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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InSight Crime: What Does Coronavirus Mean for Criminal Governance in Latin America? Asst. Prof. Benjamin Lessing argues that criminal organizations are exerting governance to gain more social capitalRead More
WSJ: Flatten the Curve of Economic Distress, Prof. Casey Mulligan argues that GDP losses understate the costs and sacrifices households and businesses are makingRead More
Rolling Stone - The Payoff from the Pain: Trillions in Benefits Seen from Social Distancing to Slow CoronavirusRead More
NYT: China created a fail-safe system to track contagions. It failed, Prof. Dali Yang discusses local failures of early-warning systemRead More