Introducing World Social Science Fellows 2013

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Publish Date:
15 Mar, 2013


We are proud to announce the selection of twenty talented early career scientists as our first ever World Social Science Fellows. From 25-30 March 2013, the Fellows will come to Quito, Ecuador to work on creative, interdisciplinary perspectives on sustainable urbanization. This work will be the start of their time as Fellows and we expect to hear much more from them on the challenges of sustainability in an urban age as they take the perspectives into the world.

Joining the Fellows in Quito are Mark Swilling (co-convener; Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch, South Africa), Adriana Allen (Senior Lecturer, Development Planning Unit, University College London) and Andrea Lampis (associate professor focusing on social vulnerability, National University of Colombia). The seminar in Quito is being organized in partnership with the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) and the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) and generously hosted by the Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar, Quito.

Deadline Extended to 20 October 2014

The overall aim is to use existing IUPsyS experience and its access to international scientific and APPLIED expertise on resilience in the face of stressful and traumatic events to help researchers, educators and practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region to increase their understanding of and ability to respond to the mental health consequences of disasters so prevalent in the region. A renowned international faculty of scientists will work with participants on most recent scientific and applied scientific evidence and knowledge, and show the constraints and opportunities of dealing with particular target groups such as children and adolescents. The workshop program will further address knowledge provision, education and training in academic programs of psychology, and help develop a regional network to support continuance in scientific research and training in mental health support following disaster. Click here for the full Announcement and Call for Application.