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Launch of the World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments

The Policy Institute at King's

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 from 17:00 to 19:00 (BST)

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King’s College London, in collaboration with the International Social Science Council in Paris and the Social and Human Science Sector at UNESCO, is pleased to invite you to the UK launch of the World Social Science Report 2013 taking place in London 11 June 2014. 

Global environmental change is about people. The World Social Science Report 2013, prepared by the International Social Science Council and co-published with UNESCO and the OECD, argues that social science needs to be at the heart of understanding and responding to global challenges such as climate change, pollution, resource limits and planetary boundaries to economic growth.

Drawing on contributions from 150 scholars from around the world, the report issues an urgent call to the international social science community to collaborate more effectively with each other, with colleagues from other fields of science, and with users of research to deliver solutions-oriented knowledge for today’s most pressing environmental problems. It calls for a transformative social science that is:

  • bolder in reframing and reinterpreting global environmental change as a social problem
  • better at infusing social science insights into real-world problem-solving
  • bigger in terms of having more social scientists to focus on global environmental change
  • different in the way it thinks about and does research


The launch will gather distinguished social science and climate change researchers to present and discuss with each other and the audience the key messages of the report and possible policy implications.

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Chaired by Professor Denise Lievesley, Head of the School of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London


World Social Science Report 2013: www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/world-social-science-report-2013_9789264203419-en

 

             www.worldsocialscience.org


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Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King's Building
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 from 17:00 to 19:00 (BST)


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