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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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WSJ - Jan. 6 Attack Resonates in Smaller-Scale Acts of Political Violence; Prof. Robert Pape says “The country is a tinderbox...more and more of the public is becoming more radicalized and becoming more supportive of political violence in general"Read More
NPR - The new effrey Epstein files have set off a fresh round of conspiracy theories; Prof. Eric Oliver discusses the Epstein conspiracy theories, noting that they "cross the ideological spectrum"Read More
VOA - Biden Targets Trump in Speech, Defending Democracy as 'Sacred'; Prof. Will Howell discusses stakes of 2024 electionRead More
Washington Post - Trump tries reappropriating ‘insurrection’ on Jan. 6 anniversary; Prof. Susan Stokes says Trump is "a master at undercutting and taking the zing out of phrases and terms that are used against him”Read More