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  • It’s fitting that Harry Enten ’11 opens a telephone interview by immediately diving in about the weather.

    “It’s a bit cold today, a bit windy, but it’s supposed to warm up,” he says of the system over New York City.

    After all, Enten is a forecaster at heart. A political forecaster, that is. And he’s recently landed a gig working for one of America’s most renowned political barometers, Nate Silver, and his popular blog, FiveThirtyEight.

    “It’s sort of surreal right now,”...

  • In an opinion piece published by Foreign Affairs, Associate Professor of Government Jennifer Lind writes about the “politics of apology,” in particular the recent controversy over reports that Kabul demanded that the U.S. apologize for its military’s “bad behavior” in Afghanistan.

    The politics of apology, she writes, “are hardly limited to the United States and Afghanistan.” And apologies can sometimes makes things worse, says Lind, author...

  • In a story in The New YorkerProfessor Bernard Avishai, a visiting professor of government, writes about a method for determining the cost of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to Israel’s economy.

    “The problem is that it is difficult to determine the opportunity cost of the conflict,” Avishai writes. “How well might the Israeli economy have done if the conflict hadn’t taken place?”

    Avishai’s colleague, ...

  • Dartmouth will host a two-day conference, “Japan Studies at Dartmouth: Educating Global Citizens,” on November 8 and 9, celebrating the past, present, and future of Japanese studies at the College.

    The conference, sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, will commemorate the storied history between Dartmouth and the Tokyo-based company, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., which in 2011 established the ...