28 September, 2018

Dear All,

The World Social Science Forum 2018 has now come to an end, with a great success, thanks to as many as around 1,000 participants from 80 countries/areas.
On behalf of the Organizer and Forum Committees, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all of you for your great contributions to this Forum as presenters, participants and supporting staff.
We believe through the Forum you experienced timely and vigorous discussions and exciting international and interdisciplinary exchanges of ideas and research findings, reflecting the theme of “Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures”.
We thank all of you, once again, and wish you continued prosperity.

Looking forward to seeing you all again in the next World Social Science Forum.

Kazuo Miyamoto
Chair of the WSSF2018 Executive Committee

Statistical Summary of WSSF2018 Presentations: 《 Presenters from 71 countries/areas 》

WSSF2018 PHOTOS Click for viewing the photos from the Forum.

Important Notices to all Participants on DAY1

Information on Same Day Tickets

Pre-Departure Guide
WSSF2018 Program The Forum Program Finalized (11 OCT, 2018)

Confirmed Plenary Speakers


  • Hoda Abdel Hamid

    Hoda Abdel Hamid

    An award-winning correspondent for Al Jazeera English

    Craig Calhoun

    Craig Calhoun

    Professor of Social Sciences at Arizona State University and Former Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science

    Sir Partha Dasgupta

    Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge

    Katsumi Emura

    NEC Corporation Executive Vice President, CTO (chief technology officer) and Member of the Board Head of the Intellectual Property Management Division

    Andrew Feinstein

    Executive Director of Corruption Watch, Investigative Writer, Broadcaster

    Barbara M. Fraumeni

    Research Associate, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), USA

    Urs Gasser

    Executive Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

    Jo L. Husbands

    Senior Project Director, U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

  • Jiro Kokuryo

    Vice President, Keio University and JST Program Supervisor

    Pushpam Kumar

    Senior Economic Advisor, the United Nations Environment Program

    Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou

    Professor of International History, Graduate Institute, Geneva

    Emiko Okuyama

    Former Mayor of the City of Sendai 2009-2017

    Kasit Piromya

    Former Foreign Minister of Thailand

    Kate Raworth

    Kate Raworth

    Senior Visiting Research Associate, Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute

    Takashi Shiraishi

    Chancellor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto and Former President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

    Úrsula Oswald Spring

    Researcher, the National University of Mexico-Regional Multidisciplinary Research Center (CRIM-UNAMU)

  • Hassan Wirajuda

    Former Foreign Minister of Indonesia and Professor at the School of Government and Public Policy

    Haiyuan Wu

    Executive Director for Research and International Exchange and Vice President, Wakayama University

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