Social Science

Portrait of Alondra Nelson
Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, will participate in a forum as part of the National Academy of Medicine's annual meeting and symposium on artificial intelligence in health care, healthy longevity, and human genome editing, among other...
Eiko Ikegami during a seminar at IAS
Writing for Wired Japan , Eiko Ikegami , Visitor in the Program in Interdisciplinary Studies and former Member in the School of Social Science, tells the story of the Institute from the inside, showing how the Institute’s founding commitment to academic freedom sustains a...
Didier Fassin speaks during a seminar at IAS
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, has been elected the Annual Chair of Public Health at the Collège de France for 2019–20. Founded by Francis I in 1530, the Collège de France is a public higher education...
Portrait of Alondra Nelson with New Yorker Radio Hour Logo
Affirmative consent is a rule on many college campuses, and some states have made it a legal standard in defining sexual assault. Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, joins The New Yorker's Joshua Rothman to explore...
Lee Ann Fujii in a Social Science seminar at the Institute for Advanced Study in the 2016–17 academic year
The Interpretive Methodologies and Methods Conference Group of the American Political Science Association has announced the creation of "Routledge’s Lee Ann Fujii Award for Innovation in the Interpretive Study of Political Violence.” Named in honor of the late Lee Ann Fujii , Member (2016–17)...
Student sit-in in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960
"Walzer is acutely aware that will and competency alone are not enough to lead to success. In Political Action he preaches a gospel of realism—if you don’t win, try a different approach (like moving into electoral politics) or disband your effort and save your energies...
Portrait of Barack Obama
Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, has been selected to serve on the Obama Presidency Oral History Advisory Board, composed of leading presidential historians, including Robert Dallek and Douglas Brinkley; acclaimed journalists such as Michele Norris and...
Didier Fassin lectures at the podium
In the London Review of Books , Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, examines the recent European elections from a French perspective, arguing that Emmanuel Macron’s representation of the democratic challenge for Europe as an alternative between...
Michael G. Hanchard during a 2014 Social Science seminar on "Sociology’s Promise"
Michael G. Hanchard , Member (2014–15) in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the 2019 Ralph J. Bunche Award for The Spectre of Race: How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2018). Conferred by the American Political Science Association, the...
"Since the Tiananmen massacre, activists, scholars, and regular citizens have launched a war against forgetting. Many Tiananmen veterans, both inside and outside China, including Liu Xiaobo, the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died a political prisoner in 2017, have devoted their lives to the...
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The New Yorker has featured Democracy and Truth, by Sophia Rosenfeld , Member (2014–15) in the School of Social Science, among its "Briefly Noted" book reviews for the week of May 27. The New Yorker calls Rosenfeld's book "incisive," writing: "Rosenfeld’s conclusion is...
Alondra Nelson, incoming Professor and Harold F. Linder Chair in the School of Social Science , joins Joshua Rothman for an episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour to discuss reparations—how they would work, and who would be eligible. Nelson speaks with prominent scholars...