Social Science

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...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, writes about American leftists and U.S. foreign policy: First and foremost, the left needs to think seriously about the use of force, which is the central issue in foreign-policy debates. It is right...
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...
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 unauthorized entries. This idea,...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, joins Marty Moss-Coane of WHYY in a discussion of the American left's approach to foreign policy and his latest book A Foreign Policy for the Left (Yale University Press, January 2018), which...
Jean-Louis Fabiani , Member in the School of Social Science, will give two presentations on January 27 and 28 at the Brooklyn Public Library as part of A Night of Philosophy and Ideas. The event, which takes place on Saturday, January 27, at 7...
Free speech makes no distinctions as to quality; academic freedom does. Are all opinions equally valid in a university classroom? Are professors being "ideological" when they refuse to accept the Bible as scientific evidence? What, then, becomes of certified professorial expertise? Does the university have...
In 1970, the economist Albert Hirschman , former Professor in the School of Social Science, published a short book outlining the choices available to public officials confronted by immoral or dysfunctional behavior in office. One option was to “kick up a fuss” from within,...
The Times Literary Supplement 's Patricia Williams explores the suppression of black women and girls in America, referring to the work of Shatema Threadcraft , Member in the School of Social Science, in an explanation of the ways in which enduring cultural norms and...
Agata Zysiak , Member in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the 2017 Kazimierz Moczarski Prize for her book, Punkty za pochodzenie. Powojenna modernizacja i uniwersytet w robotniczym mieście (Affirmative Action. Postwar Modernization and University in the...
Hugh Gusterson , Member (2014–15) in the School of Social Science, received the 2017 Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize , which honors a work of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society. Gusterson...