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Society for Social Studies of Science

Guidelines for Resolutions and Reports

4S Resolutions

Immigration Policy and Scholarly Work


January 2003. Committee on U.S. Visa Policies and Scholarly Work


Freedom of Speech


Statement by the Society for the Social Studies of Science December 12, 2001

Whereas the events of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent “war on terrorism” have led to public discussion of limits to the freedom of speech in American society under wartime conditions,


4S Reports

Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction


Scott Knowles (Drexel U) and Kim Fortun (Rensselaer) formed an ad hoc committee to respond to a request from the International Council for Science (ICSU) on disaster risk reduction.
1. What are the key contributions that science has made over the past decade related to understanding and managing disaster risk? What are the gaps that science needs to address?
2. What are the key priority areas related to disaster risk reduction and resilience building that need to be incorporated into the post-2015 Framework on disaster risk reduction?
3. How can science and technology support the definition, implementation and monitoring of the post-2015 Framework on disaster risk reduction?