Center for Economic and Social Rights Posts US Status Report

From this week’s AAAS Science and Human Rights newsletter: Rating the US Record on Economic and Social Rights “It’s rare that the United States’ record on economic and social rights faces official international scrutiny. One such opportunity comes later this year, when the country must appear before the UN Human Rights Council, as part of its … Continue reading Center for Economic and Social Rights Posts US Status Report

Anthropology & Journalism Issue of Tsantsa Now Online

Tsantsa, the journal of the Swiss Ethnological Society, has published an issue titled “Anthropology and Journalism: Two professions between competition, cooperation and legitimacy.” Boris Boller, co-coordinator of the issue, tells us, “Contributions range from an article on concealed local collaborations of foreign news reporters or reflexions on trends towards an ’embedded anthropology’ in high-risk organisations … Continue reading Anthropology & Journalism Issue of Tsantsa Now Online

Upcoming Events: Indigenous Film Symposium and Exhibit on Homelessness

The 11th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium will run July 22-24 in Bucksport, Maine. Registration by July 12 (today) is required, and is open to media professionals, teachers, students and the public. Presentations will explore how amateur and noncommercial filmmakers around the world have created a wide range of representations of Indigenous peoples and cultures … Continue reading Upcoming Events: Indigenous Film Symposium and Exhibit on Homelessness

2010 World Social Science Report Now Online

UNESCO and the International Social Science Council have published their 2010 World Social Science Report, now available as a pdf. The report’s foreword, by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, notes, The huge disparities in research capacities across countries and the fragmentation of knowledge hamper the capacity of social sciences to respond to the challenges of today and tomorrow…. Social scientists … Continue reading 2010 World Social Science Report Now Online

Columbia Human Rights Seminar Accepting Applicants

For 2010-11, the Columbia University Human Rights Seminar will be held under the theme “Human Rights in Conflict: Exploring the Issues, Assessing the Challenges.” Organizers welcome scholars and advocates who wish to explore factors that lead to conflicts in specific human rights issue areas, and examine their philosophical, sociological, political and legal underpinnings. Seminars consist … Continue reading Columbia Human Rights Seminar Accepting Applicants