Frontiers of Social Sciences

The Center’s Frontiers of Social Science program sponsors research workshops on cutting-edge research problems and public lectures on the most challenging problems in social science.  Faculty research efforts guide the priorities of the workshops and lectures.  Workshops concentrate on work in progress on a common research problem, advance thinking about the problem, and encourage future collaborations.  Lecturers are both university faculty and guest scholars in economics, political science, and sociology.


Below are some examples of the cutting-edge research topics our workshop program has provided support: 


The Economics and Econometrics of Education Markets

Legacies of Racial Violence: Clarifying the Presence of the Past  

Conflict Resolution Pathways and the Role of Perception in Conflict Contexts

Does/Can the Public Constrain Presidential Power