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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The Guardian - Biden in crisis mode as specter of one-term Carter haunts White House; Prof. William Howell says there is an acute need to revisit our political institutions, and calls on President Biden to lead institutional reformRead More
Washington Post - People from elite backgrounds increasingly dominate academia, data shows; Article uses Prof. John List as a socioeconomic outlier in the discussion of a study finding the vast majority of economists come from generations of wealthRead More
Clearer Thinking With Spencer Greenberg - Content moderation and its dis-content-moderators; Audio: Assoc. Prof. Ada Palmer discusses the current information revolution, censorship, and AIRead More
South China Morning Post - United States is responsible for Ukraine war; Article quotes Prof. John Mearsheimer in arguing that the US is principally responsible for causing the Ukraine crisisRead More