Social Sciences Division
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As the College looks to increase its focus on teaching and learning, one professor is thinking out of this world—giving a lecture on space travel on Wednesday while one of his students sat inside a small, 1.5 cubic meter cardboard box.
Titled “Why Disciplines Persist,” the lecture followed an eight-year hiatus after the first Provostial Lecture, given by former University Provost Steven E. Hyman.
Center for European Studies research associate Mary Sarotte speaks with History professor Niall Ferguson about his Henry Kissinger biography Kissinger: Volume 1. 1923-1968: The Idealist at the JFK Jr. Forum Wednesday night.
History professor Niall Ferguson discusses the different circumstances under which he and Henry Kissinger immigrated to the United States during his interview at the JFK Jr. Forum Wednesday night. His biography of Kissinger was published in late September.
University professor Henry Louis Gates’s love of the subject led him to establish a genealogy and genetics summer camp for middle school children.
History professor Niall C. Ferguson said last month that he will leave Harvard for Stanford’s Hoover Institution after what he said has been “12 wonderful years.”
Faculty members and administrators have vetted proposals to drastically overhaul the College’s General Education program, such as lowering the number of required courses.
Associate professor of sociology and social studies Matthew S. Desmond recently won a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. As an ethnographer and social scientist, he studies the connections between poverty and eviction.
Historian Niall Ferguson will become a full-time senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, an American public policy think tank, after 12 years at Harvard.
Academics and policymakers at the conference were cautiously optimistic about the E.U.’s ability to survive its current crises.
The founding chairman of the Center for European Studies who published 19 books, Hoffmann was known for his interdisciplinary approach to political science and his role in helping to create the Social Studies concentration in 1960.
After decades of administrative shutdown, the College is set to launch its first formal program in Latino Studies, but many are calling for something more.
Associate professors Ruth Bielfeldt and Sarah S. Richardson were awarded the annual Roslyn Abramson Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Though the environment for women faculty at Harvard has improved over the past 20 years, many say that there is still room for improvement.