Over the next five years, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation will fund seven long term STIAS research projects on selected themes. These projects will be fellow driven, i.e. through work primarily done at STIAS by invited fellows who are resident at the Institute for varying periods of time.
Concept notes for the various Themes have been published at the links below and reflect various stages of development of the individual projects:
- Being Human Today
- Crossing Borders
- The Future of Democracy
- Understanding Complexity
- Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems
- Health in Transition divided into Health Prevention and Health Care
Being Human Today — The Effects of Race
A core group of STIAS fellows, convened by Nina Jablonski, have recently met at STIAS to discuss first ideas and a planning framework for a project dealing with “The Effects of Race” under the theme Being Human Today. Following this meeting and further consultation the following core group members have committed to participate in the project and plan to reconvene at STIAS during July and August 2014: Nina Jablonski (Penn State) (convener), George Chaplin (Penn State), Norman Duncan (Pretoria), Ian Hacking (Toronto), Mikael Hjerm (Umeå), Chabani Manganyi (Pretoria), Gerhard Mare (KwaZulu-Natal), Njabulo Ndebele (Cape Town), Barney Pityana (College of the Transfiguration; formerly UNISA), Crain Soudien (Cape Town), Göran Therborn (Cambridge & Linnaeus)
Details about the background, current state of planning, and possible participation in this project may be found at The Effects of Race.