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Insights and Input: New Directions in Social Policy Project Kick-Off Workshop and Panel Discussion

17 Apr 2014

Insights and Input: New Directions in Social Policy Project Kick-Off Workshop and Panel Discussion

UNRISD last week successfully launched its newest research project New Directions in Social Policy with two well-attended events: an inception workshop and a public panel discussion.

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UNRISD Collaborates with UNITAR to Brief UN Delegates in New York and Geneva

17 Apr 2014

UNRISD Collaborates with UNITAR to Brief UN Delegates in New York and Geneva

UNRISD is briefing delegates from UN Member States on social inclusion and the post-2015 development agenda at an Orientation Briefing organized in New York by UNITAR on 16-17 April 2014. UNRISD Director Sarah Cook prepared a short video for the Briefing, using lessons learned from UNRISD research to set the stage for the two days of dialogue among invited experts and members of delegations.

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Valeria Esquivel to Join UNRISD as Gender Research Coordinator

26 Mar 2014

Valeria Esquivel to Join UNRISD as Gender Research Coordinator

UNRISD is pleased to announce the appointment of Valeria Esquivel to lead the Institute’s research programme in the area of Gender and Development. In her new role, she will be responsible for conceptualizing, developing and managing research on gender-related issues of concern for the UN system and other stakeholders within the framework of the UNRISD Research Agenda. She will take up her post in August 2014.

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Jimi Adesina champions UNRISD and the University of South Africa

17 Mar 2014

Jimi Adesina champions UNRISD and the University of South Africa

In an article first published on the website of the College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa (Unisa), UNRISD's recently appointed Board Member, Professor Jimi Adesina, talks about how his new role with UNRISD relates to his work and research on transformative social policy at Unisa. We reproduce the full article.

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Impressive Response to Call for Young Scholars’ Think Pieces

3 Apr 2014

Impressive Response to Call for Young Scholars’ Think Pieces

UNRISD has over 70 entries to select from for the first edition of its Young Scholars Think Piece Series. Issues addressed in the submissions range from corruption to gender to human rights, all related to extractive industries and development. Researchers at UNRISD will now review the entries and select up to five for publication on the UNRISD website in the coming months.

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Reaching out to future development leaders: UNRISD draws a crowd at the Graduate Institute careers fair

25 Mar 2014

Reaching out to future development leaders: UNRISD draws a crowd at the Graduate Institute careers fair

Over 150 graduates approached the UNRISD stand at Connexions, the Graduate Institute’s annual careers forum, held in Geneva on 19-21 March 2014. They were greeted with information flyers about the Institute, a newly developed careers flyers and an open ear for their questions. Some were specifically interested in UNRISD and how their own work and interests might fit into the UNRISD research agenda and employment structures. Others were passing by and intrigued enough to stop and find out more.

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ASK JENIFER

20 Feb 2014

“Catalysts for social change”: Panel Discussion at the Commission for Social Development

“We need to identify the catalysts that will drive change in all three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental dimensions.” With these words UNRISD Director Sarah Cook began her moderation of the panel discussion on the social drivers of sustainable development, held at the 52nd session of the Commission for Social Development in New York on 14 February 2014.

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