Crain's Chicago Business | By Anjanette M. Chan Tack and Mario L. Small. Discussion of the authors' new in-depth case study, recently published in Sociological Science, which interviewed African American students in high poverty Chicago neighborhoods about how they form friendships. "What we uncovered surprised us," Chan Tack and Small write.
Small is Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology at Harvard. Chan Tack is a doctoral candidate at University of Chicago.
Washington Post | Twenty-five former presidents of the American Society of Criminology, including Harvard's Robert J. Sampson, have drafted a letter to the President and U.S. Attorney General titled “Keep Science in the Department of Justice.”
Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center | Doug Elmendorf, Dean of Harvard Kennedy School and former director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) from 2009-2015, discussed why the CBO exists, how it works, and how the media reports on its findings, in a conversation at the Shorenstein Center, March 22, 2017. Highlights and audio.
PEN New England | Sociologist Matthew Desmond'sEvicted has won the 2017 PEN New England Award for Nonfiction. Earlier thiis year, Desmond, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, was named the recipient of PEN America's John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.
Washington Post | Features paper by political scientist Maya Sen (joint with Adam Bonica of Stanford), "The Politics of Selecting the Bench from the Bar: The Legal Profession and Partisan Incentives to Politicize the Judiciary." Sen, a political scientist, is an assistant professor at the Harvard Kennedy School. View the research
New York Magazine—Science of Us | A look at new research by Mario Luis Small (joint with Anjanette M. Chan), now out in Sociological Science. Small (Ph.D.'01) is Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology at Harvard. View the research
Center for American Progress | By David Cutler and Emily Gee. David Cutler is the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics at Harvard University. Emily Gee is a Health Economist at the Center for American Progress.
Bloomberg | Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas Elmendorf, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, joins to discussTrump's budget proposal and look at growth potential for the U.S. economy. (video: 6 minutes)