Politics & Polls #44: A Disastrous Week in Washington

May 18, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
Washington has been hit with a trifecta of catastrophic events in the past week. First, President Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, justifying his decision by pointing toward Comey’s mishandling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails. Just days later, news broke that Trump shared classified information about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) with Russian diplomats in the Oval Office — a...

Politics & Polls #43: Why Are ‘Deaths of Despair’ Plaguing Middle-Aged White Americans?

May 11, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
President Donald Trump pledged to bring jobs back to America during his campaign, appealing to a strong middle class base that’s been struggling with stagnant wages and few job opportunities. Since the 1990s, death rates among this demographic — specifically middle-aged white Americans without college degrees — have been on the rise thanks to opioid addiction, alcohol abuse and suicide. This same pattern isn’t seen in other parts of the world,...
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Politics & Polls #42: Where Are All the Jobs?

May 9, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
In his campaign promise to make America great again, President Donald Trump vowed to “bring jobs back to America” and revitalize the labor industry. So … where are all of those jobs? */ In this episode, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview Christopher P. Lu '88, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor, who provides an inside look at the Department of Labor and the Trump transition. Podcast Here.

Politics & Polls #41: Trump’s First 100 Days

May 9, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
The first 100 days of Trump’s presidency have been a whirlwind of victories and setbacks, leaving Americans with mixed opinions about President Trump and how the next four years could unfold. How has President Trump done in his first 100 days, and how does it compare to past presidents? Why is the first 100 days in office used as a barometer in the first place? Do these presidential beginnings predict the course of an entire term? */ In this...

Catch Up on Recent Episodes of Politics & Polls!

Apr 25, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
Under President Donald Trump, the political landscape changes daily. Catch up on recent episodes of Politics & Polls with professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang, as well as special guests each week. Recent episodes include: Politics & Polls #40: The 115th Congress with Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) Politics & Polls #39: National Security with Gen. David Petraeus Politics & Polls #38: Unraveling the ‘Trump-Russia Saga’ Politics...
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21st Annual Symposium Held by Students & Alumni of Color

Apr 24, 2017
Students & Alumni of Color (SAOC), a Woodrow Wilson School student-led organization, held its 21st annual symposium on April 8-9, 2017. SAOC's mission is to bring together students, alumni and faculty to promote diversity, establish mentoring relationships, discuss issues relevant to the social, political and professional development of students of color, and support the social and political development of communities of color. Election Day...
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Center for International Security Studies Travels to Germany and Belgium to Experience Cold War History

Apr 18, 2017
Twenty-two students and fellows of the Woodrow Wilson School's Center for International Security Studies (CISS) headed to Germany and Belgium for an eight-day spring break trip to explore and experience Cold War history. In the first staff ride of its kind, the group explored the political, social and strategic decisions from the conclusion of World War II to the creation of NATO and beyond. Participants were required to become experts on one...
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Reforming the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Graduate Workshop Reimagines the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Apr 6, 2017
Published by: Mel Policicchio
As one of the country’s largest infrastructure joint ventures, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) manages the bridges, tunnels, airports and transit in New York City and Northern New Jersey. Established in 1921 through an interstate compact authorized by Congress, today the Port Authority struggles with financial and political challenges, from insufficient funding to debates over who will pay for maintenance and new services...

"Cherished Memories: Two Princeton Students on an Interracial Ride through the Southern States"

Mar 31, 2017
                    Submitted by Hans-Christoph Boemers, MPA ’58: In September 1956, I entered Princeton University fresh from Freiburg University in Germany, where I had just finished my law degree. I had enrolled in the Woodrow Wilson School for a two-year graduate program on a very generous scholarship.   Frankly, I was overwhelmed! I left Western Germany, which was still very much in ruins after the war, aboard the only German passenger...

Politics & Polls #36: Do Science and Facts Matter in the Trump Administration?

Mar 28, 2017
Published by: Sarah M. Binder
President Trump’s budget blueprint proposes deep cuts to research at the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency. What lies ahead for scientific expertise and evidence-based policymaking? Are facts, evidence and truth under siege by the new administration? In this episode of Politics & Polls, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview Rush D. Holt about the current state of science in the U.S., from public...
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