Making the Case For the Social Sciences no.1: Wellbeing

Making the Case for the Social Sciences, a report by the Academy of Social Sciences, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council, was launched Wednesday 10 February 2010 at Sixty One Whitehall, London.

Speakers at the launch were Adrian Alsop, Director for Research, Economic and Social Research Council; Professor Cary Cooper CBE AcSS, Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences; Professor Ruth Lister CBE FBA AcSS; Professor Ann Buchanan AcSS; David Willetts MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills; Dr Tony Wright MP, Chair, Public Administration Select Committee; Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope, Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Work and Pensions, House of Lords ; Andrew Haldenby, Director, Reform and former head of the Political Section, Conservative Research Department; and Sunder Katwala, General Secretary, The Fabian Society and former leader writer on the Observer.

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Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Science’s mission is to promote social sciences in the United Kingdom for the public benefit. The academy is composed of individual academicians and learned societies; it responds to government and other consultations on behalf of the social science community, organizes meetings about social science and seminars on topics that span social science disciplines, and sponsors a number of efforts that promote social science and enhance its value to society.

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