Published Date:May 1, 2014
The human costs of America’s wars have received scant attention in daily war reporting – through five major conflicts going back a century – says an extensive and first-of-its-kind study of New York Times war coverage being published this month.
May 1, 2014
Published Date:April 30, 2014
The power of ethnic hatred was on full display in the Rwandan genocide that began 20 years ago this month, but it’s only the most extreme example of ethnic and religious strife that continues around the world.
Today’s examples can be found in Afghanistan, Egypt and Iraq, among many others.
Those trying to understand these “sociocultural” animosities and conflicts – whether academics, journalists or nongovernmental organizations – now have a new tool at their disposal: a public database that pulls together multiple sources on trends in the composition of ethnic and religious groups in 165 countries, going back seven decades, to the end of World War II.
April 30, 2014
Published Date:April 3, 2014
Communicating the relevance of one’s scientific research to general audiences and developing educational outreach programs are critical to the career success of college professors and researchers, but graduate curricula often fail to help students cultivate these essential skills.
April 3, 2014
Published Date:March 31, 2014
One state’s citizens are collectively more agreeable and another’s are more conscientious. Could that influence how each state is governed?
March 31, 2014
Published Date:March 19, 2014
Economics professors Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn have published a paper on a theory of candidate competition that accounts for the influence of both economic and cultural issues on individual voting behavior.
March 19, 2014