The Next Four Years: The Environment and Climate Change

Sep 28, 2016
Issues related to the environment and climate change will demand the new president's attention soon after he or she takes office Jan. 20 and throughout the next four years. In the second part of a Q&A series on challenges that will face the new president, Princeton University researchers Rob Nixon, Michael Oppenheimer and David Wilcove examine environmental and climate-change issues. Full Story

Failing in the Field: What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong

Sep 26, 2016
Published by: Public Affairs
In "Failing in the Field," Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel, a current MPA candidate, delve into the common causes of failure in field research, so that researchers might avoid similar pitfalls in future work. Drawing on the experiences of top social scientists working in developing countries, the book delves into failed projects and helps guide practitioners as they embark on their research. From experimental design and implementation to analysis...

MacArthur Foundation Names Quiñonez a 2016 Fellow

Sep 23, 2016
Published by: Sarah M. Binder
The MacArthur Foundation has named José A. Quiñonez a 2016 MacArthur Fellow. Quiñonez, who earned a Master of Public Affairs degree in 1998 from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, joins 22 additional fellows named to the foundation’s class this year. A financial entrepreneur, Quiñonez helps low-income, immigrant and minority families develop their full economic potential by creating pathways to...

Politics & Polls #12: All About Debates

Sep 23, 2016
Published by: Public Affairs
The presidential election is at a crossroads as the race is beginning to tighten between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Now, we’re entering a season of debates, with the first one kicking off Monday, Sept. 26, at 9 p.m. from Hofstra University in New York. Some predict this first debate could be the most-viewed in our history. But how might these debates influence voters? Podcast Here

Politics & Polls #11: Gender & Politics

Sep 22, 2016
Published by: Public Affairs
Since Hillary Clinton was named nominee of the Democratic Party, commentators have been taking a hard look at the way gender impacts the political process. Yet, when it comes to gender, it is rarely a clear-cut or easy discussion. Working to disentangle the role of gender in politics is award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister, the best-selling author of “All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation.” In this...

Hernández Rivera Takes Action for Immigrants in NYC

Sep 21, 2016
In 2005, Maribel Hernández Rivera MPA ’10 was a first-year master’s student at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and spent much of her time outside the classroom organizing rallies and encouraging her peers to advocate for immigration reform.   Carrying this passion and dedication into her professional career, Hernández Rivera became the first executive director of legal initiatives at the New York...
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The Next Four Years: The Economy

Sep 13, 2016
The next president will face a range of economic challenges from his or her first moment in office. In this Q&A, Princeton economists Alan Krueger and Cecilia Rouse explore the key economic issues ahead for the nation in the short and long term. This is the first in a series of Q&A articles with Princeton University experts leading up to the election. Full Story
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Politics & Polls #10: Race & Party Politics

Sep 8, 2016
Published by: Public Affairs
In one of the most powerful transformations in the history of American politics, African Americans shifted loyalties to the Democratic Party while Republicans became the party of racial conservatism.   How and why did this happen? Did certain moments in history cause this bipartisan ‘racial realignment?’ How has this realignment led to the political polarization of 2016?   In episode 10 of Politics & Polls, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam...
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Chatterjee Appointed to Lead UN in Kenya

Sep 8, 2016
Published by: Sarah M. Binder
Siddharth (Sid) Chatterjee, MPP ’11 has been appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kenya, where he will help to lead and coordinate 25 UN agencies based in the country. He will also serve as the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme. Prior to this appointment, Sid served as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Kenya. At UNFPA, Sid and his team spearheaded efforts to reduce the...
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We Are Now Accepting Applications to the 2017 Junior Summer Institute

Sep 7, 2016
The application for the 2017 Public Policy & International Affairs Junior Summer Institute is now open.  Please spread the word!  The PPIA Junior Summer Institute program prepares undergraduates to be competitive  candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs through participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI).  Learn More! PPIA is now accepting applications to the 2017...
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