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The worldwide hub of advanced Judaic studies looks back—and forward.Susan Ahlborn
On May 1, scholars at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies will gather to celebrate and reflect on two decades of Jewish learning at the highest level. The occasion is David Ruderman’s retirement as the Ella Darivoff Director of the center, but Taking Note: 20 Years of Scholars and Scholarship at the Herbert D.
Associate Professor of Sociology Melissa Wilde discusses the Pontiff's impact one year after his election.Blake Cole
March 13, 2014 marked the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ election. Many consider the 266th Pontiff’s style of communication and messaging a marked contrast to recent Popes. We sat down with Associate Professor of Sociology Melissa Wilde to discuss his impact thus far.
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Sonya Davey, C'14, wants to end sex-selective abortion. One of her solutions is already getting attention here and in India.Susan Ahlborn
In 2012, India was named the worst nation for women in a poll conducted by TrustLaw about the world’s top economies. College senior Sonya Davey, who has been traveling to India since she was eight to visit family and do volunteer work, knows just how wide the gender gap is. “I was working with a lot of women and children, and saw how women weren’t treated equally to men,” she says.
The Center for the Advanced Study of India launches a groundbreaking public opinion project.Blake Cole
In less than two weeks the world’s largest electoral exercise will unfold in India as an electorate of nearly 815 million—a third more than the total electorate in the EU and the US combined—goes to the polls. This is a potentially pivotal election in India, with the ruling Congress-party led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) facing defeat.
Senior Urja Mittal investigates political donor habits.Blake Cole
Urja Mittal has a lot on her plate. This April, the senior will not only argue her thesis, but present it at two unique academic venues: a Chicago political science honors program seminar; and a Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism conference here at the University.
Professor of Economics Jeremy Greenwood investigates the intersection of relationships and economics.Blake Cole
Is it possible that your love life is affecting the national economy? Jeremy Greenwood is working to prove just that. The Professor of Economics has been studying the intersection of relationships and economics for well over a decade.
Rudra Sil and Kevin Platt provide insight on the political climate in Russia ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.Blake Cole
With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games fast approaching, Russia’s politics have become the subject of much debate. Backlash stemming from what many have deemed anti-gay legislation has created an international discourse, and fresh threats of terror from opposition groups complicate the buildup to the games.
History doctoral candidate Adam Goodman investigates the dynamics of deportation.Blake Cole
When working as a high school teacher on the U.S.-Mexico border, history doctoral candidate Adam Goodman became acutely aware of the role migration played in his students’ lives.
Emilio Parrado answers questions on immigration reform.Blake Cole
Like healthcare before it, meaningful immigration reform in Congress is akin to political kryptonite. Promising reform, often bipartisan, inevitably falls by the wayside, while big-name reform supporters experience a change of heart.
Heather Sharkey examines the long-lasting effects of missionary work.Blake Cole
In her new book Cultural Conversions: Unexpected Consequences of Christian Missionary Encounters in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, Heather J.
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