The 13th Annual Conference of the International Network of Analytical Sociologists will take place in Tokyo, Japan, in 2021. Some general information is as follows:

  • Dates: 29th-30st of May, 2021.
  • Venue: to be determined.
  • Keynote speakers: Mary Brinton and Michael Hechter.
  • The organizers are Jun Kobayashi, Masayuki Kanai, Sudo Naoki, Hiroki Takikawa, and Yoshimichi Sato.

This edition of the INAS has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and formerly took place between May 30th-31st of 2020.


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