Minnesota Post | Coverage of Theda Skocpol's talk, "Battle of the Mega-Donors: Koch Network vs. Democracy Alliance," delivered in the Humphrey Forum at the University of Minnesota. Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard.
Public Books | Catharine R. Stimpson digs into three new books, including The Diversity Bargain, by Natasha Warikoo (Ph.D. '05), Associate Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Education and Equality, by Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor.
Vera Institute of Justice | The Vera Institute of Justice announced today the appointment of Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School to its board of trustees.
What Works Cities | Seattle teamed up with What Works Cities' partner the Government Performance Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School to strengthen its approach to tackling homelessness. Jeffrey Liebman, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy, directs the Government Performance Lab. To learn more, read the GPL brief," Shaking up the Routine: How Seattle is Implementing Results-Driven Contracting Practices to Improve Outcomes for People Experiencing Homelessness." Read the brief
Washington Post | Twenty-five former presidents of the American Society of Criminology, including Harvard's Robert J. Sampson, have drafted a letter to the President and U.S. Attorney General titled “Keep Science in the Department of Justice.”
Washington Post | Features paper by political scientist Maya Sen (joint with Adam Bonica of Stanford), "The Politics of Selecting the Bench from the Bar: The Legal Profession and Partisan Incentives to Politicize the Judiciary." Sen, a political scientist, is an assistant professor at the Harvard Kennedy School. View the research
New York Magazine—Science of Us | A look at new research by Mario Luis Small (joint with Anjanette M. Chan), now out in Sociological Science. Small (Ph.D.'01) is Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology at Harvard. View the research
The New York Times | "Another academic discipline may not have the ear of presidents but may actually do a better job of explaining what has gone wrong in large swaths of the United States and other advanced nations in recent years," argues Economic View columnist Neil Irwin. Features Harvard sociologist Michèle Lamont and highlights the lessons about poverty that Matthew Desmond's Evicted has illuminated.
Harvard Business School | Discusses a new article published in Science by Assistant Professor Ariel D. Stern (Ph.D. '14) of Harvard Business School, Associate Professor Brian M. Alexander of Harvard Medical School, and Amitabh Chandra, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. View the article in Science
The New York Times | Women have fared better than men in adapting to a changing labor market. Cites David Deming (Ph.D.'10), Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and his work on the growing importance of social skills in the labor market. Also quoted: Richard Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Professor of Economics. View the research