Catch Up with Politics & Polls! New Episode: A Year of Donald Trump

Nov 9, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
In episode #66, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang take a look back at the past year and analyze all that has unfolded since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. Podcast here Other recent episodes include: Episode #65: Alaskan Politics with Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham; Speaker of the Alaskan House of Representatives) Episode #64: Congressional Races in 2018

SINSI Spotlight: Alisa Tiwari '14, U.S. Department of Justice

Nov 2, 2017
As a Princeton University undergraduate, Alisa Tiwari '14 evaluated New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk program for her senior thesis. With a background in domestic policy, African-American studies, and urban studies, and drawing on her coursework in politics, policy analysis, and statistics, she spent countless hours analyzing police data, reviewing the relevant legal issues, and considering the perspectives of both officers and...

Politics & Polls #63: How to be a Conservative in the Age of Trump

Oct 24, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
Leading conservative thinker David Frum was one of the earliest and most prominent conservative voices to come out in opposition to President Donald Trump. A CNN contributor and senior editor at The Atlantic, Frum said in a public radio interview that Trump “is shattering the safeguards that protect democracy.”  In this episode, Julian Zelizer interviews Frum about being a conservative in the age of Trump. */ Link:

Politics & Polls #62: Does Gerrymandering Leave Voters Without a Voice?

Oct 17, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
This episode is about one of Sam Wang’s favorite topics: gerrymandering. Wang visited the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3 to hear arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a case challenging Wisconsin’s 2011 redistricting plan as being the product of partisan gerrymandering.  In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Wang discuss the case, Wang’s day in D.C. and whether this case could potentially put guardrails on the partisan gerrymandering process. */ Link:...

WWS Reacts: Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal

Oct 12, 2017
Published by: B. Rose Kelly
Reports indicate that President Donald Trump plans to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal on grounds that Iran hasn’t lived up to the agreement. The news comes ahead of a looming Oct. 15 deadline, on which day the Trump administration must certify to Congress that Iran is adhering to the deal. We teased out the details of decertification and what the Iran nuclear deal means in terms of a broader U.S. strategy with two physicists at Princeton’s...

Politics & Polls #61: Identity Politics & the Democratic Party

Oct 10, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
Are identity politics hurting the Democratic Party? Some argue Democrats have strayed away from core economic issues, favoring religion, race, sexuality, gender or social background (to name a few) to form their political alliance – thereby undercutting the party’s effectiveness. */ Joining this episode is an author who has written extensively on the rise of identity politics: Mark Lilla, professor of humanities at Columbia University and...

WWS Reacts: Trump’s Tax Proposal

Oct 5, 2017
Published by: B. Rose Kelly
President Donald Trump released a nine-page outline of a tax plan last week, which included proposed tax cuts for corporations and individuals. While many details are missing from the plan, we discussed the proposed framework with esteemed economist Alan Blinder.  */ Link:

Politics & Polls #60: Are We Seeing the Watergate of Today?

Oct 3, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
With special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, some have drawn comparisons between the Russia investigations and the Watergate scandal. How are the two events similar? In what ways do they differ? And is it too early to really link the two? */ Elizabeth Drew discusses her reporting of the Watergate scandal as it relates to today in this episode of Politics & Polls. Podcast here.

Catch Up with Politics & Polls!

Sep 27, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
Recent episodes of the Politics & Polls podcast series hosted by professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang include: */ Episode #59: Is Free Speech Alive and Well on College Campuses? Episode #58: America's Political Storms Episode #57: The Heart of the American Right Episode #56: The Aftermath of Charlottesville

Princeton Profiles: Yusuf Dahl MPA '17, from Prison to Princeton

Aug 15, 2017
At age 18, Yusuf Dahl MPA '17 wasn’t heading off to college. He was on his way to prison.   Even on the day of his sentencing, though, Dahl was thinking ahead to how he could use his time in prison to prepare for a successful life on the outside. Eventually, he built a career and became involved in addressing the foreclosure crisis in his Milwaukee neighborhood.   Dahl’s experiences spurred him to come to Princeton to learn more about how to...