International Panel on Social Progress
Rethinking Society for the 21st Century
Invitation to an exploratory discussion co-organised by the Bahá’í International Community (BIC), the Faith Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP)
As spaces are limited, please register by 15 June 2020
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has now contaminated more than a million persons
worldwide, killed over 50,000 people and forced more than a billion people to be confined.
To help us all understand what we can do and what will come next, we have asked our
international network of authors and researchers around the world to share their thoughts,
articles, editorials, open letters, field actions, etc. All these resources are accessible on the
new and dedicated section of our IPSP website. Follow us also on Facebook and Twitter.
After four years of drafting, debating, rethinking, and revising, the IPSP report is finally published! This work represents an incredible effort from our 200+ authors all around the world.
Entitled “Rethinking Society for the 21st Century,” the report is available from Cambridge University Press in multiple forms: as a 3-volume set, as separate volumes, and as a Kindle e-book. Please visit the CUP website for information about how to get the book.
In addition to the full report, several IPSP members have written a companion book entitled “A Manifesto for Social Progress: Ideas for a Better Society.” This smaller volume brings together the key messages of the IPSP report and re-examines them through a new lens.
The International Panel on Social Progress is uniting the world’s leading researchers from social sciences and the humanities in a single effort: Developing research-based, multi-disciplinary, non-partisan, action-driven solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time.
A New Society
We are deeply sorry to report the death on Oct. 27 of Stephan Klasen, Professor of Development Economics at the University of Göttingen, and coordinating lead author of the first IPSP report.
Professors Grace Davie, Nancy Ammerman, and Samia Huq, all IPSP lead authors are organizing a panel discussion via Zoom on June 19, from 14h00 till 16h00, hosted by Friends of Europe.
Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic’s Interview on Xerfi Canal about “Reforming the Enterprise: The responsibility and Social Progress Perspectives” (French)
As part of a partnership with the World College of the House of Human Sciences Foundation, Xerfi Canal received Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic, Director of the School of Management and Innovation at SciencesPo, as part of the book Manifesto for Social Progress.
Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic’s Interview on Xerfi Canal about “Reforming the Enterprise: The responsibility and Social Progress Perspectives”
An article about the IPSP’s Manifesto for Social Progress on the French daily newspaper Les Echos.
The author discusses how The International Panel on Social Progress recognizes that women are central to the policies, cultural shifts, and reforms needed to target not just gender inequality, but all of the major issues that affect our society today.
Reducing inequalities and strengthening social cohesion through inclusive growth: a roadmap for action
The authors propose a policy compact to achieve more inclusive growth in G20 countries so that economic growth regains the ultimate sense of improving all people’s lives.