Welcome

Yale faculty across the social sciences have turned their attention to key challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Scholars are helping improve the design and implementation of public policy responses to the crisis, examining how the pandemic is affecting social well-being, and exploring the long-term implications of the pandemic. ISPS, an interdisciplinary hub for the social sciences at Yale for over 50 years, has created this website to serve as a repository of their contributions, as a resource for continuing research, and as a catalyst for collaboration across disciplines.

“The pandemic is devastating. But crisis also spurs innovation, and I am confident we will see many important lines of social science research emerge at Yale in the coming months.”

- Alan Gerber, FAS Dean of Social Science and Director of ISPS

Link to Q&A with Dean Alan Gerber

News

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October 12, 2020
The Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges and the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs are cosponsoring a virtual discussion series that explores the...
October 8, 2020
With up to 30,000 jobs projected to be lost in the coming weeks, Yale’s Kevin Williams discusses the economics of air travel and how the industry can survive.
August 25, 2020
Forced to cancel field research, Yale’s Elizabeth Nugent found unexpected insights working at home with Nick Wade, Sarah Kammourh, and Marwan Safar Jalani.