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September 27, 2016
Michel Laguerre
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Wildavsky Conference Room,
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)


September 29, 2016
Cid Martinez
4 - 5 p.m.
Wildavsky Conference Room,
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)


October 5, 2016
Andrés Reséndez
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Wildavsky Conference Room,
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)


Institute News


Book Award for addicted.pregnant.poor by Kelly Knight


Congratulations to Kelly Knight, ISSI faculty member in residence affiliated with ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine. Her book addicted.pregnant.poor received the British Sociological Association’s Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness 2016 Book Award.



New Prize to Recognize Undergraduates Improving the Future for Children and Youth


Named for prominent UC Berkeley faculty member and New York Times columnist David L. Kirp, a new prize at ISSI will recognize UC Berkeley undergraduates who develop innovative strategies to increase opportunities for children and youth.  Each year the Kids First - David L. Kirp Prize will award $2,500 to a UC Berkeley undergraduate who has developed innovative strategies to increase opportunities for children and youth or who has demonstrated a commitment to improving the future of children and youth.  The application deadline is October 17, 2016. Application and more details are available here



Career Choices, Return Paths and Social Contributions: The African Alumni Project


The final report from the African Alumni Project is now available to read and download from The MasterCard Foundation website. This research adds an important dimension to our understanding of the career paths and choices of international students generally, and African students in particular.  The lead researcher on the project is ISSI Senior Researcher Robin Marsh.



Featured Books

Tell Me Why My Children Died

by Charles L. Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs, ISSI affiliated faculty members (Duke University Press, 2016)

by Martín Sánchez-Jankowski (University of California Press, 2016)

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