News & events

  • Monday, November 29, 2010 to Saturday, December 4, 2010
    The global financial and economic crisis has reaffirmed the key contribution of social security to social stability and economic recovery. The World Social Security Forum will provide a unique opportunity for over 1,000 decision-makers from all regions to share knowledge, recognize good practices and discuss key challenges and innovative strategies for Dynamic Social Security.­
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2011 to Wednesday, November 9, 2011
    The deadline for abstract submissions for the South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum (SAHECEF) conference is 29 April 2011­.
  • Monday, November 28, 2011 to Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    ­Conference to review progress that South Africa has made in achieving equity in health status, health care, the social determinants of health and access to resources.
  • Thursday, January 26, 2012
    This seminar reviews evidence-based policy-making and the potential role of evaluation as a key, and a systematic, source of evidence and will be presented by Dr Ian Goldman, Deputy Director General, Evaluation and Research, DPME, The Presidency.­
  • Thursday, July 5, 2012 to Saturday, July 7, 2012

    ­Civil organizations, citizens groups, businesses, and experts in contemporary democracies face unique challenges. Where public agents and academic experts once secured legitimacy and authority through the formal arrangements of government and the scientific practice; these arrangements no longer are sufficient as they are more and more negotiated in interactions.

  • Monday, July 9, 2012 to Thursday, July 12, 2012

    ­The ICCPR 2012 organized by the Centre for the Study of Culture, Politics and Society (CECUPS), University of Barcelona, in collaboration with the International Journal of Cultural Policy, is intended to address the challenge of rethinking cultural policy analysis from the broader parameters of the relationship between culture and poli­tics.

  • Monday, July 16, 2012 to Wednesday, July 18, 2012

    Joint annual conference of the East Asian Social Policy Research Network (EASP) and the United Kingdom Social Policy Association (SPA).­

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2012 to Saturday, July 28, 2012

    The congress will bring together humanities and social sciences (HSS) researchers, scientists, academicians, experts, engineers, developers, administrators and other HSS research-related professionals and practitioners from all over the world.

  • Tuesday, September 4, 2012 to Thursday, September 6, 2012
    International conference organised by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore related to all fields of policy and governance.
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012 to Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    Conference on significant changes in the nature of politics and policy making over the past forty years. Recent changes include the increasing importance of global governance, a reframing of the state in delivering public services, rising public expectations about choice and quality of public services, the global economic downturn and associated austerity measures, the challenges of climate change and the transition from government to governance, epitomised by the inclusion of non-state actors in the policy process.