June 11th, Launch of World Social Science Report 2013, “Changing Global Environments”

Launch of the World Social Science Report 2013 “Changing Global Environments”

When: 11 June 17.00-19.00, followed by a reception
Where: King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

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


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

Prof Browyn Parry

Prof Browyn Parry

Dr Heide Hackmann, Executive Director, International Social Science Council
Dr Lee Davies, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Professor John Urry, Lancaster University
Dr Thomas Tanner, Overseas Development Institute, London
Professor Bronwyn Parry, Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine, King’s College London; John Crowley, Sector for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO

You can download the World Social Science Report 2013 here.

To attend please register here.

Contact: Louise Daniel louise@worldsocialscience.org or Emma Fox emma.j.fox@kcl.ac.uk

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