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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Chicago Sun-Times - First victim of 1919 race riots will get grave marker; Assoc. Prof. Adam Green comments on the historical significance of the 1919 race riotsRead More
Barron's- Delta is casting a dark shadow over the recovery; Article cites Prof. Michael Greenstone's early estimate of the economic impact from reducing Covid-19 deathsRead More
Newsweek - Opinion: Cuba libre? Prof. Emeritus Charles Lipson looks at the protests in CubaRead More
New Yorker - Can Democrats create a new economic model? Column commends Prof. James Heckman's research into the long-term effects of government intervention in early childhood as an important factor in the Child Tax Credit programRead More