News

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] →

February 2014

February 26th 2014
President Ira Katznelson will moderate "Why Can't Congress Govern?," a discussion with Sarah Binder and Frances Lee, at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College on Wednesday, March 5, the next event in a series of conversations on the anxieties of democracy (register to attend) →
February 6th 2014
President Ira Katznelson contributed a chapter to Boundaries of Toleration, edited by Alfred Stepan and Charles Taylor, the latest in the Columbia University Press series Religion, Culture, and Public Life →

November 2013

November 1st 2013
President Ira Katznelson spoke at a New School memorial event honoring historian Eric Hobsbawm [video] →

October 2013

October 8th 2013
President Ira Katznelson's Fear Itself is recommended by Nicholas Lemann in the New York Review of Books as "a large-scale, densely detailed tableau of the New Deal that feels fresh and unfamiliar" →

September 2013

September 19th 2013
President Ira Katznelson warns that congressional restrictions on NSF funding will "degrade the quality of scholarship" in an Inside Higher Ed report from the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association →
September 16th 2013
Listen as Ira Katznelson, SSRC president, argues for a more imaginative progressive movement and a new New Deal on a netcast with America's Democrats

July 2013

July 17th 2013
President Ira Katznelson reviews FDR and the Jews (Belknap Press) for the New Republic

May 2013

May 8th 2013
Video: SSRC president Ira Katznelson talks with msnbc's Melissa Harris-Perry about his new book and New Deal resonance with contemporary US culture and politics →
May 3rd 2013
SSRC president Ira Katznelson's book Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time opens Wonkblog's new book club at the Washington Post. First discussion: May 10 →

April 2013

April 9th 2013
In Sunday's New York Times Book Review, Kevin Boyle examines the "imposing scholarship" of president Ira Katznelson's Fear Itself

March 2013

March 18th 2013
President Ira Katznelson discusses his book Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time on WNYC radio's Leonard Lopate Show
March 7th 2013
"Where Democracy Meets Fear": president Ira Katznelson describes for the Chronicle of Higher Education how the New Deal sheds light on today's politics →