Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, and Anne-Claire Defossez, Visitor in the School, were invited to contribute an article to a special 200th anniversary edition of The Lancet on the subject of how border violence presents a public health concern.
"Former President Donald Trump has made human trafficking central to his platform, pledging to mobilize the full force of the U.S. government to fight this 'epidemic,' a hard line he recently reiterated in a speech in Ohio."
In her reflection on immigration and the importance of the past,
Brain Pickings' Maria Popova recalls a letter written by Professor
Emeritus Freeman Dyson, dated January 2, 1948, a piece of which she
excerpts from his epistolary memoir Maker of...
Didier Fassin, James D.
Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, examines the
"neoliberal authoritarian program" of French president Emmanuel
Macron, whose politics were uniquely characterized as "neither left
nor right" throughout his...
João Biehl and Adriana Petryna, former Visitors in
the School of Social Science, and Arcadio Diaz-Quinones will
discuss Unfinished: The Anthropology of Becoming at
6:00 p.m. on March 28 at
Labyrinth Books. The book is a field-changing
In an interview with Sonya Faure of Libération,Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn
Professor in the School of Social Science, discusses his
forthcoming book Life: A Critical User’s Manual and the
new edition of Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History
Of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the last
major immigration reform bill, former Member Mae Ngai writes, “It embodied the idea
that we could ‘wipe the slate’ clean by legalizing the undocumented
already here and preventing future...
The revised executive order unnecessarily and unfairly singles
out and impedes the ability of people from six Middle Eastern and
African countries from traveling to the United States unless they
already hold visas or green cards. This order, as with...
The Institute for Advanced Study, since its founding in 1930,
has aspired to provide an unbiased environment for international
scholars to pursue vital and groundbreaking work in the sciences
and humanities. Its mission is to recruit the world’s most...
Note: On Thursday, February 2, Dr. Amer Al Homssi arrived at
Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, after his return from the
United Arab Emirates. Read more about his return:
A Syrian Doctor Returns to Illinois.