President´s Message for 2015

Dear Members of the ISA Research Committee on Sociotechniques – Sociological Practice (RC26),

It’s been great to meet and exchange ideas and experiences in Yokohama.

I am proud and excited to serve as President of ISA RC26 and wish to thank you all for your contributions over the years. Special thanks go to past President George Tsobanoglou, Vice-Presidents Nikita Pokrovsky and Joachim K.H.W. Schmidt and Secretary/Treasurers Marie Louise De Beyssac and Irina Tyurina for having been so dynamic and for all the activities organized during their mandate.
George, Nikita and Marie have generously offered their time and competences once again to help the new Board and are now serving, respectively, as Vice-Presidents and as Secretary/Treasurer. As most of you will know by now, we also have a new Board composed by a balanced mix of continuing and new members from different Countries, cultures and approaches to enrich our Research Group:

Regina ANDRADE, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Azril BACAL, Uppsala University, Sweden
Maria FREGIDOU-MALAMA, University of Gavle, Sweden
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA
Akira KURASHIMA, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Arianna MONTANARI, University of Rome «La Sapienza», Italy
Mukesh RANGA, CSJM University, India
Joachim K.H.W. SCHMIDT, SoReGa EV, Germany

Thank you for your time and welcome on board!

We have a few important activities and deadlines coming up soon:

– ISA RC-26 Summer School, Rome, Italy, 15th-18th of June 2015 on “Socio-political crisis, governance and new political trends”.

– ISA RC-26 Conference, Rome 19th-20th of June 2015, “Globalization and Socio-Political Trends”.

– The ISA Forum of Sociology, to be held in Vienna, Austria, 10-14 July 2016: “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World.”
Our Research Group has already communicated its participation.

Last but not least, please don’t forget to let us know all of your new accomplishments and activities so that we can disseminate the information also via the newsletter and blog: http://www.isa-rc26.org
(by sending an e.mail to Marie De Beyssac marie.b@hotmail.com.br)

We’ll come back to you with more details and calls later on this year but in the meantime, warmest wishes:

Happy Holidays and a Successful New Year!

Flaminia Saccà

President ISA RC-26

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Flaminia Sacca’, Ph.D
Political Sociology
DEIM
Tuscia University
Italy
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