International Conference on Social Sciences

The International Community of Social Sciences aims to examine the meaning of ‘science’ in a social context, and to examine the connections between the social and other particular sciences. The community interacts by way of an in-person conference held annually in different parts of the world, as well as a family of indexed and arbitrated journals, and a collection of academic reflection books.

Members of this knowledge community include academics, researchers, professors, policy makers, public administrators, consultants and technologists as well as students and doctoral students.

The International Conference on Social Sciences has become a forum for discussion aimed at the crucial challenges facing the social sciences today by combining both local and global perspectives. The conference includes prominent speakers, some of the most prestigious thinkers in the world, as well as presentations, workshops and seminars given by professors, researchers and professionals from both the public and private sectors. The official languages are English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Scientific committee

Permanent Scientific Director

Prof. Avkash Jadhav, Ph.D
St. Xavier’s College (India)

Avkash Jadhav is a B.A (Gold Medalist) and M.A in History, He also has Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights and Personal Counseling, he is the Head and Associate Professor in the Department of History, St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India. His Ph D is in the Labour Movement. His research papers are published in various edited volumes, books and various national and international Journals and periodicals, has received various scholarships for his academic excellence like Dr. William. Coelho scholarship, D.D.Kosambi scholarship etc, was also awarded the prestigious The Asiatic Fellowship” from The Asiatic Society, Mumbai, to undertake studies on ‘Gandhian Philosophy’. (2007-08). He has guided and made more than 30 documentaries on various socio-political issues and undertook more than 25 Surveys on various social issues which have been used by the various Govt bodies for policy making decisions. He was Nominated Councillor in the BMC (Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation) as a Representative from Academic section from 2012 to 2017, wherein he suggested various policies for the benefit of the city of Mumbai and for the administrative accountability. He was ranked amongst the Ten Best Municipal Councillor of the City out of 232 Municipal Councillors. He has received various national and state level awards for environment activism and promotion of human rights, Social Work and Heritage activism. He has worked extensively towards protecting the Mumbai city’s Heritage and has introduces various policies for the same. He received the prestigious REX Fellowship Award of “Karamveer Chakra” by International Confederation of N.G.O s (ICONGO) an allied body of United Nations  (Bronze Medal )2016 (Gold Medal) 2019. He has directed various street plays, composed poems (publications in Anthology) and has been a human rights, environmental and conservation rights activist. At present he is working on a Major Project of Indian Council of Historical Research on the Workers of Mumbai.

Members of the scientific committee

  • Jayson Harsin, The American University of Paris, France.
  • Lucía Sutil, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain.
  • Norma Rodríguez Roldán, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, USA.

Themes

Cultural studies

  • The role of social, political and cultural interactions in the development of identity.
  • Personal identity based on the culture, time, place and geography of an individual, as well as their interaction with groups and the influence of institutions and experiences.
  • The role of diversity within cultures and between cultures.
  • Aspects of culture such as belief systems, religious faith, or political ideals as influences on other areas of culture such as its institutions, or its literature, music, and art.
  • Cultural diffusion and changes over time as facilitators of different ideas and beliefs.

History, geography, humans and environment

  • History as formal study which applies methods of scientific research.
  • Reading, reconstructing and interpreting events.
  • Analysing causes and consequences of events and their developments.
  • Considering interpretations of competing events.
  • Relationships between human populations and the physical world (people, places and environments).
  • The impact of human activities on the environment.
  • Interactions between regions, cities, places, people and environments.
  • Spatial patterns of regions, cities and places.

Development and transformation of social structures

  • The natural and the social: interdisciplinary studies
  • The role of social classes, stratification systems, social groups and institutions.
  • The role of gender, race, ethnicity, class, age and religion in defining social structures within a culture.
  • Social and political inequalities.
  • Expansion and access of rights through the concepts of justice and human rights.
  • The influence of education.
  • The role of the media.

Ideals and civil practices

  • Fundamental freedoms, rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.
  • The role of citizens in communities and nations, and as members of the global community.
  • Participation and social commitment
  • Respect for diversity.
  • Civic ideals and practices in countries with undemocratic systems.
  • The fight for rights, access to citizen rights, and universal human rights.

Power, authority and governance

  • Power, authority and governance.
  • Objectives, characteristics and functions of various governance systems as they are put into practice.
  • Individual rights and responsibilities according to protections or challenges in the context of majority rules.
  • Fundamental principles and values in constitutional democracies.
  • The origins, uses and abuses of power.
  • Conflicts, diplomacy and wars.
  • Mass media and Internet.

Global connections and exchanges

  • The past, present and probable future of global connections and interactions.
  • Global dissemination: the dissemination of ideas, beliefs, technologies and goods.
  • The role of technology.
  • Benefits / consequences of global interdependence (social, political, economic).
  • Causes and migration patterns.
  • Tension between national interests and global priorities.

Creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems

  • Production, distribution and consumption.
  • Shortage of resources and challenges in relation to desires and needs.
  • Supply / demand and coordination of individual choices.
  • Economic systems. Economic politics.
  • Trade, interdependence and globalization.
  • The role of government in the economy.
  • Personal economy.

Science, technology and innovation

  • Scientific and intellectual theories, discoveries and philosophies.
  • The applications of science and innovations in transport, communications, military technology, navigation, agriculture and industrialisation.
  • Relations between science, technology and innovation, and social, cultural and economic changes.
  • Social construction of science and technology.