranging conversations. In the last week of May, 2014 the ISSC and the International Council for Science ...

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The first ever ethnographic film festival in Paris was a runaway success with 89 short films screened over 30 hours from 42 countries (see map) on subjects ranging from working in a slaughterhouse ...

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Blogs are far more accessible than academic papers being shorter, informal and jargon free (ideally). Policymakers will read a blog rather than dig into a journal article which is anyway ...

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