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Apr 19, 2018
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Features

Can America’s failing economic policies be fixed? This answer depends on how willing economists and politicians are willing to work together, according to a new publication by Princeton’s Alan S. Blinder.

In his latest book, Blinder explains how economists sometimes...

Apr 19, 2018
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Apr 19, 2018
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WooCast

In this special episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss social media’s influence on politics in front of a live audience. Their discussion was the keynote presentation at Princeton University’s Social Media Day held April 13 on campus. The episode was also broadcast on...

Apr 19, 2018
Woodrow Wilson School
WWS Reacts

Miguel Díaz-Canel was named president of Cuba, marking a historic shift in power. This is the first time in nearly six decades a Castro isn’t leading the country.

A quieter politician, Díaz-Canel has served as Cuba’s first vice president since 2013. Díaz-Canel succeeds Raul Castro, who is expected to remain head of the Communist Party....

Apr 19, 2018
News & Awards
A reception and video tribute April 18 in Robertson Hall at Princeton University commemorated the legacy of economist Sir W. Arthur Lewis and the renaming of the building’s main auditorium in his honor.
 

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Apr 17, 2018
News & Awards

The following is a compilation of media clips in which WWS faculty members have been mentioned, cited or quoted. This list is updated weekly. If an item is missing, please email ...

Apr 17, 2018
Research Briefs

Improving job prospects for people in economically depressed parts of the United States is unlikely to help curb the opioid epidemic, according to a study by researchers at Princeton University. On the other hand, opioid use may actually help some women — but not men — stay in the labor force when they would otherwise leave because of chronic...

Apr 11, 2018
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Features
Apr 11, 2018
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WooCast

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress this week, answering questions about the platform’s use of personal data. The social media giant has been under fire regarding the spread of fake news on the platform throughout the 2016 U.S. elections, and revelations surrounding the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which...

Paul Ryan
Apr 11, 2018
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WWS Reacts

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced he will not seek re-election in November, a move that’s caught some in the Republican party off guard.

We discussed the implications of Ryan’s retirement with Nolan McCarty, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public...

Apr 9, 2018
News & Awards

The following is a compilation of media clips in which WWS faculty members have been mentioned, cited or quoted. This list is updated weekly. If an item is missing, please email extaff@princeton.edu, and we will add it promptly.

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Apr 9, 2018
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Features
Apr 9, 2018
Woodrow Wilson School
Features

Propaganda by way of “fake news” is one way a nation can wage war without firing a single shot. Another is through tactics of subversion and coercion, in which a country intentionally keeps neighboring countries weak in order to advance its own foreign policy interests, according to a...

Apr 6, 2018
Woodrow Wilson School
News & Awards

Meg Jacobs, a senior research scholar at Princeton University, has been elected a member of the Society of American Historians.

Founded in 1939, the Society of American Historians encourages and honors literary distinction in the...

Apr 6, 2018
Woodrow Wilson School
WWS Reacts

Through five trips to Iraq, a team of journalists from The New York Times uncovered a trove of Islamic State documents that explain how the group took control of Iraq and Syria. Taken together, the documents show how ISIS, for a short...

Apr 4, 2018
Woodrow Wilson School
WooCast

Questions about democracy have been front and center in the United States, especially since the 2016 election. What is the state of democracy both in the United States and around the globe? How are our democratic institutions faring in the modern age — especially given new and emerging threats like “fake news?”

In this episode, Julian...

Photo credit: Chris Austin MPA ’19
Apr 4, 2018
Woodrow Wilson School
Features

“The Woo is a community that is constantly thinking about how to create a better world. And, as we all think about complex global problems in varying fields, there is something to be said about working for the local community around Princeton and reflecting upon the inequalities that exist so close by,” said Swetha Balachandran MPA ’18....

Apr 2, 2018
News & Awards

The following is a compilation of media clips in which WWS faculty members have been mentioned, cited or quoted. This list is updated weekly. If an item is missing, please email ...