The professor emeritus of history at Northwestern sheds light on the racist attitudes and policies of late nineteenth and early twentieth century America—ideas that attracted the attention of the young Adolf Hitler.
She is among the one hundred inaugural scholars selected, out of the 1,800 who applied. The program was established by the Obamas and Airbnb cofounder Brian Chesky to support students going into public service.
Khan’s latest book, which explores incentives for economic growth and technological innovation, recently won one of most prestigious prizes in the field of economic history—the same prize, in fact, that she won with her first book.
Originally from Munich, Lionel Welz ’24 felt a profound need to return to Europe this summer. As a German citizen, he describes “what a horrifying thing it is to be witnessing war on European ground again.”