World Social Science Forum 2018

World Social Science Forum 2018

GYA members from the Biodiversity for Survival via Biomedicine working group will participate in the World Social Science Forum 2018 by hosting a panel on “Biodiversity and Biomedicine: Sustainability for Human Health”.

The WSSF in 2018 will focus on security, currently one of the most pressing concerns of societies worldwide. Over the course of four days, the participants will look into various dimensions of security, interrogating how the demand for security relates to societies’ quest for equality and sustainability. Presenters will look into approaches, trends, and responses from different sectors. The WSSF 2018 will allow identifying critical research priorities on security, as well as data and knowledge gaps, globally and in specific regions.

The series of World Social Science Fora is one of the International Social Science Council’s flagship activities. The WSS Fora gather researchers, funders, policymakers and other stakeholders from all over the world to discuss important societal challenges, take stock of social science contributions and capacities, and make recommendations for future research, practice and policy. The three Fora held in the past nine years have achieved great success, making this series highly prestigious and influential.

The 4th World Social Science Forum will be hosted by Kyushu University in Japan. It is the first time an Asian institution will host the Forum. Hosting the first World Social Science Forum in Asia will reaffirm the role of Kyushu University as an academic and socio-economic hub that integrates Asian countries into the 21st Century.

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