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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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Independent - Midnight raids, arrests and security checks as India projects ‘normalcy’ with Kashmir G20 summit; Prof. Paul Staniland comments on G20 meeting and Indian gov't goals to project normalcy in KashmirRead More
Le Monde - Growth and inequalities at the heart of a dialogue between Thomas Piketty and Kenneth Pomeranz; Prof. Kenneth Pomeranz discusses the links between economic wealth, its distribution, and social and political conflictsRead More
VOA - Why Some Nonwhite Americans Espouse Right-Wing Extremism; Article draws on research from Prof. Robert Pape and CPOST finding that nearly 7% of rioters charged for Jan 6th were nonwhiteRead More
Nature - Can giant surveys of scientists fight misinformation on COVID, climate change and more? Prof. James Evans comments on a survey of scientists asking whether Covid-19 was caused by a virus, warning about efforts to deliberately find consensusRead More