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A crowd of men behind bars | Illustration by Stefani Billings
March 18, 2016
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How to Fix Overcrowded Jails

Solving the problem means putting convicted felons on the street. A scholar explains why that’s the right move.

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A refugee mother carrying her child | Reuters/Yannis Behrakis
March 22, 2016
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As World Crises Increase, Experts Weigh In on U.S. Approach

International affairs experts including Condoleezza Rice discuss ISIS, Syria, Russia and the refugee crisis.

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A transgender person overlooks a large rainbow banner  | Reuters/Ulises Rodriguez
April 7, 2016
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Fighting Transphobia in 10 Minutes

A new study shows that door-to-door canvassers can shift attitudes toward transgender people.

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July 7, 2014
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Rebecca Diamond: What is Happening to America’s Cities?

New research shows they are increasingly segregated by education.
May 28, 2014
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Matthew O. Jackson: Can Trade Prevent War?

A new network model suggests that international trade alliances are considerably more effective than military ones at keeping the peace.
May 1, 2014
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Think ID Theft Is a Problem Here? Try Protecting One Billion People

A Stanford professor scrutinizes India’s epic biometric program.
April 16, 2014
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Researchers: How Polarized Are U.S. Voters?

A pair of sociologists finds the answer — and uncovers political subcultures in the process.
April 7, 2014
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Neil Malhotra: We May Not Be as Color Blind as We Think

New research shows that when it comes to dating and marriage, race still matters.
March 26, 2014
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What Is the Relationship Between Technology and Democracy?

Condoleezza Rice and Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen discuss communication technologies, foreign policy, and geopolitics.
March 21, 2014
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Marcos Galperin: What Is the Future of E-commerce?

The founder of Latin America’s top e-commerce site discusses growth, mobile, and the biggest startup opportunity in Brazil.
March 4, 2014
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The Impact of Technology on Diplomacy

Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen of Google explore how technological tools will change privacy, security, and terrorism.
January 29, 2014
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Glenn Carroll: How Do Local Businesses Affect Social Policy?

New research explores the impact of gay-owned businesses on anti-discrimination laws.
January 28, 2014
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T. Renee Bowen: The Political Impact of Mandatory Spending Programs

Game theory shows why “discretionary” spending programs lead to more self-interested behavior by politicians than “mandatory” spending programs.