8 | WISERD InsightWISERD Insight | 9International linksWISERD is proud to have established many international links, through fieldwork, collaborative research and events,hosting visiting academics and attending conferences abroad. Some of these are highlighted below.SardiniaWISERD research at Aberystwyth Universityinspired a GLOBAL-RURAL thread of films atthe annual WOW Film Festival in Aberystwyth.A highlight of the event was the screening of adocumentary film, En Route, featuring youngmigrants in rural Sardinia, made as part of theWISERD Civil Society and GLOBAL-RURAL projects.RussiaHonorary Professor and Leverhulme EmeritusFellow, John Morgan, has been appointed to theeditorial boards of two leading Russian academicjournals. He joins Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniia(Sociological Studies), the journal of the Instituteof Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, andFilosofi Zhurnal (Journal of Philosophy), publishedby RUDN-Russia People’s Friendship University.ChinaWISERD published new research on civilsociety, welfare and governance in China in2019. Over the past three years, WISERD hasbeen part of a successful international NewtonAdvanced Fellowship scheme with the ChineseAcademy of Social Sciences (CASS), fundedby the British Academy. WISERD’s civil societyresearch in China will continue with anew ESRC-funded project led byProfessor Paul Chaney.CanadaDr Sioned Pearce and Dr ChristalaSophocleous from Cardiff University tookpart in a research exchange trip to Canada.The visit was a first step to forminglong-term links with Canadian colleagues,through which to explore issues ofsub-state social policy and the role ofcivil society in different contexts.BrazilProfessor Michael Woods from Aberystwyth Universityand former WISERD researcher, Francesca Fois,ventured into the Amazon rainforest to lead a workshopon research and rural development. With support fromthe Global Challenges Research Fund and the Centrefor International Development Research at Aberystwyth(CIDRA), the workshop was organised with colleaguesat the Universidade Federal Oeste do Pára in Santarem,bringing together participants from over 20 Brazilianuniversities and civil society organisations.DelhiVisiting Fellow, Dr Sarbeswar Sahoo fromthe Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,delivered a WISERD seminar in Cardiff anda presentation at the 2019 WISERD AnnualConference in Aberystwyth. Dr Sahooalso jointly delivered a workshop withWISERD in New Delhi on civil society andgood governance.BangladeshProfessor Paul Chaney jointlyheld an international conferencewith Professor Nasir Uddin fromthe Department of Anthropologyat the University of Chittagong oncitizenship rights and the Rohingyacrisis. This was part of a series ofGlobal Challenge Research Fundproject events.