News

February 2016

February 1st 2016
At the New York Times Book Review, president Ira Katznelson reviews Karl Rove’s The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters

December 2015

December 3rd 2015
Video recordings of the CASBS-SSRC 2015 “Behavioral and Social Science Summit” on the production, dissemination, and transformation of knowledge, including the participation of president Ira Katznelson, former president Ken Prewitt, and board members John Seely Brown and Margaret Levi, are now available online →

November 2015

November 14th 2015
A message from SSRC President Ira Katznelson: The terror in Paris touched the SSRC →
November 5th 2015
RSVP to attend a lecture and dialogue with the Anxieties of Democracy program’s inaugural Democracy Fellow, Collège de France professor Pierre Rosanvallon, who will speak on "Rethinking Equality in a New Age of Inequalities," introduced and moderated by SSRC president Ira Katznelson, at Roosevelt House in New York City on November 12 →

October 2015

October 28th 2015
The Education Research Program hosted a summit in Washington, DC, with presentations by program director Richard Arum and president Ira Katznelson, to reflect on the first two years of its Measuring College Learning Project, which engages faculty and the broader higher education community in an effort to develop tools to understand and improve discipline-specific outcomes →
October 1st 2015
President Ira Katznelson, former president Ken Prewitt, and board members John Seely Brown and Margaret Levi are among the speakers and panelists taking part in the CASBS–SSRC “2015 Behavioral and Social Science Summit” on the production, dissemination, and transformation of knowledge, to be held at Stanford University on November 5 (register to attend) →

September 2015

September 8th 2015
Now available in full online, free of charge: president Ira Katznelson hosts a forum on Anxieties of Democracy for Boston Review's 40th anniversary issue, with respondents including scholars, journalists, foundation leaders, and political organizers →
September 1st 2015
President Ira Katznelson hosts a forum on Anxieties of Democracy in the 40th anniversary issue of Boston Review, out today, with respondents including scholars, journalists, foundation leaders, and political organizers →

July 2015

July 20th 2015
"The Possible City," cohosted in Barcelona, Spain, with the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, provided two days of international debate on “What Is a Decent City? Polarities of Pragmatism and Utopia” and “The Possible City: From Urban Planning to Democracy,” with participants including president Ira Katznelson and board member Teresa Caldeira [video available] →

June 2015

June 29th 2015
This week in Barcelona, Spain, president Ira Katznelson and board member Teresa Caldeira will participate in “The Possible City,” an international debate cohosted by the SSRC and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona [open to the public] →

May 2015

May 5th 2015
RSVP to attend "What Is a Decent City? Reflections on Uneven Growth," a public event to be held next Monday, May 11, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in conjunction with the MOMA exhibition "Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities," with an introduction by SSRC president Ira Katznelson and a roundtable moderated by board member Margaret Levi, director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford →

January 2015

January 28th 2015
President Ira Katznelson is among five accomplished alumni of Columbia College to be honored with a 2015 John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement →

October 2014

October 17th 2014
President Ira Katznelson and board member Margaret Levi, director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University, will lead a wrap-up discussion at “The City: 2014 Behavioral and Social Science Summit,” copresented by the SSRC and CASBS (register to attend) →

September 2014

September 25th 2014
President Ira Katznelson was presented with two awards for his book Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time (Liveright) at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, DC: the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award, honoring books on government, politics, or international affairs; and the J. David Greenstone Book Prize, recognizing the best books in history and politics of the past two calendar years →

May 2014

May 9th 2014
President Ira Katznelson discusses his award-winning book Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time on an episode of PBS program The Open Mind, taped before the death of host Richard Heffner [full episode stream] →

April 2014

April 30th 2014
President Ira Katznelson will open a Columbia University Buell Center conference on “The Figure of Democracy: Houses, Housing, and the Polis” with a keynote speech at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on Friday, May 9, in conjunction with the MoMA exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal (keynote and conference both open to the public) →
April 29th 2014
President Ira Katznelson's book Fear Itself has been selected by the Sidney Hillman Foundation to receive the 2014 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism →

March 2014

March 19th 2014
President Ira Katznelson's book Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time has been selected to receive the 2014 Bancroft Prize, recognizing innovative and rigorous scholarship in the areas of American history and diplomacy →
March 13th 2014
President Ira Katznelson moderated a "Why Can't Congress Govern?" discussion with Sarah Binder and Frances Lee, the second in a series of conversations on the anxieties of democracy presented with the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College [video available] →
March 4th 2014
President Ira Katznelson introduced and moderated a "Why Is America So Polarized?" discussion with Nolan McCarty and Nathaniel Persily, the first in a series of conversations on the anxieties of democracy presented with the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College [video] →