Department of Political Science

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:

Call for Proposals for SSRC Seed Grant Applications

The Social Sciences Research Center offers one- to two-year seed grants to faculty in the Division of the Social Sciences intended to support early or novel stage research, with a special focus on research projects that exceed the boundaries of any one discipline. Priority will be given to projects expected to be highly competitive for funding once scaled. Proposals from junior faculty and for multi-investigator projects are encouraged. Projects may start as soon as March 1, 2019.

 

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