Among the winners of the annual award program is Professor Rose McDermott, who "earned a Distinguished Research Achievement Award for her pioneering scholarship, including in the area of political psychology, and her innovative interdisciplinary work across political science, international relations, psychology and behavioral genetics."
Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkleman, said he loves the idea of an ecosystem of entrepreneurs "trying to figure out ways to address" the lack of person-to-person connection in today's society, but he criticized startups for setting up meetings between like-minded people who may not learn more about the world from talking to each other.
Students Alexander Kramer '21 and Emma Chow '21 joined Dan Yorke's State of Mind to discuss the Trump administration's views on youth engagement in politics. Both students are currently enrolled in Michael Kennedy's political sociology courses.
Americans' tax records are the best dataset for assessing income inequality and the odds that a child born poor can become rich. The IRS still only accepts a small number of applications for studies every year, and a list put together by economist John Friedman shows they are almost all from elite schools.
While initially reluctant to get entangled in the war in Syria, the U.S. is now prepared to be more involved than ever. In fiscal year 2019, the government assigned $15.3 billion of Department of Defense funds for U.S. operations there.
President Trump said on Tuesday that he wanted the U.S. military to "bring our troops back home" from Syria and "start rebuilding our nation." He has claimed that the U.S. has spent $7 trillion in the Middle East since 2001; the Cost of War Project estimates the U.S. has spent $1.8 trillion in direct costs and $4.3 trillion in direct and indirect costs.
"What Anatomy of a Genocideprovides instead is perhaps more valuable: A searing portrait of how the Holocaust worked on the ground for ordinary men and women — onetime neighbors and friends whose disparate fates were determined by ethnicity and chance."
During a Senate debate on the Yemen War Powers Resolution on March 20, 2018, lawmakers discussed the extent of U.S. force abroad and Congress's role in making decisions about where the U.S. goes to war. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) cited new Brown University Costs of War project data showing that the U.S. is taking military action against terrorism in 76 countries. "How often," he asked, "has Congress debated whether those military actions were authorized?"
On the 15th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Globe columnist Michael Cohen observed that though the "so-called war on terrorism is far from over," Americans have, for the most part, moved on. That's despite the fact, he said, that indirect costs from the war total more than $5.5 trillion, according to Brown's Costs of War project.
Catherine Lutz, a professor of anthropology, called National Geographic's past coverage "a kind of white view of the world ... it's safe, and it's basically free of problems." The magazine's forthcoming issue will confront its own racist past.
The morning after President Trump's first travel ban, Robert Blair, assistant professor of political science, was inspired to create a class that addressed three questions troubling him: "Is America's democracy at risk? If it is, how would we know? If it's not, why are we all so freaked out that it is?"
Professor Catherine Lutz comments on National Geographic's recent admission of its racist past. “There was a lot of ways that the racism was complex more than just captions saying, ‘These are savages.’”
March 19, 2018African American Intellectual History Society
In African American Intellectual History Society's Black Perspectives, sociologist Michael Kennedy says, "It is about time that the Black Panther helps us move beyond the politeness accommodating white supremacy."
Stephanie Savell, co-director of the Costs of War, comments on the increase of civilian deaths in the Middle East since President Trump took over, saying "We all know there’s stuff going on in the name of fighting terror, but there’s not much interest in the details.
In a new partnership with the George Kaiser Family Foundation, students will be able to spend a portion of the upcoming academic year in Tulsa with the Swearer Center's "Brown in Tulsa Kaiser Fellowship" and the Watson Institute's "Tulsa Fellowship Program."
In this story exploring where possible new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands on major issues, Senior Fellow Richard Boucher said Pompeo "fits in with a crowd that I think tends to be quite confrontational and quite assertive about the United States."
Economist John Friedman spoke with GoLocalProv in a live video about how children's opportunities to climb the income ladder later in life depend heavily on where they grow up and how big data can play a role in designing place-based public policy.
Providence Business News asked Susan Moffitt, director of the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy, questions about her top priorities, the major challenges the center faces and the center's role in educating Brown students about American politics and policy.
Political scientist James A. Morone teams up with The Commonwealth Fund's President David Blumenthal to look back at the Affordable Care Act's passage through a historical lens, beginning with Harry Truman's proposed universal insurance plan in 1945.
In a video interview at the Global Financial Markets Forum in Abu Dhabi, political economist Mark Blyth discusses Brexit negotiations, populism across Europe, tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, geopolitical risk and the upcoming election in Italy.
Postdoctoral Fellow Nick Barnes, along with Stephanie Savell, Co-Director of the Costs of War Project, in U.S. News & World Report, "The Brazilian military prides itself on always being ready to step in and save the nation, seeing itself as a bastion of responsibility and ethics amid chaos, corruption and criminality."
Carrie Nordlund, Associate Director of the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Program, joins Wall Street Journal's Jason Bellini for an episode of Moving Upstream to discuss the latest technology in the garment industry and what it means for the millions of people who work in it.