News

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 →

February 2013

February 13th 2013
Just released: Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time (Liveright/Norton), by president Ira Katznelson

June 2012

June 11th 2012
Ira Katznelson named next SSRC president, to assume post September 1, 2012 →