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DIRECTORS OF THE BIG PROBLEMS PROGRAM

Founded in 1999, the Big Problems program is a curricular collaboration between the Franke Institute for the Humanities and the College, which has developed and offered over fifty capstone courses in the College.

Director 

John D. Kelly

Christian W. MacKauer Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College

Co-Directors (2010-2023)

John D. Kelly

Christian W. MacKauer Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College

Laurens Mets

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, Committee on Genetics, Genomics & Systems Biology, and the College

 

Founding Director (1999-2010)

William Wimsatt

Peter B. Ritzma Emeritus Professor, Department of Philosophy, Committees on Evolutionary Biology, Conceptual & Historical Studies of Science, Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine, and the College

 

Executive Director

Margot Browning

Associate Director, Franke Institute for the Humanities; Lecturer, Humanities Collegiate Division

 

For more information, please contact Margot Browning, Executive Director, by emailing mb31@uchicago.edu or calling 773-702-5657.

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