Social Science

Peter Coviello , Member in the School of Social Science, reviews Sex and Secularism by Professor Emerita Joan Wallach Scott and In the Name of Women's Rights by Visitor Sara Farris , writing, "part of what is remarkable about these...
Veena Das, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University and Academic Trustee for the Institute's School of Social Science, will give a talk at the Institute for Advanced Study at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in the Dilworth Room. The talk, "Meaning and...
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, has been recognized with the 2018 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Award, which is presented to exceptional scientists in support of their exploration of unconventional academic paths. The first social scientist to receive...
Joan Wallach Scott, Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, has been awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Edinburgh. The award, presented by the University's Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Mathieson, is in recognition of Professor Scott’s...
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 collection,...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, spoke at the Paris Institute of Political Studies on March 15, 2018, in a talk titled "Freedom and Equality: Can the Two Stand Together?" Exploring the crucial link between freedom and equality, he...
Martin Peretz of the Wall Street Journal reviewed A Foreign Policy for the Left (Yale University Press, 2018) by Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, writing: "Mr. Walzer is an honest leftist, and he tries to keep his comrades...
On March 13, 2018, Joan Wallach Scott , Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, was named a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur of France, the country's highest decoration, in a ceremony held at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. She was...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, will discuss his new book A Foreign Policy for the Left (Yale University Press 2018), at 6:00 p.m. on March 8 at Labyrinth Books...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, details the intricacies of whistle-blowing, the moral risk-taking that is involved, and the contours of judging whether or not a disclosure is justified: So long as there are secrets, whistle-blowing will remain a...

In the Media

February 20, 2018
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, discusses the political potential of high school students as they take on the NRA following the February 14, 2018 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. Looking to the African American student activists of...
In the West, when non-white men are implicated in cases of sexual harassment and violence, the debate inevitably is much less about the nature of gender-based violence and its systemic presence in our societies, and much more about the "evidence" these cases provide for claims...