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An audio Q&A with political scientist Brendan O'Leary on his service as United Nations advisor.Peter Nichols and Christopher Abreu
In September, Lauder Professor of Political Science Brendan O'Leary returned to campus from a year's leave, during which he served as Senior Advisor on Power-Sharing for the Mediation Support Unit in the United Nations Department of Political Affairs.
Graduate student Kristin Doughty studies how perpetrators and victims coexist in post-genocide Rwanda.Some Person
Recent College graduate Sam Adelsberg helps micro-entrepreneurs in the West Bank.Priya Ratneshwar
For Sam Adelsberg, C’10, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been more than just an intellectual interest.
Graduate student Aaron Mulvany studies competing narratives of flood and recovery in South Indian coastal communities.Priya Ratneshwar
In 2005, six months after a massive tsunami devastated South and Southeast Asia, South Asia Studies doctoral student Aaron Mulvany visited India’s Coromandel Coast, along the Bay of Bengal.
Political scientist Jeffrey Green challenges the notion of vox populi.Peter Nichols
We ordinarily think of democracy as the form of self-government in which ordinary citizens have a say in decisions that affect their lives. “We the People” are empowered, we generally assume, because we have a voice in elections and in public opinion through which are heard the vox populi.
Graduate student Seth Richards uses an economics framework to examine the effects of social norms on teen sexual activity.Priya Ratneshwar
With teen pregnancy rates up for the first time in a decade and the Obama administration eliminating federal funding for abstinence-only sex-education programs, intense debates abound over how to delay and reduce teen sexual activity.
Penn professor Robert Aronowitz weighs in on the debate over new breast cancer screening guidelines.Peter Nichols
Last fall, the United St
Anthropology student looks at women's involvement in spiritual healing.Peter Nichols
When Christy Schuetze joined the Peace Corps in 1998 and set off for Mozambique to teach English, people familiar with Africa warned her: “Be careful, you’ll never come back.”
Political Science faculty consider the accomplishments of the Obama administration one year after a history-making election.Loraine Terrell
Regardless of their positions on the political spectrum, Obama observers can
Demographer Hans-Peter Kohler sees a rise in fertility in highly developed countries.Priya Ratneshwar
One of the most established and accepted standards in the social sciences is that human fertility levels tend to decline as countries advance toward higher levels of social and economic development.
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