SAGE's global publishing director Ziyad Marar has been appointed to the board of The Campaign for Social Science.
The CfSS is one of the leading advocates for social sciences in the UK. Marar has been active in initiating and supporting SAGE's global work in campaigning for the social sciences, a founding principle of the company.
Marar said he was "delighted" to be invited to join the CfSS board. "Social science is at work in every part of our daily lives, in the media, in policy making and in public debate more generally. Yet despite this, its voice is often lost or misheard," he said. "The excellent work that the Campaign does benefits all of society and is an area very close to my heart. I am delighted to play a more active role as part of the Campaign's board, to help ensure that the true significance and impact of social science is more widely understood and supported."
CfSS chair Professor James Wilsdon commented: "As a thinker, writer and publisher, Ziyad Marar has for many years been a dynamic and persuasive advocate on behalf of social science, here in the UK, in the US and further afield. We're delighted to welcome Ziyad onto the Board of the Campaign for Social Science, and look forward to benefiting from his energy and ideas. This also reflects a further strengthening of our relationship with SAGE, which has done a tremendous amount to support the work of the Campaign, including as the publisher of our pre-election report 'The Business of People'."
Other board members include Professor Patrick Dunleavy of the London School of Economics Professor Matt Flinders of the University of Sheffield, and Emeritus Professor John Goddard of Newcastle.