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The European Conference on the Social Sciences 2014

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The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global university partners is proud to announce the Second European Conference on the Social Sciences, to be held from July 3-6, 2014, at the Thistle Hotel Brighton, in the United Kingdom.

Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience the UK, explore Brighton, London and the South-East of England, join a global academic community…

Building on the success of last year’s event, the Second European Conference on the Social Sciences will build on the conversations and partnerships that have developed since last year, as we again encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in an international academic forum.

This year’s conference will include a variety of presenters representing a wide range of social science disciplines, expressing divergent views, searching for common ground, and creating the synergies that can inspire multi-disciplinary collaborations. In developing these relationships among ourselves, the role of the social sciences is strengthened as we take our place at the table, along with scholars in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), in seeking solutions to the complex issues and problems of the 21st century. I sincerely hope that we will use this time together, not just for intellectual discovery and discourse, but to establish a common vision and to motivate each other to do our part in the creation of a sustainable world.

2014 Conference Theme: “Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy”

Conflict is an integral part of the human condition. The universal struggle between our personal selves – who we are as unique, separate and different from others, with our specific blend of experiences, abilities, attitudes, aspirations, needs and wants – and our social selves, intricately connected to, and interdependent on, others – our loved ones, our friends and favoured groups, our communities and cultures – leads inevitably to internal as well as interpersonal conflict.

Conflict among our communities and societies is also natural, given that these groups are founded on commonality – of geography, values, attitudes, beliefs, aspirations – and differentiated from others based on these. Diversity, however, though it may lead to conflict, plays an important role in the flourishing of communities and societies. One of the challenges of modern society is harnessing the synergy that emerges from the interaction of these differences.

We look forward to seeing you at ECSS2014!


Professor Stuart D. B. Picken

ECSS/ECSEE 2014 Conference Chair

Chairman, IAFOR International Advisory Board

Program Advisers

Dr Andrea Molle, Chapman University, USA
Dr Alex Petrisor, Urban-INERC (Romania)


IAFOR Global University & Institutional Alliance – Working Together

IAFOR works with our university partners to nurture and encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research. We work with senior administrators and professors in our partner institutions to develop programs which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. The global partnership alliance means that our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. For a full list of university and institutional partners, click here.


journal_cover_ss_400Publishing Opportunities: Authors of Accepted Abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed IAFOR journals associated with the conference. For more information about the IAFOR Journal of the Social Sciences and other journals, click here.

International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary

The European Conference on the Social Sciences is organized as part of a month long series of academic events in the UK organized by IAFOR. Those attending the ECSS will have the opportunity of attending several other conferences held in parallel for no extra charge:

About the Event

Date/Time: Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Sunday, July 6, 2014 (All Day)
Venue: Thistle Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Abstract Submission Deadline: Extended to May 15, 2014
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2014
Streams: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cognitive Science and the Behavioural Sciences, Cultural Studies and Humanities, Economics and Management, Education and Social Welfare, Environmental and Health Sciences, Ethnicity, Globalisation and Internationalisation, Immigration, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender, International Relations, Natural, Philosophy, Public Policy and Law Psychology, Research Methodologies Quantitative and Qualitative, Social History, Sustainability, Teaching and Learning, Technology and Applied Sciences

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