Department of Political Science

SSRC Faculty Seed Grant Request for Proposals

The third request for proposals for the Social Sciences Research Center Faculty Seed Grant Program has been issued. These one- to two-year grants will support early or novel stage research by SSD faculty, with an emphasis on projects broader than any single discipline. The attached call outlines the application requirements and grant amounts. The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM, Central Time, January 17, 2020.

 

Katherine Kinzler Named as Deputy Dean for the Division of the Social Sciences

Katherine D. Kinzler, a professor in the Department of Psychology, has agreed to serve as a deputy dean for the Division.

 

In that role, she will provide leadership on the division’s strategic initiatives as well as its alumni relations and public engagement portfolio. She will also engage with divisional faculty regarding external review processes and doctoral program connections to the professional schools. She joins Mark Bradley, Kate Cagney, and Mark Hansen in serving as a deputy dean.

New Chair and Four New Members announced for SSD Council

The University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Zachary Egan, AM’96, as chair of the Division of the Social Sciences Council. The Trustees have also approved four new members for the Council: Luann Jacobs, Matt Jacobs, Rohit Kumar, and Pamela Paresky. Their appointments are all effective July 1, for their first three-year term.

 

Egan succeeds Brook Payner, AB ’79 (Mathematics), AM ’81, PhD ’87 (Economics), who served as chair from 2016-2019.

 

Professor Mauricio Tenerio-Trillo (History) and Professor Jennifer Pitts (Political Science) receive UChicago teaching awards

The University annually recognizes faculty for exceptional teaching and mentoring with the Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Awards, believed to be the nation’s oldest prize for undergraduate teaching, and the Faculty Awards for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring, which honor faculty for their work with graduate students. 

 

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Chuck Hagel and Madeleine Albright to speak at inaugural CPOST lecture on American foreign policy

By Sarah Fister Gale

 

In an era defined by deepening political division, the University of Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST) is instituting an annual event designed to promote civil discourse on international affairs.   On Thursday, May 30, the inaugural lecture will bring together former Secretary of State Madeline Albright and former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to discuss current foreign policy and international affairs.

 

2019 Social Sciences Research Center Faculty Seed Grants and Graduate Student Fellowships Announced

The Division of the Social Sciences has announced the recipients of the 2019 Social Sciences Research Center (SSRC) Faculty Seed Grants and Graduate Student Fellowships:

 

Three faculty projects were selected for funding through the seed grant initiative, which is in its second year.

 

Faculty Seed Grant Recipients: