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EVENT | Sheila Jasanoff to be awarded the SSRC’s Hirschman Prize on 11/30, which recognizes excellence in research, theory, and public communication, in the tradition of economist Albert O. Hirschman’s pioneering role in social science and public policy.
Event | “The Will of the People,” a workshop on understanding popular sovereignty in contemporary context, with the Institute for Futures Studies and Columbia World Projects
Dr. Tatiana Carayannis has been named Director of Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum. Carayannis has led CPPF’s work on Africa and China for the last decade, as well as on a variety of thematic and regional initiatives. She is also Director of the Understanding Violent Conflict program.
EVENT: Elections in the Age of Trump | On the eve of the midterm elections, FiveThirtyEight Senior Political Writer Clare Malone leads a conversation with John Sides, professor of political science at George Washington University and coauthor of the new book, Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America.
The Scholarly Borderlands Initiative, in collaboration with the Tobin Project, seeks graduate student grant proposals that focus on how cultural factors may contribute to “regulatory capture” in the United States.
The Anxieties of Democracy program has initiated a new partnership with Cambridge University Press, which will publish several new titles under the banner of the “SSRC Anxieties of Democracy Series.”