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 Economist - John Mearsheimer on why the West is principally responsible for the Ukrainian crisis; Prof. John Mearsheimer discusses NATO policy and Russia's invasion of UkraineRead More
EducationWeek - How teachers can support traumatized students (and why they should); Assoc. Prof. Micere Keels discusses trauma, education and the COVID-19 pandemicRead More
Washington Post - Building on anti-mask activism, far-right groups pivot from mandates to midterms; Prof. Robert Pape discusses far-right activism in the USRead More
NYT - As omicron surges and economy suffers, China tweaks 'zero Covid'; Prof. Dali Yang responds to Pres. Xi Jinping's statements on China's COVID-19 policyRead More