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Cambridge Global Challenges


The World Social Science Forum 2018 is the fourth in a series of international, interdisciplinary social science conferences focusing on contemporary global challenges. The Forum will address the issue of security for all people in an equitable and sustainable world.

The World Social Science Forum 2018 will be hosted by Kyushu University, supported by Science Council of Japan (SCJ) and by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).


Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures


1. Sustainability and security
2. Cybersecurity, cyberattacks, hybrid warfare
3. Human security
4. Security and the 2030 Agenda
5. Globalization, diversity and cultures of belonging
6. Development and inclusion in urban and rural areas
7. Gender equality and security
8. Health, safety and biosecurity 
9. Freedom, democracy and security


Please read more about the submission of session proposals and key dates here.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, 28 September, 2018 - 17:00
Event location: 
Fukuoka, Japan
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Funding Opportunities

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