Jessaca Leinaweaver, Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, discusses the common practice of Native children being taken by the state throughout the 19th and 20th centuries in an attempt to be assimilated into dominant society.
Postdoctoral Fellow Narges Bajoghli in Al Monitor, "When the news of the chemical attack in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun came in on April 4, Ali texted his close friend Taghi to come over after work."
Political Science professor Jeff Colgan in Foreign Affairs, "Those of us who have not only analyzed globalization and the liberal order but also celebrated them share some responsibility for the rise of populism."
CLACS Director Jessaca Leinaweaver in Garnet News, "The age minimums, maximums, and relative age ranges for adoption internationally convey the idea that there is a 'sweet spot' for the range of age difference between parent and child."
“The Trump administration’s military-first budget will starve diplomacy and domestic programs that are essential for the safety and security of the American public,” notes co-author Catherine Lutz of the Watson Institute’s Costs of War project.
An audio recording of the Taubman Center's panel discussion featuring NPR correspondent Corey Flintoff is available online. The conversation focused on Flintoff's reporting on Putin's Russia and the evolving relationship between Russia and the U.S.
Faculty Fellow Elias Muhanna in The New Yorker, "Aslan, however, moved with facility among conservative Christians and liberal atheists, scattering data points and sound bites as he emerged as one of the most prominent Muslim-Americans in mainstream media."
Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Jessaca Leinaweaver in Truth-Out, "In the United States, it isn't supposed to matter who your parents are -- that's one of the tenets of the 'American Dream.'"
Watson Institute Faculty Fellow Alex Gourevitch comments on the meaningfulness behind several companies pulling their ads from The O’Reilly Factor, whose host has been accused of inappropriate behaviors that stretch back more than a decade.
Peter Andreas is not overly fond of the word “memoir,” saying it sounds pretentious and self-centered. Andreas, an International Relations professor, nonetheless has written one and recently discussed his book in an interview with the Providence Journal.
James Morone, director of the Taubman Center for the Study of American Politics and Policy, comments on news of theaters around the country re-screening the 1980s film "1984," a film based on George Orwell’s 1949 novel about a government that manufactures its own facts and demonizes foreign enemies.
Emily Oster, professor of economics, said the healthcare benefits that come with the Finland-government provided maternity boxes to expectant mothers contributes to the country's low infant mortality rate.
Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Jessaca Leinaweaver in US News, "Social inequality exacerbated by poverty and crime before they got to the orphanage is what ultimately cost these children their lives."
Economist Emily Oster took a multi-faceted approach in responding to a letter from a college student, who is undecided about which language to study. "You might also be interested in considering how influential a given language is likely to be in the future, based on an area’s anticipated economic growth."
Professor John Friedman commented on Vanderbilt University's student demographics and outcomes. Friedman is the co-author of a study that examined the role colleges and universities played in upward mobility.
Mark Dunkelman on the Federalist, "Because there are only 24 hours in a day…we are choosing to invest in the inner and outer most rings… and we are abandoning those middle rings. And it is in the middle rings where you come into contact with people who generally have different points of view than you."
Prerna Singh in India Ink, "I focus my attention on education and health but, you know, a very good further research would be to study whether this also applies to drinking water, to questions of livelihood, to roads, to a variety of other goods and services that we think of when we talk about these kinds of public services."
Senior Fellow Deborah Gordon in The Hill, "Yet, despite the potential dismantling of our global commitments, it is the loss of federal data and well-honed data collection regimes that will have lasting consequences for our ability to effectively combat climate change."
Ashutosh Varshney in The Indian Express, "However, like Indira Gandhi, his functioning between elections also departs from democratic principles. He does not stop intolerant organisations from running amok and unleashing violence."
Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer praised Oman as "the geopolitical gem of the Middle East" because of its stance in foreign affairs and its stable government. Kinzer expressed concern about the country's future now that its sultan, Qaboos bin Said, has fallen ill.
Jeff Colgan in The Washington Post, "It does seem that automation has combined with international trade, particularly trade with China, to drive down employment and wages in industries that have traditionally competed with imports."
A review of Stephen Kinzer's book titled "The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire," praised the author for his insights into America's historical struggle over imperialism.
Political Science Professor Ross Cheit was the keynote speaker at Buck County's Children's Advocacy Center's annual Conference on Crimes Against Children in Pennsylvania, where he discussed his recent book "Witch-Hunt Narrative."
Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "After living in Turkey for years, I concluded that Turkish democracy was deeply enough rooted so that no demagogic leader could throw it off track. I was wrong."
Margaret Weir, professor of political science and international and public affairs, wrote an opinion piece about health care jobs and related facilities disappearing in rural areas if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.
Co-Director of the Costs of War Project, Neta Crawford in Democracy Now, "Well, it is historic. There has been no increase of this magnitude in peacetime or, in fact, since 2002, when the United States was running up for the Iraq War, so in recent war memory."
Political Science professors Jeff Colgan and Rob Blair in Duck of Minerva, "Although we do not wish to professionally engage in partisan politics, as scholars we are alarmed by Trump’s willingness to transgress long-standing norms of democracy, tolerance and civility."