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Heide Hackmann Steps Down as Head of the International Social Science Council (ISSC)

After 8 years at the helm of the International Social Science Council, Professor Heide Hackmann stepped down this month to take up the position of Executive Director at the International Science Council (ICSU).

As a member of the ISSC, IPSA would like to thank Prof. Hackmann for her collaboration with the organization of the 2013 World Social Science Forum in Montréal. We would like to wish her great success in her next endeavours, as well as wishing the best to the ISSC for its next World Social Science Forum in Durban in 2015.


Here is the official statement from the ISSC:

"After 8 years leading the social sciences at the helm of the ISSC, Heide Hackmann stepped down this month to take up the position of Executive Director at the International Science Council (ICSU).

Heide Hackmann, during her time at the ISSC, was instrumental in giving a much larger voice, role, and importance to the social sciences globally. Under her leadership, the ISSC was a founding member of the International Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability that established Future Earth (the new 10-year research framework on global environmental change), and which has recently launched a new multi-year programme, Transformations to Sustainability, focusing on bringing the social sciences into solution spaces.

On behalf of all of us here at the secretariat, our Executive Committee and all our members, we wish her nothing but the best in her new position."



 

Guy Lachapelle Gave a Special Lecture on "The Global Development of Political Science" at Ball State University

Accepting the warm invitation of Dr. Teh-Kuang Chang, Professor of Political Science, Faculty Advisor of the International Studies Association of Ball State University and Chair of the IPSA Research Committee on Asian and Pacific Studies (RC18), Secretary General Guy Lachapelle gave a lecture yesterday on the "Global Development of Political Science" at Ball State University, Indiana. The lecture was free and open to general public.

IPSA would like to thank Dr. Chang, as well as Ball State University International Studies Association, for this opportunity to promote IPSA to a wider audience and to reinforce the existing relations between IPSA and Ball State University.

Guy Lachapelle

International Political Science Review (IPSR) - Volume 36, Number 2, March 2015

In this issue:

The impact of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on social capital in Japan: Trust before and after the disaster
Róbert Ferenc Veszteg, Yukihiko Funaki and Aiji Tanaka   

Media framing in religious–secular conflict in Turkey and Israel
Matt Evans and M. Selcan Kaynak

How politics-news parallelism invigorates partisanship strength
S. Nechama Horwitz and Lilach Nir

Winners, losers and the Grand Coalition: Political satisfaction in the Federal Republic of Germany
Ross Campbell

Finding God in Global Politics
Marion Maddox

Cultural nationalism and liberal values: An elusive synthesis
Gal Gerson and Aviad Rubin

Rising regional powers meet the global leader: A strategic analysis of influence competition
Sung Eun Kim and Johannes Urpelainen