Reid Pauly recently won a Nuclear Security Grant from the Stanton Foundation, which focuses on international nuclear security issues. The grant will support Pauly's forthcoming research, "Threats That Leave Something to Chance."
Emily Oster recently co-authored "Pandemic Schooling Mode and Student Test Scores: Evidence from U.S. States," featuring research that analyzes the impact of district-level schooling modes on test scores.
Emily Oster recently co-authored an article in Nature Medicine featuring a study using a nationwide cohort evaluating the effect of school mode on COVID-19 cases during the 12 weeks after school opening (July - September 2020.)
Reid Pauly and Cullen G. Nutt (U.S. Naval Academy) recently co-authored an article published in International Security 46, 2 (Fall 2021). Together they delve into four case studies of nuclear proliferation in Taiwan, Libya, South Africa, and North Korea.
Prerna Singh recently authored, How Exclusionary Nationalism Has Made the World Socially Sicker from COVID-19, in which she argues that the preexisting notion of exclusionary nationalism has made the COVID-19 pandemic more dangerous than it might otherwise have been.
Jeff Colgan and co-author Miriam Hinthorn (Brown University) recently published a piece in Energy Research and Social Science on the relationship between fuel prices and the global obesity epidemic using data spanning 145 countries between 1998 and 2016.
Wendy Schiller was recently awarded the APSA Barbara Sinclair Lectureship Award by the American Political Science Association, which recognizes achievement in promoting understanding of the U.S. Congress and legislative politics.
Nitsan Chorev and coauthor Salma Mutwafy (Brown University) recently published a piece in SECTORS: Newsletter of the American Sociological Association's Sociology of Development Section, on the impact that international contests over innovation, vaccine diplomacy, and health nationalism have on both the availability of vaccines and their perception in low-income countries.
In her book, No Standard Oil: Managing Abundant Petroleum in a Warming World, published by Oxford University Press in October 2021, Deborah Gordon examines the widely varying climate impacts of global oils and gases, and proposes solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions in this sector.
In September 2021, the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS) at Watson, in collaboration with the Naval War College, presented cutting edge public health, social science, and legal research examining key questions regarding humanitarian civil-military coordination.
In an article appearing in the Fall 2021 issue of the journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies titled “The Italian Catholic Press and the Racial Laws (1938–1943),” David Kertzer, with coauthor Roberto Benedetti, examines the support that the Roman Catholic Church gave to Fascist Italy’s antisemitic "racial laws."
Margaret Weir recently co-edited, "Who Gets What? The New Politics of Insecurity," a book harnessing the expertise of scholars from across the disciplines of history and the social sciences to probe how the economic and social transformations of the past forty years have introduced new risks and insecurities that fractured the solidarities of the postwar era.
Jonathan Collins recently authored, "Does the Meeting Style Matter? The Effects of Exposure to Participatory and Deliberative School Board Meetings" a study focused on the effects of civic engagement in public meetings.
Jeff Colgan recently authored, "Climate Change, Grand Strategy, and International Order" a piece in which he identifies three different ways that various analysts of strategy and order think about climate change.
Eric Patashnik recently co-authored "How Voters Use Contextual Information to Reward and Punish: Credit Claiming, Legislative Performance, and Democratic Accountability," a study focused on how voters use contextual information to evaluate the performance of legislators.
Emily Oster recently co-authored "Disparities in Learning Mode Access Among K–12 Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic, by Race/Ethnicity, Geography, and Grade Level," a report focused on access to full-time in-person learning for non-Hispanic White students, non-Hispanic Black students, Hispanic students, and students of other race/ethnicities from January–April 2021.