Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, will present the public lecture “ Critique of Punitive Reason ” to address central questions related to correctional frameworks and to confront the idea of punishment itself: What is punishment? Why do...
Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, will be the first recipient of the Galileo Galilei Medal, established by the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in collaboration with the Galileo Galilei Institute. The award recognizes Maldacena for “his pioneering...
A demonstrator holds a sign that reads "America; 99% Poor, 1% Rich. Look it up!"
“The principles that animated the New Deal are often associated with Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s proposed (but never fully enacted) Economic Bill of Rights. These included rights to employment, medical care, housing, education, and social security. Those goals are tragically unrealized for many Americans, and any...
Portrait of Jean Bourgain
Nature 's Erica Klarreich remembers Jean Bourgain , IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics, who passed away in Bonheiden, Belgium, on December 22, at the age of 64. "Bourgain lived and breathed mathematics. A night owl who travelled frequently back and...