Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut
The third International Sociological Association (ISA) Forum in Vienna, Austria, July 10-14, focused on “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World.” Attended by over 4,000 sociologists from more than 100 countries, Vienna provided an excellent site for this global gathering. American sociologists were well represented in a variety of research committees, plenaries, and leadership positions. Recongition for an excellent meeting go to: ISA President Margaret Abraham, Vice-President for Research and President of the Forum, Markus Schulz; Rudolf Richter, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee and his team at the University of Vienna; and the ISA Executive Secretariat. (See www.isa-sociology.org/forum-2016/ for more on the meetings). The ISA is now looking forward to the World Congress in Toronto in 2018.
Click below to read an excerpt of an interview by Bandana Purkayastha with ISA President, Margaret Abraham on her recent ISA activities and travels.