At their recent national conventions, Democrats and Republicans presented wildly different views on immigrants and immigration in the United States. What is political bombast, and what is reality? Douglas S. Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, appeared on WNYC’s On the Media to clear up several American myths about immigration.
In 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson crushed Barry Goldwater in the presidential election. Could we see another landslide like this in 2016? Or does today’s political environment make that impossible? Tune in to the first episode of "Politics and Polls” as Professors Julian Zelizer and Samuel Wang debate this issue and more. Zelizer is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 
 Wang is professor of neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton University.
Heather Howard, a Lecturer in Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, was featured as a guest on "The Week in Health Law," a podcast hosted by Frank Pasquale of the University of Maryland's Francis King Carey School of Law, and Nicolas Terry of the Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Howard spoke about the work of the State Health Reform Assistance Network and State Health and Value Strategies programs and the current and future landscape of state innovation under the Affordable Care Act, including consideration surrounding potential opportunities under Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers available to states. This episode and many others, as well as show notes, are available at the podcast series website. http://www.twihl.com/
When engaging with other countries, the U.S. government has a number of different policy instruments at its disposal, including foreign aid, international trade and the use of military force. But what determines which policies are chosen?
Campbell is a founder and co-president of one of the nation's preeminent women's rights organizations. A recognized expert on women's law and public policy issues, for over forty years, Campbell has participated in the development and implementation of key legislative initiatives and litigation protecting women's rights, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting low-income women and their families. She is also on the advisory board of the Woodrow Wilson School’s Center for Research on Child Wellbeing.
Paul Volcker has spent most of his professional life in public service. In this WooCast, he discusses the importance of public service, its role in good governance and his advice for students charting career paths in public service. He also talks about the papers he donated to Princeton’s Seely G. Mudd Manuscript Library.
Douglas Massey talks about the issue of fair housing and segregation.
The Iran nuclear deal proposes limiting Iran's production of enriched uranium and plutonium – the two fissile materials used to build nuclear weapons – in exchange for the end of international oil and financial sanctions. So far, negotiations have primarily focused on Iran's capacity to produce enriched uranium. But the world’s stockpiles of separated plutonium has grown enormously over the decades.
Because we're approaching another presidential election, there's been a lot of talk about illegal immigration -- but far too much of what you're hearing is simply wrong, even (or especially) when it comes out of the mouth of presidential candidates. What they don't tell you is that net immigration to the US from Mexico isn't nearly as high as it was 5-10 years ago. The real number: zero
When someone has a heart attack, he or she is immediately rushed to the emergency room. At that point, the doctor has to make a choice: either treat the patient with clot-busting drugs or perform invasive surgery. But how do doctors decide which procedure is best? Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School and chair of the Department of Economics, discusses this and more on this episode of WooCast.