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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Bloomberg: This Is the hardliner China chose to oversee Hong Kong security, Prof. Dali Yang discusses Zheng Yanxiong, newly appointed head of Hong Kong national security office, and his qualificationsRead More
MarketWatch: Opinion: The real swing voters are young Black Americans — and they’re not sold on Biden or on voting, Op-ed on the youth Black vote quotes Prof. Cathy Cohen's Big Brains podcastRead More
Bloomberg: The cost of killer heat: A rising risk of death in poor nations, Prof. Michael Greenstone comments on new research on greenhouse gasses and "the social cost of carbon"Read More
The Washington Post: The commerce clause was a GOP bogeyman. Now it’s being used to authorize pandemic liability protections. In op-ed, Prof. Amy Dru Stanley discusses Republicans' proposals for corporate immunity from Covid-19 liabilityRead More