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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AP - China sends students home, police patrol to curb protests; Prof. Dali Yang says Chinese authorities hope to "defuse the situation" by clearing out campusesRead More
NYT - How a Faction of the Republican Party Enables Political Violence; Op-ed cite's Prof. Robert Pape's research on political violenceRead More
NYT - Beijing Is Tackling Air Pollution. Why Can't New Delhi?; Prof. Michael Greenstone discusses air pollution in India and the conflicting goals of economic growth and regulating pollutionRead More
WSJ - The Inflation Reduction Act Comes for Medicare; In Op-ed, Prof. Casey B. Mulligan discusses the Inflation Reduction Act's impact on MedicareRead More