Tagged Social Science

Chris Hayes | A Colony in a Nation

Chris Hayes is the titular host of MSNBC’s news and opinion show All In with Chris Hayes . Formerly a frequent fill-in for Rachel Maddow and the host of the weekend morning show Up with Chris Hayes , in 2013 he became the youngest…

Camille Paglia | Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism

“At once outrageous and compelling, fanatical and brilliant” ( The Washington Post ), Camille Paglia is the author of the 700-page seminal discourse on paganism, sex, and art, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from…

Mohsin Hamid | Exit West with Pankaj Mishra | Age of Anger: A History of the Present

“One of his generation’s most inventive and gifted writers” ( New York Times ), Mohsin Hamid is the author of Moth Smoke , a  New York Times  Notable Book of the Year and a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist; the…

Remixing Colorblind

Join us to embark on an examination of how the educational system today shapes our understanding of race and, by extension, the nuances of race relations – including notions of implicit bias, individual racism, institutional…

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin | Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

On an otherwise unremarkable, rainy Florida evening just over five years ago, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking home with a snack and talking on the phone with a friend. The fatal confrontation that happened next would polarize the…

Melissa Fleming | A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival

Melissa Fleming is Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Her TED talk on the subject of refugees has been viewed more than 1.3 million times, and her advocacy has helped…

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is an authoritative, comprehensive Web-based reference work about philosophy, useful to scholars of all levels as well as the general public. Published through Stanford University’s Center for the…

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Based on Greenhaven's "Opposing Viewpoints" series and supplemented with Infotrac materials.

Newsbank Retrospective

NewsBank Retrospective (1970-1991) contains articles from over 300 nationwide newspapers on social, political, economic, environmental, international, health, and contemporary American history topics, including firsthand reports and…

BusinessDecision

Based on Synergos Technologies, Inc. (STI) data and mapping technologies, BusinessDecision combines extensive consumer household data, market segmentation data, population forecasts and demographic data with state of the art mapping…

Wesley Lowery | They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement

The Washington Post’s lead journalist in Ferguson, Missouri during the tempestuous aftermath of the death of African American teenager Mike Brown, Wesley Lowery, together with his team, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting…

Jean Trounstine | Boy With A Knife: A Story of Murder, Remorse, and a Prisoner's Fight for Justice

Nearly a quarter of a million youth are tried, sentenced, or imprisoned as adults every year across the United States. On any given day, ten thousand youth are detained or incarcerated in adult jails and prisons. Putting a human face to…

Juvenile In Justice | Panel discussion moderated by Solomon Jones with Marsha Levick, Richard Ross, Naomi Goldstein and Johnny Perez

In the United States, solitary confinement of youth is routinely employed in a majority of states, despite a recent ban on the practice in federal prisons. Over the past several months, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Regional…

Chuck Klosterman | But What If We’re Wrong: Thinking about the Present as If It Were the Past

Offering up “great facts, interesting cultural insights, and thought-provoking moral calculations” ( New York Magazine ), Chuck Klosterman scrutinized pop culture, music, and sports with humor and unbounded imagination as “The Ethicist”…

The American Presidency | Shenna Bellows and Erin Souza-Rezendes | The Best Man May Be a Woman: Challenges and Opportunities for Female Candidates

Shenna Bellows lost her first U.S. Senate race but will likely continue to knock on doors and knock down barriers. Erin Souza-Rezendes is the author of Keys to Elected Office: The Essential Guide for Women . Join us for this panel…

Matthew Desmond | Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

A sociologist and co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project at Harvard, Matthew Desmond won a 2015 MacArthur fellowship for his groundbreaking research into the root causes and far-reaching effects of American poverty. He is the…