Rob Grace’s new article, “The Humanitarian as Negotiator: Developing Capacity Across the Sector” explores the complexity of cultivating negotiation capacity through the experiences of humanitarian practitioners in the field.
A book review of "Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine" that draws on public opinion surveys, physician surveys, case studies, and political science models to explain how political incentives, polarization, and the misuse of professional authority have undermined efforts to tackle the medical evidence problem and curb wasteful spending.
Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkelman and sociology professor Michael Kennedy are mentioned in an article about a panel they participated in at the inaugural Greater Good Gathering, a conference "aimed to look 'deeply and cross-disciplinarily at how the means for addressing and promoting the Greater Good may be changing in today's world.'"
Watson Institute's Costs of War Project is cited in a blog post from the Niskanen Center, "...the Costs of War project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs estimated last year that the total cost of the wars was $4.79 trillion."
Mark Blyth, professor of international political economy, comments on the effictiveness of the low-wage economy in the UK. “There’s no way for labor to push up wages since no one goes on strike anymore and the unions are weak."
Senior Fellow Timothy Edgar in The Next Web, "Americans shouldn’t wait for another damaging leak of classified surveillance programs to force the next round of surveillance reform. Reforming surveillance has never been more urgent."
Ashutosh Varshney, Director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia, in The Indian Express, "Modi might still be very popular, but for him, ideology triumphs over governance, civil liberties are less important than political conformity, and enforcement of a Hindu majoritarian politics is more significant than India’s economic ascendancy."
Sociologist Michael Kennedy in RI Future, "We live in a world, then, of Ubermensch Escapism where we put our faith in a great leader like Trump or Putin or Orban, or in a simple decision, like Brexit. But these choices only make things worse."
October 20, 2017FCW: The Business of Federal Technology
According to a Department of Justice official, framework to clarify how private companies can carry out information security research while complying with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, is gaining traction.
Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Pandemics. Civil Wars. All around the world at any given moment millions of people are enduring disasters both natural and man-made. Humanitarian assistance comes in all shapes and sizes, from government agencies to NGO's, from foreign armies to the United Nations. But for it to be effective, humanitarian response must be coordinated. What can civilian and military responders learn from each other?