Expanding the Human Mind: Christian Welzel gave a lecture on TED Talks
Dr. Chris Welzel, LCSR's Chief Research Fellow, gave a TED talk titled "Moral Progress: Expanding the Human Mind" at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. Use the link to watch video.
LCSR`s Post-Doc Positions in Comparative Studies
The Higher School of Economics Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) in Moscow, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of comparative studies.
Call for papers: European Happiness Days, (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, March 20-22)
Starting on the official UN International Day of Happiness, the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organisation will organize the European Happiness Days at the Erasmus University Rotterdam from Monday March 20 until Wednesday March 22, 2017. The deadline for submission is February 9, 2017.
13th Conference of the European Sociological Association (Athens, Greece, 29.08 - 01.09. 2017)
WVSA Secretariat cordially invites all the WVS members, friends, partners and data-users to submit your abstracts for participation in the WVS thematic session “Social transformations and value change in Europe and beyond: using World Values Survey data for analysis” which will be chaired by the WVSA President Professor Christian Haerpfer and which will be held during the 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association on August, 29 – September, 1, 2017 in Athens in Greece!
8th Annual Conference in Political Economy “The Political Economy of Inequalities and Instabilities in the 21st Century” (Berlin, September 13-15, 2017)
IIPPE, CPERN and IPE call for general submissions for the Conference but particularly welcome those on its core themes of inequalities and instabilities, which will be the focus for the plenary sessions. Proposals for presentations will, however, be considered on all aspects of political economy. New participants committed to political economy, interdisciplinarity, history of economic thought, critique of mainstream economics, and/or their application to policy analysis and activism are encouraged to submit an abstract. Deadline is April 1, 2017.
ESRA 2017: Student Travel Bursaries
The European Survey Research Association invites applications for a limited number of travel bursaries for students attending ESRA’s biennial conference in Lisbon in 2017. The bursaries are meant to facilitate and encourage the participation of postgraduate students from all European regions. A bursary will cover an individual’s travel expenses, based on the least expensive, feasible way of travelling to the ESRA conference. Bursaries will be limited to €500 maximum. Students granted a bursary will not be required to pay the ESRA conference fee. To apply, applicants must provide a reason for their application, a CV, and an extended conference abstract or full paper if available. The bursary application deadline is 1st March 2017.
LCSR invites to participate in 7th ESRA Conference
Laboratory for Comparative Social Research in cooperation with the World Values Survey Association and United Arab Emirates University organizes a panel «Comparative Survey Analysis Using WVS Data: Social Challenges and Global Value Shifts» within the 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA). If you are interested in the participation please submit your abstracts through ESRA web-site by the 4th of December 2016.
Results of the EDB Centre for Integration Studies’ “EDB Integration Barometer” are Published Online
The report presents the results of the EDB Centre for Integration Studies’ ongoing research project “EDB Integration Barometer”. In 2016, 8,500 people from 7 CIS countries answered about 20 questions concerning the Eurasian integration and various facets of economic, political, and sociocultural cooperation in the CIS region.
PhD studentship in the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at UCL Institute of Education. The studentship is funded for three years from January 2017 and is based on one of 4 projects which relate to investigating measurement error and non-response in longitudinal surveys. Deadline is 11th November 2016.
How Food Affects Political Regimes
Andrey Scherbak, LCSR Senior Research Fellow, on how good nutrition can speed up the transition to democracy.