An analysis led by Brown sociologist Jayanti Owens found that different treatment of black and white students accounted for half of the racial gap in school suspensions and expulsions among 5- to 9-year-old children.
In a recent article, co-author Susan Moffitt, Director of the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy, explores varying political energies during policy implementation, specifically of the landmark No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
In new research, Assistant Professor Rob Blair uses Hobbes’s Leviathan to demonstrate why severely victimized citizens of wartime violence should lean on centralized authorities more instead of local ones, in post-conflict settings.
In a new article published in International Studies Quarterly, co-author Jeffrey Colgan delves into the relationship between the United States and Soviet Union in the 1950s and sharing nuclear technology internationally.
Senior Fellow Richard Arenberg’s recent book, Congressional Procedure: A Practical Guide to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress: The House of Representatives and Senate Explained, has won the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Award and the bronze 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award for Best Non-Fiction Book in the Mid-Atlantic region.
In response to the Lancet’s ORBITA study in November 2017, Public Policy program director Eric Patashnik co-hosted a workshop at Yale University to address the research. The result of that workshop is a series of essays on the Health Affairs Blog titled, “ORBITA: Lessons from a Landmark Trial.”
In collaboration with the U.S. Census Bureau, Opportunity Insights, a research and policy institute formed by Harvard and Brown University economists including Associate Professor John Friedman, released an interactive mapping tool called "The Opportunity Atlas." The Atlas helps predict how neighborhoods influence the trajectories of the children who grow up there.
In a newly released study, Susan Moffitt, director of the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy, partners with Susanna Loeb, new director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, and other researchers for Getting Down to Facts II, a project aimed at supporting improvements in California’s K-12 public school system, originally released in 2007.
A multi-university course, Democratic Erosion, led by Assistant Professor Rob Blair, closed its first academic year with a full-day conference with faculty and students from across the nation at the Watson Institute.