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Advocating for the social sciences and humanities–Lessons from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United Sates

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 14:00 - 15:00

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Congress Hub - East Expo Event Space

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National policies on innovation risk being caught in the 20th Century technological innovation paradigm, with the importance of people-centred, social innovation an afterthought.  The economic value of a broad based social science or humanities education is constantly questioned. 

This event will feature distinguished speakers from Canada, the UK and the US who will discuss their experiences in advocating for the social sciences and humanities in their respective national contexts.

This session's panelists include James Wilsdon (Professor of Science & Democracy, University of Sussex and Chair of the UK Campaign for Social Science), Chad Gaffield (Professor of History, University of Ottawa and past President of SSHRC), and Felice Levine (Executive Director, American Educational Research Association). The panel will be moderated by Stephen Toope (President, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences).

Hosted by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and SAGE Publications.