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Distinguished Professor of Economics Léonce Ndikumana Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Distinguished Professor of Economics Léonce Ndikumana, considered by many to be one of the best-known and most widely respected African macroeconomists of his generation, has been named a 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. More >


ICYMI: Climate Crisis: Transitioning Away from a Carbon-Based Economy

On 22 April, 2021, SBS alumni participated in the annual Freedman lecture to discuss how the US – and the world – would transition from a carbon-based economy to one that is greenhouse gas emissions neutral in order to avert the climate crisis. More >


Social Science Matters

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is home to a broad range of approaches to social science, all of which we celebrate, from purely theoretical and interpretive research to all manner of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. One of our priorities is to ensure that this exciting social science research connects with the public while showing the relevance of the social sciences to everyday lives and policy.



The UMass Asian & Asian American Studies Certificate Program is More Important than Ever

“We wanted to raise awareness about ethnic studies and ensure there’s greater visibility for Asian American issues on our campus,” says Lily Tang ‘21, a political science and BDIC (global studies) double major, and AAASCP internship coordinator. More >


Keeping kinships, re-membering futures: Indigenous Peoples protecting wild salmon

May 13, 2021 - 12:00pm (ET) | This webinar will discuss Alaska Native efforts to protect wild salmon as a culturally important being who is also a biological keystone species. It will also summarize the sociopolitical challenges that Alaska Native Peoples face in asserting their food sovereignty and self-determination. More >

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