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  • Becca Heller '05 was named a 2018 MacArthur Genius Fellow for 'mobilizing the resources of law schools and law firms to defend the rights of refugees and improve protection outcomes for many of the world’s most at-risk populations.' She is one of only 25 individuals chosen for their "extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction." 

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  • Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke to Professor Michael Mastanduno’s Government 54 class, US Foreign and Military Policy, as well as Dartmouth veterans from the College and graduate schools, members of ROTC and the War & Peace Fellows of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. Secretary Mattis spoke about his overarching goals for US security policy as well as the values that inform those goals. After speaking for roughly 25 minutes, he spent the remainder of...

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  • Congratulations to Professor Daryl Press for receiving the American Political Science Association (APSA) award for best article on international security published in 2017! "The award cites his article “The New Era of Counterforce: Technological Change and the Future of Nuclear Deterrence,” published in International Security. The International Security organized section of APSA best-article honors are awarded in recognition of “the best peer-reviewed articles in the field of...

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  • "A great contest is underway—in the world and in the class “The Rise and Fall of Great Powers.” As China and the United States squabble over trade and tariffs, professor Jennifer Lind is asking her students to split into two teams. Their mission? To debate whether China will overtake America as the world’s pre-eminent power. Team Dragon will make China’s case. Team Panda will contend the United States will stay safely in the lead.

    In Lind’s government class, students analyze the...

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  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently announced that he had created an Iran Action Group to coordinate and implement policy toward Tehran, saying Iran had unleashed “a torrent of violence and destabilizing behavior against the United States, our allies, our partners and, indeed, the Iranian people themselves.” Coming after the administration’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions, this announcement signaled again that the Trump administration intends to act...

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  • The United States operates the world’s largest refugee resettlement program. However, there is almost no systematic evidence on whether refugees successfully integrate into American society over the long run. We address this gap by drawing on linked administrative data to directly measure a long-term integration outcome... Read more

  • This article assesses theoretical frameworks used to address tensions between liberalism and Islam. It analyzes three general approaches to negotiating those tensions, and it outlines a fourth model that improves upon existing frameworks. The new model calls for a transformative approach, one that acknowledges and incorporates changes to liberal political theory drawn from Islamic sources...Read More

  • In Our 'Winner-Take-Most' Economy, The Wealth Is Not Spreading

     

    Labor’s share of the pie is still crumbs. Is there a way for workers to regain some control over their lives? 

    Even as corporate America has unleashed insatiable consumer demand for innovative low-cost goods and technology, it has driven economic trends that continue to increase inequality, stall wage growth and strengthen the power of business.

    That in the face of this onslaught Republicans now...

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  • Israel Passes a Law Stating What's Jewish About A "Jewish and Democratic State"

    On July 19th, the Knesset, led by Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party, passed a new “basic law,” with the anodyne title of “Israel—The Nation-State of the Jewish People Law,” commonly called the nation-state law, or khok ha’leom (literally, “nation law”). In Israel, basic laws—this one is the fourteenth—are meant to have quasi-constitutional status, and the nation-state law purports to codify what’s...

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  • Congratulations to Professor Yusaku Horiuchi, whose latest article "Identifying voter preferences for politicians’ personal attributes: a conjoint experiment in Japan" was published on-line in Political Science Research & Methods.

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