In an op-ed published Thursday, political scientist Rose McDermott reassured that the skills students learn in the social sciences and the humanities will be even more essential as we head into a technological world.
This piece cites an article by Marc J. Dunkelman, a fellow in international and public affairs, where he explained why New Jersey didn't become the "metropolis of the world” in the way that New York eventually did.
If you're looking to expand your linguistic horizons while simultaneously setting yourself up for professional success, there's one language that vastly outpaces the rest in terms of its utility according to Brown economist Emily Oster.
Humanitarian Innovation Initiative conference mentioned in the Washington Post, "Relief workers, U.S. and foreign military officials, and field experts are meeting at Brown University to figure out how to work better together as the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945."
Mark Blyth in the Financial Times, "If US politicians really care about the future of their country they will invest more, not less, in the Chomsky trade. If they want to hand global technological leadership to China, they should keep going down the path they have chosen."
The Costs of War project cited in the Washington Post, "This is in addition to about $212.6 billion in direct spending to care for war veterans since 2001, when terrorists’ attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon triggered U.S. military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. That figure is an estimate by Neta C. Crawford, a political-science professor at Boston University and co-director of the Costs of War project at Brown University."
August 22, 2017Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Deborah Gordon on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, "There is no doubt that a rapid rise in the earth’s temperature will impose high costs on not only our environment and health but also our economic and physical security. In recognition, most nations have committed to significant mitigation efforts. But will these collective efforts be enough?"
If nuclear weapons were around when America's founders framed the Constitution, they would have certainly taken precautionary measures to limit the president's power to start a nuclear war, according to Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer.
An article by faculty fellow Elias Muhanna is cited in a piece that describes the music of Mashrou’ Leila, a Lebanese indie rock band. Last year, Muhanna noted how the group used poetry from Sappho and Walt Whitman in the lyrics.
Children whose parents belong to the top 1 percent of the income ladder are 77 times more likely to attend an Ivy League university, according to a new paper published in the National Bureau for Economic Research. The paper is co-authored by John N. Friedman, an associate professor of international and public affairs, and economics.
Sociology professor Michael Kennedy in RIOT Material, "We need recognize the times in which we live and articulate a vision that moves us beyond not just this present, but also that past which got us here."
Article by Rose McDermott, professor of international relations, who posits that the growing ability to choose our dating partners based partly on their political ideology, via dating websites and apps, may lead to an increasingly polarized body politic, with fewer chances for compromise.