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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New York Times - Plans for free pre-K and community college could provide a ‘ladder into the middle class’; Feature looks at Prof. James J. Heckman's research on the economic impact of early childhood educationRead More
Washington Post - Opinion: American democracy survived its Reichstag fire on Jan. 6. But the threat has not subsided; Article references survey of 327 political scientists conducted by Bright Line Watch, a project co-directed by Prof. Susan StokesRead More
NPR - Democrats' budget plan pushes a shift to clean energy. Here's how it would work; Prof. Michael Greenstone responds to Democrats' blueprint for a climate budgetRead More
The Jerusalem Post- A professor and artist transform former synagogue into community space; Article details Prof. Tom Ginsburg's recent purchase of the synagogue on South Champlain Avenue that he intends to turn into a local art spaceRead More