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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Nigerian Tribune - UNESCO, UI deliberate on building shared future, preserving common humanity; Article details Prof. Dipesh Chakrabarty's comments during UNESCO talkRead More
Washington Post - Opinion: Israeli leaders shouldn't neglect the history of fights against terrorism; Op-ed cites comments by Prof. Robert Pape on historically effective means of fighting terrorismRead More
CNBC - The Fed decision on interest rates won't offer much relief to Main Street businesses; Prof. Ufuk Akcigit discusses why small businesses are taking on more credit card debt in the wake of federal rate hikesRead More
VOA - China Buries Former Premier Li Keqiang Following Restrained Funeral; Prof. Prof. Dali Yang discusses the understated nature of funerals China holds for its high-level government figuresRead More