A Community of Scholars
Consistently ranked among the top ten social science research universities in the world, the Division of Social Sciences is at the vanguard of inquiry and impact. Whether through the field-defining scholarship of the Chicago Schools in Sociology, Political Science, and Economics, the path-breaking impact of the first graduate international affairs program in the U.S., the creation of interdisciplinary programs in the Department of Comparative Human Development and the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, or many other pivotal milestones, the Division has repeatedly transformed the social sciences since its founding in 1930.
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The Washington Post: The EPA is about to change a rule cutting mercury pollution. The industry doesn’t want it, Prof. Michael Greenstone discusses Trump’s efforts to roll back environmental regulationsRead More
Business Insider: China sacked a brace of top officials in Hubei province, likely in a move to protect Xi Jinping from people's anger over the coronavirus outbreak, Prof. Dali Yang comments on President Xi's response to coronavirusRead More
NY Daily News: If not now, when? A look at the need for serious reform of the electoral process in the U.S., Prof. John Mark Hansen talks about what the country can learn from the tech failures of the Iowa CaucusesRead More
Chicago Council on Global Affairs: America first vs. Spider-Man — A debate on supporting pro-democracy protests, Assoc. Prof. Paul Poast discusses how U.S. policy makers support pro-democracy movements abroadRead More