1st Haifa Social Sciences Conference

Social Scientists of the Future

June 18 , 2019

Theme: The Relevance of the Social Sciences in an Era of Significant Doubt and Big Data

The world is in a state of flux. We are simultaneously experiencing rising populism, crises of political engagement, shrinking borders, ecological changes and economic and technological revolutions that are pushing people closer together and further apart. How can the social sciences shape the efforts to face these tremendous challenges and opportunities? The 1st Haifa social sciences conference responds to this challenge by bringing together graduate students doing interdisciplinary research that is relevant to our era’s most critical issues. By combining the specialized knowledge of individual disciplines with the broader perspective offered by interdisciplinary methodologies, we explore whether and how the social sciences can stay relevant in guiding societies dealing with the complexities of an increasingly interdependent yet polarized world.