As Texans worry about the potential health effects from the flooded plant that led to a massive fire, political scientist Jeff Colgan wrote in his most recent op-ed that this type of incident is called a 'knock-on' effect of climate change and that political fights are likely to ensue over whose responsible for other 'knock-on' effects as the climate continues to warm.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Commentary by columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. on shifting relationships among Americans, particularly in neighborhoods, focuses on work by Marc Dunkelman, a Watson Institute fellow who wrote “The Vanishing Neighbor” in 2014.
Across cultures, women are bombarded with different messages about what's ok to eat during pregnancy. Emily Oster, professor of economics and author of "Expecting Better," said she didn't find any evidence that would suggest drinking alcohol would harm a fetus.
A new paper co-authored by Brown economist John Friedman examines the key findings of the Equality of Opportunity Project, which exploits a unique data set to assess the contributions that individual colleges make to intergenerational social mobility.
Wendy Schiller commented on Gov. Gina Raimondo's re-election chances after a tumultuous week that saw the governor featured in the New York Times, but also mentioned in poll tagging her as one of the "most unpopular governors" in the country.
Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkleman in the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture's Hedgehog Review, "The demands of democratic government—the fact that power flowed up from the grassroots—prompted similarly situated strangers to get to know one another in pursuit of the common good."
To understand how President Trump rose through the political ranks, one has to step back and see how globalization benefitted the wealthiest not only in the U.S. but throughout the world, Brown economist Mark Blyth discussed during CBS News' The Takeout.
Wendy Schiller, professor of political science, commented on the Democrats' strategy for turning congressional districts over to their candidates and surrogates. ". . .the big obstacle for them [Democrats] is that the bill’s provisions do not take effect until well after 2018, and not entirely until 2025."
Political scientist Wendy Schiller joined a discussion about President Trump's first 150 days in office and how recent controversies might be affecting his agenda and, more importantly, his ability to govern.
Rose McDermott, International Relations professor and author of Presidential Leadership, Illness and Decision Making, joined the Painopolis Podcast to discuss John F. Kennedy's debilitating pain and how he covered it up.
Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkelman in The New York Times, "Intimate and arms-length relationships may be comfortable and easy to maintain, but we hurt ourselves by making strangers of the people who live nearby."
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."
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.
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.
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."