James Green recently co-wrote, "Recommendations on Brazil to President Biden and the New Adminstration," which provides a background analysis of Brazil’s current situation, focusing on ten main areas with a list of policy recommendations.
Jayanti Owens recently wrote, "Parental intervention in school, academic pressure, and childhood diagnoses of ADHD" which delves into the dramatic increase in childhood diagnoses of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the U.S. in recent decades.
Rose McDermott is the author of "Presidential Leadership, Illness, and Decision Making", and regularly comments on presidential health and power. Most recently her work has appeared in Vox, the Atlantic, and the Economic Times. Following the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, we asked her to provide additional analysis of the history and potential application of the 25th Amendment.
In January 2021, Eric M. Patashnik and Wendy J. Schiller provided commentary on the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol. Their insights draws from points made in their recently published edited volume, "Dynamics of American Democracy," (University of Kansas Press).
Jeff D. Colgan and Jan B. Stockbruegger co-wrote a chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics entitled, "Energy and International Conflict" which reviews the ways in which energy has contributed to modern international wars and conflicts.
Jayanti Owens recently wrote, "Social Class, Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Child Well-Being." In it, Owens explores the positive and negative effects and implications of ADHD diagnoses in children. Her research is based on disentangling the effects of a positive diagnosis from that of children’s underlying behaviors, social contexts, and medication treatment.
In December, 2020, Nadje Al-Ali co-wrote, "Beyond Feminism? Jineolojî and the Kurdish Women’s Freedom Movement." In it, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies Nadje Al-Ali and co-author Dr. Isabel Käser explore the concept of Jineolojî, a new science and paradigm developed by Kurdish women to challenge western androcentric knowledge production and address gender-based inequalities within Kurdish society.
Robert Blair is the author of, "Peacekeeping, Policing, and the Rule of Law after Civil War." In it, Blair proposes a new theory to explain how the international community can help establish the rule of law in the world's weakest and most war-torn states, focusing on the crucial but often underappreciated role of the United Nations.
In November 2020, Rose McDermott co-wrote, "Ethics in Field Experimentation: A Call to Establish New Standards to Protect the Public From Unwanted Manipulation and Real Harms." In it, Professor McDermott and co-author Peter K. Hatemi (Pennsylvania State University) delve into the importance of creating new ethical research guidelines for field experiments.
In "Anticipation and Consumption," Neil Thakral analyzes how the timing of information affects consumption decisions using data from the 2008 stimulus payments in the US and data from randomized experiments in Kenya and Malawi.
In December 2020, Eric M. Patashnik and Wendy J. Schiller published, "Dynamics of American Democracy: Partisan Polarization, Political Competition and GovernmentPerformance." This edited volume brings together leading scholars and practitioners to examine the challenges plaguing contemporary American politics, including ideological polarization, partisan sorting, and legislative stalemate.
In November 2020, J. Nicholas Ziegler wrote, "Science, Politics, and the Pandemic," a piece that compares the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom's approach to containing COVID-19, specifically focusing on the striking variations in their use of scientific expertise to understand the new pathogen.
In October 2020, David Kertzer co-wrote, "The Vatican's Role in the Finaly Children's Kidnapping Case," a piece expanding on the abduction of Robert and Gérald Finaly, two French Jewish orphans of the Holocaust, who were taken when their parents were deported to their death at Auschwitz in 1944.
In September 2020, Emily Oster created a national COVID-19 dashboard for K-12 schools. The tracking system allows schools to independently collect data on confirmed or suspected cases among faculty and students, as well as data on hybrid versus in-person learning plans.
In September 2020, Prerna Singh was selected as a Rapid-Response Grant Recipient for her research on Covid-19. The grant will allow recipents to support projects examining the experiences of society’s vulnerable populations, including migrant farmworkers, refugee communities, and sex workers.
In September 2020, Rose McDermott co-wrote, "The Past, Present, and Future of Behavioral IR," a piece curated to survey cutting edge research in psychology, neuroscience, and genetics and explore novel applications to the study of International Relations.
In September 2020, Eric Patashnik wrote, "Comparitively Ineffective? PCORI and the Uphill Battle to Make Evidence Count in US Medicine," a piece analyzing the trials and tribulations of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The Institute was created to promote research on the comparative effectiveness of treatment options, and has struggled to have an impact on the decisions of physicians and payers.
In September 2020, the Costs of War project released a new report entitled, "Creating Refugees: Displacement Caused by the U.S. Post-9/11 Wars," outlining the number of people displaced as a result of post-9/11 wars.
In August 2020, Erica Durante wrote, "Air Travel Fiction and Film: Cloud People," a piece exploring how present lifestyle patterns and infrastructure has evolved and how this is illustrated in our air travel practices.