by Gohar Shahnazaryan, Yerevan State University, Armenia The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 inaugurated a challenging new stage for the women’s movement in Armenia and the whole region of the South Caucasus. With the assistance of international organizations and funds, women’s non-governmental organizations were established. In 2003 we formed a group of young […]

by Ari Sitas, University of Cape Town, former ISA Vice-President 2002-2006, and Sarah Mosoetsa, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa South African Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, commissioned sociologists Ari Sitas and Sarah Mosoetsa to chart the future of and make proposals for the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Global Dialogue asked them […]

by Emma Porio, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, and Member of ISA Executive Committee 2006-2014 Right after the XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology (2010) in Gothenburg, then newly elected Michael Burawoy constituted a subcommittee to know more about the status of early career sociologists in the ISA. The following is a summary of the […]

by Ann Denis, University of Ottawa, Canada, President RC05, and former ISA Vice-President for Research 2002-2006 Women’s Worlds, an international interdisciplinary conference on women held every three years in different parts of the world, was co-hosted this year by Carleton University and the University of Ottawa/Université d’Ottawa, with the support of Université du Québec en […]

by Elisa P. Reis, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and former member of the ISA Executive Committee 2006-2010 The XVth Congress of the Brazilian Sociological Society (SBS) took place in Curitiba from the 26th to the 29th of July, 201l. Around two thousand sociologists gathered together in the capital city of the state […]