Timothy Edgar in Computer World, "Companies that were part of Safe Harbor should continue to honor the privacy commitments they made under that agreement, because the Privacy Shield, at least as it has been described so far, is very similar."
Ashutosh Varshney, professor of political science and international affairs, wrote an op-ed about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his perspective on nationhood, as observed from speeches and actions. Modi has brought Indian nationhood even closer to the jus sanguinis model and nothing suggests this more clearly than the closing remarks of his Wembley speech in London, according to Varshney.
Wendy Schiller, professor of political science, comments on an article about the failed video game company 38 Studios. "The idea of the state committing anything based on the expectation of revenue from another source is what makes people legitimately nervous," Schiller said in reference to a proposed baseball stadium and a multimillion dollar state infrastructure project.
Ashutosh Varshney in The India Express, "Modi has taken this idea much further — in concept, if not in law. He has brought Indian nationhood even closer to the jus sanguinis model. Overseas Indians are part of his idea of India."
Margaret Weir comments on an article about liberals turning to cities to enact policy changes."Historically, especially for groups that want more government action and more generous social and economic policies, they could go to the federal government and achieve those things," Ms. Weir said. "That has become more difficult. It's a reflection of the loss of power at the federal level."
Tim Edgar is one of the university leaders of the Executive Master in Cybersecutive program that integrates technology, policy, business and human factors, and is designed for mid-career professionals.
Stephen Kinzer in the Boston Globe, "Obama’s proposed “modernization” increases our vulnerability, not our security. The first and most obvious reason is that it will certainly lead other countries to seek equivalent arsenals of their own."
Stephen Kinzer in Politico, "Extremist politicians in Iran stoke the conflict. This is an election year in Iran as well as in the United States, and these militants, like their counterparts in the United States, denounce any negotiation as a sellout."
"Named in honor of Nobel Prize winner and former CREF trustee Paul A. Samuelson, this prestigious award is presented by the Institute annually to recognize an outstanding research publication that can help advance Americans’ lifelong financial wellbeing. The winner is chosen by an independent panel of judges – consisting of Institute Fellows and previous award winners – and receives a $10,000 cash prize."
Stephen Kinzer, senior fellow, wrote an op-ed about the United States losing its global power and influence in the years ahead. "In the new world, our mightiest weapon, military power, will be steadily less valuable. A skill we have not developed, coalition-building among nations, will become the key to world power," Kinzer wrote.
Watson Fall '15 visitor Michal Luczewski comments on the politics in Germany and Russia in order to illuminate the ways in which the politics of history might be engaged in Poland. He concludes by quoting Watson's Michael Kennedy: "Solidarity is something too precious to leave to just the Poles."
Stephen Kinzer in the Boston Globe, "Fear has a corrosive and lamentable effect on our society, especially on our children. It also poses another danger. Unjustified panic can lead not only to crackdowns on freedom at home but also self-destructive foreign wars."
Richard Arenberg in the Providence Journal, "Last month, the Republican House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), by my count, for the 57th time. This time there was a bit of a change. The Senate passed a similar bill."
Stephen Kinzer in the Boston Globe, "In the United States, people who call themselves liberal and those who call themselves conservative share the interventionist impulse. Liberals have good reason. They are by nature teachers and improvers. Conservatives, however, must reject the essence of their creed when they support aggressive foreign policy and the wars that come with it."
Michael Kennedy and Linda Gusia discuss the police violence in the Republic of Kosova, noting "In other parts of the world, embassies do not normally evaluate the qualities of protest and police behaviour, but in Kosova, the “International Community” assumes a kind of tutelage over the political process.