The new book by Brown physicist S. James Gates Jr. and Cathie Pelletier tells the stories of astronomers who worked for a decade to get images of a solar eclipse, which ultimately showed Einstein’s theory of relativity was correct.
Stephen Kinzer, Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University and former New York Times Bureau Chief for Nicaragua, Germany and Turkey discusses his new book surrounding the CIA's secret medical experiments of the 1950's and 60's. The book draws from original interviews, survivor testimonies and documentary research.
This opinion piece mentions that John Friedman, professor of economics and international and public affairs, contributed to research that used artificial intelligence to track large groups of people and determine the outcomes in their participation in various welfare programs.
Stephen Kinzer in the Boston Globe, "Today we face the same temptation. It feeds government’s impulse to do things secretly — whether that means spying on citizens, launching a cyber-attack, or deploying troops to a distant combat zone. Cover-ups fail, however, and secrets eventually leak out. That feeds Americans’ suspicion that much of what shapes our lives is unseen."
In the Boston Globe, Stephen Kinzer writes, "Last month it was announced that the five surviving alleged plotters of the 9/11 attack will finally be brought to trial in 2021. If they are aware of what is happening in the world, they will arrive in court with a deep sense of satisfaction."
Stephen Kinzer talks to Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air about his new book, Poisoner in Chief, "The CIA mind control project, MK-ULTRA, was essentially a continuation of work that began in Japanese and Nazi concentration camps."
In the New York Times, "In a paper that parallels the work of Petersen and his colleagues, Rose McDermott and Peter K. Hatemi, political scientists at Brown and Penn State, argue that Trump and other right-wing populist leaders have tapped into evolutionarily based “tribal sentiments and drives.”