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Politics+Society

Race in America
Panelists to discuss black social justice movements
Published Sept 25, 2016
Sept. 27 event features experts on African-American history, social activism, political organizing
Urban renewal
Cities working for change
Published Sept 25, 2016
21st Century Neighborhoods symposium draws mayors, other leaders to Baltimore to share ideas on 'lifting up distressed communities'
The high cost of for-profit schools
Published Sept 25, 2016
For-profit trade schools leave disadvantaged students with more debt, fewer job opportunities than nonprofit schools, study finds

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MIDDLE EAST
A year after Hajj tragedy, political tensions linger
Published Sept 25, 2016
As annual pilgrimage to Mecca begins, SAIS Dean Vali Nasr discusses ongoing conflict between Saudi Arabia, Iran / NPR
Political science
Mr. Consultant goes to Washington
Published Fall 2016
Political candidates rely on consultants who sell media services, polling, and direct mail expertise. How did we get here? / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Community
Down(town) on the farm
Published Fall 2016
The food grown in cities may be less important than the growth in community cohesion and cooperation / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Between farm and fork
Published Fall 2016
Ellen Silbergeld aims for the heart with Chickenizing Farms and Food, an appeal to transform what we talk about when we talk about food / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Investments made personal
Published Fall 2016
Paul Grossinger, A&S '11, invests in the communities he cares most about / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Neighborhood matters
Published Fall 2016
New book looks at the role that neighborhoods play in a young person's journey from childhood to adulthood in Baltimore's public housing system / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Community
Repairing ties
Published Sept 25, 2016
'The Economist' takes a hard look at the history of Hopkins and Baltimore, Ron Daniels' efforts to renew bond / The Economist
Election 2016
'Downwardly mobile' for Donald
Published Sept 25, 2016
GOP candidate's message likely resonating with those who believe they are worse off than their parents, Johns Hopkins sociologist Andrew Cherlin writes
Study links fracking to health problems
Published Sept 25, 2016
Unconventional natural gas wells associated with migraines, fatigue, chronic nasal and sinus symptoms
Litter-free Baltimore
Tracking trash
Published Sept 25, 2016
PhD candidates honored by Abell Foundation for simple ideas to help make Baltimore's streets cleaner
Commentary
A new Cold War?
Published Sept 25, 2016
Likelihood of 'dangerous incidents' involving U.S., Russia on the rise, SAIS expert says / World Politics Review
Sociology
How welfare failed millions
Published Sept 25, 2016
Welfare now less responsive to families who need it, drives people to live on 'virtually nothing,' poverty expert Kathy Edin says
Bioethics
Baby, it's hot outside
Published Sept 25, 2016
Bioethicist Travis Rieder discusses the morality of having children in the age of global warming / NPR
Commentary
A rare success story for Afghanistan
Published Sept 25, 2016
Investments in education system paying off for Afghanistan, SAIS visiting scholar Rohullah Osmani writes / The Diplomat