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political science

The Known World
Who is the working class?
Published Spring 2018
In this debut episode, The Known World podcast dives into issues facing the American working class / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Global affairs
Why thousands are protesting in Iran
Published April 19, 2018
Experts Vali Nasr, Ryan Calder discuss the economic causes of and political fallout from Iran's demonstrations
Insurgencies and insurrections
What 'Star Wars' gets right about rebellions
Published April 19, 2018
Whether on planet Earth or in a galaxy far, far away, rebellions often look the same, Hopkins political scientist notes / The Washington Post
Interdisciplinary scholars
Trailblazing social scientist joins JHU
Published April 19, 2018
Vesla Weaver is a leading scholar on racial inequality, criminal justice issues
Reflecting on Charlottesville
Published April 19, 2018
Hopkins hosts Virginia faith leader for discussion of contentious August rallies and their aftermath, free speech, and the politics of disempowerment
Pig politics
Published Fall 2017
New book by Matthew Crenson, professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science, examines how and why Baltimore's political systems work—or don't / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Summer Gigs
Wearing the white hat
Published April 19, 2018
Ramya Prabhakar, a rising junior, discovers what it's like to work in a federal prosecutor's office
Commentary
Race, inequality after Charlottesville
Published April 19, 2018
JHU political scientist Robert Lieberman co-authors 'Foreign Affairs' article in aftermath of Virginia protests / Foreign Affairs
Philanthropy
JHU gets $150M for effort to improve civic discourse
Published April 19, 2018
Gift from Stavros Niarchos Foundation establishes Agora Institute, which aims to foster discussion of divisive issues
Political science
Diversity, democracy, and pluralism
Published April 19, 2018
New Hopkins initiative examines how diverse groups, ideologies coexist in communities